The IELTS essay conclusion should simply make your final argument clear. Many students struggle to write good conclusions but if you want to achieve a high score in the IELTS, TOEFL, or CAE English language tests, you need to learn how to do it.
In this video, Jade from engVid, a provider of free English video lessons, talks about the IELTS essay conclusion. She offers a formula for writing conclusions, so that when you get to the end, you don’t just put a full stop that doesn’t feel like a conclusion.
As I have discussed…
So let’s look at a typical IELTS kind of question.
“Some people think that parents should teach their children to be good members of society. However, others believe school is the best place to learn this.” And then the IELTS question would be: “Share your experience, and give reasons for your answers.”
Let’s imagine that you have already written your essay. How do you begin your conclusion? What you can do is use the so-called “As I have discussed” conclusion.
“As I have discussed, there are advantages and disadvantages to the question.” You could just learn that whole phrase to begin a conclusion. You can then follow the phrase with a “However” sentence like this: “However, I think parents should be responsible for teaching children to be good members of society.” So this is you saying: “I see both sides. This is good about the one side, that’s good about the other side. But, in my opinion…” You can thus make your position clear.
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Watch the video to see examples of this and other structures. Practise the structure you like best and memorise a few phrases. After watching the lesson, you will be ready to write a good IELTS essay conclusion in your exam. Good luck!