Structure of an IELTS essay

by Maulik Monty
(Melbourne)

It is true that in ielts essay we need to follow this structure:

- Introduction
- thesis

- first paragraph one argument as a task response + example + explanation
- and the same we need to do in second paragraph with second argument

- and in conclusion we need to do restatement.

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Sep 25, 2014
structure for an IELTS essay
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

What you have suggested is a good way to basically set out a simple essay for IELTS. But it would be wrong to say you 'have to' do it that way. There is not a fixed structure you have to follow for an IELTS essay.

Of course you do need certain things that you mention such as introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion, thesis statement, central ideas in each paragraph etc.

But there are different ways of structuring an essay. The body paragraphs don't have to follow the pattern you say but you certainly should ensure they are well-organised and provide good support for your arguments.

Teachers give their students structures to follow as this can help them improve, but there is not 'one' correct way. There are different choices you can make.

Take a look at these model essays to see some of the variations or these essay writing lessons for strategies and techniques.

Thanks

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Does someone have an IELTS Writing Task 2 formula?

by safa
(Bangladesh)

i need writing task 2 formula.

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Sep 25, 2014
have an IELTS Writing Task 2 formula
by: IELTS buddy

There aren't formulas as such and you have to be careful about learning a 'formula' as there are different types of IELTS essays and they require different types of answer.

But there are techniques for writing introductions / conclusions quickly, and how to structure paragraphs etc.

Work your way through the lessons here: IELTS Writing Task 2 Lessons

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IELTS Argument Led Essay Lesson

by davidbowesuk
(Bangkok)


Argument Led Essay Lesson (IELTS Writing Task 2)

Hi, hope you're all well. I've just added a free printable lesson to Teaching Truffles.

It's a 2-hour lesson about "argument led essay writing" which is particularly relevant to students preparing for the IELTS exam. As you may already know, writing task 2 of the IELTS exam may require that participants write an essay following the argument led approach. In other words, the student writes about the advantages and disadvantages of something before offering their own opinion.

Bear in mind, there are a few writing approaches that students need to be aware of for writing task 2, the argument led approach being just one of them.

The lesson is split into 2 phases: the teaching phase, which uses the worksheets (8 pages), and the practice phase, which involves writing an IELTS style argument led essay with the help of a checklist. All in all, the lesson is easy to teach, productive and engaging.

If you would like to get your hands on the lesson, follow the link:

Argument Led Essay Lesson

There's no need to register for the site, provide details or pay anything. Just click and you have everything you need to teach the class - that's it.

Enjoy.

Dave

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Jun 04, 2016
Thank you Dave!
by: Anonymous

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Jun 06, 2016
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by: sunil

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Jun 06, 2016
Re: "Unuseful" by sunil
by: Dave (Teaching Truffles)

Sunil, the lesson is not suitable for beginner level English users like yourself. That's why you didn't find it useful.

Note that this lesson has been created for qualified English teachers to use in class with their pre-intermediate level (or higher) students.

My advice is that you should learn the basics of English before even looking at a lesson like this.

Good luck with your English learning.

Dave (Teaching Truffles)

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