IELTS Cue Card # 215 - Describe a law which you like
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a law which you like.
You should say:
- what the law is
- how this law is useful
- how you feel about this law
and explain why you like this law.
Model Answer 1:
Having laws allows us to protect our rights and safety in society. So, it is absolutely important that we don’t only have laws but also abide by them at every step to make sure that we don’t abuse each other and take unfair advantages of the poor and weak ones. Today, I would like to talk about one such law which I really like.
This law is called the “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007”. This legislation was enacted in 2007, initiated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to provide more effective provision for maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens.
The law makes it a legal obligation for sons and daughters, and heirs to provide maintenance to senior citizens and parents, by proving a monthly allowance. I feel that this is a very timely initiative and law because it provides a simple, speedy and inexpensive mechanism for the protection of life and property of older persons, regardless of their gender, religion, race and ethnicity.
Besides, this law makes it mandatory for the children, grandchildren and other relatives to take care of maintaining the elderly citizens by applying to the courts. However, the great thing about this law is that after being passed by the parliament of India, it received the assent of the President in December 2007, and was published in the Gazette of India on December 31, 2007, and many states in India have already implemented the act.
Anyway, I like this law because it allows our senior citizens to feel both mentally and financially secured, at a time when they are not able to do anything productive, not only for their society but also for themselves. Besides, the law also goes a long way to repay back some of the contributions of our elderly citizens who have worked tirelessly for their entire life in order to benefit our society and country. All in all, I think that it is a great law to prove the fact that we live in a civilized society that takes care of each other.
Sample Answer 2:
The law that prevents child labour is one of the laws that I really appreciate and like. It prevents employers from engaging anyone below 16 to be employed and prohibits owners of factories or industries to hire anyone below 18 in any work that possesses a threat to a child.
I am not an employer and do not face the situation where I need to decide whether I should involve a child in such work. So I can not say if I abide by this law or not. Nevertheless, I have total respect for this law, and I fully support it. I am quite positive that I would never violate it in the situation comes.
I feel that it is an important law and everybody should abide by its norm. Children are our future generation and their safety should be our top priority. So we should never engage them in hazardous work and make sure that they are getting the proper education and environment to grow up. Though the government and the parents of those kids have a responsibility to nurture them and ensure their education, sometimes it is beyond their control and each of us should make sure that we do not violate this law ever, and make possible efforts to support children who live around us.
I like this law because it prevents greedy employers from engaging children in perilous and dangerous works for the sake of lower payment and cost savings. The children who are meant to be at school and in the playground, should not get involved in works that possess dangers to them. Since this law strictly prohibits people from doing such a thing that ruins children's future, I revere it.
Part 3 – Two-way discussion:
Q. What international law should be applied all over the world?
Q. Are policemen popular in your country?
Q. Who are more popular, the lawyers or the police?
Q. Why we should follow the rules strictly?
Q. What can be done to motivate people so that they abide by the rules and law?
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