Here’s a sample Writing Task 2 question on the topic of tourism.
Foreign visitors should pay more than local visitors for cultural and historic attractions. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
This is a straightforward agree-disagree question. Here’s a simple structure to organize this type of essay.
Often, the problem with Task 2 questions is how to take a simple topic and build it into a 250 word essay. It’s easier to think of it in terms of small blocks of text rather than 250 words to write. For the topic above, you can divide your essay into four blocks:
Introduction: 25-40 words
Sentence 1 – paraphrase the question
Sentence 2 – give your opinion (more…)
Here’s a fantastic video exploring the mania that surrounds English teaching and learning. There’s no doubt that English is the official global language of the world now. But when did it become a phenomenon? And when did this phenomenon become a mania? Don’t just watch the video,get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.
The world’s English mania
Jay Walker talks about the ways in which learning the English language has become a feverish enterprise across the globe.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of English as lingua franca? Share your ideas in the comments below.
In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.
Several languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small numbers of people. Some people say that governments should spend public money on saving these languages, while others believe that would be a waste of money.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions. I’ll post a model answer soon.