IELTS Writing Task 2 : Sample 41

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Governments should make more effort to promote alternative sources of energy.

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

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

Write at least 250 words

Response 1

I fully agree with the aforementioned sentiment that governments should, indeed, make an effort to promote alternative sources of energy. The human race is truly sucking the Earth dry, like leaving all faucets open and expecting them to be endlessly flowing.

When faced with concerning topics such as these, I often think of the saying that is something along the lines of, "When the last tree is cut down, the last fish is eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will then realize that you cannot eat money". This, I believe, is rather aptly put when considering the matter at hand: the government seems to spend more money on exploiting natural resources and fossil fuels, and even going so far as to invest in further techniques of exploitation of said material, instead of thinking and acting on ways to decrease the usage or come up with a safer, more sparing resource for the perceived progression of our world.

Making more cars, thinking of newer models, instead of thinking of the impact said cars are having on the environment is wrong. Admittedly, cars are an incredible invention and a wonderfully convenient mode of transportation, but, surely, adults must be able to weigh costs and benefits logically and, thereafter, act to remedy the lacking amount of benefits in the equation. If so much innovative ideas and wealth are spent on the creation of new technology, then why not use such plentiful resources to come up with better alternatives, such as renewable energy, as opposed to expending what earthly treasures remains.

In conclusion, it is safe to say that I strongly agree with the notion that governments should put in more of an effort with regard to promoting alternative energy sources.

Written by Wardah Razzaq.