IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 449 - Most countries want to improve standard of living through economic development
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Most countries want to improve standard of living through economic development, however, others think social value is lost as a result. Do you think the advantages of economic development outweigh the disadvantages?
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 1:
Living in a high standard level is the ultimate goal of many people. All of us are doing our best to live in comfort and peace. Governments try to satisfy their citizens' needs and provide them with all means of happiness and advance. To do this the economy of should be improved.
Sample Answer 2:
Economic development is very essential for any country because economical condition of a country will left very heavy impact on the daily routines of the citizens of that country. The economic development is directly linked to the better living standards of the people of the country. If any country wants to provide a better living standard to the citizens and wants to provide essential needs of living (i.e. food, clothes and shelter) to every citizen, country should be capable and have strong economical development.
If economical development is up to the mark, the living standards would be improved automatically. Through stable economic conditions job opportunities will be created, circulation of money in the market will take place in suitable manner. I think if any country puts all the focus to improve standard of living through economical development, citizens of that country will have to work hard and have to spend most of their time in their work and as a result the social value and social life of the people will cut off. Because economical stability comes in result of impressive hard work and one should sacrifice something in order to earn another things.
I personally believe that economical development is the best and most appropriate option for good living standards and the advantages of that development always outweigh the disadvantages. Economically developed nations do not suffer from social moral and social bonding. Rather, it is deteriorating in countries where economic development is yet to achieve.
In conclusion, economic development is the most essential part of a nation’s progress and it does not mean that the development will degrade the social values.
[ by - Bilawal Ali ]
Sample Answer 3:
Over the last few decades, many countries are aggressively involved in improving the economic condition and uplifting the living standard of the people. Whereas, on the other hand, there are also people who believe that in the race of improving the living standard, people are neglecting the social values. I also believe that people nowadays are more concerned about possessing materialistic success which has overshadowed the need of social values.
Sample Answer 4:
It is perceived by most countries that by developing their economy, the living standard of their people could be improved, but there are those who believe that economic growth could result to lose of social values.
It is certainly true that countries with developed economies have improved their people's lives because of their advanced standard of public services such as health and education. Improved health care can improve quality of life through treating diseases and increasing people's life expectancy. Also, increased educational standards can give the population a greater diversity of skills and literacy. This enables greater opportunity and freedom. In my knowledge, I have learned that education is seen as an important development of welfare and happiness.
However, while we can obviously see the benefits of a developed economy, there are other people who perceive that this could lead to lose of social values. It means that with higher economic growth, this may result to longer hours of work. Then working parents would not have enough quality time to spend with their children. Hence, children will tend to emulate their bad influence peers and eventually involve to an antisocial activities or juvenile delinquency, for instance the unguided young teenagers, mainly African and Caribbean Americans in New York City in the 20th century.
In conclusion, I certainly believe that through developing national economy, it will give people a better quality of life. Although it could affect families negatively, this would be just a little impact compared to the many benefits it could give to its society in terms of health and educational services.