A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
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Analysing IELTS Writing Part Two- Questions
Look at all the Writing Part Two task below related to cities and answer these questions:
What exactly do you need to do to answer the question?
How is this task different from Writing Part One tasks?
How many paragraphs do you need to reach the word limit?
What would your paragraph plan be?
What needs to go in the introduction?
What needs to go in the final paragraph?
How many ideas do you need for each part of one question? How can you come up
with such ideas? Do you need to worry about the ideas being good ones?
How can you support your ideas?
What should you do when you turn the page and look at the task? What stages would
planning and writing Task 2 have, and how much time would you spend on each part?
Write about the following topic:
1. Many people say that modern city life is unnatural and doesn’t suit humans, while
others think it is preferable to people’s traditional existence in the countryside.
Examine both sides of the argument and give your own conclusion.
Give reasons for your answer and give any relevant examples from your own knowledge
Write at least 250 words.
Look at the alternative tasks below and discuss how your answers to the questions above
would be similar or different
Alternative tasks – to go in the place in bold in the task above
2. Many people say that modern city life is unnatural and doesn’t suit humans. To what
extent do you agree with this idea?
3. Some people think that people should be encouraged to move out of cities and back to
the countryside. What could be the advantages and disadvantages of taking such an
approach, and which of those factors would be the most important?
4. Some people have suggested moving government out of the capital city. In your opinion,
who should decide on such matters and what factors should they take into account?
5. Some countries have a policy of having a limit to the growth of cities, with a “green belt”
of countryside around them that cannot be built on. Discuss whether this is a good policy
in the majority of cases, and what exceptions there might be.
6. All over the world people are moving into cities. What are the reasons for this, and what
consequences are there for the people and the environment?
Discuss the questions above. Give the number of examples and the support that you
talked about above for each question, then move on to the next one.
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013