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Your writing will already have been checked by 2 examiners who both agree that your score is band 6. Thank you very much for your help. I have purchased all your videos and they are extremely useful. Similarly, I have browsed through different sites about this matter and everyone says that it unnecessary. Moreover, it is considered as being a mistake. Could you please clarify this dilemma of mine? Thank you for considering my request.
I look forward to your response and explanation about this matter. It is just stressing an opinion. It is just a matter of choice. Where should I write my opinion in the conclusion or in a separate paragraph? Please answer me as soon as possible. Thank you very much. Hi Liz, I am so thankful to you.
Your way of explaining the topics are just stunning. I have a query, instead of people, citizens or civilians can be used? Is it appropriate to use? Please reply. Each word is different and has different limitations. A poor choice of paraphrase counts as a vocabulary mistake and can lower your score.
If you are not sure, not use the words. Hi Liz, Cambridge essay question : There are many different types of music today. Why do we need music? Is the traditional music of a country more important than the International music that is heard everywhere nowadays? Then explain the importance of music. Music is an essential component of daily living and dates back to ancient traditional times. Now, to answer the question of international and traditional music importance I presume it is requesting my opinion?
Do I state, In my opinion ……… or do I answer it in a passive voice? From this time, traditional music has grown considerably and a new type of International music has been incorporated, both of which are equally important. Hello Liz, I will be writing my Ielts test tomorrow and I need a clarification please. Thank you. Regardless of how the instructions are written, you can choose any side you want. You can agree, you can disagree or you might have your own unique view point where you partially agree.
Dear Liz , you really are the best , literally one of the sweetest people on earth , i did learn this lesson from you that Sharing is Caring , thank you for everything. Dear Liz Can I ask you a question? I faced a topic in cambridge IELTS number 11 which I will be appreciated if you answer what type of essay should be written. Government should spend money on railways rather than roads. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
According to your video, we should not be agree with both side if we want to write a balanced opinion essay. My question is that should I make a comparison between railways and roads? Or can I write about my reasons why I agree that government should spend money on railways? I will be appreciated if you answer this question. Here are the choices you have for you opinion: 1. You think the government should invest in railways more than roads 2. You think the government should invest in roads more than railways 3. You think it depends on the country — the choice will depend on the cost and the necessity.
The first two are one sided and the last is a balanced approach. Personally I would take either option 1 or 2. With questions like this, rather than to agree wholeheartedly, is it better to state in the introduction that you mainly agree if you do , but that you have some reservations, and then perhaps state these reservations in a second or third body paragraph?
There is no one way which is better than the other.
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You decide your opinion when you read the essay question. Some issues are better to have a one sided view and some are better with a partial agreement a balanced approach. There is no right or wrong. There are only recommendations. Each sentence needs to be unique to yourself — it is about testing your English — not your ability to memorise sentences. Do NOT memorise phrases. Your Advanced Writing Task 2 essay techniques are immensely helpful and unparalleled. It is not necessary. To add salt to my injury, The model answer from Cambridge IELTS 5 is taking a side on the advantage point which in my view is an opinion paragraph.
Can you explain this? These essays do not require you to choose a side or express an opinion of each side. You are simple required to present information on both sides. IELTS are unlikely to present model answers that provide an easy template for their own test!! Do you think they want to make their test easier? Hi Liz, your blog is indeed an ocean of knowledge to improve the score dramatically. Opinions can be expressed in many ways. I would not use that essay as a template.
It is not something recommended to avoid an active voice in an opinion essay. Hi Liz, I am following your blog since a long time. But my writing score lies between 6. I need to work for 7. How can i improve my score to this? Review all your techniques. Develop your skills of analysing the issue s in the question. Improve your English language to avoid errors. Make sure you are not using learned expressions. I always thank you for your useful materials.
Anyway, I have a question that makes me confused. I am not sure for writing task 2 opinion essay, is that better to agree or disagree completely the topic and then use sufficient ideas to support it to enable for me to get higher score, or better to partially agree or disagree then give my extra opinion on the topic to be able to get higher score?
You wait until you read the question and then you decide which is the best. Thanks, Liz! Thanks in advance again! You get a higher score because your opinion is clear, it addresses all issues and it is well developed with relevant points. You need to spend time learning how your writing task 2 is marked. To what extend those companies should have responsibility towards local communities in which they operate? Actually I am not sure whether this question is opinion type or discussion type.
Would you please help me in this case? It is an opinion essay. I wrote discuss essay instead of opinion. But statemant was opinion essay. What will happen to my band score? If other things are good?? In most cases, writing over words will lower your score. Good day Lizy, Thanks for this wonderful website. Please in stating your opinion for a partial view on an opinion essay when you are not having enough point to remain on one side.
How do you state the partial opinion. My test is tomorrow. I am practicing for Writing task 2 in these days, and I am wondering how many writing task 1 and 2 should I do before being fully prepared for the exam. Consider that my level is C1 and I would like to reach band 7. You should do as many as you can.
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Some of them you do under exam conditions at home — this means under the same time limit as the exam. Others you will use for practice. But you need to be focus in your practice so that you develop. You need to evaluate your work and improve. Which one explains your opinion? Think about it. Think logically.
The instructions ask for your opinion. The examiner will mark you on your ability to present your own opinion. So, be logical and follow the instructions. Of course.
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Spend as long as you want in the beginning of your learning. Take your time to learn how to write an essay. One you know how, you can speed up the essay writing. Hello everyone, I just wrote my first discussion essay and I would be very glad if Liz or anyone else could provide me with some feedback, as I prepare on my own and there is no one to comment on my essays.
Others believe that some information is too important or too valuable to be shared freely. It is believed by many people that providing a significant amount of information contributes to scientific, business and educational purposes, whereas others consider that worthy information ought not to be distributed at no cost.
In my opinion, knowledge should not have a price, no matter its importance, so it can be accessible to whoever needs it. On the one side, free knowledge could help everyone complete their tasks. In other words, individuals with low income cannot pay for sources that require money in order to have access to certain information, thus they choose to turn to search engines which will grant them with all the data they need for free. A good example is Google, which contains a huge number of facts regarding nearly every topic, such as details for an academic assignment on the financial effects of globalization.
Subsequently, people are treated equally, in terms of acquiring knowledge. On the other side, any payments concerning information distribution could prevent copyright issues. Namely, the author can provide a short part of their work freely, and, in case the reader is interested in knowing more about it, they have to pay to continue. For instance, most creators of e-books related to science or business on Scribd publish only a preview of them, which means that the reader will be charged to read the entire document.
In my view, no sort of knowledge should be inaccessible due to charge issues. Information needs to be gained easily, in contrast to consumer goods, for example. Gaining profit via information can stop people from achieving their goals, such as completing an academic project, which I find is rather unacceptable, despite the fact that many persons charge information to protect their own work.
In conclusion, whilst there are understandable reasons why some kind of information is provided through payment, knowledge should be free to use for all. I think your writing is very good. You just need to focus on your ideas and how to express them in few words. The only problem is your essay lenght. You will never use a thesis statement which is learned — for example the one you have written above.
You put your opinion when the instructions ask for it. If not opinion is asked, you present the main points in your thesis statement. I really appreciate your answer which remain gold standard for a lot of candidates like me. If it is an opinion essay, your entire essay contains your opinion from the intro to body paragraphs to the conclusion.
Good morning Liz When I am counting the words, should I count every word, even when I write same word several times. And when I paraphrase the question. Can i use concession on my introduction. Example, Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country. Answer: Although many would argue that economy is the most important factor in nation-building, I think education has a far greater impact. Hlo mam I hv a question… If i m askd to discuss both sides nd give my opinion… Can I give opinion by making an extra bp aftr discussing both sides or is it mandatory to give opinion in introduction?
Please clear my doubt actually in my exam i gave opinion in bp 3 I did nt give in introduction… Will i lose Marks? Liz, your work is outstanding, helpful and useful. Thanks a lot. Ex: practising or practicing? I have my exam on 11th listening,reading and writing. Can you give me some tips regarding all the these modules. Or is it too informal? Unfortunately I had to drop that in between.
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Thank you Liz. For qn like discuss both sides and share your opinion, in opinion part can we point down the merit and demerits of both or we need to stick to one of the solution oly? Yes, you can present your own specific opinion if you want. Now i feel quite confident about my exam. I am greatful to you. Thank you so much. Knowledge is power. Thank you so much for your blog! It helps me a lot with my ielts study! While I was studying writing part 2, I was wondering about providing my opinion in question that ask to wrtie cause and the solution to it. For example, if the question is like, nowadays we are producing more rubbish.
Hello liz, Your blog is really helpful. To make it clear, government should try to reduce air traffic by taxing it heavily. Do you agree or disagree. Is it OK if I write although some people believe that ………………….. Then in one body paragraph explain the reasons that why others believe it the right solution And second paragraph talk about my opinion as I disagree make it clear.
Hi Liz. Thank you so much for your valuable advices. Just a small question. If the essay asks us to discuss both sides and give your opinion, where should I state my opinion? Do I state it in the introduction paragraph as my thesis statement? Hi Liz, thanks for the beautiful site. When a question is asking if I agree or not, can I discuss on both sides first in then conclude with one side? You discuss both sides when the instructions ask for it. You only give your opinion, when the instructions ask for your opinion.
Hi Liz, thank you for your beautiful free lessons and advance lessons too for writing task 2. Those instructions are for the whole essay. Only putting your opinion in the conclusion is only minimally completing the instructions which is not advisable for a high score. You put your opinion in the introduction.
Two paragraphs for each side and join your opinion with one of them. Also conclude your opinion. That is the easiest way but not the only way. Thank you for your amazing lessons. It would be better to spend this money in local vacations. Is this opinion essay? The second one is asking you to choose if it is a positive or negative development so it is an opinion. Hello mam, Can you please tell me are they asking my opinion in the following essays?
Others believe that they have greatly increased human potential. How could computers be considered a hindrance? It is used in business, crime detection and even to fly planes. What will it be used for in future? Is this dependence on technology a good thing or should we be suspicious of its benefits? I found your website and its really helpful. I took ielts last September and unfortunately my scores are very low. I wanted to ask about the essay writing if you have online courses to check my writing so I would know my weakness in writing essay.
Hlo mam if the question is what in your opinion should be …. Function of ….??? Dear Liz If the ques is To what extent disadvantages outweigh the advantages? In this, we need to give our opinion?
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Hi liz, It is about Discuss both sides and give your opinion…after i discussed both side ,do i need to give my opinion in a different paragraph? If your opinion does not agree with both sides, put it in the separate paragraph. If it agrees with one of the sides, put it with that side. Make sure you give your opinion in the introduction. Thank you very much for this and I have a quick question. In order to support the thesis in your BP for whatever types of essay, once can illustrate some advantages or disadvantages. For instance, if the question states exercise is the effective method to developing and improving health, one can agree and write the benefits of it to support the idea of agreeing.
Thank you in advance!! For an opinion essay, you state your opinion in the thesis statement and explain it in the body paragraphs. You can see a model essay on the main writing task 2 page. I found your tips and suggestions in this blog very useful. I hope i can score high with your help. You will find lots of reading tips and materials on the main reading page of my blog. All the best Liz. Also, with the explanation of advantages and disadvantages, discussions. Most thesis statements have I. How am I going to construct my thesis statement with these type of question essays. See my model essays to learn how to write the thesis statement for all types.
See the main writing task 2 page. Is it right? Actually, my writing task 2 on 8 Oct test is as follows: Some people think that secondary schools should provide a wide range of subjects, while others agree children should focus on a narrow range of job-relating subjects. Please advise whether it is right if I discuss both sides and give my opinion? I appreciate your response. There is only on question.
You answer that question and nothing more. Which one is more appropriate? Because this is a comparative, you need to explain why one side is more appropriate than the other. So, if you think that more subjects is better, you have one BP to explain that and one BP to explain why a narrow range is not appropriate. Is it compulsary to use complex sentences in writing task 1 and task 2?
What are the punctuation marks which are frequently used in writing task? See the band score criteria and learn how your writing is marked. The main punctuation is just commas and full stops. It is asking you to choose — agree OR disagree. It does not ask you to discuss both sides. Hi Liz, Could you please elaborate on which kind of questions require you to write on both sides of the topic and in which kind of questions you must only discuss one side. On similar lines as should i give my opinion but wethere i should discuss both sides before giving my opinion or not.
No question asks you to discuss one side. If you are asks to present both sides, then you write about both sides. If you are asked for your opinion, you state it and explain it — nothing more. See my models to learn which paragraphs show both sides and how that is done. Hi Liz For writing task 1, what if my overview and main features are different from those the examiner expects? I mean different people can see things with different significance! Hi Liz I have a question to ask. If the question is to what extent do you agree? Or only reasons why I agree on that topic?
Hi Liz In an agree or disagree essay can I for example say I agree or disagree because there are advantages and disadvantages to the issue? I mean can I combine an opinion with advantages and disadvantages? You can agree OR disagree. It is not possible to both agree and disagree. But you can offer a specific opinion which we call a balanced approach. It does not mean agreeing with both sides.
You should only write a balanced approach if you have had professional training or your level of English is excellent. Hi Liz, I enjoy your all videos because your pronounciation and presentation is very easy catch it. And your way of describing complexity into the easiest way that impressed me a lot. Hi liz, When they expect to give your opinion, is it enough to provide facts that only support your opinion? You must follow the instructions.
Hi, Liz! Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? Thank you very much! Your answer should be in the introduction and explained in the body paragraphs. So, if you think the disadvantages are more important than the advantages, you must state that clearly. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Hi, my name is Elizabeth Liz.
January 29, by Liz Comments. Answer Yes, this task requires your opinion. No, this task does not ask for your opinion. You are only required to discuss the two sides impartially. You are only required to offer possible solutions. Yes, this task requires you to give your opinion. Yes, this task requires your opinion. You will need to discuss both sides impartially and also give your opinion. You only need to state the advantages and the disadvantages.
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