IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 1007 - Use of mobile phones in public is as annoying as smoking and should be banned
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people believe that the use of mobile phones in public is as annoying as smoking and should be banned, similarly.
What is your opinion on that?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
Model Essay 1:
It is often considered by many that the usages of mobile phones in public places should be restricted as smoking has been. I completely agree with the banning of mobile phones in public places specially where people are working and might get annoyed and interrupted.
Using mobile phones in public places causes several drawbacks, Firstly it leads to a various social problems. In other words, the use of mobile phones in public places causes serious offence. For example, recent researches showed that use of mobile phones while pedestrian crossing is the major cause of accidents in both developing and developed nations. Secondly lack of social interaction among individuals could be the consequence of mobile phones over usage in the public places. For instance, people travelling on the same bus become isolated and busy by surfing internet on the mobile phones which leads to lack of communication among travellers.
In addition, there would be scarcity of enjoyment in sightseeing while travelling. Take an example, if a person travelling by train through the countryside, the use of mobile phone makes them to forget enjoying the fascinating places outside the compartment. Finally, talking loudly through mobile phones in public places such as church, mosque result in irritation, distress and disturbance to other individuals as mobile phones could be intrusive.
In conclusion mobile phone usage in public areas should be restricted for the welfare of the society and the citizens because the use of mobile phones in public is annoying as smoking.
[ Written by - Rija Varghese ]