Today’s writing exercise is a Task 2 question that has appeared on previous IELTS exams.
The question is in the “discuss both sides and give your opinion” format, and so I have set out below my suggested approach.
First, for this type of question I will not give my opinion in the introduction. Instead, I will make the concluding paragraph my opinion, and seek to link it back to the introduction. My introduction needs an opening sentence, and a paraphrase of the question.
Next my first body paragraph will discuss the first argument. Again, my own opinion will not be given, and I will maintain a neutral tone. I will also make sure that I do not repeat what I have already covered in the introduction, and I will include an example.
Now my second body paragraph, using the same approach for the other argument.
And so to the conclusion where I will give my own view. I need to find a link back to my comments in the introduction.
Please also note that I would not cited any fake research!
So, now to our question;
Some people think that the role of parents is to discipline their children and teach them about right and wrong. Other people consider that the main responsibility of parents is to nurture their children and provide them with a safe environment to grow up in.
As always, feedback and comments are welcome.
The IELTS Guy