Let’s take an IELTS Writing Task 2 topic reported in one of the recent exams and I’ll show you how to write an answer that can get a Band 9 score. You’ll be able to download the sample essay too. Let’s get started!
It seems most candidates already know that they should express their opinion in the conclusion, but many still make this common but serious mistake.
They discuss what other people think in their body paragraphs without revealing what they think until the conclusion. In this case, the examiner will never have a chance to learn why they think so… This is not good for their Task Response score.
You should make your opinion clear throughout your essay. That’s why I’m going to include my opinion in both body paragraphs.
Now, let’s have a look at each paragraph of this essay one by one.
View one: Some people think the government should subsidise fruit and vegetables to make healthy food more affordable.
View two: Others argue that the government should tax unhealthy food instead.
The essay is 294 words, which is perfect. The essay is long enough to develop ideas, but not too long to take too much time to write.
This is just one way to write an essay on one topic.
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Actually, you haven’t seen the essay in full. You can download it right here: