IELTS Writing

IELTS writing task 2 Structure & tips

Overview of  IELTS Task 2


IELTS writing Task 2 requires the candidates to write a composition on a specific topic. These topics are usually based on social, environmental or economic issues and concerns. These are of general   nature and designed as such that the candidates need no specialized knowledge on them. The examinees are expected to produce an academic style composition, usually targeted towards educated non- specialists. In order to suit the task in the question, a certain style stared below should be followed. The question in the IELTS test will essentially follow the types below-

  • Argument
  • Cause and Effect
  • Comparison and contrast
  • Advantages Disadvantages

 In IELTS writing task 2, candidates are judged on their ability to 

  • Present solutions to a problem
  • Present and justify an opinion
  • Compare and contrast evidence , opinion and implications
  • Evaluate and challenge ideas evidence or an argument.

 In task 2 of the writing exam, candidates are judged on-



                        Criteria              How responses are assessed
Task response        The overall development of candidate s viewpoints-clear, relevant ,and appropriate ,supported by example.


Coherence and Cohesion       The overall clarity and fluency of the message

How well the candidates has organized and linked information and ideas

Logical sequencing and appropriate use of linking devices between and sentence


Lexical Resource       Range of vocabulary has used

How Accurate and appropriate the vocabulary is in relation to the specific task

Grammatical range and Accuracy       The range and use of grammar as seen in the candidates writing at the sentence level


Typically, the instruction read the following

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Present a written argument or case to an educated non-specialist audience on the following topics.


‘’ The instances of part time jobs have rapidly increased in recent time. Some say that it provides student with valuable experience while others say that it derails the students from studies’’

To what extent do you agree to this statement?

You should write at least 250 words.

You should use your own ideas, Knowledge and experience and your argument with examples and relevant evidence.



 Let us break down the components of the question stem-

  • Time constraint

Spend somewhere around 40 minutes to write the essay, break this time down even further like-


Brainstorming -10 minutes

Writing the essay-25 minutes

Revising -5 minutes


  • Target Audience

    The target audience of the intended piece is an educated, non-specialist (of the subject matter), make sure that your writing is free of technical jargons. You may be specialist, but your audience is not .make you’re writing easily comprehendible to them.


  • The topic

See above.


  • Word Limit

You have to write at least 250 words on the topic, meaning that fewer words will be penalized. There is no  maximum word limited for this task, but remember, the more you write, the more prone you are to make  mistakes. Being practical try to write approximately 280 words or thereabouts.


  • Requirements

The topic requires that your argue either in favour of or against the proposition that part time jobs are good or bad you should provide relevant, preferably your own experience as example in favour  of your chosen stance. Do not get confused with this thing .They require your own experience and you can always frame up a relevant experience as being yours.





                                       Understanding the essay and its components

Let us first take an insight into the structure of writing test 2.The suggested format of the task will include an introduction ,a body consisting of three paragraph and a conclusion we will take a look at the topic and the concept of thesis.


                                                            The topic

The compositions for writing task any other composition include a topic that contains everything required to elaborate and explain, normally   the topic is provided in the following format.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Present a written argument or case to an educated non-specialist audience on the following topic:


‘’ The instances of part time jobs have rapidly increased in recent time. Some say that it provides student with valuable experience while others say that it derails the students from studies’’


To what extent do you agree to this statement?


You should write at least 250 words.

You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support you argument with examples and relevant evidence.



If you have a close look at the topic , you would see that it contains everything that needs to be explained. It includes the suggested time limit, the target reader of the composition, the topic itself, word limit and other requirements of the task .but the most important part of it is the bold italicized part, the topic itself. Everything else is secondary, and the topic is of primary importance.


                                                                              The Thesis


Actually the reaction of the examinees to the topic is the thesis. Take the topic provided abodes as an exemplary one. The topic states that part time jobs have increased in recent time. It state that although there are good sides to part time jobs there are also its problems. The immediate following sentence asks if the examinee agrees or disagree to this proposition .When the examinee decides in favour of going either for or against the preposition, it turn into a thesis.

On the basis of this identified thesis the examinee has to design his or her composition. After the thesis is formed the student should start finding out what he or she would write to support the chosen stance. Now, let us take a look at the formal structure of the composition.



The introduction of any essay, or composition as we say is the brief overview of the topic state. It can include the definition of the subject, or what the topic actually means. Remember, the introduction is followed by mean writing. Hence, it is quite necessary to provide a clear picture of what you are going to write in the upcoming phases. A good introduction can take long way in achieving good marks in the writing task because if it is catchy, it will create a favorable first impression of from the examiners side. You can always provide relevant examples or anecdotes (a short and relevant story) .But if you are not good at providing any such thing go for what the topic defines and mention what you are going to write next. This lead us to the concept of the thesis statement


A thesis statement is probably the most important part of an introductory paragraph. As we mentioned earlier your introduction should give a clear picture   of what you are going to write next. The thesis statement incorporates all the ideas, or points that are going to form the body of your composition is one sentence. Thesis statement is a proposition of a subject to be described, scenario to be narrated and an opinion to be supported. It necessarily evolves from a point of description / argument embedded within the topic statement in the questions paper. The concept of thesis statement will be elaborated later.



Once the introduction is formed well, the rest of the writing becomes a lot easier. The part that follows the introduction is the body of the composition. The body should consist of some three paragraphs, all having separate themes. Every sentence in particular paragraphs must be directly related to its individual theme. Hence during the period of brainstorming, students should find out at three points. Basing on which the body will be formed .As we explain earlier, the thesis statement must comprise of all the points that form the body. All these things must be kept in mind while designing the body of composition. Each of the body paragraphs consists of several sentences that are arranged in a logical way to strengthen and develop a main idea. Try to develop each paragraph adequately. This may be done through the use of examples, explanations details ,logical references and making comparisons or contrast.

The body is the most important of all the parts of the essay. The actual finding and thoughts general by you are elaborated in the body of the composition. So in order to design a good body part , every single preceding process starting from brainstorming to writing the introduction and forming the thesis statement should be done with intense care and thought. Being  able to do so will certainly add much value to the quality of your composition.


  • Structuring the body

 The whole body in our opinion should consist of three four paragraphs, with all individual paragraph are separate and individual themes. Consider the example provided in the introduction. The topic was, The instances of part time jobs have rapidly increased in recent times. Some say that it provides students with valuable experience while others say that it details the students from studies. To what extent do you agree to this statement? Now let us consider an examinee who agrees to this proposition, which means that  he is in favour of part-time his order to strengthen his arguments he may think of the following three points, Part –time jobs allow the person to obtain valuable work experiences which are excellent for a resume, they may provide constructive use of free time. So this person has to prepare three separate paragraphs basing on the stated three findings. Each paragraph should elaborate one sub- topic, which would be strengthened further by relevant logics. Same would be the case for examinees writing against the proposition.

Never undermine the importance of putting examples to strengthen your logics and argument. A relevant example is a lot better in clarifying your point of view rather than several pages of theoretical explanation .Nothing else can satisfy the clarification purpose better than examples. So, whenever you write a body paragraph, try to at least one relevant example, either real life or hypothetical of a part times job that you did how it helped you in your own life.


Some may argue regarding the number of body paragraph. In many cases, students are unable to write three body paragraphs because of fewer findings and in some cases, three paragraphs are seemed less in number. Our logic for three paragraphs is in order to comply with the time constraint and limits of the composition,

Three well written body paragraphs should go a lot further than poorly written thirty. Moreover, three body paragraphs can be deemed as quite standard in terms of IELTS. Then again students very in terms of understanding and thought generation; so, do not consider the three paragraph thing as any concrete guideline, rather it is just an instruction.



After the body comes the conclusion the main purpose, which is to sum up the whole piece of writing .Make sure that you include no new points in the conclusion, because ,as we mentioned in the previous sentence, When you are writing a conclusion ,You are just summing up whatever was written earlier . Now if you think that summing up the previous points is merely copying them and posting in the conclusion, you are horribly mistaken. You would sum up the earlier writing for sure, but this has done with good care. Bo not use the exact sentence that you use before rather rephrases them in an appropriate manner so that the structure and formation of the sentence appear different.

Often we make mistake while designing the conclusion. One of those happens because of our failure to maintain close collaboration writing .This is largely due to mistakenly introducing newer points that were not explained in the earlier phases, i.e.-body of the composition. So inculcation of new points or ideas is strictly prohibited in the conclusion. Moreover always make sure to include your justified viewpoints, if there is any in the conclusion. For example if you are against part time jobs and believe they do us more harm than good   make sure to include this stance in the last paragraph .otherwise the writing will not be deemed as complete . A good conclusion serves several purposes. It indicates-

  • The end of your essay
  • Summarizes your final thoughts and assessments on the essay topic
  • Weighs up the points in the essay and strengthens the thesis statement.

The examinees first and foremost should identify of the point of argument /description /narration with respect to the nature of topic. We interchangeably refer to the point of argument/description /narration as the point. with focal point, we mean the center or main idea of the topic. Remember, the whole composition has to be driven along the focal point, and if you fail to isolate or identify the focal point, the whole writing would possibly go off –track. Often the examinees fail to identify and focus on this thing and consequently, Write a piece that revolves nowhere near around the required point. Take a look the following examples

Recent IELTS writing topics | IELTS essay topics

Recent IELTS writing topics

 IELTS essay topic

Hello everyone, some recent IELTS writing topics are given bellow. These are the writing task 2 topics have been taken from  recent IELTS  Academic & General Training’s exams. Hopefully these will helpful for your preparation. Good luck 🙂 

recent IELTS writing topics

Writing task 2 questions

  1. Cricket has become more popular than the national sports in the sub-continental countries. What do you think are the reasons behind this?
  2. World history suggests that violence and conflict were more evident under male leadership that under female leadership. So, for peace to prevail, female leadership can be considered as a better option that male leadership. What are your opinions on the above topic?
  3. Changing jobs and residences frequently is a very common scenario nowadays. Do you believe that this is good for one’s future?
  4. Nowadays it is noticed that culture mixing is reflected within local culture practices. Do you think it is good for your society?
  5. Some people prefer to go to health clubs and gyms for health care, but some say that walking and climbing stairs are more effective. Discuss both and give your opinion?
  6. City planner’s new design includes setting up school, market and commercial places in different areas of the city. Do you think it will help the city dwellers?
  7. Some people prefer to help by making donations to local charities while some prefer to donate to national and international organizations. Discuss both measures and give your opinion.
  8. People attend both work and personal calls through mobile phone anytime of the day. What are the positive and negative effects on social and individual life?
  9. When there is a rise in the standard of living, people in the cities are more benefited than those in the rural areas. Please give your opinion on the problems arising from this discrimination.
  10. It is noticeable that fast food consumption has increased substantially during the last 10 years. Discuss its impact on environment and health.
  11. Counties become more development due to mix of different people and their culture. Do you agree or disagree?
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  13. Some people think that hard work and determination are the keys to success in life. Some, on the other hand, think that there are other factors behind a successful life. Give your opinion.
  14. Should government be responsible for providing pure drinking water to all or should the people obtain their own water?
  15. Due to so many people dropping out from school, rate of unemployment is going up and it affects our society in different ways. In your opinion, how can this situation be improved?
  16. Adult youths are often called up for working for the development of communities. Do you think they should work voluntarily or should they get paid? Give your opinion in no less than 250 words.
  17. Advertisement of toys and fast foods and obstacles to children’s physically and mental development and at the same time, cause loss of time and money of parents. Give your opinion.
  18. In light of the current social-economic solution of the world, do you think this the right time for wild life preservation? If yes, what are the ways and means you suggest for this? Give your opinion in no less than 250 words.
  19. By investing in tourism we can earn a lot of revenue and growth in national economy. At the same time it destroys the local culture. What is your opinion?
  20. Mothers play key roles in the upbringing of children. But in the recent times both parents are getting busy with professional life. Who in your opinion should take the responsibility of child care now?
  21. Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives.

What are the causes of these pressures and what measures taken to reduce these pressures?

  1. Many people think secondary level students should study international news as a subject. A few believe that it is a waste of time. Give your opinion and both views and suggest your preference.
  2. A lot of people think that personal happiness is mostly related to economic success. Others believe that there are some other factors behind personal happiness. Discuss both the views and give your opinion.
  3. In modern times it is not necessary to use animals as foods or in any other products like clothes, medicine etc. Do you agree or disagree?
  4. A new language should be introduced for all countries for international communication. Do you think the benefits will outweigh the problems?
  5. Some people think that strict punishment for driver’s offenses could reduce traffic accident. Others, however, believes that some other measures should be taken to reduce traffic accident. Discuss both views and give your you think the benefits will outweigh the problems?
  6. Some people think that the amount of money spent on libraries is a waste as new technologies are developing and replacing library functions. Do you agree or disagree?
  7. Government should take responsibilities to ensure free education up to higher secondary level. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
  8. Nowadays there are instances of involving crazy football fans all over the world. What are the main reasons behind this violence and what measures can be taken to reduce this problem?
  9. Number of aged people is increasing in some societies. What will be the positive and negative impacts of such scenario on our society?
  10. Nowadays young people do not generally show proper respect to elderly people. Please discuss the possible impacts of the above phenomena on our social values and the structure of the society.
  11. Some people believe that playing computer games has many negative effects on children. However, others say that children who play such games are benefited in more ways than one. Discuss both sides while stating your opinion.
  12. According to some people, museums should be entertaining and enjoyable to attract young people. However, others believe that this is not necessary since young people go to museums to be educated and not to have fun. Discuss both points while giving your opinion.
  13. The young generation in becoming increasingly involved in crime these days. What can be causes for this happening? What are the measures needed to some people solve this problem?
  14. In the present world, people of different countries are eating a variety of food not grown in their own regions. For this reason, a lot of food has to be transported from other region. In your opinion, do the problems outweigh the benefits of this happening? Describe to what extent you agree or disagree with this opinion.
  15. Nowadays children are undisciplined because their parents are busy with social works. Do you agree or not?
  16. Nowadays more people get married to someone of a different culture. Discuss both view and give your opinion.
  17. Some people are of the opinion that prison is basically universities of crime, fostering the kind of behavior they aim to eradicate and are therefore nor effective. Others feel that prisons are not hard enough. Discuss both arguments of the sides. What is your opinion on this matter?
  18. Some people are of the opinion that face to face communication is no longer the acceptable and easy way to communicate and that we should for other ways to express ourselves. How far do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  19. Families who send their children to private schools should be required to pay taxes that support the state education system. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  20. Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than for their achievements and this sets a bad example to young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  21. When choosing a job, the salary is the most important consideration. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  22. Nowadays animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Some people argue that these experiments should be banned because it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer, while others are in favor of them because of their benefits to humanity. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  23. Some people think that in the modern world we are more dependent on each other .While others think that people have become more independent. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  24. Foreign visitors should pay more than local visitors for cultural and historical attraction. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  25. Some people think that governments should give financial support to creative artist such as painters and musicians. Others believe that creative artists should be funded by alternative sources. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  26. Some people are of the opinion that businesses nowadays can do anything to make a handsome profit. How far do you agree/disagree with this statement?
  27. People say that difficult experiences are cornerstones to future success and that we should learn from these experiences in order to move forward. How far do you agree/disagree with this statement?
  28. Some people say that children should start learning a foreign language early in their lives. How far do you agree/disagree with this statement?
  29. Some people say that classmates of school children have an important role to play in shaping up their future success and future lives. They say that friendly and helpful classmates determine a child’s success. How far do you agree/disagree with this statement?
  30. Some people believe that the government should ban dangerous sporting activities while others think that people have the freedom to play whatever sports they choose. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  31. In many counties there has been an increase in social problems involving teenagers in recent years. Many people believe that this is due to modern lifestyles because parents spend more and more time at work and have less time to supervise their what extent do you believe this is true.
  32. Some people prefer to live in a house, while others think that there are more advantages living in an apartment. Are there more advantages than disadvantages to living in a house rather than in an apartment?
  33. In many countries people working in sports and entertainment earn much more money than professionals like doctors, nurses and teachers. Why do you think this happens in some social and do you consider it is god or bad?
  34. In recent years, farming practice has changed to include methods such as factory farming and the use of technology to improve crops. Some people believe these developments are necessary while others regard them as dangerous and advocate a return to more traditional farming methods. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  35. Should museums and art galleries be free of charge for the general public or should a charge even a voluntary charge, be levied for admittance? Discuss this view and give your own opinion.
  36. Advances in science and technology have made great changes to lives of ordinary people but artists such as musicians, painters and writers are still highly valued. What can the arts tell us about life that science and technology cannot?
  37. Nowadays many jobs are more stressful and the working day is longer. What are the reasons for this? What can employers do to help employees?
  38. Some people think that only staff who worked in a company for a long time should be promoted to higher position. What’s your opinion?
  39. Some people think that teenagers should do unpaid work to help society because this will help them to be better individuals and also improve the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  40. Some people think that teenagers should do unpaid work to help society because this will help them to be better individuals and also improve the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  41. Today’s food travels thousands of miles before it reaches customers. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative trend?
  42. One of the major problems facing the world today is the growing number of refuges. The developed nations in the world should tackle this problem by taking in more refugees. To what extent do you agree with this opinion?
  43. Around the world, children learn English as a second language at school. However, in some places, they also learn at kindergarten (pre-school care, when children are aged two to five). Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of learning English at kindergarten.
  44. Modern appliances in the home have become more common, leaving no doubt that advances in technology have improved our lifestyle. Do you agree or disagree?
  45. Women and man commonly seen as having different strength and weakness. Is it right to exclude males or females from certain professionals because of their gender?
  46. Since the 18th century technological advances have replaced people in the workplace. With today’s technology this process is happening at a greater rate. Technology is increasingly responsible for unemployment. To what extent do you agree with this opinion?
  47. In many cities around the world, people face the problem of series air pollution. This can have a negative effect on their health and quality of life. What do you think are the causes of this problem and how should it be solved?           Recent IELTS writing topics
  48. In the past school children usually learnt by listening to their teacher and by studying their books. Nowadays, many school children learn by using technology in the classroom instead. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?
  49. Some people believe that old buildings should be replaced with more modern ones. Other people argue that we should protect old buildings because they have a special value. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
  50. People with ten or more years’ experience at work are far more knowledgeable than people still in their twenties. It is therefore logical that employers should always choose older people over young people for work. What are your opinions on this?
  51. In the last few decades, an increasing number of animal species have become endangered or have died out completely. It appears likely that this situation will continue. What do you think are the causes of this problem and what measures could be taken to prevent it?
  52. Children all over the world should learn to spealc a single, universal language fluently in addition to their native language. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  53. Language teachers should concentrate on giving positive feedback to students when they do good work, rather than on criticizing bad work. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  54. Success in life is more a matter of luck than a ability. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  55. On balance, advertising is more harmful than beneficial. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  56. In some countries, the number of plants and animals species is declining. What are the causes of this and how can this be solved?
  57. More and more people are exploring their family history. What are the reasons for this? Do you take it as a positive or negative development?
  58. Some people think that giving expensive presents to children is a bad idea. What are you opinions on this?
  59. Some people claim that school should educate children about the effects of junk food on their health while others claim that education about this starts at home. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.
  60. Some scientists think that there are intelligent life forms in other planet and massages should be sent to contact them. Other scientists think it is a bad idea and would be dangerous. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  61. Dropping rubbish and littering in cities and villages have become a common problem nowadays. How is this a problem? How do you think this can be solved?

Hopefully these recent IELTS wring topics will be helpful for you.

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IELTS writing task 2 sample answer

IELTS writing task 2 sample answer

Some IELTS writing task 2 sample answers are given bellow. These sample answers will give you a clear idea about the writing task 2 structure and you will also learn how to construct top graded sentences for IELTS writing. Thank you very much for taking time to read these. Good luck with your IELTS preparation. 

ielts writing task 2 sample answer

IELTS Writing task sample answers 

Some people are of the opinion that modern technology is on its way to create a single world culture. Do you support this idea?

Technology has come up a long way and a mere glance at all the technological advancements that are taking place every day does pay appropriate homage to that notion. It is affecting our lives in ways previously unmatched and unimaginable and I strongly agree with the statement that modern technology is creating a single world culture. Modern technology like computers and the internet is bringing people together and making the world smaller.

First of all with the development of modern technology such as computers, English is becoming the most important language in the world and the important language in the world and the importance of other languages is getting weaker and weaker. Admit it or not, the most common language in the internet today is English and this may lead to making English the one and only important language of the world. On the other hand, computer can cross the barriers of human language. No matter where people are and no matter which language people speak, they always use computers the same way-basically they are using the same kind of software packages, like windows operating system and word processing software packages. The computer language is also a universal language. Programmers from different part of the world rely on that one particular language. Programmers from different part of the world can work in the Silicon Valley together. Although they might have difficulties communicating in English, they have no problem at all writing programs with Java or C++.

Besides, the development of the internet is unifying people’s life style. Interest is being used in every corner of the world. People are doing almost everything with the internet, like getting all sorts of information, shopping online, paying for the bills and checking their balance in online banks. Over 90 percent of people in the world use same kind of internet browser, like the internet Explorer and they differ in language and design. People from all over the world are doing the same thing each day on the internet and their living habit is becoming closer with each passing day.

In addition, Modern technology has facilitated the communication from people all over the world and therefore has resulted a single world culture. For instance, people can chat with stranger and friends living in abroad over the phone, or the internet and they can also see and listen to him/her through a camera and a microphone attached to the computer the ease of communication helps one culture bring the world together. Before people can see each other through television, they used to wear local costume: now-a-days t-shirt and blue jeans have become universal custom for people. This is a concrete example that modern development is creating a single world culture.

Based on the points discussed above, we can see why I agree with that modern technology is creating a single world culture. It is something that defines our lifestyle and living standards in the modern world and as we can see, its grasp over human life is always likely to improve.                                                       

Many people want their country to host an international sporting event. Others believe that international sporting events bring more problems than benefits.

Discuss both views and state your opinion.

There is frequently great competition to host international sporting events. Not everyone, however, believes that the price involved in hosting such events is worthwhile. For me, this is an understandable point of view and perhaps not every country should try and stage international sporting events.

The major argument against hosting international sporting events is financial. Typically, it can cost several million pounds to build the arenas and modernize the infrastructure so that it can cater for the athletes and spectators. This money, it is argued, would be better spent on welfare and education programmers that provide direct support for the population. Indeed, some governments have incurred so much debt through hosting the Olympic Games that they have had to reduce spending on other social programmers.

While there is some merit in that argument, hosting sporting events does also bring significant benefits. First among these is the honour and prestige it brings to the host country because that country will be the center of the sporting world for the duration of the event. For many people this is beyond any price. More than that, if the authorities plan carefully, they can use the occasion of the sporting event to help finance public works that benefit the whole population in the long term. For example, the village for the athletes can be transformed into public housing and the various stadia can be used to build a sporting legacy for future generations.

My own view is that it is an honour for a country to host a major sporting event. However, if a government wishes to bid for an international event to be staged in its country, it should ensure it has sufficient funds to maintain spending on other projects.


The best way to solve the world’s environmental problems is to increase the cost of fuel.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Most people world accept than one of the highest priorities today is to find a solution to the various environment problem facing mankind .The strains and pressures that human activities (in large part) have created on environment has taken a toll and it is of importance that we find a solution to this .It has been suggested that best way to achieve this is for governments to raise the price of fuel. I am, however, not sure that this is necessarily the case.

One reason why this approach may not work is that there is not just one environment problem the world faces today. If government s did make fuel more expensive, it might well help reduce amount of carbon dioxide we produce and so slow down the rate of global warming and air pollution. However, it would not help other major problems such as intensive farming, overpopulation, the hole in the ozone layer or water pollution .For this problems we need to find other solutions.

 A second reason why this policy may not be the most appropriate is that it places the emphasis on governmental policy and not individuals live our lives .If we wish to find a long time and lasting solution to them, we need to learn to do make this happen is to ensure there is a global programme to educate people of all ages about of all ages about the environmental consequences to their actions.

In summer, I believe that increasing the level of taxation on fuel is at best a sort-team solution to only one environmental problem and not all. If we wish to provide a home for our children’s children, education and awareness in general, are likely to be the keys to making this happen.


We are becoming increasingly dependent on computer technology. It is used in business, crime detection and even to fly planes. What will it be used for in future? Is this dependence on technology a good thing or should we be suspicious of its benefits?

As we move into faster times, it is clear to see that we have become more and more dependent on computers and information technology. This technology now reaches into almost every area of our lives and it is easy to predict that this phenomenon is only going to grow. My personal belief is that this presents a variety of dangers.

It is highly likely that in the future there will be comparatively few aspects of our lives that will not be influenced by computer technology. Technology covers a wide spectrum of subjects and parts of our lives already and in respect to that, the future implications just look to be ever more widespread. The probability is that it will control more and more forms of communication, transforming fields such as education and business when video-conferencing platforms become more might even affect romance with more people forming relationships online.

While there may be benefits to this technological revolution, there are also a number of potential dangers. Perhaps, the most serious of these would be that if people rely on computers too much for communication, they could in fact begin to communicate less well.

For example, if every member of a family had their own computer screen and smart phone, they might speak less and less often to one another and simply look at a screen.  This would be serious because our ability to communicate in an essential part of our humanity. We might just end up living and growing up in society where people are more inclined to favor technology-based communication rather than having face to face interactions.

My conclusion is that the growth of computer technology in inevitable but that this may not be entirely positive. Just one area in which it is possible to foresee dangers is communication and if we are going to ensure that computers do not become a negative influence, we need to think carefully how we use them.               

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Some people prefer to live in a house while others think that there are more advantages living in an apartment. Are there any more advantages than disadvantages to living in a house rather than in an apartment?

Many people nowadays face a difficult decision when the buy their own home. The question is whether they should buy a house or an apartment. There would seem to be clear benefits and drawbacks to both options.

Perhaps the major advantage of living in a house is the issue of privacy. Typically, there is more opportunity for peace and quiet, if you live in a house. This is particularly the case if it is a detached house. Other significant advantages are that the houses are generally more spacious and on the whole, have gardens or more generally, space for other things. This is especially important if there is a family so that the children can have a safe environment to play in. if, however, you live in a tower block, then the children may have to play outside on the pavement.

There are, of course, negative aspects to living in houses. The greatest of these is that they tend to be more expensive to purchase and to maintain. Indeed, a large majority of people choose to live in apartments because they could not afford the mortgage to buy a house. Another possible problem is that there are fewer houses in cities than the countryside. So, if you like urban life, it may be preferable to live in an apartment. A second reason to avoid living in a house is that there is a greater sense of community to life in an apartment.

My conclusion would be that this is a well-balanced issue. There are probably an equal number of pros and cons to making either choice. Unlimitedly, whether you decide to live in a cottage in the countryside or a duplex in the city depends on your own personality, family and financial circumstances.

Subject such as Art, Sport and music are being dropped from the school curriculum for subjects such as Information Technology. Many people children suffer as a result of these changes.

To what extent would you support or reject the idea of moving these subjects from school curriculum?                                           

In recent times there has been much debate about which subjects should be included on the school curriculum. One particular issue is whether the introduction of more modern subjects such as IT for more traditional subjects such as art and music disadvantages the pupils. I believe that this is a difficult question and different solutions need to be found for primary and secondary schools.

There is one major argument in favor of replacing art, music and sport on the curriculum with subjects like IT. This is that the purpose of school is to prepare children for their working life after school like IT. This is that the purpose of school is to prepare children for their working life after school, so the subjects on the curriculum should be relevant to their potential careers. From this point of view, IT is much relevant to schoolchildren as they need to be computer literate if they want to survive in the workplace. For example it is easy to say that word processing and programming skills will impress employers more than the ability to run fast or draw well.

There are also, however, strong arguments for retaining the more traditional subjects as part of the curriculum. One significant counter-argument is that the purposes of education is not just to prepare children for later careers, but also to develop their “all round “culture”. It is important that children leave school with some knowledge of art, music and sports as all these are all help develop aspects of young people’s personalities.

My own personal point of view is that there is merit in both sides of the debate and that all children should study some IT, art music and sport at least at primary school. At secondary school, however, children should be offered a choice between these subjects so that they can continue to study them if they wish.

International sporting events like the Olympics and football World Cup place huge financial burdens on host nations that cannot be justified.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

There is little doubt that today’s global sports competitions like the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup are extremely popular. Countries compete hard to win hosting rights and potentially television audiences are enormous. But is money spent on hosting these events actually well spent?

One the one hand, the cost is very high. During a campaign to win hosting rights and is very expensive, even before we address allegations that the process is corrupt anyway. Building infrastructure such as stadium, pools and transport facilities costs a huge amount of money and is so difficult that it is not always possible on time, such as in Brazil in 2014.Maybe it would be better if this resource was directed towards vital services, like health and education.

On the other hand, there are many benefits. For the London Olympics, a run down and deprived part of the city was regenerated by building new facilities. What is more, a great number of jobs and employment were created, both preparing for the games and holding the event itself. Any large sporting competition brings thousands of visitors to the host country, which contributes to the economy. And afterwards, the local community can enjoy the use of truly world class sports venues.

On balance, there are obviously risks involved in hosting these events. But if it is managed well, the Olympic or World Cup can probably make a profit for the host nation. And there is also the ‘feel good’ factor, which it is impossible to put a price on.

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