Did I answer this IELTS essay question correctly?
Please, help me to analyze my failed attempt to get an 8 band for my writing, since I'm not sure where it went wrong. I had my exam two weeks ago and there was this question for the writing task 2:
More houses are needed in many countries to cope with increasing populations.
Would it be better to build houses in existing towns and cities, or to develop new towns in rural areas?
The phrasing was a little bit different, but the structure and the topic of the question was exactly the same.
My question is what should be the structure for the answer to this kind of question? I identified it as a discussion question, which, I presume now, was a mistake.