How To Write A Good Introduction

Components of Task 2 Introduction:

  • Paraphrased main idea
  • Answer to the question/Summary or mention of the ideas to be discussed.

Features of a good Introduction

  • Must capture the overall idea of the essay
  • Must summarise the main points to be discussed.
  • Must give the reader an idea of what to expect in the essay.
  • It must create curiosity to the reader.

An example of a good Introduction

Sample Question:

It is too expensive to look after and repair old buildings. This money should be spent on building modern buildings instead. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Sample Introduction:

Taking care of and fixing ancient buildings is quite costly, as compared to constructing new buildings. I am strongly in agreement with this line of thought, because it’s an opportunity for a better foundation and modernization.

Discussing the components

1. Paraphrasing the main idea

Main idea from the question:

It is too expensive to look after and repair old buildings. This money should be spent on building modern buildings instead.

Paraphrased main idea:

Taking care of and fixing ancient buildings is quite costly, therefore attention should be directed to constructing new buildings.

2. Answering the question/Summarizing or mentioning your ideas to be discussed.

Question/Task:

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Answer/summary of points:

I am strongly in agreement with this line of thought, because it is an opportunity for a better foundation and modernization.

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