An opinion essay allows the writer to display their personal opinion on a subject. The key is clearly presenting details and related viewpoints to help support reasons behind the opinion. Opinion essay topics are often controversial in nature, making them an interesting read when details are presented in a concise matter. Completing such essay includes completing several steps to help highlight or support your opinion.
Task 2 IELTS Opinion Essays can broadly be put into three types:
Advances in technology and automation have reduced the need for manual labour. (opinion) Therefore, working hours should be reduced. To what extent do you agree or disagree?With these essays you are normally given ONE opinion, and then asked specifically if you agree or disagree with it, or to what extent you agree or disagree. You must make it clear whether you agree, disagree or partly agree and give your reasons why.
(opinion one) A growing number of people feel that animals should not be exploited by people and that they should have the same rights as humans, (opposing opinion) while others argue that humans must employ animals to satisfy their various needs, including uses for food and research.With these essays you have TWO opinions that oppose each other. You have to discuss BOTH of them and also give your opinion. Your essay will get a lower mark for 'task response' if you don’t discuss both of the opinions or you don’t make your opinion clear.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
"Opinion Essay on Animal Testing"
There are 5 main types of essay questions in IELTS writing task 2 (opinion essays, discussion essay, advantage/disadvantage essays, solution essay and direct question essays). Click on the links below to see some sample essay questions for each type.