Without a doubt, Academic Writing is the most challenging section of IELTS.
Faced with a blank page, you have only 60 minutes in which to write 400 words by hand. This includes 150 words describing a diagram or data, plus 250 words giving your opinion on an issue.
It doesn’t help that few people actually write reports or essays by hand nowadays! Therefore, it’s no surprise that writing 150 or 250 words in the time allowed is the biggest concern of many IELTS candidates. And yes, there is a penalty in IELTS if you fail to write enough words. Usually this is a 0.5 reduction in your score.
However, when you examine any piece of academic writing, you’ll find that only a small part consists of original ideas, and most of it is made up of structural language. What does this mean? It means that certain kinds of sentences are found in all academic writing, and you can use them regardless of the topic to ensure that you write at least 150 or 250 words.
My IELTS Writing tips below introduce some of these sentence types and how to use them. Try including these in your own IELTS essays. I can also check your IELTS answers to see if you are using them effectively.
The article assumes you are familiar with the IELTS Academic Writing test format. If you aren't, read IELTS Writing: Introduction first.
Your school is the institution you owe so much to. As a child you enter into school in kindergarten, and it is your teacher who teaches you the alphabets and the numbers in class. Year after year as you grow up and complete class after class you keep on learning, assimilating knowledge and developing a well-rounded personality.
You also become more and more capable and equipped to do your duties and responsibilities as a good citizen and fine human being. Your teachers at school teach you with a great deal of care and concern and patience. When you are through with school, you are grateful to your school and all the teachers who shaped and moulded you into what you become. And you always carry fond memories of your alma mater.
You will find here below a number of short and long paragraphs on My School of varying word lengths. We hope these My School paragraphs will help students in completing their school assignments. These will also help children to write and read out paragraphs in simple words and with small sentences. Students can select any paragraph on My School according to their particular requirement.
Paragraphs on My School
My School Paragraph 1 (100 Words)
It is at school that I learn so much. I learn so many different subjects. There are many interesting co-curricular activities too. I also participate in extra-curricular activities like music, dance, art, craft and plays. I also get the opportunity to take part in sports and games on the sports grounds at school. I am part of the school’s volleyball team. Our teachers teach us with a great deal of care and patience, and I am very grateful to the teachers. At school I have many good friends. We study, play and eat together. I love my school very much.
My School Paragraph 2 (150 Words)
My school is ten kilometers away from my home, and I go by the school bus every morning. I love to go to school. I learn so many new things at school every day. There are many different subjects I study at school. I study languages like Sanskrit, Hindi and English, and other subjects like mathematics, science and social studies.
My school is very beautiful. There are nice, lush gardens with beautiful plants and trees. In spring time the blooming flowers are a spectacle. My school has a well equipped library, and I enjoy reading books. There are also computers in the school for our use.
I love my school and my teachers. My teachers are very caring. They teach us with a great deal of patience, and they want us to become good and responsible human beings. I want to make my school and my teachers proud of me.
My School Paragraph 3 (200 Words)
I love to go to school. When I have a holiday I miss school. I go to school with my friends, and we enjoy biking down together. My school is two kilometers away from home. I wake up early in the morning to go to school as classes begin at quarter past seven every day.
I find my school uniform very smart. The uniform is a white shirt and a blue skirt with a black belt and blue tie. And to go with it is a pair of white socks and black shoes. The teachers are strict about our uniform being neat and spotlessly clean. At the assembly the students, all together, look very neat and well turned out.
At school I learn many new things each day. There are many subjects that are taught to us like languages, mathematics, science and social studies. We also have interesting co-curricular activities that help us learn better. We also go on educative excursions.
There are a number of extra-curricular activities also that are offered to us. We are afforded opportunities to participate in various sports, music, dance, theatre and art events. These are fun activities that also help us develop our hobbies.
My School Paragraph 4 (250 Words)
My school is situated quite near to my home. I enjoy walking down to school every day with my friends.
I love to go to school. I learn many new things every day at school. The teachers are very caring and kind. There is no corporal punishment that is meted out to students. The teachers are very hard working and teach us with a great deal of interest and patience, and they want us to likewise be diligent and conscientious with our studies and all school activities.
At school I study many different subjects like history, geography, physics, biology, mathematics and chemistry, and languages like English, Sanskrit and Hindi. There is a great deal of syllabus that we need to cover during the year and prepare for the final examination at the end of the academic session.
There are also a number of extra-curricular activities that we can participate in. We get the opportunity to participate in various intra-school and inter-school events. Sports, music, dance, theatre, art and craft are some of the extra-curricular activities that students participate in. I enjoy taking part in sports like basket ball and in athletics. I also learn to play the guitar at school.
There is also a large library at school that is well stocked with books and other publications. We have a weekly library period when we go to the library and issue books of interest against our names. I have many friends at school, and we enjoy studying and playing together.
My School Paragraph 5 (300 Words)
My school is more than ten kilometers from my home. I travel to school by a school bus. The school, from nursery to class twelve, has more than a thousand students enrolled.
The school campus is large. Besides, the buildings, there are two large playgrounds. There is a spacious state of the art auditorium with a seating capacity of about one thousand persons where many different events are held. There is a large library that has books and periodicals that are available for issue. There are computer rooms too where many modern computers are placed for use by students.
The teachers at school are very kind and caring. They teach us with great attention and patience. There is no corporal punishment meted out to students. The teachers are, however, strict and expect students to be disciplined. There is a great deal of emphasis on punctuality and cleanliness.
Teachers insist on students being neat and tidy in their uniform. The uniform is very smart looking. While girls wear a white shirt and grey skirt, boys wear a white shirt and grey trousers, both with a black belt. The students are particular that their clothes are spotlessly clean and well ironed. The students put on a white pair of socks and black, polished and shining, shoes. For sports and games, students put on their white canvas shoes.
We study many subjects at school. We learn languages like English, Hindi-our national language, and Sanskrit. There is also a choice to learn one foreign language like German or French. The other subjects we study are physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, geography and history. We sometimes go to the laboratories for demonstrations in topics in physics, chemistry and biology.
I have many friends at school. We enjoy studying and playing together. I love my school.
My School Paragraph 6 (350 Words)
I love my school. The large school building has forty classrooms accommodating about thousand students. There is a beautiful fresco at the entrance depicting the sun. It signifies the rise of the sun of knowledge. There are lush gardens with beautiful plants and trees. In spring time splendid flowers bloom. The huge trees are a hundred years old, planted when the school was set up.
At school I study many different subjects like history, geography, physics, biology, mathematics and chemistry, and languages like English, Sanskrit and Hindi. We are also offered foreign languages like German, French and Russian which we may choose to learn. There are many new things we learn each day at school.
Besides studying in the classroom, we also have some practical sessions in the science laboratories. We also have a large computer room where we learn to use the latest computer models. We also have access to the library that hosts more than a thousand books and publications. We not only read in the library, but also issue books that we can return after a week. There are also a number of co-curricular activities that we get the opportunity to participate in. We sometimes go on trips outside school that are educative and fun.
At school there are a variety of extra-curricular activities that we can take part in. There are large playgrounds where students can play sports like cricket. The facilities for outdoor sports like basket ball and lawn tennis, and indoor games like table tennis and billiards are also available. We also have facilities for learning music and playing the guitar, piano and the sitar. Classical dance, art, craft and theatre are some of the other activities we can be a part of. We also get the opportunity to participate in intra-school and inter-school events.
Our teachers teach us with patience. They look after us with great care and concern. At school we are expected to be punctual, disciplined, and neat and well-turned out in our uniform. The teachers are also strict because they want us to be well-groomed and disciplined individuals of society.
My School Paragraph 7 (400 Words)
I love going to school. Each day I learn many new things and do different activities at school. Our teachers work hard to teach us so we become good and enlightened citizens of the nation. Our teachers are our role models.
We study many different subjects at school. We learn languages like English, Hindi-our national language, and Sanskrit. There is also a choice to learn one foreign language like German or French. The other subjects we study are physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, geography and history. We sometimes go to the laboratories for demonstrations in topics in physics, chemistry and biology.
Our teachers lay emphasis on punctuality and discipline. The students are also expected to be neat and tidy. We are always well turned out in our school uniform. While girls wear a white shirt and blue skirt, for the boys it is a white shirt with blue trousers. There is a black belt and a blue tie too. With white socks we wear black shoes.
The school has a large library with over a thousand books. We can read in the library and also issue books each week. There are also computer rooms with modern computers. There is also a state of the art auditorium in the school where large events are hosted. A number of competitions are held in the auditorium.
There are a number of extra-curricular activities that are offered to us. There are clubs and we can enroll in them according to choice. We are afforded opportunities to participate in sports, music, dance, theatre, art and craft activities. There are also story writing, pottery, philately, photography and gardening clubs at school. These are fun activities that also help us develop hobbies. We can participate in various intra-school, inter-school and state level events. I enjoy taking part in sports like basket ball and in athletics. I also learn to play the guitar at school, and have developed the hobby of stamp collection.
The school pays great attention on imparting value based education. Values are a part of the school curriculum. We are also encouraged to participate in community welfare and environment protection activities like tree plantation. We also have a brief meditation session at school every day. It helps in keeping our mind clear and staying focused. Students also stay more calm and relaxed. I am grateful to my school and all the teachers who teach us.
——– Written by N. KALYANI
Essay on My School