You are hereIncreasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve traffic and pollution. What extend do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think more effective?

Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve traffic and pollution. What extend do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think more effective?


dinoboy17's picture

By dinoboy17 - Posted on 04 March 2012

Traffic and pollution are one of the most vital problems in the current century. A lot of governments are trying to implement new policies and create new solutions in order to protect our environment. One of the current existing ideas is to increase the price of petrol. However, the effectiveness of such a measurement is quite questionable.

On one side the society will be forced through soaring petrol prices to use the public transport instead of cars and therefore reduce traffic and pollution. But on the other hand the increasing prices will result in a significant increase in all daily life costs, which may lead to inflation and reduce the quality of life.

Furthermore a lot of people are relying on car on a daily basis where no alternative is available and no public transport is running. These people will have to suffer extremely under the higher petrol price and will be disdavantaged. However, these group of people may be encouraged under these circumstances to use another method of transport like bicycles. These do not cause any pollution and help in improving the well being and health of the society. In some european big cities like Amsterdam a lot of people are using the bicycle as their prefered way of transprtation

Therefore I do not reccommend increasing the price of petrol. I prefer to concentrate in developing car technology to achieve less pollution and rely on other sources of energy that do not harm the environment in the same range as electricity or gas.

Average: 8.1 (8 votes)
Tags
This essay topic by other users:
Post date Users Rates More about the essay Sticky
1 year 17 weeks ago Sabee
Read full essay
More essays by this user:
Looking for speaking partner/tutor/chat? Join the instant conversation now!
    
Something about you
Choose a nickname and enter at least one ID (Skype, MSN, QQ, ICQ or Yahoo) if you want to be listed!
Registered users only
Loading...
(100 users watching; 1 users on the list)
People online
Nickname Sex L Country Favorite topics Contact
uday Chandigarh

User comment: I want to talk to someone in English to prepare for an exam

You recently visited a place that had a strong impact on you.Write a letter to a friend about the place. In your letter explain where the place was and how you got there describe what you saw offer to take your friend there eddysuaib sticky icon
The graph below shows the quantities of goods transported in the UK between 1974 and 2002 by four different modes of transport. Amandeep Singh
increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve traffic and pollution. What extend do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think more effective? Sabee
Some people say that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities. Others, however, say that this would have little effect on public health and that other measures are required.Discuss both these views and give yo jason1911 sticky icon
Foregin language instruction should begin in kindergarten,discuss teenaajish
Some people believe that pressures of modern life are having negative effects on family life. Do you agree or disagree? ieltstaker1410
in many countries these days, the number of people continuing their education after school has increased, and the range of courses avaible at universities and colleges has also increased. Gamar
In many cities crimes is increasing.Why do you think this is happening? What can government do to help reduce the crime levels? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. gireesha sharma sticky icon
Some people believe that studying at university or college is the best route to a successful career, while oters believe that is better to get a job straight after school. Discuss both views! Nur Restuningsih
Economic growth helps to improve the standard of living. However, some researches show that people in developing countries are happy with this trend, whilest people in developed countries are not happy about it. Explain why do you think about it? Tessy James

Term
Write complaint letter to the airline manager regarding the behavior of one of staff members on your flight. In your letter- Give full details of your flight.- Say what the problem with the staff member was.- What would you like the manager to do regardin marzieh IELTS
Argumentative Essay: Advantages and Disadvantages of Using the Internet alfitrah8.5 IELTS
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having a car. marzieh IELTS
When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless to try and keep them alive.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? waleed1 IELTS Writing Task II
The tables below show people's reasons for giving up smoking and when they intend to give up.summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisions where relevant andaihiep IELTS
The pie charts below show units of electricity production by fuel source in Australia and France in 1980 and 2000. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features ,and make comparisons where relevant. Kal-El IELTS Writing Task I
Some say that it would be better if the majority of employees worked from home instead of travelling to a workplace every day.Do you think the advantages of working from home outweigh the disadvantages? fialka IELTS
Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstances of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should be always be taken into account when deciding on the puni andaihiep IELTS
GENERAL TRAINING WRITING TASK 1You are working for a company. You need to take some time off work and want to ask your manager about this.Write a letter to your manager. In your letter-Explain why you want to take time off work-Give details of the amount sliwer IELTS
"Prevention is better than cure."Out of country's health budget, a large proportion should be diverted from treatment to spending on health education and preventive measures. hamedpa IELTS

Term
Some people think that parents should teachchildren how to be good members of society.Others, however, believe that school is theplace to learn this.Discuss both these views andgive your own opinion. Justin sticky icon IELTS Writing Task II
The pie chart shows the main reasons why agricultural land becomes less productive and the table shows these affected three regions of the world during 1990s. uday.narang sticky icon IELTS Writing Task I
Home work is the part of school life many people think that giving home work daily to school children works well for them while some feel it is an unnecessary burden on them. manntaxlawyer@g... IELTS Writing Task II
You have forgotten an important thing or document in a taxi on your recent trip. Write a letter to the taxi company manager and say- Give details of your journey.- Describe the importance of what you left in that taxi.- What do you expect the taxi company pakspin IELTS Writing Task I
Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes (for example working for charity, improving the neighborhood or teaching sports to younger children). To what extend do you agree or disagree? uday.narang sticky icon IELTS Writing Task II
Some people believe that manufacturersand supermarkets should minimise thepackaging material used. However, othersthink that consumers should avoidheavily packaged goods. Discuss bothviews and give your opinion. Justin IELTS Writing Task II
Write a letter to a friend who stays in another country that you are planning to visit and say: -­‐ What you plan to see. -­‐ Ask for his/her opinion on where to stay. -­‐ Suggest some activities you can do together pakspin sticky icon IELTS Writing Task I
Universities should provide as much money for sports programs as for their libraries. Do you agree and disagree? sahaj brar IELTS Writing Task II
You have recently moved to a different house.Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letterExplain why you have movedDescribe the new houseInvite your friend to come and visit rajbir.km@gmail.com IELTS Writing Task I
Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes (for example working for a charity, improving the neighbourhood or teaching sports to younger children).To what extent do you agree or disagree? salatin IELTS Writing Task II

The scientist believes that computers willbecome more intelligent than human beings,Some people find it is a positive while othersthink it is a negative development. Discussboth points and give your own opinion. Justin sticky icon IELTS Writing Task II
Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmes (for example working for charity, improving the neighborhood or teaching sports to younger children). To what extend do you agree or disagree? uday.narang sticky icon IELTS Writing Task II
Some people think that parents should teachchildren how to be good members of society.Others, however, believe that school is theplace to learn this.Discuss both these views andgive your own opinion. Justin sticky icon IELTS Writing Task II
Write a letter to a friend who stays in another country that you are planning to visit and say: -­‐ What you plan to see. -­‐ Ask for his/her opinion on where to stay. -­‐ Suggest some activities you can do together pakspin sticky icon IELTS Writing Task I
Some people believe that it is the responsibility of individuals to take care of their own health and diet. Others however believe that governments should make sure that their citizens have a healthy diet.Discuss both views and give your opinion. eddysuaib sticky icon IELTS Writing Task II
The pie chart shows the main reasons why agricultural land becomes less productive and the table shows these affected three regions of the world during 1990s. uday.narang sticky icon IELTS Writing Task I
While studying some students take weekend or evening jobs to help with expenditure. How do you feel about this? What are the drawbacks and benefits of such a decision? bjskishore sticky icon IELTS Writing Task II
Some people prefer to watch live performancesfrom their home on TV or online, others preferto be present at the event and experience itlive. Discuss both ways and give your opinion. Justin sticky icon IELTS Writing Task II
The diagram below explains the process of recycling plastic bottles for new uses. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. thanhdoan6992 sticky icon IELTS Writing Task I
Nowadays People Prefer to Shop at Modern Market than at Traditional Market. Do You Agree?.. WEBSTER_KAMPUNG... IELTS Writing Task II
dinoboy17's picture

Please tell me what score by Ielts academic

essayE-rater's picture

Sentence: In some european big cities like Amsterdam a lot of people are using the bicycle as their prefered way of transprtation
Error: european Suggestion: No alternate word
Error: transprtation Suggestion: transportation

Sentence: Therefore I do not reccommend increasing the price of petrol.
Error: reccommend Suggestion: recommend

flaws:
No. of Words: 254 350
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.028 0.07

Attribute Value Ideal
Score: 6.0 out of 9.0
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 3 2
No. of Sentences: 13 15
No. of Words: 254 350
No. of Characters: 1225 1500
No. of Different Words: 140 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 3.992 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.823 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.836 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 89 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 64 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 44 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 36 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 19.538 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 6.935 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.538 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.335 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.574 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.028 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5

dinoboy17's picture

I thought number of words should be at least 250. Isn't 350 too much?

essayE-rater's picture

250 is the minimum one. 350 is the ideal one.

In other exams like TOEFL or GMAT, it is asked to write 350 words in 30 minutes. while in IELTS writing task 2, it has 40 minutes. so 350 words are not too much.