Sample Writing Task 2 essay topics on government policies:
1, The best way for governments to tackle air pollution is to increase the taxes on fuel, hence raising the cost of running a car. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
2, Many governments implement a city center toll in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion. Do the advantages of a city center toll outweigh its disadvantages?
3, Governments in developing countries tend to welcome foreign startups instead of promoting the growth of local ones. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?
4, Some people believe that governments should support the development of private healthcare, others claim that strengthening public healthcare will benefit many more patients. Discuss both views and give your opinions.
5, In many developing countries, talented individuals are flocking to developed economies to seek better academic and professional opportunities. What are the causes of this trend? What can governments in developing countries do to attract more talents?
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