In the PTE Write Essay questions, you will find an essay topic on your screen. Your task is to write an essay on the given topic. The essay must be within 200 and 300 words. You will have 20 minutes for each essay question.
Your score in this question depends upon a number of things. First and foremost, whether or not you have been able to write according to the given topic. Then your essay structure, choice of vocabulary and grammar play an important role.
Television is a mass communication media and plays a significant role in our society. Some people think that it has strong effect in influencing people’s thinking by providing them news and information, while others argue that it is merely a source of entertainment. I believe Television has a role to play in both areas. The following paragraphs will elaborate this point of view further.
First of all, people can receive any news and information on science, economy, environment and politics through TV from any corner of the world immediately. For example, the investors and shareholders in share market rely on suggestions given by international trade analysts on TV to decide about their investment. By bringing us the news from all over the world, Television helps people in country develop empathy and understanding for people far away. This brings the world closer and makes it a better place.
Second of all, it is undeniable that the programs on TV provide good company and entertainment to people. For example, a lot of people watch shows such as Friends almost on a daily basis. They start to identify with the characters and the TV shows and develop attachment towards the show. TV has effectively become a companion for millions around the world.
In conclusion, I would like to reiterate the fact that our lives today are tremendously and positively affected by TV. As long as we don’t overdo our Television consumption, we only stand to benefit from this marvellous invention.
Tobacco, mainly in form of cigarettes, is one of the most-widely used drugs in the world. Over a billion adults legally smoke tobacco every day. The long term health costs are high – for smokers themselves, and for the wider community in terms of health care costs and lost productivity.
Do governments have a legitimate role to legislate, to protect citizens from the harmful effects of their own decisions to smoke, or are such decisions up to the individual?
tobacco, smokers, role of governments, protect citizens, individual responsibility
Despite of all the harmful effects of tobacco, it is legal in nearly all the countries. Over a billion people across the world of different age groups smoke cigarettes. Both the active and passive smokers have serious impacts on health, many suffer from cancer, asthma and other lung and heart related problems – but still it is not banned.
Often, people start smoking during their college due to peer pressure. However, soon they are addicted to it. Many smokers have erratic responses about the harmful effects – some say, that they live only once and thus should enjoy life to the fullest; and others it is all written in destiny. Such behaviour force to think that governments must intervene and ban tobacco. On the other hand, it was found that many people in developing and under developed countries were not aware of the adverse effects of smoking – when realised they gave up smoking.
Governments over years have legislated and reduced the consumption of cigarette over the past years by levying more tax on cigarettes and some countries increased the age for smoking to 21 years. All adults are sensible and thus are responsible for the decisions they make. Instead of a forced ban, individuals must act responsibly and understand that being healthy and living long will let them and their families lead a happy life.
With growing internationalization, will English lose its dominance?
One of the most conspicuous trends of today’s world is a colossal upsurge in the usage of English language in almost every part of the world, thanks to globalisation. There is a widespread worry that increased exposure of other languages and cultures will threaten the dominance of English language. In my opinion, this apprehension is unwarranted and so should be rejected.
There is a myriad of arguments in favour of my stance. The most preponderant one is that thanks to globalisation, the interaction between people from different languages and diverse cultural backgrounds will inevitably increase. As English is already the most widely used language throughout the world, not only will it help people to communicate effectively with each other, but it will also be embraced by more and more people. Needless to say, this universal appeal of English will keep it in a predominant position, as far as gaining more popularity is concerned.
Another pivotal aspect of this argument is that now English is the language of Science, Commerce, trade, arts, history, literature, media, entertainment and what not. Unlike in the past, when the world was not much connected without a common language and so it was next to impossible to keep abreast with the latest happenings, nowadays English has helped mankind overcome all communication barriers. Hence, the likelihood that English will thrive, flourish and spread rapidly is very high.
In view of the arguments outlined above, one can conclude that the apprehension that English language will lose its value because of globalisation is ungrounded indeed.
Nowadays, people spend too much time at work to the extent that they hardly have time for their personal life. Discuss.
Different people get success in different fields. Some people work long hours to get success, but others feel that spend free time for joy than Wealth. Which style closely relates you and explain your views?
work, life, balance, too much time at work, good or bad, opinion
“There is a price to pay for everything” is an old adage. Globalization, increasing competition and advances in technology has lured people to materialistic luxuries. Everyone wants big homes to live in, branded clothes and shoes to wear; and high end luxury cars to drive. For which the price to pay is work harder and longer hours.
To achieve aforementioned luxuries, people have started working very hard. At work, employees are given very difficult targets with tight deadlines which tie them to their workplace. Such models are often incentive based. Many companies are now paying employees on performance based only. Such people are always worried about work and often go home very late or take their office work to their homes. On the other hand, businessmen lead a stressful life too – increasing inflation and competition makes it difficult for them to attract consumers.
This behaviour not only affects their personal lives drastically but is detrimental to their health. They do not spend time with their families and often the children do not get to spend time with their fathers except Sunday. On Sunday too, they want to rest and charge themselves for the busy and stressful week ahead. Such stories are very common in India where there is cut-throat competition in every field. Such working hours make them unhappy and insecure in life.
To conclude, anything done too much is not good. Thus, both employees and employers should have a work life balance to increase efficiency in work and happiness in life.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in an era in which new things are constantly being invented?
Talk about pros and cons of this era as it is full of daily inventions.
Daily inventions, new things, everyday, good or bad
Our ancestors are believed to have lived their lives under the control of nature. Now technology is driving our life. It is playing pivotal role in shaping our life. Some people think that life updated with inventions is more comfortable, while others argue that pitfalls of these inventions will bring misery. I am inclined to believe that our sophisticated life by daily inventions will become miserable. The following paragraphs will analyze the pros and cons of new inventions and suggest that our life should have more control in our hand than fully depending on technologies.
First of all, people's life today has been tremendously affected by computer. Computer is used in every aspect of human life from reading newspapers, booking tickets, purchasing favorite products to automation in industries. Nevertheless, looking at other side, there has been rise in cybercrimes such as hacking, copyright infringement and financial fraud. For instance, companies such as eBay, Target, and Sony had faced huge drop in sales due to cyber-attacks in their business.
Second of all, the introduction of new cost-efficient farming methods in agriculture have replaced dozens of human workers and yielded high production. Nonetheless, the negative side effects of adapting these techniques have resulted in environmental pollution and extinction of ecosystems. For example, due to usage of highly contaminated chemical fertilizers in soil the underground water is heavily polluted.
In conclusion, the foregoing discussion propounds the view that though new inventions are essential for certain activities, depending on them for everyday life will put us at a considerable risk. Further it is expected that the people make cognizance of the fact and use them eminently for their betterments in life.
Write about any recent invention that you think proved beneficial or detrimental to society.
It is an era of inventions. Technological advances have made our life easier. From taking a holiday to moon to sending messages with a click – everything is possible. One such astonishing invention is Smart phones.
Smart phones are mobile phones that are not only used for calls and texts messages but many other features. They are like mini computers with internet that allows users to download various applications that can help them at work, home and to stay connected with their friends and families. There are endless applications for entertainment such as games and music; utilities such as compass and flashlight; and productivity such as health and fitness apps to track the number of miles you have run or the amount of calories consumed. It is altogether a new world.
Consequently, smart phones have made people socially averse. Many people shy away from communicating to people when they meet or over the telephone as they find it easy to talk via texts or online messages or tweets. During social events, many are glued to their phones to stay updated, missing all the fun they can have when they are with people.
Too much of anything is bad. Undoubtedly smart phone have changed the lives of people in a good way but have increased several psychological diseases.
Discuss the reasons behind the decline of libraries day by day.
We live in an information age. Technology changed the lives of people in more than many ways. One such change was the way people read books. In my opinion, there are two major reasons for the shift in paradigm.
Firstly, there has been a change in preference in the mode of reading books, electronic books (e-books) are gaining popularity. E-books can be downloaded on smart phones, tablets and reading devices such as Kindle and Kobo. These small, sleek and user friendly devices can store millions of e-books on all sorts of topics. A lot of people read while travelling on trains and buses – devices are very convenient as readers no longer need to carry heavy books.
Secondly, Google was introduced with the advent of internet. The search engine answers all questions and queries. People find it easy to use and it is spontaneous. On the other hand, finding right books in libraries on time can be difficult and reading through pages to find answer can be time consuming. This is one my major reason for the library shutdown in many cities.
In my opinion, unfortunately libraries will keep losing importance. Advances in technology will keep changing our lives and new devices that make our lives easy will lure us.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad.
Overseas education is gaining popularity in many countries including India. Every year thousands of Indian students go to western countries to study. While some feel that education is better than the local colleges or universities in India, others feel that it is very difficult to get an admission in reputed Indian colleges due to competition.
Studying in a foreign land brings a number of advantages. The most obvious is that it broadens our mind. Experiencing new culture, speaking languages in different accent, celebrating new festivals, meeting people with different backgrounds, adapting to their cuisines and seeing a complete different way of life is an enhancing experience that builds confidence and flexible.
However, studying in a different country is quite expensive. The university fees and the costs of living are generally high. It imposes financial burden on student's families. Many students have to borrow large education loans in order to pay tuition fees. Another disadvantage is that students have to live away from their family and friends.
Like every side has two coins, studying overseas has its own gains and disadvantages. It is a rich experience that opens a window full of opportunities if students overcome or find ways to adjust to challenges.
Our planet is suffering from a multitude of problems. Which one is the biggest problem and what are some of things that can be done to resolve it?
These days, it has become a growing trend to see an upsurge in a number of problems all over the world. In my opinion, pollution is the biggest of all. In this essay, I will elaborate this problem and recommend some suggestions to overcome this soaring concern.
There are a myriad of consequences of pollution in the world. The most conspicuous one is that pollutants from industries and other sources contribute to deteriorating the environment. Not only do they have an adverse impact on the ecology, but they also cause people to suffer from a range of diseases. Needless to say, all these demerits have a far-reaching impact on flora and fauna.
Steps to deal with this problem are many, but the most significant ones are not remote or complicated, but accessible and practicable. Primarily, the government should introduce stringent laws and regulations to ensure that factories and manufacturers use eco-friendly measures in producing goods. Besides, the international organizations can raise funds and thus help underprivileged nations to fight off pollution in every sphere. Last but not least, an awareness programme to educate people of the harmful effects of pollution can also be initiated.
From what has been discussed, one can conclude that the situation that has stemmed from pollution can be successfully remedied, provided that the aforementioned measures are taken. Its harmful effects are indeed too dire to ignore.
You are given climate as the field of study. Which area will you prefer? Explain why have you picked up the particular area for your study.
Global climate change is a major threatening issue affecting all aspects of our life in the world. Therefore, if I was given climate as my field of study, I would like to study the reasons for global climate change issue and solutions to curb them.
First of all, there is a reason for choosing this particular area of study. The global temperature continuously increasing and we have been experiencing the hottest climate throughout the year. Due to the rise in temperature, millions of people are at risk of heavy rainfalls, severe floods, hazardous air pollution, drinking water shortages and droughts. Global warming has disrupted the terrestrial ecosystems and many species are in danger of extinction. For example, the extinction of mosaic tailed rat in Australia is a potential loss to our environment. Because of above mentioned reasons, the issues of climate change must be addressed with a sense of urgency.
Second of all, global warming is a result of human activity. Every single person should contribute in the process of reducing the greenhouse gas emission. For instance, using cycles, car-pooling and public transport instead of private vehicles will gradually reduce the carbon gas emission in air. Further, replacing plastic bags by using cloth bags and minimizing gas and electricity consumption by installing solar energy generation systems will significantly decrease their carbon footprints in the earth.
In conclusion, the foregoing discussion propounds the view that the roles of individuals are important to combat this global issue. Further, it is expected that the people make cognizance of the fact and should start implementing simple changes in their lives to make this world a better place to live for their posterities.