IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
House is the basic need of man. Government should donate houses to needy people.
To what extent you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Hundreds of people are roaming around the city holding “I want to work for food” placard. Homeless shelters are at full capacity. Many people argue that the government should provide the country’s indigent with house. To my way of thinking, donating house alone does not curb this socio-economic problem effectively. The government has to address the root cause of the issue, and then should devise a workable solution.
To begin with, government should embark on a programme of housing. The programme will allow low-income households to build modest market-rate housing of their preference and grant a flexible subsidy that will be adjusted with the families’ income over the time. Another programme should be launched that will be approached to street homelessness. The programme will deal with the street homeless people; the majority of whom are living with substance abuse disorders, mental illness, and other severe health issues. Another key thing to bear in mind, these street homeless individuals should be moved directly into the subsidized housing, and then link them to support services.
Having said that, we have to address the root cause of this socio-economic problem in order to effectively curb the issue. If we delve into the issue, we find the causes are poverty and education. That is to say that poverty and education have a reciprocal relationship with homelessness. In fact, poverty and education cause the income disparity, which in turn contributes to the homelessness. So, the government should instigate a policy aimed to reduce poverty and mandatory secondary level education for all.
To wrap up, providing housing alone cannot deal with the homelessness effectively. The government has to adopt a policy so that the income disparity can be reduced and all citizens can get secondary level education.