Find out the topic, what key points you should focus on to answer the question and any points of view to present and discuss: Analysing these areas will help you to approach the task, structure your essay and decide on your main ideas.
The content of your answer is crucial. If you do not write about the topic in the prompt, you will receive no score points at all for this item type.
If there is a statement followed by a question, read the question very carefully and note keywords. Make sure you know what to do.