Academic Writing Task 2 #20
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write at least 250 words.
Write about the following topic:
As people live longer and longer, the idea of cloning human beings in order to provide spare parts is becoming a reality. The idea horrifies most people, yet it is no longer mere science fiction.
To what extent do you agree with such a procedure?
Have you any reservations?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Answer:

In todays world, the use of biomedical science at the tissue or cellular level, for the well being of humans is ever increasing. Some believe that the procedure of cloning the whole human body should be done to tackle the ageing process. However, it is disagreed to duplicate individuals for such purpose due to some problems associated with it.

The biotechnology has been of the utmost importance in the recent past, as it helps in mitigating many effects of life threatening diseases. For instance, the stem cells are parents to any type of cells of the body because they can divide into any specific type. So.these are used to treat the advanced Parkinsons disease to replace the compromised small parts of the brain with healthy cells. Another useful application of this technology is to treat certain types of the blood cancer, by replacing the old bone marrow with the newer one, giving satisfactory results. Hence, this shows that undoubtedly , cloning of cells is fruitful for mankind in many ways.

Nevertheless, duplicating of the human body is debatable as there are many ethical and demographic implications related to this. One of them is, it is not socially acceptable for the society to see many look alike copies of the same person because it can be catastrophic. For example, if a clone has committed a crime but the original individual gets captured due to a remarkable similarity between them. then this is not a beneficial aspect of cloning and Therefore, this ethical reason undermines the cloning procedure of humans. In addition, another reservation which comes to mind is the demographic imbalance between the old and the young population, as the reproductive rate will get slower which will burden the global economy with less manpower thus, justifying the cloning only on a cellular level.

Having discussed reasons in favour of the cellular cloning and against the copying of the human beings, it is clear that there are serious problems associated with this. Although, the stem cell studies should be continued to cure conditions which are not treatable with traditional medical procedures.


Comments/Feedback:

Where is the thesis statement. Remember it is disagreed means the majority disagree. It does not indicate your opinion. (Have you ever seen it is disagreed anywhere in written English?). TA – Its unwise to say undoubtedly unless you are absolutely sure that you have convinced the reader. The introduction ends in a contradiction// CC – para 3 is good and helps me to decide on the band// LR – there is enough less common collocation to warrant a strong band// G – there are a few non-native speaker slips// So, Id say: TA – 6 (you confuse Javokhir so we have to assume that every reader would have the same reaction – and for the reason he gives so his feedback is more valuable than my comments)// G – 7// LR – 8// G – 8// = 7.0. [i would be very surprised if this were an authentic question, The topic is a gift from heaven for doctors, and that doesnt often happen in IELTS, does it?

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