IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Governments often spend large sums of money on spectacular displays to celebrate national events of significance. This money could be better spent on improving social conditions in the country.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Every country around the globe has its national events, for example Independence Day, an Armed Forces Day and so on. The governments tend to splurge sky-high money in these events in order to show their national pride and heritage. They organize a raft of events to make the day an especially festive one. They organize military parade, dancing, firework display, and decorate all the streets and hang spectacular billboards to celebrate and demonstrate the significance of the day. However, some people outcry that it is completely wasteful. In my opinion, spending on these days costs more than the benefits they create.
To start with, most countries celebrate their independence day as national day. It is usually commemorated in a celebratory fashion. The governments solemnize the day with pomp and parade, with dazzling fireworks are accompanied by sound and light show. The governments spend millions of dollar to celebrate the values that the countries were founded upon. The governments organize these expensive programs in order to show their support for the heritage, history and citizen of the nations. However, these spendthrift programs do not retain values or patriotism to a significant extent. So, spending millions of dollar is completely wasteful, I think.
Rather, the government ought to spend the money on the welfare of the nation. Instead of wasting money on these fake shows off programs, the governments should spend money to boost socio-economic condition of the nations, because, a nation can enjoy an admirable position in the world through its socio-economic status. Even, I think that the affluent nations ought to cut off billions of dollars in order to help poverty-stricken nations so that they can uplift their socio-economic condition.
All in all, I do not ignore the significance of national day. All I want to say is that we must celebrate these days but in a simple manner so that we can use the money in welfare of our nation.