If you can't think of any good ideas for an essay, try thinking about some examples first. Plan your essay around the examples. Take this question:
Some people believe that hobbies need to be difficult to be enjoyable.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Use examples to give you ideas:
- Make a list of some hobbies: either your own hobbies, or some typical hobbies that you can easily write about. Label each hobby 'easy' or 'difficult'.
- Look at your list. Is there a balance between easy and difficult hobbies, or is your list one-sided? The answer to this question will give you your overall opinion.
- Finally, write down a few reasons why each hobby is easy or difficult. Is there a connection between the difficulty of the hobby and the enjoyment you get from it?