Modern Lifestyle are Completely Different From The Way People Lived in the Past- IELTS Writing Task 2

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Modern Lifestyle are Completely Different From The Way People Lived in the Past- IELTS Writing Task 2

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Soon after graduating with a Master’s in Literature from Southern Arkansas University, she joined an institute as an English language trainer. She has had innumerous student interactions and has produced a couple of research papers on English language teaching. She soon found that non-native speakers struggled to meet the English language requirements set by foreign universities. It was when she decided to jump ship into IELTS training. From then on, she has been mentoring IELTS aspirants. She joined IELTSMaterial about a year ago, and her contributions have been exceptional. Her essay ideas and vocabulary have taken many students to a band 9.

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Anik

Posted on Apr 5, 2022

In last two decades, there has been a radical shift in people lifestyle across various dimensions. These changes can range from routine decisions like choice of music to the more complex ones like financial or family planning. While underlying reason for such transformation is availability of choices attributed due to more awareness and exposure, net impact is still debatable and can be weighed under different lenses.

Change is always constant. Technology has brought people together and has also liberated education historically confined to four-walls of a classroom. Today’s generation is smarter and more aware, there have alternatives to choose from based on logical reasoning. Not to forget the so called taboos like mental health and LGBTQ which were once prohibited are being openly discussed and acted upon benefiting entire community.

On the other hand, due to its rapid pace, generations often find it difficult to amicably express their point of view resulting in a communication gap. Also, cultural values which were an adhesive force and an identify are being soon forgotten.

I am a firm believer of living an independent life making my own choices based on logical reasoning. Modern lifestyle has definitely made me a better person by providing awareness, exposure and choices. With some minor adjustments to ensure we are connected to our core, it is a welcome change for all.

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kasturika

kasturika

Posted on Apr 5, 2022

Band Score – 5

Concentrate on correct use of article, apostrophe, pronoun, comma, spelling and subject verb agreement.

The word count is very low at 223. It has to be a minimum of 250 words.

Use more transitional phrases or linkers.

Apply C2 level of words.

Barış Zencirci

Posted on Apr 5, 2022

There have been arguments about differences between modern lifestyle and the old school daily routine. Some parts of the community believed the changes have been positive while others opposed the opinion. As this is a subjective topic, my opinion goes with the supporting group.
First of all, despite the technology being with us for the entire history, modern technology is by far the most valuable thing to humanity. To show you the importance of the idea, let me give you an example, in the 17th century going from somewhere to somewhere else was only possible on a horse or in a horse-litter in days or weeks. However, now you can go anywhere in the world for under 24 hours by car or plane.
Secondly, healthcare is developed significantly. The average lifespan has risen nearly one and a half times than in the 17th century. In earlier times, you could die from a basic fracture that we can heal under 7 days now.
Although these are positive sides to the discussion, I would like to tell you about the negatives of the modern lifestyle. While technology was improving, it brought something else with it, pollution. The pollution is caused by many things but improved technology is the first cause. The waste we produce, the gases we produce are polluting more than ever. For example, in the first months of 2020, China locked down the most crowded cities of the country due to the outbreak. In the following two weeks, the air started to become clearer. That showed us a downside of the modern lifestyle.
Other than that, there is a second downside to the argument, the economy. Just like technology, the economy has been with us the entire history of humankind. It was trade-based first, then we switched to metals, then paper and at last, it is digital now. It is stated in today’s world, we are in debt as the whole world navies we have more money in digital than we have in the real world. Thus, governments are falling, citizens coup, people are worried about their money. This leads to wars. For example, in 2008, there was a global economic crisis due to the cash withdrawal of wealthy people. We, as average people, suffered from money shortages because we have our money in banks, digitally.
To sum up, even though there are downsides to the improvement and development, living in the modern era is extremely not useful than living in old times

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kasturika

kasturika

Posted on Apr 5, 2022

Band Score – 5

Concentrate on correct use of punctuation, clauses, articles, and tense.

In discussion essay, you have to discuss both views in details in two separate paragraphs. There is no need to put each idea in a paragraph. Examples can be included within the two body paragraphs.

Avoid using first person and second person narrative. Use third person instead.

Pay attention with words and phrases used in certain context.

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