Some people think it is more important for government to spend public money on promoting healthy lifestyle in order to prevent illness than to spend it on the treatment of people who are already ill. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is undeniable that the government plays an crucial role in healthcare services. However, people have different viewpoints towards whether the government should invest into raising citizens’ awareness of healthy living or allocate health funds for the the unwell. From my perspective, I strongly agree that the government should devote their money and time to promoting healthy lifestyles rather than squander money on those who are suffering from terminal illness.
To lead people to live a healthy lifestyle is a huge challenge for many primary care practices. In the rural areas, many people fall prey to easily avoidable diseases mainly because they are not aware about how to prevent them. Therefore, enlightening people about a healthy lifestyle can remove the existence of many diseases from the roots. For example, ‘polio vaccine campaign’ has been conducted extensively, with the help of mainstream media as well. As a result, as of today, India is a completely polio-free country. If the clinicians of medical centres are encouraged to use educational tools to emphasize personal fitness levels and to promote fitness as the “treatment of choice” for all patients, the proportion of the sick people can be greatly reduced.
There is no doubt that there will always be a certain number of people who are ill and in need of treatment simply because they cannot afford it. The governments do have a certain fund for the fulfilment of this need, but practically speaking it shall put an unnecessary deficit in the money that could be used elsewhere. This is because the cost of treating any disease will always be more than the money spent on preventing it. Moreover, logically, the government can be accountable for the state of health of its citizens, but it cannot be held accountable for the diseases sustained by its people.
In conclusion, I’d agree more with the idea of the government spending a part of nation budget on promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Written by Devanshi Shah
IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic:
Every day, millions of tons of food are wasted all over the world. Why do you think this is happening? And how can we solve this problem?
- Restate the problem
- Thesis statement (mention the reasons and the solutions to the problem)
Food wastage may be resulted from a number of factors.
- Various methods used by food manufacturers encourage people to carelessly consume food.
- As the standard of living is higher, the appreciation of food has been decreased.
Various measures could be implemented to avoid wasting food.
- The government should enhance the public awareness of the significance of using food economically.
- Strict laws must be introduced to forbid food waste at places such as supermarkets or restaurants.
- Paraphrase the introduction.
- Say what will happen if the situation continues or changes
Band 8.0 Sample:
There has been an ever-increasing trend that people discard an excessive amount of food waste from all corners of the world. This issue can be ascribed to a great number of reasons and it must be addressed by definite actions.
Reasons for the issue vary. The primary reason is due to the higher standard of living which results in the depreciation of food regarded as a physiological need in Maslow’s Hierarchy. Another clear reason is that young people who make up for almost haft of the world population haven’t been cultivated an appreciation of food from the previous generation. This boils down to the exponential rise in food waste in recent years. These two main reasons has contributed to the food loss which takes place in all parts of the world.
A wide range of strong measures must be implemented to to combat food waste. This first solution is that the government can develop some action plans to raise consumers’ awareness of food appreciation and becoming a more conscious consumer & mindful eater. This could be done by getting people involved in global food campaigns such as Think.Eat.Save anti-food waste campaign. In regards to food retailers, they can lend a helping hand by distributing posters or flyers to every single customers when they come across any shopping mall, food supermarket, etc or sticking posters on the restaurants to encourage customers to use food economically and become a leftovers guru. These mentioned measures can definitely help shape a sustainable future.
To conclude, there are obvious reasons why there is a considerable magnitude of food waste on much of the world. This negative trend could be tackled by a number of remedies, such as enhancing the public awareness of the significance of using food economically with the help of the government and food retailers.
Band 6.5 Sample:
People around the world are wasting a large amount of food every day while others do not have enough food for their daily lives. There are some factors that lead to this problem, and I believe effective solutions would should be proposed soon to tackle this issue.
To begin with, there are several reasons that make people waste a lot of food. Firstly, as people are getting richer nowadays, their appreciation for food is becoming increasingly low. This leads to the fact that they often order plenty of dishes, especially expensive ones. As a result, the amount of left-overs is huge. Secondly, people tend to drink too much alcohol such as beer, wine and champagne, which causes them to feel tired and dizzy. Therefore, they would consume only a little food. If they drink non-alcoholic beverage, they might have better control of their behavior as well as have a well-served meal.
Fortunately, some measures could be taken to prevent this problem. The first solution would be to encourage restaurants to charge on customers who have redundant food on their plates. This may positively affects their thought before ordering. For example, in some Japanese restaurants, if you leave any food on the plates, you would have to pay 20% more as a fine. In addition, media should report more about food shortage in some deprived areas like Africa or Asia and the status of food-wasting phenomenon, which allows people to have more information about lives of the poor and the quantity of food wasted every day all around the world. As a result, awareness of saving and appreciating food would gradually be raised among the public.
In conclusion, wasting food, which is a bad habit, is becoming increasingly common, is a bad habit and actions should be taken as soon as possible to solve this issue.