This is a model vegetarianism essay.
As I always stress, you should read the question very carefully before you answer it to make sure you are writing about the right thing.
Take a look at the question:
If you rush to start writing and don't analyse the question and brainstorm some ideas you may include the wrong information.
There are religious or moral arguments for not eating meat, but if you discuss those you will be going off topic.
This question is specifically about the health problems connected to eating meat.
So you must discuss in your answer what some of these problems are and if you think there are real health risks or not.
And don't get worried that you do not know much about diet and health.
As part of your IELTS study it will help if you know the basics of most topics such as some health vocabulary in this case, but you are not expected to be an expert on nutrition.
Remember, you are being judged on your English ability and your ability to construct an argument in a coherent way, not to be an expert in the subject matter. So relax and work with
In this vegetarianism essay, the candidate disagrees with the statement, and is thus arguing that everyone does not need to be a vegetarian.
The essay has been organised in the following way:
Body 1: Health issues connected with eating meat (i.e. arguments in support of being a vegetarian
Body 2: Advantages of eating meat
Now take a look at the model answer.
You should begin by intoducing the topic. The introduction in this vegetarianism essay begins by mentioning vegetarians and the possible harm of eating meat.
It then goes on to the thesis statement, which makes it clear what the candidate's opinion is.
The first body paragraph has a topic sentence which makes it clear that the paragraph is going to address the possible health issues of eating meat.
Some reasons and examples are then given to support this.
The second body paragraph then has a topic sentence which makes it clear that the main idea is now about the arguments for eating meat.
The conclusion in this vegetarianism essay then repeats the opinion and gives the candidates final thoughts.
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