IELTS Writing Task 2 : Sample 15

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

write about the following topic:

Foreign tourist abroad should be charged more than local people to visit a country’s cultural and historical attractions. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Write at least 250 words

By Muhammad Ayaz Aslam (270 words)

Tourism is a growing industry around the globe, and making money from foreign visitors is considered a morally legitimate practice. I agree with the argument however, some educational historical sites must be opened at no cost for everyone, irrespective of their place of living.

By the advent of modern modes of travelling, a surprising progress in the tourism industry can be clearly seen. In the running days, countries are promoting their cultural and historical places and further magnifying their attractive features for outsiders, to make money. The approach is logical because such places are the legacy of their nations and states spend huge sums in looking after them. Yet on the same page, their own citizens reserve a right to enlighten their minds from their heritage in subsidized amount and it is also observed that authorities are not charging any amount from their nationals in many countries.

Pakistan is a third-world country, struggling hard to resolve its financial and economic constraints. Whenever a tourist pays a visit to its cultural historical sites such as zoos, museums and other monuments, the respective authorities charge almost double from the outsiders. In contrast to it, Germany and Japan are the countries which open all their cultural, historical and academic sites free- even for the foreigners. Sweden is another country which gives the opportunity to quench the thirst for knowledge seekers free of charge. This opportunity attracts people around the world.

In the end, we may assert that, though the argument is context relevant yet, there is no harm if a country charges a higher amount from outsiders for opening its sites to foreign visitors.

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