Could you please make posts for how to brainstorm and planing essay for Writing task 2 ? – I see it is difficult for me, to plan the essay and write new ideas for the topic.
When you use the passive, it is because the person doing the action is not so important in the sentence. However, your thesis statement is a direct answer to the essay question which is asking for your opinion. The most important thing is that you answer it directly by giving your direct opinion. So, using the passive to give your opinion is impossible. We use “It is agreed…” when we refer to other people, not when we are giving our own opinion.
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This is not IELTS reading. To say that many people think and some people think for an IELTS writing task 2 paraphrase is fine. A few means much less and isn’t the same.
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.
Your website is very useful and had brought about a lot of positive impact on my performance. However, I’d like to inquire whether it is advisable to use “It is considered by many that..” or “some people claim” or the use of statistics as examples in opinion essays
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?
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:
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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:
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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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.
Please see the lesson about writing an introduction on the main writing task 2 page. All my tips and lessons are contained there.
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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).
But when I Try to write an essay. I find it difficult to write/frame related sentences.
I am really not sure what my problem is. After I write an essay, I feel it’s not up to my standard. At times my essays looks silly.
Whenever I read an essay form Internet I feel I can write better. But reality is different.