IELTS essay: Is change a good thing?

Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoid change. Others, on the other hand, are always trying new things. They believe that change is a good thing. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Model answer

Some people are always making changes to their lives. Others, on the other hand, are content with their lot and resist the need to change. Personally, I believe that change is a good thing because it makes our lives more interesting and offers opportunities for growth.

The reason that prompts many people to make changes to their lives is the need to fight boredom. If we do the same thing day in and day out we will soon find it boring. By making some changes every now and then we can add that much needed variety to our lives and spice things up. A change can be an opportunity to learn. It throws fresh challenges that test a person’s ability to adapt and grow. It can also make our lives more interesting. When people try new things, they knowledge and skills improve. Trying new things will also help them overcome their inhibitions and hidden fears. Better still, in many cases a change can bring out the latent talents in a person.

On the other hand, when people spend their lives doing the same thing, they limit their chances of growth. People who resist the need to change have limited scope for career growth because of their inability to acquire new skills. Not so long ago, when computerization began many people lost their jobs because they couldn’t learn to use the computer. If these people had been willing to accept the challenge and learn a new skill, they would not have lost their jobs.

After analyzing both sides of the argument, it is easy to see that change is a good thing. It provides an excellent opportunity to learn and grow. It also makes our lives more interesting.

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