IELTS Agree/Disagree Essay Sample 8 - Government

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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Take a look at the IELTS essay example below >>

Many people believe that the administration must give an order to prohibit the operations of companies that yield toxic waste products without having their own garbage waste disposal treatment facility, to help minimize the detrimental effects to the natural resources. This essay strongly agrees that the government should impose this law in order to save the environment. Firstly, this essay will discuss the drawbacks of not having enough treatment facilities and secondly, the benefits of being strict, in imposing environmental laws that protect the environment.

On the one hand, countries need to compete with the demanding world of technology and development. They encourage investors to try and build different manufacturing companies so that they can help increase the improvements and gross capital of a country, however by doing this the environment is heavily affected. They are so focused on profits and investments that they are being lenient in managing the laws that protect the natural surroundings. There are a lot of rivers and lakes that are being polluted for the sake of monetary incomes. For example, the World Wildlife Fund in 2015 reported that over 100 lakes and rivers in Southeast Asia were polluted due to companies that throw their waste into these bodies of water. 

 On the other hand, the trend of protecting the environment is increasing. Nowadays, people are very much concerned about punishing companies that abuse the ecosystem because they know that the effects are irreversible and can harm the entire world. There are many companies that have been shut down because of irresponsible waste disposal. Some companies are obliged to build and manage their own material disposal and recovery facility, which recycles, limits and properly disposes of the toxic wastes that they produce. In addition, corporations are encouraged to create foundations that help protect the natural flora and fauna. For instance, an article by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines in 2016 stated that foundations supported by non-government units are more successful in their endeavours in protecting the environment versus government funded ones.

In conclusion, the government, its people and their businesses should work hand in hand in order to protect and save the environment. Punishments should be given to those people or companies who exploit the ecosystem. Policies and laws should be applied to all or else, not at all.

(Word count - 398 / 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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