Two easily confused essays (problem / causes solutions essay)

What is the difference between a Causes Solutions and a Problem Solutions essay?

Problem solutions and causes solutions essay are very similar but there is a subtle difference,  one type asks about the problems and the other type asks about the causes.

It is very important to spend a couple of minutes analaysing the task question so that you know what to write about in the essay. I have seen many good essays lose marks in Task Response because the writer did not find the issues in the task question, or did not fully understand what to write about.

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How to Write Effective Body Paragraphs

IELTSfocus writingGuide to writing good paragraphs in IELTS task 2 writing.

Body paragraphs are obviously very important and this is where you will gain most of your points in the marking. In this lesson I want to look at what is needed to write a good body paragraph. Each essay type has its own structure but they have similar paragraph rules. One particular essay type ‘ Discuss both views and give your own opinion’ can also use 3 main body paragraphs to discuss the views and one to give your opinion. In an IELTS essay there should be no more than 5 paragraphs in total, that means no more than 3 main body paragraphs… Download the free eBook below for some ideas on structures.

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