Hi Xiaoyu and thanks for this essay!
I think you've worked hard on this essay. Here are a few points.
Your organization is unusual and is a llittle bit of hard work for the reader. I think this is your layout:
- Introduction (Thesis sentence is unclear)
- Animals can make money
- Animals are important for biodiversity
- Humans have problems and governments should help
- Conclusion: we need to allocate money
Only your third paragraph really answers the question. In the rest of the essay, you have facts side-by-side, but you haven’t joined them together or synthesized them and evaluated them.
You’ve put a lot of effort into vocabulary, but your organization and ideas need more work.
Word Choice/Word Form/Usage
Vocabulary: generally, go for the simpler word and the simpler expression.
The writing is NOT a vocabulary test - the main test of vocab in IELTS is in the Reading and Speaking tests: Reading checks your comprehension and Speaking your natural production.
In the writing, it’s time to see if you can use simple word properly, rather than try to cook a dish with the most complicated ingredients.
Simplify. Use the simplest vocabulary possible.
Don’t say “In contemporary century” – say “today.”
Don’t say “endangerment” - say “many animals are in danger” or “some animals are almost extinct”
Don’t say “consumed” (as in “time and money have been consumed”) - say “spent”
- Scientists have testified that extinct species appear to disappear forever, even though technology tend to be rather advanced now.
Xiaoyu - what does this mean? “Extinct” means disappear forever. What do you mean by “scientists have testified”? ‘Testify’ means to give evidence in a court or to give an oath. Why not say “say” or “claim” or “report” or “warn”?
What does “tend to be” mean? What does “rather advanced” mean?
You need to leave out these phrases and give your ideas. Don’t use them because it says to use them in some book. Dump them and write real sentences with your own real ideas.
- As for me, I am in favor of the former.
Don’t use this phrase. You could use it in a million essays, and it would still be wrong in all of them. What are you in favour of, exactly? It’s an opinion essay, and we don’t know.
Tell the reader what you are in favour of. Don’t make the reader go back to find out, particularly when it’s not clear. Keep your writing going forward and don’t make the reader jump around. Don’t use any of these structures:
- I am in favor of the former.
- Cairo and Dubai are too crowded and too expensive respectively.
- The aforementioned factors can be summarized thusly.
- I will explain my reasons in the following paragraph.
Vocab in IELTS
There is no requirement in IELTS for complicated vocabulary. Here are the Lexical Resource bands for Levels 5, 6, and 7. In Band 5, your vocabulary can be “limited.” If you want a Band 6, your vocab only has to be “adequate.”
Now in Band 7, 8, and 9 it’s different. They introduce the idea of ‘precision’ and ‘style.’ Yes, the examiners are happy to see less common or uncommon words, but the words MUST be used right, with flexibility and precision and style and in the correct situation. For Band 9, the criteria don't even say uncommon - they say "a wide range of vocabulary." So you can use easy words in Band 9 without fear.
The advice I can give you regarding vocabulary is to use the simplest vocabulary items you know. This will almost certainly mean that you will use them right – in the right style, and with the right prepositions, and in the right situation. This will guarantee you a Band 6 for vocab, and maybe even a Band 7.
Use complicated words but in the wrong way, and you will be stuck at Band Six. Really. Don’t go learning off reams of new words to use in IELTS writing. Go and learn new words so that you will recognize them in IELTS reading. But don’t use them in the writing until you have used them a hundred times. The writing exam is not the time to test out new or uncertain vocab.
Here are the official descriptors for IELTS Task 2 Writing (public version).
- Since most of the endangered species are arranged in protected natural habitats, reserves and zoos, they can help to attract more tourists if they have chances to survive.
Xiaoyu - what does this sentence mean? Are the animals that live in zoos in danger? Should we protect the animals in zoos? I’m not sure what you mean.
Again I think you have worked hard on this essay, but I'd like to suggest that you spend less time worrying about vocabulary and more on concrete ideas and examples.