Developing Good IELTS Essay Body Paragraphs
Hi There,I have spotted that every task 2 question contains the following sentence:"Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience."
I am slightly confused because in the majority of the band 8 essays, people have not used the words 'For Example' or 'For Instance'. They have simply stated their opinion and given reasons for that opinion.
Do we have to give examples from real-life scenarios for each and every question?
Do we need to give examples for each and every idea? What if there are 3 ideas or solutions. Do I need to use 'For Example'/'For Instance' for all three ideas?
Thanks a ton!
Using Personal Examples
Can we add personal examples to support our opinion or point in task 2. Its so confusing.
Can we write:
My brother was studying this that or someone in my neighbourhood has done something blah blah.
I have not found the answer anywhere.
Using names of people and places in IELTS essay
by TEFL TUTOR
Is it fine to mention names of people and places as examples in Task 2?
Thinking of Ideas
by Rusik / Ruslan
How are you guys. I have problem with my writing.
Task 2 is more difficult to find the ideas to write about. It requires real writing skills, imagination and special abilities.
How to facilitate this problem and how to come up with ideas for a task 2?
Is this a well-developed paragraph?
Sir how is this paragraph. It is well developed ?
There are many advantages of growing tourism. To begin with, a country can generate some income form the visitors and this could be used for some development purposes such as education, transport and so on. In addition to this, there will be a better understanding among the nations. For example opening a boarder between Israel and Palestine can be helpful to avoid tension between the nations and develop friendly relation between them. Moreover, growing tourism can play vital for rural development. Hence, it is clear that tourism has some positive aspects.
Inventing facts for the IELTS Essay
Can I invent facts to a small extent in IELTS essay?
Using a Mind Map
by jago pearce
Mind Map / brainstorm:
When writing pretty much anything I start with bullet points. I then arrange these into groups. I then join these groups together.
For example the mind map for the above sentence would be:
In writing my technique is:
- summarize what I want to say
- group these points together
- see if the points link together
- reorder everything (because most likely one idea led to another)
If I was to try and just write it all out in one go I'd end up going from one point to another in a messy way.
Am I allowed to sketch out a plan on some notepaper this way?
Hope this helps if it's allowed :-)
Faulty Essay Support
by Eduardo Castro
As an attempt to support my argument in the essay, I said that "Brazilian authorities, in the 2018 World Cup, prohibited alcoholic drinks in football arenas".
However, I realized after the test that the World Cup in Brazil happened in 2014. Do I lose marks for this?
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