AEE IELTS: How to Attack Writing Task 2

Are you prepared for the IELTS Writing Task 2?

Today, Lindsay and Jessica give you 3 strategies to help you take charge!

Writing Task 2 of the IELTS requires you to be creative.  But don’t let that scare you.  If you practice ahead of time and approach it with a plan, you can stay focused and do well.

You might be asked a question like, “Why is living in the city better than living in the country?”  Jessica has three tips to help you be able to answer that:

  • Practice brainstorming: You need to be able to think creatively to gather a list of ideas about the topic.  This is a skill you can improve.  Don’t worry about bad ideas, just practice coming up with a lot of ideas, so you have many to choose from.
  • Learn a four-paragraph essay format: After you get your ideas, you need to be able to organize them.  This format is simple and easy to follow.  It includes an introduction, a thesis statement, a paragraph body, and a conclusion.
  • Make stuff up!  IELTS doesn’t really care about your whether your ideas are true or not.  It’s only interested in your English abilities.  You can make things up, or use personal experience.  Focus on having good sentence structures.

Are you preparing for the IELTS Writing Task 2?

What are you doing to get ready?

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