Thursday, May 12, 2011

"Prevention is better than cure." Out of a country's health budget, a large proportion should be diverted from treatment to spending on health education and prevention measures.

Nowadays, technology and science is improving so fast, along with these improvements people would face new difficulties in different fields.
One of these problems is people's health.

In the first glance, it seems very difficult for us to draw a quick conclusion that a large proportion of country's budget should be focused on prevention or treatment.

Today, in all over the world people may face new diseases that don't have any solutions, So government and people all together try to find out ways of treatment and specific medicines. Also government should spend more health budget to cure people who suffer from a new disease.
For an instance, a few years ago a kind of flue as a chronic and infectious sickness spread widely in Japan and government had to spend a lot of money to survive the country.

Bu in my point of view, before suffering an unknown illness, all of us have to think about prevention measures instead of trying to find medicines.
Government should spend more money on health education services and teach everyone to protect him/her self from sicknesses, as well.
Media like T.V, internet, radio and newspapers play an important role in the society's awareness about prevention measures. Therefore, they should be aware and up-to-date and learn different ways of prevention.

Taking into account of all these factors, we may reach the conclusion that, prevention is better than cure. We can save money and time with prevention measures instead of spending more time to find some ways for treatment.
Because it's easy to prevent ourselves from diseases but it's hard to predict, once if you suffer from a disease, is there any solution or medicine to recover?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fatherhood ought to be emphasized as much as motherhood. The idea that women are solely responsible for deciding whether or not to have babies leads on to the idea that they are also responsible for bringing the children up.

Parents play a very important role in children’s lives. Therefore in the first glance, it’s very difficult for us to draw a quick conclusion that fatherhood ought to be emphasized as much as motherhood is wrong or right.
Some people believe that mothers give birth a baby, so there are more responsible for their children than fathers. But others may hold another opinion about it.

I personally think, mothers and fathers both are responsible for their children equally.
Nowadays, life style is changing and mothers and fathers have to work outside homes. They should work long hours for providing their financial requirements. In this way, it’s very difficult for parents to bring their children up in the right way and spend more time with them.

Today, grandparents bring up the children. It’s not a very good idea, because parents are the best teachers for their children and nothing can be compared with their roles. Although women are more involved than men in children’s lives, both of them should spend plenty of their time with their kids.
We can see, children from good and nuclear families have more chances to succeed in the future life, because the relationship between members of the family is very important and can affect children’s lives, behaviors and reactions.
Working outside and making money isn’t enough for whole family and money can’t buy important experiences, good behaviors and emotional feelings.

Taking into account of all these factors, we may the conclusion that women aren’t solely responsible for children or deciding whether or not to have babies. Both men and women are responsible for their lives and children’s lives and these are their duties. So I think, they should be ready to have a baby and accept all responsibilities.

The chart below shows the amount of leisure time enjoyed by men and women of different employment status.

The chart gives information about hours of leisure time between men and women by their employment status in 1998-99.
People in unemployed and retired categories enjoyed their leisure time in comparison with other categories in the table. In both unemployed and retired, men enjoyed their leisure time more than 80 hours in a week. And women had approximately more than 70 hours leisure time during a week, but less than men's leisure time.

Employed men in a full-time job had near 50 hours free time whereas women's leisure time was about 37 hours in a typical week.
As we can see, surprisingly there are no employed part-time men but women in part-time jobs had near 40 hours leisure time a little bit more than women in full-time jobs.
Generally, housewives had approximately 50 hours leisure time in a week in 1998-99 and there are no househusbands.

In sum up, the chart shows men in all categories enjoyed their leisure time more than women. Perhaps this information wanted to cite, women spend more time at home for house working and they enjoy their leisure time about 10 hours less than men.

"IELTS 2 , Test 2 , Writing Task 1"

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The table below shows the consumer durables(telephone,refrigerator,etc) owned in Britain from 1972 to 1983.

The table illustrates the percentage of British households with the consumer durables from 1972 to 1983.
As we can see in the table, there was steadily increase in all consumer durables. Telephone ownership had the most increase among others about 35% from 1972 to 1983. Next came central heating from 37% in 1972 to 64% in 1983.
In the same period, we can see 21% increase in using the refrigerators. During this period of time, households with vacuum cleaners increased about 18% and washing machine ownership has increased from 66% to 80%, totally it has increased near 14%. At this time consumer durables like television and dishwasher increased about 5% and 2% respectively.
But only in 1983, people used videos about 18%.

The significant social changes reflected in the statistics are that the consumption of central heating and telephone in British houses rose significantly among other devices. The big increases in the ownership of these kinds of devices show that people want to live comfortably.

"IELTS 2, Test 1, Writing Task 1"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Idea of having a single career is becoming an old fashioned one. The new fashion will be to have several careers or ways of earning money and further education will be something that continues throughout life.

Nowadays, technology has developed enormously and people should learn lots of skills during their lives. Changing technology affects every thing like industry, economy even life style and people's attitudes.
All different difficulties or problems will grew quickly with changing technology, so they have to keep pace with lots of changes.

As far as I'm concerned, in the past people used to live together simply, they used to work in farms and have their own businesses. They used to make money easily and it was sufficient to know about their single profession not multi-skill like today.
In contrast with living in the past, these days many companies and manufacturers attract multi-talented people for their jobs, so people with lower education and skills may lose their jobs. Hence it's quite impossible to get a good job without higher education and multiple skills, so people will have to have several careers and work for long hours to gain money for providing their families' desires.

I personally think jobs and careers are more technical and difficult than the past and so are earning money. It makes each person to learn lots of skills and knowledge for his/her own profession.

Taking into account of all these factors, we may reach the conclusion that education plays a crucial role in human's life. Many technical institutes are running for teaching and training. It's an opportunity to learn computer skills or other knowledge for people who want a better job and make good money.
Therefore, in my point of view along with education, technical skills can improve and people with higher qualification and extensive technical skills have a better chance to get good jobs and make good money and reach their goals.