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IELTS Writing Task 2: Useful Language
Introducing the topic
* Some people argue that…
* Have you ever considered… ?
* The question raises the issue of…
Stating an opinion (thesis statement)
* I believe that…
* It is my belief that…
* This essay will argue that…
Indicating the scope of the essay
* In this essay, I will state…
* This essay will examine…
* … will be covered in this essay.
Giving reasons
* One reason for this is that…
* This can be explained by…
* This can be attributed to the fact that…
Giving further reasons
* Not only that, but…
* A further reason is…
* It should also be stated that…
Citing general opinions
* It has been claimed that…
* It is widely believed that…
* There is a widespread belief that…
Refuting opinions
* I would dispute this, however.
* However, this is not necessarily the case.
* There are some faults with this reasoning, however.
Hedging strategies
* It could be argued that…
* One explanation might be that…
* This suggests that…
Strengthening an argument
* There can be no doubt that…
* Therefore, we can say beyond any doubt that…
* These are just some of the reasons why…
Concluding and summarising
* To sum up, … / In summary, … / In short, …
* Overall, … / On the whole, …
* To return to my original idea,…
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Your find that your study load is too heavy. Write a letter to your college teacher explaining why you need to withdraw from two courses. Ask if it is possible to obtain a refund. * You should write at least 150 words. * You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.model answer:Dear Prof. ------,

I am writing to formally request to withdraw from two courses: Introduction to Elementary Education (EDU602) and Teaching Methods (EDU 619)

The main reason for reducing my course load...
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