Essay Ideas about Salaries

The essay question below is currently being used in IELTS writing task 2 and was reported last weekend.

In many countries in the world, some people earn extremely high salaries. Some people think that this good for a country. Others think that the government should not allow salaries above a certain level. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Why some people earning high salaries is good for a country:

  • people who are highly skilled and talented should be rewarded with high salaries.
  • high salaries are an incentive for others to work harder.
  • high salaries are important to entice people to do dangerous or unpleasant work.
  • having high salaries is a sign of a country’s wealth.
  • high salaries is a way for a country to express their gratitude for a person’s experience or expertise.
  • high salaries deter skilled or talented people leaving a country.

Why the government should now allow salaries above a certain level:

  • the government should ensure that wealth is evenly distributed throughout a country.
  • limiting high salaries would bring more equality.
  • it can be disheartening for some to receive a low salary while others receive a high salary without much justification.
  • capping high salaries will prevent the rich from gaining unfair control over certain aspects of society.
  • limiting high salaries will mean more funding for public services which will benefit all people in society.

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  1. Hello LIZ, Hope you feeling much better now.

    I have got a question in regards to opinion essays, even though I have gone through your advanced writing task 2 videos but still I am not sure that how to structure an opinion essay question, for instance, frequently asked question is to what extent do you agree?
    So when I write my answer, do I have to write that I am partially agree, fully disagree or completely agree?

    • The instructions: “to what extent do you agree?” / “Do you agree or disagree?” / “to what extent do you agree or disagree?” / “what do you think” etc etc – they are all the same instructions. They are the same essays and you write your introductions and opinions in the same way as I thought in my advanced lessons. You do NOT need to use the words “partially” or “fully” or “agree” – just write your opinion clearly as I explained. The list of instructions were given in the extra tips document under the video lesson.

  2. Leanna Mae David says:

    G’day Liz! I am aware that you don’t comment and assess on writing. However, I still want to comment my ideas about the statement you have posted and hoping that some students who are more knowledgeable than me can correct and improve my writing. Thanks!
    Here it is…

    In most of the countries in the world, incredibly high salaries are earned by some people. It is believed by others that giving an extremely high wages on employees benefits the country, while others thought that the government ought to set limit on giving salaries to workers. In my opinion, I am convinced that government should give the employees the salaries they deserve.
    On the on hand, giving high salaries to employees is one of the indication that the country is wealthy enough to give their people the wages they deserve. High salaries can motivate employees to remain in their work and work hard. In addition, getting paid with excessive salaries can deter people from doing crimes, which are usually due to poverty and lack of money. For instance, younger people who are being paid with good salary can save them from hunger and can even support the financial needs of their family. Lastly, giving a huge salary can prevent talented and skillful people from emigrating the country.
    On the other hand, government should ensure that the country’s wealth is being evenly distributed. In addition, controlling the salary of employees can benefit the country. Firstly, limiting salaries will mean that the government will have more funds to improve public infrastructure, which will benefit all people in society. Secondly, wealthy individual can be prevented in terms of gaining control with some aspects of the society. Lastly, it will be unfair to some low-earner employees if others are being paid more than them without due process.
    In conclusion, while limiting the salary of the employees can benefit the country, I believe that it is much better if the government will provide the workers the wages they deserve with further justification. Also, giving talented and skillful people what they deserve will prevent them from going out of the country.

  3. Dear LIZ
    I done 12th on punjab board school,I don’t understand that how i get 6.5 band………..plz help me

  4. Bharat Chhabra says:

    In today’s world,mostly in every part of the country,workers are earning incredibly good salaries.It is believed by many that giving handsome salaries to the employers is beneficial to the country,while others think that the government has put a restriction and should not allowed salaries above a threshold level.In my opinion,i believe that paying employers a high amount of salary boost the confidence of the employers and encourage them to work harder.

    On the one side,salaries act as a reward or incentive,different companies come with different strategies to encourage the employers such as naming employer of the month,reward for overwork are cited as a key examples of boosting the confidence of the worker.Consequently,paying handsome salaries incite them to work more harder that in turn,it benefit the company.It will refrain them from going to abroad for a better future.In addition to this,the employers will get a sense of satisfaction that their work is being valued by the organisation,therefore,it strive them to do more better.

    On the other side,paying less salaries to the workers specifically,to those who are highly skilled or proficient lower their confidence level.Workers start taking their jobs as only some way of feeding them,rather than as a profession.Admittedly,it effect the growth of the organisation and consequently, the country.Employers are no longer work with the zeal and the interest and as a result,they start migrating to the abroad where there talent should be acknowledged.

    In my opinion, i strongly believe that the government should not have to limit the salaries as it will discourage or insecure the employers and effectively it will cause the country.

    To conclude,paying high salaries encourage the employers to work more harder as it increases the confidence and endeavor it to do work harder.

  5. Kindly Liz give the proper introduction of the above mentioned essay..How to write the intro of this essay?

  6. Hi Liz, Is my introduction correct? “It is considered by some people having high salaries is good for a country while there are others who think that salaries above a assertive level should not grant by the governance.In my opinion, earning intensely high salaries is good for people who are highly skilled while the government by limiting high salaries would bring more equality.”

  7. Hello Liz,

    I am a constant user of your website and I have been learning a lot of valuable tips.
    I came through one of the recent topics and wrote an essay on it. Please help to evaluate and guide me on the corrections. Thanks in advance.

    Question-
    Television is a good thing, because it gives people enjoyment and keeps them informed as well. Do you agree or disagree with this statement.

    Answer-
    It is undeniably true that during last few decades’ television has made a profound impact on mankind. It is a rich source of amusement as well as education. Additionally, television makes people updated in every aspect such as social development and current affairs. Hence, I am comprehensively convinced with the statement and striving to elaborate my justification below.
    To begin with, this is an era of modernization and people are unable to spare time with their family members in order to cultivate an extravagant lifestyle. Television is an ideal resort to this situation as it allows families to watch their favorite programs together. Consequently, the bonding within the family becomes stronger. In addition, television is quite educational for a viewer as it helps to intensify distinctive skills.
    Furthermore, television is a humongous medium of gratification as it provides wide variety of channels and people can watch programs as per their choice. Also, broadcaster ponder upon the demand and viewer’s rating, thus societies get quality of entertainment. Secondly, it makes people more aware about the different region of the world along with diverse ethnicities, heritage and cultures.
    Moreover, television plays a very vital role in terms of information. It updates societies with current affairs, news and ongoing sports mega and minor events. What is more, it is complete package of information as it galvanize people to travel extensively to untouched locations by showcasing them vigorously. Thirdly, it helps people to comprehend challenging aspects by showcasing practical scenarios exponentially.
    To recapitulate, the advancements in technology have revolutionized the method of entertainment and education by introducing television to human beings in a positive manner. Nonetheless, if television had not proposed then the growth of mankind would have been stagnant.

    • Try to learn the right way to write a thesis statement for IELTS. I explain in my introduction video for writing task 2 how to write an introduction. Don’t use ” I am comprehensively convinced with the statement and striving to elaborate my justification below.”
      All the best
      Liz

  8. I think it has less error madam,
    please assess .

    Many people think that astronomical wages for some people can be considered as a favorable factor for a country while it is also thought that salaries should be controlled by the government. In my opinion, I think high wages can be beneficial for people as well as for a country.

    It is undoubtedly true that high package of salary can motivate a person to work hard and give a mental boost. Besides, people who earn high salaries should be able to receive them because of being skilled and expert. They can contribute to the economy of a country by giving high taxes, which are indispensable for improving the financial condition of a state also. Moreover, high salary is a sign of a country’s wealth, people who earn good salaries can help distressed and deprived people. Personally, in my point of view it’s essential to give attractive salaries to the skillful persons because it can prevent brain drain and it can aid to increase the overall condition of a state and also important for aforementioned reasons.

    As sometimes for getting a good amount of wage people do corruption as well as heinous task, a government can limit the proportion of salary. Furthermore, people of the same profession with lower salaries might suffer from inferiority complex, which in turn causes loss of productivity. To balance economy as well as to fund more for public services which will benefit the society and to distribute wealth evenly are the reasons for a government to cap high salaries.

    In conclusion, I strongly believe that only high package of salary can make people effective as well as the country’s economy also.

    • Yes, it’s better. But don’t use “heinous task” is a wrong choice of words. Also use “On the other hand” to start the second body paragraph because it presents opposite views.
      Liz

  9. Many people thinks that astronomical wages for some people can be considered as a favourable factor for a country while it is also thought that salaries should be controlled by the government. In my opinion, I think high wages can be beneficial for people as well as for a country.

    It is undoubtedly true that high package of salary can motivate a person to work hard and give a mental boost. Besides people who earn high wages should be able receive them because of being skilled and expert. They can contribute in economy of a country by giving high taxes which is indispensable for improving financial condition of a state also. In addition to handsome salary is a sign of country’s wealth ,people who gain good salary can help distressed and deprived people.Personally,in my point of view it’s essential to give attractive salary to the skillful persons because it can prevent brain drain as well as aid to increase overall condition of a state and also important for aforementioned reasons.

    As sometimes for getting a good amount of income people do corruption as well as heinous task,government can limit the proportion of salary.Furthermore,people of the same profession with lower salaries might suffer from inferiority complex which in turn cause loss of productivity.To balance economy as well as for funding more for public services which will benefit the society and to distribute wealth evenly are the reasons for government to cap high salaries.

    In conclusion,I strongly believe that only high package of salary can make people effectives as well as the country’s economy also.

    • You have the right technique but your score will be limited due to your grammar and vocabulary. Some words are inappropriately used. There are also quite a lot of grammar errors. If you don’t get the score you want in the test, it will be due to your English language rather than writing skills.
      All the best
      Liz

      • If you kindly mention some of the mistakes,it would be very helpful to me.Because only your advice is really valuable for me.Please mam consider my request.

        Thank you.

        • I give advice but not free tuition. You will need to find a teacher to work on your language issues.
          Good luck
          Liz

  10. liz mam,
    i’ve seen your modal essays and found that you’ve written a separate paragraph for opinion before conclusion.Should i write it or i can include my opinion in one of the sides while i describe.

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