IELTS Writing part 2: What types do I answer?

Is IELTS writing part 2  academic different from IELTS general writing part 2?

Generally no. The IELTS writing academic question may be “more difficult”, but the essay types are the same.

You prepare in the same way for both.

How many types of essays do I need to learn?

5  (IELTS academic or general are the same)

What are the types of essay I need to learn?

 

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  2. discuss both sides and give your opinion
  3. two questions
  4. Are the advantages more than the disadvantages?
  5. To what extent do you agree? / What’s your opinion? / Do you agree?

What are some examples?

Can you match the IELTS exam statements / questions with the five categories above? (answers at end)

 

  • Some students choose to study at an overseas university. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this choice for the student?
  • Some people say it is better to go to a university in your own country, whereas others believe it is better to study at an overseas university. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  • More and more students are choosing to go to university overseas. What are the reasons for this and is it a positive tendency?
  • More and more students are choosing to go to university overseas. Do the advantages of this for the economy where they are from outweigh the disadvantages?
  • Some people believe that it is much better for a students’ future career to study at an overseas university. Do you agree with this opinion?

What is the typical structure of an IELTS essay?

introduction

body paragraph one

body paragraph two

conclusion

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  • Some students choose to study at an overseas university. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this choice for the student? = What are the advantages and disadvantages?

 

  • Some people say it is better to go to a university in your own country, whereas others believe it is better to study at an overseas university. Discuss both sides and give your opinion. = discuss both sides and give your opinion

 

  • More and more students are choosing to go to university overseas. What are the reasons for this (1) and is it a positive tendency (2)? = two questions

 

  • More and more students are choosing to go to university overseas. Do the advantages of this for the economy where they are from outweigh the disadvantages? = Are the advantages more than the disadvantages?

 

  • Some people believe that it is much better for a students’ future career to study at an overseas university. Do you agree with this opinion? =

    To what extent do you agree? / What’s your opinion? / Do you agree?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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