IELTS WRITING TASK 2: It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city.
- July 2, 2019
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- Category: education
It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city.
Do you agree or disagree?
Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay.
You should write at least 250 words.
It has been suggested in some quarters that children raised in the countryside have better outcome to those of the metropolis. However, cities are better equipped as they expose the youngsters to cosmopolitan life and complex equipment, critical to their development. Although rural areas possess certain qualities-serenity and closeness to culture, which some, deem essential to the psychological well-being of a child, yet this atmosphere do not provide the adequate learning environment, crucial to the upbringing of the 21st century child
Admittedly, rural areas are endowed with some natural sterling qualities in the form of serenity of environment and closeness to cultural heritages deemed essential to the upbringing of our younger ones. The suburban regions are usually less populated, with reduced human, economic and industrial activities thus creating a peaceful clime almost perfect for human existence, especially for the kids. More so cultural richness are the gains of these villages and when parents raise their wards in such communities, the latter become so much accustomed to cultural heritages, giving them a sense of values for traditions and ancestral norms
Mega cities on the other hand, offer young children unique propositions that trumps the ‘false calmed serenity’ devoid of real-life exposure of the rural communities. In the much cosmopolitan cities, children are better exposed to modern facilities of well-equipped schools and better trained teachers that nurture them for the future most desire, and are destined for and for what life has got to offer. Social and gaming centres, standard playgrounds with modern gadget and facilities that build them up emotionally and mentally- a much more endearing factors than cultural affinity that has no place in the 21st century globalized world are very much in abundance in the metropolis. According renown children psychologist, Jeff Banks, youngsters raised in cities are better-off because they are exposed in early life to the realities of the world and they cope better and outperform their counterparts from the rural areas who were shielded from these so-called harsh realities. Statistics about teenagers in higher education in the US shows that those from cities outperformed their rural born or raised classmates in almost all the university courses.
City cosmopolitan life is a microcosm of the real world, offering youngsters the needed and adequate experience on how to navigate the complex multicultural and multifaceted real life. Metropolis are of a conglomerate of people from diverse socio-economics, cultural and religious background making it very pluralistic and multifaceted as compared to the suburban where mostly a major ethnic group dominates and dictates the socio-cultural setting with the latter exposing the children to complexities of real world, conferring skills on how to navigate through life and through different social strata. These skills are often lacking in kids raised in the rural areas because of the exposure to a monoculture and most times they struggle in real life-struggle to negotiate, barely adapting to change in social structure and community setting because of limited exposure.
In conclusion, the two climes of human dwelling-the rural and the urban centres offer unique propositions in children’s upbringing and development, with the latter offering a calm community fused with local cultural affinities but lacking in crucial elements of modern development of infrastructure and cosmopolitan life offered in the cities that better equip the modern child for the complexities of life
© Isaac Orimogunje