Yes. The techniques are the same for GT and academic writing task 2:

Also if you’re really short of time and you need to get writing on page, then you don’t want to waste time on planning. However, if none of these conditions apply, then 1 or 2 minutes thinking about your ideas and how you are going to present them will not be wasted. I’m not saying that you should spend 10 minutes on this. Just take a scrap of paper and jot down some ideas that you are going to use in your essay.

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The IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 asks you to write a short essay of a minimum of 250 words. The essay is usually a discussion of a subject of general interest. You may have to present and justify your opinion about something, give the solution to a problem or compare differing ideas or viewpoints. It is important that you consider finding , so that you can practice this part of the IELTS in order to achieve your true potential.

This type of introduction is well suited for Agree/ Disagree essay.

Using the information provided  to write an introduction to the question:

Essay writing is an important skill for tertiary students. Academic essays can attract a considerable proportion of assessment marks in most degree programs. Therefore, students may require a firm grounding in academic essay writing skills at the start of their first year to assist them to succeed in their university studies.

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Hi teacher Liz, regarding to the essay type of question which is similar to the sample given “to what extent do you agree?”After I paraphrase for the background statement, can I have a disagree thesis statement directly and site different examples that support my disagree statement? I have read this sample question that I think is hard for me to agree, and it’s like I can only come up with a balanced opinion for it in my conclusion part and not to agree.

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Avoid trying to use unnatural language in your essay. The examiner mark you down not up for doing this. “In my opinion” is correct and appropriate. It can get a band score 9 so why chance it?

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Always aim for accuracy in your writing “corpulent” is not an appropriate word to use. The thesis statement should introduction the causes and just mention that there are solutions but not state them.

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In the writing task 2 introduction paragraph, after paraphrasing and the thesis statement, should I state what I am going to write about in the body paragraphs. For example, “This essay will discuss xxx and xxx”.

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Thanks for your videos and the excellent explanations. I watched this video twice and i have a question with the backround statement part, which said “…method in developing and improving health” at the 1st time of the writing, then when you wrote the entire introduction part it says “…method to developing…”. Firstly, what is the rule for using to + verb. ing tense? Im really not familliar with that use, and do the two versions have the same meaning?