IELTS Essay Sample Questions # Communication

Humans are social animal and communication is need of every individual. However, there has been a reduction in the amount of time people are spending with their family members in present times.

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Communication between family members has decreased in recent times. Do you agree or disagree?

You should write at least 250 words.


[Part 1 – Paraphrasing the question ]

Modern times have shown an increase in the number of people commuting across the globe in search of better opportunities. With the world expanding, citizens all over are facing psychological issues with the nomadic lifestyle, often leaving people depressed. Some believe that nowadays, number of people tend to have weak ties with their family members. In my opinion, family links are weakening for the advancement of technology and new ways of living.

[Part II – body: your example ]

The world has been taken aback by the exponential growth in technology. From times when it took months for messages to spread across, the world now can interact with the click of a button. With inventions like the internet, mobile phones and personal computing people often tend to spend more time on these devices than communicating with family members. An average Indian spend around 160 minutes daily on apps on the phone.

[Part II – body: your example ]

People are traveling more than ever in search of jobs or career advancement. This has caused an increase in the work pressure often leaving people clubbed into smaller groups. Adding to it are more working hours and reduced number of holidays adding up to the pathetic state of lives individuals are forced to live in. This results in people spending less quality time with their family members, especially the extended family.

[Part III – Conclusion]

Modern lifestyle constituting workaholics and tech-savvy people have changed the entire picture of the way society functions. Nuclear families are taking shape along with changes in work life, leaves little time for family and the trend is likely to continue in future.


commuting – travel some distance between one’s home and place of work on a regular basis.

nomadic – living the life of a nomad; wandering.

workaholics – a person who compulsively works excessively hard and long hours.