Academic IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic 13

MODEL ESSAY 06:

All around the world the living standards are becoming higher and all more similar to western society. This changing in the everyday life brings also its contradictions and drawbacks, like the dramatic increasing in the number of overweight people. This problem is even more worrying if we consider the number of overweight children, which causes will be treated in this essay.

One of the reasons lots of people think is the cause of such a problem is the exponentially growing number of fast food outlets in developed countries. Fast foods originally were places where to eat a meal in few times, but now have become also the easiest and cheapest solution to have lunch all over the world. Consequently millions of families prefer to eat in fast foods where the food is appealing, thanks to the huge work on advertisements, and the cost is reasonable. Therefore, parents bring their children to the fast food outlets, where food isn’t organic at all and the dimensions of a meal are completely over-proportioned.

However, parents are responsible for their children’s diet and have to look after them in order to avoid they become overweight or even obese. Parents have to find time to prepare healthy food for children, for example fresh vegetables or meat, that don’t require more than half an hour of cooking. Moreover, parents have to free their children’s diet from sweets, exchanging them with fresh fruit.

In conclusion, both fast foods and lack of parental control are causes of the increasing number of overweight children. Consequently, a change in familiar eating habits and in fast food outlets menus could prevent the risk of a future world wide spread obesity problem.

(Approximately 280 words)
(This model answer has been submitted by Luca Brotto, IELTS Teacher)

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