Task 2 essay: Animal rights


The skill with which you write task 2 greatly matters your score. Outlined here is the most common structure of designing your task 2.

Nearly all of the Task 2 essay follow this basic structure:

The sentences you put in each paragraph will depend on what type of question you get.

The Three most common IELTS Writing Task 2 questions are:

  1. Opinion (Agree or Disagree)
  2. Two parts question and
  3. Discussion (Discuss both view)

Today let us learn about discussion essay:-

Discussion Essay

Typical Question Words

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Discuss the main arguments for this statement and give your own opinion.

Structuring Discussion essay:-


A perfect introduction is the combination of the following:-

Issue sentence

Develop Argument(opposing views in same sentence)

Thesis Statement (It is agreed…/It is disagreed…/This essay agrees/disagrees…)

Less common words

Connective words

Main Body Paragraph 1 

Connective Word + Sentence 1- Topic Sentence

Connective word + Sentence 2- 1st reason/effect/point

Connective word + Sentence 3- Explain

Connective Word + Sentence 4 – Example

Main Body Paragraph 2

Connective Word + Sentence 1- Topic Sentence

Connective word + Sentence 2- 1st reason/effect/point

Connective word + Sentence 3- Explain

Connective Word + Sentence 4 – Example


Connective Word + Sentence 1 or 2- Summary and opinion

For Example:-

A growing number of people feel that animals should not be exploited by people and that they should have the same rights as humans, while others argue that humans must employ animals to satisfy their various needs, including uses for food and research.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Since long ago humans have been using animals for various purposes, some for an itch while others for quenching the taste. Although a school of thought believes that animals should be considered persons rather than possessions and should be given equal rights, I believe that equality for animals is little impractical.

It is no exaggeration to say that live and let others to live is the main philosophy of life and people ground their reasons on it. Firstly, history is the proof that over exploitation of many animals had led to the extinct of the endangered creatures. Moreover, stating oneself the most intelligent and powerful species among other creatures does not mean that one has the right to destroy the habitat of other species. Undoubtedly, our ecology has its own natural phenomena for the destruction and the survival of all the creatures and for sure we are not above this.

Nevertheless, the relationship between animals and humans does not need to be destructive always, it could be symbiotic as well. To exemplify, using dogs as guards ensures increased security for the owner and in return dogs get proper care. Also, using them as the research units has helped to get the options of treatment of suffered human beings, and I do not think we are making any laws against ourselves. If using animals for solving the food scarcity is helpful then it is okay for me provided that their rearing and caring ground is properly regulated.

All in all, I am inclined to state that animals should be given rights because they belong to the same habitat as us, nonetheless, the progress of humanity should not be limited due to such which prohibits research and study. As far as animal freedom is concerned, its nature, and here one species has always been dominant on others.

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