Sunday, January 23, 2011

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Introduction Paragraph Tips and Samples

An introduction paragraph is an important part in an essay. In this paragraph, you must present your position. Besides, you must not repeat the question but paraphrase them. The first paragraph should also be a stand point for your essay.
In this article, I give some examples for an introduction paragraph.

Question 1:
Population control policies like China’s one child policy are a good way to fight poverty. Discuss it.
Sample answer:
     The great population growth is one of the problems in many countries with no exception for Indonesia because it impact to the level of wealth and education of their citizens. Because of that, many countries have tried to control it and people thought that China is one of the successful countries on controlling their population. They made a policy that asked their citizen have one child in a family. China thought that the policy was good way to solve the poverty problem. Unfortunately, it is not really true and suitable for other countries because it has some disadvantages while it also has some benefits.
Comment <from an IELTS native tutor>:  Very good. This is a very good introduction paragraph and address the main issue.

Friday, January 21, 2011

IELTS writing Task 1 – sample 1

The chart below shows the number of men and women in further education in Britain in three periods and whether they were studying full-time or part-time.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.