in discuss both views and give your opinion essays ?
is this appropriate procedure ?
paragraph 1( opinion 1)
paragraph 2(opinion 2)
paragraph 3( my opinion)
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 used your blog to prepare for my test which I had, thanks for making it easy for me via your tutorials
The essay question was;
Housing is a basic necessity. Governments should provide housing for those who cannot afford. To what extent do you agree?
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..
Let me share my confusion about the essay. If an applicant is to follow the instruction which is undisputedly, the question was about “to what extant you agree and/or disagree” with the idea that SNS has got negative impact on our society? Thus, the point is discuss only negative impacts not the positive sides of them. On the contrary of that, we see the author gives her views in favour of SNS. Could we consider such answer as a proper one to the task?
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 ?
Thanks a bundle
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.
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:
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:
Hello Liz, Hope you are doing good. I have a test on 29th of October. It is requested to please answer as soon as possible. “Do you think the advantages of charging fee in museum outweighs the disadvantages?”
In this question do we have to give both advantages and disadvantages or describe only one side
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.
All the best
And what if my opinion is inclined 50% to one side and 50% to another side. Like fb is good in some aspect and also bad in other. Explaining this will make my essay discussion one? Is it ok to give diplomatic answers?
For discussion essay, we talk about both positive and negative
For opinion essay, can we talk about both?, what if i have both feeling? or should i clearly stand to my points inclining one side only?