IELTS Essay Writing Example For Two Views And Own Opinion

Writing an essay is the art of expressing your ideas and views in a limited number of words. IELTS test demands good writing which is the justification of your ideas and qualitative content.

IELTS exam is an international test of the English language. IELTS essays are of many types and one among the types is two views and an opinion. Here in this type of essay, two groups of people will have two views regarding a common matter and the essay will ask you to explain both the statements in an elaborative manner and your own opinion will be asked.

In the previous articles, templates for different types of essays have been discussed. Take the help from the IELTS Essay Writing Template and go on for writing this particular type. In this article, one sample for ‘both the views and own opinion' essay is given along with some exercise questions.

Some points to remember

  • Discuss both of the statements when asked. It will be specially mentioned that you have to discuss both the views otherwise a question can ask you to explain only your own opinion.
  • Take different Paragraphs for different statements and you can also take the third body paragraph for explaining your own opinion. It is recommended that you should write only two body paragraphs.
  • It will be better to explain that statement in body paragraph 1 which you support.
  • Do mention that view in the introduction which you support and it is called the thesis statement.
  • You can also repeat in favor of your own opinion in the conclusion paragraph but do not contradict. Stay strict about your viewpoint.
  • Do not mix the arguments in both the body paragraphs. Write about it separately.
  • Examples to support your points should be a part of an essay.

Usage of connectors

1. For first body paragraph

  • Initiating with the former view,
  • To begin with the ideas of the first group of people
  • In the context of the first school of thought which is also my viewpoint, firstly,
  • In the viewpoint of some people,
  • As per the first and former view,

2. For second body paragraph

  • In contrast,
  • On the other hand,
  • On the other side,
  • Having a look at the opponent’s view,
  • While,
  • Whereas,
  • Moving to the other view,

Sample Question

Some people believe that companies should invite foreign companies to open their branches, offices and factories in order to develop their economies. Others think countries should invest their own companies instead. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


In this globalized era, many developing nations are striving hard to prosper. Few individuals ponder that to boost up the economy of a nation, the government should offer multinational businesses to establish their commercial units in their own nation. Opponents feel that funds should be expended in developing local companies. I accord with the former view, however, both views will be discussed in further paragraphs.

Initiating with the reasons which strengthen my viewpoint in favor of some masses are, firstly, companies from abroad with their sub-unit established in one’s own nation will bring more employment opportunities for local people with them. This will help to give growth to the economy as through employment, the purchasing power of people will incline which will increase the flow of money in the market. Secondly, multinational businesses will be helpful to aid customers by providing them with more international products at more competitive prices. For instance, many foreign food outlets feed millions of masses daily at cheaper prices with their readily available meals.

On the other hand, encouraging domestic companies has also some pros over foreign ones. The presence of foreign establishments will hardly matter to the local economy as opponents believe that they will take out their profits to their own nation but local company’s funds will remain within national boundaries. Moreover, funds invested in own company will be a fixed investment. In contrast, a foreign unit having a head branch in another country may be turned down in case of a recession in the economy, resulting in loss to the local economy.

To conclude, overseas companies can help to bring a positive movement in the local economy so I believe that government should focus on offering more liberties to multinationals.

Some exercise questions

  1. Some people think that getting a degree from university is the best way to guarantee a good job, others believe that it would be better to go straight into work and get experience instead. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.
  2. All parents want the best opportunities for their children. There are some people who think that schools should teach children skills but others think that having a range of subjects is better for children’s future. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.
  3. Some people think that environmental problems should be solved on a global scale while others believe that it is better to deal with them nationally. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.
  4. There seems to be an increasing number of serious crimes committed each year. While some think the best way is to use the death penalty as a deterrent, many people believe that other measures will be needed. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.
  5. Some people think that exercise is the key to health while others feel that having a balanced diet is more important. Discuss both the views and your own opinion.
  6. It is commonly believed that nowadays main factors that affect a child’s child’s development are media, pop culture, and friends. A different point of view is that family plays a more significant role. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.
  7. A growing number of people feel that animals should not be exploited by people and that they should have the same rights as humans, while others argue that humans must employ animals to satisfy their various needs including uses for food and research. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.
  8. Conclusion

    You might have got an idea of how to deal with such kinds of IELTS essay writing topics in which you are asked to mention both the viewpoints and concluding with your own opinion at the end. For your practice, we have also provided you with some sample questions. 

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