IELTS Essays: SIX Question Types and the proven Formats

How do you organise the contents of your paragraphs to achieve high bands in Task Response and Coherence & Cohesion criteria? Just follow the guide below:

Type 1:  Agree/Disagree

  1. Body 1:   Specific reason for A/D + Explanations + Example + Recap statement
  2. Body 2:   Specific reason for A/D + Explanations + Example + Recap statement

Type 2:  Advantages & Disadvantages

  1. Body 1:    Specific reason for Advantage + Explanations + Example + Recap
  2. Body 2:  Specific reason for Disadvantage + Explanations + Example + Recap

Type 3:  Problem & Solution

  1. Body 1:    Statement of Problem + Explanation of Causes + Example + Recap
  2. Body 2:    Possible Solution + Explanation + Example + Recap
  3. Body 3 (optional): Another Possible Solution + Explanation + Example + Recap

Type 4:  Discuss both sides + own opinion

  1. Body 1:    Discuss advantages of Side X objectively + eg + Recap
  2. Body 2:    Discuss advantages of Side Y objectively + eg + Recap
  3. Conclusion:     Say your preferred Side and give your Reason.

Type 5:  Double Questions

  1. Body 1:    Discuss the answer to Q1 + Eg + Recap
  2. Body 2:    Discuss the answer to Q2 + Eg + Recap

Type 6:  Outweigh Question

  1. Body 1:     Specific reason for Advantage + Explanations + Example + Recap
  2. Body 2:     Another Specific reason for Advantage + Explanations + Example + Recap
  3. Body 3:     Specific reason for Disadvantage + Explanations + Example + Recap

Remember that for each type, you need a 3-sentence introduction (General Background + Expand Background + Thesis Statement of what you are going to say in the Body Paragraphs). For the Conclusion, you need a summary/concluding statement regarding the topic + a general reason for the statement.

26 September 2017

Telaga

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