IELTS Writing Task 2 in April 2018 & Band 8 Sample Answer

IELTS Writing Task 2

It is more important to spend public money on promoting a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend it on treatment of people who are already ill. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Sample Essay

The world health care system has been facing an enormous pressure due to frequent outbreaks of diseases. It is argued that the state should increase their spending on raising the citizens’ awareness of a healthy way of living rather on providing timely treatments when the diseases have occurred.

Without question, “prevention is better than cure”, therefore government should have policies in making its people adopt a healthy lifestyle. Through national and local awareness enhancement campaigns, people can be better informed of potential health risks associated with their bad habits. For example, instead of consuming too much fast food on a daily basis, teenagers or busy workers will therefore choose more nutritious foods or try to cook by themselves, which can prevent the high incidence of obesity, diabetes and other fatal diseases.

In addition to their long-term positive effects on people’s frame of mind, such campaigns are cost-effective. What needed is budget on conveying messages on the mass media like television, newspapers or conducting various workshops to share advice and experience to the public. By contrast, the medical treatment fees for a single patient with cancer disease like liver or lung cancer can amount to dozens of millions or billions, meaning a huge financial burden to the state and the family.

However, government cannot ignore its obligation in improving their medical system as well as assisting the already ill patients to cover their medical fees. The hospital fees are so expensive in some countries that only the rich can afford, so government’s role in offering aid for treatment of the sick is a moral duty. As well as this, constructing more hospitals and buying modern equipment should also be put into consideration as it is more effective in the short run.

In conclusion, raising the level of public awareness is more important, but government cannot neglect its concern on the supply of medical treatment for those currently being ill.

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  • Each country takes a quite number of initiatives to help her citizen having healthy and happy life.Although there are people who believe that the govt should emphasize more on the programs which are associated with promoting a better treatment for ill people; however, I think encouraging more on healthy lifestyle helps people to engage in daily work with more focus, highly active, and less distraction.This essay will explain the importance of concerned issues when it comes to spending public money.

    Having a good treatment is basic necessity of our life whereas not having is unequivocally a inhuman one. for example,the fact with physically challenged people who failed to get a better treatment in proper time, which leaves them physical impaired;if they had a treatment in right time, there would be a higher possibility of having a normal life (as we do). hence they could have lead a joyful-life , as well as contributing more in economy.moreover,healthy people earn and deposit money for their rainy-days to spend,so they deserve a quality medication after they have got sick.

    people realize the real importance of healthy life after they got into sickness which incurs punish of pain. in other words, they prefer to remain healthy rather taking medicine after illness.for instance, when a patient suffering from diabetics(a chronic disease),the patient have no choice but continue treatment all along his/her remaining life time;this treatment needs life-long medication budget.besides the allocation of exercise time they are bound to follow ,the constraint food menu they must rely on, periodical consultation with doctors they need comes up with the realization that what if they had normal healthy life as other neighbor who does not suffer from diabetics.It is not only diabetics but also many other disease such as heart-attack,stroke can be avoid by practicing a healthier life style since earlier of one’s life.Such healthy life style might be obtained by having good exercise,avoiding unhygienic junk food.

    In conclusion, its worth living more with healthy life and less with getting treatment after sick. So public money should be spent more importantly on practicing healthy life such as installing public exercise facilities,providing available playground,including more syllabus in academic subjects,spreading public awareness through media.

    Would you review my writings and evaluate based on IELTS band score?

  • please i purchased this book ( recent actual speaking tests 2018) and i did not recived my copy???could you please sent it ??

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