IELTS Task 2 Writing – advantages

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Advantages of Nuclear Power
- Compared to fossil fuels, nuclear
power is cheaper, quicker and
cleaner to produce.
- It cannot run out
Advantages of Nuclear Weapons
- The threat of them is enough to
stop war breaking out (e.g. Cold War)
Disadvantages of Nuclear Power
- Strong possibility of serious
health risks if accident happens
(e.g. Chernobyl/ Fukushima)
- expensive to build
Disadvantages of Nuclear Weapons
- Only rich countries can afford
them which creates power
imbalances
- Unimaginably destructive
- Creates climate of distrust
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The development of weapons through
history.
Suggestions for achieving world peace.
Our increasing reliance on modern
technology.
The depletion of natural resources.
The high cost of fuel.
Claims/views
Supporting evidence
There is a strong possibility of serious
e.g. Japanese earthquake - Fukushima
health risks if accident happens at or near
a nuclear power plant.
The threat of nuclear weapons and their
potential to cause widespread
destruction and death is enough to stop
war breaking out.
e.g. the Cold War between the USA and
the former Soviet Union
Introduction
Cause and effect
Conclusion
This issue/ problem
has..
Generally speaking,…
Currently, …
As a result,…
Due to…
Because of…
…has led to…
In conclusion,…
To sum up,…
There seems to be little
doubt that…
And
But
For example
In addition,…
Moreover,…
Furthermore,…
Not only…but also…
Firstly,… Secondly,…
However,…
Although,…
Despite/ In spite of…
Nevertheless,…
In contrast,…
For example,…
For instance,…
…such as…
A case in point being…
One example of this…
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Good arguments and a clear point of view
But poor structures and answer not very
coherent
Supporting arguments/ evidence not linked
together and some ideas unfinished
Some good vocabulary but often words
missing.
Band score = 5
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Well-written and writer’s point of view is clear
Some good arguments but are repeated
Easy to read and well-organised
Some good use of linkers but confused
occasionally
Wide range of structures handled well
A few small problems with vocabulary,
including spelling and word choice
Band score = 7
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