IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 566 - Modern life style is completely different from the way people lived

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Modern life style is completely different from the way people lived in the past. Some people think that the changes have been very positive while, some others believe they have negative.

Which point of view do you agree with? Why?

Give reasons for your answers and provide relevant example and experience you might have.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:
Life style is changing tremendously over the years. People shape their life pattern with regard to the emerging trends of the society. Some people uphold it as positive trend, while others have reservations about it. In my opinion, modern life style poses more disadvantages than advantages.
On the one hand, there are some merits due to the advent of new style of life. Firstly, in today’s life people accept the life pattern which are convenient. Since there are troves of resources or choices to adapt, they absorb the most suitable version so they feel more comfortable. Moreover, modern life style has several facilities which reduces physical workload and make their duty easier. As a result the community adopts these technologies to assist them in their daily chores. In addition to it, it is very time saving. Nowadays ‘time became money’, hence society feel these changes as a blessing to survive in this competitive world.
On the other hand, there are several arguments to encounter its merits. Firstly, changes in life style have pernicious influence on health. To make it more clear, new food habits like fast foods, persevered foods, soft drinks etc are the primary cause for killer diseases like cancer. Also sedentary life style and lack of physical activity leads to obesity and ends up in diseases like diabetes mellitus, hypertension etc. In addition, round the clock use of modern devises like mobile phones, computers internets etc affect the human body due to radiations. Another important factor is that, there is reduced interaction and communication in the family compared to the past. Since both parents are working with different shift hours, they did not get time to meet each other, and no time to talk with children. Thus they lead a machinery life rather than family life. In fact, we can say that parents are failures to mould a child especially the personality and overall development. In addition, new generations lack our values, customs, cultures etc due to the introduction of other modern styles. Thus, they adapt other customs or values which are convenient without considering its drawbacks.
To sum up, it is proved beyond doubt that new style of life pattern has more negative impact than positive change. We should use our prudence and discernment while adopting any changes in our life pattern and not be swayed by its vast benefits.
[by Jayesh Joseph ]
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