IELTS Positive/Negative Essay Sample 2 - Technology

In this post, we will look at a positive/negative 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 >>

Automobile industries have declared the likelihood of having winged vehicles in the next few years. The fascinations of men to fly as well as the availability of modern technologies are the two main reasons for this possibility. This essay believes that this is a positive development.

On the one hand, flying cars have always fascinated people and attempts to build fully airborne vehicles, dates back to 100 years ago when the Wright brothers built their first aeroplane, but because of the lack of requisite technologies and technical expertise, this made flying cars an unreachable mirage. However, the presence of cutting-edge technologies today more than ever before makes some forms of flying cars a distinct possibility in the near future. For instance, according to an article published in the Car Magazine in 2016, it reported that Honda Motors Japan had already completed at least one test flight of their flying car prototype.

On the other hand, having a vehicle that can travel in the air could be very dangerous. Pilots who fly any aircraft are specially trained for many years before they are allowed to become airborne. For the general population to suddenly be allowed to take flight in a vehicle could cause tremendous chaos, as well as cause accidents. Without proper flight plan and coordinate training, it would be difficult for ordinary citizens to navigate the skies and to control their course of direction. For example, the Department of Defense in the Philippines published a report in 2018 stating that they would only support the development of flying cars if the training for each pilot was intensive and completed over 2 years.

In conclusion, the advancement of modern technologies will give birth to a flying automobile sooner than people may think and because of this, the public will not just enjoy the ride but also appreciate the benefits that come with it.

(Word count - 312 / 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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