HOW TO WRITE A GOOD CONCLUSION?
HOW TO WRITE A GOOD CONCLUSION?
When writing a conclusion (closing paragraph) in Writing Task 2, there are a few things that you should do (or avoid) in order to make your conclusion a more effective one. Knowing what to include or avoid in your closing paragraph can help you get a higher band score in IELTS Writing. So, let’s look at some tips you can practice and implement in your response.
This post will help you write effective conclusions for IELTS writing task 2 essay questions. It is suitable for both General Training and Academic candidates.
The conclusion is the easiest paragraph to write because in many ways you are just using ideas you have already mentioned in your introduction and main body paragraphs. However, this is the last thing the examiner will read and it is, therefore, crucial that you finish strongly.
You will probably not have much time remaining when you are writing your conclusion so it is very important that you practice them and learn how to write them quickly. I will show you how below.
Tips to write conclusion in IELTS writing task 2:
Return to the theme in the introduction.
You may want to think of your introduction and conclusion as two pieces of the same puzzle because they should be closely linked. Make sure you:
– Return to the idea(s) that you presented in your introduction
– And add further insight obtained after writing the body of your essay.
Include a brief summary of the essay’s main points.
It is very important to provide a summary of your essay’s main points in your conclusion. But make sure you avoid repeating things. Instead, show the examiner how the arguments you made and the supporting details you used all fit together.
When summarizing the main points in your essay, don’t repeat the language you use in your body paragraphs. Vary your language so that you don’t repeat the same words and sentence structures again and again. This will show the examiner that you can use a wider range of vocabulary and grammatical structures.
Give your opinion.
In Writing Task 2, you will always be asked to give your opinion in essay form. If you get to your final paragraph and realize that you haven’t given your opinion, make sure you include it in your conclusion so your opinion is clear.
Do NOT introduce a new idea.
Make sure you do not raise new points in your conclusion. Remember that your closing paragraph is where you bring closure to your essay and not where you introduce new ideas.
Vary your language.
When restarting your main points in your conclusion, don’t forget to vary your language, in other words, try not to repeat the same words again and again. Paraphrasing will help you to show the examiner a wider range of vocabulary.
How to put these tips into action
Now that we have looked at strategies for writing an effective conclusion, let’s see how these strategies work together to bring an essay to a cohesive end.
If your conclusion is too long it could become irrelevant and lose marks. A word count of under 45 words or 3 sentences in a conclusion.
You do not have to be an expert on the topic to write about it, the IELTS exam is not a general knowledge test. You do not have to personally agree or disagree, just give an opinion.
The whole point of giving your opinion and giving specific examples is to show the examiner how well you have understood the question, that you can paraphrase, explain and support your ideas. Use grammar and vocabulary accurately. In the conclusion, you need to summarize and be concise.
Use grammar and vocabulary accurately. In the conclusion, you need to summarize and be concise.