Mock Test 23 | Writing Task 2


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. 

Write about the following topic:


When choosing a job, the salary is the most important consideration.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.



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    Many job seekers thoroughly consider remuneration in their decision of accepting an offer. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Personally, I disagree with the view that salary is the paramount factor in choosing a career path because there are various considerations that are as important as money.


    On the one hand, there is no doubt that one of the purposes of working is to earn money to cover one’s basic needs. It is vital for everyone to have adequate financial means to buy food, clothes, houses and pay for healthcare. For people who have a family with children, money is critical for them so that they could afford to provide their kids with the necessary education apart from a satisfactory quality of life. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Furthermore, the amount of money that people could make from their jobs is one of the indicators for their success and status. If they are wealthy, they would be able to possess a bigger house, a more luxurious car.


    However, I would argue that other aspects also play a vital role when people choose their professions. Firstly, work environment is substantially critical in the consideration of taking a job offer. [Crack IELTS with RobA friendly interrelationship with colleagues and a supportive manager could definitely enable employees to work happily and boost their performance. Secondly, job prospects are also an indispensable factor, which can be chances of learning new skills or promoting to a higher level in one’s future career development. These opportunities could provide people with a sense of job satisfaction. More importantly, if people could work on what they have been passionate about, this would probably be the source of their success and happiness. For example, many artists, writers and musicians have devoted their life to a career that they love doing, but these jobs do not necessarily generate significant income for them.


    In conclusion, while I accept that it is reasonable to think of the salary when looking for a job, I believe that other factors should not be disregarded. [Crack IELTS with Rob] They are all worth taking into consideration due to their equal importance.


    Collocations and Idioms:

    1. job seekers thoroughly consider remuneration: those who are looking for a job

    2. cover one’s basic needs: get us what we need in life

    3. have adequate financial means: have enough money [Crack IELTS with Rob]

    4. a satisfactory quality of life: a good life

    5. a friendly interrelationship with: good relationship

    6. work happily and boost their performance: work happily and with good results

    7. a sense of job satisfaction: feeling satisfied

    8. passionate about: love

    9. have devoted their life to: spent most of their time




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