With some question types in Task 2, you need to discuss more than one type of evidence, argument or point of view before reaching your conclusion. This is called the evidence-led approach.
Look at the Task 2 prompt below and answer these questions.
1 Is the main topic a) modern lifestyles,
b) positive changes in lifestyles or
c) positive and negative changes in lifestyles?
2 What information do you have to give in your conclusion?
Modern lifestyles are completely different from the way people lived in the past. Some people think the changes have been very positive, while others believe they have been negative.
Discuss both these points of view and give your own opinion.
2 a Read the sample answer on page 43 and answer these questions.
1 What is the purpose of the first paragraph?
2 What is the purpose of the first sentence in paragraphs 2 and 3?
3 Which opinion does the writer agree with? Where does he state his opinion?
Example: I think …
Example: It is undeniable that …
b Mark the mistakes with prepositions in these student responses.