People think that government should increase the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles to solve environmental problems. Give your opinion.

It is widely believe that the effective solution to combat environmental problems by government is to raise fuel prices for private transports. While I accept that this could have some effects in short-term, I believe that there are many measures to improve these problems.

On the one hand, rising the cost of fuel like petrol or oil could help address the environmental problems. Firstly, in terms of private cars, when the government increase the fuel costs, it means that commuting costs would rapidly go down. People may take public transport or cycle or carpool to work and study rather than use their private vehicles. As the result, this would help reduce the amount of exhaust fumes produced in the air. Secondly, from the perspective of other vehicles such as truck or haulage services, goods would be delivered by train rather than use by truck. Both these measures lead to less emissions released into the atmosphere and mitigating air pollution.

On the other hand, I believe that the government would have better policies to solve environmenta problems. The main policy is that government should support a part of financial for business’s public transport services because this would decrease bus and train fee for passengers in order to go to work regularly by public transport. Another point that needs to mentioned is that government could reduce pollution by raising people’s environmental awareness about the significance of the protecting the earth.

In conclusion, although rising fuel prices could have benefits the environment, it seems to me that more measures would be more effective in the long term.

It is widely believe (wrong verb form) that an the effective solution to combat environmental problems is for the by government is to raise fuel prices for vehicles. private transports. (wrong word ) While I accept that this could have some short-term effects in short-term, I believe that there are many measures to improve these problems. (wrong expression. You can improve the situation, or solve these problems.)

On the one hand, rising (wrong word ) the cost of fuel like petrol or oil could help address the environmental problems. Firstly, First, in terms of private cars, when the government increase (wrong verb form) the fuel costs, it means that commuting costs would rapidly go down. (That does not make sense. If the price of petrol is higher, the costs of driving are also higher.) People may take public transport or cycle or carpool to work and school study rather than use their private vehicles. As the result, this would help reduce the amount of exhaust fumes produced in the air. Secondly, Second, from the perspective of other vehicles such as trucks or commercial vehicles, haulage services, goods would be delivered by train rather than use by truck. Both these measures lead to less emissions released into the atmosphere and mitigating lower air pollution.

On the other hand, I believe that the government would have (Do not write your opinion in the body paragraphs. Put it in the introduction and conclusion.) there are better policies to solve environmenta problems. The main policy is that government should support a part of financial (I do not understand. Financial is an adjective. "Support part of financial" makes no sense.) for business’s public transport services because this would decrease bus and train ticket prices fee for passengers in order to so that they will go to work regularly by public transport. Another point that needs to mentioned is that government could reduce pollution by raising people’s environmental awareness about the significance of the protecting the earth.

In conclusion, although rising fuel prices could have benefits for the environment, it seems to me that more other measures would be more effective in the long term.

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Why I use " firstly, secondly" is wrong?

" The main policy is that government should support a part of financial" . It is my mistake. I mean that " .....the government should give financial support to business companies ......"

Can I write " I would argue that " instead of " I believe that" in paragraph three?

I saw some example essays writing by Simon who is a famous Ielts teacher. In essays relating to discuss both of views and give your opinion, he wrote " I would argue that ......" or I believe that ....." in paragraph three to give opinion.

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Lê Thị Thanh TrúcWhy I use " firstly, secondly" is wrong?

Even though these words are grammatically correct, they sound very antiquated and old-fashioned in modern writing, especially in American English. These words are ok in British English, and you will see sample essays using these words by writers from the UK. But if you want to learn international business English, learn and use the forms accepted by all dialects of English. First, second, third... is accepted in all varieties of English.

In American English, the "-ly" forms are still being used in legal documents such as government legislation and contracts. I cannot remember reading them in everyday writing or hearing them in conversation among my friends and colleagues..

Here are some frequency statistics for first as compared to firstly. Click on the blue links.

1. First is used as both an adjective and adverb, but mostly as an adjective.

2. Firstly is only used as an adverb .

3. When first as an adverb is compared to the adverb firstly , the overwhelming choice is "first."


The New York Times Manual on this subject is very succinct and clear.

Lê Thị Thanh TrúcIn essays relating to discuss both of views and give your opinion, he wrote " I would argue that ......" or I believe that ....." in paragraph three to give opinion.

I know, but there are other IELTS examiners and teachers who discourage this. If you do it, you will be going against their advice.

I have read websites and listed to lessons by quite a few excellent teachers over a period of several years. My advice is based on a combination of all of them. If one of them advises not to write a certain way, I add that to my mental list of IELTS best practice advice.

It is better to have an essay that would get good marks from all of them, don't you think?