Review of analysing


In the previous unit, you look at analysing the Task 2 title in order to understand what you need to answer. From that lesson, you should be able to take a Task 2 title and answer the following questions:

  1. What type of Task 2 essay is it?
  2. What is the general topic (if there is one)?
  3. What is the specific topic?
  4. What are the task words?
  5. What is the direct question?
  6. Is the question open or closed?

Quick review 1:

In many countries, young people have difficulty getting a good job. Therefore employees over the age of 50 should be made to retire to make way for younger people.

Do you agree or disagree?

 

What type of Task 2 essay is it? Give an opinion / challenge a point of view
What is the general topic (if there is one)? Younger people getting a good job
What is the specific topic? People over 50 should be made to retire to make way for younger people
What are the task words? Do you agree or disagree?
What is the direct question? Should people over the age of 50 be made to retire to make way for younger people?
Is the question open or closed? Closed (Yes, they should / No, they shouldn’t)

Quick review 2:

Fewer people are reading books these days.

Suggest possible reasons why.

 

What type of Task 2 essay is it? Discuss a given situation
What is the general topic (if there is one)? (none)
What is the specific topic? Fewer people are reading books
What are the task words? Suggest possible reasons why
What is the direct question? Why are fewer people reading books these days?
Is the question open or closed? Open (there are lots of different possible responses)

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