In this introductory lesson you will find some guidance on how you should write an IELTS essay.
There are then more lessons on the following pages for different types of essay and different questions, with lots of tips and strategies for achieving a high score.
This has led to many concerns regarding children accessing unsuitable websites and viruses.
Unfortunately, this kind of problem might even get worse in the future at least until more regulated systems are set up.
You should keep your introduction for the IELTS essay short.
Remember you only have 40 minutes to write the essay, and some of this time needs to be spent planning.In conclusion, developments in IT have brought many benefits, yet I believe developments relating to new technology are likely to produce many negative effects in the future that must be addressed if we are to avoid damaging impacts on individuals and society.The last two decades have seen enormous changes in the way people's lives are affected by IT, with many advances in this field.The controlling idea in this first paragraph is the 'benefits of IT', and there are two supporting ideas, which are underlined.No drawbacks are discussed as the paragraph would then lose coherence.Therefore, you need to be able to write your introduction fairly quickly so you can start writing your body paragraphs.You should do just two things: The last two decades have seen enormous changes in the way people's lives are affected by IT, with many advances in this field.Most of the essay will focus on the negative aspects of IT, as the writer says there are more negative effects in the introduction. The topic sentence in the next paragraph therefore tells us we are changing the focus to the negative points: Nevertheless, the effects of this new technology have not all been beneficial.For example, many people feel that the widespread use of email is destroying traditional forms of communication such as letter writing, telephone and face-to-face conversation.These are some of the types of IELTS essays you can get in the test: Not every essay will fit one of these patterns, but many do. For example, you could be asked to give your opinion on an issue, and then discuss the advantages or disadvantages of it.The golden rule is to ALWAYS read the question very carefully to see exactly what you are being asked to do.