IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 – Writing Plan
- Read the prompt carefully and underline the key instructions, such as the topic, the task, and the number of words required.
- Analyze the prompt and brainstorm ideas for your essay. You can use a mind map or a list to organize your thoughts.
- Decide on your thesis statement, which should be a clear statement of your position on the topic.
- Create an outline of your essay, which should include an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
- In the introduction, provide some background information on the topic and clearly state your thesis statement.
- In the body paragraphs, present your main points with supporting evidence and examples. Make sure to use transitional words and phrases to connect your ideas and paragraphs.
- Use the conclusion to summarize the main points of your essay and restate your thesis statement.
- Review your essay and check for grammar and spelling errors.
Here’s an example of what a plan might look like for the prompt,
“Some people think that technology has made our lives more complicated, while others believe that it has made our lives easier. Discuss both views and give your opinion.”
- Key instructions: discuss both views and give your opinion on whether technology has made our lives more complicated or easier.
- Brainstorm: technology’s impact on work, communication, education, entertainment, social interaction, health, convenience, potential drawbacks or complications
- Thesis statement: While technology has undoubtedly made some aspects of our lives easier, it has also introduced new complications and challenges.
- Introduction: Define technology and introduce the topic. State thesis statement.
- Body paragraphs:
- Discuss how technology has made our lives easier, providing examples and evidence.
- Discuss how technology has made our lives more complicated, providing examples and evidence.
- Present your own opinion on whether technology has made our lives more complicated or easier, with reasoning and examples to support your viewpoint.
- Conclusion: Summarize the main points of your essay and restate your thesis statement.
- Write your essay, following the outline and using your brainstormed ideas as supporting evidence.
- Review your essay for grammar and spelling errors.
Remember, this is just an example and your plan may vary depending on the topic and your own ideas. The important thing is to have a clear structure and plan before you start writing your essay.