IELTS Writing Task 2: rules for introductions
Many people decide on a
career path early in their lives and keep to it. This, they argue, leads to a
more satisfying working life.
To what extent do you agree with this view?
What other things can people do in order to have a satisfying working life?
In today's lesson I just want to look at how to write an introduction for this type of question. My simple rules for task 2 introductions are:
1. Write 2 sentences: introduce the topic, then give a general answer.
2. Mention everything that the question mentions.
3. Don't save any surprises for the conclusion; give your opinion in the introduction if the question asks for it.
Here's an example introduction:
It is true that some people know from an early age what career they want to pursue, and they are happy to spend the rest of their lives in the same profession. While I accept that this may suit many people, I believe that others enjoy changing careers or seeking job satisfaction in different ways.