How to Start a Compare and Contrast Essay: 11 Steps

Hello Liz,
Thanks for the reply.
Took my IELTS few days ago. The Speaking section didn’t go well, I could speak for around 30 sec only for the cue card, apart from that the rest was ok. The LRW was good enough.
Your blog has been really helpful. For the writing task 2, the task was to discuss two views, and that was very similar to the model essay posted by you under the agree /disagree model answer.
How much will the cue card task affect my speaking scores?

How to Start a Compare and Contrast Essay

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A good introduction makes writing an essay easy and reading it fun

Introductions can be tricky. Because the introduction is the first portion of your essay that the reader encounters, the stakes are fairly high for your introduction to be successful. A good introduction presents a broad overview of your topic and your thesis, and should convince the reader that it is worth their time to actually read the rest of your essay. Below are some tips that will make writing an introduction a little less daunting, and help us all to write essays that don’t make our professors want to bang their heads against the wall.

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There are only two statements needed for the introduction in writing task 2: . See all tips and lessons on this page; . Please get my advanced lessons as they explain in great depth exactly how to write an IELTS essay:

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