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HOW TO WRITE IELTS ESSAY?



An IELTS essay is structured like any other essay; you just need to make it shorter. There are three key elements:



1) INTRODUCTION


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You should keep your introduction for the IELTS essay short. Remember you only have 40 minutes to write the essay, and some of this time needs to be spent planning. Therefore, you need to be able to write your introduction fairly quickly so you can start writing your body paragraphs.

You should do just two things:

-State the topic of the essay, using some basic facts (that you may be able to take from the question)
-Say what you are going to write about

The second part then clearly sets out the what the essay will be about and confirms the writers opinion (some questions may not ask for your opinion).

2) BODY PARAGRAPHS


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For an IELTS essay, you should have 2 or 3 body paragraphs - no more, and no less.

For your body paragraph, each paragraph should contain one controlling idea, and have sentences to support this.

 



It's easier to start with "weak ideas" (the ones you do not strongly believe in) and go on with stronger ones supported and further developed. This will help you to come your "strong conclusion" logically.

3) CONCLUSION


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The conclusion only needs to be one or two sentences, and you can do the following:

- Re-state what the essay is about (re-write the last sentence of your introduction in different words) - it mean summing up and strengthening your ideas


- Give some thoughts about the future