IELTS Writing Task 2 #14

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Problems with environmental pollution have become so serious that many countries are trying to solve these problems.

Suggest possible solutions and give your own opinion.

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

Write at least 250 words.

model answer:

Environmental pollution has become a serious problem all over the world. However, we do not usually try to improve our environment. We always use chemical detergents and fertilizer. Also forests have been fatally damaged by deforestation. Some researchers say that if we do not stop devastating the environment, the Earth will be catastrophic 100 years later. To prevent this drastic situation, this essay will suggest what we should do and how the government should solve the problems.

We should use eco-friendly products such as natural detergents or manure rather than using chemical products. Using chemical products has caused fatal water pollution. Water is essential for our everyday life. Therefore, people in the world should have the responsibility to maintain clean water. We should use environmentally friendly products rather than chemical ones. It will help improve our environment.

To reduce air pollution we should use public transportation rather than using our own vehicle. For instance, public transportation can save our money and energy. Moreover, it helps reduce the amount of exhaust fumes in the air. In addition to that, it may be able to relieve traffic jams. If more people use public transportation, it means diminishing the number of cars on the road. Thus, it will reduce the risk of car accidents as well. Then, finally, we should plant many trees. Trees absorb carbon dioxide produced by human activities and make fresh air.

The government must make more investments to improve our environment such as building more purifier factories and developing alternative energy resources. Fossil fuels lead to air pollution. Thus, the government should develop more sustainable energy resources and lower the rate of public transportation charges so that more people can use buses and trains.

In conclusion, improving the environment requires a great deal of efforts. We need to concern about these environmental problems and make considerable efforts to prevent any pollution on the planet. The government should develop alternative energy or new sustainable energy and encourage people to use public transportation more often. The harder we try, the healthier our planet will be.

(344 words)

Common Error! Somemany, most and all should generally be used without the word of;

Some energy supplied by wind generators.
Most waste comes from industry.
Many countries are trying to solve these problems.
All countries have increased their use of fossil fuels.

To use these words with of it is necessary to write of the because the meaning is that all, many or most of a particular and known amount is / are being described, and so the definite article is necessary. For example;

If we refer to most of the students then it must be clear that a specific group of students is meant.