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    This is a problem/solution type essay.

    You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

    Write about the following topic:
    In many countries people are concerned about the number of children who are overweight.

    What do you think are the causes of this?
    What solutions can you suggest?

    Write at least 250 words.

    Model Answer:
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    In some countries, including the USA and Britain, an increasing number of children are overweight. This is due to a combination of poor diet and lack of exercise. The following paragraphs will discuss the reasons for this problem and suggest some solutions.

    Children tend to be attracted to food that is high in sugar and fat, such as various forms of fast food. They also tend to be ignorant of what constitutes a healthy diet. Although parents may try to guide their children’s choices, other commitments mean they cannot always be present. As a result, children’s choices are often influenced by other factors, such as advertising by fast food companies.

    On top of that, children are much less active than they used to be. While in the past young people took part in activities that burned a considerable amount of energy, children today spend their time indoors, sitting at computers or playing video games. They have no opportunity to burn off the calories they are taking in, leading to a problem with obesity.

    There are a number of steps that need to be taken to solve this problem. The first is to educate children about nutrition. Schools should organise compulsory lessons to explain the main elements of a healthy diet and teach pupils how to prepare simple but healthy meals. The government should also place restrictions on the type of advertising allowed during children’s TV programmes. Children also need to be encourage to participate in sports. Again, schools have a large role to play in this by offering a wide range of activities. Investment in local sports clubs by the government would also help to alleviate the problem.

    All in all, while obesity among children is becoming a serious problem in many parts of the world, there are a number of measures that can be taken to avert this trend.
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    Format:

    Paragraph 1.
    a) Restate the proposition.
    b) Answer the first question.
    c) Let the reader know you will be giving suggestions as requested.

    Paragraph 2.
    State reason 1 + supporting sentence + developing sentences.

    Paragraph 3.
    State reason 2 + supporting sentence = developing sentences.

    Paragraph 4.
    Tell reader there are things that can be done. Give solutions to problem 1. Give solutions to problem 2.

    Paragraph 5.
    Summarize.
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    Let’s change the problem:

    You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

    Write about the following topic:
    In many countries people are concerned about bullying of children in schools.

    What do you think are the causes of this?
    What solutions can you suggest?

    Write at least 250 words.

    First why do children bully:

    Lack of attention from friends, parents or teachers can make a person bully you, just to feel popular and be seen as ‘tough’ or ‘cool’ and in charge. Some kids have learned bullying from others (parents, brothers or sisters, friends).They have seen them getting their way by being angry or pushing other people around.

    Reason 1. Lack of attention
    Reason 2. Learned behavior

    Solution:

    Take bullying seriously. Make sure your kids understand that you will not tolerate bullying at home or anywhere else. Establish rules about bullying and stick to them.

    Teach kids to treat others with respect and kindness. Teach your child that it is wrong to ridicule differences (e.g., race, religion, appearance, special needs, gender, economic status) and try to instill a sense of empathy for those who are different. Consider getting involved together in a community group where your child can interact with kids who are different.

    Learn about your child’s social life. Look for insight into the factors that may be influencing your child’s behavior in the school environment (or wherever the bullying is occurring).

    Set a good example. Think carefully about how you talk around your kids and how you handle conflict and problems. If you behave aggressively — toward or in front of your kids — chances are they’ll follow your example.

    Let’s apply the model:

    In ________ countries, including the ________ and _________ , an increasing number of ____________ are concerned about ______________. Bullying is due to a combination of ________________ and _______________. The following paragraphs will discuss the reasons for this problem and suggest some solutions.

    Children bully others to get attention.

    In addition to the above, Bullying is a type of learned behavior.

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    There are a number of steps that need to be taken to solve this problem.

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    To sum up, while bullying at schools and among children is a serious problem the world over, there are a number of measures that can be taken to reduce the amount of bullying children experience.

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