IELTS Speaking topic: A good news

Describe a piece of good news you heard from TV or the Internet.
You should say:
what the news was about
when you got this news
where you got this news from
and explain why you think it was a good piece of news.

Well, I’d like to talk about the news about the law to cut the use of the plastic bags. Several years ago, our Chinese government approved a law to reduce the excessive consumption of the plastic bags which proved to be a main source of pollution because the bags aren’t degradable. I got this news in the CCTV-1 news channel.

In the past, people could get the plastic bags from various supermarkets for free. As a result, our country had witnessed high consumption of the white pollution for years which would take centuries to degrade. Therefore, we’d like to see a law banning the use of plastic bags in supermarkets and shopping malls while encouraging people to use paper or cotton bags, or repeatedly use the handy plastic bags instead.

Consequently, things are improving. Large supermarket chains, such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour in China, have started to introduce reusable bags and give some rewards to customers who refuse to use plastic bags. As well as that, the law also raises the public’s green awareness to protect our environment, with various efforts to reduce the carbon footprint. For example people tend to buy the fuel efficiency vehicles instead of the gas-guzzlers in order to emit less carbon dioxide in the same mileage.

Discussions — 10 Responses

  • Hong Chao 04/05/2015 on 21:50

    Thanks for your essay…it is really helpful and close to our daily life! The law to ban the usage of plastic bag is really a good move for China!

    • pirlo Hong Chao 04/05/2015 on 22:26

      Thank you for visiting to my blog. You know, I’m a Chinese guy, so all the essays I wrote are about things in China.

      • safeer pirlo 27/09/2016 on 14:57

        Could you give some answers for common.

  • Burhan 31/05/2015 on 00:53

    Thank you very much!!!

  • bhupinder 15/06/2015 on 23:08

    Very eassy topic in this site so very helpfull for every student

    • pirlo bhupinder 16/06/2015 on 14:38

      Thank you for your compliment!

  • Lovepreet 24/01/2016 on 03:54

    Very simple and attractive use of language

  • safeer 27/09/2016 on 14:56

    Fine and great explanation . It really helps me. Thank u sooooooooo much

  • Tony YU 22/08/2017 on 20:01

    I’m Chinese living in New Zealand. This sample article is extremely useful me as I’m preparing for my ielts exam.

    • pirlo Tony YU 27/08/2017 on 23:22

      I am very glad to hear that, hoping it can help your English test.