Express way to IELTS in 20 days # 7 – IELTS writing (Connector 2, Problem and solution essay, Cause and effect essay)
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Express way to IELTS in 20 days # 7
IELTS writing (Connector 2, Problem and solution essay, Cause and effect essay)
Connectors connect ideas in sentences and paragraphs. They help your reader follow your IELTS essay easily. Let’s take a look at this paragraph.
I have 7 days annual leave left. I’m planning to go to Korea. I don’t want to go alone. It will be my first time in Korea. I invited a friend named Jane. We have different interests. She likes shopping. I like natural sightseeing. I believe it’s going to be fun.
Do you completely understand the paragraph? Are you confused by some sentences? These sentences are grammatically correct. Still, it seems that you can’t find a ‘relationship’ between some sentences. Now let’s fill in the paragraph with connectors which are highlighted in bold.
Since I have 7 days annual leave left, I’m planning to go to Korea. I don’t want to go alone because it will be my first time in Korea. Therefore, I invited a friend named Jane.
Although we have different interests; she likes shopping while I like natural sightseeing, I believe it’s going to be fun.
Please tell me you see the difference! Connectors connect ideas, making them more meaningful. Hence, get used to these linking words and your essay will be significantly worth more marks.
Problem and solution essay
For this type of essay, you will be given a problem and asked to provide solutions, accompanied with related examples or supporting evidence. The problem will mostly comes form of How-question. However, you may be asked What is the best way to …..? or What can be done to ….?. For sample topics of problem and solution essay, go to this site.
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First body paragraph – first solution
Second body paragraph – second solution
Third body paragraph – third solution (if any)
There are 3 things we can do to ……..
To (do something) is not easy but there are ways.
Cause and effect essay
In this case, you’ll have to discuss causes and effects of a certain matter. The task will be something like this.
The percentage of overweight children in western society has increased by almost 20% in the last ten years.
Discuss the causes and effects of this disturbing trend.
Suggested structures and model essays can be found in these links.
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Beside the topic of the essay, you should pay attention to the rest of the instructions like ‘Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.’ According to this, reasons and relevant examples from your experience or knowledge must be included in order to get good marks.
The main cause of this problem is …… / Another fundamental cause is …….
The consequence of this is ….. / This leads to ………..