IELTS Writing Task 2 essay with model answer

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

Forests are the lungs of the Earth. Destruction of the world's forests amount to death of the world, we currently know. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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

Write at least 250 words.


Model Answer:

It is a universal fact that trees and plants are the most important things to have on earth. In the early ages, more than 50% of the earth was covered with dense forests due to which there was very little harm and destruction to the environment.

As the world is progressing the forest area is reducing. Due to the increasing population day by day, the government or the common people are cutting down the natural vegetation of the earth to build accommodations for human beings. People are also using woods from the forests for their businesses. Forests are said to be the lungs of the earth. If they are removed, then definitely there will be breathing problems & other environmental issues, which will lead to a major cause of the world's destruction going forward.



In my city, there was a natural forest area which was quite big in size but due to the rapidly increasing need of the land area for constructing houses and roadways, it was cut down. Today, instead of that dense jungle, there is only a small children's park. I myself have witnessed the destruction due to the refurbishment of the forest. Almost half a decade later, there was a major earthquake and soil erosion in that area. Due to which, thousands of people lost their lives. The tremor of the earthquake was so terrible that most of the skyscrapers built in that region had collapsed leading to a huge loss of life and money.

In conclusion, I believe that the natural vegetation of the earth should be preserved. This will help mankind and the other species living on this earth. Human beings are not the only ones who will be affected but also there are other species that are getting scarce in the world due to the cutting down of the forest areas. The forests as well as the other species living in them are very important to humankind. Thus, we should make valuable efforts to help preserve our nature.

Total Words: 300

Task Achievement: 7

Coherence & Cohesion: 7

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7

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