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Writing Task 2 # Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic.

Should wealthy nations be required to share their wealth among poorer nations by providing such things as food and education? Or is it the responsibility of the governments of poorer nations to look after their citizens themselves?

You should write at least 250 words.

Use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and with relevant evidence.

Sample Answer 1:

I think that wealthy nations should be required to share their wealth with poorer nations. But their helping should only stop at providing such things as food and education because of the three following reasons.

Firstly, citizens of both wealthy nations and poorer nations are human beings. Therefore, we can not look at, hear of, or talk about people who lack food, education, etc… without compassion and sympathy. Sharing wealth with poorer nations is not only a good deed but is also a task.

Secondly, many nations in Africa and Asia are very very poor. Famine, diseases, crime and illiteracy are killing the citizens of these countries. On the contrary, many nations in Europe and America are too rich. If there are no actions taken, this inequality will increase dramatically. Poor countries will become poorer and poorer while rich countries will become more and more richer. As a result, the poorest countries will become slaves of the richest countries. So, sharing wealth is a useful way to prevent people from that bad future.

Thirdly, although sharing the wealth with poorer nations is very necessary but this help should only stop at providing such things as food, medicine and education. Or else, poor nations may become dependent on the aid. They may lose enthusiasm to build their countries by themselves. Moreover, rich nations can take advantage of sharing wealth to interfere with the governance of poor nations’. This can’t be considered a humane action and should be prevented.

In my opinion, sharing the wealth with poorer nations has both a bad side and a good side. What we have to do is avoiding its bad side and practising its good side.

Sample Answer 2:

It is true that many countries of this world are facing different types of problems especially they have a lack of food and appropriate education. It is frequently believed that it is the responsibility of the richer country to provide these basic things to the poorer country. However, this serious issue is refuted by others. These arguments will be analysed prior to coming to a reasoned conclusion.

On the one hand, today, many hold the idea that it is the moral and ethical duty of the wealthier nations to help the developing countries who are confronting the many problems such as war, famine, drought, lack of food and appropriate education system etc. For instance, many countries, Afghanistan and Iraq in particular, have a serious problem with these issues. Many people of these countries are living without enough food. Moreover, the governments of these countries don’t have an ample amount of money to build a suitable education system for their people. This example makes it clear that these countries would not be able to improve from this miserable condition without help. That is why many people believe that aid is indispensable for these poor countries.

On the other hand, it is felt by many that the governments of the poorer countries should solve these dangerous problems for many reasons. Firstly, when the richer country gives money as a support for the poorer country, they also want to control the regimes of the poor countries, which may have brought the catastrophic effect on the underdeveloped country. Secondly, the administration of the poorer nation is not so experienced, so they may be not able to properly utilise these supported things. Finally, most governments of the poorer countries are corrupted, so there is a great risk to misuse these supported things. For these reasons, many are against this idea.

In conclusion, after conducting these analyses, it is clear that both points of view have logical arguments. However, in my opinion, the governments of the poorer countries should take the responsibility of their people. Otherwise, the richer country will control the poorer country.

One Comment

  1. Adeoti Azizah Adeoti Azizah April 9, 2022

    While some people believe well-to-do nations should give a helping hand to the less privileged countries in terms of food and education, others feel the government of the later should be accountable for the general welfare of it’s citizens. I am of the opinion that the government of underprivileged national should fend for their citizens and this will be detailed out in subsequent paragraphs.
    First, having the wealthy nations share their resources (food and education) can in later years become a burden on them. This can be so because a nation will keep growing and increasing in population thereby leading to increased pressures on these two amenities. Thus, they might not be able to fulfil their promises on the long run and can result in enmity between the nations.
    Also, jealousy and war can arise on the part of the richer nation when the poor country begin to gain more popularity and become more successful in these two sectors despite deriving the pleasure of attaining such growth from the developed country. This also indicates the reason why these resources should not be shared.
    On the other hand, when the leaders of the underdeveloped nations become effective and efficient in discharging their duties in these two areas, it will promote their country’s sense of Independence and self-actualization which will encourage the citizens as well to overcome any adversity they might encounter. Then, they will be able to feed and learn graciously without the fear and pressure of deriving these benefits from a wealthier country.
    To conclude, while it is thought that wealthier nations should share their provisions of food and education among the less privileged countries, it can turn out to become a burden, source or jealousy and enmity on the former in later years. It will be more considerate for governments of poorer countries to provide these things for it’s nation and residents so as to be able to live peacefully off debt.

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