This truthfulness in relationships essay question appeared recently in the IELTS test.
It is about whether always telling the truth is the most important factor in any relationship:
In a question phrased like this, you'll notice you are given a superlative adjective:
You should use this to help you think about how to construct your essay and the ideas you might have. Ask yourself some questions related to this in order to brainstorm ideas:
*a lie about a small or unimportant matter that someone tells to avoid hurting another person
If you think there are other more important things or things that are as important, then you probably disagree with the statement .
This truthfulness essay would achieve a high IELTS band score.
It has carefully considered the question and given a clear and coherent response to it. Although the writer agrees truthfulness is important, s/he explains how it's not this simple. It needs to be considered in its particular context and sometimes a lie might be the best choice to maintain a healthy relationship.
So if you get an agree / disagree question, look carefully to see if it's suggesting that something is the most important thing, or a similar phrase. You can then use this as the basis to think about other ideas for the essay.
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