Best way to write an introduction for IELTS essay.

In this lesson I’m going to show you how to write an introduction paragraph for your IELTS writing task 2 essay.

So below is the essay title we’re going to look at

"The best way to improve health is to do regular exercise. To what extent do you agree?"

Well, let’s first look at statement now. I also have given this which is the best way is a method it’s a solution to improving health so our essay is all about improving health and their best solution is to do regular exercise. So that is what IELTS have said that’s the statement and we have to give our opinion To what extent do you agree or disagree. 
Now what does this mean ‘To what extent?’
Well, that means how much do you agree.
You don’t need to agree or disagree.
You can’t need to think about it and think do you agree with all the sentences.
Is there something you don’t agree with do you agree with most of it so that’s how you analyze it right. 
Well let’s have a look at what information we need to put in our introduction now for many academic essays there are three parts to the introduction.
  1. The hook
  2. The background statement
  3. A thesis statement

So let’s look at each part of this

The first one the hook

The hook is a center that has lots of interest in it so that immediately the reader wants to continue and we use that in many essays but do we use it for IELTS essays? The answer is no, we don’t need it
Let me explain why

Firstly, the examiner is not looking for interesting ideas as interest is not assessed in your IELTS essay so if your introduction is interesting or boring it makes no difference.

Secondly, another reason that you don't need the hook and that is you don't have much time you have a total of 40 minutes and in those 40 minutes you need to analyze the statement and plan your essay and at the end of your essay when you finish you need to check it so really you only have about 35 minutes to write that essay there is not enough time to worry about having a hook that the examiner doesn't want anyway so forget the hook.

 The next thing the background statement

What is the background statement- the back row statement basically is this statement paraphrased so I'll just put her paraphrase the statement so IELTS give you a statement you need to paraphrase it which means you need to write it again with the same meaning but use your own language. I know that many students who think they can just copy that but that will not help you for your essay if you copy those words they are not yours and the examiner will not take them so please don't copy the sentence just paraphrase it.

 The next thing is the thesis statement

The thesis statement is your answer so how much do you agree you need to answer.

Now let me give you some tips so that you can practice writing your introduction at home the background statement this should have the same meaning as the statement given by IELTS do not copy the IELTS statement you need to paraphrase it to use different language with the same meaning so for example IELTS said the best way and we say the most effective method you don't need to change the words fully for example I out say improve and I have written improving you can keep the word and change the form of the word for the thesis statement that is your answer and an introduction to your ideas it is an agree disagree essay that means an opinion essay and I have put in my opinion so that the examiner can find it quickly and easily that is the key to a good academic essay logical organized easy to read my answer is clear I agree that exercise is the key you can see another paraphrase the most effective way the key lots of paraphrasing and I have also added another solution so that I can have different main points so I've added about diet now my thesis statement has two sentences that's fine but if you want to connect it and make one long complex sentence you can you can change this part and connect them together so that's your background on your thesis statement how many words does your introduction need to be how long should the introduction be well this is about 35 words and that's fine usually your introduction for IELTS will be between 35 and 50 words. I don't really recommend that you write more than 50 words. Don't go further because you don't have a lot of time and you must arrive quickly to the body paragraphs and you need time to write the body paragraphs to develop the idea to support the ideas so don't spend too long on the introduction now if you found this lesson useful please press like and share it with your friends that would be wonderful now I hope you will practice writing the introduction at home make sure that you practice the background statement it's the easiest part of the whole IELTS I think just paraphrase the statement you can practice and practice.

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Well, that's all for this lesson good luck keep practicing.

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What an amazing blog. In the introduction to your essay, you want to show the examiner that you can write specifically about the topic, give your opinion or views, and outline clearly for them what you are going to discuss in the rest of the essay. There are many more ways to write an essay. I want to share Star Tips to Get You Ready for IELTS Preparation. I am sure this will help you a lot.


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