IELTS Writing Task 2 essay with model answer

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

Examine the arguments in favour of and against animal experiments, and come to a conclusion on this issue.

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:

According to a section of the society, the use of animals in experiments is justified if it facilitates humans in finding cures for diseases. However, there are others who are strongly against animal experiments. While, as for me, I tend towards the experiment that animal testing is wrong morally; still, I tend to support a limited amount of animal experimentation for the development of medicines.

There are specific reasons why people are against animal testing. Firstly, they consider is as morally wrong to harm animals and make them suffer during drug testing. Moreover, they also feel that animals have the right to live freely without being suffered to human torture. For example, rats in labs are injected with medicine to observe the effects of the medicine before it is declared safe for human consumption. Therefore, supporter of animal rights consider it as a criminal act. However, I am certain that if any of their close family members were suffering and needed a tested drug, they would feel differently about the issue.

On the other hand, advocates of animal experiments strongly feel that the benefits of testing medicines on animal far outweigh the moral obligations. The population of rodents which are the main animals used in lab tests, multiplies very quickly, so the chance of these species becoming extinct due to overuse in experiments is very low. Moreover, some very effective cures have been discovered as a result of testing on animals, due to which the suffering of many patients was ended. However, I agree with the banning of animal testing for non-medical purposes but I feel that it may be a necessary end when medicines and medical procedures are concerned.

After having discussed the most pertinent points of the issue, it seems that it would be wrong to completely ban animal testing since it provides good results for the benefit of human kind.


Total Words: 290

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7.5

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