Mobile phones should be banned in public places

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people say that mobile phones should be banned in public places such as libraries, shops and public transport.

Do you agree or disagree?

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

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:

Mobile phones have brought revolution in the world of personal communication, but also have become a pain in the neck as many people argue that these handy gadgets are turning out to be more nuisance than being convenient, and hence, people should be restrained from using them in public places like libraries, shops, and public transport, although there are some who feel otherwise. While I value their concern, but I think banning mobile phones in the public places would not be sensible decision.

To start with, people very often lose their sense while talking on this small device. That is to say that they become oblivious of their surroundings and are lost in their own kingdom. Actually, a psychological transformation takes place when people are talking on the mobile phones as they fail to control their impulse, and react instantly to the conversation running on the phone, and often the reactions may loud. This causes severe inconvenience for the people around. So, talking on cellular phones may easily annoy other students in the library or other commuters on the bus or train. On the top of that, the signal of these phones can cause problems in some places, especially in hospitals by barging into the delicate equipment.

On the other hand, there is not a single shade of doubt that these cell phones are utterly important in the case of emergency in public place. Let me share my experience. Last month, our staff bus was crashed by other bus. I called 911, informed office, massaged to my family. We could save many lives due to being able to call the ambulance immediately. This could be possible only for this tiny gadget. Moreover, it is an amazing tool to be connected with family, friends, and employers when out in public. Furthermore, it could be a great source of entertainment in a tedious travelling, especially in the traffic gridlock situation as it has umpteen apps and games. To avoid negative impact on public places, we can easily turn it to silent or vibration mode so that it cannot bother the people around.

To wrap up, mobile has become an indispensable part of modern life. It is a great boon to us. If we can use these phones sensibly, we are able to minimize its negative impacts. So, I feel there is no need to ban mobile phones in the public places.