Hello in this lesson I’m going to look at some expressions that you can use for a discussion essay for IELTS writing task 2. Now when you have a discussion essay you have to support two different sides and this is not about your opinion this is about what other people think, other people’s opinion and you have to support what they think. so here are some very useful expressions to help you show other people’s thoughts and opinions.
Part of your IELTS preparation is developing ideas for topics. This is something you do for yourself. You can google ideas and visit debate websites as well as read model essays online to use their ideas (not their sentences, just the ideas). See this page about writing an introduction:
Useful expressions to write an argumentative essay
Persuasive essay: in a persuasive essay the writer tries to convince the reader to agree with his opinion. The author uses logic and facts, definitions and examples in order to persuade the reader to share his point of view.
More and more families are choosing to have only one child
I was practicing task 2 essay and feel fine with it….until I saw this article. If I begin with :
“Living in the era where advanced technology play significant role in the world, computers are expected to shift people’s role in various job field.”
as the FIRST sentence (it still less than 50 words in total with thesis statement combined), is it still considered to be overused/expression as per you said in point number 2 and 3?
Here's my full essay for the question below
Basically whenever I start any opinion essay using one of the expressions mentioned above. And also some times for each paragraph I use “on the other hand” for the second paragraph opening sentences for opinion essay.
Happiness is considered very important in life
Yes, all expressions are suitable for GT writing task 2. All tips and lessons are for both. The only difference between GT and academic writing is that the GT essay question is often slightly easier but the method of writing the essay is the same.
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Having poor spelling with certainly be a problem for the criteria of vocabulary. You will need to practice writing essays and then review the spelling of all common vocabulary you use. Also consider getting one of my advanced writing task 2 lessons which explain in depth the techniques needed for a high score:
IELTS Writing: Free Sample IELTS Essays | Good Luck IELTS
Dear Liz :
I had essays correction before , the teacher insisted to add academic examples in my essays by writing ( a recent study or research ) because other types of examples will not get high score , now I am a bit confused what to do . Please advise me .