IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 54 - Children should be required to help with household tasks

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

Children should be required to help with household tasks as soon as they are able to do so.

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
The issue about whether children should help with household tasks as soon as they are able to do so is open for debate. Some people say that children should devote more time for playing with their friends, watching TV and studying. However, other people believe that children should help their parents with household tasks. Personally, for several reasons, which I will explain bellow, I adhere to the latter point of view.

First of all, I think that every child should have his or her own responsibilities. When I was a child my parents taught me how to make breakfast in the morning. So, I woke up, went to the kitchen and prepared a couple of toasts for breakfast. It was easy and I enjoyed doing it because I liked the way my parents thanked me and I felt that they were proud of me. Also, my mom always wanted me to know how to cook, clean and iron my cloth. Thanks to the learning, nowadays, when my maid can not come to my house I handle all household tasks myself.

Second of all, performing household tasks teaches children to value the job of people who did it. When I was a child I did not imagine that cleaning house could be so time and energy consuming. So, when I began to do some of the household tasks by myself I began to respect the job of others and tried to collect all my toys after my playing with them.

Finally, doing household tasks teaches children to arrange their time. In addition to those practical benefits, help from children allows parents to have more spare time for their personal lives and for the children. A family can have more time to spend with each other talking, watching movies or just enjoying the beautiful moments.

To sum up, I think that children should help their parents with household tasks. Doing household tasks helps them to grow into independent, self-confident, and attentive persons who respect their parents.

(Approximately 334 words)

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Model Answer 2:
As time goes by, parents have less and less time to spend at home with their children because of their working pressure & schedules. Lots of people think that it should be better to teach their children to do house works, so they could do household tasks more rapidly and especially together and can prepare for the upcoming days. I think that is right to teach children to do house works and I will discuss this topic in the next paragraphs.

The reason why children should learn how to do household tasks is that it will become extremely useful to them in the future. In fact, learning to do the house works will prepare children to adult life. Furthermore, the fact that children can contribute to household tasks is a concrete help for their parents and a reason of pride.

Parents should firstly teach to their children to complete easy tasks such as removing dust or washing their toys. Secondly, children could give some help with gardening or take care of pets, which are tasks that require interest and more attention. Finally, young boys and girls could use the hoover or the dishwasher. The most important aspect of teaching how to do house works is to make them easy-to-do and even amusing if possible.

To conclude, people who don't believe that their children are able to do household tasks are completely wrong and have to change their mind even if they hadn't been required to do house works when they were children too.

[ by - Luca Brotto]

Model Answer 3:
Learning and education is an important part of a child’s life. Children learn a lot from their surroundings. The parents are the first guides and mentors of their children.

Involving the children in household tasks is a vital part of their learning. When the kids are old enough to be able to help in such tasks, they should be made to do so. Children can be asked to help their mother in cooking, cleaning the house, organising their wardrobes, setting the dining table for lunch and dinner, putting the things in order at home. These are small tasks, but in doing so, the children learn a lot.

These small chores inculcate a feeling of responsibility in children. For example, my two-year-old is always instructed to put her toys back in the bucket whenever she is done playing. Now, she does not need to be told that either, because she knows that it’s her responsibility to put her things back in order when she is done with them. This sense of responsibility also makes a child more confident. The child also learns to help people around. It develops a caring attitude towards other people. It also helps children to develop a habit of doing things together with their peers. The child gets disciplined when he is used to organising his room and wardrobe.

In short, in order to make the children a useful part of a community, we should involve them in such activities. This will not only groom their personalities but also set an example for others to follow.

[ by - Javeria Khaleeq]

Model Answer 4:
Since the dawn of time children helped to do home tasks, but nowadays this situation has been changed and all housework are done by elders. People believe that children must help to do housework, due to the responsibility that they might earn and school themselves to work in a group. I totally agree with the rubric above and it will be proven in the following essay.

Firstly, house works aren't purposed only for one person, it should be divided. For instance, if a mom would wash clothes, a daughter should run the vacuum cleaner, while the son throws away garbage. In this case, people in a family will learn how to work in a group and realise if they will do housework together it would be much easier than doing it alone. It's obvious from my example that as more people involve in cleaning of the house as faster it would be done.

Another advantage of "little helpers" is that, by giving them tasks you accidentally teaching them to responsibility. For example, if children help in household works, they will use to do tasks in time and in the near future it'll be a huge advantage for them. Because, in today's life punctual people are more reliable and accepted in high positions, it is always a good idea to grow up children in this fashion.

In conclusion, in my view, even if our society is changing the behaviour of the young generation, we have to teach them to help us in household works and by doing those, they actually will learn what is the responsibility and how difficult to be in charge of something.

[ by - Akmal Sharipov]

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