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IELTS WRITING FORMATS

8 Types of essay’s are there in writing task 2


1. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?
2. To what extend do you agree or disagree with the statement?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this statement?
4. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
5. Discuss both views and give your opinion?
6. What are the problems and solutions?
7. What are the causes and effects?
8. Miscellaneous (statement based)

1/2 format need to be followed


Do you agree or disagree/ to what extend do you agree or disagree?
Same question in other forms
 What do you think about this?
 Do you believe?
 What is your opinion?
 Is it right/ appropriate
 Is it the positive or negative development?

Two approaches are there to follow the above format

100% on one side


Introduction
Agree
Agree
Conclusion

70% and 30%


Introduction
Agree
Agree
Disagree
Conclusion
The approach will be decided after planning the question and on the basis of
given statement
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Introduction
Advantages
Disadvantages
Conclusion

4. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? (Do the disadvantages


outweigh advantages?)

Introduction Introduction
Advantages Disadvantages
Advantages Disadvantages
Disadvantages Advantages
Conclusion Conclusion

5. Discuss both views and give your opinion?


Introduction
First view point
Second view point
Opinion
Conclusion

6. What are the problems and solutions?


Introduction Introduction
Problems Problems
Problems Solutions
Solutions Conclusion
Conclusion

Both the formats are correct to do this essay

7. Discuss the causes and effects?


Introduction Introduction
Causes Causes
Causes Effects
Effects Conclusion
Conclusion
8. Miscellaneous (Statement based)
Introduction
Why
How
Conclusion

How to start writing task 2

Introduction: - start with general statement or with an opening line, rephrase


the given statement, give opinion (if asked). This essay will first address the
reasons and then put light on some relevant solutions.

BP 1:- To commence with the root causes of ……… or the factors influencing…..
The prominent one is…….
Another reason is……
Adding more….give one example as well, but it must be related to the point.

BP 2:- Further strengthening my opinion…….


If same continued…….. give another example

BP 3:- For solutions….. Undoubtedly, every problem comes with some


solutions. Similarly this issue can be resolved by taking some corrective
measures. Primarily……..

To conclude the essay, I pen down saying that…..

For giving examples follow this format

To illustrate, a recent survey conducted by health organization showed that


28% people are suffering from poor eyesight due to excess usage of internet.

To exemplify, according to an article printed in famous newspaper is noted


that….

To cite an example, according to a report given by experts……