FAQ’s for IELTS WRITING TASK 1 & 2
If you repeat the question word-for-word in your introduction, these words will not be counted as your own and your word count will be lower as a result. You should always change at least a few words in the questions or rewrite it completely.
Read the question carefully first. If the questions ask you simply to agree or disagree, then you should state your position clearly in the introduction. If the questions asks you to discuss both sides of an argument, you should save your own opinion for the end. If the question includes to an expression such as to what extent or how far, you may decide yourself whether to begin with a strong opinion or take a more balanced approach to begin with and state your final opinion later.