Can you please tell me are they asking my opinion in the following essays ? Thank you .
1) some people consider computers to be more of a hindrance than a help. Others believe that they have greatly increased human potential. How could computers be considered a hindrance?
2) we are becoming increasingly dependent on computer technology. It is used in business, crime detection and even to fly planes. What will it be used for in future? Is this dependence on technology a good thing or should we be suspicious of its benefits ?
Hi! If the questions are: “In what ways has technology affected the type pf relationships people make”;”Has this become a positive or negative development?” I have to give an opinion?
No question asks you to discuss one side. If you are asks to present both sides, then you write about both sides. If you are asked for your opinion, you state it and explain it – nothing more. See my models to learn which paragraphs show both sides and how that is done.
Could you please elaborate on which kind of questions require you to write on both sides of the topic and in which kind of questions you must only discuss one side.
On similar lines as should i give my opinion but wethere i should discuss both sides before giving my opinion or not
Also, with the explanation of advantages and disadvantages, discussions. Most thesis statements have I. How am I going to construct my thesis statement with these type of question essays.
These essays do not require you to choose a side or express an opinion of each side. You are simple required to present information on both sides. IELTS are unlikely to present model answers that provide an easy template for their own test!! Do you think they want to make their test easier?
Opinions can be expressed in many ways. I would not use that essay as a template. It is not something recommended to avoid an active voice in an opinion essay. Again, IELTS are not likely to produce easy to use templates for their own test.
I am not sure for writing task 2 opinion essay, is that better to agree or disagree completely the topic and then use sufficient ideas to support it to enable for me to get higher score, or better to partially agree or disagree then give my extra opinion on the topic to be able to get higher score?
If I completely agree the question statement, and give enough ideas or completely disagree in the same way to write my opinion essay, do you think if the examiner will judge my score and may think I shouldn’t completely agree or disagree for this topic, or examiner wouldn’t care about if I completely agree or disagree, as long as I can give enough supportive points for my opinion?
Thanks in advance again!
hi liz iam totally confused in writing task 2 thesis statement . in openion type essay can we write statement link , in this essay we will discuss…….. or we have to write in my opinion………
Which one explains your opinion? Think about it. Think logically. IELTS isn’t a trick. The instructions ask for your opinion. The examiner will mark you on your ability to present your own opinion. If you write “this essay will …” does that actually express your own opinion? No, it doesn’t. So, be logical and follow the instructions.
Hi Liz, I’d like to ask you about the discussion essay.
I saw this question the other day on IELTS Cambridge 5, Test 2, WT2
“Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide this”
but there is no sentence such as “and give your opinion”
Of course. Spend as long as you want in the beginning of your learning. Take your time to learn how to write an essay. One you know how, you can speed up the essay writing.
Hello everyone, I just wrote my first discussion essay and I would be very glad if Liz or anyone else could provide me with some feedback, as I prepare on my own and there is no one to comment on my essays. This is the topic: “Some people believe that it is good to share as much information as possible in scientific research, business and the academic world. Others believe that some information is too important or too valuable to be shared freely. Discuss both these views and give your opinion”.