Wednesday, November 24, 2010

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Making a guideline: Tips #1

There are 5 steps to make a guideline for writing an essay. Eventhough it spends a little time, you will get a good essay because you can address or answer the main issue and you will have main topics for each body paragraph that you will write. Because of that, it is better for you to practice these steps in your weekly practice test.
  1. Find or underline keywords in the question.
  2. Paraphrase the keywords as many as you can or remember.
  3. Find the topic based on the question.  It should be a short sentence.
  4. Make a question sentence.
  5. Answer the question. The answer will be your body of the essay.  In IELTS, it’s better for you to make 2 or 3 answer sentences and it mean that you will make 2 or 3 body paragraphs.

The modern technology is all making easily available. Internet has provide us the easy downloadable version of most book we need. Can internet replace the world of books and words?
Give your own views, not less than 250 words.
  1. See the underline keywords in the question.
  2. Paraphrase:
    1. internet/modern technology: high-technology, recent/new technology,
    2. easy: simple, uncomplicated,
    3. provide: serve, give
    4. Downloadable version of book: e-book, digital book
    5. book: printed material, hard copy
    6. replace: substitute,  swap, change,
  3. Topic: Internet substitute printed materials become ebook.
  4. The question sentence: How far internet replace/substitute printed materials?.
  5. Answer of the question:
    1. Internet provides digital books which more environmentally friendly.
    2. Information in the internet are more up-to-date than printed material.
    3. The production cost of ebook is relatively cheaper.
Based on the question and the answers, we can see that:
  • the writer agree that internet will change printed material in the future.
  • the writer gives 3 reasons why internet will replace books in the future. In the first body paragraph, the writer will argue that in the future the environmentally friendly reason will be the main reason why people will use digital book. This issue is common now and it is easy to give some explanations or supporting sentences and examples.

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