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IELTS Writing: Traditional family

15/12/20142 minute read

People in the same family are not as close as before. Some people think we should return to traditional family values, but others think this would lead to many problems. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Nowadays, it has been widespread that family members are not as close as they used to. However, whether we should return to the traditional family values remains a controversial issue. I agree with the view that regardless of the current fast-paced lifestyle, we should still cherish our family relationship.

First, it is obvious that as we live in a keen competition society in which the relationships among people are more tense, the family relationship seems far more important. This is because the family value, which can be divided into three words, in my opinion, that is love, trust and care, can be given to any members in the family without return. Therefore we should underscore this precious place to keep ourselves calm and delighted.

Moreover, as for children, growing up in such decent home environment means that one day they will recognize the benefit of close relationship and pass along these traditional values. They are the fundamental to the good life, and must be integral parts of personal characters. The children living in these circumstances will develop into psychologically healthy people like their parents in the future.

That is not to say that the traditional family values are impeccable in current society. Modern individuals, for example, are more independent and lean towards living on their own instead of in the large extended family. But definitely, in the information age, people can still be able to keep in touch with each other by the advanced information technologies.

In sum, the traditional lifestyle should be disseminated and followed throughout the community; meanwhile, we should also fully harness the technologies to overcome the shortcoming of new trend. Only by doing so can we ensure that we will live in a comfortable home and society.

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