Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

In this video lesson, you’ll find out how to answer Writing Task 2 questions that trouble candidates the most.

You probably already learned how to write an argument essay, an opinion essay, and a problem solution essay.

However, what if the IELTS Writing Task 2 question doesn’t quite fit any of those?

More and more often on the IELTS exam, they are challenging candidates with a mixed Task 2 question.

There are two kinds of these questions. Luckily, they are both easy to answer!



If there are two topics, or two questions, simply write about the first topic/question in paragraph 2, and the second topic/question in paragraph 3.

Remember that to get a high score, you must directly address all key points of the question, and organize your ideas in a simple, clear way.


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Example of a two topic question:

Some people feel that children are overprotected nowadays. They say this leads to negative consequences.
What is your opinion?

Talk about how children are overprotected in paragraph 2, and talk about the negative consequences in paragraph 3.

Example of a two question-question:

People say that professional athletes are overpaid.
Do you agree?
Which jobs should be highly paid?

Talk about your opinion on athletes being overpaid in paragraph 2, and in paragraph 3, discuss which jobs you feel should have higher salaries.

And, no matter what type of question it is, remember to give your strong, personal opinion.

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