Writing task 2 involves essay writing and it is exactly same in GT writing task 2 as well. You will be asked to write 250 words on the given question statement. You should write more than 250 words and do exceed more than 280 words
There are six different types of questions in essay writing which are explained below
  1. Opinion Essay
For Instance: Many people believe that social networking sites (such as Facebook) have had a huge negative impact on both individuals and society. What is your Opinion?
Things you need to bear mind before writing in these types of essays
You should spend at least 5 minutes to plan your essay including introductory and body paragraphs, you should have clarity in your opinion and stays with it all the way.
  1. Discussion Essay
For Example: Some people think that environmental problems should be solved on a global scale while others believe it is better to deal with them nationally Discuss both sides and give your opinion
Again we will start with planning and need to analyse both sides given in the question statement and you must conclude your opinion on each side
  1. Solution Essay
For example: with the development of social media, more and more youngsters are being allowed unsupervised access to the internet in order to meet and chat with friends which can lead to potentially dangerous situations. What solution can you suggest to deal with this problem?
Again Plan is the key, in this type you need to write solutions only not causes if you brings causes than your essay might goes off topic and may consider irrelevant to the topic
  1. Direct Questions Essay
For instance News plays an important part of most people’s lives. Why is news so important to people? Why is so much news dedicated to bad news? Should the news focus on good news instead?
We always start our essay writing with planning and in this type we will not provide any solution of the problem and rather stick to its causes only. You may have notice there is about three questions in 1 statement where first 2 relates to direct question Category and 3rd question takes you to Opinion category so you must write your with reason
  1. Advantages / Disadvantages Essay
Some people think that it would be better for large companies and industry to move to regional areas outside large urban centres. Do you think advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Take good five minutes to plan your essay and you must discuss both sides’ advantages & disadvantages with reason and examples
  1. Agree / disagree Essay
Most people agree that money cannot be happiness. Why is happiness difficult to define? How can people achieve happiness?  Do you agree or disagree? / To what extent do you agree or disagree
Start with planning and you must mention in your introductory paragraph either you agree or disagree with the statement and make sure you proof your agreement / disagreement in the body paragraphs. You may have notice other variant of this question is saying to what extent..! You must write both you fully agree or partially agree or totally disagree or strongly disagree with the statement and again you must proof your either agreement or disagreement in the body paragraphs