IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 941 - Old people should be taken care by government
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Old age people should be taken care by government and it is not the responsibility of the family.
Do you agree or disagree?
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:
Advancement in technology and globalization have transformed each facet of life and revolution is family structure is no exception. In the wake of various job opportunities people have migrated to other nations as a result concept of nuclear family has carved the cliche in community. It has germinated a vehement argument that who should take care of old age people at home. Though I am convinced that parents have brought up the children and now onus is on them to pay the debt, but I disagree that it is only family’s responsibility and government should not devise measures in the benefit of parents.
To begin with, it is widely claimed that children are nothing without parents. Parents as guardian have taught everything from speaking to walking. Evidently, children should look after parents when they become old as it is not only moral responsibility but also it is the duty as a son or daughter.
On the flip side, I also agree that government must take adequate measures to assist old age people. On account of increasing social equality husband and wife both are working professional in demanding work environment. Thus, looking after parents has become impossible. Moreover, relying on children will not be helpful for old age people as they will end up cooking foods and babysitting their grand children. Therefore, cabinet must pass bills to facilitate old dwellers with monthly pensions and old age houses to help them in their difficult time. The old people have contributed to the country in many ways including paying the tax and the government should ensure their proper care from the fund the country has or from the money it collects from the tax payers.
To conclude, while relatives should accompany retired people in their need, but I am convinced that government must stamp out steps in the goodwill of these people.
[ Written by - Anshuman Mishra ]