So you've decided to take the IELTS exam, congratulations! Success starts with IELTS.
Here we look at the criteria of coherence and cohesion.
This is one of four criteria on which your writing will be assessed.
Look for other three criteria videos.
Coherence refers to the flow of your writing.
Your idea should be logically organized and appropriately sequenced into paragraphs so they are easy to understand and follow.
Cohesion refers to linking words that help you connect ideas and show the relationship between paragraphs, sentences, or parts of sentences.
So this criteria looks at how a writing test the answer is organized and how to link information and ideas.
Here is one simple way to sequence ideas for effective coherence for this Task 2 essay,
for example, "The threat of nuclear weapons maintains world peace.
Nuclear power provides cheap and clean energy.
The benefits of nuclear technology far outweigh the disadvantages. To what extent do you agree or disagree? "
Introduction: paraphrase question and include your opinion.
Body paragraphs: arguments for nuclear technology.
Body paragraphs: against regular technology.
Conclusion: paraphrase your opinion.
Plan your essay like this before you start writing.
It's important to use paragraphs. These give structure to a piece of writing.
Think of paragraphs as a signpost telling, whoever read your work where your ideas were going and when you were moving on to a different point.
Since paragraphs are used to explain your argument in stages, express one idea or set of ideas in each paragraph.
A good way to start a paragraph is with the short simple sentence that introduced the main idea of the paragraph.
Teachers often called this a topic sentence.