15 Chùm Chủ đề “Bất Bại” của Simon – Writing Task 2 (Part2)

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Idea cho IELTS Writing Task 2


Gender and education Gender and work
  • Men and women should have access to the same educational opportunities
  • Males and females should be accepted onto courses according to their abilities
  • It is wrong to discriminate against students because of their gender
  • Gender should be irrelevant in education
  • Student’s achievements should depend on hard work and individual merit
  • In the UK, there are similar numbers of male and female students in higher education
  • Men and women should have access to the same professional opportunities
  • Both man and women should be able to pursue a career
  • They should earn equal salaries
  • They should be employed according to their abilities, qualifications and experience
  • Traditional women have been restricted to certain roles
  • They were often employed as secretaries or receptionists
  • Nowadays, a range of occupations is available to both sexes
  • Career success depends on individual merit

Women’s and Men’s roles in the Family

  • Some people argue that a mother should not work
  • She should stay at home and bring up her children
  • The father should be the breadwinner of the family
  • Others believe that both parents should share these responsibilities
  • Working women can take maternity leave during and after pregnancy
  • Many mothers continue to work after this period
  • Many fathers and mothers share their parenting and domestic responsibilities
  • They contribute equally to childcare, cooking and cleaning
  • Some women may have better career prospects than their husbands.  Paternity leave and “househusbands” are becoming more common
  • Traditional gender roles are gradually changing
  • Families can divide roles and responsibilities in the most convenient way.

Genetic Engineering

Positives of genetic engineering Negatives of genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering is the practice of manipulating the genes of an organism
  • It is used to produce crops that are more resistant to insects and diseases
  • Some genetically modified crops grow more quickly
  • Some drugs and vaccines are produced by genetic engineering
  • It may become possible to change human’s genetic characteristics.  Scientists may use genetic engineering to cure diseases.
  • Inherited illnesses would no longer exist
  • Genes could be changed before a baby is born
  • It could also be possible to clone human organs
  • We could all have replacement body part
  • Humans could live longer, healthier lives
  • There are ethical concerns about human genetic engineering
  • Parents might want to choose their children’s characteristics
  • This would be unnatural
  • It would be unacceptable in most religions
  • Soldiers could be cloned from the genes of the strongest people
  • Clones might be used like robots to do certain jobs
  • Clones might even be developed just for organ replacements
  • Society and human evolution would change completely
  • Currently, human genetic engineering is prohibited


Genetically-Modified (GM) foods: Advantages  Genetically-Modified (GM) Foods: Disadvantages
  • Farmers can produce crops that grow bigger and faster
  • Some GM crops are more resistant to disease or insects
  • This could be important for food production in developing countries
  • Faster growing cereals, fruit and vegetables will mean more profit
  • GM foods can be modified to look perfect
  • They may be more attractive to customers

  • There may be risks involved in the genetic engineering of foods.  GM crops might change whole ecosystems
  • Food chains could be broken if crops are resistant to predators
  • Organic foods are produced without chemicals or genetic modification
  • Organic farming may be slower and more expensive
  • However, the environment is not damaged by fertilizers or pesticides.

Global issues

Problems in developing countries  How to help developing countries
  • Developing countries face a range if problems
  • Standards of healthcare and education are low
  • Life expectancy is usually lower than in developed countries
  • There is a lack of infrastructure, employment and good quality housing
  • Many people are forced to live in poverty
  • Food, drinking water and basic medicines are in short supply
  • The best form of help for developing countries is development aid
  • Richer nations can help by investing in long-term projects
  • Governments and charities can help by building new houses and schools
  • Globalization may also help developing countries
  • Multi-national companies can create jobs in developing countries
  • On the other hand, many people emigrate to find work in richer countries
  • They often sand money back home to their families
  • This money helps to improve the standard of living in developing countries


  • Some people move to other countries in search of a better life
  • Many immigrants come from less developed countries
  • Richer, industrialized countries may offer opportunities for employment
  • Free healthcare and schooling are available in some developed countries
  • Other people migrate to a foreign country to improve their academic qualifications

Government and Society

What governments can do Public services
  • Governments provide public services like healthcare and education
  • They support people who are living in poverty or unable to work
  • Governments raise money by taxing working people
  • They can spend money on resources and campaigns
  • They can introduce new laws
  • They can impose taxes
  • They can raise people’s awareness of issues (e.g climate change/healthy eating)
  • They can influence people’s habits and opinions
  • They can create jobs
  • They can regulate the activities of companies such as banks
  • They can provide resources for schools
  • They are also responsible for the security and well-being of their citizens
  • They control armed forces and police forces
  • Governments pay the salaries of public sector workers like police officers and teachers
  • The necessary money is raised by taxing people’s income
  • Free education and healthcare may be provided by the state
  • Some governments control public transport systems and even TV channels
  • In other countries, these services are provided by private companies
  • Some people believe that competition between private companies is good
  • It helps to improve quality while bringing prices down
  • Other people think that essential services should be free
  • Governments should pay for them


Censorship: Opinion

  • Governments can censor what the public sees or reads in the media
  • To a certain extent, censorship is necessary
  • We should use censorship to protect children from violent images
  • Some computer games involve killing people or committing crimes
  • The Internet also needs to be controlled
  • Many websites show pornography and violence
  • There should be age limits for websites and computers games
  • Parents need to take responsibility for checking what their children watch
  • It is impossible for governments to control everything we see

Guns and Weapons

Why guns should be legal: Why gun ownership should be illegal: 
  • In some countries, people are allowed to own firearms
  • Individuals have the right to protect themselves  People can use guns in self-defense
  • This deters criminals
  • There is a risk of accidents with guns
  • The number of violent crimes increases when guns are available
  • Criminals may be armed
  • The police then need to use guns
  • Suicide rates have been shown to rise when guns are available
  • Guns create violent societies with high murder rates


Why polices should use guns  Why police should not carry guns
  • Many criminals use weapons
  • The threat of a gun can deter criminals
  • Police officers can force a criminal to surrender
  • It is easier to arrest someone and avoid physical violence
  • The police may shoot violent criminals in self-defence
  • They can protect the public
  • They can shoot an escaping criminal who poses a serious danger to the public
  • There is a risk of accidents and mistakes
  • The police might shoot an unarmed criminal or an innocent person
  • Accidents can happen in public places
  • There are several alternatives to guns (e.g tear gas, sprays and electric shock weapons)
  • Only special police units should use guns

Health Diet

Diet Exercise
  • The human body requires a balanced diet
  • An unhealthy diet can cause various health problems
  • Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are on the increase
  • Many people nowadays rely on fast food or pre-prepared meals
  • These foods often contain too much fat, salt and sugar
  • They are cheap to buy and very easy to prepare
  • Many young people have grown up on a diet of convenience foods
  • Populations in developed countries are increasingly overweight
  • Regular exercise is essential in maintaining a healthy body
  • Exercise burns calories and helps to build healthy bones and muscles
  • Doctors advise exercising at least three times a week for 20 minutes
  • Most people nowadays lead a sedentary lifestyle
  • We tend to walk less and do desk jobs
  • Most adults relax by watching television
  • Children play video games rather than doing outdoor sports
  • In the past, people were more active in their jobs and at home

Government’s Role

  • Governments have a significant role to play in reducing obesity
  • More and more people, including young children, are seriously overweight
  • They are at risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • This situation will increase the burden on hospitals and taxpayers
  • Hospitals rely on the government for money and resources
  • Governments should promote a healthy diet and regular exercise
  • There should be more time for sports on school timetables
  • Unhealthy junk food should be banned from school menus
  • People need information about what foods contain

Housing and Architecture 

State/council housing

  • In some countries, the government provides state or council housing
  • This helps people who cannot afford to buy their own house
  • It can be argued that state housing creates dependence on the government
  • People should rely on the government to look after them
  • People have no incentive to earn money and buy their own home
  • Council properties are often made with cheap, poor-quality materials.

Old Buildings

  • Historic buildings are part of a country’s heritage
  • They should be protected
  • Old buildings are often considered to be works or art
  • They give character to cities and attract tourists
  • They show us how people lived in the past
  • We identify countries by architectural symbols like the pyramids in Egypt
  • Governments should spend money on looking after historic buildings
  • They need regular repairs and maintenance
  • New buildings should be designed to complement them

Modern/green buildings

  • Modern buildings should be designed to be environmentally friendly
  • They should use less energy and produce less waste
  • Modern insulation can make houses more energy-efficient
  • Solar and wind power can be used to generate electricity
  • Rainwater and waste water can be recycled and used to flush toilets.
  • Modern glass buildings take advantage if natural light


English as an international language Negative of English as an International Language
  • English is widely used around the world
  • It is becoming a global second language
  • It is the dominant language of technology, science and international business
  • International business meetings are regularly held in English
  • The most important textbooks and journals are published in English
  • The ability to speak English is a necessary skill in the modern world
  • If one language is dominant, other languages may disappear
  • The dominant language brings its own culture
  • American culture has become popular around the world
  • Other cultures may be damaged
  • As an alternative to English, a new global language could be invented
  • It would have no nationality or culture attached to it
  • This could help to promote international peace and understanding
  • Esperanto is an example of a language that was invented with this aim

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