社会类话题：It is better for people to be unemployed than people to be employed but they do not enjoy. Do you agree or disagree?——2014年11月1日雅思写作真题
首段：背景介绍 + 争议焦点 + 作家立场：
The proportion of one’s life allocating to work is very high，therefore，acceptance about one's career must reflect how an individual feels about his or her life, in this sense, job contentment is indeed crucial for people’s happiness. One of the characteristics of modern work is that people enjoy more freedom in their career options. A heated debate is that a jobless situation is superior to embarking on a job that one takes less interest in. Personally speaking, provided that the work is not that boring or unacceptable, even the dullest job, is to most people, less painful than idleness.
Provided that the work is not excessive in amount, even the dullest job, is to most people, less painful than idleness. 假如工作不是特别令人厌倦的或者不可接受的话，即使是最枯燥的工作也比无所事事要强。
For a start, working, even though we take less interest in, by occupying time so constructively, makes one contented and with no time for boredom. Besides, many benefits ensue, securing a job enables one to be independent both economically and spiritually. To be the bread-winner of the family not only brings about personal sense of security but also effectively harmonize family relationship because a stable job is, to many parents, a kind of spiritual consolation. Plus, one has better personal resources to draw on by taking up a job, a well-connected interpersonal relationship is definitely an indispensable source of well-being. My personal story could justify my stand, I, originally, have no alternative but to work as a freelance English teacher though my dream career is a professional self-traveler, however, the sense of career fulfillment gradually grew on me when my painstaking efforts helped many ambitious young adults realize their dreams. Most importantly, my circle of friends has been greatly enlarged.
1. Working，by occupying time so constructively, makes one contented and with no time for boredom. 因为工作填满了时间的空隙，使人心满意足，再也没有无聊之感。
2. One has better personal resources to draw on by taking up a job 工作使人拥有良好的人脉资源。
3. A well-connected interpersonal relationship is definitely an indispensable source of well-being. 良好的人际关系是幸福不可缺少的源泉。
三段：让步段：让步原题观点的合理性 + 加以反驳
To be sure, I have to concede that it is a success if one can combine personal interest with career choice. After all, interest is the best simulation of work. It is conceivable that our infinite potential could be tapped and our devotion of work could be strengthened if we can zero in on what our hearts desire. By contrast, we might feel a little bit bored and gloomy when we undertake a job only for the purpose earning a decent living. That is why a number of people prefer to be out-of-work rather than reluctantly choose one job that agonizes them. What I want to refute, however, is that a man with great wisdom should, first of all, land a job, then, opt for dream work, and finally carve out his own career if possible.
1. land a job 找到工作
2. zero in on专注于……
3. A number of people prefer to be out-of-work rather than reluctantly choose one job that agonizes them.很多人宁可自己待业也不喜欢违背意愿做自己不喜欢的工作。
4. What I want to refute, however, is that a man with great wisdom should, first of all, land a job, then, opt for dream work, and finally carve out his own career if possible. 我想反驳的是，对于智者而言，先就业，后择业，如有可能自我创业才是人生的成功。
Overall, my stand is that it is up to us to find the ways and means to ideal career each of us seek and long for. However, a stable job is to a college leaver or unemployed youngster what water is to fish.
It is up to us to find the ways and means to find ideal career each of us seek and long for我们要自己找到追求渴望的理想的事业。
A stable job is to a college leaver or unemployed youngster what water is to fish. 一份稳定的工作对于大学毕业的新鲜人或者失业的年轻人就如同水对于鱼。
It is true that seeking for a decent job is not as easy as decades ago due to the economic recession and competitive job market. Although some may argue that a sense of satisfaction towards their jobs is crucial, personally, I believe that a permanent job is more meaningful.
On the one hand, a permanent job can guarantee to meet employee’s basic needs. This is because almost no one can escape from the reality. Everyday, we are facing with a variety of expenses, such as food, shelter, transport, bill and even education tuition for children. With a relatively stable job, people, especially those in middle aged can cover most expenses. In addition, those who stay in the same company or institute are more likely to get a promotion as they show the loyalty towards their company. However, those who change their jobs frequently may meet unintended outcomes. For example, they may find difficult to support themselves and raise their family members.
On the other hand, those advocates for pursuing a job they love might regard job satisfaction as the priority when finding an employment. They believe only working with friendly colleagues and employers and under a flexible working time schedule, can they fulfill their potential and accomplish all tasks well. However, this idea is unrealistic. For example, dozens of young graduates have the bitter result because of their immature thought, that is unemployment.
In my opinion, there is no perfect job in the world. The only thing we can do is to find a suitable job rather than a perfect one. There is a 10,000 hours theory in psychology that people who devote themselves to jobs and spend more than 10,000 hours constantly can become experts in that field. This theory tells us a plain fact that no one can achieve a sense of job satisfaction without years of efforts and persistence.
In conclusion, people having a constant job are more likely to have a promising job career and wellbeing.