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IELTS Writing Task 2 Language Bank

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Key language for IELTS Task 2. For success on the IELTS, you need to use a variety of high quality language. In this slideshow you can see some key language for writing an IELTS Task 2 essay, including language for giving opinions, for outlining contrasting views, describing cause and effect, providing supporting evidence, attributing cause, linking and concluding an essay.

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IELTS Writing Task 2 Language Bank

  1. 1. IELTS Writing Task 2 LANGUAGE BANK
  2. 2. Presenting an impartial opinion ● It is often argued / said that ● It is generally agreed that ● Some / Many people believe / say / think / feel / argue that….
  3. 3. Outlining contrasting views ● Although some people believe that… it could also be argued that… ● While / Whereas it may be true that… it is equally plausible to suggest that ● On the one hand…, but on the other hand ● However / nevertheless / despite (the fact that)
  4. 4. Refuting and argument ● Although some believe that…we should consider ● Critics may say that…. However… ● It could be argued that….; however, it is difficult to accept this as… ● While it may / could be argued that… the truth of the matter is…
  5. 5. Describing cause and effect ● Consequently ● As a result ● This means that
  6. 6. Providing supporting evidence ● In my experience ● A good example of this ● For instance ● But this is not the case for… ● … highlights the point
  7. 7. Attributing cause ● Owing to ● On account of ● Due to
  8. 8. Linking arguments / reasons ● Furthermore ● Moreover ● In addition ● For one thing…., for another thing
  9. 9. Giving a personal opinion ● In my opinion ● I (generally / broadly) agree that ● I think it’s reasonable to argue that ● I tend to think that
  10. 10. Concluding ● In short / In conclusion / In summary ● To conclude / To summarise / To sum up ● Overall, I think the most important thing is ● As we have seen
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