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IELTS Writing Task 2: Give your argument.

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The writing test is a part of IELTS test. You have 60 minutes for this test. For your information, there are two tasks or to do in writing section. One task on each side of the card. You can make notes on the card but it will not be seen/examined by the examiner. You will be given an answer book and you must write your essay in the answer book. Notes are not acceptable and essays under the word limit will be penalized. So, you must read what you have to do carefully.

Task 2 will examine your ability to do one or maybe more of the following tasks:

  • present justify opinions,
  • argue case,
  • evaluate and challenge ideas.
Here some example. In this part of the test, you will be given a discussion topic. The question will either present you with an opinion or argument. You have to discuss the question with two or three main points and supporting detail for each point. The length of paragraph that you must write is consisted of at least 250 words. And the maximum time is 40 minutes on this task.

Remember. Your task response, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource and grammatical will be assessed on this test.

Task Response: you must write with logical and well-supported arguments, give some good reasons and experiences. Avoid giving anything irrelevant from the topic.

Coherence and Cohesion: write fluently and clearly, so the examiner can read your arguments.

Lexical Resource: enrich your vocabulary. Spell accurately and use appropriate word formation.

Grammatical: use grammatical structures accurately.
You must know that this part carries more weight in marking than Task 1. Look at this following example:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
A  great  many  countries  around  the  world  are losing  their  cultural  identity because of the Internet.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.

How to do on Task 2:
Read the question carefully.
Underline the key points in the question.
Make sure you read all the question. Include all required.
Quickly brainstorm the topic. Think about your point of view, personal experiences and supporting details.
Write a plan. Decide the main points, and organize!
Don’t forget the introduction, body and conclusion

The structure for your essay will depend on the type of question. Good luck!
Reference: How to Prepare for IELTS Writing. City University of Hongkong: English Language Center.

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