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IELTS Writing Task 2: One-sided Argument.

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Example of task: Children are spending more time at their computers today than playing with their friends.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
 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.
Your scope tells your reader the main points you will make. Your thesis statement tells the reader your opinion.

You could use the argument structure below to answer the example task above.

A-AGREE
Introduction
  • Opening – general statement introducing the topic.
  • Background info
  • *Scope and thesis statement of agreement

BODY PARAGRAPH 1
(Reason 1 & Justification):
  • Topic sentence/main point.
  • Supporting sentence 1.
  • Supporting sentence 2.
  • Supporting sentence 3.

BODY PARAGRAPH 2
(Reason 2 & Justification):
  • Topic sentence/main point.
  • Supporting sentence 1.
  • Supporting sentence 2.
  • Supporting sentence 3.

Conclusion:
  • Restatement of your opinion.
  • Summary of your main points.

B-DISAGREE
Introduction
  • Opening – general statement introducing the topic.
  • Background info
  • *Scope and thesis statement of disagreement
BODY PARAGRAPH 1
(Reason 1 & Justification):
  • Topic sentence/main point.
  • Supporting sentence 1.
  • Supporting sentence 2.
  • Supporting sentence 3.
BODY PARAGRAPH 2
(Reason 2 & Justification):
  • Topic sentence/main point.
  • Supporting sentence 1.
  • Supporting sentence 2.
  • Supporting sentence 3.
Conclusion:
  • Restatement of your opinion.
  • Summary of your main points.

C-NEUTRAL
Introduction
  • Opening – general statement introducing the topic.
  • Background info
  • *Scope and thesis statement of neutrality

BODY PARAGRAPH 1
(Reason 1 & Justification):
  • Topic sentence/main point.
  • Supporting sentence 1.
  • Supporting sentence 2.
  • Supporting sentence 3.
BODY PARAGRAPH 2
(Reason 2 & Justification):
  • Topic sentence/main point.
  • Supporting sentence 1.
  • Supporting sentence 2.
  • Supporting sentence 3.
Conclusion:
  • Restatement of your opinion.
  • Summary of your main points.
Reference: How to Prepare for IELTS Writing. City University of Hongkong: English Language Center.

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