Thanks for your reply and it really got a load of my mind! I am really glad that you made lessons for this question!! After reading your sample essay, I realized that my original response to the question(took a two-sided approach but just mentioned the advantages and disadvantages of teenagers doing unpaid work) was not a wise choice! And that was why it severely affected my Task Response score. In fact, I think this question is somewhat harder than other ‘normal’ Task 2 question, coz I think it would be more difficult to write a two-sided essay(one para talking about why it benefits teenagers and society, one para talking about why it doesn’t benefit…), especially when trying to answer ‘why I partly agree’.
An advantages and disadvantages essay is one whereby the writer chooses to look at the two opposing sides of a topic and using facts, comes to a conclusion that favours the side with the most advantages on its side. For instance, one can decide to select the topic of after school jobs for kids. On the advantages side, one can argue that such jobs help to give a child a sense of responsibility and a means of earning their own money. On the disadvantages side, the writer can argue that such a job takes kids away from participating in extracurricular activities like sports and also gives some parent s room to exploit their children for money.
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