IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write at least 250 words.
Many people think that mobile phones should be banned in public places such as libraries, shops and public transport
Do you agree or disagree?
Mobile phones are becoming an increasingly ubiquitous presence in people’s lives, but whether they should be banned in public places such as libraries, shops and public transport is a contentious issue. My view is that mobile phones should not be banned in these places.
To begin with, it is inevitable that mobile phones will accompany people in public places. People now rely heavily on their phones for communication and entertainment, and the technology is becoming ever more sophisticated. It would be unrealistic to expect them to leave their phones behind when visiting libraries, shops or taking public transport. Furthermore, the use of mobile phones can actually be beneficial in these places. For instance, people may need to make a phone call to check the availability of a product in a shop, or to contact someone in the library to find a certain book.
In addition, it is not always possible to enforce a ban on mobile phones in public places. It is difficult to monitor the use of phones, and this may create a sense of injustice among some people who feel that the rule is being arbitrarily enforced. It is perhaps better to encourage people to use their phones responsibly, rather than expecting them to switch them off in certain places.
Finally, it is worth noting that the use of mobile phones can actually be beneficial in public places. It can help people to stay connected with their family and friends and also to access important information quickly. For example, people can use their phones in a library to look up additional research material that is not available in the library.
In conclusion, I believe that banning the use of mobile phones in public places is not practical and may even be counterproductive. It is important to educate people about the responsible use of phones, and to ensure that people are aware of the potential consequences of using their phones in an inappropriate way.