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Firstly, dealing with the issues surrounding obesity and weight problems is best solved by taking a long term approach and introducing more sport and exercise in schools. This method will ensure that the next generation will be healthier and will not have such health problems. At the moment, the average child in the West does sport possibly twice a week, which is not enough to counteract their otherwise sedentary lifestyle. However, by incorporating more sports classes into the curriculum as well as encouraging extracurricular sports activities, they will undoubtedly become fitter and more active.

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Not neutral. yYou MUST present an opinion which shows a clear position. However, you can present a balanced approach. This does not mean sitting on the fence, it means having a view which only partially agrees – it’s like your own specific opinion.

Your essay should be formal in content, not informal.

Look at the question and see if it is past tense, future or present. You should also offer other tenses such as perfect tenses and conditionals.

I see, maybe I deconstructed your sample in the wrong way. Once again, thanks for replying

Can scribble leads to less score in writing task? Please reply.

The skill of paraphrasing is about deciding which words to keep the same and which words to change. Not all words need changing. But definitely do not copy long parts of the sentence. Just write it in your own way.

Hi Liz,Is it okay to leave space on starting of each paragraph?

Hi liz!
for discussion essays do we want to write 3 body paragraphs for discussing about one view, discussing about the other view and for our opinion. Or is it ok to write 2 body paragraphs for discussing two views and say our opinion in the conclusion?

Can we write etc. while giving examples?

Hi Liz,
Is it absolutely necessary not to use the same words from the question in paraphrasing the question statement? Or you can use some words like in your intro where you used the phrase “some people think that” which was already used in the question statement. Paraphrasing eats up a lot of my time so I was think may be I could copy some part of it instead coming up with words to use.

The word obesity is not the same as overweight. Obesity is a medical problem and very extreme.

Your comment will be appreciable.Thanks in advance.

In introduction , in my opinion and I completely agree ………………….these two give more or less same meaning………….Is it correct to write these two in the same sentence? Please let me know…………

Hii Madam, Ma’m kindly provide me some 9 band essays or essays written by you…

Yes, you can partly agree. It’s fine.

It is not about examiners understanding. It is about showing a range of vocabulary. If you pack an essay with high level medical words, but the rest of your vocabulary is only average – the examiner will easily see you do NOT have a wide range of words. The examiner will see you are a doctor and your vocabulary is limited to medical English. This means your vocabulary score will not increase. You can’t cheat IELTS. You need to show a range of vocabulary from all topics – not only medical language. So, don’t full your essay with medical vocab – it won’t help.

This is not a discussion essay. This is an essay that requires an opinion and nothing more.

Hi Liz,Do I need to indent at the first line of each paragraph?

Hi Liz,
In an AGREE DISAGREE essay model, must you make your statement by saying ‘in my opinion, I completely agree?’
Could there be other phrase options to express this emphatically?
Thanks.