IELTS Writing Task 2 entails you to write an academic-style essay on usual topics. A common type of IELTS task 2 essays is the\u00a0Problem Solution,\u00a0Causes Solution\u00a0or Advantages and Disadvantages\u00a0essay.\u00a0Despite being very common, lots of students fail to do well in these questions. Many students are unable to deliver a good introduction which is where the examiner gets an impression of what to expect in the answer. Here are 5 common problems that students face while producing a good introduction in IELTS Writing Task 2: Talking casually about the topic Many students start off their essays with general information about the topic. Majority of essays open with \u2018Nowadays\u2026\u2026\u2019 or \u2018In modern life\u2026.\u2019. This in my opinion is an absolutely wrong way to frame the introduction. The question requires you to answer the question precisely and not casually. Thesis statement Thesis statement is a statement that sketches out the problems and its probable solutions. Your main body echoes this thesis statement. The central idea of your essay is included in this statement and your main body should be around it. This forms a vital part of your introduction of the writing task 2. Missing out this thesis statement can lose you marks. Thesis statement is this much important due to following reasons: \tIt describes the central idea of your essay. \tIt gives examiner an impression that you have understood the question well. \tIt makes sure that your essay will be clear and coherent. Proper outlining of the essay It is also necessary to outline your essay in your introduction. If you don\u2019t explain what you are going to illustrate, the examiner will not know what the rest of the essay will have. This will also lose you marks. Your essay will include discussion on the points that you mention in the outline statement. Trying to be entertaining IELTS exam doesn\u2019t give you marks for being appealing. Trying to write a \u201chook\u201d or including \u201cflowery\u201d language is not definitely a good approach. Probably, your essay being boring will earn you marks. You should focus on grammar, punctuations, spellings and overall structure of your essay instead of adorning it. Remember, IELTS does not judge you based on how interesting your essay is, instead it judges how accurate your application of English is. Using informal style Don\u2019t use an informal style. Remember that you are expected to write in an academic style. Usage of slangs make your writings look informal. Write in complete sentences and focus on vocabulary and sentence structure. Examiner wishes to see certain aspects which include spellings, punctuations, grammar and vocabulary. The organization of essays and interpreting the questions are important in judging the application of English. Avoiding these 5 common problems can help you write an informative introduction in IELTS Writing task 2 and give examiner an opinion that you have understood the question well and have a cohesive essay to write.