Aug 12

IELTS Writing - Avoiding direct questions

WRITING STRATEGY for IELTS: Avoiding direct questions.

Particularly in the INTRODUCTION to an essay, it is very easy to write a direct question like: ‘Should technology be used in the classroom?’ It would be more formal and more complex to use an indirect form.
Below are some of the alternatives you could use to impress the IELTS examiner:

  • It is worth debating/discussing/considering whether technology should be used in the classroom.

  • Whether technology should be used in the classroom is certainly worthy of debate/discussion.

  • The question of whether technology should be used in the classroom deserves serious consideration.

  • The question of whether technology should be used in the classroom merits consideration/discussion/debate.

  • Whether technology should be used in the classroom is clearly/obviously a significant/important issue/question.

  • The question of whether technology should be used in the classroom needs to be discussed/debated in detail.

  • Clearly/Obviously, the issue of technology in the classroom should be discussed/debated properly.
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