Some people believe it is important to give gifts and presents to friends and family to show that we care for them. Others think that there are better ways to show affection to them. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.

Presenting
gift
items
is
Suggestion
are
unarguably a universal phenomenon amongst various races and culture of the world. The intention behind
this
act,
however
, varies and as
such
, debatable. While some people believe
this
goes a long way in showing affection and
gratitude
to
people
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the people
around them, others argue there are other means to
show
care than just giving gifts. I disagree, to a reasonable extent, with the former as I believe that there are better avenues through which one can demonstrate love to family and friends alike other than giving presents. To start with, showing empathy; a critical human interpersonal skill, is a more effective way to
show
care and appreciation to loved ones than giving gifts.
This
is because individuals' numerous wants are different and come in their order of priority. It is
therefore
important to empathise to be able to determine their specific needs.
For example
, an individual who is in dire need of financial support would appreciate a monetary
gift
than
such
gift
items as clothing and other material gifts. In
thesame
Suggestion
the same
vein, it is needless to give present to an individual who is highly depressed and only needs words of encouragement and emotional support.
Nevertheless
, some people argue that affection and
gratitude
can only be shown by giving presents.
This
set of people believe that
this
act helps in fostering
better relationship
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better relationships
a better relationship
with relatives
and acquaintances especially
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and acquaintances, especially
during festive periods
such
as Christmas and Id-
el
Fitri. The boom in sales of
gift
items professing love and appreciation recorded during these periods is
also
believed to be on the increase yearly. In conclusion, giving presents to
show
care and
gratitude
is
not not
negation of a word or group of words
not
a bad idea in its
entirety but
Accept comma addition
entirety, but
more importantly, showing empathy better demonstrates one's genuine intent in an attempt to
show
affection and
gratitude
to friends and relatives.

Include an introduction and conclusion

A conclusion is essential for IELTS writing task 2. It is more important than most people realise. You will be penalised for missing a conclusion in your IELTS essay.

The easiest paragraph to write in an essay is the conclusion paragraph. This is because the paragraph mostly contains information that has already been presented in the essay – it is just the repetition of some information written in the introduction paragraph and supporting paragraphs.

The conclusion paragraph only has 3 sentences:

  • Summary
  • Restatement of thesis
  • Prediction or recommendation

Example:

To summarize, a robotic teacher does not have the necessary disciple to properly give instructions to students and actually works to retard the ability of a student to comprehend new lessons. Therefore, it is clear that the idea of running a classroom completely by a machine cannot be supported. After thorough analysis on this subject, it is predicted that the adverse effects of the debate over technology-driven teaching will always be greater than the positive effects, and because of this, classroom teachers will never be substituted for technology.

Start your conclusion with a linking phrase. Here are some examples:

  • In conclusion
  • To conclude
  • To summarize
  • Finally
  • In a nutshell
  • In general

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