IELTS Essay Sample Answers # Family Talks

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Nowadays, we communicate less with our family members. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


The world has become a global village yet in many sense it has grown apart. We can talk with people miles away by just a click of a button yet have failed to make real time connections with people around. With the hustle and bustle of our lives and the maddening rush of proving oneself, most people have lost the daily connect with family members.

Technology has a major role to play in the lives of 21st-century people in all aspects. For example – children today prefer playing with their tablet rather than watching television or playing with their parents and friends. Further more, the concept of nuclear families has become prominent. More and more people are likely to stay away from their parents. Adding to it, they are often very busy with their lives. Most parents are not able to connect with their parents and then also with their children.

However, there are some people who still are able to find a balance between the rush of life and the real life connections they have with people. Proper utilization of their weekends and effective planning is what helps them in being in connection with their family members. For instance, a friend of mine plans two holidays every year, one with family members the other alone. Also, he makes sure he has a chat with his parents daily.

Technology, competition, and globalization might have made it not obvious for people to connect with their family members. But, even in this rush, if someone can give solace to us it is the family members. There are some who delay it, but most people are now trying to have a connection with their blood mates.