In last week's lesson I gave you two exam questions and asked you to think about which part of each question you should answer.
I hope you realised that we need to write about both parts (the green and blue parts). Let's look again at the questions:
- Wild animals have no place in the 21st century, so protecting them is a waste of resources. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
- International travel is cheaper than ever before, and more countries have opened their doors to tourists. Do the advantages of this trend outweigh the disadvantages?
Question 1 contains two opinions: "wild animals have no place in the 21st century" and "protecting them is a waste of resources". These two opinions are connected, and we need to address both of them in our answer. A good way to do this might be to disagree completely, and to write one main body paragraph for each opinion (explaining why you disagree).
Question 2 contains two facts: "international travel is cheaper than ever before" and "more countries have opened their doors to tourists". The 'trend' in the question refers to both of these facts, and we need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of both aspects of this trend.
Some questions do contain a 'background' statement that you can quickly accept in your introduction (e.g. this one). If you're unsure, just answer all parts of the question.