IELTS Writing Task 2

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Format

Often the best and clearest IELTS writing task 2 essays have four or five paragraphs.

Placing your ideas into paragraphs shows the examiner that your essay is well-organised.

This structure also helps you write well-developed sentences, so your essay meet the 250 word requirement.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Paragraphs

Students sometimes worry because they don’t know when to begin a new paragraph when they are writing an essay.

In general, you can organize your work as shown in the next section of this page.

This method of organization will demonstrate that you have thought about your response and planned your essay well.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Paragraph 1

The first paragraph provides is the introduction to the task 2 essay.

This paragraph should include a clear thesis statement.

The thesis statement is a sentence which indicates your main idea.

The first paragraph can also tell the reader what your supporting points are going to be.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Paragraph 2

In the second paragraph, you should expand on your first supporting point.

Your essay might appear more persuasive if you state your strongest point in this paragraph.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Paragraphs 3 and 4

You should elaborate on your main idea in the third paragraph.

Here you should give the second supporting point of your argument.

Then mention the third supporting point in paragraph four.

This can be the supporting point that you feel to be the weakest.

Alternatively, you can combine these two points into one paragraph.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Paragraph 5

In the final paragraph of the task 2 essay, you should come to a conclusion.

The conclusion should sum up your argument.

IELTS Writing Task 1

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