IELTS Essay 12

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. Students appear for Academic module. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing.

Essay writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

In some countries, children have very strict rules of behavior, in other countries they are allowed to do almost anything they want. To what extent should children have to follow rules?

Write at least 250 words.

Include valid reasons and relevant examples from your knowledge and experience to back your position.


Children are future of any society. Well nurtured and well behaved children turn into useful adults who ultimately contribute to a healthy community. Now, some countries set very strict rules for children and some provide unnecessary flexibility which may result in imbalanced thinking amongst children. In my opinion, children’s upbringing must be balanced which means they must be encouraged to see dreams and chase them along with respecting the rules.

There are disadvantages of both the extremes. To begin, if children are grown in very strict environment, curiosity rises among them for the hidden treasure when some information is not disclosed. This may deviate them from their goals. Strict rules or limitations to every act of children can build frustrations and they start disrespecting parents and the society. Prolonged restrictions result into anger and they start losing ability to think rationally because they think, every said rule is against them. These negativities lead to an angry and biased human being.

However, if children are never questioned and they are allowed to behave as they want then it may give access to unnecessary information at inappropriate age. This will lead them to make wrong decisions. For example, a teenager who decides to work in a restaurant as a waiter may deviate from his/her studies. Since they never opposed for anything, it becomes very difficult to control them at later stage. So, finally the result is imbalance in the society.

In retrospection, I think, children must be grown by revealing information at suitable stage and at the same time, they must be taught to respect the rules. Balanced attributes will ensure a child to become a useful adult for the country.

The student received 8 bands in her actual IELTS examination.

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