IELTS Writing Task 2: How to write a causes solution essay

IELTS problem solution essay

Step by step guide to writing a causes solution essay.

A common type of IELTS task 2 essay is the Problem Solution or Causes Solution essay. Here you will need to write about the causes of the problem in main body one and recommendations or possible solutions that could solve the issue in main body two. I could have a 3rd body paragraph but I prefer the 2 main body approach.

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Identifying the 5 types of IELTS essays

ieltslettersGet 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.

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