…claim to be an expert if you’re not one
…provide facts, evidence, and statistics to support your position
Hello Liz, my exam was a week ago and I’m hoping for a very good result. Thanks to your website and YouTube channel. I would like to know why the exam body needs to know the candidates first language. A lot of people in my exam centre chose English, I chose my native language. Is there any implication?
…use strictly moral or religious claims as support for your argument
Also I had a query to ask,
Can I use famous proverbs or quotes in my IELTS academic Essays??
If yes then where would you recommend me to use them in the essay??
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In the body, you are providing information and arguments that should follow logically from the point expressed in your focal statement and should support it consistently throughout the paper. The body is made up of a series of paragraphs: packages of information, each beginning with a topic sentence that identifies the topic of the paragraph in the same way that the focal statement for the essay defines the specific topic of the essay. This topic sentence also provides a link not only to the previous paragraph but also to the focal statement of the essay, identifying how this information contributes to the stand you've taken. The topic of the paragraph is then developed with sentences which may provide examples, details, evidence or analogies. A broader concluding sentence for the paragraph may also be provided to tie the information together and remind the reader of how it relates to the focus of the essay.
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In general, written assignments require you to include introductory paragraph(s) and concluding paragraph(s) as well as a body containing any number of supporting paragraphs. Some longer essays may require the use of headings for introduction and conclusion as well as for categories within the body, whereas shorter essays may not.