IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 68 - Traffic and housing problems in major cities could be solved by moving large companies

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Traffic and housing problems in major cities could be solved by moving large companies and factories and their employees to the countryside.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:
These days with increasing urban populations, there are major problems with congestion and not only the price but also availability of accommodation in large cities of the world. It seems that one possible solution could be to relocate large companies and factories as well as their respective employees out of these urban areas and into more rural ones. I strongly agree that this would have a positive effect in making cities more livable.

To begin with, the traffic problem in cities doesn’t only exist from commuting employees, but also the general public travelling around the city. While this may be a fact, if the number of worker’s vehicles is reduced on city streets, a large percentage of traffic will obviously decline in rush hours. For example, peak hour traffic is undoubtedly made up largely of staff from companies going to and from home.

Secondly, in regards to housing problems, populations will always continue to grow in cities and therefore inadvertently decrease the number of cheap and available apartments. This is certainly obvious, however, a large proportion of these apartments are occupied by employees from large firms and their families. If this workforce is relocated to housing estates in the country, city apartment blocks will fall in price and certainly increase in availability.

In conclusion, by relocating workers to rural areas to work and reside, heavy traffic conditions and lack of adequate accommodation in city centres will obviously change for the better. As far as I’m concerned, I agree that the government should enforce such a law in order to increase our standard of living in our hectic city life.

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0 # Vijayshree 2016-04-07 10:10
In this era of increased urbanization, there persists a drastic problem of unavailability of accommodation in large cities. The traffic condition in these cities is also unbearable and a lot of commuters suffer from this problem every day. This is probably due to two facts - capitalized industries which ruined major part of the premises and massive number of cars running on the streets. I completely agree with the opinion that relocation of selective large companies and employees to rural areas can be a trademark which alternatively can thrive a desired effect in making cities viable.

Firstly, traffic has drawn a major concern for commuting employees, and general public travelling around the city. Being able to decline the number of vehicles in turn would reduce and cremate this issue in an obvious manner. For instance, peak traffic hours are always inclined to staffs from companies coming and going from home.

Secondly, housing problems would grow in big cities and in return will lead to lack of living places, even for job holders. Apartments are mainly occupied by large firms and their families. The rent is increasing the ownership of lands and apartment has become limited among rich people only. If the work place is relocated to the country side, the price will fall down with a rise in availability of living places.

Third, there are many large companies that could be easily replaced in country side instead of placing them in the middle of a city. If such companies re relocated, employees of these companies would also move to rural areas. This will in a way reduce the population in an area and will also create some job facilities for rural people.

In conclusion with the partial disintegration relocation would resolve the problem to certain extent. But more often likely it is the government’s duty to bring up law and prosperity for further legitimate and to induce certain rules to bring a country free from hectic life style.
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0 # Vimal 2016-01-26 12:56
Essay Topic: Traffic and housing problems in major cities could be solved by moving large companies and factories and their employees to the countryside.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Answer: In this modern world, traffic and housing problems are increasing day by day while almost 75% of companies are located in urban areas - to make the city more crowded and congested. Some peoples are of the opinion that moving these companies and their employees to rural areas will help dramatically in controlling the traffic and housing related issues. This essay delves this opinion in detail.

Firstly, cities have better schools, hospitals, supermarkets, transportation and job facility and that is why people prefer to stay in cities. Most of the large businesses and companies are located in urban areas and it offers more job opportunities to city dwellers than the village people can imagine. If these companies are moved to the countryside, inhabitants will also move to these areas and that would decrease the burden the cities have for over population.

Moreover, a city is more crowded in the day time, when these companies change their shifts. City traffic is already congested and these companies are deteriorating the situation. By moving these companies to the village the direction of travel will be changed and would ultimately give relief from the choking traffic. Similarly, the housing problems would also improve as fewer people will remain in cities.

It can be concluded that decentralisation will be a pragmatic solution for congested and choking traffic as well as uncontrolled housing problems in a city.
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