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OPINION / ARGUMENT – COMPARE / CONTRAST - CAUSE & EFFECT PLUS OTHER FORMATS

TABLE OF CONTENTS PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE 3
ESSAY STRUCTURE 8
ANALYZING THE ESSAY TITLE 10
LINKERS AND THEIR MEANINGS 15
USING LINKERS IN WRITING TASK 2 – SAMPLE A 17
USING LINKERS IN WRITING TASK 2 – SAMPLE B 18
USING LINKERS IN WRITING TASK 2 – SAMPLE A_KEY 19
USING LINKERS IN WRITING TASK 2 – SAMPLE B – KEY 20
USING LINKERS IN A PARAGRAPH 21
WORDS USED TO DESCRIBE A GRAPH OR CHART 24
DIFFERENT WAYS OF SAYING THE SAME THING WHEN DESCRIBING GRAPHS & CHARTS 26
TASK ONE – LANGUAGE FOR DESCRIBING GRAPHS AND CHARTS 28
IELTS TASK ONE ESSAY TOPIC 35
ESSAY TOPIC 1- ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES - AN EXAMPLE 38
ESSAY TOPICS: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES 40
ARGUMENT / OPINION ESSAY WORDS AND PHRASES 43
ARGUMENT / OPINION ESSAY TOPICS 45
CAUSE & EFFECT PHRASES 49
CAUSE & EFFECT / PROBLEM-SOLUTION ESSAY TOPICS 50
GENERIC ESSAY FORMATS 51
PROBLEM / SOLUTION – CAUSE / EFFECT ESSAY FORMAT 51
ADVANTAGES / DISADVANTAGES ESSAY FORMAT 51
COMPARE / CONTRAST – ADVANTAGES / DISADVANTAGES ESSAY FORMAT 52
FOR & AGAINST ESSAY FORMAT 52
COMPARE AND CONTRAST PHRASES 53
COMPARE / CONTRAST ESSAY FORMAT – PART I - COMPARING PEOPLE, PLACES, OBJECTS, SITUATIONS 54
Paragraph Four - Conclusion 55
COMPARE & CONTRAST TYPE I ESSAY TOPICS 55
FOR & AGAINST / COMPARE / CONTRAST TYPE II ESSAY FORMAT 57
COMPARE & CONTRAST ESSAY TOPICS – TYPE II COMPARING APPROACHES OR METHODS 57
NARRATIVE ESSAY FORMAT 59
DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY FORMAT 60
ESSAY TOPICS & ESSAY FORMATS – MIX & MATCH 61

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