[Eduardo C] 2018年11月雅思写作真题第六卷 407745
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graph below shows the proportion of the population aged 65 and over between 1940 and 2040 in three different countries.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The line graph gives information about the percentage of the population aged 65 plus from 1940 to 2040 in Japan, Sweden, and The USA.
Overall, the proportion of elderly inhabitants of all given countries showed a upward trend over the century (1940-2040). Rate in Japan was considerably less than the average of the other two studied countries until the very end of the period when it increased sharply.
In 1940, The USA had that population just under 10%, followed by Sweden with a number between 5% and 10% and the last one was Japan (about 5%).
By 2000, The USA was the first nation, in terms of aged population (65 plus), slightly over Sweden, both close to 15%. After that, Sweden outnumbered The USA with a significant increase reaching over 20% before it has been beaten by Japan between 2020 and 2040. That western country stayed under 5% for the most time of the given period when finally rose abruptally after 2020.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people think that the most important thing about being rich is it gives a person the opportunity to help other people.
Do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
It is said that the biggest advantage of being wealthy is to have the chance of helping other people. In my opinion, the good side of being rich is not about helping others. It is about see life in a new perspective.
Firstly, there are many ways someone can be helped. Most of the people strongly believe that, in any situation, it always boils down to money. However, sometimes, a good listener or a supportive friend is what one needs. Even in a non-profit organization, it is possible to help as a volunteer and you could use your expertise and goodwill to delivery an outstanding output that they would work flat out to find offering any amount of money.
Secondly, the most important thing about having a lot of money is to realize that happiness can not be bought. Naturally, a human being has infinite needs that they are replaced by other needs as soon as the first are achieved. It is necessary a change of mind to notice that good feelings, positive thoughts are more valuable than money because they are meaningful and endless. This enlightment is just possible if the possess of money is experienced by those who used to see money as a general solution for everything .
In conclusion, it is obviously important to have enough money to deal with the challenges of a modern life, specially if there are duties and obligations envolved. Nevertheless, money is not the only way to sort out our problems and support other people. Most important is to be available and open to help.