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Tips for writing a strong conclusion for an IELTS Task 2 essay

Tips for writing a strong conclusion for an IELTS Task 2 essay

It’s important to write a strong conclusion for your IELTS Task 2 essay that reinforces the main points you’ve made throughout your essay.

Here are some tips for writing a good conclusion:

Summarise your main points: Briefly restate the main arguments you presented in your essay. Try to use different vocabulary / grammar structures to those used in the body of your essay when you reinforce your main ideas in the conclusion. Thinking about word families is a useful way of presenting ideas or you could change grammar structures from active to passive, for example.

Maintain a formal and academic tone in your conclusion. Do not use slang or informal language in any part of your Task 2 essay.

Avoid introducing new information but you could include a speculation or recommendation. For example:

In conclusion, while technological advancements have transformed the landscape of social interaction, they have not necessarily impacted negatively our relationships. As people continue to use technology it is likely that this will become the most common form of interaction and we need to be sure we are using it in a healthy manner. (speculation)

In conclusion, while technological advancements have transformed the landscape of social interaction, they have not necessarily impacted negatively our relationships. Educating children and adults to use technology in an appropriate manner may help to reduce any harmful impact on our exchanges with others. (recommendation)

Aim for an effective conclusion that summarises your main points effectively without being overly wordy. A good conclusion should be around 2-3 sentences long.

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