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Problem Questions: Structure

The structure of a Problem Question involves the following stages:

Structure of Problem Question

Introduction to Problem

Describe the context and facts you have been given.

Identify Theory

Describe the relevant theoretical models, or cases in law.

Application & Analysis

Apply the theory to the problem. Provide analysis.


Show what solutions you have come to from your analysis.

Examples of Problem Questions include:

  • business scenario
  • law problem
  • logistics simulation question

The tasks below will help you to understand more about the structure of Problem Questions.

Task 1

Look at the stages of a typical Problem Question above. Drag the stages into the correct order - put the first one at the top.


Task 2

Several kinds of Problem Question are mentioned: business scenario, law problem and logistics simulation question. Look at Example 1. What type of Problem Question is it?


Task 3

Compare the typical structure of a Problem Question described above with Example 1. There is no clear single stage that describes the theory; the theory is described in paragraphs in each section. Match the paragraphs in Example 1 with the stages identified above.




There is no 19th paragraph in this essay? Could you uppload, please, full version of text?

Hello farid007

As far as I can tell, the text is correct. The mistake is in the exercise, not the text.

I've fixed the exercise. Thanks for pointing this error out to us!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Very good exercise!

Thanks a lot. It´s very nice!

I like very much your contets. It´s helping me a lot. (I don´t know if I have written well).