IELTS Essay samples of Band 9, written by students and graded by an IELTS teacher.
Every essay is checked, marked.
Not every essay will fit one of these patterns, but many do. You may get some of these tasks mixed up. For example, you could be asked to give your opinion on an issue, and then discuss the advantages or disadvantages of it.
The golden rule is to ALWAYS read the question very carefully to see exactly what you are being asked to do.
View this lesson for more practice on analyzing essay questions.
An IELTS essay is structured like any other essay; you just need to make it shorter. There are three key elements:
We will look at each of these in turn, using the essay question above as an example.