This is an IELTS writing task 2 sample answer essay from the real IELTS exam on the topic of taking a year off to travel also known as a gap year in the UK. It is an interesting topic and I tried to come up with a unique opinion (not that you need to do that on IELTS!). Be sure to check out my courses and corrections as well! Dave. Before reading, listen to the audio for some extra practice.