2018年11月1日场的雅思考试已经结束，为大家带来本场雅思写作大作文真题范文及范文解析，本期话题为政府投资类议论文，题目是：Public transport should be funded by the government so that it can be free for the people who use it.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement.公共交通应该由政府资助，这样使用它的人就可以免费使用。你在多大程度上同意或不同意这个说法。
neither feasible nor desirable既不可行也不可取
convenient andeconomical 方便经济的
alleviates traffic congestion and environment deterioration缓解交通堵塞和环境恶化
pose a tremendous burden on 带来巨大的负担
progress and prosperity 进步和繁荣
the enterprise of civil society 公民社会的开拓进取
more attractive and affordable 更有吸引力更实惠
the additional advantages 附加的优点
the flexibility of autonomous travel 自主出行的灵活性
Free availability of public transport clearly has a number of desirable advantages for people’s commuting as well as for the environment generally. Nevertheless, from myperspective, the practice that public transportation is totally invested by the government to achieve free of charge is neither feasible nor desirable.
Granted, it is the government’s responsibility to provide a convenient and economical traveling mode for citizens as the taxes paid by people should be allocated to improve theinfrastructure. In addition, free tickets will definitely reduce reliance on private vehicles. There is considerable evidence suggesting that where public transport options are cheaper, people will use them more frequently, which in return alleviates traffic congestion and environment deterioration.
However, there are overwhelmingly more undesirable consequences. First of all, a tremendous burden is likely to be posed on local government since public traffic is not the only industry that needs money to keep running. A country’s progress and prosperity need to improve other priorities, be they health care or education, on which the enterprise of civil society hinges. Moreover, this might increase the potential for unimaginable chaos as public system will definitely become overcrowded. People generally do not treasure those obtained freely, so vandalism might occur and more money is needed to maintain and preserve these facilities, which is the last thing governments would want.
On the contrary, public traffic system could be managed more effectively and made more attractive and affordable by private enterprises. Being more sensitive to the market, they tend to employ relevant experts to carry out research before designing routines, running time, ticket prices and so on. With tickets being purchased, individuals will also enjoy high level of service, which has the additional advantages of encouraging them to keep carriages clean whilst allowing them the flexibility of autonomous travel.
In summary, although free tickets will alleviate environment problems in a short time, more problems might be given rise to. Therefore, private companies rather than local government should assume the main responsibility to provide a convenient travel mode for people.