Writing Task 2: Investing in public transportation to solve pollution

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SAMPLE QUESTION: Government investment in public transport and reductions in public transport prices will greatly help the fight against transport pollution.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

SAMPLE ANSWER:

As the world continues to embrace modernization, several countries face the growing problem of pollution, which is mostly attributed to the proliferation and continued use of private cars. Because of this, some people assert that the government should actively address this issue by devoting a large portion of their funds in constructing additional means of public transport, as well as decreasing the fares in these communal vehicles. Personally, I concur with these ideas, and this essay will explore the reasons why.

First of all, allocating funds to improve public transportation will provide people with alternative means of travelling, thus discouraging them from using their own cars. To illustrate, an increase in public transportation funds will lead to the construction of more roads, and more money to spend on the purchase and building of buses, trains and railways, as well as ferries and barges. These new upgrades to the public transport system will diminish the use of private cars by people, thus reducing the toxic fumes being emitted by these automobiles. As a result, air pollution will be greatly diminished. Similarly, decreasing the fare of these alternative means of transport will achieve the same desired result–less pollution–because people will be encouraged to take advantage of public vehicles.

Overall, I believe that it is greatly beneficial for the environment if the government spends more on public transport and decrease the prices on the use of these public vehicles. This is due to the possibility that if more money is spent on improving public modes of travelling and reducing transportation fares, then people will lessen their use of private cars and consequently minimize pollution.

WORD COUNT: 273 words

SCORE: 7.75

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