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.
It is not recommended to use “This essay will ..” or any other expression similar. If your opinion is asked for, you must give it clearly: I think or In my opinion. Your thesis statement is about presenting your main points or position – it is not about writing the instructions – the examiner has the instructions. See this lesson: and then check my main writing task 2 page:
i have a question or you can say confusion specifically related to this model essay. you see question asked about how far you agree with the topic, in my opinion before reading the model answer most of us including me would have chosen a side either agree or disagree. but now my question is you’re partially supporting that’s individual benefits at the same time you’re also talking about negative impacts on society. so in this situation i’m not sure how to do this agree and disagree for the same topic… could we have gone the other way around like conventional way of choosing one side?
If I get a proverb in the writing section 2. shall I rephrase the proverb? I saw this in proverb question in opinion essay question section on your website.
For opinion essays like the one posted about social networking sites, can I disagree with the fact that social networking sites have negative impact on individuals and society and discuss that throughout my body paragraphs?
I practiced this essay and faced some conflicts. So I partially agree and wanted to present a balanced view, however in writing I had a lot of points, for both positives and negatives in mind and considering word limit, I was not able to elaborate properly.
When I read other tools for writing task 2, I saw that intro paragraph should have 3 parts, general statement, referal to the viewpoint in the question and my answer to the question. When I look at the this model essay, it does not have a general statement, it directly starts with viewpoint in the question. Which one is correct?
Thank you everyone!
The subject of……is generating a lot of controversies nowadays. While a group of people opinion strongly for it ; opponents are also found to be consistent. In this essay I will look at these views first before I conclude with my own opinion….(as a introduction)
personally I would like to speak for this statement. What has been put forward in this essay a good reflection of what I express as my own feelings….(as a conclution)
My question: When and in which of the 5 types of essays is it fine to make a suggestion in the conclusion paragraph?
Your advice is always so crucial. Thank you so very much.
The IELTS writing task 2 sample answer below has examiner comments and is band score 9. The topic of social media is common and this IELTS essay question was reported in the IELTS test. Check the model essay and then read the comments.
But I have a question about personal pronouns.
Can we use personal pronouns in our essay.
For example, If I want to say, “We will get fat, if we eat too much junk food.”or should I write that as ” People will get fat, If they eat too much junk food”
Opinion Essays are about presenting a clear position and explaining it. You can see my clear opinion: “in my opinion, while I believe that such sites are mainly beneficial to the individual, I agree that they have had a damaging effect on local communities.”. I divide the individual and society – one is positive and the other is negative. It is a clear opinion.
Can I write an essay on the necessity of law in the first paragraph and talk about the importance of educating people the benefits of recycling in the second paragraph?
Firstly, I want to thank you for putting up this website. I will be taking my exam this May and I find your website very useful and easy to understand. I do have a question on the introduction of the model essay, I’m confused as when to use however in a sentence. I know it is a linking word used to contrast but from the paragraph above, is it applicable to use however? In my understanding, however is used to disagree with the first statement which is “Social networking sites, for instance Facebook, are thought by some to have had…” In this case disagreeing with it means that your opinion is that you don’t agree with the first sentence but at the end of the paragraph, you stated that you are agreeing with the statement. Shouldn’t we omit the word however instead?