IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 345 - The exploration and development of safe alternatives of fossil fuels

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

The exploration and development of safe alternatives of fossil fuels should be the most important global priority today.

To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer 1:
Technological improvements affect our lives in superb way. Each designed car model increase safety standard and reduce fuel requirement per mile. But, unfortunately, each created device affects nature atrociously because of fossil fuel usage. This essay is about possible opportunities of alternative energy and why it needs to be cared.

First of all, main reason alternative energy is needed to be prioritized is due to global warming. It became serious concern in last decade and the underlying reason for this happening is carbon dioxide emission. Reduction of this perilous emission could put ourselves one step ahead and easiest way to reach this goal is increased usage of alternative energy in our daily life such as cars, planes and heaters.

Secondly, fossil fuel plants collect limited source which will be depleted eventually. Due to this fact, it is the most expensive energy source for today and will be in the future until its extinction. Also, anyone who wants to collect fuel should build expensive plants and as a result of this sector is controlled by big companies that are known as main subsidizes and profiteers of wars. Furthermore, economical effects of fuel make world peace nearly impossible. Many wars erupt because of this material most people concern that "World War III" will strike because of it.

On the other hand, safe alternative energy receives its power from nature. Such as, hydropower plants, solar power farms and wind power tribunes. Because of these, possibilities of this limitless power are way too higher than fossil fuel. Also, anyone who wants to collect one of these powers only needs to build corresponding facility on his area and if produced power is higher than his requirement he could even sell it to the government regarding to newly approved bill.

In conclusion, usage of this limitless power will definitely take great part of our future and because of its possibilities, governments should pay more attention.

[by - Demir]

Sample Answer 2:
It is undeniable that human kind is proliferating uncontrollably, by depleting natural resources and damaging our sole home, like bacteria do in petri dish. Fossil fuels are, without doubt, one of our biggest problem since they are the main reason for air pollution and the hole in ozone layer. It has been suggested that safe alternatives should be explored and developed and I am totally agree with this view.
 
With the advances in technology and globalization, the need for mobility and fossil fuels in increased. Cars, buses, planes, ships; every link that connects us with the rest of the world consumes fossil fuels. As a result of this, air pollution has reached to unprecedented levels and lung cancer cases have risen so much that one day they will surpass flu cases. And even worse, we are polluting worlds air and water resources and soon it is predicted the wars will be made for water. We have even turn a hole in ozone layer and we are now less defenceless to ultraviolet rays of sun and possibleasteroid crashes. We are bringing our ends with our own hands.
 
These problems, however, can be overcome by opting alternative sources. We can attain same amount of energy by using natural sources solely. We can use solar panels, for instance, for brought heating and vehicles that work with electricity. There is no waste, no pollutant; there is only pure energy. Another alternative would be that to recycle our wastes to produce energy. For example, Switzerland is one successful pioneer that produces nearly forty percent of its energy need from home wastes by processing them in sophisticated recycling centers. In another category, some experiments have shown that waste olive oils can be used in cars efficiently. With further exploration, new safe alternative energy models can be developed for every aspect of life.
 
My personal conclusion is that, governments should subsidize for  alternative energy sources before it is too late for world rather that finding new homes in space.

[by - Irem Yortanlioglu]

Sample Answer 3:
From the last few decades people have been using fossil fuels such as charcoal, petrol, gas, and diesel as their main source of energy. With increasing global warming due to greenhouse effect of these fossils fuels, people are getting more noticed about unsafe use of them. Some of them believe that a safe alternative source of energy should be searched urgently to save our planet.

People use fossil fuel for various purposes such as using gas for cooking and in air conditioning, driving engines with petroleum and diesel in vehicles and factories. So, we have enjoyed uncountable profits by the use of fossil fuels. But it not only gives us benefits but also brings many adverse effects. The most terrible negative impact is its contribution to global warming. Carbon dioxide emission from burning of the fossil fuels makes air pollution and also damage of ozone layer of our atmosphere which usually protects us form dangerous UV rays from the sun. Without ozone layer, more UV rays will fall on our planet making the world very hot and increasing the risk of skin cancer among the people.

To prevent further damage of ozone layer, scientists and researchers are looking into other alternative sources of energy which are clean and safe .For example, Italy is famous in widespread use of wind energy since several years ago. Japanese are using nuclear power which is very cheap and clean. But the amount of global use of clean energy is very much less compared to the use of fossil fuels. So, governments are mainly responsible to explore more sources of clean energy and enforcing the people to use it by imposing regulations as well as by increasing the people awareness of negative impacts of fossil fuels.

To conclude, as the global warming effects of fossil fuels is a highly challenging problem of our planet, increasing use of alternative clean and safe energy is urgently demanding to save our beautiful planet in healthy condition.

[by - Thandar Aung]

Sample Answer 4:
Many people believe that the research for green and safe energy as a replacement of oil should be the main global priority these days. To a certain point, I would agree with that, but some considerations should be cautiously measured as well.  

It is true that as for the sake of the environment, people should seek for a safer and cleaner source of energy. It is undeniable that the world has become overdependence on fossil fuels such as coal and oil as their source of energy. Consequently, air pollution has become a serious issue in certain cities such as Beijing and Mexico City. Therefore, some countries have been spending a large amount of money for the development of the renewable energy. Some of the examples would be the solar panel system, windmill, nuclear plant and hydro. In fact the time has come for the world to work together in harmony to introduce an effective solution towards the invention and use of an alternative fossil fuel.  

Despite of all the positive sides of alternative energy, people should also be aware of several things. Firstly, many people do not realize that some of these energy generators are also dangerous for the environment. For example, many scientists believe that nuclear power plants are friendly to the environment, but these plants must be carefully maintained. A small leakage in the generator could become a fatal issue for the society, as in such cases it became a national disaster. Secondly, the expenditure for research and development of green energy worldwide is higher than the exploration cost of fossil fuels. Consequently, the government must also provide an extra budget for that around the world. It is also difficult for all nations to work together towards the introduction of an alternative energy source. For instance, the USA might adopt a policy not to use the fossil fuel and invest in a more environment friendly energy source however adopting this same policy for countries like India and Pakistan would be quite impossible.                                      

In conclusion, to a certain point I would agree that we should seek for safer and greener sources of energy as an alternative to fossil fuels globally. But I also believe that these researches should also be taken with proper feasibility study and cautious measurement as it could also have a catastrophic treat to the environment as well. And then the government in each country should also provide higher budget for these researches as they are more expensive than the fossil fuel exploration.

[by Darwin Lesmana]

Sample Answer 5:
The research, investigation and usage of alternative of crude oil and its by-products is considered to be given the most important world attention nowadays. In my opinion, I agree that exploration and research on alternatives to fossil fuels should be a targeted goal for the world because it will solve many problems and reduce quite a good number of environmental issues.

It is obvious that efforts made by human being to explore and advance their surrounding have also caused major problems such as water, air and environmental pollution. Excessive amount of carbon dioxide release into the atmosphere has dramatically affected the ozone layer, which is supposed to protect human habitat. The fossil fuel is damaging the environment in an unbelievable pace and many world leaders have already agreed that the use of fossil fuels should be controlled to save the environment. Now the question arises how much importance it should get? As it is related to the very existence of the mother planet – Earth, and a global problem, without any doubt it should be given a global priority. If not, after few decades it would be too late to control the catastrophic consequences.

To urgently tackle this problem, world leaders from different countries should sit together and agree to policies that all countries in the world would follow. This meeting should be done as soon as possible. It is also important that some major safe alternatives like solar power, bio-gas, green energy etc. should be widely used and government should encourage people to use it. In addition, the climate issue involves all nations of the world and the fatal effects will affect the every single of them. That is why it is imperative that global attention and sponsorship are given by the governments of different countries and international bodies to conduct the research, to invent a safe alternative of fossil fuel immediately.

In conclusion, it is very important that governments of numerous countries set aside a robust financial plan and policy paralleled to the exploration of green energy in order to combat anticipated problem that may arise.

[by - Bamidelis Ambali]

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0 # Carlos Serrano 2016-07-13 19:41
Essay Topic: The exploration and development of safe alternatives of fossil fuels should be the most important global priority today.

To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer.


It is not a secret that many governments from countries like the United States, China, and Saudi Arabia are encouraged to find more oil and natural gas in order to supply their increasing demand; however, fossil fuels are responsible for negative environmental issues including pollution and greenhouse effect, giving as a consequence a shrinking in quality of life of the people and loss of natural ecosystems. Therefore, it is essential that governments should consider investing upon renewable sources of energy and it should be a global priority.

Initially, fossil fuels are responsible for air pollution issues. In countries and places whose economic activities are related with coal and oil production, there are high levels of air pollution, smog, and pulmonary diseases. For instance, in China, there are high levels of air pollution due to electricity generation from coal use and overuse of fossil fuel and particular vehicles. So in is an urgent need for such countries to research and introduce a safe alternative of fossil fuel in order to save the people and the environment.

On other hand, green energies are cheaper in the long term. Fossil fuels may be cheaper at the present time, but its increasing demand is threatening its stability. In addition, eco-friendly energy sources such as solar, wind , and hydraulic energy are more expensive, but with creating frameworks for promoting those kinds of energy, they may be become more suitable for using them. For example, in Chile due to its enhanced promotion of green energies, near of 100 % energy production are from renewable sources. Looking at that example we can infer that save fuel should be a global priority.

Finally, renewable sources may minimize negative consequences of greenhouse effect. Therefore, public institutions must create coherent frameworks in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and encouraging green sources of energy. Thus, public-private alliances such as in countries like Sweden and Norway are pertinent for materialising these kinds of ambitious goals and purposes.

To conclude, fossil fuels are the main cause of air pollution giving as a consequence that governments throughout the world have the duty to cooperate for spending in green energies. Since environmental pollution is a global issue, the solution should also be introduced globally.
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+5 # Paul Jos 2015-10-15 01:28
My IELTS teacher gave this question to me as a homework. He told me that "Global Priority" is the main thing to be focused on this essay & not the 'alternative for fossil fuels". Eg: I must discuss why finding an alternative to fossil fuels must be a global priority today in the 1st body paragraph. In 2nd body paragraph discuss some other global priorities like world peace & poverty alleviation and in the opinion paragraph discuss which among those must really be a global priority today.
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