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IELTS Writing Task 2
LANGUAGE BANK
Presenting an impartial opinion
● It is often argued / said that
● It is generally agreed that
● Some / Many people believe / say / think / feel / argue
that….
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)
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…
Describing cause and effect
● Consequently
● As a result
● This means that
Providing supporting evidence
● In my experience
● A good example of this
● For instance
● But this is not the case for…
● … highlights the point
Attributing cause
● Owing to
● On account of
● Due to
Linking arguments / reasons
● Furthermore
● Moreover
● In addition
● For one thing…., for another thing
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
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
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!
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IELTS Writing Task 2 Language Bank

  • 1. IELTS Writing Task 2 LANGUAGE BANK
  • 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. 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. 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. Describing cause and effect ● Consequently ● As a result ● This means that
  • 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. Attributing cause ● Owing to ● On account of ● Due to
  • 8. Linking arguments / reasons ● Furthermore ● Moreover ● In addition ● For one thing…., for another thing
  • 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. 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
  • 11. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! For more IELTS information, tips and resources, go to GO THERE NOW IELTSCHARLIE