IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Should uniform be there or should the students be allowed to wear whatever they like?
What is your opinion on that?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Victoria Beckham, the famous fashion designer, singer and model, said, “I have always loved fashion since I was a kid and customized my school uniforms”. However, recently school uniforms spark a heated debate that whether students should have complete control over the cloth they wear at school or school should decide what dress the students wear. In my opinion, there should be a dress code.
To commence with, uniform brings forth a sense of belonging and oneness. Everyone is on the same team. As on football teams, jerseys are worn for instant identification and to ignite a feeling of oneness. When a supporter puts on his favourite team’s jersey, a gesture of solidarity is automatically emerged. Likewise, when the students wear uniforms that demonstrate an immediate identification and cause a feeling of oneness and belonging.
In addition, uniforms reduce the peer pressure when it comes to their outfit. When they are worn the same dress, worrying about what they look like is not so significant. It discourages the competition about the latest trend of fashion, which often put a great extent of financial pressure on parents. Apart from that, uniform can reduce the incident of bullying. Peers find it difficult to make fun of what one is wearing, when he is put on exactly the same dress.
Summing all of the above, uniforms help evoke the sense of oneness, equality, and belonging. That is why, I think there should be uniforms and the students ought not to be allowed to dress whatever they wish.