IELTS Essay Discuss Both Views: Best to accept a bad situation
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Some people believe that it is best to accept a bad situation, such as an unsatisfactory job or a shortage of money. Others argue that it is better to try and improve such situations. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Шаг первый: перефразируем задание + формулируем 1 аргумент за и 1 аргумент против во вступлении + выдвигаем наше мнение (какую сторону поддерживаем):
The issue of choosing an attitude to life lies at the heart of major societal concerns as struggling against unfavourable personal circumstances is supported by many. However, facing fate is sometimes considered as a more reasonable approach in contrast to futile actions. I am in favour of fighting for personal well-being. Firstly, this essay will discuss pro-active life attitude as the only way to progress at both an individual and global level in the long run.Secondly, this will be followed by the analyses of psychological demerits of this approach.
Шаг 2: поясняем преимущество + пример для подкрепления вашей позиции
On the one hand, proponents of the former position appeal to a wide range of opportunities as a result of overcoming obstacles and I agree. This is because only by leaving their comfort zone will people move up the evolution ladder, in terms of biological and mental development. In other words, if it were not for this persistent fight, humanity would not have achieved the heights that can be witnessed at present. A prime example is a successful experience of surviving in the Ice Age, when the threat of extinction pushed primitive people towards devising previously unknown tools and skills.
Шаг 3: поясняем другую сторону + ослабляем этот аргумент предложением «However, it is clear that…»:
On the other hand, opponents of life’s hurdles surmounting base their opinion on possible psychological side effects that these futile attempts may bring, while expected benefits are infinitesimal. Not only can a discrepancy between the expected outcome and the reality deeply frustrate a person, but it is also irrevocably tied to depression, discouraging any further endeavours. To illustrate this, a vast majority of mental disorders are deeply rooted in such futility. However, human’s psyche is known to be adaptive and on no account should this feature as a key to sustainable development be ignored.
Шаг 4: делаем вывод о преимуществе (дублируем нашу позицию в заключении)
In conclusion, though people may vary in their opinions, I am convinced that it is high time people were proactive by battling against the inevitable complications that life brings for humans. The reason for this is that it is only the can-do mentality that has brought humanity to the current evolutionary stage.