IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 732 - People are under pressure nowadays and their lives are becoming stressful

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

It is a fact that people are under more pressure nowadays and their lives are becoming increasingly stressful. What could be the possible reasons for this? What are some solutions to address this issue?

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
The life of humans in today's society is becoming more and more stressful. People have to face many problems and overcome a lot of hurdles to live in the current society. There are couple of reasons for this miserable life, some have family issues and some have office disturbance and while others have business disputes. In this essay I will discuss some key reasons for stressful life and in the end I will give solutions to the situation.

Firstly, the main problem which is causing our lives more problematic is traffic problem, whether you have to go to college, school or office, have to overcome the traffic congestion, blockage or line-in in at the traffic signals. Heavy rush at roads causes the stress and when they reach their destination still they are feeling the miseries of the route, and at the end they are not so fresh to start their day. The same situation while going back home adding up to the office tension and resulting in home fights.
Secondly, the house hold problems are adding a huge part in stressful life. When you have less income than your expenditure than problems start in your married life and having one kid adds up the tension. You always worry about grocery, garments, rents and bills; these all necessities dominate your income and leave you with only tensions.

These problems could be eradicated wisely by taking decision. You can overcome traffic problems by shifting nearer to your office or business. Government can balance this issue by building multi-tier flats in nearby commercial area, or commuting transport or tram to office thus reducing the travel time and miseries. Another step Government should be taking is by lowering the bills and grocery items and setting the minimum wages for the general public. But eventually, every person should have to take steps to remove the stress by own efforts or helping each other to live happy life.

[ Written by - Bilal Ahsan ]

Model Answer 2:
The modern world struggles for existence is the key to one's success. Apparently this has made the life of every individual a highly stressful one. There are many aspects attributing to this struggle like health reasons, financial insecurity, work pressure etc. Serious measures need to be taken to overcome this stress. Today those areas will be discussed in details.

Firstly, a healthy life is the precursor to happiness. So, the major contributor towards the stress in a normal person's life is their unhealthy condition. For instance, an employee who due to health reasons takes a week off from work, get a lot of work pressure when rejoins the organization, hence, leading toward an enormous stress. Moreover, studies all around the world have proved that individuals in poor financial condition lead a more stressful life when compared to the wealthy one. For example, a daily worker who just manages to earn enough for his/her daily meals, always have a tension of missing one day's wage. Thus, after analyzing the above points we are in a position to state that poor health and wealth condition catalyzes to the stress of a person.

Now once we have discovered the reasons leading to stress, it's time to discuss the preventive majors for it. The entity playing the key role in stress control is the government. If the government is well managed and they have proper plans in place to overcome the health and wealth uncertainty of every individual, then the stress does automatically reduces. For example, if a poor worker doesn't have to worry about his one day's wage loss then they can lead their life more peacefully. Hence, we can say that primarily the government needs to implement policies which will be attributing towards stress prevention.

After analyzing the reasons to stress and ways to overcome it, we can safely conclude that the health and wealth are the most important reasons attributing towards stress and the same can be solved by the few changes in the government policies. It is also believed that in future government will make a note and work towards this very critical issue.

[ Written by - Pramod Sah ]


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