IELTS Writing for the Academic Module

IELTS Writing for the Academic Module

IELTS Writing for the Academic ModuleFrom this page, you will find links to all of our IELTS writing tips, with lessons, exercises, tips and hints for the Academic Module.

It is important to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for and being able to express yourself clearly, so we hope the lessons, tips and hints below will help.

Getting the result you need in the IELTS writing test requires a lot of practice, as well as understanding the common pitfalls and mistakes many candidates make. By working through the material on this site, you’ll be fully prepared with no surprises on test day!

‘In contrast’ and ‘On the other hand’

'In contrast' and 'On the other hand' Two linking phrases that are often confused are 'In contrast' and 'On the other hand'. Compare examples A and B. A. Tourism often has a positive impact on less wealthy countries. On the ...
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6 common errors when writing an introduction to IELTS Task 2

When writing an introduction to your Task 2 essay, there are a number of points you need to include (take a look at this page). On this page, we will focus on 6 of the most common errors we see ...
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General Writing #1

About IELTS writing

About IELTS writing It is very important to note that there are significant differences between the Academic Module and the General Training IELTS writing test. Parts of the test There are two parts to the IELTS writing test – Task ...
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Analysing IELTS Task 2 writing questions

Analysing IELTS Task 2 writing questions Before you can being preparing your answer to a Task 2 topic, you need to be sure you have fully understood what you are being asked to write about. For this post, we will ...
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Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS – lesson 1

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS - lesson 1 We have already posted a number of pages about improving your writing in the IELTS test (see Writing more academically, Avoiding pronouns and Using the correct register). In these lessons, we ...
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About IELTS

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS – lesson 2

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS - lesson 2 We have already posted a number of pages about improving your writing in the IELTS test (see Writing more academically, Avoiding pronouns and Using the correct register). In these lessons, we ...
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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 ...
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Cause and effect sentences

Cause and effect In the IELTS writing test, thinking of cause and effect allows you to extend your ideas and justify your opinions. Using a range of connectors will also make your essay more academic. 'Further education has become more ...
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Common errors in IELTS writing – ‘government’

Common errors in IELTS writing - 'government' Using the correct words in your IELTS test can make the difference between succeeding and having to resit the test, so make sure you've got the right word or phrase! In this post, ...
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Comparison and contrast in Task 2

Comparison and contrast in Task 2

Comparison and contrast in Task 2 To present your ideas and opinions clearly, it is important to know how to accurately use comparison and contrast in Task 2 of the IELTS writing test. Here are some the words that you ...
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Correlating data in Task 1

Correlating data in Task 1 NOTE: This page relates to the Academic Module, not the General Training Module. In previous pages we have looked at some of the language needed to describe a graph, chart or table for Task 1 ...
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Ending a Task 1 Academic report

There are lots of different advice about how to end a Task 1 report, so on this page we have presented some good and bad ideas for the last lines of your Task 1. Keep these facts in mind when ...
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Facts about the IELTS writing test

Facts about the IELTS writing test Here's a collection of some of the most common questions we are asked about the IELTS writing test. If your have a question that isn't answered here, post it in the comments section at ...
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Getting ideas for IELTS Task 2

Getting ideas for IELTS Task 2 With only 40 minutes to read the question, get ideas, plan your essay, write the essay and then proofread your work, you need to be quick getting ideas. Here are some useful methods of ...
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Phrases to use and phrases to avoid in Task 2 IELTS writing

Giving examples in Task 2

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 ...
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IELTS Task 1 Modle answer

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 001

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table gives information about the average hours spent on the Internet by European people of different age groups. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 002

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 2 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The bar chart shows the typical weekday for students in three different countries. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 003

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 3 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The line graph shows the number of first time visitors and returning visitors who visited Caryl Island from 2000 to 2008. Summarise the ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 004

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 4 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The process shows how plants create food. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. Write ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 005

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 5 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The line graph shows the cost for watching films. The pie charts show the change in the percentage of market share represented by ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 006

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 6 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows ways that schoolchildren get to school in three different countries. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 007

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 7 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the percentage of people with mobile phones who use various features on their phone. Summarise the information by selecting and ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 009

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 9 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The line graph shows the average temperature during the hottest part of the day in Australia in 2007. Summarise the information by selecting ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 012

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 12 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts show information about the number of kilometres travelled in an average month and the distribution of vehicle types in Britain. Summarise ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 013

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 13 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The process shows diamonds moving from the mine to the retailer. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 014

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 14 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph shows the hours spent in different study methods during a two year course. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 015

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 15 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts illustrate how recycling is carried out in Eutopia, and the pie charts show the percentage of recycled and unrecycled waste. Summarise ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 016

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 16 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts show the percentage of power generated from 6 different types in Gareline. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 017

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 17 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart details the length of different quality water in rivers in England. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 018

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 18 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagram shows the parts of a dock for an mp3 player. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 019

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 19 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows the average life expectancy for males and females in 1990, 1950 and 1990. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 020

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 20 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph shows four areas of accommodation status in a major European city from 1970 to 2000. Summarise the information by selecting and ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 021

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 21 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows information on participation in various leisure activities in the U.K. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 022

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 22 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows how people travelled to work in 1996 and 2001 . Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 023

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 23 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The line graph shows carbon emissions from different sources over a number of years. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 024

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 24 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The bar chart shows the typical weekday for students in three different countries. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 025

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 25 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows working hours and income for four jobs. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 026

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 26 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts show the distribution of money spent on music in three different years in Northern Ireland. Summarise the information by selecting and ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 027

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 27 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows days taken off work due to stress related illnesses by job for men and women. Summarise the information by selecting ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 028

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 28 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows the attitudes to recycling of people in different age groups. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 029

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 29 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows the production and consumption of natural gas in different countries in 2001. Write a report for a university lecturer ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 030

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 30 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the amount of coal used by different sectors in the UK. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 031

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 31 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The diagram below shows the process of publishing a book. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below. Summarise ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 032

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 32 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graph shows typical levels in enthusiasm, confidence and ability of students attending a ten-week IELTS course. Write a report for a university ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 033

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 33 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The graphs below show three exports from South East Asia and the four sources of revenue for 1970 and 1995. Write a report ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 1 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 2 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 5 Report 3 Band score: approximately 5.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 1 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 2 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 6 Report 3 Band score: approximately 6.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart below shows how people travelled to work in 1996 and ...
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IELTS task 1 sample answer

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 1 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows the sources of carbon dioxide emissions between 1970 and ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 2 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the amount of coal used by different sectors in ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 7 Report 3 Band score: approximately 7.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The bar chart shows the number of children in two different age ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 1

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 1 Band score: approximately 8.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 2

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 2 Band score: approximately 8.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 The answer below has been rated purely based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to ...
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IELTS task 1 sample answer

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 3

IELTS Academic Task 1 writing sample Band 8 Report 3 Band score: approximately 8.0 Format: Academic Task: Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows the sources of carbon dioxide emissions between 1970 and ...
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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 010

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 10 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have seen an advertisement for a part time job welcoming visitors to your town. Write to the recruiters. In your letter ...
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IELTS Task 1 describing trends

IELTS Task 1 describing trends In IELTS Task 1, a trend is the general direction or movement that can be seen in the graph. It is essential to use a range of vocabulary when describing trends in order to get ...
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IELTS Task 1 graphs

IELTS Task 1 graphs Before you can begin Task I, you have to look carefully at what is being represented. Remember that not every graph is talking about percentages! It is very common for points to be lost for simply ...
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IELTS Task 2 avoiding emotional language

IELTS Task 2 avoiding emotional language A common error in the IELTS test is not writing in a formal, academic manner for Task 2. In this post, we will look at writing too emotionally. Compare these two sentences  -which is ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 001

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 1 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In many countries, people do not recycle ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 002

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 2 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Smoking can cause serious illnesses and should ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 003

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 3 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: We no longer need to have animals ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 004

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 4 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In some countries, people are forced to ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 008

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 8 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Driving a car is a valuable skill and should therefore be taught in schools. Do you agree or disagree? ...
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IELTS writing model answer

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 009

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Compared to previous generations, an increasing number of people are traveling overseas for holidays. Why is this? Is this ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 010

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 10 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In some countries, people who are unemployed receive a sum of money each week in the form of a ...
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IELTS writing model answer

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 011

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 11 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Teenagers are spending an increasing amount of time on the Internet, and this is having a negative effect on ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 012

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 12 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of having older people living in the family home? Do you agree or ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 013

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 13 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Medical procedures for cosmetic purposes should not be allowed. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 014

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 14 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traditional methods of food preparation are becoming less popular. Why do you think this is? Give reasons for your ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 015

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 15 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traffic problems are increasing in most cities. What can be done about this? Give reasons for your answer and ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 016

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 16 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Studying business or science related subjects at university level is more important that arts related courses like literature. Do ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 017

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 17 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: People who start a university course but do not complete it should be fined. Do you agree or disagree? ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 018

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 18 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Computers have changed the way people study. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using computers as study aids? ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 019

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 19 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Visa applications should be relaxed for people who want to study in another country. Do you agree or disagree? ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 020

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 20 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: As we move into the digital age, books and newspapers are becoming less important. Within the next 20 years, ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 021

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 21 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Individuals should not be allowed to carry guns. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 022

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 22 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Advances in technology and automation have reduced the need for manual labour. Therefore working hours should be reduced. To ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 023

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 23 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traffic congestion in major cities is an ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 024

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 24 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In some countries, people who commit less ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 025

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 25 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Should arts-related entertainment venues such as museums ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 026

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 26 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: An increasing number of families have computers at home. What are the advantages and disadvantages of internet access for ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 027

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 27 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: The mark of a successful person is ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 028

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 28 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: We have become a disposable society, preferring ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 029

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 29 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In many countries, schoolchildren are required to ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 030

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 30 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Education is very important. How can children ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 031

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 31 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: International air travel has a negative impact ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 032

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 32 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: We never know when the natural disaster ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 033

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 33 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Modern appliances in the home have become ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 034

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 34 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: It is the responsibility of governments to ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 035

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 35 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: The difference between popular culture and more ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 036

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 36 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In many countries, government sponsorship of the ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 037

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 37 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: The number of car accidents is increasing ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 038

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 38 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: What factors do you think are important ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 039

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 39 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: A course of study that has no ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 040

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 40 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: As we move into the digital age, ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 041

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 41 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Journalists often claim that people have the ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 042

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 42 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Children watch too much television. As a ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 043

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 43 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Traffic congestion in major cities is an ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 044

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 44 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Drug addiction is becoming an increasing problem ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 045

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 45 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Attitude is as important as knowledge in ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 046

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 46 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Nowadays we are producing more and more ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing more academically

IELTS Task 2 Writing more academically To write a good Task 2 essay for IELTS, you need to know how to write more formally and to present yourself in an academic manner. This post will show you some of the ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 1

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 1 Band score: approximately 5.0 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 5.0 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 5.0 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 1

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 1 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 ...
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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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 6 Essay 3 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 5 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 1

IELTS writing sample answer Band score: approximately 7.0 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 7.0 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 7 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 7.0 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 1

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 1 Band score: approximately 8.0 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 2

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 2 Band score: approximately 8.0 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 ...
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IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 3

IELTS Task 2 writing sample answer Band 8 Essay 3 Band score: approximately 8.0 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 ...
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IELTS Writing practice test (Academic Module) #1

IELTS Writing practice test (Academic Module) #1 This section of the site is for you to try writing a complete IELTS writing test. For the best practice, we strongly recommend that you keep to the requirements laid out in the ...
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IELTS writing Task 1 table gap fill

IELTS writing Task 1 table gap fill Complete the Task 1 report below by using words from the drop down boxes. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows information on participation in various leisure ...
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If you don’t understand Task 2

What to do if you don't understand Task 2 As you may already know or have read about on our site, we recommend starting with Task 2 in the writing test (it's worth more points than Task 1). But what ...
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Linking words for IELTS – exercise 1

Linking words for IELTS - exercise 1 We recommend reading the 'Linking words' page before attempting this exercise. Using linking words effectively and accurately is essential if you are looking for a good result in your IELTS test (they are ...
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Linking words for IELTS – exercise 2

 Linking words for IELTS - exercise 2 We recommend reading the 'Linking words' page before attempting this exercise. Using linking words effectively and accurately is essential if you are looking for a good result in your IELTS test (they are ...
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Linking words for IELTS writing

Linking words for IELTS writing So, yet and because are three basic examples of linking words - words which allow you to put together ideas either through contrast, comparison, example, cause, effect or sequence. Good use of linking words makes ...
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Making predictions in IELTS

Making predictions in IELTS NOTE: This lesson is aimed at IELTS writing, but can also be useful for the speaking test. Expressing predictions is a useful IELTS skill. Not only does it apply to writing a conclusion, but there is ...
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Paraphrasing in IELTS

Paraphrasing in IELTS

Paraphrasing in IELTS Being able to paraphrase (express the same meaning using different words) is a very useful skill for the IELTS writing test, but it can also help you identify answers in the reading and listening. Here are some ...
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Percentages in Task 1 (Academic)

When describing data in Task 1 (Academic Module), you will need to show the examiner that you can use a range of different expressions rather than just repeatedly copying percentages. Having other ways to express percentages in Task 1 will ...
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Phrases to avoid in Task 2 IELTS writing

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

Phrases to use and phrases to avoid in Task 2 IELTS writing There are a number of IELTS preparation institutions that will teach you set phrases to use in IELTS writing test. However, it is important to remember that the ...
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Planning Task 2

Planning Task 2 After you have analysed the question and brainstormed some ideas, your next step is to plan your answer. For the purposes of this page, we will use the following IELTS Task 2 question: TOPIC: The poor only ...
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Preparing a plan for Task 1

Preparing a plan for Task 1 NOTE: This post is for the Academic Module writing test NOTE 2: Click here for a lesson preparing a plan for Task 2 As with any formal writing, it is important to prepare a ...
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Preparing the Task 2 answer Seven tips

Preparing the Task 2 answer Seven tips Here are the 7 steps you should take to plan your answer for IELTS writing Task 2. To illustrate the steps, we will be using this question: Advances in technology and automation have ...
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Prepositions in Task 1 graphs

Prepositions in Task 1 graphs (Academic Module) In the majority of Task 1 questions for the Academic Module, you will need to describe data using the correct prepositions. However, prepositions in Task 1 graphs can be quite tricky! NOTE: this ...
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Punctuation exercises for IELTS

Punctuation exercises for IELTS Have you read the information page on punctuation? Click here to read it before you try the punctuation exercises. Remember to register to get email updates. Complete the punctuation exercises below to test your knowledge of ...
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Punctuation in IELTS writing

Punctuation in IELTS writing One of the categories the examiner will be looking for when assessing your writing is your accuracy with punctuation, and the correct use of more accurate punctuation like semi colons and colons can make the difference ...
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Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1

Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1 NOTE: This lesson is for the ACADEMIC module only. To get a good result in your Academic Task 1 IELTS writing test, it is essential that you clearly understand what the data you are ...
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Supporting and opposing the topic in Task 2

Supporting and opposing the topic in Task 2 With many IELTS Task 2 writing topics, you are asked to give your opinion on a subject. A common mistake that IELTS candidates make in this situation is to focus purely on ...
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Task 1 describing processes

Task 1 describing processes IMPORTANT NOTE: This post is only useful for candidates preparing for the Academic Module IELTS test Although it is the least common Task 1 type, writing about a process can be difficult because you need to ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Before you begin this lesson, you will need to know the meaning of the words below as they are part of the lesson. POINT OF VIEW: (noun phrase) An opinion . Example: 'It ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics Page 2

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 2 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1. On the previous page, you answered some questions about Task 2. On this page, we will look at the marking criteria ...
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Task 2 IELTS writing – the basics Page 3

Task 2 IELTS writing - the basics Page 3 Before starting this lesson, make sure you've seen page 1 and page 2. In the final page in this lesson, we will look at what might be the MOST important point ...
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The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question

The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question Task II writing questions can often be divided into different parts. Commonly, these are: 1. a situation which is generally accepted as being true 2. an opinion, speculation or suggestion ...
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Types of Task 2 essay

The four types of IELTS Task 2 essay

The four types of IELTS Task 2 essay There are four IELTS Task 2 types in the writing test (Academic Module and General Training), and it is important to understand exactly which of the four types you are answering as ...
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Tips for the IELTS writing test

Tips for the IELTS writing test On this page are tips and hints for writing in the IELTS test. If you have a question or a tip that you think would benefit others, let us know using the message form ...
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Using the correct register in the IELTS test

Using the correct register in the IELTS test 'Register' is the level of language and sentence structure that you use in your IELTS writing. There is a significant difference here depending on whether you are preparing for the Academic Module ...
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Word count in IELTS writing

Word count in IELTS writing As you probably know, the word requirements for the IELTS writing test are a minimum 150 words for Task 1 and 250 words for Task 2. Test what you know about the IELTS word count ...
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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 ...
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IELTS writing

Writing an introduction for Task 2 IELTS

Writing an introduction for Task 2 IELTS In Task 2, the first paragraph of your essay, the introduction, is very important as it is where the examiner will make their first judgment about your ability in written English. Below is ...
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Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic)

Writing an introduction to Task 1 (Academic) Getting the introduction right in Task 1 is very important, as it is the first thing the examiner will see of your writing and they will start forming decisions about your level from ...
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Writing good body paragraphs for IELTS Task 2

Writing good body paragraphs for IELTS Task 2 In Task II, your essay should be composed of three distinct sections: the introduction, the body and the conclusion. On this page, we will look at writing a body paragraph. Here is ...
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Writing good topic sentences for IELTS

Writing a good topic sentence for IELTS To write in a clear and logical way, the first sentence of your paragraph should define what the rest of the paragraph will be discussing. For example: Tighter gun control or even the ...
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