Succeed in IELTS Writing Task 2
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Succeed in IELTS Writing Task 2

Learn to get the maximum score in IELTS Writing Test with a qualified teacher who achieved 8.5 in IELTS
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Created by Huyen Pham
Last updated 3/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 22 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Write different types of essays effectively, within the test time frame
  • Use complex grammatical structures, therefore achieving high scores in the IELTS Writing Part of the test
  • Know how to brainstorm ideas for the essays
  • Know how to support their ideas with appropriate supporting evidence
Requirements
  • Students will need to have basic knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary.
  • Students should have determination to achieve the target score.
Description

Hi everyone, my name is Huyen. I got 8.5 in IELTS (from British Council in 2016) and 8.5 in IELTS (from IDP in 2012). In making this course, I hope to be able to help you all get the same score as I did in my IELTS exams.

Succeed in IELTS Writing is a thorough 19-unit course, methodically divided into 8 sections, which guarantees to improve your IELTS Writing score by 1.0-1.5 in less than 3 hours!

This course consists of beautifully animated video lessons, together with PDF notes for each lesson. It covers everything you will need know to tackle the Writing Task 2 with total confidence. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish different question types in the IELTS Academic Writing Task 2.
  • Brainstorm ideas, to help you come up with things to write in your essays faster
  • Support your ideas with appropriate examples, facts, statistics and research
  • Write an effective essay (introduction, body and conclusion) for each type of question
  • Use more complex language to get a high score in your essay

Here are some other benefits that you’ll get from taking this course. You can:

  • Compare your essay answers with Band 9 model answers.
  • Take an IELTS Writing practice tests/quizzes at the end of video sessions.
  • Have your IELTS essay answers checked at the end of the course

Don’t let irrational fears of writing get in the way of your success!


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Who this course is for:
  • Students who are taking the IELTS test.
  • Students who have difficulties especially in the Writing part of the test.
  • Students need or will need to write essays for work or study purposes.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 02:47:49
+ Overview
3 lectures 18:25
Types of Essays
06:38

Look at the questions below (Actual Test Questions of 2017) and identify what type of essay it is

Identify types of essays
10 questions
5 Steps to write your essays
06:07
+ Writing the Introduction
3 lectures 23:42
Overview
07:00

Look at the sentences below (taken from the Introductions) and identify whether it indicates Background Information, Specific Information, or is the Thesis Statement.

Analyse Introductions
10 questions

Choose the most appropriate First Sentence of the Introduction for the Question

Writing the Introduction
9 questions
Second and Third Sentence
08:28

Choose the most appropriate Introduction for the Question:

Writing the Introduction 2
10 questions
+ Writing the Conclusion
1 lecture 11:47
Writing the Conclusion
11:47

Choose the most appropriate Conclusion for the Question

Writing the Conclusion
9 questions
+ Writing Body Parapgraphs
4 lectures 30:52
Breakdown of a Body Paragraph
06:53
Body drafting 1: Brainstorming ideas
10:03

What aspect of the Discussion Clock has been covered?

The Discussion Clock
8 questions
Body drafting 2: Making supporting sentences
05:31

Fill in the gaps with appropriate linking phrases

Writing Body Paragraphs
12 questions
+ Practise Writing Discursive Essay
3 lectures 17:22
Lecture 1
06:46
Lecture 2
05:22
Lecture 3
05:14
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write at least 250 words. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
Writing a Discursive Essay
1 question
+ Practise Writing Argumentative Essays
3 lectures 18:16
Lecture 1
08:03
Lecture 3
05:04
Lecture 4
05:09
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write at least 250 words. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
Write an Argumentative Essay
1 question
+ Practise Writing Advantage/ Disadvantage Essays
3 lectures 16:49
Lecture 1
06:33
Lecture 2
05:21
Lecture 3
04:55
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write at least 250 words. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
Practise Writing Advantage/ Disadvantage Essays
1 question
+ Practise Writing Cause/ Effect/ Solution Essays
2 lectures 12:21
Lecture 1
07:17
Lecture 2
05:04
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write at least 250 words. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
Practise Writing Cause/ Effect/ Solution Essays
1 question
+ Actual Writing Questions
3 lectures 18:15

Actual Writing Questions 2018


6/1/2018

Task 1: Line graph

Task 2: Some people think that it is more beneficial to take part in sports which are played in teams, like football, while other people think that taking part in individual sports, like tennis or swimming, is better. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


13/1/2018

Task 1: Table

Task 2: People living in large cities today face many problems in their everyday life. What are these problems? Should governments encourage people to move to smaller regional towns?

18/1/2018

Task 1: Process

Task 2: Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money since computer technology can replace their functions. Do you agree or disagree?

20/1/2018

Task 1: Bar charts

Task 2: Research shows that business meetings, discussions and training are happening online nowadays. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

1/2/2018

Task 1: Table

Task 2: Scientific research should be carried out and controlled by the governments rather than private companies. Do you agree or disagree?


3/2/2018

Task 1: Mixed charts (Table + Pie chart)

Task 2: The only way to improve safety of our roads is to give much stricter punishments for driving offences. What extent do you agree or disagree?

24/2/2018

Task 1: Bar charts

Task 2: Nowadays, some employers think that formal academic qualifications are more important than life experience or personal qualities when they look for new employees. Why is it the case? Is it a positive or negative development?

3/3/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: Some people think that newly built houses should follow the style of old houses in local areas. Others think that people should have freedom to build houses of their own style. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

10/3/2018

Task 1: Table
Task 2: When designing a building, the most important factor is intended use of the building rather than its outward appearance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

15/3/2018

Task 1: Bar graph

Task 2: Some people believe that it is more important to teach children the literature of their own country than other countries. Do you agree or disagree?

24/3/2018

Task 1 : Pie charts
Task 2 : Museums and art galleries should concentrate on works that show history and culture of their own country rather than works of the other parts in the world. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

7/4/2018

Task 1: Line graph

Task 2: Some people think the government funding should not be used for supporting art and culture, while others think supporting cultural activities may be beneficial for the population and the culture. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.



14/4/2018

Task 1: Bar + Table

Task 2: In today’s world of advanced science and technology, we still greatly value our artists such as musicians, painters and writers. What can arts tell us about life that science and technology cannot?

21/4/2018

Task 1 : Line graph

Task 2: Organized tour to remote areas and community is increasingly popular. Is it a positive or negative development for the local people and the environment?

26/4/2018

Task 1: Maps

Task 2: It is more important to spend public money promoting a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend it on the treatment of people who are already ill. To what extent do you agree of disagree?

5/5/2018

Task 1: Table

Task 2: These days people in some countries are living in a “throw-away” society which means people use things in a short time then throw them away. Causes and problems.

12/5/2018

Task 1: Line graph

Task 2: Some people think that a huge amount of time and money is spent on the protection of wild animals, and that this money could be better spent on the human population.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

19/5/2018

Task 1: Mixed charts
Task 2: The range of technology available to people is increasing the gap between the rich and the poor. Others think it has an opposite effect. Discuss both views and give your opinions.

24/5/2018

Task 1: Pie chart
Task 2: The media should include more stories which report good news. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

2/6/2018

Task 1: Pie chart
Task 2: Nowadays, international tourism is the biggest industry in the world. Unfortunately, international tourism creates tension rather than understanding between people from different cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

7/6/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: Traffic and housing problems could be solved by moving large companies, factories and their employees to the countryside. Do you agree or disagree?

23/6/2018

Task 1: Table

Task 2: In many places, people’s lifestyle is changing rapidly, and this affects family relationships. Do you think the advantages of those developments outweigh the disadvantages?

30/6/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: Large shopping malls are replacing small shops. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?

7/7/2018

Task 1: Table

Task 2: Many people say that universities should only offer places to young students with highest marks, others say they should accept people with all ages, even if they did not do well at school. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


19/7/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: Education for young people is important in many countries. However, some people think that the government should spend more money on education in adult population who cannot read and write. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

21/7/2018

Task 1: Line graph

Task 2: Many university students live with their families, while others live away from home because their universities are in different places. What are the advantages and disadvantages both situations.

28/7/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: Some people say that economic growth is the only way to end hunger and poverty, while others say that economic growth is damaging the environment so it should be stopped. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

2/8/2018

Task1: Line graph

Task 2: Some cities have few controls on the design and construction of housing and office buildings. People think that they are free to choose the design they like. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

11/8/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: [IDP] Some people think that the best way to reduce crime is to give longer prison sentences. Others, however, believe that there are better alternative ways of reducing crime. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Task 2: [BC] It is a natural process for animal species to become extinct (e.g. Dinosaur, dodos …) There is no reason why people should try to prevent this from happening. Do you agree or disagree?


18/8/2018

Task 1: Line graph

Task 2: In the modern world, it is possible to shop, work and communicate with people via internet and live without any face-to-face contact with others. Is it a positive or negative development?

25/8/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: For schoolchildren, their teachers have more influence on their intelligence and social development than their parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


13/09/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: Some people think that the most important thing about being rich is it gives a person the opportunity to help other people. Do you agree or disagree?


15/09/2018

Task 1: Pie chart

Task 2: Most of the world’s problems are caused by overpopulation. Do you agree or disagree?


29/09/2018

Task 1: Process

Task 2: Some teachers think that international student exchange would be beneficial for all teenage school students. Do you think its advantages will outweigh the disadvantages?



11/10/2018

Task 2: Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment; only governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


13/10/2018

Task 1: Bar chart

Task 2: Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists but not local people. Why is this the case and what can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?


19/10/2018

More people decided to have children in their later age than in the past. Why? Do advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?


20/10/2018

Task 2: In recent years, the family structure has changed, as well as family roles. Why are the changes occurring? Do you think these changes are positive or negative?


21/10/2018

Some people believe that we cannot learn anything from the past for our life today, while others believe that history is a valuable source of information to understand human's life. Discuss both views and give your opinion."

Actual Writing Questions 2018
05:28
Actual Writing Questions 2017
06:56

IELTS Writing Questions of 2016 

 09/01/2016 

- Task 1: The table shows the positions held by woman in government and management in five different countries in 2000.

- Task 2: It is more important for schoolchildren to learn about local history than world history. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


  14/01/2016

- Task 1: Pie Chart

- Task 2: Many museums and historical sites are mainly visited by tourists but not local people. Why is this the case? What can be done to attract more local people to visit these places?


  23/01/2016

- Task 1: Maps

- Task 2: Nowadays, more and more people read news on the internet. However, newspapers have most of important information sources of news. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


  20/02/2016

- Task 1: 3 Pie charts

- Task 2: Some people believe government should spend money on building train and subway lines to reduce traffic congestion. Others think that building more and wider roads is the better way to reduce traffic congestion.  Discuss and give your opinion.


  27/02/2016

- Task 1: Bar chart 

- Task 2: More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending a short time in communities in poorer countries doing unpaid work such as teaching or building houses. Why is this the case? Who benefit more from this, the community or these young people?


  05/03/2016:

- Task 1: Process of recycling used paper. 

- Task 2: In recent years, the family structure has changed, as well as family roles. What types of changes are occurring? Do you think these changes are positive and negative?


  07/03/2016: 

- Task 1: Line chart  

-Task 2:  More and more people pay more attention to the famous people who have achieved huge success in areas, such as cinema, sports. Why do they attract much interest from people? Do you think it good or bad?


  12/03/2016:

- Task 2: Some people think that it is good for a country's culture to import foreign movies and TV programs. Others think that it is better to produce these locally.  Discuss both views and give your opinion.


  19/03/2016

- Task 1: Bar chart

- Task 2: People in the community can buy cheaper products nowadays. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh disadvantages?


  02/04/2016

- Task 1: Line graph

- Task 2: It is impossible to help all people in the world, so governments should only focus on people in their own countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


  16/04/2016:

- Task 1: Bar chart

- Task 2: Natural resources on Earth are running out. Some people think more money should be spent on researching other planet to live, such as Mars. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?


  21/04/2016:

- Task 1: Line graph

- Task 2: Nowadays, more and more older people who need employment compete with the younger people for the same jobs. What problems this causes? What are solutions?


 19/05/2016:

- Task 1: Table

- Task 2: It is observed that in many countries not enough students are choosing to study science subject. What are causes? And what will be the effects that this trend has on society?


  21/05/2016:

-Task 1: Pie charts.

-Task 2: In developing countries, children in rural communities have less access to education. Some people believe that the problem can be solved by providing more schools and teachers, while others think that the problem can be solved by providing computers and Internet access. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.


  28/5/2016:

- Task 1: Bar chart

-Task 2: Nowadays, young people admire media and sports stars although they often do not set a good example. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?


  04/06/2016:

- Task 1: Table + Pie chart.

- Task 2: Household appliances are getting cheaper and cheaper so almost everyone have a car, a television and a fridge. Do the disadvantages of this development for society outweigh the advantages?


 16/06/2015:

-Task 1: Line graph

- Task 2: Nowadays, most large companies operate internationally. To what extent those companies should have responsibility towards local communities in which they operate?


  18/06/2016: 

- Task 1: Process

- Task 2: Cycling is more environmentally friendly than other forms of transport. Why is it not popular in many places? What can we do to increase its popularity?


  25/06/2016:

- Task 1: Line graph

- Task 2: Some people think it is more important for government to spend public money on promoting healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend it on the treatment of people who are already ill. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


  09/07/2016

- Task 1: Line graph

- Task 2: Studies suggest that nowadays children watch much more television than they did in the past and spend less time on active or creative things. What are the reasons? And what measures should be taken to encourage children to spend more time on active or creative things?


  14/07/2016:

- Task 1: Bar chart. The bar below shows the percentage of men and women in part time employment in one country in 2010

- Task 2: Every day, millions of tons of food are wasted all over the world. Why do you think this is happening? And how can we solve this problem?


  16/7/2016:

-Task 1: Table - the specific content of the cocoa bean production in six regions between 1992 and 1998.

-Task 2: In many countries, government spent a large amount of money on improving internet access. Why is it happening and do you think it is the most appropriate use of government money?


  30/07/2016:  

- Task 1: Map - Compare changes between 1960 and now in the Station street.

- Task 2: Many people say the gap between rich and poor people is wider, as rich people become richer and poor people grow poorer. What problems could this situation cause? What measures can be done to address those problems?


  04/08/2016:

- Task 1: Line graph

- Task 2: In many countries, people now wear Western clothes (suits, jeans) rather than traditional clothing. Why is this the case? Is this a positive or negative development?   


13/08/2016:  

- Task 1: Bar Chart 

- Task 2: Not so many people use a bicycle although it has many benefits. Why is this the case? How to encourage people to use bicycles as a main transport?  


 27/8/2016: 

- Task 1: Pie+ Table 

- Task 2: The rapid advancement of communication technology such as smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices is believed to have more disadvantages than advantages. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  

10/09/2016:

- Task 1: Pie charts

- Task 2: Some people think that studying from the past teaches us nothing about today’s life. Others argue that the history is a value source of information. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  

15/9/2016:

- Task 1: Line graph

- Task 2: Research has shown that overeating is as harmful as smoking. Therefore, the advertising of certain food products should be banned in the same way as the advertising of cigarettes in some countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  

24/9/2016: 

- Task 1: The table shows annual expenditure of university students in three nations and their percentages of spending on accommodation, books, leisure food and others. 

- Task 2: Fossil fuel is the main source of energy. However, it is suggested that the use of alternative sources of energy should be encouraged.  To what extent do you think is it a positive or negative development?


8/10/2016:  

- Task 1: Pie

- Task 2: Some people think that men and women have different qualities. Therefore, some certain jobs are suitable for men and some jobs are suitable for women. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  

22/10/2016:

- Task 1: Line

- Task 2: Some people think that everyone has the right to have access to university education, and that government should make it free for all students no matter what financial background they have. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

29/10/2016:

- Task 1: Pie charts

- Task 2: In many countries, more and more people choose to buy imported food rather than food produced locally. Why people buy imported food? What could be done to encourage people to buy local food?

 

19/11/2016:

- Task 1: Map (changes in Shalton town)

- Task 2: Some people say that we do not need printed newspaper any more. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

 

  26/11/2016:

-Task 1: Car ownership in Great Britain

-Task 2: Advertisements are becoming more and more common in everyday life. Is it a positive or negative development?

Actual Writing Questions 2016
05:49