In many countries, the legal driving age is 18 years old. Some people believe it is the right age to learn how to drive a car, whereas others say that the minimum age should be 25. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
You should write at least 250 words.
Cars are essential in one’s daily life and many teenagers look forward to acquiring a driver’s license when they reach legal driving age. Some adults aver that the minimum age must be twenty-five years old citing that mature drivers are safer drivers. On the other hand, others maintain that late teens have to be entitled to drive a car for their work and leisure. I believe the latter must be prioritized.
To begin with, some risk-averse adults tend to claim that it is too dangerous for people in their early twenties to drive a car as traffic accidents could be fatal. This is based on an assumption that young drivers are less compliant with traffic rules and unaware of the potential risk in driving. To give you an example, having come of age, every year a few new adults end up running over innocent pedestrians after drinking too much alcohol. If the licenses were given a few years later, they might have acquired a more matured attitude towards alcohol and these accidents could have been prevented. Thus, raising legal driving age is a way to reduce traffic accidents.
Nevertheless, others state that changing the current system would significantly restrict twenty somethings as they need a license for their jobs and journeys. Indeed, it is common in many countries that a not insignificant proportion of high school graduates start working in industries where a driver’s license is required. To illustrate this, an adolescent, who wants to be a private tour guide using a car, needs to wait until the legal driving age to initiate his business. If he had to wait until he became twenty-five years old, the prospect would be less than enticing. Overall, a driver’s license is a basic prerequisite for young adults to ensure as many vocational choices as seniors benefit from.
To summarize, it is understandable that some citizens are apprehensive about young motorists in terms of safety. However, in my view, the right to drive has to be given to adolescents as they deserve the same individual rights as other adults.
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→トピックのパラフレーズと自分の主張の提示。Discuss both views and give your opinion – 運転免許の取得年齢の引き上げの賛否について述べたうえで、自分の意見を主張する必要があります。
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→ main idea : it is too dangerous for people in their early twenties to drive a car as traffic accidents could be fatal –交通事故で命を失う可能がありことを踏まえると、20代前半の人が運転をするのは危険すぎる。Main ideaの内容について、後続の文章で説明を加えていきます。
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→ main idea : changing the current system would significantly restrict twenty somethings as they need a license for their jobs and journeys – 現行の運転免許制度の変更(引き上げ) は仕事や余暇で運転免許を必要とする20代の行動を著しく制限することになる。Main ideaの内容について、後続の文章で説明を加えていきます。
→Body paragraphs のパラフレーズ。
people in their twenties と同義。意味は「20代の人々」
A young personと同義。本文では未成年の意味で使っています。
・Key words in this topic
A driver’s license
Be compliant with traffic rules
a not insignificant proportion of
Come of age
A basic prerequisite
less than enticing
・Other useful expressions in IELTS Writing TASK2
A continues to be a controversial topic
From my perspective, / In my opinion,
Firmly express one’s opinion と同義。意味は「強く主張する」
Say something is certainly trueと同義。意味は「―は正しいと強く主張する」
To begin with,
I espouse the former ( or the latter )
Having said that
On top of that
In addition と同義。意味は「さらに」
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