I’ve received a letter from a student who ran out of ideas to write about in his IELTS essay. Nick (not his real name) was asking me if I could send him a plan for his essay and I thought that more people could find it useful, so here it is:
Essay topic: Some people think that if women were to rule the world, there would be less violence in it. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
In the introduction you can first state that there are people who think that women have a less violent nature than men and for this reason suggest that women would make the world a less violent place if they were in power. Then you could mention that putting the women in charge won’t necessarily have that effect, because there are arguments for and against.
First body paragraph – 3 points against women in power
Second body paragraph – 3 points in favor of women in power
State your personal opinion (let’s assume that you’re in favor of women in power), then summarize what was said in the second paragraph.