IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 550 - Life is now better that it was 100 years ago

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Life is now better that it was 100 years ago.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
It is certainly true that there has been a huge change that took place in our ways of living with the time and it is now more developed and convenient than the past. Although I agree with the given statement but I do not agree completely. In my point of view, both of times have their own significances and people are similarly enjoyed and suffered in both eras.

First of all, regarding the past, a century ago people probably had a peaceful life. At that time, the proportion of crimes was significantly low. For example, folks usually lived in their community despite having any fear of burglary, stealing, kidnaping or terrorist attacks, which are the most common incidences at present. Secondly, a century ago, there was no problem of traffic congestions, as there were very negligible numbers of four wheelers running on British roads. Moreover, during that time family bonds were very strong. Such as, there was almost zero incidence of family breakdown while nowadays it is remarked as one kind of tradition.

In the present time, there is an improved lifestyle and this mostly enjoyed by the city people. This is due to the advent of modern technology. For instance, the internet brings people together and makes their work faster where within a millisecond people can send their message to people of another part of the world. To add with, health facilities have developed in such a way that, death ratio is remarkably low in developed countries because saving the life has now become very easy.

To conclude, I believe that, both of the eras bear its importance. In one hand, people are living in a high-tech era, where every single comfort is now in their hand but at the same time, family bonds are loosening gradually. On the other hand, a century ago, people lived a fearless and enjoyable life but without the lights of technological comfort and advent.

[ by - Fatima Chowdhury ]

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0 # Gagan 2017-10-14 10:11
It is difficult for me. Any easy solution?
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0 # Amy 2016-06-20 15:37
Wow, this is impressive!
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+4 # Kavery 2016-03-21 05:59
Life standard has improved dramatically in the present era due to marvellous developments in almost all important areas. Though the positive values that we have lost with this advancement cannot be overlooked, there is no denying that these changes are remarkably beneficial to mankind. This essay supports the viewpoint that life in these days is better than it was a century back.

Undeniably, life today is simpler and easier. We have fewer diseases, more food production capacity, a better diplomatic relation among nations and more freedom than the people in the last century had. Computers and the internet have interconnected the world and any information is only a mouse-click away. With technological progress, people can keep in touch with their dear ones within the fraction of a second even if they are located on two different continents. Air travel has become cheaper and affordable than the past. Besides, life expectancy has reached to the highest level and infant and maternal mortality rate have declined significantly. Furthermore, new medicines and medical equipment have been invented and many epidemic and fatal diseases have been completely eradicated.

In contrast, with the technological advancement, our lifestyle has entirely changed. The physical inactivity and fast foods have paved the way for many of the unheard diseases. Cancer and other genetic or lifestyle diseases are the good illustrations for this. DModern modes of transportation have damaged the entire ecosystem and have led to serious complications like global warming. Dependency on mobile phones and computers has destroyed the traditional culture and personal relationship. We have lost our family tie and important morals.

To conclude, science and technology have tremendously advanced the human's life though we have lost some of our valuable values that we had in the past.
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