IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 53 - Would you prefer to live in a traditional house or in a modern apartment building

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Would you prefer to live in a traditional house or in a modern apartment building?

Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
If I was asked where I would I prefer to live in a traditional house or in a modern apartment building, I think, I would hesitate to answer. This question, from my point of view, is a controversial one. In the following paragraphs, I will analyse both these options and present my view.

From the one side, living in a modern apartment building brings many benefits. First of all, it is cheaper than living in a traditional house and paying different kinds of fees I am not familiar with. For instance, my friend, who recently bought a new house for his family, said me that it is much easier to live in an apartment and I tend to believe him when I see his bills. So, living in an apartment will definitely help me to save some money. Second of all, since I live alone I do not need a big house with many rooms. I just need a bedroom and a living room where I can take my guests and have my workplace. Another important benefit of living in an apartment is that I will not have to buy much cumbersome furniture in order to furnish all rooms.

However, living in a modern apartment building can have a few disadvantages too. Firstly, it can be noisy and, secondly, I will not have any privacy outside my apartment, for example, in a pool or gym.

From the other side, living in a traditional house has some advantages too. For example, I can have my own pool, gym and a garden where I can relax and be alone. However, living in a house is usually more expensive and requires more time to maintain a house. For instance, I will most likely have to hire someone to mow my lawn and clean my pool not to mention all household tasks inside the house.

In conclusion, I think at this moment I would prefer to live in an apartment. It can help me save some money and allows me to spend more time studying because I will not have to do many household tasks.

(Approximately 352 words)

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Model Answer 2:
Times have changed and so has the way people live. Due to changes in lifestyle and advancement in technologies, people have started leaving many of their traditions. Some people still prefer to live in a traditional house, others, however, are attracted towards modern houses. I would love to live in a modern apartment, for several reasons that I will mention below.

On the one hand, those who prefer living in the traditional houses are the one who faces lots of issues with routine living. One of the great disadvantages of the traditional house is that it is impossible to use our favourite electronic goods. So these people lose the chances to get interaction with the latest technologies. The maintenance costs of these houses are comparatively very high.

On the other hand, modern apartment offers security in different forms. So the robbers cannot break in easily. This is the exact place where people can enjoy most of the latest technologies. Apartment life teaches us good manners, scheduled work and cleanliness in a better way. Also, we can get exposure to a lot of people from different communities. For example, a friend of mine who shifted from a traditional house and now living in an apartment got the opportunity to mix with people from different states and also over time she became good with technologies.

To conclude, the strong current of technological advancement has indeed eroded some traditions of our nation, which includes traditional houses. Nevertheless, both of them are mutually incompatible. The only way we can preserve our tradition which reflects our origin and roots by modern apartments, which should be built in the form of our traditional houses.

(Approximately 278 words)

(by - Krop)

Model Answer 3:
In big cities variety of houses are available and every living place has some pros and cons. I would like to get a detached house which is more traditional than a modern apartment. In my opinion to live in a typical house is comfortable, spacious and independent. Multistoried flats are congested and have compromised space.

Home is the place where a man relaxes. If someone owns a house according to his wishes and needs then he can enjoy his life with friends and family. Independent houses are separate buildings with least contact with the neighbourhood. These houses are having a more covered area, garage, small compounds, backyards and rooms for guests.  While living in these houses one can manage to park two to four vehicles in building and cars are more protected when they are under the roof. Ultraviolet light is blessing from nature and it kills bacteria, vanishes the smell from rooms and it is in excess in these houses. A man can enjoy gardening in backyards and front lawn and multi coloured flowers add the charm in a house.

I will not like to live in an apartment. These small houses do not have parking place, backyards and separate rooms for guests.  Rooms are not well aerated and sunny and this factor put an adverse effect on human health. Multi-storied buildings usually have offices and shopping Malls on lower a floor that is the source of noise and rush. Moreover, any activity one floor above and one floor down produce the discomfort to habitants of that floor. Middle-aged people and old cannot get deep sleep in a noisy environment. Modern buildings management receives monthly charges for the provisions of lifts, water and cleaning of common areas.

In conclusion, I will choose a routine house for living. Traditional houses are having more space and are friendly for domestic activities. I will enjoy exercise, weather, and flowers in day life and take deep and comfortable sleep while at night.

(Approximately 318 words)

( Written by - Rizwan Chattha )

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