IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
As people live longer and longer, the idea of cloning human beings in order to provide spare parts is becoming a reality. The idea horrifies most people, yet it is no longer mere science fiction.
To what extent do you agree with such a procedure?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Human cloning is the most sensitive and controversial issue in modern science. However, in many circles, it is argued that cloning would be a boon to human civilization in order for transplanting organs as people’s lifespan expanded. Advocates of human cloning even contend that it is more a science fiction. Yet, the empirical evidences demonstrate that it is more fiction than reality. I oppose wholeheartedly the procedure for several reasons. The reasons are discussed in the following.
To start with, the process of cloning, technically and scientifically, translates into genetical copy an organism and creates a “carbon copy” that has same DNA. Over the past few decades, many experiments have failed. Actually, there are very sparse examples in the success rate. Since the birth of the cloned sheep Dolly, several reproductive scientists, like Severino Antinori, Panayiotis Michael Zavos, and Brigitte Boisselier, have declared that they were ready to clone human beings. Scientists cloned various mammals have revealed many technical problems. Most clones die soon after birth or during gestation. In addition to this, the surviving clones are plagued with severe genetic and physiological problems. Therefore, in human cloning, the subtle failure in genomic reprogramming may lead to devastating consequences.
Again, if human cloning is succeeded, then the ethical question will be raised. This is because the cloned human has as same mental and emotional sensation as human beings. So, have all the rights a man should have. He should enjoy equal rights as a human that no one can snatch away his rights and hence, organ transplanting is beyond the imagination. If human does this, it indeed would be stark inhuman. So, human cloning should be prohibited at once.
In fine, animating life is the most mystic power of God. I believe that it is beyond human capacity or wisdom. So, the minute mistake can cause curse to mankind. That is why, human cloning must be discarded.