Some People Believe That Professionals Such as Doctors and Engineers

Some people believe that professionals, such as doctors and engineers, should be required to work in the country where they did their training. Others believe they should be free to work in another country if they wish. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

This essay question is from Cambridge IELTS 17 Test 3 Writing Task 2.

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There have been competing views on whether highly qualified people should work in the country where they trained. In my opinion, they should be free to work wherever they want in order to achieve maximum career fulfillment.

Mandating that skilled workers stay in the country that trained them helps to avoid brain drain. Without this policy, many of them may move to another country that pays better and offers a higher standard of living. If a country loses the bright minds that innovate and build companies, its economy will suffer. However, I do not think that the policy in question is an ideal way to prevent brain drain because forcing a worker to stay in a place where they do not want to be can stifle their creativity and productivity.

Those on the other side of the argument say that highly trained people should be free to move, a practice that enables them to find fulfillment in work. There are lines of work a person can do only in certain regions. For example, if engineers who trained in India want to work with the world’s latest technology, their best choice is to go to the US and work for tech giants like Amazon and SpaceX. And only when a person is doing what they want can they find fulfillment in their careers. Since fulfilled workers are more likely to reach their full potential, I agree that the educated should have the freedom to choose where they want to work.

In conclusion, while requiring skilled professionals to work in the country where they were trained can prevent the loss of talent, I believe it is best to grant them freedom of movement because they are more likely to reach their full potential when they feel fulfilled by their work. (298 Words)

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Professionals Such as Doctors and Engineers
  • Highly qualified people
  • Highly trained people
  • Skilled workers
  • Bright minds
  • The educated
The Country Where They Did Their Training
  • The country where they trained
  • The country where they were trained
  • The country that trained them

21 CommentsLeave A Comment

  1. Can you tell me Lilie do I need a overview after introduction part? One of my instructor says I need to write introduction, overview, body 1, body 2, and conclusion. your video really helps me a lot. Thanks.

  2. Dear Lilie,
    Would it be necessary to write a counter-argument, which is our opinion, in the paragraph which is about the opposing view of ours? Like the one you wrote: “However, I do not thin that the policy in question…”

  3. I dont have a word to say thank you. You deserve more than apprciation. This is the best site (and your videos on youtube) for writing module. I adore you lilie

  4. I have been using the conmector
    ‘Initiating with the point supporting to my agreement, I firmly believe that’ while starting my body paragraph of opinion essat. But my teacher is saying that I should not use personal pronouns in body paragraphs. She said that I can use them in conclusion. But as you have also used them in your BPs. So is it okey. Please help me. Your every material is worthy.

      1. I owe you mam. Thanks for such wonderful essays with 101% accurate structure which I’ve never found anywhere before. Mam one request can you tell how to write to what extent do you agree or disagree essay. Plz reply soon my exam is on 14 January.

      2. Thanks for your kind words. It’s the same as “do you agree or disagree” except that you need to use words like totally or completely and say I totally/completely agree with this viewpoint when giving your opinion. Hope this helps.

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