Some people say that mobile phones should be banned – IELTS essay

Some people say that mobile phones should be banned in public places such as libraries, shops and public transport. Do you agree or disagree?



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Sample answer to the latest IELTS writing task 2 question in Feb 2015.

Mobile phones have become an essential part of life. Although they are very useful, they could be quite an irritant in public places if they kept ringing. Much has changed in the recent past mobiles phones have turned into smart phones which means that they are not used only as phones anymore. They should not be banned in public places as they do not disturb others. In the past feature phones were used and they could not be customized to vibrate or be silent when there was a call.
Nowadays, the general mindset of people and the government is to encourage the use of mobile phones everywhere including public places for various reasons. A mobile phone today is a bank, a camera, source of news, a mini computer and the main tool for communication. They are used to connect to internet and perform many everyday chores like shopping and sometime even work is done over the phone. They connect to the internet through a Wi-Fi network.
Wifi networks are like airwaves or signals to a TV. They deliver the internet to phones. Wifi can be accessed from public places including libraries, transport, cafe’s and shops, this is done to promote the use of mobile phones in public places. If at all a mobile phone in a public area is a potential problem for any reason then a sign or a public notice asking users to keep their phones in silent mode can be displayed.
To summarize, banning or restricting the use of mobile phones is counter productive and does not achieve any meaningful purpose. On the contrary, a place that restricts use of a mobile phone has few takers these days. The most important fact is that network through mobiles is as essential as air to breathe, water to drink, shelter or clothes for protection from the elements. Banning or restricting mobile phones must not even be considered since it does not harm anybody and there really is no valid reason to do restrict their use.



Banning mobile phones in puplic places- essay

Banning mobile phones in puplic places- essay

How to write this topic?

Step one : understand the question. It has a statement giving the opinion “Some people say that mobile phones should be banned in public places such as libraries, shops and public transport”. Then there is the question itself
-“Do you agree or disagree?”

Vocabulary:
1. Banned – Prohibited, illegal, forbidden or not allowed
meaning of banned in Thai – ห้าม , ซึ้งห้าม
in Vietnamese – cấm
in Spanish – prohibido
in Hindi – प्रतिबंधित, सीमित
in Russian – запрещенный
in Indonesian – dilarang
in Arabic – حظرت

Step 2: Give your opinion – if you agree, then support banning the and if you disagree then give reasons.
Step 3: Write your introduction with your opinion.

example: “Mobile phones have become an essential part of life. Although they are very useful, they could be quite an irritant in public places if they kept ringing. Much has changed in the recent past mobiles phones have turned into smart phones which means that they are not used only as phones anymore. They should not be banned in public places as they do not disturb others.”



step 4 : develop the topic – expand your reasons and give a perspective with examples.

” Nowadays, the general mindset of people and the government is to encourage the use of mobile phones everywhere including public places for various reasons. A mobile phone today is a bank, a camera, source of news, a mini computer and the main tool for communication. They are used to connect to internet and perform many everyday chores like shopping and sometime even work is done over the phone. They connect to the internet through a Wi-Fi network.
Wifi networks are like airwaves or signals to a TV. They deliver the internet to phones. Wifi can be accessed from public places including libraries, transport, cafe’s and shops, this is done to promote the use of mobile phones in public places. If at all a mobile phone in a public area is a potential problem for any reason then a sign or a public notice asking users to keep their phones in silent mode can be displayed.”

Step 5 : write your conclusion

To summarize, banning or restricting the use of mobile phones is counter productive and does not achieve any meaningful purpose. On the contrary, a place that restricts use of a mobile phone has few takers these days. The most important fact is that network through mobiles is as essential as air to breathe, water to drink, shelter or clothes for protection from the elements. Banning or restricting mobile phones must not even be considered since it does not harm anybody and there really is no valid reason to do restrict their use.

Now try to write this IELTS essay topic in your own words for practice, good luck.