Many thanks for your good materials for IELTS study.
I would like to ask something regarding expressions in the introduction part of writing task 2.
Some recommend expressions such as “This essay agree that….., Firstly, this essay will discuss…., Secondly, it will discuss other ……..” in the introduction part.
Lesson Title: Our Universe: Designed or Evolved?
Levels: high school - undergraduate
Summary: This lesson investigates and compares two views — Intelligent Design and Evolution. Student teams analyze and discuss viewpoints as paired in the online report, e.g., Behe and Miller. They can also evaluate web sites, create their own web page, speculate on complex biological systems… and more!
Be personal: Make your essay about you; speak in the first person. Avoid speaking in the editorial “we.” Tell a story from your own life; this is not an opinion piece about social ideals. Write in words and phrases that are comfortable for you to speak. We recommend you read your essay aloud to yourself several times, and each time edit it and simplify it until you find the words, tone, and story that truly echo your belief and the way you speak.
For this project, we are also guided by the original This I Believe series and the to those who wrote essays in the 1950s. Their advice holds up well. Please consider it carefully in writing your piece.
Knowing the answers to questions like these will help you know what information needs to go into your introduction. 13 A good rule of describing thumb is to write an introduction no longer than 10 of your final total (e.g., 1 page for a 10-page paper, 150 words for a 1500-word essay). These things arent necessarily true, and theyre too general to be much help in establishing your argument. Are you paragraphs ordered in the most effective way? WikiHow Contributor Get a native English speaking friend and ask him/her to look through it and correct mistakes. Unless youre directed otherwise, its a good idea to stick with this tried-and-true structure. There is an ever-growing mythology of vampires that the novel sits near the roots of, and the ubiquity of vampires threatens to make the conventions seem overused and unoriginal part of the mythological canon. My assignment is to summarize an already-written essay: could I begin by using the same introduction? We have thousands of satisfied customers who have already recommended us to their friends. We do not share any of your information to anyone. End with the thesis statement. Just keep it short and it will be great. You have no reasons to bother that the settled writer will not meet the due date or will not cope with the task. Yet Dracula still terrifies to this day. This I Believe receives up to 10 of every purchase you make on Amazon through this link. If you are not sure how to write a thesis statement, check out our handy article, Write a Thesis Statement.
I have had many IELTS teachers asking such questions to me in the past. The latter approach you mentioned is less direct. While this is a good approach for many academic essays and may draw the attention of the reader, it is unnecessary for IELTS. An IELTS introduction should serve two purposes, as you said, to introduce the essay question and present your position. Anything more is unnecessary. This is a short academic essay with a strict time limit. The main bulk of the points awarded in IELTS writing task 2 come from the body paragraphs so extending the introduction further is a waste of time and words.
This is asking if you agree OR disagree. You can’t both agree and disagree – it’s not possible. The instructions don’t ask you to discuss both sides. So, choose your opinion and explain it in the essay – no other information is required. A balanced view does not discuss both sides, it presents a specific opinion. If you find that difficult to understand, don’t try. You can still get band score 9 choosing one side.
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It is not possible to learn sentences and put them into your essay. The examiner is trained to spot learned phrases and they will not be accepted. To get band score 6, you must have band score 6 English. This is ultimately a language test, you must have the level of English suitable to the score you want to achieve. My recommendation is to improve your level of English so you can write complex sentences without too many errors. Learn ideas to apply but not fixed sentences.
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some times I confuse in detect the topic in opinion essay, for example in this question:
(Due to the development and rapid expansion of supermarkets in some countries, many small, local business are unable to compete. Some people think that the closure of local business will bring about the death of local communities.). I have confused if the topic is (inability of local business to compete) and other information is supporting or it is (closure of local business will bring about the death of local communities) , so how can I identify the main topic in such question ?
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This essay shows a balanced approach which does not discuss both sides, it gives a specific opinion. If it seems confusing, don’t try it. Just agree with one side if that is easier for you. At no time, can you discuss both sides in an opinion essay – don’t risk it, if you find it confusing.
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I am assuming the reason you use past perfect tense throughout the whole essay is because the topic is in past perfect tense. But even for the topic, I don’t understand why this tense is being used instead of just present tense to describe the phenomenon in general, instead of implying the impact of SNS has ended? It is still happening, right?
Hi Liz, just read all of your tips about to to write a good essay. I am aiming for a perfect band 9. I just wanted to inquire about how to structure my response when i am about to write a band 9 essay. Suppose if the question asks me ” to what extent do you agree or disagree?
can i say like ” In this paper, the author will look at a number of studies which show that both viewpoints are, to some extent,justified. and then talk about both viewpoints( 1 paragraph each) and give a conclusion at the end by partially agreeing to one side?
Thank you in advance for your response.
In that case, you will explain this specifically. For example, “I believe FB is useful for businesses and posting news but it is not beneficial for deeper communication or for young children.” This is a clear view. But if you say “FB is good and bad” – there is no clear view. Be specific and be clear. The more focused you are, the higher score you.