IELTS Agree/Disagree Essay Sample 6 - Society

In this post, we will look at an agree/disagree essay example from the IELTS writing task 2 test. Students often ask if the questions are repeated year after year and the answer is no, but the topics are. There are so many questions written each year, you may find your practice answering various questions on different topics. For example, you could write essays to answer questions about education or the environment, which benefits you because you learn vocabulary associated with those topics and develop ideas that can help you in your writing test.

Practising writing IELTS task 2 essays on a range of topics is a great way to learn new vocabulary for those topics, but also to practice your essay structures. You begin to develop your ideas around those topics, thinking of examples and giving your opinions.

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Many people believe that the preservation of community libraries should be discontinued since there are numerous search engines, programs and apps that can perform the same purpose. This essay believes that public libraries are still very important because books are a more reliable source than the internet. Firstly, this essay will discuss the benefits of having free community libraries and secondly the detrimental effects of using the internet as a source.

On the one hand, libraries are a great place for assisting learning. There are many students who visit these kinds of establishments because they know they can find books that can help them in gaining specialist knowledge that can assist them in reaching their aspirations. In addition, many families from third world countries cannot afford to buy their own personal computer so students often do their assignments in the comfort of a free library.  For example, a survey conducted by the University of the Philippines in 2011 revealed that 8 out of 10 Filipino high school students in Manila use the library to complete work using both the books and computers.

On the other hand, many students now prefer to use the internet as their main source of information. This is not always reliable, as most of the information found on the internet is either fake or written by unknown sources. When researching a topic, books are a much more reliable source, as they are often written by known academics or researchers. using sources found on the internet is often unacceptable in many schools and colleges. For instance, a report from the municipality of Manila in 2018 revealed that 80% of the residents used the public library to study, using reference books as their main source. 

In conclusion, although computers have helped to make our lives easier they cannot replace the importance of having the chance to read books that facilitate improving one’s imagination. The government should continue to maintain the operations of public libraries for this is a vital place of learning for students and more importantly to children who belong to less fortunate families.

(Word count - 347 / Band score - 8)


  • Task Achievement - The essay provides an answer to the question asked, supported by relevant examples.
  • Coherence and Cohesion - The answer has been divided into clear logical paragraphs and each main body paragraph only has one main idea. There are cohesive links between the main body paragraphs.
  • Lexical Resource - There is evidence of a wide range of vocabulary, with no errors in the text.
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy - The answer has no grammatical errors. The sentences have a wide range of structures. 

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