IELTS ライティング TASK2 サンプルエッセイ (解答例) 例題 19 – Lack of physical exercise

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1 サンプルエッセイ

Topic:

What distinguishes young people from their parents’ or grandparents’ generation is a lack of physical exercise. Today’s generation are spending far too long playing computer games, chatting aimlessly on social networking sites or simply watching TV, and too little time being active. To what extent do you agree or disagree.

You should write at least 250 words.

Essay:

A myriad of captivating electronic games and social media are materializing in parallel with the advancement of technology. From my perspective. many children fall prey to these mercenary businesses and end up lacking in exercise. Having said that, some parents manage to prevent their offspring from developing gaming or social media disorders by enforcing rigorous time-limits on electronic platforms.

To begin with, it is almost impossible for children to voluntarily turn away from their favorite online games or social media. This is because these are designed to be as addictive as possible by game developers to generate immense profits for their companies. Indeed, the human nature of being curious about feedbacks is taken advantage of by the IT industry. To give you an example, having posted articles on Facebook, adolescents get excited to see how many Likes and comments they would receive. In extreme cases, they cannot look away from Facebook for more than a minute. As a result, they end up squandering time checking Facebook when they could be doing something physical.

Nevertheless, a portion of parents manage to protect their offspring from wasting their time in front of computers or smart phones by enforcing rigorous rules. Common successful rules are time- restriction on mobile devices and gaming consoles. Having exhausted the time-limit, modern youngsters enjoy outdoor activities as much as their parents used to. For instance, being forbidden to play any computer games on Sunday, some children would start exploring their neighborhood on bicycle or foot. Therefore, technology does not dominate some households that have a countermeasure against it.

To summarize, many children fall prey to addictive games and social media, and end up in spending a paucity of time performing physical activities. Having said that, this phenomenon is not  representative of all children as some parents succeed in saving their children from a lack of exercise by setting strict rules on online entertainment.

(  316 words )

2 エッセイの構成について

Intro

→トピックのパラフレーズと自分の主張の提示。. To what extent do you agree or disagreeの設問のため、現代の若者が運動不足という意見にどの程度賛成するか主張します。

Body Paragraph

→ main idea : it is almost impossible for children to voluntarily turn away from their favorite online games or social media –子供たちが自発的にゲームやソーシャルメディアから目を背けるのはう可能に近いと主張。その後、Main ideaの内容について、後続の文章で説明を加えていきます。

Body Paragraph

→ main idea① : a portion of parents manage to protect their offspring from wasting their time in front of computers or smart phones by enforcing rigorous rules- 厳格なルールを課すことで、子供たちがコンピューターやスマートフォンの目の前で時間を浪費することを防いでいる親もいると主張。その後、Main ideaの内容について、後続の文章で説明を加えていきます。

Conclusion

→Body paragraphs のパラフレーズ。

 

3 単語・文法・構文の解説

Synonyms (類義語)

A myriad of

Many の類義語。意味は「たくさんの」

A paucity of

A little の類義語。意味は「ほんの少しの」

Key words

Fall prey to mercenary businesses

お金儲けばかり考えているビジネスの餌食となる。

Develop game or social media disorders

ゲーム依存症やSNS依存症となる。

Squander time checking Facebook

フェイスブックのチェックに時間を浪費する。

Addictive games

中毒性のあるゲーム

Other useful expressions in IELTS Writing TASK2

A continues to be a controversial topic

A は物議を醸す話題であり続けている。

Contrastingly,

一方で、

From my perspective, / In my opinion,

私の考えでは、

Maintain

Firmly express one’s opinion と同義。意味は「強く主張する」

Aver

Say something is certainly trueと同義。意味は「―は正しいと強く主張する」

To begin with,

Firstly と同義

I espouse the former ( or the latter )

私は前者(後者)を支持する。Espouse はSupportのFormalな表現。

Precipitate

Cause の類義語。意味は「―を引き起こす」

Having said that

However と同義。意味は「一方で」

On top of that

In addition と同義。意味は「さらに」

Under such circumstances,

こういった状況下では、

To summarize,

まとめると、

 

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