Unit 6. Technology & The Internet.


Practice Test 6.  The Limitations of Internet Communication.

This practice test is an agree / disagree essay (similar to the focus question). Using the focus question as guidance, complete an answer to the practice test, then get your writing corrected with feedback from the Essay Marking and Feedback Service.



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Suggested Outline for an Agree / Disagree Essay.

 

Plan Your Answer. 

- Read the question carefully and work out what type of question it is.

- Brainstorm some new vocabulary from the question to improve your answer. 

 

See my free video for STEP 1 to see how I complete this important first step for the focus question. 

 

RememberNEVER just start writing without first planning your essay (you will write a better essay if you plan it first).

 

Before you write the introduction ...

- Identify the 2 different viewpoints that you can agree / disagree with.

- Brainstorm about 4 ideas for each viewpoint.

- Decide which viewpoint you will argue for in your essay.

 

INTRODUCTION. 

- Paraphrase the essay title using synonymous vocabulary, AND …

- Write a sentence presenting the opposite view to what you think.

- Write a sentence stating what you think (as a thesis statement)

 

See the free video for the focus question about salary levels (STEP 2) to see how I do this.

 

BODY PARAGRAPH 1.

1) Write a main idea supporting the view you agree with (not the opposite view)

2) Present 2 or 3 supporting ideas that relate to the main idea.

(make sure you use contrasts and examples in your paragraph)

3) write a summary sentence (optional). 

 

BODY PARAGRAPH 2.

1) Write another main idea supporting the view you agree with (not the opposite view)

2) Present 2 or 3 supporting ideas that relate to the main idea.

(make sure you use contrasts and examples in your paragraph)

3) Do NOT write a summary sentence (because you will write a summary conclusion next).

 

SUMMARY CONCLUSION. 

Write a short summary conclusion expressing the reasons why you favour one

particular view and not the other. Also, make sure you express your opinion very 

clearly because this question clearly asks for your opinion.

 

1) Make sure you use a transition signal.

  • To sum up / Overall / On the whole.

2) Make sure you express your opinion.

  • ... in my opinion,  in my view,  I think

3) Write a conditional or contrasting complex (summary, not detailed) sentence that expresses your point of view as the strongest idea. Do not introduce new ideas in this paragraph. 


To see how I write a band 9 answer using this structure, refer to the video lessons

for the focus question (Problems Created by Computers)

 

You can also download the free e-book to see how I structure these steps in

more detail. 


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