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Avoiding pronouns in Task 2 writing

Avoiding pronouns in Task 2 writing As you probably know, it is important to write formally in Task 2, using an academic writing style (even in the General Training module). We have looked at some aspects of this in previous posts (such as using the correct register and writing more academically) but in this post … Read more

Giving examples in Task 2

Phrases to use and phrases to avoid in Task 2 IELTS writing

In Task 2 writing, you are required to give examples to support and develop your point of view. Here are some of the points to consider when writing your Task 2 essay. Avoid being overly personal Bad example: There are many reasons to argue that certain professions are underpaid. For example, my friend is a … Read more

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 6.0 Task: Task 2 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to see the correction, and scroll to the bottom of the page to read our comments on the … Read more

Writing a conclusion to a Task 2 essay

Writing a conclusion to a Task 2 essay In Task II, your concluding sentence should summarise your argument as presented in the essay, but ideally should also end with either a speculation or a recommendation. A speculation is when you estimate what may happen in the future. For example: Unless more job opportunities are provided, … Read more