IELTS Writing Task 2
No rushing
Analysing Types of Essays
Types of essay
Types of essay
Structure Opinion essay
How to Write a Thesis Statement
Main Body Paragraph 1
Conclusion
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IELTS Writing. Task 2

1. IELTS Writing Task 2

2. No rushing

3. Analysing Types of Essays


Opinion/argumentative
Discussion
Problem-solving
Cause & effects
Double-question essay

4. Types of essay

1. People who live in large cities face a range of problems in their daily life.
What are the most significant of these problems?
How can these problems be tackled?
2. These days, more and more people are going to other counties for significant
periods of time , either to find a job or to study. There are clearly many benefits
to doing this, but people who live abroad can also face some difficulties.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living and working in a foreign
country.
3.
Physical appearance may play an important role in many spheres of life: in the
person’s success in school, in relationships with people, in the choice of a career
path.
Say whether you agree or disagree with it, and if you see it as a positive or
negative factor.

5. Types of essay

4. Some people think a crime should always have a fixed punishments, like life for
murder , whereas others think you should take the circumstances of the crime
into account.
What is your viewpoint?
5. Some people view teenage conflict with their parents aa a necessary part of
growing up, whilst others see it as something negative which should be avoided.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
6. It is common aspiration among many young people to run their own business,
rather than work for an employer.
Do you think the advantages of working for yourself outweigh the drawbacks?

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9. Structure Opinion essay

Paragraph 1- Introduction
Sentence 1- Paraphrase Question
Sentence 2- Thesis Statement
Sentence 3- Outline Statement
Paragraph 2- Supporting Paragraph 1
Sentence 1- Topic Sentence
Sentence 2- Explain Topic Sentence
Sentence 3- Example
Sentence 4- Concession Sentence
Paragraph 3- Supporting Paragraph 2
Sentence 1- Topic Sentence
Sentence 2- Explain Topic Sentence
Sentence 3- Example
Sentence 4- Concession Sentence
Paragraph 4- Conclusion
Sentence 1- Summary
Sentence 2- Prediction or Recommendation

10.

• In some countries an increasing number of people are suffering from
health problems as a result of eating too much fast food. It is
therefore necessary for governments to impose a higher tax on this
kind of food.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Paragraph 1
Sentence 1- Paraphrase Question
Sentence 2- Thesis Statement
Sentence 3- Outline Statement

11. How to Write a Thesis Statement

A thesis statement is your main idea and how you feel about
the whole issue in one sentence. It tells the examiner that you
have understood the question and will lead to a clearer; more
coherent essay.

12.

• Question: There is a good deal of
evidence that increasing car use is
contributing to global warming and having
other undesirable effects on people’s
health and well-being.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
• Thesis statement: It is agreed that
increasing use of motor vehicles is
contributing to rising global temperatures
and certain health issues.

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It is argued that governments should levy a
tariff on junk food because the number of
health risks associated with consuming this
kind of food is on the rise. It is agreed that a
higher rate of tax should be paid by fast food
companies. Firstly, this essay will discuss
the fact that alcohol and tobacco companies
already pay higher taxes and secondly,
discuss how higher taxes would raise prices
and lower consumption, followed by a
reasoned conclusion.

15. Main Body Paragraph 1

• Supporting Paragraph 1
• This paragraph should include:
Topic Sentence
Explanation
Example
Concession
A concession statement demonstrates that you have thought
about the other side of the argument, thus making your
argument stronger. It could look something like this:

16. Conclusion

Sentence 1- Summary
Sentence 2- Prediction or Recommendation
Don’t write any new ideas in this paragraph.
A summary should just restate your thesis statement and your main supporting points.
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