Women can do everything that men can and they even do it better. They also can do many things that men cannot. But it is a fact that their work is not appreciated as much as men’s, although they have to sacrifice a lot for their family and career… It is said: "A woman’s place is in the home." What do you think?

IELTS sample band 9 essay: Sample essays about gender equality. How would you answer? Opinion first in the introduction or conclusion? Read this IELTS sample essay to find out.

Example Gender Equality Essay

Women and men have had different roles in the community since the beginning. Under modern pretexts these differences are slowly converging. However, due to the genetic inheritance and socio-demographic components, these differences do exist.

IELTS Model Answer

Firstly, men are undoubtedly better adapted genetically to perform physical tasks. Therefore, the assumption that women can match men in everything is clearly flawed. The difference between their physical abilities is clearly demonstrated in the sporting arena. Take, for example, the Olympics or any international sporting event. It can be clearly seen that in these competitions the genders are separated due to inherent differences between the sexes.

Secondly, it has been argued that women are less appreciated in society due to their traditional roles in the home. This statement is true to a certain extent because it largely depends on the society. In certain traditional societies in Africa, females working is frowned upon and is seen as neglecting the family, whereas in Afghanistan, in general, females are allowed to do little else but stay at home, being a housewife. Consequently a woman’s value is largely dictated by the society, culture and history. Nevertheless, to state that her place is in the home is widely considered sexist in modern western societies.

To conclude, differences do certainly exist; however, these are largely through nature. Also, the role women may have is usually dictated by other factors, such as, religion or society, not ability.

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  1. Shikha August 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    may i know if it is possible for us to send our essays for review?

    • bw August 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      hi mate,
      Yes of course, send it over.


  2. migen July 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Great essay 🙂 can i write the same essay as it is on my ielts exam? 😀

  3. helen January 15, 2013 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Hi! MayI know what type of essay. Is it pure opinion?



    • bw January 15, 2013 at 8:27 am - Reply

      Hi Helen,

      Good question. In the essay I have two opinions, because in the question there are also to opinions presented (to trick students!).

      In the first part of the essay I disagree:
      Women can do everything that men can and they even do it better.
      -I say they can’t, look at sports.
      A woman’s place is in the home. What do you think?
      I disagree but acknowledge traditionally this was accepted.

      In both parts I give my opinion, and disagree each time with the question.

      Hope that helps!


  4. Maria Kinder January 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Many many thanks for these fab sample essays.

    • bw January 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome Maria! All the best with your IELTS studies!

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