Do you support/oppose the establishment of a restaurant in your neighborhood

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

It has recently been announced that a new restaurant may be built in your neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why?

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

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
A restaurant is a good option for people not only to eat fabulous meals but also to meet others and celebrate special occasions. I totally agree with the planning of establishing a new restaurant in our neighbourhood as it would give us a better place to socialize, meet our friends and relatives and enjoy some delicious foods. In fact there is only one restaurant in our locality and the menus are quite expensive and getting a reservation is lengthy there. The new restaurant near our living place would be a nice thing for all the people in our locality.

First off all, the only restaurant in our locality has established a monopoly business as people have no alternatives but to go there. Some of their menus are quite expensive than other parts of the city and they have a long queue of reservation throughout the months.  Many people of our community either have to reserve a restaurant far away from their home, which is sometimes very inconvenient in terms of traffic, or have to pay an illogical bill for their reservations, foods and service. Their service is not that great and yet they impose a 15% service charge. Considering this, if a new restaurant is established in our neighbourhood, people will have better facilities to celebrate their special occasions like birthday or get together parties. The new restaurant would ensure a completion with the existing one and that would balance the prices of the menu we have to pay now.

Since our community is quite large with more than five thousand people living there, we already feel the need for a new restaurant and the announcement of establishing of a new restaurant would be a nice news for us. I would completely support the idea. Since people often enjoy their foods outside, the new restaurant would be a better place for us to meet and talk to people we care while enjoying our meals.

A new restaurant often introduces new menus and tries to attract people with discount and sales. New restaurants often hire new employees from the area and it would create an employment opportunity for some of the people in my area. Considering all the above mentioned facilities, I would warm heartedly welcome the establishment of a new restaurant in my neighbourhood.