Teresa Sweeney & Fran Hooker, Webster University Writing Center, 2005

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Part of your IELTS preparation is developing ideas for topics. This is something you do for yourself. You can google ideas and visit debate websites as well as read model essays online to use their ideas (not their sentences, just the ideas). See this page about writing an introduction:

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No new information that is relevant to the focus of the essay should be introduced here. If you wish to make a new point, it should be in a body paragraph.

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Many students use this expression to start their essay. It is only suitable to use if the essay is about science and technology. It is overused and confusing for the reader if the topic is not science or technology. You don’t need any expression to start your introduction, just paragraph the essay question directly. Learn h

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It is possible to write a partial agreement but you need to be very careful doing it. If you turn the essay into a discussion essay with no clear position, you will get a low score. If you want training in this, my advanced writing task 2 lessons explain it all and are at 50% discount right now:

They make up the conclusion to another argumentative essay.

Hi Liz
Is it ok to have a balanced opinion to opinion essays or agree disagree
Can I have a partly agree opinion
Or I just need to stick at 1 side
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You should present any new arguments in your conclusion.

Hi Liz
You are doing a commendable job. I always read your comments and they helped me lot to achieve 7.5 in Writing but unfortunately I lacked 0.5 in my Listening…so I will be resitting for exam.

Many students find it difficult to write a conclusion.

Liz I have a doubt about agree / disagree essay
* If the statement is to what extent do you agree or disagree…can we write a partial eassy or we have to be strictly on one side.

A simple introduction to an argumentative assignment has three parts.

This is overused in introductions. Most essay questions are about current issues so you don’t need to put in a time frame unless it is about an issue in the past compared to the present. “Since the dawn of time…” is not a relevant statement for most IELTS issues and should be avoided. Some students also use “Nowadays” to start their essay. Again this is overused. Try to avoid these phrases and just paraphrase the information given by IELTS.