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IELTS Exam Preparation - Writing Task 2

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: smallfish618 | Category: Resume design engineer mechanical

When the question asks To what extent do you agree or disagree? , you should state your view in the introduction, support it in the main body paragraphs, and repeat or summarise it in the conclusion. The whole essay needs to be about YOUR views, not the views of other people.

Task response
If you look at the skeleton of my essay (introduction, first sentence of each body paragraph, conclusion), you can see that I answer the question very clearly. Then, within the body paragraphs there are well-developed ideas to support my answer.

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  1. author
    crazypeacock345 18 Jan 2017 03:55

    If the question asks To what extent do you agree or disagree? , can I discuss the two views of other people and end with my opinion in the conclusion?

    I hope most of you know that the answer is NO. This is the big mistake that so many people make - they write a discussion essay instead of an opinion essay.

    Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favour of them because of their benefits to humanity.
    Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    It is true that medicines and other products are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. While I tend towards the viewpoint that animal testing is morally wrong, I would have to support a limited amount of animal experimentation for the development of medicines.

    Try this problem solution essay about the internet. I’m sure you can think of many problems but I suggest you write about only two. You have only 40 minutes in which to write your answer.

    The internet has transformed the way information is shared and consumed, but it has also created problems that did not exist before.

    Try this opinion essay question about the cost of space exploration. It’s best to state a clear opinion for or against in your introduction. 

    There is an argument that exploring space is a waste of money and that there are more urgent needs to be addressed on earth, such as reducing poverty and preventing environmental destruction. However, I completely disagree with this opinion for two reasons.

    Task 2 in the IELTS Academic Writing Test is more important than task 1. You have to write more, it’s a more difficult task and it is worth more to your final band for writing as more weight is given to Task 2 than to Task 1. Practice on IELTS practice tests is important for both tasks.

    The IELTS Academic Writing Test lasts for 1 hour and includes 2 tasks. Task 1 is a letter and you must write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes out of the hour for Task 1. Task 2 is an essay and you must write at least 250 words. You should spend about 40 minutes for Task 2.

    This page is for general advice on IELTS task 2 writing for both academic and general IELTS. If you are new to IELTS or having problems improving your score, may I suggest you first check this video:

    One useful way to prepare for IELTS essays is to learn from model essays. They can show you how to structure essays in different ways and what sort of vocabulary you need. All my model essays come with complete lessons to show you how to do  IELTS writing task 2 more effectively.

  2. author
    bluegorilla927 18 Jan 2017 04:46

    If the question asks To what extent do you agree or disagree? , can I discuss the two views of other people and end with my opinion in the conclusion?

    I hope most of you know that the answer is NO. This is the big mistake that so many people make - they write a discussion essay instead of an opinion essay.

    Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favour of them because of their benefits to humanity.
    Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    It is true that medicines and other products are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. While I tend towards the viewpoint that animal testing is morally wrong, I would have to support a limited amount of animal experimentation for the development of medicines.

  3. author
    goldenduck630 17 Jan 2017 22:34

    If the question asks To what extent do you agree or disagree? , can I discuss the two views of other people and end with my opinion in the conclusion?

    I hope most of you know that the answer is NO. This is the big mistake that so many people make - they write a discussion essay instead of an opinion essay.

    Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favour of them because of their benefits to humanity.
    Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    It is true that medicines and other products are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. While I tend towards the viewpoint that animal testing is morally wrong, I would have to support a limited amount of animal experimentation for the development of medicines.

    Try this problem solution essay about the internet. I’m sure you can think of many problems but I suggest you write about only two. You have only 40 minutes in which to write your answer.

    The internet has transformed the way information is shared and consumed, but it has also created problems that did not exist before.

  4. author
    smallduck513 17 Jan 2017 22:34

    If the question asks To what extent do you agree or disagree? , can I discuss the two views of other people and end with my opinion in the conclusion?

    I hope most of you know that the answer is NO. This is the big mistake that so many people make - they write a discussion essay instead of an opinion essay.

    Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favour of them because of their benefits to humanity.
    Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    It is true that medicines and other products are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. While I tend towards the viewpoint that animal testing is morally wrong, I would have to support a limited amount of animal experimentation for the development of medicines.

    Try this problem solution essay about the internet. I’m sure you can think of many problems but I suggest you write about only two. You have only 40 minutes in which to write your answer.

    The internet has transformed the way information is shared and consumed, but it has also created problems that did not exist before.

    Try this opinion essay question about the cost of space exploration. It’s best to state a clear opinion for or against in your introduction. 

    There is an argument that exploring space is a waste of money and that there are more urgent needs to be addressed on earth, such as reducing poverty and preventing environmental destruction. However, I completely disagree with this opinion for two reasons.

    Task 2 in the IELTS Academic Writing Test is more important than task 1. You have to write more, it’s a more difficult task and it is worth more to your final band for writing as more weight is given to Task 2 than to Task 1. Practice on IELTS practice tests is important for both tasks.

    The IELTS Academic Writing Test lasts for 1 hour and includes 2 tasks. Task 1 is a letter and you must write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes out of the hour for Task 1. Task 2 is an essay and you must write at least 250 words. You should spend about 40 minutes for Task 2.

    This page is for general advice on IELTS task 2 writing for both academic and general IELTS. If you are new to IELTS or having problems improving your score, may I suggest you first check this video:

    One useful way to prepare for IELTS essays is to learn from model essays. They can show you how to structure essays in different ways and what sort of vocabulary you need. All my model essays come with complete lessons to show you how to do  IELTS writing task 2 more effectively.

    Should I give my opinion in an IELTS writing task 2 essay? This is a common question that many students ask me. To know whether you should put your opinion in your essay or not, you should read the instructions given by IELTS. IELTS very carefully for each task. You need to read them and follow them. Below are some tips to help you understand:

    How to give your opinion. Follow the link to learn if you should use “I” or “my” in your IELTS essay.

  5. author
    lazygoose303 18 Jan 2017 09:09

    If the question asks To what extent do you agree or disagree? , can I discuss the two views of other people and end with my opinion in the conclusion?

    I hope most of you know that the answer is NO. This is the big mistake that so many people make - they write a discussion essay instead of an opinion essay.

    Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favour of them because of their benefits to humanity.
    Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    It is true that medicines and other products are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. While I tend towards the viewpoint that animal testing is morally wrong, I would have to support a limited amount of animal experimentation for the development of medicines.

    Try this problem solution essay about the internet. I’m sure you can think of many problems but I suggest you write about only two. You have only 40 minutes in which to write your answer.

    The internet has transformed the way information is shared and consumed, but it has also created problems that did not exist before.

    Try this opinion essay question about the cost of space exploration. It’s best to state a clear opinion for or against in your introduction. 

    There is an argument that exploring space is a waste of money and that there are more urgent needs to be addressed on earth, such as reducing poverty and preventing environmental destruction. However, I completely disagree with this opinion for two reasons.

    Task 2 in the IELTS Academic Writing Test is more important than task 1. You have to write more, it’s a more difficult task and it is worth more to your final band for writing as more weight is given to Task 2 than to Task 1. Practice on IELTS practice tests is important for both tasks.

    The IELTS Academic Writing Test lasts for 1 hour and includes 2 tasks. Task 1 is a letter and you must write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes out of the hour for Task 1. Task 2 is an essay and you must write at least 250 words. You should spend about 40 minutes for Task 2.

    This page is for general advice on IELTS task 2 writing for both academic and general IELTS. If you are new to IELTS or having problems improving your score, may I suggest you first check this video:

    One useful way to prepare for IELTS essays is to learn from model essays. They can show you how to structure essays in different ways and what sort of vocabulary you need. All my model essays come with complete lessons to show you how to do  IELTS writing task 2 more effectively.

    Should I give my opinion in an IELTS writing task 2 essay? This is a common question that many students ask me. To know whether you should put your opinion in your essay or not, you should read the instructions given by IELTS. IELTS very carefully for each task. You need to read them and follow them. Below are some tips to help you understand:

    How to give your opinion . Follow the link to learn if you should use “I” or “my” in your IELTS essay.

  6. author
    User1490522875 18 Jan 2017 00:01

    If the question asks To what extent do you agree or disagree? , can I discuss the two views of other people and end with my opinion in the conclusion?

    I hope most of you know that the answer is NO. This is the big mistake that so many people make - they write a discussion essay instead of an opinion essay.

    Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favour of them because of their benefits to humanity.
    Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    It is true that medicines and other products are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. While I tend towards the viewpoint that animal testing is morally wrong, I would have to support a limited amount of animal experimentation for the development of medicines.

    Try this problem solution essay about the internet. I’m sure you can think of many problems but I suggest you write about only two. You have only 40 minutes in which to write your answer.

    The internet has transformed the way information is shared and consumed, but it has also created problems that did not exist before.

    Try this opinion essay question about the cost of space exploration. It’s best to state a clear opinion for or against in your introduction. 

    There is an argument that exploring space is a waste of money and that there are more urgent needs to be addressed on earth, such as reducing poverty and preventing environmental destruction. However, I completely disagree with this opinion for two reasons.

    Task 2 in the IELTS Academic Writing Test is more important than task 1. You have to write more, it’s a more difficult task and it is worth more to your final band for writing as more weight is given to Task 2 than to Task 1. Practice on IELTS practice tests is important for both tasks.

    The IELTS Academic Writing Test lasts for 1 hour and includes 2 tasks. Task 1 is a letter and you must write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes out of the hour for Task 1. Task 2 is an essay and you must write at least 250 words. You should spend about 40 minutes for Task 2.

  7. author
    Гаврилов Александр Н 18 Jan 2017 07:26

    If the question asks To what extent do you agree or disagree? , can I discuss the two views of other people and end with my opinion in the conclusion?

    I hope most of you know that the answer is NO. This is the big mistake that so many people make - they write a discussion essay instead of an opinion essay.

    Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favour of them because of their benefits to humanity.
    Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

    It is true that medicines and other products are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. While I tend towards the viewpoint that animal testing is morally wrong, I would have to support a limited amount of animal experimentation for the development of medicines.

    Try this problem solution essay about the internet. I’m sure you can think of many problems but I suggest you write about only two. You have only 40 minutes in which to write your answer.

    The internet has transformed the way information is shared and consumed, but it has also created problems that did not exist before.

    Try this opinion essay question about the cost of space exploration. It’s best to state a clear opinion for or against in your introduction. 

    There is an argument that exploring space is a waste of money and that there are more urgent needs to be addressed on earth, such as reducing poverty and preventing environmental destruction. However, I completely disagree with this opinion for two reasons.