Young people today do not make good use of their leisure time

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people say that young people today do not make good use of their leisure time and that they spend too much time inside watching television and playing video games and that they should rather spend more time outside engaging in physical activities.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
In the modern times, the new generation is having totally different hobbies and activities as compared to past. A few years ago people liked to engage in outdoor activities, but today indoor activities like watching TV, and playing video games are more preferred, which are making them introvert and socially isolated. People, especially young generation, should be engaged in outdoor activates to maintain their physical, mental and emotion well-being.

Media has taken a wide place in the mind and heart of people – spicy and romantic drama, movies, and TV shows have diverted their attention from outdoor activates. Video games are also fun and addictive and they are stress relievers for many children. That is why children spend hours after hours playing videos game. No doubt these kind of indoor activates are a source of pleasure but it can make the person physically careless, weak and lazy. The sense of care and emotional attachment among people are becoming temporary and above all sympathy, kindness and empathetic feeling have almost disappeared from the heart of the peoples.

Physical activity is necessary for active physical, social, intellectual and emotional stability, as interaction with other people in sports enhance the quality of mutual relationships, trust, and keep the mind free from all automatic negative thoughts. Many researchers have proven that our thoughts, feeling and behavior are interconnected. If we think better, we feel better and if we feel better we do better. But a socially isolated person cannot get rid of such automatic negative thoughts which further leads to severe nervous breakdown.

The outdoor activity should be promoted through media and other sources of social media. The nation will have more energetic, strong, and active people, with the physical activity and outdoor games.

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