IELTS Writing Task 2 essay with model answer

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

International tourism has brought enormous benefit to many places. At the same time, there is concern about its impact on local inhabitants and the environment.

Do the disadvantages of international tourism outweigh the advantages?

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:

International tourism has become a booming industry in the last few years. Some open minded people feel that International tourism has benefited many places while some narrow minded people argue that it has negative impact on the local residents and the environment. The advantages and disadvantages of International tourism are outlined below, and in this essay I will indicate the correctness of the views of open minded people.

To begin with, there are various advantages of International tourism. Firstly, people around the globe learn the culture of the host country. By this, the host country is internationally recognized. Secondly, International tourism adds on to the revenue of the host country. Government could utilize these funds for developing the country or from the welfare of their people. Finally, International tourism allows developed countries to invest on business in developing countries. This would broaden the business prospects in the host country.

On the other hand, there are certain disadvantages of International tourism. Certain tourists contaminate to the environment in host country by littering and causing pollution. Tourists behave in such manner with an intention that the host country is not their country of residence. Moreover, some tourists do not want to mingle with people in the country and also misbehave with them.

However, the disadvantages could be minimized by implementing certain rules. Government could lay down strict rules on the tourists by imposing fines or penalties on those who misbehave or try to spoil the environment in host country. Moreover, tourists should be trained to  be friendly with the residents.

In conclusion, though there are few disadvantages of International tourism, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Moreover, government and tourists play a key role in minimizing the disadvantages. Every country has the right to get itself globally exposed by means of tourism.

Total Words: 280

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8


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