Logical Writing in IELTS Writing Task Two (7 of 10)

By | July 17, 2017

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Logical Writing in IELTS Writing Task Two (7 of 10)

Well, here we go with the next of the IELTS ‘logic’ posts. Remember, in IELTS essays, one of the biggest problems is a lack of logical thinking, especially if you memorise material from the many IELTS ‘magic books’ out there.

Always remember, IELTS Task-Two essays require a detailed and coherent argument. It must make sense! You need to have the ability to know what makes sense and what does not. Here are five more sentences, but each one has a logic issue. Can you see what it is?

Try to work out the logic problems with the following sentences.

  1. Society must keep abolishing capital punishment.
  2. Guns affect people’s behavior, thus they commit crimes.
  3. There are many ways to reduce smokers.
  4. Killing is absolutely irreversible.
  5. They need to prepare their will after death.

The answers will be given in the next ‘logic’ post.

Answers to Logic (6 of 10)

  1. Don’t museums exist in ALL countries of the world?
  2. How does a building ‘increase the economy’? We need more words. ‘The tourists which museums attract contribute to that city’s economy’.
  3. This sentences sounds as if newborn babies need financial benefits. They probably need milk and a change of nappies. Again, we need more words. ‘Government can increase the financial benefit for those who have babies’.
  4. ‘Take place’ is for events, not ‘rights’. The other problem is that ‘rights’ are forever. For example, the right to vote, or the right to free speech. The student needs to simply write, ‘People have a right to own guns.’
  5. Airline pilots serve in the air force, not the army, right?

Author: Andrew

Andrew Guilfoyle Cambridge CELTA, Cambridge DELTA, Cambridge CELTA teacher-trainer, M.Ed