You have addressed the task fully and you have organised your ideas very well. That means your technique for writing is strong. But your English language has problems. Grammar and vocabulary: you need to aim for accurate sentences rather than over complicated sentences packed with clauses. Don’t over complicate your sentences because you are producing too many errors which will reduce your score. “While it is more convenient, premade food became to widespread nowadays, and consuming fast-foods, which are high in carbohydrates and bad fats, subsequently lacking any nutrients, replaced healty eating habits ” should be written: “As it is more convenient, packaged meals have became widespread nowadays. Consuming fast-foods, which are high in carbohydrates and bad fats, subsequently lack any nutrients and have replaced eating a healthy diet.” You need to be more careful about producing accurate sentences and about using correct words.
In conclusion, there are many factors which contributes to the fact that modern society can be associated with obesity, however at the same time there are pleny of solutions which people can implement and if they do, the phenomenon of excess weight will soon disappear. (317 words)
No examples are necessary. The examiner is looking for your ideas being developed – using examples is not a requirement. But usually no more than one example per body paragraph.
Thank you for your online lesson.
I have one query related to cause and solution task. If question is like what measures should be taken on specific topic, should I write only the solution of the topic or both cause and solution.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for all the resources you provide on your site, its been very helpful.
I an preparing for the general training. i am curious about writing part 2. i observed that the questions mostly asked are “do you agree or disagree” questions. does it mean that i can narrow my scope of my practice to this? and does part 2 academic have essays specific for them and general with essays unique to them? thanks alol
There are five types of essays and you can get any of those 5 types. If you practise only one type, you are taking a great gamble on your test. Are you a gambling person or do you prefer to be well prepared? See this page about GT writing:
Question 1 = not you shouldn’t use those sentences.
Question 2 = your personal experience should be relating to the world in general, for example “the majority of people …”
Your videos and writings are wonderful and are indeed easy to follow. I would like to know how numbers and units will be counted in our essays. Say for example, if i write 100 dollars or $100. Is there any difference?
Yes, there is a difference. 100 dollars is two words – it is a number and a word. However, $100 is just one word. Symbols are not accounted – only words and numbers in writing.
Liz thank you for you help, It meant a lot to me. Although, I have a few questions regarding the essay you wrote. In your paper, you separated Cause/reasons and solution into two paragraphs but I was taught to write it in the same paragraph. I am a little bit confused by this.
I have been following all the IELTS content available on your website. And I must say I have made fair improvements in my writing section, compared to when I had started. Thank you for all the detailed explanation you provide in your videos. However, I come across few queries,every now and then, and not sure how valid would they be if I include them in my writing task-2.
1. Is it fine to complete the introduction paragraph by saying ‘This essay will elucidate…..’.
2. When essay says ‘ Include your personal experiences, if any.’ Is it necessary to include them or it’s ok to refrain from including them.
You can choose your organisation. The examiner is marking you on logical organisation and both options are logical. There is no right or wrong way. However, be careful because the solutions are not always solutions to the causes, they are solutions to the problem in the essay question.
First I would like to thank for all the online lessons and videos that you have uploaded for all the students across the globe. Its really a great help for us who are preparing for IELTS exam.
I would like to ask you that every time you have mentioned for writing exam that marks would be cut or even there would be 0 if they are memorised. Is this in the context that we should not write the same model essays that you have written on your website in case we get the same writing exam ?
Of course you can’t write the same essay. This is a language test so you can’t memorise my language and present it as your own. That is a form of cheating. You can use vocabulary and ideas but you must use your own language to write sentences and present the ideas.