It surprises some people when I tell them that they only need to write 13 sentences for writing task 2:
- Introduction: 2 sentences
- First main body paragraph: 5 sentences
- Second main body paragraph: 5 sentences
- Conclusion: 1 sentence
If you look through my lessons here on the blog, you'll see that I usually manage to write 250 words or more in this way. I think it seems a lot less scary if you think that your task is to write just 13 sentences!
Please note: It is not a 'rule' that you must write 13 sentences. This is just my approach or method.