Some people believe that research into family history is useful for the next generations, while others claim that present and future are more important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Ancestral lineage research has been argued by many people to be important in recent times, whilst there are
those who believe it is a fruitless endeavour. In
essay, I will seek to show why I believe that whilst both views have their merits, knowing more about
family can be beneficial for those who have been estranged from their roots.
, family history is of no real use in our modern world in terms of economic advantages. Gone are the days of delineating heirs and “pure bloodlines”, and being a son or daughter of a past monarchy means little in most countries today. Concerning oneself with a long lost past, rather than looking ahead and tending to the generations we have now is a waste of the precious time we have to engage and learn from the generations that are still around us. Learning that one is part Chinese or Korean,
for example
, does not ultimately change who they are as a person or
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they should associate with.
On the other hand
, learning about ancestry is a way of feeling closer to
own family, for it is a way of seeing the roots of
own family tree and honouring where we come from.
could potentially be of great comfort to orphans
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or those who do not know who their parents are. DNA tests,
for example
, have helped many people without family to track down their
long lost
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relatives and discover brothers and sisters they never knew they had. Helping reconnect families can be seen as a positive social impact of ancestral lineage research. Ultimately, I believe that
there are no longer any tangible physical purposes for learning about
lineage, it is
beneficial to those who want to feel a greater sense of connection to their forefathers.
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task response
Address the prompt more directly and provide a balanced discussion of both views.
coherence and cohesion
Ensure that ideas are logically organized and connected throughout the essay.

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


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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