IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 993 - International community must act immediately to reduce consumption of fossil fuels

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

International community must act immediately to ensure all nations to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels e.g. gas and oil.

To what extend do you agree/ disagree?

Use specific reasons and examples to explain your choice.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer 1:
The increasing consumption of fossil fuels has resulted in emission of greenhouse gas which is one of the causes of issues relating to environmental damage in recent years. Therefore, some people suggest that all countries should take actions urgently to lessen the usage of the harmful energy. From my personal view, I agree with the statement to some extent.

First of all, it cannot be denied that fossil fuel is one of the major contributors to global warming and climate change. Indeed, the burning of oil and coal produces tone of carbon dioxide per year, and it is one of the greenhouse gases that enhance radioactive forcing and contribute to global warming. Rise in temperature of the Earth has associated with numerous of adverse effects such as melting of polar ice caps, flooding of low lying areas and rise in sea level.

Secondly, fossil fuels are generally considered to be nonrenewable resources because they take millions of years to form. If the utilization of mineral fuels is not deduced and controlled, it could be exhausted and people may soon run short of fossil fuels while scientists have not found an alternative energy source. As a result, the price of fossil fuels has also increased greatly which could lead countries to fall into a fuel war.

However, there might be some concerns for reduction of mineral fuels utilization. One among of them is that the approach will lead to failure to maintain well-balanced social order. In fact, manufacture industry, transportation and even home heating require powers, which are generated through fossil fuels. Accordingly, detrimental consequence might impact to development of entire the world if we cut down the use of fossil fuel immediately. More than that, some alternative powers such as nuclear, solar and wind have not applied widely due to reasons like climate condition, high cost or safety requirement. It could take scientist many years developing these energies to be perfect substitutes for fossil fuel.

In conclusion, in order to tackle environment problems and avoid the growing scarcity of natural energy in the future, the reduction in the consumption of fossil fuels should be considered and planed purposefully and gradually.

[ Written by - Vân Anh ]

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