Last 5 minutes Write a quick conclusion ( examples ) then check your work. Please note: These are suggestions, not rules. IELTS Writing Task2 Simon Page 5
Students are often surprised by my 10-minute planning time. In my experience, a good plan helps you to write your essay much faster than you think. 3. IELTS Writing Task 2: how to answer any question Today I want to show you what happens in my brain when I see any IELTS Writing Task 2 question. Here are my thinking steps: 1. I read the question very carefully, maybe three times. I ask myself "What's the topic? What is the question asking me to write about?" 2. I underline the key things that must be included in the essay. I always answer every part of the question. 3. Now I think about my 4 paragraph structure. I can write any type of essay in 4 paragraphs; I just need to decide what to put in each paragraph. 4. If I need to give my opinion, I think "What is the easiest opinion to explain? What good vocabulary could I use?" 5. Then I write down some vocabulary ideas that are related to the topic. 6. I try to write 2 sentences for the introduction: I introduce the topic, then give a simple answer (including my opinion if the question asks for it). 7. I write short 'topic sentences' to start each paragraph, then develop my ideas by explaining and supporting with examples. 8. I look at the question from time to time in order to check that I'm answering every part of it. 9. I know that I write about 10 words per line; I can quickly check the approximate number of words that I've written. 10. If I need more words (to reach 250), I expand one of my examples in the main body paragraphs. If necessary, I draw an arrow to show where I want to add the extra words. 4.IELTS Writing: problem / solution (life expectancy)In the developed world, average life expectancy is increasing. What problems will thiscause for individuals and society? Suggest some measures that could be taken toreduce the impact of aging populations.Some advice:1.Write 4 paragraphs: introduction, problems, solutions, conclusion. IELTS Writing Task2 Simon Page 6
5. IELTS Writing Task 2: 'opinion' essays For 'opinion' essays, should you give both sides of the argument or just one side? The answer is that you can do either. A) Essay structure for one side of the argument: 1.
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