Analysing test

Now practise your skills by taking a quick quiz. Click the link below to get started!

Video: Analysing the question

Narration: Analysing the question. Here is an example of a Task 2 opinions essay that is asking you to challenge a point of view. As the instructions are always the same for Task 2, we can ignore those and focus directly on the question. However, before you can begin to plan an answer, you need … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. ANALYSE ASPECT GENERAL SPECIFIC ADDICTION CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DEATH PENALTY FOCUS SENTENCED COMPULSORY STATEMENT

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: that there are 4 different types of Task 2 essay how to differentiate between general topic words and specific topic words in a Task 2 title how to identify the task words in a Task 2 title the essential skills for identifying the direct focus of … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… that you need to make sure that you fully understand the data and other being presented before you start writing that not all bar chart data is measured in percent how to use a 5 point plan to cover all of the information that planning is essential that … Read more

Complete plans for bar charts

Now we’ve practiced building individual paragraph plans, let’s see if you can identify a good or bad plan for the complete writing test. Click the link below to see complete plans and decide whether they are good or bad.

Video: Planning each paragraph

Narration: For the following example, we will use the graph from the previous exercise and divide it into these three paragraphs. Once you have decided how you will divide the graph, you need to consider what information you will put in each paragraph. To do this, you need to identify the information which is most … Read more

Video: Writing a plan

Narration: When writing Task I, you need an introduction, two or three body paragraphs and an ending. Writing an introduction and an ending will be covered in different lessons. In this lesson, we will look at preparing a plan for a body paragraph. Looking back at the graph we have just seen, one way to … Read more

Checklist test

Now apply the 5 point checklist to the graph by taking the quick test below.