IELTS Writing task 2 (Causes and Solution Essay)
Some people get into debt by buying things they don’t need and can’t afford.
What are the reasons for this behaviour?
What action can be taken to prevent people from having this problem?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience
Write at least 250 words.
Nowadays we are living in a society based on consuming. Without even thinking about monthly income, peoples try to live a high-quality lifestyle which is beyond their income level. As a result; some people have problems in dealing with this budget, and they get into debt by buying things they don’t need and can’t afford.
This kind of behaviour is encountered quite often in our present days, mainly because of the possibility of buying goods in leasing. Hence, people buy most of the goods using the credit card without having a clear idea of how much money they possess or they owe. Also, another cause of this behaviour could be psychological. The advertisement and subliminal messages one encounters on a regular day in a big city have an enormous impact on one’s brain. The main problem is that lack of awareness of the serious effects that advertisement can have on people.
In order to prevent people from adopting this dangerous behaviour, measures should be taken to raise awareness among people. Also, one must learn how to manage his budget in order to get a balance between necessity and pleasure. Keeping a record on income and monthly spendings would be very helpful and would give to the consumer an overall image on how his budget should be spent.
All summed up, the chances of becoming a victim of the consumer’s society are high nowadays due to the surrounding temptations but this problem could be easily avoid by being aware of this dangers and having a rational attitude when dealing with money.
Source: The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for Academic and General Training.