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  • In this video, I'm going to show you how to create the perfect body paragraph in IELTS

  • Writing Task 2. This is important because the body of the essay is actually the most

  • important part of the essay. It's more important than the introduction and the conclusion.

  • Why is the body so important? Well, the body of the essay is where you demonstrate to the

  • examiner your ability to engage with a task appropriately. It shows him that you're able

  • to construct an argument or develop a discussion, and this is where you achieve marks for Task

  • Response, which is 25% of your mark. It's also a place where you can use a range of

  • vocabulary related to a specific topic and use this vocabulary with flexibility and precision.

  • It's also the place where you can use a range of grammar for specific purposes and use this

  • grammar with accuracy. Finally, it's a place where you can show your ability to link ideas,

  • explanations and examples cohesively, thus achieving marks for Coherence and Cohesion,

  • another 25% of your score. Because the body is so important, we need to spend twice as

  • much time on each body paragraph as we do on the introduction and conclusion. So while

  • you should only be spending 5 minutes on the introduction and 5 minutes on the conclusion,

  • 5 minutes on the plan, and 5 minutes on checking your work, you should be spending 10 minutes

  • on each body paragraph. So 20 minutes - half of the entire time limit - should be sent

  • on the body paragraphs. So how do we create the perfect body paragraph? Well, we should

  • start by thinking of writing between 4 and 6 sentences; 5 tends to be the magic number,

  • and we have 5 sentences on the screen in front of us. Each of these sentences does a different

  • thing, they each have a specific purpose, and you can see these here.

In this video, I'm going to show you how to create the perfect body paragraph in IELTS

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IELTS Writing Task 2: Band 7+ Paragraphs

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    ben posted on 2017/05/29
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