IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 1122 - Children brought up in families with less money are better prepared

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Children brought up in families with less money are better prepared for life than those from wealthy families.

To what extent do you agree of disagree?

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

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer 1:
Money plays a pivotal role in today's social and family life and it has a relationship with the way a child grows up and prepares to meet the challenges in the future. Usually, rich families compensate better life and vice versa. However, some people argue that children who are brought up in middle-class families are often better prepared for their future than those who are brought up in wealthier families. I personally believe that children from wealthier families get better opportunities and they learn far more to be prepared for the future challenges.
 
On the one hand, it is said that families with less money prepare their children for better future as they always learn to value the important things and learn from their experiences. It is true that those children learn the key elements of life in their childhood- such as- the real value of money as well as how hard is it to earn, the importance of family tie and sharing. Often, those children learn to save money for their future use. Therefore they automatically prepare for setting a target in life and make plans for pursuing them. Therefore many significant qualities of life are learned by these children from such a family in their earlier stages in life.

On the other hand, children from wealthier families are little behind in terms of learning many important things in childhood when comparing with the mindset of poor children. However, they have all the facilities which they need for their education and future. For instance, they are well equipped with all the necessary requirements to start a business or joining a job without a hassle. Furthermore, those families build the foundation for their children to begin their life perfectly. The education, teaching and facilities those rich children get are far better than the education and teaching of the poor children. Moreover, those rich children will eventually learn the most important aspects of life, may be little latter than the poor children, but they have far greater facilities that will ultimately give them advantages in life.
 
To conclude, money and education build a better future life. Because of that, wealthier children have much better and flexible life than poor children. Therefore, I believe children from wealthy families get a competitive advantage than the children in poor families in terms of education and preparation for the future.

[Written by - Romesh Rodrigo]

Sample Answer 2:
It is believed that children who are raised in the low-income families are stronger in facing life difficulties than those who come from rich families. The following essay will discuss both views in details.
 
For a number of reasons, many experts believe that children who are brought up in the poor and low-income families are better prepared in facing life, as life is not always easy for everyone. Firstly, these children are accustomed living a simple lifestyle. Instead of having their own room, with all the toys and comfortable beds in the room, they have to sleep with their siblings in a small and uncomfortable room. They learn how to share, take care of others, manage the budgets and most importantly become contented with whatever they have. As these children do not have many luxuries in life, they would easily adapt to the harsh conditions. Secondly, these children are already taught to be independent at an early age. Many of their parents could not afford to pay school tuition fees, therefore they have to have a part-time job to pay the school fees. They appreciate more about education as they have to pay by their own and thus learn to be independent at an early age.
 
These experts also believe that children who are raised in rich families will face difficulties when they grow up and face the real world. One of the reasons is that their parents have always provided them with all the materials they wanted and needed. They have fancy clothes, expensive toys and advanced gadgets in their hands without having to work hard. Another reason is that they are accustomed to live in a comfortable environment, where they have a comfortable house with air conditioner and entertainment systems in their room. As they rely heavily on the parent's wealth, they will face problems if there is a financial crisis and their parents are bankrupt.
 
In my opinion, to a certain extent, I would agree with the statement that children who were raised in a low-income family are better in facing life than those who came from a rich family. However, I also believe that it really depends on how parents teach their children. There are some wealthy parents who are not spoiling their children, such as Bill Gates the founder of Microsoft. He is not inheriting his fortune to his children as he is teaching his children about working hard and facing challenges in life.

[Written by - Darwin Sugiharto]

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