Identifying the 5 types of IELTS essays

5 types of IELTS essaysGet familiar with the different kinds of IELTS essay questions.

There are 5 types of IELTS essays and in this post we will look at how to spot them. Before you  begin writing your essay, the first thing you must do is analyse what type of question it is. This is a crucial step because if you do not analyse the question, or if you are unclear about anything,  you could write a completely different essay.

You can see what type of essay it is by the ‘instruction words’.  I have underlined the instruction words below that indicate what type of question it is. Click on the links below for lessons on thinking of ideas, paraphrasing and thesis statements.

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