Đề IELTS Writing task 2 ra ngày 15/8/2020 về một chủ đề khá hàn lâm – Space Exploration (thám hiểm không gian). Tuy đề bài rất “straightforward”, không khó về logic và cũng không “đặt bẫy” người viết, nhưng nếu không có kiến thức – từ vựng về không gian thì sẽ rất khó để triển khai. Cùng đến với bài viết mẫu band 8.0+ của thầy Tú Phạm – chủ nhiệm IPP nhé!
Some people believe that spending money on developing technology for space exploration is unjustifiable and there are more beneficial ways to spend this money. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Exploring the universe has long been a topic of controversy as many do not see a clear benefit of it. Some further argue that investments into space technology are wasteful, and that money should be directed to other fields such as solving energy problems. On this matter, evidence has proven otherwise.
Those who state that it is not worth it to expend money for space exploration may have overlooked the advantages this brings to humans. Today, tangible benefits can be reaped from this activity. This can be clearly seen in the development of low-orbit satellites. Based on previous space research, scientists have found a way to launch thousands of these satellites at a relatively low cost. This means ultra-fast satellite internet will be omnipresent on Earth, and can be serviced to earthlings at a lower price compared with the old 4G or even the newest 5G one, without the need to install thousands-of-miles-long- submarine internet cables. In this case, the amount allocated to developing space technology has been well-spent.
In many important fields including energy, the idea of reducing the budget for space exploration in unwise. In fact, space exploration has opened up new opportunities that may solve some pre-existing energy problems on Earth better than many other energy technologies. The depletion of fossil fuels, for example, can be well-addressed by a space technology called space-based solar power, which has been proven to be far more efficient than traditional solar cells, because in space no incoming solar energy is lost by reflection and absorption. Although space-based solar energy could not be commercialised some decades ago due to high launching cost, modern space technology can make it possible in the near future. Once this happens, humans will have access to one of the greatest sources of sustainable power ever found.
In summary, there are compelling reasons why money should be allocated to space exploration. It saves people’s money and provides a sustainable and efficient way to generate energy. There can be other areas to spend money on, but that does not stop investments in space technology from being justifiable.
– 349 words, written by Tu Pham –
Một số từ vựng và collocations đáng chú ý:
– tangible: hữu hình, có thể nhìn thấy được
– low-orbit satellite: vệ tinh quỹ đạo thấp
– omnipresent: có mặt ở khắp nơi
– earthling: con người (sống ở trái đất)
– submarine: dưới mặt biển
– depletion: sự cạn kiệt
– fossil fuel: nhiên liệu hóa thạch
– justifiable: hợp lý, chính đáng
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