Express way to IELTS in 20 days# 9 – IELTS writing (Formal words, 2 opinions essay, Advantages and disadvantages essay)
Express way to IELTS in 20 days# 9
IELTS writing (Formal words, 2 opinions essay, Advantages and disadvantages essay)
Formal language means the language we use in serious situation such as school/university essay or paper, job application letter, or published articles. On the contrary, informal language means the language we use with friends and family in everyday situation such as note for friends, e-mail to relatives, or wishing cards. In IELTS, of course, you should use formal words as much as possible. Here are some words that should be noted. More interesting words are in the link.
|Informal Words||Formal Words|
|To sum up||In conclusion|
|Also||Moreover, Furthermore, In addition|
|It’s about||It concerns, It’s in regards to|
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Discuss two opinions essay
You will be given two contrasting opinions on a subject and asked to write an essay that discusses both opinions and state your standpoint. It will look like this.
Some people think that the main factors influencing a child’s development these days are things such as television, friends, and music. Others believe that the family still remains more important.
Discuss both opinions and give your opinion.
First body paragraph – why people agree to the first opinion
Second body paragraph – why people agree to the second opinion
Third body paragraph – you own opinion
Details on essay structure and sample tasks with model answers are in these following links.
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This essay examines this question from both points of view and then I will give my own perspective on the matter.
Some people believe that ……. / On the contrary, some people believe otherwise.
Advantages and disadvantages
If it’s advantages and disadvantages essay, a topic is given, followed by questions like ‘What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?’. In this case, you need at least two body paragraphs; one for the advantages and one for the disadvantages. However, if you questions is something like this ‘Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?’, the structure of your essay should be like this.
Introduction paragraph – stating if the benefits are more than the drawbacks (if yes)
First body paragraph – a disadvantage
Second body paragraph – first advantage
Third body paragraph – second advantage
For more details on how to score well in this type of essay and sample topics, visit these websites.
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