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Task 2 IELTS Writing:
Government Assistance to Artists

by jhonson

Some people believe that the government should provide financial assistance to all artists including painters, musicians and poets. Others think that it is a waste of money.

Discuss both points of view and give your opinion.

People have a varied opinion whether the government should assist a financial support to the artists or not. However, while it is true that the government should help artists, I would argue that spending money on artists is not a waste of money

It is often said that art forms are an integral part of the nation's cultural heritage. They maintain that by providing financial assisting to artists, the government can help protect the cultural heritage of the country. Moreover, they point out the advent of films and television has considerably affected the popularity of other art forms, and without such support from the governments could mean that many ethnic art forms will die out.

However, despite this argument, I would argue that spending money on arts and artists is wasteful as there are several other sectors that desperately need government funding. For example, in many undeveloped and developing countries millions of people do not have an access to safe drinking water, and even proper education for many children s beyond reach. Meeting these requirements is far more important than protecting the nation's art forms from extinction.

In conclusion i tend to feel that the government support in arts is unjustified, and therefore, could be better spend on other development factors which are much needed



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Government Assistance to Artists

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Dec 01, 2013
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Aug 31, 2014
Want to acheive 8 band
by: Anonymous

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Nov 19, 2014
by: khushwant

hi buddy i just want to know with each point can we add examples so that for the examiner it would be easy to understand

Nov 20, 2014
by: IELTS buddy

Yes, the writing prompt specifically tells you that you can use examples.

Oct 19, 2015
correct my essay
by: Anonymous

Some people believe that the government should provide financial assistance to all artists including painters, musicians and poets. Others think that it is a waste of money.

Discuss both points of view and give your opinion.

These days, government seeks to provide financial assistance of the people due to improve their potential around the world. while some people believe that government provide financial assistance of all artists. others think that it is waste of money. This essay will examine both sides of views.

There is no doubt that government should provides assistance for several reasons. Fristly, to help people to exploit their potantial in useful ways. As well as, gave them chances to grow their creative in free time to destroy the unemploynment. Governments must provide financial assistance for all arts. For anstance, convenient place to practice their hopeies and must support them. In addition, provide coursework in university to development their creative and people lasts the competitive with other students, in order to service their society in festivel or any ceremonies. These encourage people to share in clubs like birthday or open day at school. Scondly, some people argue that keep them more pleasure and interesting to these thing and don't feel boredom or committing crime.

However, some people believe that government waste of money. For example, There are provide equipments in diversity type that requiring a huge of money. As well as, drawing and music tools. Therefore, government available trips to competitive with other countries and encourage them to share in exbation, so you must pay money to ticket and secure hotels and food.

To sum up, although government financial assistance waste of money but these beneficial way to other people. It would that evidence and devolpment in individual and society in further decades come.

Oct 19, 2015
correct my essay
by: IELTS buddy


I don't have the time to do full comments and corrections on essays, but one thing I did notice is that you have a lot of very noticeable spelling errors throughout the essay.

So as a priority you need to sort that out.

Nov 05, 2015
Could you please check this essay for me
by: Khushbu

There are lots of artists in a country and everyone has some talent or the other. However, I disagree with the idea that government should provide financial aid to all those artists as not all of them are as worthy and deserving. This money can in turn be used for improving the public facilities in the country.

There are a lot of artists in the country like painters, musicians, poets etc. Giving them all financial aid would not be the right use of public wealth. Rather what the government can do is choose the best talent among all and help that talent move ahead. For eg, the government can host a music show and choose the best musician among all. This musician can now be rewarded with a music contract which gives him a chance to move ahead in his career.

Merely giving them financial aid can help some of them move ahead in life, but not all of them. For example, let’s talk about poets. Not all poets have the talent to attract the public attention. Merely giving them financial aid can help them in short term but not in long term. So just to find out if the artist is deserving or not, giving them the government money which belongs to the public would not be fair.

Hence, I believe that if the government wants to help the artists move ahead, they should provide them with ways to prove their talent and move ahead. Financial aid would only help them to survive for a short term.

Feb 11, 2016
IELTS question last August 2015
by: Anonymous


This was the last question in my IELTS examination last August 29, 2015. If only I had read this earlier I would have a chance to get a higher band score.

Aug 08, 2016
by: Anonymous

I found the introduction weak.

People have varied opinions about whether the government should assist a financial support to artists or not.

Also, do we use "spend money on" for Human Beings?!

Moreover, what is the role of 'However' here? "However" should show the contrasting ideas, but I do not see any contrasting ideas between the two sentences.

Nov 11, 2016
please correct it
by: hahaha

Every year, the government subsidize artists to assist their development. However, some argue that helping them is wasting money. Though arts are not as much as beneficial to the society when compared to other sectors that need the funding as well, subsidizing the artists is a must and crucial.

People opposing funding artists believe that if sending that money to other fields, such as medical and scientific researches, will lead to more promising results like improving the wellness of human by inventing new medicine. Moreover, most of the artists come alone as an individual performer. no guarantee can be made that they will spent the money only on propelling their development. the lack of transparency for the funding is one of the greatest concerns which affects the willingness of people to give in their taxation on this individual business.

Despite these, i believe that if certain measurement is implemented to tackle the lack of translucence, arts are important culturally and historically that we should make sure they are well conserved. arts comes in different forms and yet they share one thing in common - the symbolization of the generation. stories and themes of the arts often tell the situation of certain era. funding the artists can ensure those fascinating events that happened in the past to be well kept. on the other hand, the advent in technology allow people to spending their pastime in watching television or drama on gadgets. This imposes a real threat to the classical forms of arts including the opera and theater drama, diminishing the number of audience and the profits. as long as allocating the funds to these artists smartly in the help of committee, hopefully the transparency of the money can be increased and that the money is spent properly.

All in all, arts are essential and indeed needs the aid from the government under the threat of television. if the money spent wisely, it is definitely not a waste of money.

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