Here are some IELTS essay ideas for a writing task 2 question which appeared in February, this year (2017)
IELTS Essay Question February
Reported by a number of IELTS students this month in IELTS writing task 2 (academic writing).
Nowadays, some buildings such as offices and schools have open-space design instead of separate rooms. Why is it so? Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
IELTS Essay Ideas (Feb 2017)
This essay question requires you to answer two questions. The first one asks you to explain why are there so many more open plan offices these days. The second question requires you to decide if this change is positive or negative – it requires your opinion. Below are some ideas for this essay question:
Main reason why open plan is adopted as a common office floor design:
The main reason is, of course, cost. The cost of floor space in most major cities is increasing. Having an open plan design is cheaper. Without the walls and doors, more staff can work in the office space available. Desks are either joined together or separated by just a small amount of room.
- better interaction between staff
- less distinction between different levels of staff
- improves communication between staff and departments
- more natural light
- flexible work space for high staff turn over
- this means that if staff come and go, it’s easy to find a new desk for new staff
- it is hard for staff to concentrate
- lack of privacy
- problems with constant noise which lowers staff performance
- easy spread of illness
- increased stress due to feeling of exposure and being watched
These ideas were found on fortune.com
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