Academic WRITING Task 2

Your IELTS Mentor

In Task 2, you are required to write an essay of about 250 words on a given topic which you must complete in about 40 minutes. The question is taken from Collins English for Exams; Writing for IELTS by Anneli Williams.

You should spend about 40 minutes in this task.

Write about the following topic.

There is a good deal of evidence that increasing car use is contributing to global warming and having other undesirable effects on people’s health and well being.

What can be done to discourage people from using their cars?

Give reasons to your answers and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

  • First, break the question into small segments. For example:
  • How does the increasing car use is contributing to global warming? What do you think?
  • What are the undesirable effects on people’s health and well being. How? What do you think? What are…

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Speaking Phase 2 & 3 prompts

Speaking part 2 & 3 phases are related with each other. You can check previous posts on speaking part 2 that is individual long turn and part 3 which is a two way discussion.

the attached prompt is for both phases 2 & 3 taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 7. Look at the topic card and make a mind map, you have one minute to brainstorm your ideas, you can make notes if you want and use them during your talk. In the last phase the examiner will ask you questions related to the topic in part 2.

It is good if you record yourself.