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June 16, 2012 / ielts coach

IELTS Essay Task: Computers

Some people believe that computers are more a hindrance than a help in today’s world. Others feel that they are such indispensable tools that they would not be able to live or work without them.

In what ways are computers a hindrance?

What is your opinion?

(Source: IELTS Testbuilber by McCarter & Ash)

Most IELTS candidates may be very familiar with the topic of this essay but getting a high score in the IELTS is not about how much you know about the subject. To guide you in tackling this task, answer the questions below.

1. How many statements are there? Do they support or oppose each other?

2. How many questions? What are the keywords?

3. Which two essay tasks are you expected to do?

a. to cite the advantages and disadvantages of computers;

b. to discuss the disadvantages of computers;

c. to explain why computers are important;

d. to evaluate whether computers bring more good than harm;

e. to suggest ways to solve the problems caused by computers

4. How many paragraphs would be enough?(Excluding Introduction and Conclusion)

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

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