In this podcast, we look at NEW IELTS Task 2 questions about society and specifically the economy, and then talk about possible answers, including how to formulate the paragraphs and plan the essay.
Below are the questions, for the answers you will have to listen to the podcast available here.
Most people are undoubtedly influenced by heavy commercialisation and advertising of products; consumers are buying out of desire more than necessity. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Modern technology products such as smartphones and wearables are very addictive and should be banned. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?
In many countries, a small number of people are able to purchase very expensive luxurious products. Some people believe that this is good for the economy, but others think that governments should not allow products above a certain price level.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Some people claim that technology products have too short a lifespan and become redundant after just a few years. They say that the only way to increase product longevity is for governments to make legal requirements.
To what extent do you think laws are needed to increase a technological product’s life?
At the present time, the industrial waste of some countries includes a relatively large amount of dangerous but potentially valuable technological waste. Do the advantages of this situation outweigh the disadvantages?
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