How to Write IELTS Essay Introductions – The Quick & Easy Way!

In this lesson, you'll learn different ways to write easy but effective introductions to your essays. You don’t need to be imaginative with your introduction -- all you need to do is follow the structure I give you. For most people, the hardest part of writing an essay is beginning. Stop being nervous and get a high score in your English exam by learning my simple structure for a good introduction. As a bonus, you'll also learn some useful phrases you can memorise and use in your IELTS and CAE essays. Take the quiz here: And find more IELTS resources at TRANSCRIPT Hello everyone, I'm Jade. What we're talking about today is writing introductions. And I'm going to give you three ways that you can write introductions, and you can use any of these three ways to answer an IELTS exam for the discursive essay or discursive essay questions in the CAE exam. So let's take a look at the kind of question I'm talking about. I'll read the question to you first of all. "In Britain, elderly people may go to live in a home with other old people where nurses look after them. Sometimes the government has to pay for this care. Who do you think should pay for this care?" And then in the IELTS question it would say: "Give reasons and support your answer with your own opinions." So this is a discursive essay. And if you look at it, there are two... There are two sides in the question. The first side is the government paying for the care. And the other... The other side is implied, doesn't... Doesn't tell us who the other side is. But if the government's not paying, it's implying that it's the... The children of the elderly people. So: "children of elderly people." So, in all these discursive essays, there's going to be some kind of opposition; one side and a different side. So now we found the two sides, the two ways of looking at this question. And what we're going to look at now is the first way that you can answer this question in an introduction. Because what happens is when you get there and you're writing an exam, many people just get stuck and they don't know what to write for the introduction; they don't know how to begin. And, of course, you can waste time if you don't know what to say. So what some people do is basically just rewrite the question and just maybe change a couple of words, but it's not really an introduction if you do that. So let's look at rhetorical questions. You can use a rhetorical question to write an introduction. What's a "rhetorical question"? I think I just made a rhetorical question. It's when you... When you speak directly to the reader, asking a question, but of course the reader's not going to be able to answer you, so you answer the reader in the course of your argument. So it's taking the question and making your own question out of it, essentially. So, an easy way to do it is by using: "should" to form your question. So remember we've got two sides, we've got an opposition. We've got government paying for the care and we've got the children of elderly people paying for the... For the care. So here we go, here's the first example: "Should the government or family pay for the care of elderly people?" So, in my answer, I've called them "family" here, it's a little bit... It's a little bit more direct and succinct, rather than saying: "children of elderly people". So there's one example. "Should the government be responsible for providing care for elderly people?" I forgot my question mark there. You don't need to write your rhetorical question with "should". You could use other question structures. For example: "Is it the responsibility of government to pay for the care of elderly people?" You don't have to use "should", but I find "should" is an easy... Easy way to generate your question. But then, you know, that's not the whole introduction; you need to say something else. What do you say then? Well, you follow with the context. So, what's the context of this? Well, it's telling us what happens in Britain, elderly people go to homes and the government pays or sometimes the family pay, but maybe there's a different context in other countries. For example: the country you're from. Again, it's implying that, that it's not the same system everywhere in the world. So you could... You could bring this context into the next sentence in your introduction. So here is some sentences you can use for writing about the context. And I haven't... I haven't finished the sentences, I'll just improvise some endings. For example: "This question" - talking about the rhetorical question - "generates a lot of debate because..." and now I'm going to improvise. "This question generates a lot of debate because the care for elderly people is very, very" - not very, very - "is very expensive."

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It was REALLY helpful to start my intro paragraph!
Mam u r soo sweet and i am not able to concentrate in essay because you r soo prety and the way in which you talk...
I like how random she is.
Can I be provided with some paper to use as a draft to write my essay and then transfer my writings to the exam paper?
Thanks, your ideas have helped me a lot.
Gracias preciosa. por estos consejos.
Good lesson think you
I like the way you talking and explaining things. I tried to follow your pronounciation when i hang out with people. Can i get your skype ID? I love to ask you more questions about preparing thetest. Thank you!
MA'AM I have 2 doubts 1. can I use bullets to give some facts or statistical data ? 2. is this format ok intro, pros ,cons, conclusion ...i.e to compare both side of the situation n then drawing a conclution..like a topic should fast foods be banned ??? plz hlp
Why there is fuss about writing introduction of essay, it is simple and easy. It is three step process which is given below. 1)General statement or universal truth about question 2)Paraphrase question in your words. 3)Write you opinion plus your plan
This girls is very very sweet.
FSA assessment... anyone?
That fishing thing😂 thank you for your help 🌷 however it is like you're forced to do this video 😐 I mean you were kind of tired 😴 I suggest you to put more enthusiasm and energy into your videos 😅 thanks again ❤
Great video!
Nice wording;]
Does not help
DO v always get a discursive essay in IELTS . Some of the questions do not have a 2 side opinion(agree-disagree) such as "Teenage driving causes many accidents.hat do you think are the causes and suggest solutions". Are these type of questions (not presenting alternative opinions but on a fact) discursive as vell ?
@JADE- Hi jade! your video on essay introduction is writing is awesome.I have one issue, I write one essay a day, but there is no one to help me with my essay, whether it's correct/formal/informal.Could you help me analysing my essays?
Your extreme external appearance distract me from concentrating your lesson. Truly speaking, you are gorgeous.
I usually listen to BBC for IELTS and I observed most of the times the words are euphony but your speaking is so different and initially I felt difficulty to understand what you are speaking why it so?. Moreover, in BBC reporters are belong to England. What is difference between you and other speakers who are in England?
Hi Jade. I have an important question : can I start a sentence with a conjunction such as : so/but/and... in a formal writing or during an Ilets exam ? Thanks in advance
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Hi Jade I loved your videos, so informative and educational. Will you be able to make a video on how to write an SOP for applying to university?
Sometimes when our thoughts resonate...., I have also ended saying "opinion" in my intro. The universities must pay their utmost attention to the content delivered to these students. Opinion is divided in regards to the source of the teaching content, with some believing that the teaching should focus on job skills and others advocating for access to knowledge. I believe that the university should be independent from the forces of the job market because university is not a vocational center.
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You remind me so much of Arya Stark..
Your so pretty, i'm having a hard time listening to the topic. :)
I think 2 is best for writing IELTS essay, just my opinion. By the way, Dear Jade, could you please teach us how to write body for an essay(either discussion or argument essay)? Guys, if you are interested, please thumb up so that Jade can see it.
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Do stuff easy like for 4rth grades
How can I get your skype adress, Jade? lol
Thank youuuuuuuu
Hi jade I have heard form an ielts examiner that I shouldn't start with the question I am so confusing
Please increase ur pace of teaching..
In brazil there is some project about it. you should have it. like japonese life.
If I get a teacher like her then I will have 100% attendance in her class. She is a good teacher and an extremely beautiful looking women as well.
She has British accent. I like her voice lol so similar with my professor from London
Love the way you explain things :) Thank you, this is really helpful.
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I wish I could watch your video in high school, so I just needed to pay for internet and a good computer only. I hate so much to be born that early.
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Hello jade. thankz 4 teachin me becoz i am better at englishing now and essay is good fo me thanks very much.
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Hello Jade,may i know this is apply for general or academic of IETLS exam? Thank you.
Amazing! I didn't know, at least for the examples given, here in Rhode Island we speak pretty much exactly :) the northern English accent.
For some GODDAMN reason my brain memorized children as children?? EXPLANATIONSS?? (nothing to do with the vid XD I just got triggered when she wrote children)
Nice nice....
Thank you,~~~
Hello, Jade. Thank you for your videos about an IELTSexam. I've been preparing for the exam for some time and I find them incredibly helpful.
Am I the only one who thinks these introductions would be too simple for a CAE essay? Correct me if I'm wrong.
Your classes are great! This video is very useful! Thank you so much!
I like ur face more than ur accent ..i wish u were my english teacher :)
Than you for your volunteer lessons
Hello everybody! Can any native speaker help me with my homework? pleaseeeeeeeee!
Let's out of the topic can you introduce me in a brief story what is "Commonwealth realm" all about?
Dear Jade, Firstly, thank you for your effort. i would like to clear something in the example you mentioned, the question is very clear, is asking about what you think. that mean we should clear our opinion in the introduction. Secondly, this essay is a discussion type. why you converted it to argument type ?? Regards
I hate English , specially the fucking essay!!!
Ohh,,she gives example as Nepal😃😃
Hi dear teachers I am from Afghanistan how I can improve my English?
This was quite helpful to me, working on my Master's in Human Services, in the U.S. Thank you!
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Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Best regards!
Thank you so much , great as usual :) 
Thanks Jade, your video is so useful for preparing to IELTS exam.
I'm really happy that you have been to Nepal. :) Thanks for the video :)
I love you thank you  very much
Love your teaching style! Thanks a lot!
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Thank you so much for this educational video! Helped a lot.
Great lesson. Easy to understand also for intermediate students. I'll use this ideas for my FCE tests.
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You are really amazing ,,, I came again to learn English beacause of your method ( besides DUTCH )
Take it easy bro! don't get me wrong I like the way you teach , but it seems you are just a bit nervous , aren't you!? kiss
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I like the way you teach.
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Thanks for the big help Jade. Now I can start writing essay by using the techniques you've shared.
Thanks it's nice. i really need help in essay writing for my competitive exam for this im practicing and writing something daily basis so that i really need help to correct my writing and if anyone interest for practicing in it with me i will appreciate it my skype for english essay practice only so please... my id usman.musazai
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Why is your pronunciation of "Nepal" is like "Nipple"...umm hmm
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It is foolish to raise any questions against her teachings and designing lessons. However, there, in my experience, is one thing to comment that she mostly speaks with very fluctuating intonation so that some of her speeches can't be caught up with normal listening. I mostly need it to repeat it. Maybe, this is my drawback.
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Good analysis and very nice voice. I hope you catch the big fish! LOL
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It was great
You are an awesome lecturer, Jade, I have to say. I learnt so much by listening to your introduction talk about how to write an essay for the IELTS test. As I had noticed that I have a little problem of writing the essay, and thats why I am started to relearning the basic of Grammar and learning how to complete the tense together. However, I think this lecture of essay is very good kick start for me to learn how to focus on the key words, as I often mixed things all over the places. Thanks again and keep up the good work and I will be follow you on the next video.
Thank you very much Ms. Jade. I really like the 2nd and 3rd part on how to make an Intro. I'm quite skeptical regarding the use of rhetorical questions because some other sites says that its informal in academic writing. >_<
Hello Jade, what do you think about how I wrote my introduction Please, be extremely honest :) "It is becoming more common nowadays, people when get old go to live with other old people; and they are cared by nurses. In many countries, the government has encouraged and supported this idea paying for the caring. This essay will discuss and provide some arguments for and against the theme."
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Ihave a queston It is Okay to say children of elderly people i think you must say like that elderly peoples' childiren ? Respect
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How to Write IELTS Essay Introductions – The Quick & Easy Way!