IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 38 - The government has announced that it plans to build a new university
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IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
The government has announced that it plans to build a new university. Some people think that your community would be a good place to locate the university.
Compare the advantages & disadvantages of establishing a new university in your community.
Use specific details in your discussion.
You should write at least 250 words.
Sample Essay 1:
Universities provide a high standard of education to their students and there is always a demand of new university to cater the need of growing population. Some people argue that having a university in the community has numerous benefits. It helps peoples to save time and cost of transportation to university and provides easy access to state of the art library and computer lab facilities. Despite this, the educational institution within our community could have detrimental effects on people lives. Congestion, traffic problems and increased housing rents are few issues mainly caused by it.
Firstly, local people can save handsome amount and time while having a university in their surroundings, which was earlier utilised for transportation. Secondly, students have freedom of using laboratory and other services longer hours without having a feeling of being too distant from their homes. Thirdly, it also provides business to local peoples as many students come from other nearest cities and need basic amenities such as food, accommodation and others daily use of items.
However, a university in our community could have dire consequences on the area it is located. It will cause congestion that will affect the privacy of the people and also create traffic problems and make people l badly suffer in reaching their offices and jobs on time. In addition to this, it is often seen that there is a dramatic rise in rents as a new institute established in any community. We have a university near our community and a new university establishment would create a great debate among the people in our community.
To sum up I would like to say that university in a communal place is not a pragmatic approach and will increase people woes. Therefore, education institution should be in the suburbs of cities to cater large numbers of student efficiently and effectively. It will also ensure smooth working of traffic and others services. Considering all these, I would oppose the establishment of a new university in my community.
[ Written by - Fahad Sultan]
Model Answer 2:
I think it is a great idea to build a new university in my community. However, I think it is a controversial question whether the building of a new university will bring only benefits to our community. In this essay, I will analyse advantages and disadvantages of this issue and present my view in favour of establishing a new university in my community.
From the one side, establishing a new university in my community brings many benefits. First of all, a new construction means more job opportunities. I think it would be good for my community because many people have to spend much time driving to their work day in and day out because they could not find a job in our neighbourhood. Second, of all, a new university is a good chance to meet new people and I like this opportunity. Many students will live in our community. Finally, if a new university is built in my community there is a big chance that I will be willing to enrol in it. I think it is great because it is not far from my place and I do not have to move to another part of the city. Another important aspect of this is that people from my community will have a chance to use new libraries and facilities of a new university. For example, some people can take courses and classes there.
From the other side, building a new university can bring some disadvantages. A new construction means noise, traffic jams and different kinds of pollution. In addition to these disadvantages, many young people in our community can cause more noise, especially in the evenings.
To sum up, I think that I would support the decision of the government of establishing a new university in my community despite a few disadvantages that could follow this construction. I believe that a new university will increase a chance of many young people to get a higher education, gain more knowledge and experience, which will help them to succeed in today’s world.
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