IELTS Writing Task 2 essay with model answer

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

To solve the ever-increasing environmental hazards throughout the world, the best way is to increase the price of fuel. What is your opinion on the above assumption?

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:

Of late, the increasing influx of vehicles poses a great menace to environment across the world. Many assert that hiking oil prices would probably eliminate some dangers to the eco system. Nevertheless, in my opinion, this idea is an ineffective one which would rather adversely affect the common people.

On the one hand, it is true that the fuel price increment might reduce the usage of vehicles to some extent. This is because  middle class people will approach public transports and other alternatives at lower costs. It may result in the control of emission of smoke and gases that hugely damages the living world. Thus, it might prevent further environmental degradation.

On the other hand, it is undeniable that this tendency may make a trivial impact as most of the cars and vehicles are owned by the rich. For instance, New Delhi, the capital of India, where the government has recently amended this act, still stands taller in the list of highly polluted cities. In addition, even if the rates of oils are skyrocketing, the wealthy car owners can still afford it. Hence, I would say that it will hardly yield a desired outcome.

I also believe that this trend would contrarily exert influence on commoners' life. Owing to a hefty fuel toll, the diverse range of trades will surely be affected which would eventually rise the fare of basic necessities. Moreover, the factors such as deforestation, industrial emissions and so on primarily cause a great havoc on the natural world. For example, the more people vandalise the forests, the worse the effects will be. So, it is baseless to implement this act into society. 

To conclude, as this is incoherent due to its negligible positive result, the governments should come up forward with constructive measures in order to prevent detrimental effects on the eco system.



Total Words: 320

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 7

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7

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