Exercise 1 | Study the words and phrases
Categorise the following linking words or phrases by their functions.
In today’s competitive world, many families find it necessary for both parents go out to work. While some say the children in these families benefit from the additional income, others feel they lack support because of their parents’ absence.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Give reason for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Exercise 2 | Complete the Model answer
First read the IELTS task 2 question below. Spend 5 minutes brainstorming different arguments that you could use in your essay.
Below is a high band example essay. You must choose the correct word from the box to complete the gapped sentences.
Does this essay have similar
ideas to the ones you brainstormed? Remember that reading many essays is a great way to learn both
how to use linking words and phrases and
how to think about and develop your own arguments. Make sure to practice your reading as often as possible.
Do you agree with the opinions expressed in this essay? Leave your ideas in the comments section below.
Worried that your essay ideas are not well connected to the IELTS task? Look at this guide to relevant ideas for help.
Now go on to Linking Words exercise 3!