IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 840 - To improving the public health other measures should be taken

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Many people think that increasing the number of sports facilities is the best way to improve the public health. Others however, say that this is not an effective way of improving the public health and other measures should be taken.

Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

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

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
In today's modern world, the cases of people who are facing health related problems are increasing dramatically. Hence, there are numerous people who assert that it is crucial for government to increase the number of sports facilities in order to tackle this problem. However, some people are of the opinion that other effective ways are needed as sports facilities would have a minimum impact on their health. In this essay, we will examine both sides of the arguments before reaching a reasonable conclusion.

Undoubtedly, there is a direct link between the increase in number of sports facilities and the public health. To begin, people are being offered a valuable opportunity to do more exercises. Nowadays, the sports facilities are too expensive and are not affordable by an individual with low income. Thus, the provided sports facilities will definitely give them a chance to keep fit without the need of spending a huge chunk of money to buy sports equipment. According to a recent research, the weight of a person will decline for about 5kg in 3 week time if they do exercise regularly, for example, 30 minutes a day. As a result, health-related problems like obesity and high blood pressure can be avoided.

Nevertheless, in the twenty-first century, people focus solely on their works which causes them to have very limited time to do exercise. Thus, the increasing number of sports facilities may have little or no effect on their health as they do not access to them frequently. Other measures which could prove useful in curbing this health problem are, therefore, required. One of the effective measures is increasing the number of health care units which allows the city inhabitants to seek for guidance and to have a body checkup regularly. A study has shown that people these days are more rely on figures on their medical checkup reports to help them to maintain good health. For example, doctors will advise their patients to reduce the intake of glucose rich food if they are diabetic patients. The following preventive measures are that government should organise more campaigns which promote the importance of having a healthy body. Once the public realise the negative impacts of health problems have in their lives, they may probably pick up the good habits to maintain good health.

In conclusion, sports facilities are, admittedly, opening up an avenue for the public to do more exercises, however, I believe there are more useful preventive measures that can be taken to improve our health. Our nation will continue to prosper and flourish if every citizen owns a healthy body which allows them to contribute endlessly to the society.

[ Written by - Lee Wing Qeen  ]

Model Answer 2:
In our modern society, the question how to improve public health has been widely discussed. A fair portion of people believe that increasing the number of sports facilities is the best way to improve public health, while others hold the opposite point of view. As for me, I believe that increasing number of sports facilities and medical care are both important to improve public health.

First, more sports facilities, such as gym and football playground, can offer the great improvement of public health. Nowadays, we have more pressure from work, life and even relationship, so doing exercise becomes a good way to relax. For example, the gyms of Pure and California Fitness have already placed in many areas. The recently published data shows that, in HongKong, increasing number of businessmen prefer to go to gym after work, which can definitely improve public health. Therefore, more and more sports facilities can improve public health.

Second, people should pay more attention on medical care, which is another import way to improve public health. In my hometown, for instance, the government made a new policy in 2014, which was to encourage people, especially elderly people, to do the body check at least once a year. The government would pay half fee for body check for all citizens. This policy makes more and more people can prevent serious disease in the early stage. Medical care set by our government improves public health efficiently. In this case, the other perfect way is to pay more attention on medical care.

In my opinion, it is impossible to say that there is only one way to improve public health. We should work both on increasing numbers of sports facilities and setting up more medical cares for public. Both of the ways can keep us healthy and away from getting bad diseases.

[ Written by - Wang Zhe, Veta  ]

Model Answer 3:
It is highly debated that whether more numbers of sports facilities is the most significant solution to improve public health or other practices are essential along with. Sports obviously help people to build strong body structure and peaceful state of mind, but it cannot independently increase the level of public health. However, both groups have strong points in their respective choice.

Sports have been an important part of human life. Some people agree that it significantly make human health better on the ground that it makes people physically strong. Addition in sports facilities number is believed to attract more people to engage in athletic activities. People want to perform good sports and skills when they play any game, which promotes them to eat sufficient and supportive diets. This helps to maintain good public health. As increasing the number of sports facilities encourage more people to engage in such activities, and sports itself motivate human beings to take care of their health, addition in number of sports is the best choice to maintain a good public health.

In the other hand, most people believe additional measures are required for significant positive change in public health in addition to more sports facilities number, for example, public awareness regarding balanced diet, environmental issues and proper daily life practices. It cannot be expected that the number of people engaging in sports will dramatically increase only because there are more numbers of such facilities. Motivating programmes should be applied to encourage people to make sports an essential part of their life. Also, proper diet plan and adapting natural agricultural process is important as well. Regarding mental health, meditation and travelling is required in addition to sports. For example: my friend significantly improved his health playing football along with proper diet plan and meditation.

In conclusion, increment in number of sports facilities cannot independently improve public health.

[ Written by - Shrestha  ]

Model Answer 4:
Health and fitness of people is declining and it has become a focus issue recently. Some individuals argue that improving exercise facilities can be the best effort to increase community health. However, some others believe that sport facility only accounts little effect on health and other actions should be made to develop health. This essay will discuss both these views through the following paragraphs.

To begin with, lack of workout is believed as one of the risk factors of several illnesses since it is required to secrete energy and maintain cardiovascular health. Low participation of people in doing exercise can be influenced by limited number of sport center available. Thus, improving sport facilities can be a good alternative providing favorable and measurable workout equipments for individuals. Canada, for example, has successfully reduced the prevalence of hypertension in that country since a number of workout centers are ubiquitous and people have become more intense visiting sport club to do regular workout.

Despite of workout, food intake also significantly determines public health. Several health issues are associated with poor diet consumption. Diabetic, for instance, becomes susceptible to people consuming fast-food mostly in their daily meal as it may improve the number of excessive glucose and trans-fat into body. Hence, one of the solutions for this dietary problem is by reducing fast-food consumption and adopting a norm of organic food into daily account.

Among other effective measures, government should encourage people to use bicycle and walk to reach their work place. The office authorities should also encourage people to move whenever possible and should persuade them to work out during breaks.
All in all, attracting people’s enthusiasm to exercise more often by increasing sport center and changing diet habit from fast-food to organic one are necessary in elevating community health degree.

[ Written by - Linda  ]


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