Transport – IELTS Writing Exercise

 

Hi everyone.

This week’s writing exercise is an IELTS Task 2 question that appeared in 2016.

Some people believe government should spend money on building train and subway lines to reduce traffic congestion. Others think that building more and wider roads is the better way to reduce traffic congestion. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

As a starting point, remember that for this type of question there is no need to give your opinion in the introduction (otherwise you end up repeating yourself).  In addition, once you have paraphrased the two sides of the argument, make sure that your body paragraphs do no repeat what you have already paraphrased.

 

 

As always, feedback and comments are welcome.

Good Luck!

The IELTS Guy

3 thoughts on “Transport – IELTS Writing Exercise

  1. In recent years, traffic congestion is becoming a major issue. In order to resolve it, some people argue that money should be spent by higher authorities on constructing metros. Others, however, believe that this problem can be better handled by increasing number of roads and widening them. On the one hand, proponents of the former view may believe that by providing underground end to end connectivity of a city or town refrain individuals to use their own personal vehicles,  which is the root cause of traffic on the roads.To illustrate, Delhi government have spent a significant amount of money on constructing metro in the city, as a result,  traffic problem has been reduced by fifty percent. Moreover, by constructing this alternate way to move around, divide the traffic into two groups. So, people have the choice, which will  definitely prove useful to control congestion.Hence, spending money on constructing underground routes seem useful in terms of congestion control. On the other hand, with increasing number of vehicles, construction of more roads can provide alternate routes for a particular destination, so it will be helpful to disperse the traffic. Furthermore, two or more  carriageways can be constructed by widening the roads which can segregate them for two wheelers, three wheelers or more. However, more roads and widening them does not provide permanent solution to congestion problem as people tend to use more vehicles due to ease of movement.

    In conclusion, although constructing  additional roads and widening the available ones is a temporary solution to congestion, promoting public transport by providing metro facility will be a better idea. Therefore, in my opinion, government should focus more on building underground lines and metros to encourage public to use it and get permanent relief from the congestion.

    Nishi Sharma Assistant Professor CSE Department B.G.I.E.T. , Sangrur

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  2. In recent years, traffic congestion is becoming a major issue. In order to resolve it, some people argue that money should be spent by higher authorities on constructing metros. Others, however, believe that this problem can be better handled by increasing number of roads and widening them. On the one hand, proponents of the former view may believe that by providing underground end to end connectivity of a city or town refrain individuals to use their own personal vehicles,  which is the root cause of traffic on the roads.To illustrate, Delhi government have spent a significant amount of money on constructing metro in the city, as a result,  traffic problem has been reduced by fifty percent. Moreover, by constructing this alternate way to move around, divide the traffic into two groups. So, people have the choice, which will  definitely prove useful to control congestion.Hence, spending money on constructing underground routes seem useful in terms of congestion control. On the other hand, with increasing number of vehicles, construction of more roads can provide alternate routes for a particular destination, so it will be helpful to disperse the traffic. Furthermore, two or more  carriageways can be constructed by widening the roads which can segregate them for two wheelers, three wheelers or more. However, more roads and widening them does not provide permanent solution to congestion problem as people tend to use more vehicles due to ease of movement.

    In conclusion, although constructing  additional roads and widening the available ones is a temporary solution to congestion, promoting public transport by providing metro facility will be a better idea. Therefore, in my opinion, government should focus more on building underground lines and metros to encourage public to use it and get permanent relief from the congestion.

    Nishi Sharma

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