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For a topic ‘ crime has recently spread all over world and nothing can be done to prevent it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

(examples: physics, climate change, etc.)

The first-prize essay was written by William I. Wyman, who worked in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C., and was thus well informed on the progress of inventions. His list was:

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Your essay should be formal in content, not informal.

Hi liz!
for discussion essays do we want to write 3 body paragraphs for discussing about one view, discussing about the other view and for our opinion. Or is it ok to write 2 body paragraphs for discussing two views and say our opinion in the conclusion?

Oxford University Press. (Sixth edition)

For speaking, be chatty. It is essential that you give more to each answer. For speaking part 2, remember that these are not questions. They are just prompts and it is your task to add more information, description, details and stories to your talk.
Good luck!

Your comment will be appreciable.Thanks in advance.

I can’t predict your score without seeing the full essay. If you missed your conclusion, it will affect your score adversely and writing under the word count will also affect your score for Task Response. You will need to wait and see your results.

America. New York. Random House

It is a question that you must answer. “Do you think it is a positive OR negative development?” is not the same as “write about the positive AND negative developments”. Just read the question and answer it. Does it ask you to choose or write about both?

Thank you for your prompt response.

Hi Liz,
I got confused with this question: Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Should I write 1 body paragraph about the advantages, 1 for disadvantages and state my opinion whether it is positive or negative in general?
Or should I give 2 reasons in 2 body paragraph to support one side only? (just like the agree/disagree structure)?
Thanks in advance 🙂

Yes, you can partly agree. It’s fine.

No more than three words means one word, two words, three words but not four. Please see my 25 tips for listening on the main listening page.
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can idioms improve writing bands ?

There is no word limit for any paragraph but as the introduction only needs two statements, it is usual to write only around 40 to 50 words. Writing more isn’t really worth the time or effort. Paraphrasing is about changing word order, active to passive, noun to adjective etc.
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