The templates below are helpful in that they suggest the way we should approach a certain task. They are great starting points, but they can, and should, be modified and changed.
Agree or Disagree
|Intro||(Statement). This essay will discuss/explain…|
|Conclusion||In conclusion, (summary of arguments). Therefore, I completely agree/disagree that…|
In conclusion, although…, I agree that…
In conclusion, I think… However,…
Positive or Negative
|Intro||(The situation or trend). This essay will explain why this development is largely positive/negative.|
|P1||Undoubtedly, (the development) has some advantages/disadvantages.|
|P2||Nevertheless, the negative/positive effects are significant.|
|Conclusion||In conclusion, although (summary of the other side), (summary of your side) show that, on the whole, this is a negative/positive development.|
Discuss Both Views
|Intro||Some people think (view 1), while others argue that (view 2). This essay will discuss these two views and explain why I agree with the former.|
|Conclusion||In conclusion, although (summary of the other view), in my view, (your opinion).|
Advantages and Disadvantages
|Intro||(The situation or development).This essay will discuss why the benefits/drawbacks of (topic) are greater than their drawbacks/benefits.|
|P1||There are clear benefits to X.|
There can be several problems caused by X.
|P2||Nevertheless, X also has its problems.|
Nevertheless, X also offers tremendous benefits.
|Conclusion||In conclusion, it is true that (the other side). However, the advantages/disadvantages of (topic) tend to be greater.|
|Intro||(The situation). This essay will explain why this is the case and suggest several solutions.|
(The situation). This essay will discuss the problems caused by this and suggest several solutions.
|P1||Two main factors are behind X.|
|P2||Nevertheless, there are several possible solutions.|
|Conclusion||In conclusion, (summary of reasons or problems), but (summary of solutions).|
Since the questions used in this task type are similar to those used in the other types, some templates above could be used.