IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 438 - Parents and teachers make many rules for children to encourage good behaviour

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Parents and teachers make many rules for children to encourage good behaviour and protect them from danger. However children would benefit from fewer rules and greater freedom.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the above statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
To teach children good behaviours, respect for elders and dealing with society effectively teachers and parents impose so many rules. Since childhood we have grown up with many don'ts and do's which directly and indirectly taught us many lessons of life and made our life easy, comfortable and successful.

As a rule parents define time tables of all the activities to be done in a day which is called good habits like getting up early morning, staying clean, having food in time, respecting elders, loving youngers, not to trouble any one and so on. If a child follows these rules would greatly benefit in future life like having a healthy life, being amiable and punctual, caring others etc. Rule means a protection shield from possible harms. Out of their experience of their life our elders ask us to follow the rules and stop us if we are going towards wrong path.

Moreover these rules and punctuality would protect us from so many bad habits and keep us alert to choose right friends, become a good citizen and being able to take responsibilities.

In other way, if the children who are always under control and pressure of their parent's strict rules they face another challenge of life. For example those children will be less confident, poor in decision making skills and would not be able to lead others. They take time to mingle with society and hesitate to interact with anyone. They look for their elders always to show them path and lead them. As a result they would not be able to face real world and other people can take advantages of that, because they do not have sensibility to distinguish between right and wrong sometimes.

Hence I agree there should be certain rules to make children learn good things but we should not crush their emotions and feelings. Its parents and teachers’ responsibility to teach them why they have to follow the rules and how few things are not good for them. Sometimes they are needed to be given a chance to learn and face the society all by their own so that they should be free and alert to accept challenges, deal those issues and come up with a solution. This attitude and freedom will lead children to become better and stronger persons.

[ by - Namrata]

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