Task Achievement from Introduction

Components of a perfect paragraph:-

Task Achievement            Cohesion and Coherence
Lexical ResourceGrammatical Range and Structure

This is a band 9 scored sample essay.

Some people believe that all children should have a pet or an animal to look after. Other people disagree, however, saying that this depends on a child’s circumstances. Consider these opposing views, and give your own opinion.
It is often said that children benefit from caring for domestic animals, especially in today’s technology focused world. However, the issue is not entirely straightforward, and arguments can also be made against the idea. This essay will discuss the debate, and give a concluding view.

Task achievement in your introduction should be composed of two parts:-

  • General Statement(2 sentence max)
  • Thesis Statement(1 sentence)

While general statement is anything that you paraphrase to rewrite the question, thesis is the signpost for the examiner to say what to expect in your body paragraph.

General StatementIt is often said that children benefit from caring for domestic animals, especially in today’s technology focused world. However, the issue is not entirely straightforward, and arguments can also be made against the idea.
Thesis Statement This essay will discuss the debate, and give a concluding view.

For opinion essay

It is often said that retirement is the happiest time of a person’s life. How far do you agree with this view?
In many countries, the population is ageing consistently, and this presents the older people themselves with challenges as well as opportunities. It seems to me that retirement is not in fact the most contented period of life, and I will explain why in this essay.
General Statement
In many countries, the population is ageing consistently, and this presents the older people themselves with challenges as well as opportunities.
Thesis Statement
It seems to me that retirement is not in fact the most contented period of life, and I will explain why in this essay.

Opinion essay asks if you support a given point of view. The structure is different from Discussion Task. You should introduce the topic (general statement) and give your opinion in the introduction (Thesis statement). It is always suggested to use personal pronouns like I and me in opinion essay.

For discussion essay

Some people support the idea of imposing taxes on fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) in order to reduce energy consumption. Others disagree with this approach. Consider the debate and its arguments, and come to your own conclusion.
Most people agree that the use of fossil fuels should be reduced to some extent. However, imposing taxes is a controversial tactic which appears to have a number of contradictory effects. This essay will consider both sides of the discussion.

The elements of achieving the task is same as opinion essay except the argument. Argument is a sentence that tells the reader that there are different schools of thought on that issue or condition.

General StatementArgumentThesis Statement
Most people agree that the use of fossil fuels should be reduced to some extent.Imposing taxes is a controversial tactic which appears to have a number of contradictory effects.This essay will consider both sides of the discussion.

For two-parts essay

Many people today find that the cost of attaining a University-level education is extremely high for the students and their families. What are the causes of this situation, and how can governments, Universities and the students themselves overcome the problem?

While many young people aspire to attending University, the expense involved can be prohibitive in some cases. The causes of this appear to be focused on three areas, and a number of solutions also appear to be possible.
General Statement
While many young people aspire to attending University, the expense involved can be prohibitive in some cases.
Thesis Statement  
The causes of this appear to be focused on three areas, and a number of solutions also appear to be possible.

The thesis statement of two parts essay should either burrow the keywords or use it’s synonym from the question part (What are the causes of this situation, and how can governments, Universities and the students themselves overcome the problem).

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