Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

On IELTS Writing Task 2 do you struggle to find ideas?

Do you know where to put your ideas when you come up with them?

Today we’ll show you how to brainstorm for Writing Task 2 and how to organize your ideas into your paragraphs in Writing Task 2.

How to brainstorm your ideas for IELTS Writing Task 2:

  • Write down anything that comes to mind
  • Go beyond the 2nd, 3rd idea- write down 4, 5, 6 ideas
  • Don’t stop brainstorming until you get an interesting angle, concept, point
  • Draw two columns, agree and disagree and write down everything you can think of
  • Don’t over-complicate it by trying to be too specific, it can be broad such as “Many people agree with X for the following reasons.”

How to organize your ideas:

  • Go back and circle the best ideas and then you are ready to write
  • In the body paragraph, the first sentence needs to have the topic sentence
  • In the next sentences, use more complicated sentences and build out your idea

A final tip:

  • Journal every day- close your eyes, point to something in the newspaper, take ten minutes to write about that topic

What other questions do you have about IELTS Writing Task 2?

Let us know in the comments below.

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