Learn how to structure and respond to IELTS writing questions that ask you to give 𝗧𝗪𝗢 𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪𝗦 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡. This will increase your score for task response and cohesion and coherence. The following are included in this post:
- video explaining how to write this type of essay
- identifying a 𝗧𝗪𝗢 𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪𝗦 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡 essay
- the best way to structure the essay
- the best way to respond to the topic
- a model answer
- a homework activity
Sample task instructions
Many people believe working from home is better than going to an office. Others believe it is better to work in an office environment.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion about it
Responding to the Question
For this essay, I suggest you plan two points for view one, two points for view two, and for your opinion highlight that both sides of the argument have merits and then state which side outweighs the other and why. The plan below is for the task instructions above.
VIEW ONE: 1. increases productivity 2.saves time
VIEW TWO: 1. decreases motivation 2. reduces communication
OPINION: 1. there are merits and drawbacks 2. merits > drawbacks
Paragraph 1: Introduction
Paragraph 2: side 1
Paragraph 3: side 2
Paragraph 4: Conclusion = opinion
Some people prefer to work from their house, while others feel working in an office is better. This essay discusses both sides of this argument and explains why I believe home-based work is better.
Many believe it is more beneficial to work from their own home. First, working from one’s residence leads to higher productivity. This is because it eliminates the distractions that come with working in an office. For instance, when working from home, I do not get distracted by my co-workers stopping by my desk to ask me unnecessary questions. Furthermore, a lot of time can be saved. This results from not wasting time in traffic to go to an office.
However, others feel that is better to work from an office. The most significant reason is that it can be easier to be motivated. When bosses directly watch over their staff, they are more likely to stay on task. This is due to fear of losing favour with one’s supervisor. Another reason is that it is easier to communicate with colleagues. This results from being able to easily meet face-to-face and this can be more effective than having to rely on online communication.
In conclusion, I believe both sides of the argument have merits. However, overall, I think that the advantages of being more productive and avoiding the daily commute to the office outweigh the disadvantage of sometimes lacking motivation and not being able to meet with co-workers, in person as easily. Furthermore, in my opinion, motivation can be enhanced with appropriate scheduling and goal setting.
[the last sentence is for band 8 writers]
Some people say that advertising is extremely successful at persuading us to buy things. Other people think that advertising is so common that we no longer pay attention to it.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
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