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 the Internet technology experts believe that people who are more occupied with the Internet, interact less with the other individuals only humans use the Internet so far. However, I do not advocate this idea. This essay will emphasize 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 a different cultural background to intermingle. For instance, social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and so on has made it possible for people to share every emotion with our friends at any time possible.

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

Finally, Internet has also helped people professionally. The facilities like video conference have been a revolution for the globalization of businesses. For instance, many entrepreneurs have been able to expand their business 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, 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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