IELTS Writing Task 2 essay with model answer

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

In many countries, traditional food is replaced by international fast food. This has adverse effect families, individuals and society. 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 commonly witnessed in several parts of the world that convenience food is rapidly replacing the traditional food and is having detrimental impacts on people, their families as well as the societies. I firmly support this belief and will discuss it in forthcoming paragraphs.

First and foremost, the trend of consuming finger food in excess has deleterious effects on people and their personal lives. To illustrate this, there are health hazards caused by junk foods because they are incredibly high in fat and sugar. By consuming them excessively, health issues like obesity, high levels of cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases are caused. Also, the personal relations are interrupted as in part, families used to cook and eat together, by which a quality time was spent together. But in the current scenario, it does not seem possible.

On a broader perspective, the popularity of fast food across the globe is also disturbing the societies. For example, as people are inclined towards convenience foods, the traditional foods are loosing their significance. In other words, as every region has its specific food specialty, with the introduction of international foods, they are more likely to disappear. In this way, the whole communities will face unfavorable impacts in terms of losing their traditional values.

Finally, by virtue of analytical study of the various aspects of the subject, it can  be stated that even though fast food seems convenient, it has tragic consequences for individuals and societies in the long term.


Total Words: 270

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7.5

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