In IELTS writing task 2 you receive a statement about an issue and you are required to write an essay giving your opinion. Most of the time you are required to write a discursive essay – that is, an essay in which you present an argument in support of your opinion. One type of discursive essay you might choose to write is a discussion, otherwise known as a balanced argument essay. This tutorial will familiarise you with the different elements of a discussion and how you might structure them.
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