An introduction to IELTS general writing task 1 General Training

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IELTS Writing General Task 1#5

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How to write an essay:

One of the goals of an essay is to present your arguments and  examples in a structured manner. You must remember the following.

Four paragraphs minimum in your IELTS general writing task 1 .

One introduction two or three body paragraphs and one conclusion.  Each paragraph of the body must develop a different argument. You must provide reasons and examples for each of your arguments.  You must use formal language.  Some contracted forms are slang. The conclusion is also an important paragraph as that is where you will express your opinion clearly.

Some were useful vocabulary.

Opinion: my personal opinion is… I believe that… it is worth considering… in my opinion…  it is my honest belief that…

Expressing other people’s opinion: according to… people often say… many people believe… It is often said that…

Giving examples: for example… for instance…  such as… like… as an example of this case.. in point..  in particular.. an  instance of this would be… as revealed by… that is to say…

Presenting opposing views: on the one hand… on the other hand…

Expressing contrast: however, nevertheless, on the contrary,  alternatively, instead,  otherwise, nonetheless,  conversely, though, on the other hand,

Expressing results: thus,  therefore, as a result, consequently, for this reason, because of, this hence, in consequence, so then…

Time expressions: in the mean time,  subsequently, at last, presently, during this time, by that time…

To summarise: in short, in other words, in brief, to sum up,

Expressing comparison: similarly, another like, as with, in the same way, equally, comparable,

Expressing addition: moreover, furthermore, in addition to,  besides, first, second, last,  finally, also.

Template essay.

Introduction: It is often believed that… In this essay we will discuss how…

Paragraph 1: (your viewpoint on one aspect, theme). From my personal experience…

Paragraph two: (your viewpoint on one aspect) Another aspect…

Conclusion: To conclude…

Essay Writing Practice

Exam #5

You should spend about 20 minutes on this IELTS general writing task 1 .

World history suggests that violence and conflict were more evident under male leadership than under female leadership. So, for peace to prevail, female leadership can be considered as a better option than male leadership.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

You should write at least 250 words.


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