IELTS Writing Task 2: introduction paraphrasing

Let’s look at how paraphrasing can be used in an introduction. My ability to paraphrase demonstrates both range and flexibility of language use.

Task / question:

Some people say that music is a good way of bringing people of different cultures and ages together. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

My introduction:

It is often said that music has the power to unite and connect people, regardless of their cultural backgrounds or ages. I completely agree with this view, and will give my reasons below.

Examples of paraphrasing:

  • some people say that = it is often said that
  • music is a good way of = music has the power to
  • bringing people together = unite and connect people
  • of different cultures = regardless of their cultural backgrounds