IELTS Essay # Public health responsibility of the government or the individual?

IELTS Writing Essay

Public health responsibility of the government or the individual?

Some people think that public health in a country can be improved by the government making laws regarding nutritious food. Others, however, think that health is a matter of personal choice and responsibility. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


A healthy nation is a wealthy nation. This essay will discuss whether health care is the duty of the government or the individual himself. According to me, the government can be held responsible for the public health care centers while at a personal level, individuals must take care of their health.

The government can improve the health care facilities of a nation. The state can take adequate measures to ensure decent health care infrastructure. Officials can also promote healthy communities, like for instance, promotion of free eye care or dental checkup organized by the state. Awareness about communicable diseases and their prevention is also the duty of the government. Keeping our environment clean is not the sole duty of the individuals but of the government as well. The distribution of national resources on health care centers scarcely can be problematic for society as a whole.

Under other conditions, health is the ultimate responsibility of the individual. Factors like hereditary conditions and inactive lifestyle of humans do contribute largely. Even if the illness is self- inflicted or not, one must take care of their health without depending upon the government. There are some measures that individuals can implement in order to improve their health. For instance, activities like smoking and intoxication can be avoided by the people themselves in order to enjoy an active lifestyle.

In the final analysis, to contribute for the nation and be responsible citizens, we need to have a certain level of health and well-being. For me personally, well-being is an individual’s responsibility and they must not fail to assume this responsibility. Though the Government needs to provide adequate healthcare facilities, as a basic human right, people must not take advantage of the welfare facilities provided by the nation.   

(292 words)


  • INTOXICATION- being intoxicated, especially by alcohol.
  • WELFARE- health, happiness and fortune of a person or a group.

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IELTS Cue Card # Describe your favorite way to relax.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card

Describe your favorite way to relax.

  • what it is
  • how effective it is for you
  • when and how you relax

and explain why you like this way of relaxation  


Today, in this mechanized world, workload can make us feel a little relentless. For this reason taking leisure time for oneself is extremely crucial. Due to different interests of most of the people, they prefer to indulge themselves in various sort of hobbies. Here, I would want to talk about gardening, which is the most effective way to relax for me.    

 Time spent gardening helps calm my mind, soothes ragged emotions and boost my ability to focus on the positive aspects of life. The sound of creatures present in the garden helps me detach from everyday agony and contemplate on the present moment for the time being. Though it is said to be an orthodox mode of relaxing, it’s can be really soothing if it interests you. Gardening is considered as the best way for therapy in several western countries as well.    

I was lucky enough to live in a place with a garden of our own. Since my childhood, interrupting my parents while they were gardening fascinated me. Soon this habit developed into a hobby. Whenever I don’t feel like myself, I visit a nursery to get plants to renovate my garden. The fragrance of the freshly watered plants eliminates my tension.  

The reason why I like this way of relaxation is that I can leave life related issues outside the garden. Gardening also helps reduce cortisol in my body as we are in peaceful company of nature. The sound of butterflies and birdsong, the color of leaves, and the aroma of flowers are captivating for me and it refreshes my mind greatly.

(264 words)

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