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IELTS Essay types (Essay on Health)

IELTS Essay types (Essay on Health)

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In IELTS writing, you will be given topics based on which you’ll have to write an essay. To write a perfect essay you should follow a certain structure. So here are some essays on health, which will give you clarity on the process of writing an essay. You can also enhance your writing skills by practicing the topics on health mentioned at the end of this article.

There are many types of IELTS essays. Two types of essays under the topic health are given below:

Many people think that home-cooked food is healthy, but many people still prefer eating out. Why is this so?

Food is essential for our livelihood. Nowadays, people prefer eating out. Making our own meal is much better than having food in restaurants. In this article, we will see the advantages and disadvantages of having food at home and in restaurants.

The benefit of eating outside is that you do not have to cook at home. In the present scenario, both the husband and wife work and do not have time to cook. You also get packaged food from stores which can easily be microwaved and eaten. Apart from this, you also get a wide range of items, from which you can choose one. So most people prefer eating out. Whereas, the main advantage of home-cooked food is that you will have good health because you use ingredients which are healthy and organic.

You should become aware of the fact that tasty food in restaurants can be harmful to your health. Most of the food served outside is for the sake of getting profit. They are prepared under unhygienic conditions and use many chemicals to make them tastier. They also use frozen items.

A lot of oil is added, which is harmful to your health, in the long run. The disadvantage of making a meal at home is that it is time-consuming. As both members of the family will be tired after long working hours, they find it difficult to cook.

Thus, there are pros and cons to both. Even if you are tired, it is better to make a meal on your own, instead of eating unhealthy food and harming your health.

Analysis of the structure of the essay:

Type of the essay : Advantage/Disadvantage ielts essay on health
First paragraph  Introduction
Instances of paraphrasing / synonymising in Introduction food as a meal.
Instances of copying the question as it is  No
Second paragraph Benefits of eating out are discussed.
Third paragraph Drawbacks of eating out are highlighted.
Deviations from the topic, if any  No
Last paragraph  Conclusion [ opinion given at the conclusion]

Some people claim that the government should provide free health care. Others think that the government will not provide the most innovative methods of treatment and it’s better to invest those funds in education and culture. What is your opinion?

Nowadays, health is of the main concern for people all over the world. The majority of people want the government to spend on the health sector as medicines have become expensive. Contrary to this, some think that, since the government will not come up with innovative methods in the healthcare sector, it is beneficial if the money is spent on the education sector or for improving the culture of society. It is better to support the government on its initiatives to improve health care. We need to understand both the sectors thoroughly before taking sides.

Healthcare is becoming expensive day by day. There are people who cannot afford a basic health checkup and pay their medical bills. Even if the government is unable to introduce innovative methods in health care, it can provide free healthcare facilities to those who cannot afford it. Also, the government can provide free health insurance to the people so that they can have a secure life.

On the other hand, the education sector is gaining prominence. Hence the government should spend on building schools and colleges and help those who are willing to go for higher studies with sufficient scholarships. Along with developing the healthcare and educational sector the government should also focus on uplifting the culture of the society.

To sum up, we can say that healthcare needs more attention as we have run into pandemic situations.  So healthcare gains priority over education.

Analysis of the structure of the essay:

Type of the essay : Opinion ielts essay about health
First paragraph  Introduction
Is an opinion given in the essay Yes, healthcare is supported.
Instances of paraphrasing / synonymising in Introduction Yes, Paraphrased
Does it have a thesis statement? Yes.
Instances of copying the question as it is  No
Second paragraph Opinion on health care – one side.
Third paragraph Opinion on education – other side.
Deviations from the topic, if any  No
Last paragraph  Conclusion [ opinion supported in conclusion]

Other related IELTS health essay topics

Along with the above essays, there are also other essays on health that you can practice for the IELTS writing test. If you practice more and more you will be able to get a desirable score.

  • In some countries, the average weight of people is increasing and their levels of health and fitness are decreasing.  What do you think are the causes of these problems and what measures could be taken to solve them?
  • Scientists agree that people are damaging their health by eating too much junk food. Some people think that the answer to this problem is to educate people. Others think education will not work. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
  • Everyone should become vegetarian because they do not need to eat meat to have a healthy diet. Do you agree or disagree?
  • Fewer and fewer people walk on a daily basis. What are the reasons and how to encourage them to spend their time walking?
  • Scientists tell us that some activities are good for health and others are bad. Despite knowing that, millions of people still continue doing unhealthy activities. What are the causes and what are the solutions for this?
  • Scientists agree that people are damaging their health by eating too much junk food. Some people think that the answer to this problem is to educate people. Others think education will not work. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

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FAQs

What are the different types of essays in IELTS writing task 2 ?

There are 5 types of essays. They are :
Opinion essays
Discussion essays
Problem and solution essays
Advantages and disadvantages essay
Double question essays

What is the structure of an IELTS essay ?

The structure varies based on the type of the essay given . A general rule of thumb would be to paraphrase the question in the introduction, explain the central idea in the body paragraph and summarise, reiterate your opinion in conclusion part.

What is paraphrasing and how important is that skill in writing task 2 of IELTS ?

Paraphrasing is rephrasing a given statement. To develop good paraphrasing skills, you must know the synonyms and antonyms of various words in English. This skill is a great asset in essay writing because you have to paraphrase the question in the introduction part .

What is coherence and cohesion in IELTS writing task 2 ?

Coherence denotes how the paragraphs are organised. Cohesion denotes how the ideas are connected in a logical manner.

What is collocation and what role does it play in IELTS writing task 2 ?

Collocations are words that go together and sounds just right.
For example , the right usage is “she was watching a movie”. The wrong usage is “she was looking at a movie”.

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“Most of the food outside is served for the sake of getting profit, and they are also prepared in the unhygienic conditions and many chemicals are used to make it tastier.”
>food outside is…….
>they are also prepared……………
>to make it tastier………..
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