Understanding Different Types of IELTS Essay Questions

by adhikarisunita


How do I answer this question?

I need some reasons for answer, I mean some main ideas.

Today the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of the society in which they are sold.

What is your opinion?

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Is this a Positive or Negative Development Questions

by Cams

I recently took the IELTS exam last September 24 and the question was confusing. The question was like:

In many countries, petroleum is still used for power. However, some countries are using renewable sources (solar, wind) as their main source of energy.

To what extent is this a positive or negative development?


How should we answer this kind of question?

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'Positive or Negative' Type Essay Questions

by delvy
(Santo domingo)

Hi guys,

The use of mobiles has become common in many countries.

Is this is a positive or negative development?


- How we should write answer for this essay?
- What is the task here?
- Are they asking for the advantages or disadvantage of mobile phones?

Could someone tell me pls

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Confused about an essay question

by Yasir

Hello!

I had my ielts test recently. I am confused about my General writing essay 2 response.

The question like:

"In many parts of the world, people live for longer than they used to. What are the resons for that.

Whats are the advantages or disadvantages of that".


Does this question ask about why in some countries people prefer to live for longer (as in Australia, Canada) OR it's asking why people live longer lifes?

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Which do you prefer?

by Azi

Hello.

When the question asks, "which do you prefer?" or "which is better", is it an agree or disagree question?

Examples:

Some prefer traveling companions. Other prefer to travel alone. Which do you think is better?

Instead of teaching a broad range of subjects, schools should just focus on those necessary for a given profession. Which do you prefer?

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How do I answer 'What is your opinion' type IELTS essays questions?

by sunita

Violence in playgrounds is increasing. However, it is important that parents should teach children not to hit back at bullies.

What are your opinions on this?


I'm confused whether this is agree-disagree type of question or not.

The next thing is if the question says to give our opinion without mentioning agree / disagree or advantages / disadvantages, then what will we write....discuss both views? Or give only our one opinion of agreeing or disagreeing?

And in above question how to generate ideas..I didn't know what to write about..

a. whether parents should teach or not
b. is it good that parents should teach
c. how should parents teach
d. or any other methods like teachers teaching at school.


Which could be the answer for above question

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Can someone help me to understand this IELTS task 2 essay question on traditional male roles?

by ieltsfish

I have following IELTS Writing Task 2:

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To what extent has the traditional male role changed in the last 20 years?

Many people believe that women make better parents than men and that this is why they have the greater role in raising children in most societies. Others claim that men are just as good as women at parenting.

Write an essay expressing your point of view.


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I am not really sure what I'm expected to answer here.

Am I expected to give my opinion on whether women are better at parenting or do I have to answer the question "To what extent has the traditional male role changed in the last 20 years?" by expressing my point of view and giving reasons?

Or am I expected to answer the question and also give my opinion on who is a better parent?

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What can I do if I don't understand the IELTS essay question?

by Dia - Xing HuiShuai
(Wuxi,JiangSu,China)

Hi,

I want to ask a question about IELTS writing test.

If I don't understand the question, what can I do?

Thanks your help.

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How do I answer different IELTS essay questions?

by claudia moraga
(santiago, Chile)

Hi, my name is Andrea, and I am very worried about how is the way of writing an essay.

I learned different ways to write it, but I don´t know what to choose.

Maybe the way differs in the structure of the essay depending on the type of questions that are at the end of the problem, for example:

- to what extent...
- which do you believe and why?
- Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

please help me with that.
Sincerely,
Claudia

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How do we answer opinion and argument types of IELTS essays?

by doctor

In the opinion and argument type of essays do we need to discuss both the sides or we just stick to our opinion throughout the essay?

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will the essay in writing task 2 be repeated?

by rupa

will the essay in writing task 2 be repeated?

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To What Extent Question

by Albert

Hello,

I was wondering about the best way to answer such this topic because I couldn't know what should I do?

Some people claim that not enough of the waste from homes is recycled. They say that the only way to increase this is for governments to make it a legal requirement.

To what extent do you think laws are needed to make people recycle more of their waste?


Please provide me with the best strategy for such an essay.

Thank you
bro

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Confusing Essay Type

by kzbk

I am really confused with the types of essays. Can you tell me what type of essay is this one?

Most people are not interested in how their food has been produced. They only care about how much it costs.

How true is this statement? What influences people when they buy food?

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Did I answer this IELTS essay question correctly?

by Dmr

Hi!

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.

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