Writing an introduction without paraphrasing

ielts writing paraphrasingDo you have to paraphrase the task question when writing an IELTS essay?

This is a question I was recently asked. The answer is ….well no you don’t have to paraphrase but I would advise it if you want a higher score (Band 7 or 8).

If you are really concerned about your paraphrasing abilities and you just can’t get it right, or if you are aiming for a Band 6 or 6.5, then just write a short 2 or 3 sentence introduction with a thesis statement only.

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Step by Step Guide to Writing a Thesis Statement

ieltsIELTS introductions and Thesis statements.

When writing the introduction of IELTS essays there are two steps that need to be taken. Paraphrase the task question and write a Thesis Statement. If the question asks for an opinion then it must be in the Thesis Statement. It depends on the type of essay you are writing as they are not all the same. It is important to write a thesis in the introduction for every type of essay. A good Thesis Statement goes towards getting a good band score in the writing section.

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