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© 2013 Mike Wattie All Rights Reserved Page 1 IELTS Writing Task 2: Model essays and how to write them! Mike Wattie
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© 2013 Mike Wattie All Rights Reserved Page 2 About the author I have been teaching English as a second language for over fifteen years in Taiwan and Australia, in language centres and universities. I have also been working as an IELTS examiner. My area of specialization is teaching students how to pass the IELTS exam. I particularly enjoy teaching IELTS because I find it challenging to teach students the necessary skills and strategies that they need to pass, and I also find that my students are highly motivated – this is a joy for a teacher! Other books in this series IELTS Task 1 Writing Academic Test IELTS Task 1 Writing General Test Acknowledgements I would like to thank those responsible for their help in completing this book. I sincerely thank Phil Biggerton for his time editing this book. I would also like to thank some of my faithful students, Nhi Phan, Andrey Polyakov, and Maria Gvozdeva, for providing valuable feedback on this book. Thanks to all my past students as well, for giving me the inspiration and desire to write this book. Copyright © Mike Wattie 2013 All Rights Reserved No part of this book or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the author, unless otherwise indicated for stand-alone materials.
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© 2013 Mike Wattie All Rights Reserved Page 3 Contents 1. Overview ................................................................................................................... 6 1.1. Sample question ..................................................................................................... 7 1.2. The three biggest mistakes when taking the IELTS writing exam ............................. 8 1.3. How to Improve ...................................................................................................... 9 1.4. Task sequence for IELTS essay writing ................................................................... 10 2. Grading of tasks ....................................................................................................... 12 3. Comparing the three types of essays ........................................................................ 13 3.1. Structuring the three types of essays .................................................................... 14 4. Parts of the essay .................................................................................................... 16 4.1. Introduction .......................................................................................................... 16 4.2. Body ..................................................................................................................... 19 4.3. Conclusion ............................................................................................................ 21 4.4. Planning your essays ............................................................................................. 23 5. Opinion essay .......................................................................................................... 25 5.1. Typical question words ......................................................................................... 25 5.2. Task Analysis ......................................................................................................... 26 5.3. Planning your essay .............................................................................................. 27 5.4. Steps in writing your essay .................................................................................... 29 5.5. Model essay version 1: somewhat agree ............................................................... 34 5.6. Template for opinion essay ................................................................................... 35 5.7. Model essay version 2: totally agree ..................................................................... 36 5.8. More sample questions of opinion essays ............................................................. 37 5.9. Common mistakes ................................................................................................ 38
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© 2013 Mike Wattie All Rights Reserved Page 4 6. Both sides and opinion essay ................................................................................... 40 6.1. Typical question words ......................................................................................... 40 6.2. Task analysis ......................................................................................................... 40 6.3. Planning your essay .............................................................................................. 42 6.4. Steps in writing your essay .................................................................................... 44 6.5. Model essay 1: ...................................................................................................... 49 6.6. Template for a both sides and opinion essay ......................................................... 50 Model essay 2: ................................................................................................................. 51 6.7. More Sample Questions ........................................................................................ 52 6.8. Common mistakes ................................................................................................ 54 7. Two question essay ................................................................................................. 56 7.1. Sample question words ......................................................................................... 56 7.2. Task analysis ......................................................................................................... 56 7.3. Planning the essay ................................................................................................ 57 7.4. Steps in writing your essay .................................................................................... 59 7.5. Model essay one: .................................................................................................. 62 7.6. Template for a two question essay ........................................................................ 63 7.7. Model essay two: .................................................................................................. 65 7.8. More sample questions ......................................................................................... 66 7.9. Common mistakes ................................................................................................ 66 8. Improving your score ............................................................................................... 67 8.1. Common mistakes with task response .................................................................. 67 8.2. Improving task response ....................................................................................... 71 8.3. Common errors with cohesion and coherence ...................................................... 72 8.4. Improving cohesion and coherence ....................................................................... 74 8.5. Common errors with vocabulary ........................................................................... 76
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© 2013 Mike Wattie All Rights Reserved Page 5 8.6. Improving vocabulary ........................................................................................... 78 8.7.
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