IELTS Writing Task 2: Two-Part Questions
Jul18

IELTS Writing Task 2: Two-Part Questions

Introduction Today we’re going to look at one kind of IELTS writing task 2 question that often makes students a little worried: the two-part question. This is also sometimes referred to as “the direct question” as it is more direct than other types of writing question, such as advantage/disadvantage or problem/solution. I will show you what this question looks like and how to answer it. What is a Two-Part Question? In IELTS writing...

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IELTS Writing: Should I Write 4 or 5 Paragraphs?
Jul08

IELTS Writing: Should I Write 4 or 5 Paragraphs?

If you’ve been studying IELTS for a long time, you’ll see certain teachers and textbooks recommending one structure or another. Generally, what they suggest is something like this: Introduction 2-3 body paragraphs Conclusion That’s it. Pretty simple, right? Well, some students ask, “Should I write 4 or 5 paragraphs?” because they want to know which is best. When they look at model essays by IELTS examiners, they see both kinds of...

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Sample Answer for Recent IELTS Writing Task 2 Question
May04

Sample Answer for Recent IELTS Writing Task 2 Question

A few months ago, this question was given in the IELTS writing task 2 exam: Some people think it is more beneficial to play sports that are played in teams, e.g. football. However, others think it is more beneficial individual sports, e.g. tennis and swimming. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. Today, I will give you my sample answer for this recent IELTS writing task 2 question, and make a few suggestions on how you can...

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Essay Correction: Family Topic [Task 2]
Aug25

Essay Correction: Family Topic [Task 2]

One of my Chinese students wrote an essay on the following topic, which I corrected and am sharing here for the benefit of my website readers. You can see her essay below, as well as my edits. For practice, you may want to try marking her essay yourself! Spotting mistakes is a great way to boost your own IELTS writing skills. If you want me to mark your essay, check the information at the bottom of the page. Question: Some people...

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A Global Language: Band 9 Sample Essay
Apr30

A Global Language: Band 9 Sample Essay

Here’s a recent IELTS Writing Task 2 question and a sample Band 9 answer: Question Scientists say that in the future humanity will speak the same language. Do you think this is a positive or negative social development? Sample Answer One of the consequences of globalization is that even though there are more humans on the earth, the number of languages spoken is decreasing. As nomadic people and small tribes are assimilated into the...

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