Useful Vocabulary and Phrases for IELTS Task 2

Essay writing has had been a typical task for many candidates. There are candidates who struggle to get above 6.5 bands plus score in their IELTS writing exam. This article will elaborate on what needs to be written and how to write your thoughts to complete an essay with a style. This will also help candidates who are struggling to get 7+ plus band score. There is another article which you can read here to achieve 7+ plus band score.

Introduction general statement

It is undeniable that (insert problem from the question) is one of the most challenging issues in the western world.


There has been a serious concern regarding
(insert problem) which has had been causing serious damage to our environment.

The world is changing rapidly and so as the technology. But the problem of mobile phones has raised serious concern among societies.

Concluding the introduction of your essay

This essay has three key aims …
This essay critically examines the view of…
This essay addresses the issue of
This essay compares the two different viewpoints of …
This essay assesses the significance of …
This essay explores the factors that determine …
The main topics/issues covered in this essay are …
This essay argues that …
This essay discusses the case of …

Proving your arguments (For Writing Task 1 and 2)

To attest,…
To prove,…
this(fact) is attested/proven by…
this(fact) is evidenced by…
this(fact) is testified by…
this(fact) is endorsed/supported by…
this(evidence) establishes that…
For example, It is evident that the consumption of alcohol can lead to dangerous diseases like a heart attack.

Expressing a general point of view

It is (generally) claimed that…
It is (generally) said that…
It is (generally) thought that…
It is (generally) considered that…

Outlining facts

The fact is that…
It is obvious that…
It is clear that…
There is no doubt that…
This proves that…

Generalizing

Generally speaking…
On the whole,…
Typically,…
By and large…

Giving Examples

For example,…
For instance,…
A good illustration of this is…
Evidence for this is provided by…
We can see this when…

Opinion Part

In my opinion,…
Personally, I think that…
It seems to me that…
I must admit that…
I believe/suppose that…
I cannot deny that…
As I see it,..
As far as I am concerned,…
I would argue that..
I would like to point out that…
In my experience,..
As far as I am concerned…
From my perspective…
I realize…
To my way of thinking…
It seems to me that…
To me…
To my mind…
My own view on the matter is…
It appears that…
I feel that…
I understand…
I suppose…

Concluding sentence

To summarise,…
In conclusion,…
Overall,…
On balance,…
Taking everything into consideration,

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