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IELTS Writing - The missing key to a great conclusion

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Writing a good essay for the second part of writing can be a difficult task. One of the main components of the essay is the conclusion.

Conclusions are quite simple as they are a quick summation of what was already said. One thing that can spruce up your writing, is to have a concession.

A concession is a literary device used in argumentative writing where one acknowledges a point made by one’s opponent. It reveals that the writer is a mature thinker and has considered the issue from many angles.

Writing a concession is simple and usually begins with words such as the ones found below.





Even though

Despite the fact that



Think of an advantage and a disadvantage. Remember to start with your opponent’s point and always end with your point as the focus will always be on why your point is more correct than the opponents.


1 ) Although retiring early can seem to be more relaxing, the lack of funds and the early onset of boredom may not make it worth it.

2 ) Admittedly, eating a lot of sweets can be bad for health, but sometimes, unwinding with some junk food can do some longer term good for one’s mental health.

3 ) While coal and other forms of traditional fuels may appear to be dirty, the reality is, there is no cheaper or more efficient way of powering our cities.


Remember to use concessions in your conclusion to show the examiner you understand the topic from more than just your personal perspective.

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