IELTS Agree/Disagree Essay Sample 9 - Environment

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 consider that the task of taking care of the ecosystem is the sole obligation of the government. This essay believes otherwise for the accountability should be shared among all people. This essay will discuss whose duty it is to protect and preserve the environment.

On the one hand, nature needs a total overhaul as it has been badly abused for the longest time. The governments from different nations are doing everything in their power to create and implement laws that will heighten the penalties for people who abuse the environment. However, it needs cooperation from the citizens in order to implement the different environmental policies. For instance, The Department of Environment and the Natural Resources in the Philippines in 2017 reported that the success of its program in arresting illegal loggers in Ormoc City is made possible with the help of residents along the mountain terrains of Mt Isagani.

On the other hand, more and more people are doing their best to save the environment. There are huge numbers of different non-government organizations that were formed because they believed that in their small little ways they could heal the deteriorating status of the planet. Many young adults are also interested in joining different kinds of fundraising events which uses the collected registration fees for the rehabilitation of certain affected areas. For example, Takbo sa Ilog Pasig in 2017, have gathered over 300 thousand runners with the intention to help restore the Pasig river. It collected almost 2 million pesos from its participants and benefactors.

In conclusion, I strongly disagree with the notice that the government should be the only responsible entity for the rehabilitation and protection of the environment. This is a difficult battle as it needs the cooperation of both the government and its citizens in order to help and heal the wounded ecosystem.

(Word count - 307 / 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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