IELTS Agree/Disagree Essay Sample 7 - Family and Children

In this post, we will look at an agree/disagree essay example from the IELTS writing task 2 test. Students often ask if the questions are repeated year after year and the answer is no, but the topics are. There are so many questions written each year, you may find your practice answering various questions on different topics. For example, you could write essays to answer questions about education or the environment, which benefits you because you learn vocabulary associated with those topics and develop ideas that can help you in your writing test.

Practising writing IELTS task 2 essays on a range of topics is a great way to learn new vocabulary for those topics, but also to practice your essay structures. You begin to develop your ideas around those topics, thinking of examples and giving your opinions.

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There are a number of parents who consider that viewing television programmes is unhealthy for young kids while others consider that this is an effective and informative tool. This essay believes that a television can help a child learn new things, however, the parents should choose the kind of shows as there are also programs that are unsuitable for young minds.

On the one hand, a television is a learning tool that can help a child to be creative and be familiar with the world. It serves as a portal of information, for there are arrays of different informative television programs that tackle different subjects, which parents can use, as most of these are free of charge. Television can make learning more enjoyable since it uses cartoon characters that children love to watch. For instance, The Department of Education in the Philippines in 2016 reported that 90% of primary public school teachers in Cebu city prefer to have a television in their class to assist them in teaching.

On the other hand, there are also quite a number of TV shows that can corrupt the minds of some children. There are particular television programs that have adult themes including; violence, drugs and sex. There have been a lot of instances where children have imitated characters from certain shows and the effects have been damaging. Some have even been influenced by images and themes, which has led them to act out violently because they saw it on TV. For example, the Philippine National Police in 2017 reported that 75% of violent juvenile offenders testified that they were influenced by a television program.

In conclusion, although the television is an effective and informative tool for children, the parents should filter the TV programs that their children are watching for this can also introduce them to adult content.

(Word count -  305 / Band score - 8)


  • Task Achievement - The essay provides an answer to the question asked, supported by relevant examples.
  • Coherence and Cohesion - The answer has been divided into clear logical paragraphs and each main body paragraph only has one main idea. There are cohesive links between the main body paragraphs.
  • Lexical Resource - There is evidence of a wide range of vocabulary, with no errors in the text.
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy - The answer has no grammatical errors. The sentences have a wide range of structures. 

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