How to write the body of IELTS writing task 2


It is time to see how the body of IELTS writing task 2 is structured, now that we have already discussed the structure of essay writing. Most likely, you will be asked whether you agree or disagree with the opinion presented in the question paper. In this case you are going to write an essay that presents and argues your opinion or point of view on the topic.

The best way to get your point of view convincingly is to present both sides. This is done by presenting the arguments that you disagree with and then you "break them down" with arguments that you firmly side/agree with.

After brainstorming your ideas and giving them much thought on how they will be presented, this is how your body will look like using this structure of the body. The writer here disagrees on the topic that:


"Parents should be told the sex of their unborn child".

INTRODUCTION

BODY

AGREE

AGREE

AGREE

DISAGREE

DISAGREE

DISAGREE

DISAGREE
CONCLUSION

Notice in this structure of the body, the writer presents first the arguments he does not agree with and then he breaks those arguments with his own leading to conclusion. If in case the writer agrees with the opinion that "parents should be told of the sex of their child", then he should present first the "disagree" arguments and then his own "agree" arguments.

The Point by Point Structure
Another way to structure the body is to systematically destroy the argument of the other side point by point. You break the other side's argument by presenting your counter-argument immediately. Disagreeing on the same topic that "Parents should be told of the sex of their own child", here how it looks like.


INTRODUCTION

BODY
AGREE
DISAGREE
AGREE
DISAGREE
AGREE
DISAGREE
AGREE
DISAGREE

CONCLUSION

This structure is more complex, because you need to be sure that the two arguments in each case are related to the same aspect of the topic, but if you could write it, the end result will be extremely effective.





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