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Today we start with the "Writing Task 2". This is the section that most IELTS candidates struggle the most with. It is also the one that needs the most practice to improve. So make sure that you go over today's lesson multiple times until you understand every single word of it.

Lets get started without any further delay.

In IELTS Writing Task 2,

you are given brief details of an opinion, an argument or a problem,

and have to produce an extended piece of discursive writing (an essay) in response.

You need to write at least 250 words and

should spend about 40 minutes on this task.


While other IELTS courses and websites give you model answers for a 100 different topics, this is not the best way to prepare for Writing Task 2.

Firstly, you will never be able to memorise essays for all possible topics and secondly if you get a new topic that you have never seen before you will not know how to craft your response.

So let's look at a step by step process on how to write a great writing task 2 essay every time ... no matter what the topic.

  1. Yoshiaki Higuchi 6 years ago

    Is there general training TASK2??

    • Author
      IELTS Online Practice 6 years ago

      Dear Yoshiaki,

      Writing Task 2 is the same for both general and academic.


  2. preet 5 years ago

    You were supposed to receive a friend at the airport. But, for some reasons you are unable to do so. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter
    – explain why you can’t come,
    – guide them regarding other options to get to your home,
    – describe the plans/visits you made to show them around when your friend arrives.

    Dear Honey,
    How are you? I know you will be excited to visit India next month. I am writing this letter to tell you that I will not be able to receive you at Airport as I have very important exam on same day which is compulsory for every student. otherwise I have to wait for next two years. But don’t worry I have arrange something else to pick you up from the Airport.
    When you will reach airport my brother will be there to receive you from the airport to my home. I have already given him your flight schedule and timing of your arrival. Till then you may take rest in my home and have lunch with my family.
    In the evening, I will reach home and will enjoy a lot with you. I have made so much big plans to enjoy with you. First we will go to religious place to pay obeisance. Further, we will enjoy dinner in your favourite restaurant, hope your remember.
    So will meet you very soon. Bye.
    Love you,

    please check my task and send to my email

    • Author
      IELTS Online Practice 5 years ago

      Dear Preet,

      Happy new year to you and your family!

      I have sent you an email with my comments.


  3. Gunjan Sharma 5 years ago

    Hi Atul
    I was wondering where can I submit my task 2 answers for marking?
    Kind Regards

    • Author
      IELTS Online Practice 5 years ago

      Dear Gunjan,

      Send your writing and speaking tasks for corrections via dropbox. Here is the link to submit assignments to Dropbox:

      You can submit handwritten assignments too. However, before you submit your handwritten assignment, make sure the scan is clear and readable. Merge all the pages in the correct order using a free online tool like or camscanner. This will prevent any delays in marking your assignments.

      For speaking, you can record your voice answering all 3 parts of the speaking test, and upload the recording to the dropbox address provided above.

      If you want, you can also choose any task from another website or book and send it for marking.

      If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me.

      I look forward to helping you achieve your target IELTS score.


  4. Gursharan Deep 4 years ago

    Can u evaluate plzzzzzzz

    Some people prefer to travel around town by car, while others prefer public transit such as bus, train, or subway.
    Discuss both these positions and give your own opinion.

    There are abundant of means of transport,which are use by individuals for traveling. Segment of society use their private vehicles for traveling. However, opponents first priority is public transportation. In this essay i will discuss both veiw points and give my opinion in conclusion.

    To initiate with benifits of using private vehicles. Firstly, private cars are luxury because companies provides ample of features to reduce the burden of traveling.people can easily travel from one place to that place, which is far away from them. This is due to comfortable seats and sound system in cars.secondly, personal cars reduce the time of traveling. Individual can run their car fast in emergency because escalator is in hands of individual.evantually, there are plathora of reasons why individual choose private transport to travel around the city.

    On the other hand, some people gives their preference to public transport because it is cheapest mode of transport. Individual can travel with the low cost as compare to private cars. In addition, environment is also protected by public transport.many people can travel in one time for instance, if more people travel in the busses then it will decrease the consumption of fuel in private vehicles and less gases are emitted from them. Therefor, traveling with public transport have many advantages to people that’s why they choose

    To recapitulate, although own cars helps to save time, it adversely cause to environment.hence, i percieve that government should encourage individual to travel with public transport bay reduceing the cost of tickets

  5. Aadhavan sundaram 4 years ago

    Please evaluate and let me know the band.
    In general, people do not have such a close relationship with their neighbors as they did in the past.
    Why is this so, and what can be done to improve contact between neighbors?

    In past, our neighbours were important part of social life’s but it has all been changed in recent times. Even though people are living in big societies these days, still they live an isolated life. Reasons being,

    Firstly, People are spending more time in their respective work places more then their home. As a result, people know their fellow colleague better than their neighbors. The increase of work preasure requires people to work late hours as well as work from home resulting in minimal communication with the neighbours. Secondly, the life styles have changed from past to the modern era. People now days spend more time on social networking rather than the social gathering. Though the modern gadgets have connected us with our loved ones, it has created a communication barrier among’st our neighbors. The modern lifestyles have made us lathargic and lazy to go out resulting in spending more time in indoors. Thirdly, people have changed the way of travelling. Unlike past, people are now travelling more on their own cars, bikes instead of using public transport which creates an isolation from other human contacts.

    I think this situation can be changed with these minimal changes. One- Create social gathering points like parks for children, public library and communal halls for all the adults and old age people, so that they can spend their valuable time meeting and socializing with people. Two- Create small societies in their own respective apartments or street. Meet at least once and talk about all the goods and matters which requires societies attention. Celebrate all the festivals together. Three- meet all the new people who are coming to reside in your apartment or society newly. Introduce yourself and exchange pleasantries to create a better bonding.

    Finally I would like to say that, if we try and do all the above mentioned points, I think we would have a better society for us and tomorrow’s generation.

  6. PARDEEP 4 years ago


    • Author
      IELTS Online Practice 4 years ago

      Dear Pradeep,

      I have just sent you an email.

      Let me know if you want to have a quick chat to discuss your challenges.


  7. Tanjim 4 years ago

    Please evaluate and let me know the band.
    Question: Some people say that E-books and modern technology will totally replace traditional newspaper and magazines to what extent do you agree or disagree.

    In this modern world Technology has changed the people food habitation, lifestyle, and so on. Most of the people say that E-book and modern technology will fully be changed traditional newspaper and magazines. In my opinion I completely disagree with this statement because most of the people prefer to read paper-based magazines and newspaper due to less pricing rather than technology.

    To embark on, there are several reasons that why people prefer paper-based newspaper and magazines such as most of the people they like to have cup of tea with paper-based newspaper in morning as it is part of their habit. Likewise, middle class family who does not have financial capability for purchase technology like smart phone, laptop for E books. For example, majority of the people who are living in rural area and their income is very low they do not have that much money and opportunity to touch with modern technology but meanwhile, they can buy a newspaper very low price from street area which they think affordable and easy to understand. So, I can say traditional newspaper always will be the part of majority of people’s life.

    However, E-books and modern technology has vital role in this era because new generations are very much involved with technology and they think by online everything is very fast and easy and also time consuming. As everyone is in busy schedule where do not have much time to go outside and purchase traditional newspaper. So, E-Books and modern Technology will be the main future media.

    To recapitulate, the lives of people are drastically adopted by advance modern technology yet. I believe there will be nor threat for traditional newspaper and Magazines.

  8. Dania 3 years ago

    Please evaluate

    Increasing the petrol prices is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems.
    To what extent do you agree or disagree?
    What other measures do you think might be effective?
    Traffic congestion and pollution has become a growing problem around the world. Some people argue that raising petrol prices is an ideal solution to avoid this issue. I believe this solution is not helpful and there are other ways to reduce the pollution and traffic. In this essay, I shall explain the reasons supporting my opinion.
    If petrol prices are increased, it is unlikely to impact the affordability of a wealthier person. Expensive cars are usually owned by higher middle-class people who can easily meet the expenses of growing fuel prices. For instance, if a person owns a rolls-royce, a jump of cost from $1 to $2 will not prevent him from driving. Although drastic surge in petrol prices may be effective, yet inflation will escalate and economy will be depressed. Therefore, raising fuel cost is not recommended to resolve the highlighted issue.
    An alternate solution could be to raise public awareness for environment sustainability. Provided that, people understand the essence of clean environment, they tend to switch towards other environment friendly transportation means. Government can sponsor advertisements on health benefits of walking, cycling or even promote use of public buses. It can also work as a long term mechanism to save planet from harmful pollution. By far, this measure seems to be more suitable than raising fuel prices.
    To conclude, in order to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, I reiterate that growth in fuel prices is not an ideal solution as most people can still afford fuel cost. Public can be motivated to commute through other transportation means which may serve as a persistent way to manage this problem.

  9. Fatima 2 years ago

    If we are talking about the equal rights for men and women, different issues and opinions are raised. Some people think that women have equal rights as men, and they can do anything they want. She has a strong will to face every catastrophic moments of their life. Women have a right to live their lives on their own terms. These kinds of thoughts are present behind the thinking of those, who think that women have equal rights as men. On the other side, people think that women are not equal to men, and they don’t take any kind of job what they want. Most of the time it seems that women are emotionally so weak and lose their all courage, when it hurts badly. Women thinks very emotionally and not show their persistence in difficult moments of their lives.
    According to me, it is important to give all rights to women as men. It is necessary for the parents to treat their daughters like sons, and gave them a confidence to live their life on their own terms. It is true, some jobs are not suitable for women because she thinks or treat things emotionally. In developed countries, people know about the equality between men and women. In contrast, in under-developed countries, people don’t even know about their basic rights. This is really pitiful for us. Women also deserves a great respect as men, and stop treating women as slave. Women is the beauty of earth.

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