Sunday, May 6, 2018

A person's worth nowadays seems to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honour, kindness and trust, no longer seem important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

In this materialistic era, lot of people judge others by the status they have in the society with regard to their job title and the things they possess in life. However, it does not in any sense claim that moral values or ethics have no importance nowadays. I would say that I partially agree to the given statement claiming people are judged with their physical assets rather, people are usually judged by the way they behave and responds others.

To commence, even though it is agreed that people nowadays get more attracted towards showy life style, it in no mean suggests values are dying. First of all, job status and material possession do not help much when one is lacking a good character or good family background. For example, I have neighbour who possesses almost all the luxuries of life and lives a lavish life but almost no one from my society has even terms of talking with him, just because he has been to jail numbers of time in some criminal cases. This proves people still value character and morality more than money. Secondly, even though we use to say people are selfish, in my life I have often seen many noble people here and there, who help others without any selfish motif. I have been to many cases wherein I got accident or some emergencies and people without any personal benefit have helped me, just due to their own compassion or humanity. We still find people doing charity, respecting honesty and hard work and our systems too award heroes on the basis of their noble values.  

However, sometimes it seems the amount of money and other properties people own are one of the most important factors in achieving higher life standards. Money does not only make people feel safe and secure but also allows people to enjoy luxury, with which others get easily attracted. To cite an example, people usually respect the person with higher life standard and financial positions quite more than the one without it. So, many people respect or maintains good relationships with them who have higher economic standards or higher designations just because of an expectation to get help in their personal critical time. But on the whole, who earns pure respect by his virtues last longer, even after his death if not exaggerating, that one earns by his virtues rather than by money.  
To recapitulate, even though it is easy to find many people running after materialism, I assert a lot of other people are aware that material does not help on a long-term basis, and so they give priority to an individual's personality, character or ethical values. (445 words)

Nowadays in many families, the grandparents are responsible for bringing up children. Is it a good or bad development for grandparents? Give your own opinion and examples.

In today's contemporary era, with changing life styles, the roles of family members are changing. Owing to the hectic schedules of young couples, their children are mostly looked after by the older members of the family. Even though it seems quite relaxing trend at present, in my belief it would have numbers of harmful effect in the longer run for the aged people as they may face problems with their health at this age.

To begin with, even though it seems quite relaxing trend for working couples, it is practically difficult for senior people due to their poor health at this age. For instance, taking care of children requires lot of energy and agility itself, whereas old age people are usually found lacking stamina or suffering with lot of other age-related problems. Hence, giving them burden of children’s care will surely put them in trouble. Moreover, I personally feel that the former generation usually have had already contributed enough for the family and they have spent their whole life for rearing up their kids, so now they should be given ample amount of time to enjoy their retirement and live their life for themselves, rather than giving them extra loads of rearing grand-children. They, at this age, ought to be given space to live a life free from any of such responsibilities.    

However, on the other side, such a trend can give an unspoken happiness to older people when they play with their children’s children. In my culture, majority of senior people have a common dream of playing with their grand-children, because that gives them immense pleasure. Moreover, sometimes, when youngsters go to work, their parents feel lonely and bore at home and are not lefty with any other better options to kill their time but spending time with kids, instead by taking the accountability of the kids they themselves feel happy as they can somehow help their over hectic children. But on the whole, this responsibility is good till they can really enjoy it and it must not be thrusted upon the old people just because they are idle at home.

To recapitulate, I strongly feel grandparents ought to be given their enough part to enjoy retire life at that age and must not be burdened with any more extra responsibilities, instead parents need to be more calculative in managing time and work to look after their children, to make them competent enough for the latest world. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

IELTS Recent Exam- Writing Task 2 September 2017

1)  These days many advertisements are aimed at children. What effect do you think they have? Should advertising to children be more controlled and regulated? Write at least 250 words.

2)  Some people believe that the government should make university education free for all. Others disagree and say students should pay for their own education. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion. Write at least 250 words.

3)  Some people think it is a good idea to put children of different ages in the same class, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. 

4) Many people believe sport lessons are important in school timetable. Both boys and girls should take part in sports. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give your opinion and include relevant examples from your own experience.

5) Billions of dollars are spent on Space research every year. Instead, this money could be used to improve living conditions of people on Earth. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

6) Nowadays young people lack an understanding of how to manage their finances after they finish high school. Explain why they do not know how to manage money and how this can be changed.

7) Many people believe that economic development is necessary for a country’s success. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such approach?

8) In some countries, the amount of garbage has become an increasing problem. What are the causes of these problems? What can be done to solve this problem?

9) Many people make friends through social sites and chat rooms. Others believe that it is not a good idea to make friends without meeting them face to face. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

10) Some people think that nowadays children have too much freedom. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

11) Nowadays people from different countries watch and enjoy the same films, advertisements, music, and fashion. Do you agree or disagree? What are advantages and disadvantages of this development?

12) Some people get involved in sports that are dangerous for them. Why do some people get involved in such sports? What could be done to mitigate the danger involved?

13) Usually directors are paid much higher salaries than ordinary workers. Some people agree with this but others believe it is unfair. Discuss both views and give your own opinion on this topic.

14)  Many forms of advertisement are very powerful and they have a harmful effect on some people. Why is this the case? What solutions can be implemented to solve this problems.

15)  English is now considered to be a global language. Do you think the advantages of the spread of English as a global language outweighs its disadvantages?

16) Some people think that children should be punished when they commit crimes. Others think that their parents should be punished. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

17) Huge public spaces like parks and squares in towns and cities are important for cities. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons to support your answer.

18) A very high percentage of television advertisements are aimed at children. What is the effect on children? Should there be more control of advertisement?

19) Some people think that university education is important to have a successful life , while others think it is not needed nowadays . Discuss both points of view and give your opinion.

20)  Some people say that schools should teach good behaviour to children and introduce them to ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. Parents should not be the only ones responsible. Do you agree or disagree?

21)  Nowadays, telecommuting is being a common trend in people.(Working from home using computers and telephones) What are the advantages and disadvantages of this development?

22) Mobile phone enables us to take work or personal calls anywhere anytime. Do you think it has positive or negative impact on individuals and society?

23)  Advertising discourages us from being different and individuals eventually look the same. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

24)  All students should do some unpaid community service during their study. Do you agree or disagree? 

25)  Some people believe that development of business results in a loss of cultural ties between countries. Other people contradict this belief. Give your opinion

Monday, February 8, 2016

Recent IELTS WRITING TASK-2, INDIA January 2016. Nowadays leisure industry products and modern gadgets are widely used by young people. The use of these products reduces the young generation’s creativity. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion.

With the development in technology and in leisure industry, the devices to kill time have also been reformed. It is believed that the use of these modern gadgets ultimately kill their imagination or individuality. But on the other hand, these gadgets are playing a vital role in developing inventiveness of the people too. So, before going to any final conclusion, let us discuss on both the aspects of the contention. 

  • Disagreement with the topic.

  • Due to these techie gadgets only, the major amount of the youth power is accessible to technology and creativity.
  • World has come closer and hence technology has become simple and easily approachable by everyone, without these gadgets, most of the people would not have been aware about the latest up comings in field of technology, fashion, sports and so on.
  • Techie gadgets help in developing new ideas and ways. e.g. hundreds of application being launched everyday to make the life easier on app store. Without the use of android smart gadgets, this would not have been possible.
  • Thousands of applications and gadgets are there, which develop creative thinking, ideas, innovations and curiosity.
  • They are not just the time killing machines, but provide the plat form to learn, practise, master and show case our talent and ideas to the global audience.
  •   Other side of the coin

  • Copy-Pasting has killed and blocked new thinking and imagination.
  • Easy availability of ready material and contents of almost all fields, give birth to lack of necessity for creating new. e.g. Copying movies script, books, learning materials, scientific ideas and many other. Ultimately it kills creativity.
  • Overuse of these gadgets bring mental and physical stress and tiredness. 
  • To recapitulate

    The modern gadgets, no doubt sometimes kill the creativity of people, but this is limited to only those who do not love to be creative, for those who are creative by nature, these gadgets are nothing other than a boosting boon.

    -Hope this would be helpful. Love to see your names in the comment box. All the Best !

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Nowadays there is an increasing trend of big shopping centres opening up while small shops are closing down. What are the advantages or disadvantages of big shopping centres versus small local shops? What do you think about this trend?

The mammoth malls for shopping are superseding the small shops in today's hectic life style of people. Similar to many other latest trends, this also has ushered us to many advantages and disadvantages. Let us discuss both the sides of this contention before reaching a reasonable conclusion.

First of all, it is quite clear that big malls offer more convenience than local market, in terms of open choices, one-stop-shopping, weather obstacles or even bargaining. Moreover, shopping is no longer limited to a mere buying activity - it has become synonymous with splurging time and money. People simply go about roaming through the shopping mall in order to peep through the window of the shop and often ending up buying something they like. The consumers desire a combination of comfort and suitability which the shopping malls cater to, and so this format of shopping has become so popular all over the world, and especially in India. The inclusion of amenities like food corners, multiplexes, and interesting event shows attract more and more crowds to shopping malls. These are considered family hangout zones. Moreover, one can even beat the weather in a mall, let it be a heavy rain, scorching hot or freezing cold outside, we can shop in a mall with ease. Moreover, one of the biggest advantages, is single destination shopping. Let it be a small pin or a piano, cutlery or clothes, one can find everything at one place, without wondering for miles. Traffic congestion and commuting difficulties that are prevalent in India drive more and more consumers to the malls.

Looking at the other side, there are certain drawbacks as well. One of the biggest issues of shopping from mall is facing crowd. Mostly on weekends or holidays, the crowd of consumers and waiting at cash counter snatches the charm of shopping. If one is there just to buy a single item, he would never ever prefer waiting in that long queues to pay the bill. Apart from this, it is also important to be noted that these malls snatch bread and butter of hundreds of local shop owners and their workers. Sometimes, the freshness and aroma of vegetables and food items in malls never match with that of street markets.

To recapitulate, even though local markets have their own impact and value, they cannot make our buying experience  as interesting and comfortable as shopping malls. Hence in my personal view the expansion of shopping malls should be taken as a welcome trend. 
(Total - 415 words, Unique words- 252)

A person's worth nowadays seems to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honour, kindness and trust, no longer seem important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

In this materialistic era, lot of people judge others by the status they have in the society with regard to their job title and the ...