Here is an essay question on the topic of globalisation:
It has been said that the world is becoming a global village in which there are no boundaries to trade and communication. Do the benefits of globalisation outweigh the drawbacks?
Yesterday's video contained some useful ideas, but here are some more ideas from my ebook:
Positives of globalisation:
- Business is becoming increasingly international.
- A global economy means free trade between countries.
- This can strengthen political relationships.
- Globalisation can also create opportunities for employment.
- It encourages investment in less developed countries.
- It could reduce poverty in the developing world.
Negatives of globalisation:
- Globalisation can also lead to unemployment and exploitation.
- Companies move to countries where labour is cheap.
- This creates redundancies, or job losses.
- Some companies exploit their employees in developing countries.
- Salaries are low and working conditions are often poor.
- Global trade also creates excessive waste and pollution.
The American English spelling is 'globalization'. You can use either spelling in the IELTS test.
C hildren and rules
In some countries children have very strict rules of behavior, in other countries theyare allowed to do almost anything they want. To what extent should children have tofollow rules?
The extent to which children have to follow rules is in itself a very complex issue, sincechildren across the world grow up in very different cultures. In India for example, thelevel of morality is very high and children are to be very submissive to their parents aswell as other adults around them. This, however, is not the case for the Western countriesof the world where children follow the motto
Thou shalt do what thou wilt
as promoted by celebrities and rock stars. I believe that following strict rules has both advantages aswell as serious drawbacks as discussed below.Firstly, strict rules of behavior create responsible and respectful children who in turnmature into respectful adults. This forms a stable society which is virtually free fromvices such as prostitution and drug abuse. Secondly, if children do not follow strict rulesof behavior, they will get out of hand and become work- shy and indolent. This will thencreate a burden on society since the government has to find ways to cater for these socialills.However, forcing children to follow strict rules of behavior doesn
t always yield positiveresults as discussed above, most of the time it backfires and works against society. For example, teenagers are more likely to do the opposite of what they
re told to do simply because they want to be independent. Children should also have rights to exercise their freewill and develop their own pattern of behaviors. Strict rules simply destroy theindividuality of children if they
re imposed on them.At the end of the day, it is clear that children should be guided by rules, but these rulesshould not be imposed on them because as human beings, they need to have room todevelop their own traits of character and adopt a behavioral pattern of their own.
This essay is too long (309 words instead of advised 250-265). Otherwise this work is avery good one; it covers the task, your position is clear, the ideas are well-organized,expressed, explained and supported. The sentences show a wide range of language structures, cohesive devices and the grammar is fine. Overall, looks like a band 7.5 or higher essay.