5 Phrases for Double Question Essays
In IELTS Writing, there are five question types: Agree/Disagree Questions, Advantage/ Disadvantage Questions, Discussion Questions, Double Questions, and Direct Questions.
Double questions are when you get asked to do two things:
Many people try to accomplish a healthy work-life balance, but very few achieve it.
1. What problems stop people from achieving a work-life balance?
2. How can these problems be overcome?
Instead of constantly writing “problems” throughout our essay, we can use the synonym “issues”.
“There are a number of issues that prevent us from achieving a healthy work-life balance”.
2. Face problems
Instead of writing “have problems” we can use the collocation “face problems”.
“People face several problems when trying to improve their work-life balance”.
3. Overcome a problem
Instead of writing “solve a problem” we can write “overcome a problem”.
“These problems can be overcome by improving our time management skills”
4. Alleviate an issue
Another alternative to “solve a problem” is to use “alleviate an issue”.
“To alleviate the issue of constantly thinking about work, I would recommend trying mindfulness techniques such as meditation”.
Instead of writing “recommend” again and again we can use the word “advocate”.
“I would advocate practicing mindfulness techniques such as meditation”.