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It is important to consider how to solve the traffic and pollution problems that many countries are experiencing. Although some people feel raising the price of petrol is the most efficient method to solve these issues, others argue that this method is far from being the best and I strongly agree. In addition to discussing my opinion in this essay, I will recommend effective and efficient measures.


To begin with, if governments of various countries instruct owners of petrol stations to increase the price of petrol, it will most likely not reduce the rate at which people buy petrol, and thus it will not solve those problems. In other words, almost everyone has realised that petrol is the only thing that can fuel their vehicles, and walking long distances everyday to save cost is practically impossible, so people will buy petrol no matter what it costs. In Ghana, for example, when the price of petrol was increased, the problems of high volume of traffic and environmental pollution were still present because the citizens continued buying and using petrol. It is, therefore, safe to assume that if this is done anywhere, it will have a similar effect.


So how should we tackle this problem? Construction of wider roads and educating citizens on the dangers of environmental pollution can reduce traffic and pollution issues, which are becoming more and more common. To illustrate, countries such as France, America, and Germany experienced a significant reduction in the volume of traffic after roads in those countries were widened. Furthermore, surveys have revealed that most people who pollute the environment do so because they are not aware of the harmful effects of pollution. Hence, educating people on these effects should be enough to solve the issue of pollution.


Overall, increasing the price of petrol to tackle tackle traffic and pollution issues will be inefficient because the action is not going to prevent people from using petrol, and constructing wider roads and educating citizens on pollution are effective ways to address this problem

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Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve traffic and pollution problems. To what extent do you agree or diagree? What other measures do you think might be effective?

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It is important to consider how to solve the traffic and pollution problems that many countries are experiencing. Although some people feel that raising the price of petrol is the most [ 1] efficient effective approach, method to solve these issues, others disagree and point to various other alternatives. I tend to agree with the latter. argue that this method is far from being the best and I strongly agree. In addition to discussing my opinion in this essay, I will recommend effective and efficient measures.

To begin with, if governments of various countries instruct owners of petrol stations to increase the price of petrol, it will most likely not reduce the amount people buy and use rate at which people buy petrol, and thus it will not solve those problems. In other words, almost everyone has realised that petrol is the only thing that can fuel their vehicles, because most societies are dependent on the car as the most popular mode of transport, and because of the lack of real alternatives to it. walking long distances everyday to save cost is practically impossible, so people will buy petrol no matter what it costs. [ 2] In Ghana, for example, when the price of petrol was increased, the problems of high volume of traffic and environmental pollution were still present because the citizens continued buying and using petrol. It is, therefore, safe to assume that if this is done anywhere, it will have a similar effect.

[ 3] So how should we tackle this problem?

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[ 1]: “efficient” means it does not cost a lot of resources (e.g. money).

[ 2]: That is not a good example. It just repeats what you already said, and just adds “Ghana”! Instead, you should present other points. For example, you could argue that alternative transportation modes are inadequate in many places, and that other sources (e.g. factories and agriculture) contribute more to the problem of pollution.

[ 3]: Avoid using questions in an IELTS essay. Write a clear and straightforward topic sentence, such as:

Nevertheless, there are various other solutions which can be quite effective in reducing the volume of car traffic as well as pollution.

Then, talk about promoting public transport, reducing urban sprawl, having dedicated bicycle lanes, … And, taxing polluting manufacturers, investing in environment-friendly energy generation.

Revise and post below.

Thank you so much. I am very grateful

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It is important to consider how to solve the traffic and pollution problems that many countries are experiencing. Although some people feel that raising the price of petrol is the most effective approach, others disagree and point to various other alternatives. I agree with the latter opinion.


To begin with, if governments increase the price of petrol, it will most likely not reduce the amount people buy and use. The reason for this is most people are dependent on cars for transportation, and there is no real alternative. In many countries, alternative transportation modes, such as trains and public buses, are inadequate, so most people there see cars as their only option. Additionally, industrial factories contribute just as much as, if not even more than, petrol-driven vehicles to air pollution, and they are responsible for land and water pollution as well, which petrol-driven vehicles do not play any role in. For example, factories in many parts of the world contaminate the air by blowing chemical vapours through vents; factories do not always dispose their waste properly, and at times, they throw dirts in rivers and lakes, polluting the water supply.

Nevertheless, there are various other solutions which can be quite effective in reducing the volume of car traffic as well as pollution. The first is promotion of public transportation, which can be done by offering incentives, such as free bus and transit passes, in addition to improving the quality of subways and other forms of public transport. This would encourage more people to use public transport, reducing the number of private cars on the roads. Not only would this reduce traffic congeston, there would also be a reduction in greenhouse gases emissions because, according to research, private cars are the biggest sources of greenhouse gases, accounting for nearly one-fifth of emissions in many major cities. Another solution, perhaps a long-term one, is to invest in renewable energy, such as wind and solar energy. This would reduce our reliance on fossil fuel, and consequently its consumption.

In conclusion, I do not believe making the price of petrol higher is a good way to deal with traffic and pollution problems, because it will not discourage people from using cars . Promoting public transport and investing in renewable energy are more effective measures.

It is important to consider how to solve the traffic and pollution problems that many countries are experiencing. Although some people feel that raising the price of petrol is the most effective approach, others disagree and point to various other alternatives. I agree with the latter opinion.

To begin with, if governments increase the price of petrol, it will most likely not reduce the amount people buy and use. The reason for this is most people are dependent on cars for transportation, and there is no real alternative. In many countries, alternative transportation modes, such as trains and public buses, are inadequate, so most people there see cars as their only option. Additionally, industrial factories contribute just as much as, if not even more than, petrol-driven vehicles to air pollution, and they are responsible for land and water pollution as well. , which petrol-driven vehicles do not play any role in. For example, factories in many parts of the world contaminate the air by blowing chemical vapours through vents; factories do not always dispose their waste properly, and at times, they throw dirts in rivers and lakes, polluting the water supply.

Nevertheless, there are various other solutions which can be quite effective in reducing the volume of car traffic as well as pollution. The first is promotion of public transportation, which can be done by offering incentives, such as free bus and transit passes, in addition to improving the quality of subways and other forms of public transport. This would encourage more people to use public transport, reducing reduce the number of private cars on the road s. Not only would this reduce traffic congeston, there would also be a reduction in and greenhouse gases emissions. because, according to research, private cars are the biggest sources of greenhouse gases, accounting for nearly one-fifth of emissions in many major cities. Another solution, perhaps a long-term one, is to invest in renewable energy, such as wind and solar energy. This would reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. , and consequently its consumption.

In conclusion, I do not believe making the price of petrol higher is a good way to deal with a useful solution for traffic and pollution problems, because it will not discourage people from using cars. Promoting public transport and investing in renewable energy are more effective measures.

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Note the text I crossed out. This is to keep your word count near the expected 250 words. In the real exam, you will not have enough time to write much more than that.