With The Increased Global Demand in Oil and Gas, Undiscovered Areas of the World Should be Opened Up to Access More Resources – IELTS Writing Task 2
With the increased global demand in oil and gas, undiscovered areas of the world should be opened up to access more resources. To what extent do you agree?
Opinion Essay (Agree or Disagree)
Sentences 1, 2 & 3: Introduce the topic.
Sentence 4 – I disagree with the notion of the essay.
Paragraphs 1 – Effect of the process on the environment.
Paragraph 2 – Countries will be discouraged.
Sum up and state your opinion.
Consumption of oil, gas and other fossil-based fuels has always been in great demand for various purposes globally. But the overuse of these fuels has caused depletion in their known sources. As a result, many people are of the opinion that unexplored areas should be made accessible to the industries for the search of these much-needed resources. However, from my perspective, this step should be avoided for many reasons which will be discussed in this essay.
Exploration of undiscovered areas for fuels means undertaking processes like survey, clearing of forest cover, drilling and mining. The first and foremost reason to prevent exploration of undiscovered areas is that clearing the forest cover will disrupt the ecosystem of the place and destroy its flora and fauna. It will create a chain reaction by increasing pollution, degrading the quality of the natural resources and destruction of the natural habitat due to constructions by the settlers. Giving access to unexplored lands, which are also sensitive, will make the land and its biodiversity vulnerable.
Moreover, in recent years, many countries are switching to sustainable energy resources in order to reduce pollution and make up for the reducing level of non-renewable fuel reserves. For example, Finland and Germany have planned to switch to wind energy as fossil fuel resources are becoming deficient. If fuel exploration in obscure lands is allowed, then the effort to switch to more viable sources of energy will become futile. No one will strive to work harder for the environment, and their focus will be only on profit.
However, various parts of the Antarctic and Arctic regions, and the forest of Amazon already being explored for different resources and research purposes have brought forward many unknown facts about the habitat of the region and helped scientists to find new species and reserves of minerals.
Finally, I will like to opine that, instead of thinking of personal gains, we should collectively consider the betterment of the environment and future generations. We should pledge not to disturb the unexplored areas on the face of the earth and preserve them. Instead, we should concentrate on bringing up new technologies that will conserve the limited resources and will not cause harm to the environment.
Meaning: to reduce in amount by using up
Eg: The overuse of minerals will lead to their depletion.
Meaning: able to be reached or easily got
Eg: The development of roads and railways made the mountains accessible.
Meaning: stop something continuing by creating a problem
Eg: “Do not disrupt the flow of the speech by talking among yourselves.”
- Flora and fauna
Meaning: a collection of plant and animal specifies in a given geographic location
Eg: The organization has conserved a wide range of flora and fauna in that region.
Meaning: capable of being physically or emotionally wounded
Eg: After her parents passed away, she became vulnerable.
Meaning: not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient
Eg: The food is deficient in minerals.
Meaning: unknown, or are known by only a few people
Eg: Many old languages have become obscure nowadays.
Meaning: incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successful
Eg: The doctors made a futile attempt to save the old patient.
Meaning: to make a formal, usually public, promise that you will do something
Eg: The President will pledge in front of the whole country.
Meaning: in a way that is done or shared by all members of a group of people; in a way that involves a whole group or society
Eg: “Do not worry; we will find a solution collectively.”
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