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?
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”
Hello Dear Liz,
I watched your online videos regarding the IELTS test and i really appreciate the knowledge delivered.
Can you please suggest me a topic for IELTS writting task 2 so that i will be able to write the essay and aim for comments from you.
Thank you so much
I find it more effective to write a problem and its relevant solution in the same paragraph rather then discussing all problems in one paragraph and all solutions in the second. However, both methods are correct and acceptable as per my knowledge.
So do you think this essay is worth 7.5?
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.
I would like to know if for an opinion essay like one above do we have to write counter arguments.
And if it says to what extend do you agree or disagree do can we present both sides and take one stand or can we take 2 stands.
If you need more help, see my advanced writing task 2 lessons: . Also read the band score descriptions page because it contains tips for improving:
All the best
Please see the lesson about writing an introduction on the main writing task 2 page. All my tips and lessons are contained there.
All the best
Absolutely not if you want band 9. You must use natural language, not phrases and sentences you have learned from an academic writing website or book. Never learn sentences to put in your essay. Each essay is written uniquely depending on the topic. Any learned sentences are not counted by IELTS. I strongly suggest you get at least one of my advanced lessons in writing task 2 so you understand not only the techniques but what IELTS is all about in terms of how it functions as a language test:
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.
There is a specific structure and technique to writing an IELTS essay. Think about getting one of my advanced lessons just to see the technique. . Also make sure you prepare ideas for all common topics so you have plenty of ideas ready to use for essays (as well as speaking part 3).
You write your opinion and nothing more. It does not ask you discuss both sides. If you agree, then your whole essay explains why. If you disagree, your whole essay explains that. See my advanced lessons to learn exactly how to write IELTS essays:
I need an advice from u. Is it possible to add an data or information to the body of essay writing task 2, but I’m not sure about the validity of the data? Or in easy way, could I put unvalid data on the essay?
hi,i have been writing essay for a month but im quite disappointed because i cant keep track if my writing is in progress or not, no body is available to check my writing,please help me evaluate m writing guys..