IELTS Writing Task 2 : Sample 34

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Some people think that there are things individuals can do to help prevent global climate change. Others believe that action by individuals is useless and irrelevant and that it is only governments and large businesses which can make a difference.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Write at least 250 words

Response 1

A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Small counterparts of society, as opposed to larger ones, are undermined in terms of their impact in the world. Let us discuss its every aspect before reaching a conclusion on whether or not that is a justifiable or misled claim.

Admittedly, huge corporations do have a much more vast array of resources in order to achieve a larger scale of work or change. The funds for machinery and hiring more people to help with whatever cause they propose is a luxury regular citizens cannot afford. Companies also have the advantage of advertising their work on various platforms of the media.

Every great machine is made of smaller parts working in tandem in order for the said machine to operate; therefore, it is a reasonable understanding that the efforts of an individual are very far from irrelevant when compared to those of large corporations. Pollution is not only caused by the fumes of considerably large change in society but is grown with every single careless hand that contributes to the mess that the world is today. If so, it should be a reasonable argument that those very hands- not only machines- could help the world grow for the better. A single seed that grows into an incredible tree does not need a million hands to plant it; it just needs one. Change can be brought on in torrents that begin with the smallest of efforts to keep the world clean and to help it mend.

In conclusion, I believe it is sensible to deduce that every little bit of effort counts in the long run. The efforts of individuals who work to make the world a better place are- and always will be- far from irrelevant.

Written by Wardah Razzaq.