Well, here we go with the next of the IELTS ‘logic’ posts. Remember, in IELTS essays, one of the biggest problems is a lack of logical thinking, especially if you memorise material from the many IELTS ‘magic books’ out there.
Always remember, IELTS Task-Two essays require a detailed and coherent argument. It must make sense! You need to have the ability to know what makes sense and what does not. Here are five more sentences, but each one has a logic issue. Can you see what it is?
Try to work out the logic problems with the following sentences.
- When one is addicted, one tends to want drugs.
- When we look at the graph, it shows …
- From the graph, we can make a conclusion that European figures are lower.
- According to the graph, it is interesting to note that …
- It is widely accepted that life is important.
The answers will be given in the next ‘logic’ post, but here are the answer to the first 'Logic' post.
Answers to Logic (1 of 10)
- Touching a gun doesn’t cause any accidents. Maybe the word ‘playing’ would be better.
- ‘Unreasonable murder’ suggests that some murders are reasonable. But no murder is ‘reasonable’. Murder is murder, and it is a crime.
- Similarly, if anyone attacks, they are doing it intentionally. Every attack is an intentional one. It can never be ‘unintentional’.
- ‘Nowadays’ suggests it wasn’t this way in the past. But water has always been used. The sentence is logically weird, and a statement of the very obvious anyway.
- The ‘or not’ at the end of this sentence destroys the logic. We claim something definite. We have a right, or we do not have a right.