You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Task: Electronic waste has become a serious problem.
Why is it a problem and how it can be solved?
Write at least 250 words.
E-Waste is the term used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded products. It consists of all waste from electronic and electrical appliances which have reached their end-of-life period or are no longer fit for their original intended use and are destined for recovery, recycling or disposal. Recent years have witnessed a drastic increase in the amount of e-waste. This has become a pressing problem for many countries. In this essay I will look at why e-waste is dangerous and propose some solutions to tackle this challenge.
E-Waste contains both valuable as well as hazardous materials which require special handling and recycling methods. It contains ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastic, glass, wood and plywood, printed circuit boards, concrete, ceramics, rubber and another items. Iron and steel constitute about 50% of the waste, followed by plastic (21%), non-ferrous metal (13%) and other constituents.
Due to rapid advances in technology electronic appliances become obsolete quickly. This coupled with explosive sales in consumer electronics, means that more products are being disposed of, even if they still work. As an example, In the USA, about 400 million units per year of consumer electronics are scrapped, according to recycling industry experts. Recycling e-waste is not like recycling cardboard. These products are not easy to recycle and they are not designed for recycling.
The matter of the fact is that discarded electronics are managed badly and most e-waste still goes in the landfill in spite of hazardous, sometimes radioactive, materials like lead, plastic, chromium, mercury, beryllium, cadmium and acids. Moreover, all around the world, the quantity of electrical and electronic waste generated each year has assumed alarming proportions. Thus, e-waste has become a threat to the environment.
However, there are ways to deal with this rising issue. Effective e-waste management skills and techniques should be developed and implemented. Producers can contribute their share of work by taking the responsibility of e-waste management. They should reuse the parts as it would be more than appropriate since it is already their field and it would be a profitable business for them. Making consumers more aware of the ill-effects of improper handling and disposal would also be beneficial. In fact, some companies are already getting a head start by placing especially dedicated e-bins.
To sum up, e-waste management has become the need of the hour. I believe that governments and manufacturing companies should give a priority to this issue.
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Essay is bit longer and contain 390 words. IELTS require 250 words approx. So please just carry idea from above essay.
With changing times, people opinion about schools has also changed. There was a time when school was regarded as a place of learning and held a very high importance among people. But with passage of time, people have form the opinion that schools is merely turning students into good citizens or followers rather than great individuals.
Such a question can more likely come in agree/disagree category. Let us have a look at some of the possible ideas for school.
Schools turn children into good citizens or workers
- The main idea of school is to teach students discipline which helps them becoming better citizens.
- Children are taught the preconceived notion of what is right and wrong.
- Schools are part of society and therefore teach what is already there in it, rather than ways of changing it.
Schools benefit children as individuals
- Schools help children to discover their potential.
- A school provides the child with the option of choosing the subjects he/she prefers, allowing them to work on their strengths.
- Teachers in school are trained to help students understand their strengths and weakness.
- The extra curricular activities help children to build confidence required for living life.
So, go on and practice this essay, write it in your style, keeping in mind the things to be considered while writing an IELTS essay.
History for many has been that subject, that goes above head and hard to remember. Many fumble over its dates and others don’t understand the reason of those wars. No, matter what it be, history for some, remains subject of, “why should I even study it?” However, there are even some people, who believe history to be a very essential subject to understand the present.
This topic could be asked on either agree/disagree or discuss. Let us have a look at some of the ideas for the topic, Is history a waste of time?
History is a waste of time
- Most of the people, rather than understanding the event tend to memorize the dates, names and facts of history. This information is not useful in our daily lives.
- History is rarely relevant in the lives of individuals so it is better that they focus on science and technology.
- Many school ciriculum are fixed and rarely changed. So, there is no current history, the only history that helps understand the world we live in.
- Each historical event has its own different perspective. An individual can understand the event in his/her own way, making the event and its teachings irrelevant.
History holds importance in lives
- History helps young people understand their culture and country and explains the reasons for their current status.
- History teaches us travesties such as holocaust. Knowing them makes it sure that such events don’t take place ever again in future.
- History tells us about the battles our forefathers have fought to give us a bright future. This helps to give respect where it is required.
- Valuable information can be found in history, such as traditional medicines. Understanding them can help us make use of them in our present lives.
- History helps to understand change. It shows what led to the circumstances and what could be the future if we continue doing the same.
With the advent of technology, computers are replacing books at a very fast pace and some people believe that in the fist of books vs technology, now libraries must spend on technology rather than books. Well, you are more likely to be asked to either agree/disagree or discuss. Let us have a look at some of the ideas for the topic.
Libraries must invest in books
- Not all books are available in digital form, especially some specialized editions.
- Paper books are more reliable in a way that they cannot be deleted accidentally.
- Everything comes and goes. It might be even possible that someday internet is not available or closes down. Throwing away books might not be the best option.
- Internet has a plethora of sites. Children must be given books to read rather than internet as they might end up watching uncensored sites as well.
- Seeing books, often inspires and stimulates imagination.
Libraries must spend money on technology
- Technology is more cost effective as compared to books. For instance, to store the same information in books, one requires more space as compared to e-books.
- Computers offer better customer services as compared to books, because locating information in computers is easier than in books.
- Providing technology opens up a new world of information wherein people can access internet for information than that provided solely by library.