1. Sample Topic 1

In under developed countries, tourism has disadvantages and can be said the opposite as well.

Model Answer

Low air fares have increased international holidays. Every year, people all over the world take summer or Christmas holidays to different countries. Often, people choose destinations with lower currency value than theirs. This way tourist has more money to spend during holidays.

Tourism has become a major industry for developing countries. Governments of many developing countries are encouraging tourism as it provides business to all sectors such as entertainment, shopping, food and local transport and travel. It has become a lucrative mode of income for people. Countries like Thailand, Nepal and Sri Lanka amongst many others have benefited the citizens and have drastically improved their standard of living and education.

Despite the advantages of a thriving tourism industry, we cannot overlook the damage it can do.  Developing and under developed countries tend to lose their traditional culture and values. They tend to adopt lifestyles, languages and food to match that of travellers. For example, in India, people are very influenced by the western culture and often look down upon Indian folk dance, handicraft work and languages. This can cause stress in the traditional culture and lead to animosity towards tourists.

To sum up, tourism can change the lives of people. However, governments of the developing and under developed countries must conserve their cultural heritage – which is the main attraction for people to travel.


2. Sample Topic 2

Many people think that regions affect successful person. What is your opinion about native region and accomplished person’s influence on the region he belongs to?

Model Answer

There is an old adage – ‘where there is a will, there is a way’. Success does not come easy – it comes after sheer hard work, dedication and perseverance. Moreover, a lot depends on an individual’s will power and knowledge. Thus, inner thoughts affect success more than the outer environment. Either from village or a metropolitan city, nothing can stop an individual who wants to mark a name in the pages of history.

Once successful every individual goes back to its roots – where he belonged to and where he came from. Successful and accomplished individual proudly give a lot of credit of their success to their town, culture, friends and family. This is because, that is the place where they have spent their childhood and formative years. Knowledge and the strong values instilled in them by their parents and teachers have played a major part in their success.

More than often, the people who are doing well play a major role in the reconstruction of their hometowns. They want to provide for the facilities such as building schools, libraries and colleges – for younger generation which were not available to them while they were growing up. Moreover, they share technological advances via such mediums.

Developing such platform, where exposure meets the will power to succeed; where individuals has opportunities to reach their full potential will indeed keep on producing successful people.


3. Sample Topic 3

Imitating celebrities in sports and movies good or bad?

Model Answer

All of us want to live life king size. A life led by celebrity is aspired by all of us at some point in our lives. Many of us start imitating celebrities thinking that acting like them will make us one. However, we forget that they became celebrities after a very long journey of hard work, dedication, failures and perseverance.

For many of us, celebrities are role models. Learning from their experiences and life will help us achieve our goals. All successful people are passionate about something; copying this can do wonders. Celebrities inspire students at school to be a human being and make them realise that if they can do it – so can we. Such inspiration is necessary when growing up.

However, many people overlook the difference between the good and the bad; and the impacts such actions will have on their lives. Several fans start following every action of their favourite screen idol blindly. Some start smoking while others sport a certain hair style or dance move to impersonate their favourite star. This makes them look ‘cool’ amongst peers. But sometimes certain actions may be derogatory.

In conclusion, in countries like India where celebrities are given a position of God; have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. They must ensure that their actions do not spread wrong message.


4. Sample Topic 4

Value added by travel in Education. Is travel a necessary component of education or not? Will scholar sitting at home have more knowledge than one who travels?

Model Answer

Many schools and universities have included trips as a part of their curriculum. Some academicians and parents argue that this leads to increase in the costs of education, but the rich experiences and knowledge gained on these journeys are assets for travellers.

Travel is an important part of education. The most obvious advantage is that it broadens the mind. Experiencing a new culture, meeting people from different walks of life and trying their cuisines are rich experiences. Travellers face unexpected situations which brings them out of their comfort zone – that is where they learn the most. This cannot be learnt within the four walls of the rooms.

On the other hand, many argue that reading books can give you all knowledge. Book readers can travel all the countries with the characters of the story. Agreeable, but that is a world with the author’s perspective. Besides, practical learning is always more beneficial than theoretical knowledge. Given an opportunity, all the readers would want to go themselves and see the places described in the books and movies.

In conclusion, travelling gives practical knowledge. Such learning cannot be forgotten – it sinks deep in the minds of travellers. This increases confidence and flexibility in adapting ourselves to situations.


5. Sample Topic 5

Team sports are generally promoted as a great way to keep fit and build character. However, sporting events such as soccer matches are often accompanied by violence between rival supporters and other form of antisocial behavior. If sporting events antisocial behavior, can team sports be really good for us?

Model Answer

For mass and social media, sports events have held particular interest due to the debate it sparks. While some people think that is an excellent way to be healthy and build character, many believe that sporting events can lead to antisocial behavior towards rival team.

Such anti-social behaviour can be seen in the fans of many football clubs in Europe. The recognized teams have a lot of pressure to win every game they play. However, it is important to understand that winning and losing are two sides of a same coin and thus should be accepted gracefully.  More than often, supporters of a winning team mock the members and supporters of rival teams – and forget that being nasty will not help.

This behavior is inculcated young when children start following these teams, if the behavior is not corrected at the right age by parents and peers, it can be dangerous. The advantages and skills learned due to team sports outweigh the antisocial behavior at the sporting events, which does not happen all the time. Moreover, the skills and talent of players must not be overlooked by such antisocial behavior of fans.  Furthermore, the famous sportsperson who are role models for many must encourage fan to treat everyone with respect, including their challengers.