IELTS Agree Disagree Essay Sample Answer

For an IELTS agree disagree essay you can either agree with the statement, disagree with the statement or give your opinion which contains a balanced approach to the issues in the statement. However, this does not mean you can discuss both sides impartially – you must give a clear opinion to get a good score in the criterion of Task Response which is 25% of your marks. Another name for an agree disagree essay is an opinion essay or argumentative essay. Download a PDF copy of the model essay below: IELTS Agree Disagree Model Essay

IELTS Opinion Essay Question

The growing number of overweight  people is putting a strain on the health care system in an effort to deal with the health issues involved. Some people think that the best way to deal with this problem is to introduce more physical education lessons in the school curriculum. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

IELTS Agree Disagree Model Essay

Owing to the problems which a growing population of overweight people cause for the health care system, some people think that the key to solving these issues is to have more sport and exercise in schools. In my opinion, I completely agree that this is the best way to tackle the issue of deteriorating public health in relation to weight.

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.

Another point to consider is that having more sports lessons for children in schools will probably result in children developing an interest in exercise which might filter through to other members of their family and have a longer lasting effect. In other words, parents with sporty children are more likely to get involved in sport as a way of encouraging their children. By both parents and children being involved, it will ensure that children grow up to incorporate sport into their daily lives. This is certainly a natural and lasting way to improve public health.

In conclusion, to deal with an increasing population of unfit, overweight people, changing the lifestyle of the coming generation by introducing sport in schools is the easiest and most effective method to use.

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  1. Hello Liz,
    Since I agree with the statement but I also believe we have to add healthy diet as well, so can I say – ” Although I agree with this statement up to a point, I also hold some reservations.” as my opinion?
    Then I will write one paragraph for physical activity and another for maintaining healthy diet.

    • It’s better to be more direct. You can say” Although I agree that exercise is important, I also think that diet must be considered.” It helps your score to make your ideas clearer and more direct.

  2. Hi Liz,
    Do we have to state both sides (agree and disagree) in answering the question… To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    • You need to present your opinion and explain your opinion. That’s all. It doesn’t say discuss both sides – it only asks for your view. So, decide your view, introduce it then explain it in the body paragraphs.

  3. Hey Liz,

    If I combine two key features in one sentence ( in writing task 1 ), does it count as one key feature or two ?


  4. Rohit Gupta says:

    Hey Liz,

    In “do you agree or disagree” type essay can I arrange paragraphs in following way if I am agreeing
    1. intro
    2. agree reason 1
    3. agree reason 2
    4. other side (disagreeing with statement)
    5. conclusion

    • This essay requires your opinion and only your opinion. If you agree than you explain why you agree and nothing more.

  5. szantamano says:

    Could writing about other ways to fight obesity (such as teaching healthy diet in schools) be a possible body paragraph?

  6. skylimit says:

    Hi Liz,
    That’s for your great resource.

    I sat for the test and would like to know your thoughts on the Writing Task 2. The topic was that “some people see mobile technology as destroying social interaction. To what extent do you agree or disagree.”

    My thesis statement was like so:

    In my opinion, mobile technology has done more harm than good in terms of social interaction. However, it has also affected social interaction (can’t remember what I said after however).

    My paragraphs in summary were:

    1. Mobile tech has improved communication, for instance in the past people living in different geographical locations had to send mails via traditional postal system which took forever to arrive….

    2. Mobile comm is quicker

    3. Mobile tech ha caused disintegration in local communities.

    To conclude, summarize thesis statement…


    • My main comment would be what is your opinion? If you think technology has damaged social interaction, why do you have so many points to say it is beneficial? It doesn’t seem as though your body paragraphs have supported your opinion. Or have I misunderstood something?

  7. Konstantin says:

    If the question asks to agree or disagree (not “to what extent”), can I still partly agree/disagree or do I need to choose one side and agree/disagree with the statement completely?


  8. Hi Liz,
    What kind of essay is “what do you think?”

  9. Hi Liz,
    my opinion of this essay topic is that physical education is important, but it is also crucial to maintain balanced diet. So combination of physical and diet in the key to weight control.

    If then, on the essay, should I write this viewpoint on the introduction, and then in body 1, I write why is it good to have physical education lessons in school, and in body 2, write the importance of diet?
    So in the conclusion it will be like, ‘introduction of exercise and physical education sessions in school will benefit people’s weight control, however, the result can be maximized if a well balanced diet is combined’ something like that?

    Thank you for reading.

    • ++ And also, in the body 2 part, I want to include a quote that lots of personal trainers and internet shows – that successful weight loss is a result of 80% diet management and 20% exercising. So healthy diet is actually quite important.
      Could you please make a proper sentence with this information? I want to make a formal sentence however don’t know who I would say as a quote provider… 🙂 Thanks!

      • Never uses quotes in your IELTS essay. The examiner is not interested if you can memorise the language used by other people. The examiner wants to see your own language. When you give examples, statistics are not necessary. Of course, you can use them if you want but they won’t increase your score. To support your view, you don’t need to say it comes from an authority. Supporting your view actually just means to explain your view in your own words. So, just say “On the whole, most successful weigh loss programs conclude that diet is the main factor in losing weight and exercise comes second to that.” – or something like that.
        I’m offering 50% discount on my advanced writing task 2 lessons at the moment, if you are interested: They might help you develop the right techniques.

    • Yes, basically your conclusion is a paraphrase of your thesis statement. Just summing up your key points.

  10. Confused says:

    Hay liz

    I had exam today. Think i made a blunder by presenting my position in conclusion only. I didnot use word agree/disagree to some/great extent. Instead i wrote ” i think women SHOULD be given liberty….” taking clear position in favor of one side. will this cause me loose marks??

    • You only give your opinion when it is asked for. You don’t need to use “agree” or “disagree”. Writing “I think…” is your opinion.

  11. Dear Liz,
    I read on Pauilin Cullen’s website (the author of vocabulary for IELTS books) that if a candidates wants to be awarded a higher band score in an agree/disagree essay, he should write about both sides of the argument _ just like a discussion essay_ .
    I read somewhere else that writing a counterargument and refuting it is also a good option for getting a higher band score for an agree or disagree essay.
    I would be really thankful if you comment on these two points and approaches.

    • The examiner doesn’t have these types of marking criteria. You are marked on presenting relevant ideas and adding supporting points – nothing more. It will not give you a higher score to change an opinion essay into a discussion essay. You must explain what your view is and why you have it – that’s all. You can explain why you agree and why you don’t disagree – that’s the same side of the coin. But you can’t present a discussion essay when the instructions clearly don’t ask for it. Always follow the instructions.

      • So you are of the opinion that Pauline Cullen is wrong about agree or disagree essays, as she has clearly pointed out on her website that only mentioning the part that you agree with for this particular type of essay will guarantee a lower band score.
        Moreover, it seems that your firm conviction is that writing a counterargument and refuting it in the conclusion is totally unnecessary in this case.

        • Give me your sample essay question and tell me what points you would put in your essay. I will let you know if there is any irrelevant information in it. Remember the entire opinion essay but express your opinion only from the thesis statement to the end.

  12. However, information technology has more negative effects than positive
    To what extent do you agree with this ?

    Is that mean do two paragraphs with negatives and one positive? (Because of the word ..More)


  13. Some people think that environmental problems should be solved on a global scale while others believe it is better to deal with them nationally

    Some people believe that environmental issues should be solved internationally while other group of people think that it can be solved individually

    Correct me if em wrong!

  14. Richa bhardwaj says:

    Hi Liz,

    I hope you are doing good.

    I would like to ask that there are 2 types of statement for agree disagree questions, what type of answer should we give in these different cases.
    1. Do you agree or disagree ?
    2 To what extend you agree or disagree with the statement.

    I understand that in both the cases we have to take a stand for agreeing or disagreeing and make it clear. But my queries are:
    1. In the first type of question are we required to give some points of disagreement also, if we agree with the statement?
    2. I read it, that when question ask, to what extent, then discuss both states of agreement and disagreement and give your clear stand. So are we have to discuss both states in 2 type of question?

    Please reply and make it clear that what examiner is looking for in both the cases.

    Best regards
    Richa bhardwaj

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

  16. Hi Liz
    Acute shortage of freshwater in different parts of the world is a big concern for the governments of those countries.what can be the solution to this problem..?
    Can u please suggest me what type of question is this.?is it asking my opinion.?do I need to write I believe the solution can be…..
    I am confused please help

    • It is a solution essay. Sometimes they ask for causes and solutions and sometimes they only ask for solutions. All you need to do is present the possible solutions to the problem given.

  17. Hi Liz,
    Can you be neutral in one of these essays,neither agree or disagree?

    • 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.

      • Khatera says:

        Is it okay to have only one sentence in concluding paragraph in any type of essay?

        • Sure. Some teacher recommend having only one sentence. Personally, I think you should make that decision in your test on the day and depending on your essay. If you are worried about word count, have two sentences instead.

  18. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for your advance lesson. I have watch your advance lesson: agree and disagree essay. Since the essay question has only one opinion to agree or disagree, but what if the essay question like this one: ” Some people claim that not enough of waste from home not recycled. They say that the only way to recycling is for governments to make it a legal requirement. To what extent do you think laws are needed to make people recycle more of their waste? ”
    what should I plan my answer? I have difficulty to identify which opinion or fact in order to respond to the question. Thanks Liz and I hope, I’ll get response this time.

    • This is a direct question essay. Your task is to answer the question: To what extent do you think laws are needed to make people recycle more of their waste? ”. Your whole essay explains your answer to that question.

      • Shahriar Alam says:

        dear liz,if the ques is asked to what extent do you agree or disagree,then should i write whole essay mentioning agree/disagree or both in different paragraphs…??

        • It is not asking you to write about both sides – do you agree or disagree? Which one? What do you think? Your whole essay explains what you think.

  19. Jowairieyyah Mansoor says:

    I had me ielta test yesterday it went so bad 🙁 the writting task 1 had a map and i hav been prepring for a chart thrghout other than that writng task 2 had topic about new parents should take parenting course. To what extent u agree i just couldnt think of many idea even thgh i practised alot frm your sessions but i am bad at coming up with idea main points 😣😣😣 i wrote paragrphs on 2 points

    1 was that new parents are unexperienced and they can learn from experienced teachers
    2 was on about how it can help learning the diffrnt behaviour and children languages of when they r in pain when they arehungry.
    Is it sufficient??

    • I think your ideas are fine. They are relevant and clear. The key will be how well you explained them and developed them. For writing task 1, it is always essential that you prepare all types of task 1: maps, diagrams, tables, pie charts, line graphs, bar charts and multiple tasks. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your results are ok 🙂

    • I had d same questions on jan 21st, i wasnt happy at all. I got a 6 in writing, i got over 7.5 ,8.5 and 7 in others. Writing it again on d 25th of march

  20. Hi Liz,
    I had an exam on 14 jan 2017 london ,so my task 2 was do you think that advantages outweight the in my opinion i wrote tht i agree that advantages does outweight the disadvantages and wrote the essay completely on why i am i wrong in my approach or correct

    • Your whole essay should explain why the advs outweigh the disadvs – that means presenting both and showing why one outweighs the other.

  21. Can we write etc. while giving examples?

  22. Dear Liz

    Couldyou please tell me when will you offer 50% discount on your advance lessons. I want to buy them .

    Many tanks in advance and reply please

  23. Hi Liz,
    I have a question. If it is written ” to what extent do you agree” should I write only to what extent I agree but also able to use two- sided approach? Or even say that I disagree?

  24. Hi,

    Can we write s/he, his/her while writing an essay?

  25. Hello,

    first of all I would like to thank you for your excellent resources! I have noticed now twice that I sort of misunderstood the question, or wrote a paragraph about something I am no longer sure is relevant.

    For example, with this essay, I started to write about students would also learn about their own body, how its functions, that foods to avoid, etc, which would prevent them from eating the wrong kind of food. -> would that be off topic? I wasn’t sure if “physical education” only refers to doing physical activities.

    Also, in the essay about if art should be taught at school, I also referred to art history (important to our culture). In Germany the subject “art” includes both doing art and later learning about art history. -> would that also be off topic?

    Are there any tips about avoiding such mistakes?

    thanks so much!

    • Try not to complicate things. Physical education is mostly about sport and exercise. Of course in some schools they might include some information about how the body works but that is mostly in biology and food education is mostly in cookery. If you are not sure, not do it. For art subjects, if it is about “the arts” you can write about drama, singing, painting etc but if it is about “art” then it is about creative art using pencil, paints, sculpture etc. The reason you are not clear is because you are failing to identify limits of vocabulary. You can deal with this problem before the exam by preparing ideas for topics and researching language meaning more deeply. See this page for common topics and questions: At least you have identified an area of weakness before your test 🙂 If you need detailed training in writing task 2 techniques, see my advanced lessons: Good luck!

  26. BUONGIORNO says:

    Hi liz

    what if the question says to what extent do you agree?? only agree? would i push myself to agree even if i disagree with the statement?


    • Whether the question asks “what what extend do you agree?” or “to what extent do you agree or disagree?” or “what is your view” – it is all the same type of essay question called the Opinion Essay. IELTS will paraphrase instructions.

  27. Hi Liz,
    I need to know the what tense we should write an essay for IELTS.


    • 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.

  28. Hii
    I have confusion in listening answers how to write.we can write all letters in capitals
    Thank you

  29. Hi Liz,

    I’m confused about the structure of opinion essays, and my question is:

    – if I agree, should I write agree statements in both paragraphs or should I write a little disagree in body paragraph 1, then give stronger agree statements in body paragraph 2?

    Please help me to understand the structure of opinion essays.
    Thank you very much.


  30. Cherry Anne Galutan says:

    Can somebody check my work?

    There are many risk factors that can affect one’s health, one of this is obesity and overweight, which become a threat to the health of many individuals. It is often thought by some that the most effective method to resolve this issue is to impart and include physical education lessons in school program. In my opinion, I agree to the statement, because I believe that, once these students become aware and educated about the health benefits of daily exercise, can eventually influence their parents and relatives at home. I also think that daily exercise together with proper diet could achieve optimal health status.

    As a medical practitioner, I believe that prevention is better than cure, I know for the fact that, daily exercise and physical activities can reduce the risk of acquiring heart and other related health problems, by burning the excess fats from the body and activating our heart to pump more blood thus improving circulation and metabolism. Therefore, educating and giving awareness to the students and young generations could really help them and save them in acquiring future diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, vascular and heart problems. I also believe that once these students or young people become aware of the beneficial effect of daily exercise in the body and educated they can eventually pass it and influence their family members. By this, we are not only saving the future generations but also the adult member in their families.

    On the other hand, I also think that proper diet together with exercise could really improve to remove excess weight in the body. Once these two methods were combined, it guaranteed to achieve optimum health status. Students and young generations must also inform about nutritious food and avoid junk foods or ready made food to be physically fitted.

    Therefore, physical activities combined with proper diet, education, and awareness, is the most effective method in changing the lifestyle of future generations.

  31. Hi liz,

    Please help me with this topic.

    “The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace. Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy. The benefits of nuclear technology outweigh the disadvantages.
    Do you agree or disagree?”

    If I want to fully agree with this topic, do I need to only justify my view with benefits OR I also need to make one paragraph for disadvantages before writing conclusion . I am confused, please help!

    • It is the same question as “Do you think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages”. Use the same essay structure.

      • It means I do not need to give disadvantages in my body paragraphs if I fully agree.

        Thank you for your help.

        • Hi Amran !
          Thanks for sharing this question as I have had the same problem with theses kind of questions… I believe Liz made it easier for us …
          So I believe if you want to say I agree that adv far outweigh dis then in BP1 :
          Despite the minimal disadvantages below , I believe there are extremely useful points ( advantages of nuclear technology ) … And also use the language of , (for example) , it is crucial & it is essential …
          Then in BP2 : Admittedly , there are some basic drawback of … ( use language of possibility such as might, could … )
          So basically from Liz’s replying I have such kind of approach ….
          I do not know my understanding is wrong or right ?

  32. 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.
    Is it correct., child ,their ?
    Is it his/her.?

  33. hi Liz

    is there any difference between “to what extent do you agree/disagree” and “do you agree or disagree” questions? or are both the same


  34. Tony Joseph says:

    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?

    Tony Joe

    • You can use any language which relates directly to your own view, such as “I think” or “I believe”.

  35. Veronica says:

    Hi Liz.

    If the question is about my own opinion, so is that ok for me to agree or disagree completely? Or it is necessary to make a balanced view?

    • Your view is whatever you want it to be. Fully agreeing or fully disagreeing is absolutely fine.

      • Hi liz
        Pls I would like you to see my essay
        Having a good university degree guarantees people a good job
        To what extant do you agree
        Nowadays many people prefer to have a college degree than a high school one . Having a strong collage sirtificate help people to find a better job because it gives a better education and a financial rewards.

        Reciving a good education can guarantees you a good job. Collage can give you skills that you need in your major to help you to win your dream job . For example, my older brother majed , did not enter any university because he wants to have a job so he can start his own business , all the companies denied him they need a capable man who can manage the work and have a bacalories degree. This is one of two reasons why I think that having a good college degree guarantees people a better job.

        Hardworking qualifies you to have a money rewards. Big companies gives there employees a promotion with a higher salaries and money reward. For instance, my uncle who have a master degree in computer science start his work as an employee with a limeted income and now he is the manager of one of the biggest companies in saudi arabia.

        In conclusion, receiving a good university degree gives you a better chance to have a good job including better education and financial rewards. Therefore I strongly believe that having it gives you the opportunity to have a better job . As a result schools should incorage students to receive a college education

      • If you completely agree or disagree, do you need to write both side of view or only one view point?

  36. shobi shan says:

    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?

  37. Hello Liz,
    Thank you very much for your lessons and clear explanations!
    Could you please help me understand, in “Agree/Disagree essays” if I am not entirely agree with the statement and I mention “…provided that…” in the Introduction, should I make a separate paragraph for this disagreement or I can put this condition into one of the paragraphs where I agree? For example, I will put the reasons, why I agree in the 1 and 2 paragraphs and add at the end of second paragraph “…However,… ”

    Many thanks,

  38. And with what score that “model” essay will probably be awarded?
    Btw, you misspelled n in owNing.

    • It is band 9. I’m not sure where you found the typo. I can’t see the word “owning” in this essay. There is the linking words “owing to” which is correct.

      • Hi dear Liz. To what extent do you think this is a positive trend? is this kind of question agree disagree essay or direct question essay? Thanks in advance

  39. Mandeep says:

    Dear Liz,
    I have watched all your tutorial and found all these very helpful. I am appearing for GT IELTs on 25 June this year.
    I want you to help me out with number of paragraphs to be written in an essay.

  40. Hi Liz,
    What happen if I talk about both point of view in “Opinion questions” and then in the conclusion I give my opinion? Can I do that? Or it is recomended choise one side and write about that un all essay?
    Thanks 🙂

  41. Hello Liz.,
    The videos on the three different type of usual essays asked for IELTS writing task 2 are to be purchased linked. I can not afford to it, do you have any other means to be generous enough to share it.

    • Hello Liz., My exam date is coming close and I don’t have time to see your video sale rate. Anyway you can offer to other upcoming aspirants who will appear for the next exams.

  42. Hello Liz can you please make a difference between a band 6.5 and 7 essay. What is really needed to jump from 6.5 to 7 because I am struggling to make this progress.

  43. Liiizz 🙁

  44. HI liz , thanks a lot for ur blog
    i have a question in the opinion i have to write what i agree only ? how about other view ?
    and the bp1 on what i agree
    and the pb2 on what i disagree
    or have other way to write please clear it for me for this type of this question

  45. Desperate mom says:

    Hi Liz, hello I hope you could give me your opinion on this. I just took the Ielts last week. I think I did well on the 3 others except for writing, they ask me to agree or disagree, I don’t know what I was thinking on giving my opinion but I did not agree nor agree to the statement but rather gave a balance opinion. Do you think they would give an acceptable score for the writing task 2? Thanks

    • I can’t estimate a writing score without seeing the full task 1 and task 2.

      • Desperate mom says:

        Thanks anyway. My worry is do they usually accept answers with a balanced opinion? The question was some countries spend so much money on sending athletes to join the olympics but others say that they should spend money on encouraging children to join sports. Do you agree or disagree? My answer was divide the money to the athletes and to the children to encourage them to join different sports. Etc etc..’i hope you could give me your opinion. Thank you very much.

        • You can have any opinion you want as long as you have presented it very clearly and supported it with relevant, well expanded ideas.

  46. Hi Liz,
    Is it good to write both side of the question for , To what extend do yo agree or disagree , type question. It is so confusing as many teachers giving different answers. I thought if I agree I only need to write why I agree, also the same for disagree. If I partially agree I can write why I am partially agreeing(one paragraph each)but I seen model answers like why others say it is the other way for the opposite side . Is it ok to write like that.( if I am agreeing can I write a paragraph why others disagree)

    • You are exactly right. It is asking for your opinion. You decide your opinion, state it in the introduction and then explain it in the body paragraphs.

  47. Hi Liz,
    I wanted to know ,if i can organise writing task 2 for General IELTS test exactly the same way as of academic IELTS?

  48. hi, I’m sorry, but if it is an argument essay, why your point of view isn’t prooved by strong examples, it sounds like a theory which maybe true or maybe not……

  49. It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn’t worry about producing building as a work of art.

    do u agree or d8s agree?
    this was my task 2 topic today in British ielts exam.

  50. Hi liz .
    Can we write in task 2 lik this .
    Body 1 ..advantage of our supporting idea and disadvantages of oppositiv idea
    Body 2 ..adv. of our idea and disadv. Of opposite idea
    Conclusion..critising oppositie idea and our opinion.
    Plz reply .i am quite fund of your videos .

  51. Lachuman Dhungyel says:

    Hello madam Liz.,
    I went through your videos regarding IELTS preparation and could grasp some ideas. I have appeared my IELTS twice, am almost losing my confidence in reading module and i feel it bit tough. In my trial reading could score only 5.5 against my requirement of 7+. Similarly, i have some problem in peaking but i have not been able to find out my problem while speaking.
    Recently, I have been browsing through the net and i came across a book known as “Ace the IELTS” by Simone Bravemon or something. I want to get it but it was very costly and we don’t have system to purchase it. Therefore, if you can help me in finding the book or necessary guidance to revive my confidence to appear for the IELTS. I need atleast 7 overall score with each band score not below 7.
    Please try to mail me, and one request I want to make to you is that if you access my speaking in skype it would be great.

  52. Good day Liz,
    My question is, in this paragraph type, considering that I agree with the statement, do I need to give 2 reasons why I agree and one reson only why I don’t agree . Is it better .
    Kindly tell me what do you think

    • It’s completely your choice on how you support your idea. As long as your body paragraphs follow your opinion, that’s all that matters.
      All the best

  53. really your lessons are awsome…..but in the above essay(argument) support only one idea it is difficult to write 250 word……….:(

  54. Muhammad Ali says:

    Dear Liz,
    can Art be paraphrased as Craftsmanship / expression of human experience or should i keep it as Art .
    your feed back is required.
    Muhammad Ali

  55. Shokhrukh Erkinov says:

    Hello Liz! Your lessons have been like gems to me for learning how to take the exam.My question is quite holistic. Can I use American English in writing and/or speaking?

  56. Shokhrukh Erkinov says:

    Hello Liz! Your lessons have been like gems for me to prepare for the test. My question is quite holistic. Can I write in American English in writing and use it in speaking part, too? Thank you for your answer in advance.

  57. Hiba Abdullah says:

    Hello Liz ,
    thank you for youe beneficial videos ,
    i would like to ask if it is possible to send you samplesof academic writing task 1,2, to be checked for feedbak , i need at least score 7 in each of IELTS tasks and 7.5 overall band score,

    kindly your reply

  58. Hello Liz,
    In my school, our teachers taught us to consider both positive and negative aspects of the topic. Not just to write about the aspect you support but also to talk about the other side as counter balance. But in the essay given, it only talks about the supported aspect. Can you please tell me which is the best way of writing an argumentative essay?

  59. Hi Mam

    I would like to download the sample Essays from your website and print it out for my self study, but I can’t do so.

    Would you please send me the link for this?

    Thank you

  60. Hi Liz,
    Since this question asks us to mention to what what extent do we agree, from what I understood is that we should include our opinion. However, does that mean that we can safely include it only in the thesis sentence or can we also include phrases such as “I believe/I think” in the body paragraphs?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Thanks lot Liz.
      So I will try to do as you do and keep it in the introduction paragraph, however I am guessing it wouldn’t cost me any marks if I forgot myself and used “I believe” in a body paragraph right? I am also assuming that the same would apply for for all kinds of essays where our opinion is required (in other words all kind of articles that we write”In my opinion,” for the thesis sentence) right?

      I guess we can’t thank you enough for the support you provide but thank you regardless 🙂

  61. amin mohebbi says:

    Hi Liz
    For the questions including ( To what extent do you agree? Do you agree or disagree? Do you think this is a positive or negative trend? and questions like these) is it possible not to mention our opinion in the first paragraph, consider both aspects of it, and finally state our opinion? ( using argument-led approach) or we must put our opinion in the first paragraph and in the following paragraphs justify it?
    All the best

  62. Hi Liz,

    I watched your Opinion essay video today. Everything seems to be easy while watching your video which I think is because of your clear explanations. But when I sit down to practice on my own I find it very difficult to write 250 words. 🙁

    Today, after watching your opinion essay video, I picked up one Agree/Disagree essay topic related to Television ( People become lazy and unsocial ). I could write only 215 words.

    My supporting ideas were :
    1. People become lazy – as there is no physical activity involved and loose interest in doing things
    – for instance, going to gym feels like climbing the Mount Everest.
    – Furthermore, it is a sedentary habit and can cause serious health issues like obesity

    2. People become unsocial – Wide variety of channels available
    – freedom to choose their favourite programs
    – spend long hours watching TV
    – do not find time to interact with people
    – consequently leads to isolated societies

    I could write Introduction ( 33 words ), BP1 ( 86 words ) , BP2 ( 75 words ) and conclusion ( 21 words ).

    I know it’s against your website policy to ask for feedback on writing. But could you please provide some suggestions? My exam is on 5th Dec in UK.

    Thanks and Regards,

    • You need to provide the full essay question, not the topic. As I explained in my essay, each essay responds to the exact question and the way it is written. Send me the full essay question with the above message again and I’ll give you an answer. If you don’t have the full essay question, don’t use it and try one that is a real test question.
      All the best

  63. Hello Liz,
    About the explanation given, so is it fine to balance the idea? I heard that. if in the first we agree/disagree, we need to support our idea in the body paragraphs, stick to our first choice (agree/disagree) then affirm it in the conclusion. So we will only have one side. But sometimes, there 2 statements which both of them are good things. I feel I can explain better if I support both of sides and that is when the my conclusion become neutral.
    What do you think about that?

    Thank you for your help.

  64. Topic:The first car appeared on British roads in 1888. By the year 2000, there may be as many as 29 million vehicles on the British roads. Alternative forms of transport should be encouraged and international laws introduced to control car ownership and use.
    To what extend do you agree or disagree?

    The fast-paced lifestyle of the industrialized countries,such as Britain, paved the way to a remarkable increase in private motorization and car usage. In my opinion, i completely agree that the individuals should be take an alternative means of transportation and that countries should introduce policies to limit the owning and using of cars.

    Firstly, dealing with the a large number of private vehicles is best addressed by motivating the people to travel through available public transportation instead of using their own cars. Buses and trains are provided and maintained by the government to allow access to transportation anytime and anywhere. Morever, they can carry a considerable number of passengers, saving more time, space and fuel. In some countries like Japan, the citizens opt to travel via trains because of heavy traffic congestion

    Another point to consider is to implement a law that would minimize the number of cars in the roads. In other words, countries should take measures and monitor the buying and using of private vehicle for transportation particularly in highways, which are always prone to traffic congestion. For instance, Singapore observed Congestion pricing strategy and car ownership quota to solve the the problem since 2008. As a result, traffic congestion was combatted and the quality of air was enhanced greatly. In addition, the revenued collected could be used to improve highways or build new modes of transportation for the public.

    In conclusion, the emerging percentage of car could be tackled by highlighting the alternative modes of transportation and implementing measures to lessen car possession and ownership.

    Hi Miss Liz, have I answered the Task? What errors did I commit?
    Thank you very much.

  65. Rahul Bajaj says:

    Hi Ma’am ! Can I get the all Books published by IELTS ,Could you please help me to get all books.

    • You need to go to a book shop or purchase through amazon. You could also go to a facebook group for IELTS and ask someone to share them with you.
      all the best

  66. Hi Liz

    Can I add some short statistics in the essay in order to support my opinion ?

  67. hello mam..
    can u please give me bands for my writing task 2.and tell me about all the mistakes.spellings can be wrong but this is due to fast typing and i know i am too weak in writing but i want to take bands.

    Thank you..

    essay is about…computer can translate all the, should we learn more languages.?

    Technology has made our life easier than past.computers are the best invention of IT.the best thing about compuers is that,it can translate all languages,but this does not mean that we should not learn more languages.Here I am going to express my ideas,to strenghten my point of view.

    firstly,the main thing is that,computers are not does not give right information always.sometimes it cannot translate long sentences in right way.secondly,if we learn number of languages,it will increase our knowledge and we can express our views in impressive way.

    furhermore,computer is not a portable device.they are too big to carry to each and every place.for instance,if we go for an interview we cannot use computers, we should learn number of languages.

    on the contrary,processors can translate thousands of languages but we cannot learn all of them. nowadays because of hectic schedules people do not have time to learn all languages so computers are best option for them.

    to sum up,it can be said that we should have knowledge about a number of languages.we should not depend upon any electronic devices.

  68. liz, I’m following you to get over grade 7…

  69. The topic is: As most people spend a major part of their life at work, job satisfaction is and important element of individual well-being.
    what factors contribute to job satisfaction?
    how realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers?

    So, do I need to answer both questions in two separate paragraphs?
    And can you please explain me the second question? I am quite confused about it.

    • It is certainly fine to explain your answer to each question in separate body paragraphs. The second question means if you think it is realistic for people to expect job satisfaction when they have a job. Do you think it is likely they will get it or are they too hopeful.

  70. Hi Liz ,

    Thank you very much for your help for my Ielts Preparation .

    I am confused in one aspect of writing task2 . I found on your website this example of topic essay : ” Some people think that the government is wasting money on the arts and that this money could be better spent elsewhere. To what extent do you agree with this view? ”
    They don`t ask me if I agree or disagree. In this case is it correct to choose to write about the reasons for which I do not agree with the statement? Even though they ask to what extend do I agree with this view.

  71. Hi Liz,

    I would like to ask for your opinion on this question. Today, students can easily access information online, this means that libraries are no longer necessary. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    This was my Task2 for Oct 24th exam. And I am worried that I didn’t answered it correctly. 😩😩😩

    • What question would you like to ask me? This topic is about using technology in place of libraries. What problem did you have?

      • Hello Liz,

        I am not sure if my answers are correct. I disagreed and one of the reasons is that using the internet may result to inaccurate information so it is best to use materials from the library. Another reason is that students from other countries such as third world countries do not possess technologies such as mobile phones and computer, so it means that library is the only option. I even added something about power interruption that might also let online research might not be possible whereas in the library, books are available any time. May I know your ideas about this topic, Liz? Thank you so much for your very helpful blog. You are amazing! 😊😊😊

        • They are all very relevant ideas and clearly support your opinion. It will now depend on the way you organised the ideas and also how you explained them.
          All the best

          • Hello Liz,

            Thanks for your quick reply. I need 7 in all areas. I’ll update you as soon as the result comes out. I am hoping for a good result. Thanks again and Godbless you.😊😊😊

            • Dear Liz,

              I do not know how to thank you and how to show my gratitude for all your help. You have been an amazing teacher and the fact that your lessons are free. You helped me reach my dream. I was shocked to see that I got these scores which came out yesterday, L 7.5 R 7 W7 S7. I was desperate because I took the exam for a couple of times. I concentrated on your lessons, especially writing during my last exam. And that is the fruit of your labor. That is exactly what I needed to continue my application in the UK as a nurse. If given the chance, I would like to visit you in the future. I would highly recommend you to others. Thanks again and continue to be a blessing to everyone in need. Godbless you and your family. 😊

  72. Dear Liz,

    do you have any video lessons to buy online for other types of writing for academic task 2. I was able to purchase only discussion and opinion essays.

    • I only have two available at present. The next lesson should be ready to buy at the end of this month (hopefully) which is the adv disadv essay. If I have time, I’ll also add a couple of writing task 2 lessons as well this year.
      All the best

  73. Sazib Hossain says:

    Hi liz,
    I hope you are well.
    Would you please give me an advice about the following question?
    Some people say that television is putting more disadvantages than advantages. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
    If I discuss both of the ideas and then put my opinion in body paragraphs would it be any problem ?
    Or should I discuss about only one topic to which I agree or disagree?

    • This is not an authentic essay question. It contains unclear language and meaning. For this reason, I can’t answer your question.

  74. Rahul Bajaj says:

    Hello Liz !!

    In speaking test two. If the book topic is asked like your practice demo , Can we speak about a spiritual book.

    May God bless !

  75. Justin Styles says:

    Excuse me!
    I did not understand the sentence below:
    Some people think that the key to solving these issues is to have more sport and exercise in schools.
    The key to solving these issues ( it is a subject, and the key is singular, so you used “is”, right?

  76. hello liz,can i use in agree disagree essay while presenting balance opinion

    • Presenting a balanced view is not easy and requires training as well as very good English. I would recommend going for either agree 100% or disagree 100% unless you feel confident in your English. At no time can you completely agree and completely disagree at the same time.

      • so liz what you suggest is that i should always go for agree or disagree ,and do not go for balanced view,am i right

      • Hi,with respect to this same agree and disagree question .If i state that”to some extent i agree but ” giving reasons to disagree and assuring that i am not trying to be 100% on both side.

        • You can’t agree and disagree with the same point. You can however present a specific view which is called a balanced view. A balanced view does not mean agreeing with both sides. Unless you have training, I don’t recommend using this technique because IELTS have certain requirements for what is allowed as a balanced view. See my lessons:
          All the best

  77. Rahul Bajaj says:

    Hi Liz ! Wish you a great heights of self free help.
    If we get “” To what extent do you agree”” Can we put all essays in to disagree mode, if we have points. Or we have to focus only on agreeing points.

  78. Hi Liz,

    In the conclusion, the word lifestyle is supposed to be two words?

  79. Hi Liz,

    is the word lifestyle in the conclusion needs to be two words? “life style”.

  80. Hi, Liz! Thank you for the well-organized sample. However, I have a question. The point is that my teachers referring to the book called Successful Writing say that it is important to write a short contrary opinion before a conclusion. It is really written in the book (“…You also include a paragraph presenting the opposing viewpoint and reason why you think it is an unconvincing viewpoint…”). What do you think about it? Will it improve an essay or vice versa?

    • If the instructions ask for your opinion, you only give your opinion. If the instructions ask you to give both sides, then you give both sides. Just follow the instructions. Is the author of that book an IELTS examiner? Has the author completed the IELTS examiner training?

  81. Rahul Bajaj says:

    Hi Liz !

    Referring to Money vs. happiness essay. Can I have as below
    Introduction “Stating both part as said by some people and what I suggest”
    In first paragraph One Reason of Happiness i.e. Family and than explain how
    second paragraph another reason i.e. health and than explain how
    And finally conclusion ..Will it do ? Please do not read all paragraph but guide me whether I understood it rightly ?

  82. Hi Liz,

    Firstly, your blog is one of the most helpful websites I’ve ever encountered. It certainly is a bag of knowledge with a well designed contents which serves its true purpose & therefore, it never disappoints any of its visitors, i believe. And for the best, you are an inspiring teacher.

    In light of the above model essay and its question, I’ll be much delighted if you could solve my problem. It is regarding the introduction.

    If the “growing number of overweight people” is more of a problem for “an effort to deal with the health issues” than it is for the ” health care system” , would not it be necessary to include that information in our introduction? If that’s the case then, is there any mistake in the one i suggest below:

    “Growing population of overweight is straining on the efforts undertaken by the health care system to deal with the health issues, which according to many, the key to solving these issues is to have more sport and exercise in schools. ”

    Apologies, if this is, to a great deal irrelevant question. Thank you for your time and effort ma’am.

    • The problems is actually grammar. You can’t write “is straining on”. You can only write “the growing number of overweight people are putting a strain on …” but this is the same as the statement given by IELTS. You need to paraphrase more. Also you need to make the second part of your sentence grammatically correct “which according to many, the key to solving these issues is to have more sport and exercise in schools. ”. You need to write “which, according to some, must be dealt with by by having more…”.
      All the best

  83. Hi liz, your site is really useful. I just wanna ask a favor if u dont mind could u teach strategies on how to write topic sentences.thanks

  84. I am disappointed that my question was deleted and not answered. I have made full use of your website and videos. I always thought that you were always willing to answer any question. I guess I was wrong.

    I sincerely thank you for all the effort that you’ve provided for us.

    • Sorry but I am unable to answer all questions. I have over 7,000 students visiting each day and many comments to answer.
      All the best

  85. Hi Liz,

    I need your advice.

    The topic is “Parents are the best teachers” do you agree or disagree.

    What if I write something like ‘In my opinion,both parents and teachers are important for development of the children…..” and then start to give arguments why I believe so .

    I’m confused, because I do not choose patents or teachers, but discuss the importance of both for children.
    Is this approach correct or am I off the topic in this case?

    • It is the wrong approach. If you wish to give an opinion of both, you must quantify it. Here’s an example “I think that parents are the best teachers for very young children under the age of five but from that age, teachers are better to educate them”. This is an acceptable opinion for IELTS. You MUST avoid changing the essay question into a discussion essay with equal weight on both sides.
      All the best

      • Thank you, Liz

        So, I must agree with only one statement : parents or teachers. If I agree that parents are more importan, can I also mension that teachers give more academic knowledge? Just mension , not to dicsuss it further?

        • If you agree that parents are more important, then your whole essay must explain this view. If you want to add information about teachers, you would need to explain why they are less important. Your whole essay must follow your opinion.

  86. Hi Liz!

    What if the topic is a two part question? One asks how far do you agree and the second part ask what other criterias. Does the body paragraph should only contain two paragraphs?
    Thank you!

    • That’s right. One body paragraph for each question.

      • Okay.

        So the topic goes like this “some people feel that workers like nurses, doctors, and teachers are undervalued and should be paid more especially when other people like film actors or company bosses are paid huge sums of money that are out of the proportion to the importance of the work that they do.

        How far do you agree?
        What criteria should be used to decide how much people are paid?”

        I was debating on whether i should just focus and justify on the extent that I agree regarding doctors’ pay or should I also discuss the part of the film actors and company bosses.

        • You have two questions and you answer them both. One body paragraph for each. Keep your essay logical and well organised at all times. The first question must answer your views on all issues – they are connected. It is about people who do functional work getting lowly paid and others get more money.

  87. The question is this:
    More and More people are suffering from health problems cause by a modern lifestyle which cannot be treated with modern medicines. Some people think that a return to traditional medicine should be encouraged. To what extent do you agree?

    —–what I did was I discuss both the modern medicine and traditional medicine and I strongly agree. Is that correct? but I started discussing first with the modern medicine followed by traditional medicine.

    • The instructions ask you to give your opinion about whether people should return to traditional medicine or not. It does not ask you to discuss both sides. Therefore you would get a low score on Task Response which is 25% of your marks. But you could still do ok in the other three assessment criteria.
      All the best

      • So that means ms. Liz, I only have to discuss traditional medicine all throughout my essay? Since I strongly agree with it?

        • That’s right. Your whole essay will explain why you think that people should return to traditional medicine instead of using modern medicine.

  88. constantinos says:

    Hi, Liz

    If i agree with the statement but not completely, what i should do?

  89. HI ms Liz!

    If the question “To what extent do you agree?” and my answer is I strongly agree….how many advantages and disadvantages do I have to mention?

  90. Greetings Miss Liz!

    If I completely agree with the one side side of the topic, is it okay to discuss also the other side the topic?

    Body A and B- why i agree
    Body c- why i think others agree with the other topic

    conclusion – restate my opinion plus a concession

    Is this sensible?

    Thank you very much

    • This essay does not ask what other people think and it does not ask you to discuss the issue. It asks for your opinion only. Just follow the instructions and no more.
      All the best

  91. It is cosidered by some that,increasing number of obese people in a society exerts pressure on the healthcare system and it can be tackled by introducing more physical activities in schools.I agree with that ,however,I also think that diet control and lifestyle modification will also help to solve this problem to some extent.

  92. Hi Liz, you didn’t include any examples, do you think its not necessary?

    Chotto pakhi

  93. hi Liz,
    I was wondering if i can add ideas in the thesis, because i couldn’t find many arguments about physical education alone so can i introduce other arguments in the thesis that i could talk about later in the body paragraphs ?? for example: ” i agree that introducing physical education is key to tackle this problem, NEVERTHELESS, raising awareness about obesity and diet are also essential”.
    thank you.

    • Yes, that’s fine – in fact that is a good thesis statement. But never start writing your essay until you have developed all ideas.

      • Hello Liz! Based on Azza Lil’s question if we add “nevertheless, diet awareness are also essential.” Should we still discuss this in the body paragraphs? Or just focus on the main answer that is whether agree or disagree? If yes, could you tell how are we going to include it in the body?

        • All parts of your opinion must be explained in detail in the body paragraphs. you would have one body paragraph explaining why you support the use of phyiscal edu in school and then a second body paragraph about the need for a better diet. Always organise your ideas logically into paragraphs.

  94. Hello,
    Thank you for sharing so much information about IELTS. Your method of explaining things is very effective.
    I wanted to ask if it’s okay to write over 50 words in the introduction in task2 writing. Would there be any negative marking for going beyond that limit?
    Also, I would like to know if you can just simply change active to passive or viceversa to paraphrase along with keeping a few original words as it is to write background statement?

    • There is no word limit for any paragraph but as the introduction only needs two statements, it is usual to write only around 40 to 50 words. Writing more isn’t really worth the time or effort. Paraphrasing is about changing word order, active to passive, noun to adjective etc.
      All the best

  95. Sana zafar says:

    Hi liz.i want to ask that in listening where No More then Three words r mension,can we write just one word answer.sometime i write just one word but i found 2or3 word this case my answer will correct or not.kindly reply me as soon as test will be held on 29th of august.

    • No more than three words means one word, two words, three words but not four. Please see my 25 tips for listening on the main listening page.
      All the best

  96. Hi Liz,
    I got confused with this question: Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
    Should I write 1 body paragraph about the advantages, 1 for disadvantages and state my opinion whether it is positive or negative in general?
    Or should I give 2 reasons in 2 body paragraph to support one side only? (just like the agree/disagree structure)?
    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • It is a question that you must answer. “Do you think it is a positive OR negative development?” is not the same as “write about the positive AND negative developments”. Just read the question and answer it. Does it ask you to choose or write about both?

  97. Hi,
    If question asks what extent do you agree with this
    view? How can i write answer if i am not agree with topic?

  98. Anonymous says:

    Hi Liz. I have a concern on how to use the pronoun I in the introduction. I often read that it is not advisable to use the pronoun I and I want to ask what to write if the essay asks for the opinion of the test taker? for example: what is your opinion?, to what extent do you agree or disagree?.. thanks a lot.

  99. Sharma Pratik says:

    Hi Liz, I hope that I get an answer on this. I appeared today for my Ielts L/R/W test, and I’m quite frustrated that I couldn’t reach the minimum words requirement. As you can guess, I’m really concerned about the score I’d achieve. I probably think that the task response was pretty good, along with the coherence and descriptive details, and the grammar as well. All I lacked was examples ( which certainly reduced the amount of words required i.e, 250 ) due to the improper management of time available. What score would that be according to you? Also, I’d like to request some last minute tips for my speaking test which is on 14th of this month. Thanks in advance 🙂

    • I can’t predict your score without seeing the full essay. If you missed your conclusion, it will affect your score adversely and writing under the word count will also affect your score for Task Response. You will need to wait and see your results.

      For speaking, be chatty. It is essential that you give more to each answer. For speaking part 2, remember that these are not questions. They are just prompts and it is your task to add more information, description, details and stories to your talk.
      Good luck!

  100. hi Liz, in the last part of third paragraph, it is talking about the exercise with parents but is it included in the school curriculum or a general statement ?

    • It is a supporting point explaining how sports lessons in schools can filter through to family members producing a positive effect on health for both parents and children. Make sure you can see the difference between a main point which is off topic and a supporting point which explains deeper.
      All the best

  101. Hi, Liz!
    Sorry to bother you again!
    I don’t understand “cause for the health care system”. I searched for the phrase “cause for” but got nothing but there is a phrase “cause for concern”. Does “cause for the health case system” mean “cause for the concern of the health case system”?

  102. Hi Liz, all your model answers are great!! I’ve analyzed all of them(8 model answers) and could you tell me please if there are any more such essay samples or where can I find? Thank you!

  103. 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…………

    • “In my opinion” and “I agree” do not mean the same thing. Your opinion might mean you disagree. Please use a dictionary and review the meaning of “agree” and the meaning of “opinion”. They can both be used in the same sentence if your opinion is in agreement with the statement.

  104. Other than grammar, are my ideas making sense and connecting the previous one ? I just sent the essay without editing I think that’s why so many capital letters issuing and other mistakes.will post a well checked essay soon.thanks again

  105. Hi Liz,

    I just want to clarify if my understanding about the question is correct. Isn’t it if the question is asking about to what extent do I agree or disagree means I have to discuss both sides and take one side on the last paragraph?

    • If it says “discuss both sides and give your opinion” then you discuss both sides and you give your opinion. That’s very clear. If the instructions say “to what extent do you agree or disagree” – it wants to know what you think and only what you think. Agree or disagree – which one? Or do you have a specific opinion? One is a discussion with an opinion and the other is only about your opinion.
      All the best

  106. Hi Liz.Thanks a lot for your tips.They’re really valuable.
    I got this topic but i can’t generate many ides ,would you help me please.
    universities should accept equal numbers of male and female students in every subject.To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    • The issue here is 1. why is it good to have equal numbers 2. is it possible to have equal numbers.

      1. Equal numbers brings a balance between genders. It opens new employment opportunities to the other gender. It brings equality which is what most many societies aim for.
      2. It is hardly possible to get equal numbers because universities can’t control the number of applicants of both sexes. Also acceptance onto a degree course should be based on qualifications not gender.

      Those are the main points for that essay.

  107. In the recent years the amount of obese people significantly increased, so it forced the health care organ to solve the problem more aggressively ,which is a threat to public health .Some argue that the important step should take is to rise physical activities among students, although this could have a major role ,there are more beneficial ways lied out school to reduce overweight more effectively .

    First of all , governments should approbate laws to control the overall energy uptake . For example all food products must stick calory label ,which allows people to choose appropriate one’s among hundreds of options .Another useful step would be creat standard fast food recepies.

    secondary, increase workout lessons and it’s role in reducing obesity risk factors among elderly people not only students, because having body mass index more than 25 could be harmful to that age group as same as children .A good way to achieve this goal is to educate people over 65 of age during regularly family physician visits .
    To conclusion ,there are plenty solutions such as more education between society subgroups,but it’s not lonely enough to deal with the issue

  108. Now can you plz tell me that wd thz band score, can I get admission in any Australian university for an MBA or MS degree?????

    • You will need to check with each university for their entrance requirements. Usually it is either 6.5 or 7 overall but you must confirm that with them.
      All the best

  109. Hi liz, hope u r fine…
    I appeared in 28th feb test and scored band 7: listening 7.5, reading 6 , writing 6.5 and speaking 7, and wana thank you for your supportive videos and other exercises which helped me alot…..

  110. Hi Liz.hope u r fine . Pls. check this introduction . Is it balanced introduction

    Healthcare system is a yardstick to gauge a countries development. Healthy man is a valuable asset of a nation. However now a days obesity is becoming a growing concern for every countries and its induce immense pressure on health care system. Most of the people think that the problem would be overcome if various types of sports event & exercise be incorporated .I strongly agree with this aforementioned assertion.
    Best regards

  111. Hello Liz
    Is it possible to give a balanced opinion for this question type?
    Kindly advise my introduction with a balanced view.

    It is true that there has been an increasing proportion of overweight people which cause a serious public health concern. While I accept promoting various sport activities during school time is one of the best ways to correct this, I also believe in the other effective means such as diet and attitudes toward healthy living.

    Thank you.
    Best regards

    • Well done! That’s exactly right. You’ve written “one of the best ways” which then allows you to give alternatives.
      All the best

      • Dear Liz
        You are a true inspiration. I gain confidence on writing task 2 because of your coaching. Thank you.
        Best regards

  112. kyumsun says:

    Really helpful to read well written essay as a model answer~! Thank you so much~!

  113. Hi Liz,
    . 1)for agree or disagree essay, once we give our opinion as agree in the introduction – is it correct to talk about disadvantages first and then the benefits and conclude with as advantages outweigh disadvantages and hence I agree with the……
    . 2) for argument and also for opinion essay can I follow the same for relevant topics.

    • Hi,

      Whatever opinion you give in your introduction, is explained in the body paragraph and nothing else. If you agree completely with the statement, each body paragraph explains why you agree. If you disagree, then each body paragraph explains that. If you have a balanced view, then each body paragraph explains that particular view clearly. This is the reason it is called an opinion essay because the entire content relates to your opinion.
      All the best

    • Thank you Liz.
      For only,discussing both views and advantages, disadvantages type essays I need to talk about both sides – is that correct Liz.

      • Yes. If it asks “What are the advantages and disadvantages?” then you must give both. Each one in a separate body paragraph.

  114. Hi
    I have one doubt. Can I write an essay without mentioning any example in favor of the topic sentence. ?

    • Hi Sonjoy,

      Giving examples is a way to illustrate an idea. It is not necessary to do so in all paragraphs if you can explain what you mean clearly without needing to give an example. If you look at the first body paragraph, I give an example of children in the West but I use the linking devices of “At the moment”. This is current day example.
      All the best

  115. 2nd line: is have or is to have
    3rd line: in school not is school
    2nd para last line: Can we use unequivocal instead of undoubted. Is it undoubted or undoubtedly

    • Thanks Nav, you’re a great proof reader! 🙂 Yes, you could use “unequivocally” in the 2nd paragraph, last time.

  116. Please try to explain and comment on the model essay. Like some complex structures / grammar. High level vocabulary etc…

    • I’ll try and do that for next week. It’s a good idea to have extra comments.

      • Yes. It is always a good idea to comment on the essay that why the essay is proven ideal and, what leads it to a higher band level or what should be taken care of while writing essays.

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