Do we always need to give our opinion?

by Siel

Do you always need to give your opinion about the subject in the question for the essay in task 2?

On the IELTS website they talk about how important it is that you express your own opinion in the essay.

But what if the question does not specifically ask for your opinion?

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Aug 16, 2016
Giving your opinion in IELTS Writing Task 2
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Siel,

I don't know what you are referring to on the IELTS website, but you always should obviously give you opinion for opinion essays i.e. do you agree or disagree or discuss both sides and give your opinion.

In those cases you would want to make sure your opinion is very clear in the introduction and / or conclusion.

But if you were asked for example about causes and solutions you would not need to give your opinion in the intro / conclusion.

It would not be a problem if you did give some kind of opinion about the subject but it would not be necessary.

It would be useful if you copied and pasted the part on the website you are referring to then I can look.


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