In this tutorial, Ben answers 3 recent IELTS Task 2 questions from the IELTS Exam. We will be focusing on how to answer the different types of essay questions that require you to discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
These questions can be presented in the following forms:
- What are the advantages?
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.
- Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
Listen to the full audio to get sample answers for the following Task 2 questions:
1.Many companies and organisations require their employees to wear uniforms. What kind of jobs require uniforms? What are the disadvantages of wearing a uniform to work?
2.In some countries, young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this.
3.The global demand for oil and gas is increasing. Some believe that we should therefore encourage the exploitation of remote areas.
Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?
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