IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 966 - In today's world people are living longer than past

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

In today's world people are living longer than past. What could be possible reasons for this? Many people think that this trend is negative for society. Do you agree or disagree with this?

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:
As world's economy has grown, earning potential amongst people increased at alarming rate. Thus this has caused increased lifestyle. Moreover medical developments also effects to give larger life to people. Many thinks that increased average life is beneficial for society. However others criticize it. In this essay both views are analyzed before a conclusion is reached.

The medical advancement, innovation and scientific researches on deadly diseases have made it possible for people to live longer than the previous generations. The improved life style, globalization and better medical facilities have increased the average life expectancy in many countries. The scarcity of foods and shelter was much more in the previous generation and famine was common in the last century but not anymore.

On the one hand, as number of aged people increases pressure on country's economy also increases. For example: in country like Japan, more age group is in between age 60-70.This has led to shortage of manpower in all sectors. Moreover government also needs to provide schemes for elderly people like pension schemes as well as other economical benefits for them. Thus from negative impacts of increase life can be seen.

However, on the other hand, in the decision making process if elderly people involved that would always be beneficial. For instance in Indian families grandparents have importance while taking any important decision. Additionally they can also be able to take care of any child of the family. Obviously, small children require love and sympathy which is always possible from them from their grandparents. From this link between longer life and positive effects on family structure has been seen. From this it is quite evident that longer life to people caused more benefits. The experience of older people could be used in education, politics and in other fields to enhance the overall economy of a country. Older people can give better suggestion to address a difficult situation from their experience and those experiences should be used in family and society. They preserve the manual way of living live and that has a great value to our society.

After analyzing, pros and cons of longer life, it has been proved that increases life gives more benefits to the society. This viewpoint is therefore supported. It is hoped that this trend will be effective in foreseeable future.

[ Written by - Deepak Tibhe ]

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