IELTS Writing task 2(Discussion Essay)

Some people think that cultural traditions may be destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions aimed at tourists. Others believe it is the only way to save these traditions. 

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Write at least 250 words.

Writing Format of Discussion Essay
    1. Introduction:  Paraphrase + your opinion
    2. Main Paragraph 1: Discuss the first view + example
    3. Main Paragraph 2: Discuss the second view + example
    4. Conclusion: Summaries your argument




Almost every country around the world presenting their cultural traditions to attract tourists. It is the belief of some individuals, that these may be destroyed if they are modified to attract tourists, on the other hand, some believe, it is the single way to protect the cultural traditions from dying. I, personally side with the first view.

Among various tourists attractions, cultural traditions are one of the most important attraction which drives lots of visitors from overseas in a country. By tourism, a country can boost its economic growth as well as they will be able to spread their culture in the world. However, to attract more visitors, sometimes local artists make simple changes so that they can earn more money from their arts. Thus, the cultural traditions keep getting modified little by little, and soon these traditions will lose their original forms. As a result, these will disappear altogether.

On the other hand, Tourism is the backbone of any country’s economy and every country does its effort to attract tourists. Tourism can help a nation to develop and represent themselves. If our artists and artisans do not earn money from their art, which depicts our culture and tradition, then this art will die off automatically. Sometimes the presentation of art is very important to attract visitors and to present nicely simple changes are also essential.

To conclude, I believe, protecting the cultural traditions are very crucial for a country, and without presenting any modified cultural traditions, every country should represent its authentic form of culture to the world.


260 words


2 thoughts on “”

  1. There is a belief that cultural traditions may be changed slightly or more if they are used to make money for tourists. On the other hand this belief may be argued by other followers who think it is the only way to save these traditions altogether to deliver it to next generation.
    Cultural traditions that include food traditions, clothing, handcrafts and many other things differ one nation from another. And this difference awakes true interest for those who are keen on learning something new that boosts tourism of a country. However, mutual cooperation among two or more cultures may influence on each other and somehow alter them as well. Market demand based on tourists’ interest may inspire craftmen or cuisine workers to learn new approaches and change slightly their own traditional recipes that may lead to common trend as well as alteration of authentic tradition. Consequently these changes can reduce tourists’ attention as they will have no unique culture in its own way.
    On the other hand, tourism may boost interest of cultural traditions on money basis, as proper funding keeps culture workers to create on their field even more intensively. Funding may help to alive some forgotten fields of traditional culture as well as create a new branch of culture that enriches the culture of a nation as well. There is no doubt, traditional culture was developed throughout years and centuries influencing on traditions of related nations.

    To sum up above mentioned one thing must be learned for sure, traditional culture is important part of every nation and being unique in its own way it remains attractive for others. However, every culture is alive with serving to people and will be soon forgotten without conveying it in proper way.

    1. There are lot of countries in the world and every country has their own culture and traditions . And every country perform their best to save and spread their cultural traditions .Cultural traditions include dresses, foods, handcrafts and many more.
      Cultural traditions are used to attract tourists from different-different countries but some people think that cultural traditions may be destroyed when they are used as money-making attractions aimed at tourists while others believe it is the only way to save traditions . I’m disagree with people who thinks that cultural traditions demolished when they are used to draw the attention of tourists for making money . In my opinion it is the only way by which we can protect our culture because the new generation is moving towards western culture. They want to opt the western culture. As when the young generation see foreigners wearing their cultural clothes and appreciating their handcrafts they will feel proud and try to to follow their own traditions.
      Moreover tourism is the backbone of every country by which they can boost their GDP and more GDP leads to the richness and development of a particular country. And Every developed country attracts a lot of students to study which only benifits the people of the country.
      So, the conclusion is ,use of cultural traditions to attract tourists for making money does not leads to the destruction of the traditions but it only leads to the enhancement. Tourism only helps the country to develop which only provides benifits to the people of the country.

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