IELTS Writing Samples of Band 8.5

More and more people are opting for ready-made food instead of freshly cooked food. Do this development has more advantages over disadvantages.

As life gets quicker and busier, pre-made food is becoming more popular. In this essay, the merits and demerits of this trend will be discussed....

Genetic engineering is a dangerous trend. It should be limited. To what extent do you agree?

Nowadays, DNA technologies are getting a new panacea for any issue in the world – scientists trying to fight against a lot of diseases, they are developing and growing new fruit and vegetable variety as well as new breeds of animals. Personally, from my point of view, I agree that it is a very serious and unsafe realm because we have integrated something extraneous into a living organism and nobody knows about the future of him. Whereas, we have got many positive features due to results of improvements in genetic science – possibilities to treat serious illness, producing new goods and much more diverse flora and fauna....

Genetic engineering is a dangerous trend. It should be limited. To what extent do you agree?

Nowadays, DNA technologies are getting a new panacea for any issue in the world – scientists trying to fight against a lot of diseases, they are developing and growing new fruit and vegetable variety as well as new breeds of animals. Personally, from my point of view, I agree that it is a very serious and unsafe realm because we have integrated something extraneous into a living organism and nobody knows about the future of him. Whereas, we have got many positive features due to results of improvements in genetic science – possibilities to treat serious illness, producing new goods and much more diverse fauna and fauna....

some people believe that nowadays we have too many choices. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement.

Today few people believe that we have excessive choices. In my opinion, I agree with the given statement because of the growing technology and the lifestyle we live in, we have got many options to choose from....

Technological developments leads to lots of environmental issues. Some people think a simple life style can preserve the environment. While others argue technology itself can solve it. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Advancements in automation create plenty of climate problems. Due to this reason, many opine that simple policy of living deter this issue, while others contend that by using technology in a positive approach solve this problem. I will like to articulate my view in further paragraphs along with a rational conclusion....

Some believe that the best way to stay fit is to join a gym or health club while other think doing everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs is enough. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Arguments about how people stay in shape escalated with the desire of being fit. Is it necessary to participate in a fitness club to be healthy or just walking and climbing stairs now and then is enough? In my opinion, a healthy person will need a little bit of both....

Nowadays technology is increasingly being used to monitor what people are saying and doing (for example, through cellphone tracking and security cameras). In many cases, the people being monitored are unaware that this is happening. Do you think advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

The exponential growth of the technology in recent times has allowed its wide and varied applications in all areas of life, and one among them is monitoring people without their knowledge. This application can be advantageous or disadvantageous, but in my opinion, useful outcomes outweigh the harmful effects....

Nowadays many countries have very cosmopolitan cities with newcomers from all over the world. How can the government ensure that locals and newcomers live together harmoniously?

In the modern era of transparent boundaries between countries a new phenomenon has emerged: multicultural megalopolices hosting people from all over the world. This is apparent that migrants often face certain problems once they have arrived at the new country, and it is the responsibility of the government to prevent any trouble that might affect both locals and newcomers. This essay will analyse two possible solutions: provision of basic information and support from local communities....

For a long time art has been considered an essential part of all cultures in the world. However, nowadays people’s values have changed, and we tend to consider science, technology and business more important than arts. What do you think are the causes of this? What can be done to draw people’s attention to art?

For ages, art has always played an integral role in forming and nurturing cultures around the world. However, in the modern world, it no longer has the popularity of its former self as people are paying more attention to remunerative sectors than to arts. In my perspective, this problem happens due to certain reasons and the solutions will be discussed in this essay....

Computers are becoming an essential part of school lessons. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages and give your own opinion.

The computer is a superior advent of sophisticated modern technology and has it's own place and importance in everywhere as educational institutions, employment forms. Computers have a plethora of merits and demerits. In my opinion, I personally believe that the advantages of computer overweight disadvantages. This essay will further discuss both facets with appropriate examples reaches a logical conclusion....

Some people believe that studying abroad is important because it expands a person's knowledge and understanding of the world. Others feel that it is better to study at home because that is the best way to prepare for a career in the student's own country. Discuss both these views, and give your opinion.

Overseas education has become widely renowned in today's globalized world. There are numerous reasons which motivate students to pursue their studies abroad. Although some argue that studying in a homeland can be more beneficial, I strongly believe in attaining a foreign degree will be more advantageous. This essay examines both the perspectives and concluded with my opinion....

Families who send their children to private schools should not be required to pay taxes that support the state education system. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Some people believe that parents of children who attend private schools should not need to contribute to state schools through taxes. Personally, I completely disagree with this view....

Some people think spoken communication is more powerful than written communication. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

When it comes to imparting and exchanging information, some people believe that speaking is more powerful than writing. Personally, I think that both methods can be effective forms of communication, but it depends on the specific circumstance as to which is the most appropriate at the time....

Scientific research should be funded by governments rather than commercial organisations. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In recent years, the growth in science and technology demands meticulous research and innovative ideas for further development. For this reason, the private and the public sectors are investing in the various technical projects carried out in their country. In my opinion, the ruling party should invest the money in other expansions. However, a contribution from the private companies should also be included for the better fulfilment of requirements....

In some countries owing a home rather than renting one is very important for people. Why might this be the case? Do you think this a positive or negative situation?

In today’s modern life, citizens are insisting on having their own home in lieu of renting one. The reasons for such acquisitive preference is explained below. From my point of view, I believe this is a positive trend due to the benefits it has on human life....

Some people think that a person can never understand a culture of the country unless they speak the language. Do you agree with this opinion?

A section of the society believes that to understand a nation's culture, one should learn the native language. However, I disagree with this view and would argue that knowing the traditions and cultural values of any land do not depend upon learning any language....

The air we breathe has a major impact on our health and the environment. However, the air pollution is constantly growing and at current levels it can be fought only globally. That is to say, individual efforts to improve air quality will not give any results, and it's solely responsibility of our governments to reduce air pollution. Do you agree or disagree?

Over the past decade, air pollution has increased rapidly and become a threat to human health and the environment. It is often argued that individual efforts would not help to ameliorate this deterioration as it has already reached a hazardous level, thus it is only governments' responsibility to tackle the problem. Although I agree that mainly governments should impose tighter controls in order to save the environment, I think every individual must cooperate....

Both government and individuals are spending a large amount of money for protecting animals and their habitat. This money should be better spent dealing with fundamental issues in society such as poverty and health care. To what extent do you agree?

Because of the annihilation of animals and biodiversity, official bodies and people strive to prevent the ecosystem by allocating huge funds. It has been said by many that this distribution should be spent on to tackle the important issues in the region such as eliminating poverty and provide better well-being benefits. I, however, somehow agreed to this approach and like to give my explanation in further paragraphs....

Governments should not have to provide care or financial support for elderly people because it is the responsibility of each person to prepare for retirement and support him or herself. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

People have contrasting views, whether the seniors should get financial support from the state or not. Although it is an individual duty to make savings to ensure future safety, I believe, they should be funded for some concerns....

The consumption of the world’s resources (oil, and water, etc.) is increasing at a dangerous rate. What are the causes and solutions?

It is true that natural resources depletion is severely detrimental to the socio-economic development of a nation due to uncontrolled overconsumption proportion of non-renewable sources of energy. There are a number of justifications behind this point of view and several solutions should be proposed accordingly to alleviate the harmful effects of this phenomenon....