IELTS General examination response to a Task 2 question seen this month in Pune, India

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Ryan’s note:

  • This essay question calls for a straightforward argument essay structure.  If you are new to essay writing, try to pinpoint the thesis, outlining sentence, examples and restatement of thesis in the following response.  To review, watch my video on proper argument essay structure at  Good luck!

Television has changed the quality of life for the ordinary person.  Do you agree or disagree?

One of the most globally influential inventions of the twentieth century is the television.  The efficiency with which television has made the conveying of information is remarkable.  It is argued that television has altered the quality of life for the ordinary person.  This will be shown by looking at both how televised images alter the speed with which information is exchanged and how television has caused social restructuring.

Firstly, the invention of television has revolutionized the way humanity shares information with one another.  For example, during the Second World War, televised visuals were extremely effective in maintaining a heightened understanding of the situation overseas for Americans and Canadians at home.  Because of television, these families were able to more clearly comprehend the difficulties their young men and women were facing and it is argued this was an improvement to the living standards their ancestors experienced during World War I.

Secondly, television has fundamentally affected the manner in which people interact with each other.  For instance, traditionally a person would congregate with others for entertainment, but with the advent of television this did not need to happen.  Thus, television in effect has replaced communal interaction as the main outlet for amusement among most people.  Whether this is for better or worse, it is difficult to argue television has not radically changed the lifestyle of ordinary people.

After analyzing how television changed both the way global information is shared and the level to which people interact with each other, it is felt the degree to which television has affected the lives of most human beings is significant.  It is believed television has paved the way for new media sources such as the Internet.

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9 Responses to IELTS General examination response to a Task 2 question seen this month in Pune, India

  1. Kiran Makkar says:

    Very nice essay. Thanks.

  2. Ahmad says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Its me again Ahmad…

    Thanks for answering my questions…i know they bit hard to answer..but yeah thanks anyway….

    ok now i have done my Ielts today…and it wasn’t too bad…

    I think writing wasn’t that difficult…Below are the questions which they ask us to do..

    i am gonna try and remember the exact wordings.

    Essay Question =

    People Now a days live longer than they used to be.

    What has caused this situation?

    Is it a Negative or Positive Development?


    Letter question =

    letter was sort of about writing someone about an event that was held in your area..

    and there was like three different things they told us explain…

    1. detail of the event.

    2. what you like in that event.

    3. tell them if there was anything to improve / something like that 🙁

    but yeah Ryan writing wasn’t that difficult i finish everything like 50 mins…

    • Ryan says:

      Hoping it went well, Ahmed! Glad to hear you had extra time to review your written responses.

      Thank you for sharing those questions. I will post responses to them in the coming days.

      Please come back and let us know your score.

    • Ryan says:


      By the way, where did you take the exam?

  3. sherin says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this essay .

  4. Anonymous says:

    hey Ryan buddy..

    Thanks for your quick reply again 😉

    here is Australia (Sydney)….

    yeah i will…I will able to check my results on 1st june..

    Yeah one of my class mate he score extra ordinary last night…

    he got 9, 8.5 , 8 but unfortunately 6.5 in reading 🙁

    but he is going for re-checking..cos he is pretty he done well…

    yeah but one thing i was gonna ask know above wirting essay question is it a discussion essay is it???

    cos i am pretty sure it is?? 🙁

    but i will get back to you soon..

    God Bless you…

  5. Ahmad says:

    Hey ryan,

    I did my exam here in Australia (Sydney)…

    I will definitely when I get my results..

    I have a quick question for you…above essay question was a discussion essay was it??

    and you know i follow the same pattern following you videos and that book **HOW TO WRITE AT A LEVEL 9**

    Para #1 = i explained background sentence +detail background sentence + Statement of points of view to be analyzed + outline sentence

    Para # 2 == I explained like advanced technology was one the reasons which benefited human kind to live longer….In the past it was hard to find what disease it is and one have to wait until the symptoms appear but now a days with advanced technology we can easily find out the disease…

    Para # 3 == I talk about old people are one the resource from which we learn or better understand our culture and tradition ++ some people think like this is negative thing because more of our tax revenue spent on them….

    Conclusion # 4 last para == once again i talk about advanced technology is one the major reason which benefited human kind ++ i explained it’s a positive development because of the above reason and i added one line saying that as a human its our responsibility to save human and look after each other…

    yeah i dono what i am gonna get..but yeah near to me i did well 🙁

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