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Oct 19, 2016
Understanding different types of IELTS essay questions
by: IELTS buddy

This is an 'advantages and disadvantages' essay, but it also requires your opinion, as it wants to know whether you think it has more pros or cons.

You could answer it in various ways.

1) Say it is definitely a positive development and write 2-3 paragraphs about the advantages of renewable sources.

2) Say it is definitely a negative development and write 2-3 paragraphs about the disadvantages of renewable sources.

You could make your paragraphs comparative so you are discussing both renewables and petrol. For example, body paragraph one could discuss 'pollution' as a topic and explain why renewable sources reduce it but petroleum increases it.

3) Or you could write one paragraph about the benefits of petroleum and another about the benefits of renewables and then come to a conclusion (with your opinion) in the at the end (or the cons of each).

4) You could write one body paragraph about the benefits of petroleum then the next paragraph about problems of renewables then conclude that it is a negative development (or visa versa).

So as you can see there are quite a few ways to approach it.

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