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Outline of an IELTS essay with structure language

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Essay Outline
1. What is this essay about? 2. How many words does it use? How many do you need to write in IELTS? 3. Each topic paragraph 3 elements what are they?

One of the most controversial issues today relates to <>. ……………. In this essay, I am going to examine this question from both points of view

On one side of the argument there are people who argue that the benefits of <> considerably outweigh its disadvantages. The main reason for believing this is that …………………. It is also possible to say that …….One good illustration of this is ………….

On the other hand, it is also possible to make the opposing case. It is often argued that in fact <> ……….. People often have this opinion because …………… A second point is that ………..A particularly good example here is…………..

As we have seen, there are no easy answers to this question. On balance, however, I tend to believe that ……………..

Key
1. The essay is about nothing! 2. This essay outline is approximately 125 words, half the length of a full essay. In practice, you may not use that amount of words to structure your essay, but you should note that this form of language is important: it is not all about content language. 3. Each paragraph makes a point, explains it, and then gives an example. (see paragraph coherence) To see how to make this work in practice see my sample essays using this model.


								
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