IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 640 - Many children these days have an unhealthy lifestyle

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Many children these days have an unhealthy lifestyle. Both schools and parents are equally responsible for solving this problem.

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

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

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
We often hear of an escalating trend in children leading to feeble life-style over media. Although, many believe that both parents and educational institutes share equal responsibility in addressing this growing problem, I disagree, and feel that it is the utmost responsibility of the parents to change the unhealthy etiquette of adolescents.

Being the primary care takers, children spend most of the time with their parents and their eating habits influence them. Parents can become role model for their children, by making healthy choices of what nutritious food they should have and physical activities to participate in that will main the equilibrium in life. For instance, if children observe that their parents prefer nutritious meal over junk food, exercise regularly to remain fit and participate in different sporting events or physical activities, child habits will change for better. Being the guardian and mentor they can be very effective than schools in changing their life-style.

Furthermore, teaching institutes are primarily focused on providing elementary education to the students. Their job is to concentrate more on improving their skills, team building, help them in their coursework and develop their personality.  They usually have less time to look into their dietary plans or how they behave at home. Moreover, they cannot control what a child does in their spare time.

To conclude, I believe that only parents can effectively address the unhealthy ways of living of children. As primary care takers, they are close to their children and their responsibility is more than that of schools.

[ by - Syed Tauseef ]

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