IELTS Writing Task 2 essay with model answer

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

According to a recent study, the more time people use the Internet, the less time they spend with real human beings. Some people say that instead of seeing the Internet as a way of opening up new communication possibilities worldwide, we should be concerned about the effect this is having on social interaction. How far do you agree with the opinion?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:

Over the last decade, people have deeply involved themselves with Internet technology. Experts believe that people who are preoccupied with the Internet, interact less with other individuals. However, I do not support this idea. This essay will emphasise on the three main reasons for my disagreement with this opinion.

To begin with, in my personal opinion, Internet has provided us the opportunity to interact with each other at a very broad level. People in one country can communicate with residents of another nation. It promotes people with different cultural backgrounds to intermingle. For instance, social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and so on have made it possible for people to share every emotion with our friends at any time possible.

Secondly, using the Internet, distant families and relatives can reunite. The information about the well-being of family members is just a few clicks away. For example, I used to video chat with my parents all the time via Skype, even when we were thousands of miles apart from each other.

Finally, Internet has also helped people professionally. The facilities like video conferencing have been a revolution for the globalisation of businesses. For instance, many entrepreneurs have been able to expand their businesses by promoting it on Internet websites like YouTube.

In conclusion, I believe that Internet has been more of a blessing than a curse. With adoption of proper measures by people at a personal level, the adverse effects of the Internet can be mitigated.

Total Words: 255

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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  1. me nona 4 years ago

    There are way too many mistakes in this model answer to get a score 8……

  2. IELTS Online Practice 4 years ago

    Thanks for pointing out the mistakes.

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