“It is generally believed that some people are born with certain talents, for instance for sport or music, and others are not. However, it is sometimes claimed that any child can be taught to become a good sports person or musician.”
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Hello again, yes the instructions do say “Discuss both sides and give your opinion. and sorry i had forgotten to put my opinion, here i again post the introduction and my opinion.
Really appreciate the way you are helping people to get prepared for their IELTS. Your video lessons are really thoughtful and well prepared. Just one question on a subject essay; the topic called for the perspective of people, competing for a job, with skills or without skills but having an education. Whereas, in your essay, the second argument is about business as a good fit for people with no formal education. How do you see it, are you not going away from the topic?
Firstly, I want to appreciate your effort to help us. My question is that whether or not it is okay to state my own opinion in my conclusion in ”discuss both sides essays” after discussing the ideas given in the statement rather than in the introduction.
Good afternoon Liz! Thank you very much for all your help!
In a discussion essay, when the prompt asks for our opinion and our opinion stands solely with one of the two aspects. Should it be advisable to state our opinion only in the introduction, or we should restate it in the paragraph where we elaborate on the aspect that we stand for, using again one of the phrases that you taught us (in my opinion, I think, I believe)?
hi liz, in your sample above for discussion essay: work – i am just a little confused so I want to confirm with you, you are agreeing on both points right? is it okay to do that in discussion essay… I hope you respond. I have an exam end of Sept and I’m having difficulty with Writing test, its my second exam by the way. I got 6.5 last time but I need at least 7.
Discuss the implications of your study for future research and bespecific about the next logical steps for future researchers.Although our data seems to best fit the overlapping subnetworks model,it is only one interpretation of our results.
Hello Liz, I wanted to know if I can use only 2 body paragraphs in the discussion essay if I agree with only one view. Is it appropriate to write lesser points in the first body paragraph to the side I disagree and write more points in the second body paragraph as “Firstly”, “secondly” and so on to the side I agree in order to show my one sided approach?
Hope to hear from you,
Hi Liz! Your study material is amazing and is helping me a lot to prepare for IELTs. I have a few questions. In the Discussion Essay type (as the one you have posted above), do we need to always write a separate paragraph for our opinion (e.g. body: Finally, in my opinion…)? If my opinion concurs with one of the two sides, then can I just have two body paragraphs ( A and B side ) because I stated in my thesis that I concurred with one of them?
Also, I was wondering if we are allowed to use any white-out to erase pen during the exam and if we are given some additional papers to write the layout for the organization of our essays.
Thank you so much you’re such a great teacher!!!!!
Yes, if your opinion is the same as one of the sides, you can put your opinion together in that body paragraph which will give you only two body paragraphs in total. I’m not sure if you can take white out into the test room – you would need to ask. There is no extra paper for planning – you plan on the question paper. If you need more training, you can purchase my advanced writing task 2 lessons which give in depth explanations about each type of essay:
I am interested about the question from Kamlinder:
“Discussion Essay statement:–
Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstances of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should always be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.”
I believe the first thing we should do to answer this by paraphrasing the question. Yet I wonder, since It is a quite long sentence and the question divide into 2 main part, do we have to combine those two into 1 paraphrase sentence OR it’s ok to make 2 sentence before we arrived to our opinion?
Discussion Essay statement:–
Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstances of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should always be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
Rather than worrying about an essay for weeks, suggest to your child to read through these 10 points, get in some early preparation and have the self-belief that they can do it.