IELTS Writing Task 2 Advantages and disadvantages

IELTS Task 2 Advantages and Disadvantages Essay Walkthrough

Ben introduces a basic IELTS Writing Task 2 Advantages and disadvantages essay. He looks at

  • understanding the question
  • brainstorming
  • organising ideas
  • writing topic sentences
  • basic idea development

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Over the last few years, it is become increasingly common to import food from other countries all around the world. This essay will discuss if this is a good idea.

On the one hand, there are several benefits of moving food a long way. First, local consumers have more choice than before, which means they can have a variety of ingredients and so they appreciate different kinds of cuisine. Second, it can also make people healthier. In other words, because there is a wide range of food, there are no shortages. For example, in most countries fruit and vegetables are not always available. Third, the imported food may be cheaper because it can be grown and sold in very large amounts.

On the other hand, this has some drawbacks too. One problem is it could harm local farmers . This is because importing food means there is more competition from other places, and so prices are lower. Another issue is that it can damage the environment. Transporting good great distances requires ships and trucks to burn a lot of fuel, which releases CO2 into the atmosphere and contributes to global warming.

In conclusion, although transporting food a long way can cause some environmental problems and make lives more difficult for local farmers, overall it is positive because it means a wider choice of food for locals.

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6 Comments on “IELTS Writing Task 2 Advantages and disadvantages”

    1. Sorry Rakesh, I don’t do IELTS classes yet online. Look around the site and try out some of the skills first.

  1. sir

    what easiest way to write essay because while i write essay word does not come in my mind i tried may time but can you give me suggest for how to develop ideas in head,

    1. Take a look at our brainstorming ideas post.

      Also, read lots of stuff about various issues so you have a lot of examples in your head. People who read a lot usually have no problem coming up with ideas.

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