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.

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