Mock Test 18 | Writing Task 2


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. 

Write about the following topic:


Some people believe that children who are brought up in families which don’t have large amounts of money are better prepared to deal with the problems of adult life than children brought up in wealthier families.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


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

Write at least 250 words.



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    We each have a destiny, some people are born into rich families, while others come from humble backgrounds. Perhaps no issue has led to such as endless debate as to whether or not those who are raised by impoverished parents are more likely to brave the hardships when reaching adulthood in comparison with those who have financially richer parents. [Crack IELTS with Rob] My stand is that although some children coming from poverty-stricken backgrounds might stand out in a crowd, it is better for children to be brought up in well-off families.


    I admit that a humble family background might have some positive roles to play in helping children ready themselves for adult life. For one thing, people of low or middle economic statuses often grow up to be self-made, mature, and tenacious than those who are well-protected by affluent parents because they have to rely on honest hard work at an early age. Harsh reality lets them know they have no choice but to endeavor if they desire to outshine other peers. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Hence, they have a deeper insight into the agonies of life. For another, poor children usually have burning desires to change their fates and thus they usually have a clear goal to strive for. Meanwhile, they are less likely to be frail or depressed when problems occur because they have been accustomed to the sense of failure and frustration.


    Fine parenting, however, has positive roles to play in one’s growth and future. People can, in most cases, become the beneficiaries of their advantageous family background. Initially, children from affluent families tend to be more extroverted and positive because they, comparatively speaking, have rich experience of the world and a good state of mind. In this sense, they can remain cheerful even in time of adversity. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Also, well-to-do parents usually come from elite class, thereby, their personal struggle experience will set a fine learning example for their children. Meanwhile, many successful parents usually have more concerns over children’s moral education, character training. To illustrate, many eminent entrepreneurs attributed their achievements to family influence. The third merit of being born in a rich family is that elite parents can provide their children with more financial support, which could help the children realize many rosy dreams. For example, well-born children could receive better education, acquire more skills and travel around the globe, and so on.


    Overall, it is no easy task to judge which family background will definitely determine one’s fortitude and maturity. [Crack IELTS with Rob] My firm stand is still that although children coming from poor family backgrounds might become mature and tenacious more quickly, it is more luckily for children to be raised by financially advantageous parents.


    Collocations and Idioms:

    1. come from humble backgrounds: come from poor families

    2. brave the hardships: deal with difficulties

    3. self-made, mature, and tenacious: do everything for their own life [Crack IELTS with Rob]

    4. a deeper insight into the agonies of life: know more about the tough life

    5. have a clear goal to strive for: have a goal to try their best

    6. accustomed to the sense of failure and frustration: get used to failing and feeling sad

    7. remain cheerful even in time of adversity: even when they have difficulties

    8. realize many rosy dreams: get what they wish to have in life

    9. definitely determine one’s fortitude and maturity: nothing can change their goal




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