IELTS Essay Task 2: Expensive Presents for Children.

presents for children IELTS PTE

Some people think that parents should not give their children expensive presents. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and examples based on your own experience.

40 minutes, 250 words at least.


Introduction: (Introduce the topic and MENTION the reasons supporting your opinion. EXPLAIN them in the body paragraphs.)

The twenty-first century has brought an unprecedented amount of wealth for humanity. Many parents splurge this money on expensive gifts to their children. I think this is not only harmful to the children but also they cannot appreciate a high-priced item

Body Paragraph 1: (Reason 1 – harmful to the children – with example 1)

Many parents gift expensive goods such as an iPhone or a gold item that harm a kid beyond imagination. Such material possessions prevent children from appreciating more important things such as love and care for a fellow human. They live in a materialistic world devoid of compassion and empathy. Consequently, they are unable to fit in the society as an adult.

Body Paragraph 2: (Reason 1 continue…)

Moreover, gifting expensive items give children an impression that everything can be bought with money. This makes them vulnerable to anything they are not able to purchase or achieve. For instance, there have been numerous cases when children were driven to suicide merely because they could not score good grades in school. On digging deeper, the investigators unearthed that the primary reason for such an extreme step was that the parents had never refused anything to their kids.

Body Paragraph 3: (Reason 2 – Not appreciate an expensive item – with example 2)

Furthermore, children cannot appreciate and utilize expensive items such as an iPhone. Such devices are merely an item to play games and show-off to the peer group. Not only they do not understand how to use it, but also they waste precious time playing games than investing it in more useful activities such as sports. Similarly, a child cannot appreciate the value of a gold item, and he is often trapped in the glitter of such objects.

Conclusion: (Conclude with Future and/or Impact)

In conclusion, to shape a brighter future for their kids and make them responsible citizens, parents should educate their children with the values of love, care, empathy, humbleness, and compassion than gifting them expensive material goods. 

293 words.

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4 replies »

  1. The discussion of parents giving expensive gifts to their children has generated a lot of dust in recent times. One side of the argument favours that kids should not be presented with expensive gifts because it will spoil them. In my opinion, i believe that while there is tendency of expensive gifts spoiling a child, its advantages such as, boosting the morale of the child and a sense of love it brings to the child, should not be ruled out.
    Critics believe that expensive gifts can bring an unnecessary pride and arrogance to children. So in the light of this, they argue that children should be presented with moderate gifts so as not to trigger arrogance and pride in them.
    However, i disagree with the opinion of critics because pride and arrogance can never be displayed by kids well trained and this should in no way prevent their parents from giving them expensive presents. One of the major advantages of giving a child an expensive gift is that it boosts both in terms of academics and home activities the morale of the child. A recent study shows that kids that given expensive gifts perform better in school than those that are presented with less expensive gifts.
    In the same vein, parents demonstrate their undying love to their children by giving them expensive items and this bring a feeling of intimate love to the children.
    To conclude, it is now evident that expensive gifts bring out the best in children and as well keeps the family love flowing.

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  2. Could you please give me some correction. Thanks.
    The twenty-first century has brought an unprecedented amount of wealth to human beings. Most parents now can afford to buy their children expensive presents such as an iPhone or a gold item. With the mindset that young children are vulnerable to such pricy goods, it is tempting to disapprove such conduct. However, I would argue that gifting our younger generation expensively properly should be given some credits.
    To begin with, giving expensive presents to children may well be a form of early education on value of money. While most adults learn about the idea of making, spending and saving money through working and managing their finance, children are too young to have such experiences. Thus, gifting children pricy items provides an ideal alternative. After sharing their joy of receiving an iPhone or the news taking them to Disneyland, parents can sit down with their children calmly and discuss for how long they have been saving to give him or her such presents. In doing so, not only would children truly appreciate the value of the gift but become gradually mature on money.
    Rewarding children with expensive gifts can also help remember important achievements they have made. It is widely acknowledged that people at young age are ought to be encouraged from time to time to so they would make greater efforts. Thus, giving children periodical bonus to mark their achievements, being it an A plus in their study or a new skill mastered, is crucial. Again, this has to be done properly. Parents should bear in mind it is maintaining the balance between occasional treatments and overdoing it that would yield the best result.
    To sum up, while there are potential risks of abusing it, the benefits of giving expensive presents to children cannot be ignored. Once done appropriately, it may well do more good than harm.

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