PTE Essay: Rise of Xenophobia in Western Countries.

Xenophobia has accelerated rapidly in the western countries. According to you what solutions can be proposed by government and individuals?

20 minutes; 200 to 300 words.

Okay. Before we proceed to write this essay, you have to understand the meaning of Xenophobia. It refers to fear or hatred of foreigners (more importantly, people of different cultures and skin color). Now, you can not doubt the spread of xenophobia because the question wants you to give SOLUTION to this problem without doubting the veracity of the statement. Remember, Xenophobia does not mean KILLING someone. It means “discrimination” merely because of different culture or color of your skin,

Let us work on introduction.

Keywords: Xenophobia, rapidly, western countries.

Explain these keywords while giving a general outline of the entire essay in the introduction section. For instance:

“Unprecedented global migration during the past few decades has given birth to several conflicts due to cultural differences. Xenophobia, which refers to the fear of foreigners of a different culture, has flared up in many western countries. This is primarily due to the anxiety of losing identity among the native population, and the perception that foreigners are consuming local opportunities. Such fears and misperceptions can be effectively addressed by governments and individuals.”

Once you’re done with the introduction, try writing body paragraphs. Let us create a structure to follow:

Body Paragraph 1: Solution by the government with one example. Stress on the need for timely government interference. Indians attacked in Australia. Both governments took steps. Similarly, Chinese discriminated in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom.

Body Paragraph 2: Solution by individuals with one example. Pick any developing country citizens in any developed country. For instance, Mexicans in the United States or Muslims in the United Kingdom.

Once you’re done with body paragraph, it’s time to conclude the essay. Without a conclusion, you’ll never score well in Pearson Test of English (PTE). A conclusion should include the elements of FUTURE and IMPACT. Make it positive. For instance:

“Newcomers have always played a vital role in making a country stronger economically, socially and politically. The Asian community has made Silicon Valley a rich and vibrant place that has created jobs for thousands of Americans. Xenophobia, on the contrary, not only hampers this healthy growth but also violates human rights of immigrants.”

Done. Easy, was it not? Now, write an essay and share with us in the comments section. I usually respond with detailed corrections in 36 hours. Good Luck writing!

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  1. Xenophobia is a fear or stigmatization among people. The unprecedented migration of people to the western countries for better living has lead to increase in cultural difference. This is because the native population feel that their opportunities are being shared or they are anxious to loose their identity. The government and individuals should take step to curb this menace.

    The Government needs to take the stringent actions to promote the healthy environment in the country. They should make rule that would lead to corporal punishment against the defaulters exercising this racial discrimination. They can make student exchange program a mandatory part of academic curriculum where every student will have to spend sometime in other country to complete his course. This would help them to know the cultural of other places. They can organise the educational and awareness session for general public.

    On the other hand side, every individual should contribute to eradicate this evil from the society. The globalization trend has resulted in frequent movement of people from one place to another. So they should grab this opportunity as a part of learning about other cultures and community and respect them. Also, the children imitate their parents so they should not teach the hatred feeling to kids. No body is born to hate others on the basis of their skin colour, mother tongue. Neither they should be taught to follow this practice.

    Nothing is permanent. So to conclude we can say that this problem can only be eliminated by the efforts of both individuals as well as Government.


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