Describe A Debatable Issue

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a debatable issue.

You should say:

What the issue is?
Why it is debatable?
What side you support?
And How you think it can be resolved?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer:

Well, it is not uncommon to see debates getting sparked on minor as well as significant issues and the topic which is very much in controversies these in society.

What the issue is?
The one I am going to talk about is whether the employees should be allowed to continue to work from home or not. The thing is that during the Corona pandemic, the employees were supposed to work from home.

Why it is debatable?
The fact is that there was a complete lockdown, and it was not feasible for companies to allow their employees to visit the office regularly. This is the reason employees started working from home. Now, the debate is that the employees want to continue to work from home.

The fact is that earlier; they were unable to maintain or strike a balance between their professional and personal lives. Now, they can do it better because they are not wasting the time that they were wasting earlier travelling to and from work.

But, there is another segment or a group which believes that working from home is having a detrimental impact, especially on the work efficiency of the employees. They are not giving there 100 percent to work.

At the same time, their professionalism and commitment towards work I also affected. Since there is no interaction with their colleagues or there is no supervision of their employers.

What side you support?
For that reason, they are not working as they should be, and if I talk about myself, I too believe that there is certainly a drastic fall in the professionalism of workers.

They are becoming lethargic, and thats the reason why I think the best idea to resolve this debate or to come up with the best solution to resolve this problem is that the workers and the employers should come up with some kind of agreement.

How you think it can be resolved? and Conclusion:
There has to be an arrangement under which employees are expected to visit their workplace a few days a week while they may continue to work from home for the rest. This way, both parties would be satisfied, and the problem would be resolved.

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