IELTS Writing: Introduction


When you read the IELTS Writing Task 2 question, you need read it very carefully in order to see exactly what it asks you. Very often there will be more than 1 part to the task; sometimes even 3 or 4 parts. When you produce your answer you must answer all the different parts of the question. How much you produce on each part depends on how important you think it is. I would recommend you could just simply give an equal consideration about all questions.

In your introduction, you need to show examiner that you understand and fully understood the question(s). You also need to give a clear and accurate writing purpose. If the task asks for your opinion, then you must give a clear position in the introduction as well.

Have a look at the two introductions that my students’ done. Can you find what’s wrong with their introductions?

Some people think that parents should teach children how to be good members of society. Others, however, believe that school is the place to learn this. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Student’s introduction:
Many young families choose give own education for their children, and this can only beneficial for both the individual and society as a whole. However, I disagree that we should keep all children learning from their own families.

Some people believe that examinations have some bad effects on both students and teachers. Others think they do a good job in the evaluation of the students’ performance. What is your opinion?
Student’s introduction:
Some people believe test is a useful way to return valuable feedback to students and also help teachers to enhance their teaching skills. Others proclaim that examinations can bring unnecessary pressures on students and fail to truly evaluate teachers’ performance. In my opinion, exam is not the only tool to evaluate both students and teachers’ academic process, yet it has extremely undeniable features to help them both.

There is an IELTS Writing Topic that my students asked me during the class yesterday.

Some people think the improvement of living standard only benefits cities more than rural areas. What problems do these differences might cause and what solutions can reduce the problems? 
Here is my introduction:
As people are pursuing a life of higher quality, the urban-rural divide is widening. While some of the issues, like changing agricultural systems, are universal, other aspects of the process, such as the change of migration and settlement patterns, are specific to certain countries or regions. Certainly, local governments should make some efforts and introduce new policies in order to address these problems.

2 Comments IELTS Writing: Introduction

  1. tabee

    My Test will be on 9th of Nov,Please give some last tips…i continually read all of yours stuff

  2. JJ

    What problems do these differences cause and what solutions can reduce the problems?

    The question is:

    What problems do these differences MIGHT cause and what solutions can reduce the problems?


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