If your test is in February, prepare ideas for these topics as topics can be repeated but the questions will be changed. You can download a pdf copy of the essay questions at the bottom of this page. Read the essay questions carefully before downloading.
Some students have commented that this structure only has one problem and one solution and they are worried this will not be enough to get to words.
In my experiences, one problem and one solution is more than enough to answer the question properly, but if you prefer, feel free to add one more problem or solution. Practice and see what you feel most comfortable doing. Introduction The introduction will have two sentences: Paraphrased- Climate change is among the principal dangers facing people this century and ocean levels are increasing dramatically.
As you can see above, I have used synonyms to change the words of the questions but it still has the same meaning. The examiner will be looking for your ability to do this in the exam, so it is a good idea to practice this skill. Our outline sentence is next and this tells the examiner what they are going to read in the rest of the essay.
This makes it very clear to the examiner and makes the rest of the essay much easier to understand. You will, therefore, gain marks for coherence and cohesion.
Our outline sentence should look something like this: This essay will first suggest that the biggest problem caused by this phenomenon is the flooding of homes and then submit building flood protection as the most viable solution.
Our introduction will, therefore, look like this: Climate change is among the principal dangers facing people this century and ocean levels are increasing dramatically. It should be noted that this introduction does not contain a thesis statement. This is because this particular question does not ask us for our opinion.
However, IELTS problem solution questions sometimes do ask you for your opinion and you should then include a thesis statement.
Problems Paragraph Our problems paragraph will have this structure: Now that we have stated the problem, we must explain what this is. You should always consider your audience to be someone with no specialist knowledge in this area and you, therefore, need to explain what everything means.
These assumptions will stop you writing what you need. Now that we have explained what our main point is we need to explain why this is a problem. Shelter is one of the most basic of human needs and widespread flooding would cause millions of people to become homeless, not to mention losing all of their possessions.
Now we must give an example of what we are talking about. When we give an example, it should be as specific as possible.
An example of a very general example would be: Lots of people in the world have experienced floods recently.
This is far too general to be considered a good example. The devastation brought about by widespread flooding was clear for all to see during the Tsunami in Japan, in which millions of people were displaced. This example is much more specific.
Our second paragraph will look like this: Now we must move on to our solutions.Do you get frustrated when you can’t understand the meaning of a sentence in the IELTS Academic Reading module? In fact, you can still get a high score in IELTS Reading without fully understanding a passage and all the words it contains!
None – although you might like to prepare OHTs of sample task; OHTs of Worksheets 1, 2, 3 and 4; photocopies of Worksheet 5 and the sample scripts. IELTS writing questions are repeated quite often.
With this list of common writing topics, you can develop your own vocabulary list for each topic and focus on these topics to achieve a high band score in IELTS Writing! This lesson looks at some more advanced comparison vocabulary for academic task 1 writing to talk about the degree or size of the comparison.
The idea is generally not enough to say that something is “bigger than” something else, you need to say by how much and that there are times you want to use words and not just numbers. This lesson looks at some more advanced comparison vocabulary for academic task 1 writing to talk about the degree or size of the comparison.
The idea is generally not enough to say that something is “bigger than” something else, you need to say by how much and that there are times you want to use words and not just numbers. IELTS writing correction by an examiner for mistakes, band score, and tips to improve it.
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