IELTS Writing Task 2 : Sample 40

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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

In some countries young people have little leisure time and are under a lot of pressure to work hard in their studies.

What do you think are the causes of this?

What solutions can you suggest?

Write at least 250 words

Response 1

Youth, while quite exaggerated, has its numerous ups and downs, nonetheless. There is undoubtedly quite a load of pressure on this generation; young people feel pressured by a number of aspects of their daily lives. Let us discuss the why and, eventually, the solution of it all.

People assume that with a more technology-oriented (and technology naturally equates ease, in our minds) comes a more reckless generation of soft-spined youth. While it is true that youth is not what it used to be, changing times come with their own challenges. More pressure is burdened atop said soft-spined younglings; the pressure to innovate and surpass their peers while also being under pressure not to become like their peers. The world is a far more busy place than it used to be, with a lot more going on behind the screens as much before it. I believe it's not all fun and games that keep young people from spending more time outdoors.

Solutions that I can suggest is moderation of time. As many people love to state: there is a time for everything. I strongly believe that time should be made for everything; not just what type of work to do and when to do it. A time should be set aside for a person to do any sort of leisure activity he or she desires. A rested and an innovative brain is far better than a lagging and overworked one.

There must, indeed, be a time for everything. A balance is required in every facet of life for it to function fluidly. Work hard and play... Relatively hard.

Written by Wardah Razzaq.