IELTS Energy 113: How to Write a Cutthroat Concluding Paragraph on your IELTS Exam

IELTS Writing conclusionDo you know how to write an awesome concluding paragraph on your IELTS Writing test?

Earlier this year we showed you how to write an introduction and how to write a body paragraph.

Today we’ll show you how to write a concluding paragraph that will get you the 7 that you need!

Your conclusion only needs to be a few sentences.

You can start it with a phrase like:

  • “In sum…”
  • “To conclude…”
  • “In summary…”

If you use a phrase like “In conclusion…” you may get a band 6 because that is a common textbook phrase.

If you try new phrases like the ones above then you’ll be likely to get a 7 because you will go beyond the textbook.

Next, give a one-sentence summary of your main ideas.

“To conclude, the government should pass a law requiring citizens to exercise to alleviate the obesity epidemic.”

Remember, don’t repeat the same words.

Learn how to paraphrase and show the examiner that you have enough vocabulary to not repeat yourself.

In the last sentence you should give your opinion about the future of this problem.

Start by saying:

  • “It is my belief that…”
  • “It is my firm belief that…”
  • “In my opinion…”

 

What questions do you have about writing a concluding paragraph?

In our 3 Keys IELTS Success System we go into much more detail on how to write this.

Follow the steps and get the score you need!

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  • Concluding your last paragraph with one sentence :
    1) In summarizing it , kids today are being too much exposed to Internet .
    2) To conclude , kids today know more than previous generations .
    3) In summary , millions of kids are addicted to the Internet these days .

    4) It is my ( firm ) belief that the Internet is going to be used even more to download information .
    5) In my opinion , the Internet is a positive influence because it brings us information from all over the world .

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  • Marcos

    Ways to confirm plans in english

    1) I wanted to touch base with you and check If we are still meet at the office tomorrow.
    2) I wanted to check in If we are going to have lunch on Saturday
    3) I just to confirm our appointment for 4 pm at home
    4) i would like to be sure we are still on time

  • Molly Yang

    Your conclusion only needs to be 2-3 sentences.

    Sentence 1:
    You can start it with a phrase like:

    “In sum…”
    “To conclude…”
    “In summary…”
    not “In conclusion” (too common)

    i.e. “To conclude, the government should pass a law requiring citizens to exercise to alleviate the obesity epidemic.”

    Remember, don’t repeat the same words.
    Learn how to paraphrase and show the examiner that you have enough vocabulary to not repeat yourself.

    Sentence 2:
    In the last sentence you should give your opinion about the future of this problem.
    In the introduction you might give your opinion about the past.

    Start by saying:
    “It is my belief that…”
    “It is my firm belief that…”