IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 697 - It is better to promote healthy lifestyle than to treat the ill

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

It is better to promote healthy lifestyle than to treat the ill. More budgets should be spent on improving people’s healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend money for the treatment of the ill people.

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

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
A very crucial thing for our present government is that it has a scarcity of budget, and hence they cannot fulfil all the needs of people. However, the government spends public money for the treatment of illness and for promoting the healthy lifestyle. But the fact is whether the government must spend more money on patients or to prevent illness. I would like to discuss both contexts, which are prescribed in the following paragraphs.

One of the famous proverbs said by our ancestors is - “prevention is better than cure “; it’s better to take an earlier prevention rather than suffering at a later stage. The government has to take serious action in the earlier stage, it should provide all facility to make the environment clean. It should promote people to take necessary medication for the prevention of disease such as polio, rabies, Tuberculosis etc. It should not only provide facilities but it should also encourage people to lead a healthy, sober and peaceful life.

On the other hand, it is not only important to take the prevention, but it should also take care of people who are already ill.  No all people in the society lead a same standard of living, they differ from each other. The majority of them are unable to get a simple medication for their health, hence it’s a duty of the government to provide some facility for these people. It should provide some concession or free health check-up for the people who are really unable to make it.

To sum up, every human being has the equal right, none is greater or none is lower, it is necessary to give equal importance to both, a patient and an ill person to have a peaceful nation.

[ Written by - Vinutha. K. N ]
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+1 # Prisca Samosir 2016-07-02 14:17
Essay Topic: Some people think it is more important for government to spend public money on promoting healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend it on the treatment of people who are already ill.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some societies assume that it is more crucial for government to pay out state finance on promoting wholesome lifestyle in consideration to hinder disease rather than to expend it on the people’s medication who are already sick. I somewhat disagree with this view, because in my point of view using money for both- promoting healthy lifestyle and funding community treatment, are equally imperative for government.

I think allocating budget to promote healthy lifestyle to obstruct sickness in society is vital for government, because public health is a government’s responsibility. By doing socialization wholesome lifestyle will certainly impact to decrease the number of sick men, as a result it will drop the state budget for funding the medical cost. Moreover, such programmes do not need money as much as funding cure of societies, because promotion of the healthful lifestyle can be done in many ways. For instance this can be done by educating people and students, through advertisement and also through media such as newspaper, television, radio or articles in the internet.

I realize it is better to prevent diseases than to cure, but it does not mean that government should not provide budget to help funding the hospital costs, especially for people with a low income. Furthermore nowadays hospital bill is being more expensive, and as a result we often find news reporting regarding poor man died because he can not access the hospital services due to the high cost of hospital. Therefore, I strongly feel that it is also important for government to use the state’s budget for treatment which may be supported by creating programmes like health insurance subsidies for people.

In conclusion, I am convinced that using public budget on promoting healthy lifestyle will impede the illness in the society. Likewise funding for treating the ill is also important as a great number of people are already suffering and they have the right to get the proper medical service.
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