IELTS Energy 55: Writing Task 2: Ideas! Where to Get ‘Em and Where to Put ‘Em

IELTS writing Task 2

On IELTS Writing Task 2 do you struggle to find ideas?

Do you know where to put your ideas when you come up with them?

Today we’ll show you how to brainstorm for Writing Task 2 and how to organize your ideas into your paragraphs in Writing Task 2.

How to brainstorm your ideas for IELTS Writing Task 2:

  • Write down anything that comes to mind
  • Go beyond the 2nd, 3rd idea- write down 4, 5, 6 ideas
  • Don’t stop brainstorming until you get an interesting angle, concept, point
  • Draw two columns, agree and disagree and write down everything you can think of
  • Don’t over-complicate it by trying to be too specific, it can be broad such as “Many people agree with X for the following reasons.”

 

How to organize your ideas:

  • Go back and circle the best ideas and then you are ready to write
  • In the body paragraph, the first sentence needs to have the topic sentence
  • In the next sentences, use more complicated sentences and build out your idea

 

A final tip:

  • Journal every day- close your eyes, point to something in the newspaper, take ten minutes to write about that topic

 

What other questions do you have about IELTS Writing Task 2?

Let us know in the comments below.

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  • How to be successful for IELTS Writing Task 2 :
    1) brainstorm – write all your ideas which come to your mind
    2) organize them into 4 paragraphs – introduction , 2 body paragraphs ( examples / details ) ,
    and conclusion
    3) divide them into two sections – agree and disagree with clear / strong reasons , and with beginning topic sentence in each body part
    4) Use more complicated or complex sentences as you build out your points
    5) Go back to check spelling , grammar , and structure for any mistakes , and correct them

  • How to be successful for IELTS Writing Task 2 :
    1) brainstorm – write all your ideas which come to your mind
    2) organize them into 4 paragraphs – introduction , 2 body paragraphs ( examples / details ) ,
    and conclusion
    3) divide them into two sections – agree and disagree with clear / strong reasons , and with beginning topic sentence in each body part
    4) Use more complicated or complex sentences as you build out your points
    5) Go back to check spelling , grammar , and structure for any mistakes , and correct them

  • Molly Yang

    1) Brainstorms all your ideas like a pool of ideas
    2) Select the best ideas to categorise them into “AGREE” and “DISAGREE”
    3) Put your ideas in step 2) in two body paragraphs separately
    4) Body paragraph structure: simple and general topic sentence –> explanation to build up ideas using complex sentence –> examples

    Tips:
    1) Journal ideas every day (10 min)
    2) Extract fresh and some all-purpose ideas