IELTS

National holidays cost countries and their governments a lot of money. Wages need to be paid to employees despite their absence from work, and a national loss in productivity is experienced. For these reasons, some people suggest governments do away with holidays and instead spend the money on worthy projects. While this might seem at first to be a practical suggestion, I disagree strongly for a number of reasons.

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In most major cities in the west, people are opting to rent a home instead of buy. This is mostly because house prices have increased dramatically while personal income has not, a trend that means mortgage repayments now account for a much larger share of income than in the past. Renters have more disposable income every week than buyers and this is a big attraction. However, in my opinion, this is a false economy and in the long run I believe that the advantages of buying a property greatly outweigh the short-term savings to be made by renting.

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Modern medicine has evolved along two lines: prevention and cure. Many believe that too much emphasis is placed on the latter and that the balance of national health spending should shift to prevention. I am inclined to agree; however, my support is with the stipulation that an imbalance in the other direction should be avoided.

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Tourism is an excellent tool through which a country can develop. However, certain side effects of tourism can be harmful. How can countries curb the damaging effects of a growing tourism industry? It is well known that tourism industry brings tremendous benefits to a country’s development. In fact, for many citizens of some exotic realms […]

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The role a government plays in the social status and personal financial strength of its citizens is a topic that is often debated. I argue that although a country’s government does impact levels of unemployment and homelessness, these problems are most heavily influenced by external factors. This will be shown by looking at the influence international economic developments and changing cultural climates have on countries and their people.

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Volunteerism is the practice of providing service without monetary compensation. I argue that adolescents should be required to engage in volunteer community work in their free time. The advantages this arrangement brings to both teenagers and the communities they come from will be shown in this essay.

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Recently, movements have been made the world over/around the earth to relocate factories and industrial companies out of small towns and into more rural areas. It is felt that on the whole this strategy hinders/brings with it more advantages than disadvantages. The subjects of public health and child labour will be analyzed to prove this thesis true.

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The manner in which people consume professional sports varies greatly from one person to another. For some, the true excitement of the game can only be properly experienced in person. Others contest that there are too many hassles that come along with attending live sporting events and would rather consume professional sports in the comfort of their own home. The benefits of both positions will be analyzed before a preference is shared.

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