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Overpopulation Essays

by rahul



Overpopulation of Urban Areas

Overpopulation of urban areas has led to numerous problems.

Identify one or two serious ones and suggest ways that governments and individuals can tackle these problems?

Many cities in the world are suffering from a lot of problems due to the enormous increase in the human population. The two main problems due to overpopulation are poverty and pollution. But, it is the duty of the government and the individuals to find solutions and overcome this.

First of all, Poverty is considered to be the most serious issue in today’s world, regardless of the fact that cities are overpopulated. Therefore, if the population is rising continuously it will lead to an even more horrifying situation. Secondly, the environment will also be greatly affected due to the pollution caused by humans.

However, the government can overcome this problem with a set of protocols. Firstly, they should create more awareness of the problem by explaining how the low-income families are affected by it. Secondly, the authorities must create a set of protocols which the citizens should abide to. Finally, the government should provide some incentives for the people who follow the rules. For example, in China the families with only one child are taken care of by the government. So majority of the families will think a lot before having a second child.

Similarly, the individuals should be aware of the situation and act accordingly. Females should follow preventive measures like birth control pills. In addition to this, they can find ways to reduce pollution by using recycled products and even limit the number of vehicles a family has. For instance, there are some countries in the world which allow only one motorized vehicle per family and exceeding that will result in a punishment.

In conclusion, increased population in urban cities has led to a number of serious problems. But, the government and the individuals should outrun this by following certain rules and by learning to live with it.

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Rise in the World's Population Essay

by Marty

The continued rise in the world’s population is the greatest problem faced by humanity at the present time.

What are the causes of this continued rise?

Do you agree that it is the greatest problem faced by humanity?

World's population has increased drastically over the decades which is considered to be a major issue faced by humans nowadays. I agree that overpopulation is the greatest problem. In this essay. I will discuss the reason behind this such as improved medical care and better living conditions.

To begin with, life expectancy is higher than in the past. This is because people have access to more effective health care, advanced treatments and innovative medication. For instance, the creation of vaccines has helped us to deal with global diseases that in the past caused mass deaths. Another considerable explanation, it can be argued, deals with the wide availability of fresh food and drinking water. These needs are key requirements not just for essential survival, but for long-term physical well-being. In addition, a lack of nutrition is proved to lead to serious health-related problems. On the other hand, the economic growth of many countries has given a better lifestyle to people allowing them to have more children. For example, a family who is financially stable is more likely to have a big family.

Considering the number of humans growing day by day, It goes without saying that our planet is now in crisis and might eventually run out of resources to feed every single person. Furthermore, the levels of unemployment are rising as it is not possible to create enough jobs.

To conclude, the continued growth in the world's population is caused by many factors, and I strongly believe that it is a threat to humanity, and therefore we should immediately take action.

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The Use of Public Parks Essay

by Arvind Sharma

Although many people value their public parks, this space could be better used for other purposes such as residential areas for the ever growing population or to develop business and boost economies.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this?

Parks are important to our life; they give us clean and fresh air and gives us an area of jogging, walking and playing. It is argued by many that park space can be used for residential purposes as there is a need of space due to the growing population in our societies. I believe, not only park provides relaxation and greenery; it also takes us close to nature which is lacking due to ever-growing increase of concrete buildings.

Nevertheless, after hard work everyone needs relaxation and rest which most of the times is fulfilled by parks. The relaxing environment of park gives a soothing experience for anyone who is looking for tranquillity. For instance, I go to office every day and after returning I sit and relax in the park to cool down my mind from the stress which I took from my office ( Which is usually taken from my office). Moreover, parks provide shade in summers and can be used for basking in winters. People enjoy sitting under a tree or bushes which keeps them out from the hot sunshine in summer seasons. Similarly, in winters, people love to sit in the park to bask and to get rid of the cold waves.

However, due to the large area acquired by the park and growing demand for residential buildings there is a need to contemplate on the need of parks. It has been evident in the past that demolishing of parks and making space for the buildings is sufficing the need of residential space. For instance, urbanisation is increasing day by day and covering large which was earlier acquired for the parks. Therefore, it is discernible that space can be made out from these parks for residential areas.

In conclusion, I believe, parks are a useful part of our life, they should be demolished to make space for residential colonies. Not only they bring us close to nature, they also provide necessary oxygen and greenery which is lacking these days in the urban areas full of concrete buildings.


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May 31, 2016
Fine writing
by: Anonymous


Firstly, be extra careful with your grammar. There are plenty of mistakes which can hinder you from getting a high score.

Secondly, your 3rd paragraph is confusing. Do you fully support, or partly concur with the idea of keeping those parks?

Finally, you should give more effort to write the conclusion. Don't just restate like that.

Anyway, it is a good essay, though.

Jun 04, 2016
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the essay
by: Anonymous


I really appreciate that you have read my essay and checked where I made the mistakes. You are right on the point that the 3rd paragraph seems to be ambivalent. I think that it should have been mentioned in the introduction whether I am going to write in the favor of having parks or against. I think that in the 3rd paragraph idea should have been extended.

I am bit confused about the task achievement. What if I do not write anything about the demolishing of the parks for making the room for others or for business, will this fulfill the task achievement?

Jun 07, 2016
The Use of Public Parks Essay
by: IELTS buddy

You are better to make sure you do address any points that are raised in the question as it could be seen to not be fully answering the question (thus getting a lower score for task achievement) if you do not.

So yes I would write about developing business and boosting economies.

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IELTS Essay - Overpopulation of Urban Areas

by gece

Overpopulation of urban areas has led to numerous problems.

Identify one or two serious ones and suggest ways that governments and individuals can tackle these problems.

Overpopulation especially in urban areas occurs unwanted results for the citizens and make people’s life harder in terms of fast-rising prices and less nature/oxygen caused by building new apartments and roads and by roads related with the endless traffic.

More population than expected means government and individuals have to take their own precautions to don’t get affected from its disadvantages. However, it is a fact that if a city hosting more people than expected when we look at its area, the prices of the goods, the houses increase accordingly. For example in Istanbul we hear the terribly high prices for everything and think that we cannot even afford to live by ourselves in that city. When we just buy some basic needs in terms of food, we cannot pay under a hundred Turkish liras in those areas, while a citizen from country pay much less maybe because they have their own gardens for tomatoes, corns, and some healthy herbs. For the government they should set a price for houses that no one can sell their houses at inflated prices. Of course, it is the inflation that makes people unhappy about the living conditions so government should work on that to decrease the rate. For individuals, city people can start to produce their own goods, they just need a soil and seeds to do. If they do not want to buy seeds they can use the cores from any vegetable they want to consume.

Our astonishing habitat started to disappear from the map because of cutting the trees for more parking lots, buildings (hotels, apartments), and for new alternative roads to decrease the traffic amount. Since it was the duty of government, besides the individuals who have right to a significant land, if they cut two hundred and thousand trees for a road, they can plant at least two hundred and thousand tree elsewhere to start a new habitat for animals and organisms. For us, the individuals we can start to choose public transportations more than our cars. If everyone would follow this like a rule to obey, than there will be need for new roads and people get more oxygen. We as a citizens of cities need more oxygen because in countries they have less building (just to live) and great amount of forest and lands. There has to be new transportation directions for less known areas and especially in luxury neighbourhoods so people get normalize to use public transportation and government have power to provide that.

Overpopulation is something that governments deals and individuals suffer from the consequences of it. It brings such disadvantages that government and individuals may done things they do not want to like cutting the trees for making roads and people have to plant their own foods if they want to get affected less from the constantly increasing prices. We as individuals and the government who protect us and want the best for us have power to change this unwanted system with some limitations and new solutions to this problem.

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