To begin with, it should be unsurprising that “fast food” is incredibly popular in countries like Britain and the usa. Consumers spend a large portion of their income on fast foods. For example

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  • With the advent of urbanization and the rise in popularity of fast food, there have been accompanying issues with rising cancer rates especially in countries such as Britain and the USA. Please explain and provide possible solutions.
  • To begin with, it should be unsurprising that “fast food” is incredibly popular in countries like Britain and the USA. Consumers spend a large portion of their income on fast foods. For example, the American Dietary Association found that, compared to the average Indian household, the average American household’s budget for “take-away fast foods” is six times larger per month. Consequently, it is to be expected that cancer rates will be much higher in such nations.
  • For example, processed meats such as hamburgers and hot dogs, which are usually the primary ingredients in fast foods, contain chemicals called “nitrites” which are toxic to humans in large amounts. Furthermore, almost 99% of food, including bread, contains added white sugar which is known to feed cancer cells over time. To make matters even worse, even though every food product has an ingredient list, people simply buy it without reading the ingredients first. Hence, diabetics who stop adding white sugar to their beverages still end up consuming it anyway in solid foods.
  • Finding solutions is a challenging task but there are a number of ways in which developed countries could battle these issues more effectively. Firstly, new laws should be enacted to regulate how “fast foods meat” is processed. . Secondly, public health initiatives could be advertised and promoted far more vigorously. For example, modules that inform citizens about healthy dietary requirements should be addressed in Universities so students may in turn relay this information to their families by “word of mouth” . Furthermore, doctors and other healthcare practitioners should have information about diabetes and cancer prevention in the waiting room.
  • In conclusion, although diabetes and cancer is a serious issue around world, if the above steps are taken, the situation will surely improve in the coming years.
  • Some people claim that what many people eat in most countries is unhealthy food and that their diet is getting worse. Critics say that these countries should change their diet.
  • What are you opinions on this?
  • You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your argument with examples and relevant evidence.
  • Most people believe the quality of food served in most countries is getting worse these days as well as dietary habits. In my point of view, I also agree with these observations, and the following essay will discuss it in details.
  • Without a doubt, the food consumed by people nowadays is considered unhealthy. One only has to look at the number of new cancer cases everyday to believe such a statement. First of all, “GMO’s” (genetically modified foods) and pesticides are to blame. Most of the seeds used today are made in a laboratory, and crops that are produced are exposed to chemical fertilizers, such as pesticide or urea. Farmers use these “artificial” seeds and chemical ingredients to prevent pests and to increase the amount of crops in a short time. Second of all, many people prefer to purchase processed meat and meals because of their busy lifestyle. These two factors combined clearly have a negative impact on human health. In contrast, our ancestors lived a very natural lifestyle and did not suffer from widespread cancer and tumors like we do now.
  • Many people also believe individual eating habits of people is also getting worse these days. As people become busier, they have less time to prepare healthy food. As a consequence, they prefer to purchase fast foods such as McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken, which are high in fat and carbohydrates. Furthermore, most people have a habit of consuming soda and sweets with their meals. The high percentage of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and carbohydrates is a deadly combination.
  • In general, this is a difficult issue to address as it requires new laws regulating how food is made and educating the public at the same time. Consequently, it will require time and effort on the part of both legislators and the healthcare community, but can definitely be improved over time.
  • Biotechnology companies all over the world are developing different types of genetically modified (GMO) crops. However, not enough is known about these crops on our health and the environment. Interfering with nature in this way should be prohibited. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  • Recently, it has become an extremely controversial issue around the world that genetically modified crops, (GMOs), have many drawbacks. In spite of GMOs helping increase the amount of crops produced, serious consequences on human health and the environment are suspected as a result of GMOs. In this paper, I shall analyze the advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified food.
  • On the one hand, proponents of GMOs claim that genetically modified food is an effective way of producing a huge amount of food in a short time period, and with less cost. Furthermore, GMO supporters believe people can cultivate food in difficult areas with low soil quality, or a lack of water irrigation. In addition, it is their opinion that genetic modification is an efficient way of creating seeds which have a higher resistance to many well-known food diseases.
  • On the other hand, in spite of these benefits, there are a significantly high number of disadvantages related to genetically modified food. For example, perhaps one of the most obvious points is that it causes diseases to human beings which were unheard of in our ancestors generation. Cancer, Alzheimer's, etc. are so widespread nowadays people are beginning to wonder if there is a link between soil pollution, GMOs, and pesticides. Hence, some people claim GMOs are a form of “soil pollution”, similar to toxic pesticides. In conclusion, I personally feel that altering genetics and creating seeds in a laboratory are “unnatural”. Some people emphasize the benefits of GM foods, while others are more focused on the negative side. Just as man made “synthetic” fabrics like polyester and nylon are harmful to human health, so are “man-made” GMO seeds. Hence, consuming such GMO foods when natural seeds exist does not seem like a logical choice.
  • Nowadays, a problem of “genetically modified food”,GMO's, is widespread all over the world. GM foods are genetically modified using biotechnology. More and more GM foods appear on the shelves of our stores and supermarkets nowadays, and make their way into our kitchens. GM foods are designed for greater resistance to viruses and pests, their ability to survive in harsh agricultural conditions, and longer shelf life. However, their safety, potential risks and ethical concerns are still being debated. In your opinion, should genetically modified crops be banned or not? Proponents of GMO foods ensure the public these foods are safe for human consumption. However, critics argue their effects have not been studied long enough. On the one hand, the primary argument for banning GMO foods is that it badly affects our health and well-being. For example, since GMO seeds are made in a laboratory, some studies have linked consumption of GMO foods to liver and kidney problems. The antibiotics and hormones given to cows and chickens are found in our bodies, which cause chronic ailments such as skin rashes, and immune system issues. Moreover, genetic engineering could introduce allergens into foods, causing allergic reactions. Another argument is that GMO's do not benefit people, just the large corporations that produce and sell them such as Monsanto. In addition, the vegetables are physically modified to look better and larger so these companies can make more money. They do not add to the taste, freshness or nutrition of the food.
  • On the other hand, GM manufacturers like Monsanto claim GMO's have benefits. Many people believe that genetically modified foods can help solve the food crisis in future, and help humanity to survive. First of all, GM plants are stable against plant diseases and difficult weather. Second of all, GMO's are cold tolerant. A GMO antifreeze gene is now being introduced into plants such as potatoes. With this antifreeze gene, these plants are able to tolerate cold temperatures that normally would kill unmodified seedlings.  Finally, GM fruits ripen quickly and keep longer than usual plants. Consequently, it is easier to transport them and keep fresh for a long time.
  • In my opinion, genetic engineering should be banned. Europe has long banned GMOs due to health concerns and China as well. Even though GMOs will remain a controversial topic for years to come, I personally believe there are other ways to save people from hunger rather than using “man-made” GMO seeds.
  • In recent years, farming practice has changed to include the use of technology such as GMOs to improve crops. Some people believe these developments are necessary, while others regard them as dangerous and advocate a return to more traditional farming methods. Discuss both points of view and give your own opinion.
  • There is widespread controversy about how farming has been revolutionized in the past decades. While it is possible to claim that the net effect of these changes has been for the benefit of mankind, my personal view is that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. In this essay, I shall explain my point of view by analyzing both sides of the argument.
  • On the one hand, There are several reasons why these innovations in agriculture can be said to be positive. For example, the world’s population has exploded within the past century. traditional methods of agriculture do not provide sufficient food for everyone. In addition, it may also be argued that we need more efficient methods of farming because many countries in Asia and Africa suffer regular famine and droughts. Consequently, proponents of GMOs believe the people would starve if it was not for genetically modified crops that are drought resistant. Furthermore, GMO manufacturers, such as Monsanto of the United States, believe the quality of life of farmers has been improved by these advances which are less labour intensive.
  • On the other hand, Those who argue for a return to natural and organic farming base their arguments on the impact of agriculture on health and the environment. Without a doubt, the food consumed by people nowadays is considered unhealthy. One only has to look at the number of new cancer cases everyday to believe such a statement. First of all, “GMO’s” (genetically modified foods), and pesticides are to blame. GMO seeds used today are made in a laboratory. Furthermore, these GMO crops produced are also exposed to toxic chemical fertilizers, such as pesticide or urea. Farmers use these “artificial” GMO seeds and chemical pesticides to prevent pests and to increase the amount of crops in a short time. This clearly has a negative impact on human health. In contrast, our ancestors used natural farming methods, and did not suffer from widespread cancer and tumors like we do now.
  • Overall, while there are strong arguments on both sides of the case, my personal belief is that the long-term dangers of these developments mean that we should be extremely cautious of GMOs. In addition, I suggest that there should be more investment in traditional farming methods to make them more efficient, so that “man-made” GMO seeds are not necessary in the first place.
  • Most people feel the disadvantages of the Internet outweigh the advantages. Do you agree or disagree?
  • 1-2 minutes maximum
  • In my opinion, I strongly agree/believe....
  • First of all or On the one hand, advantages.. For example:
  • 1) Students (research, e-learning, homework help..) In addition,
  • 2) Professionals (entrepreneurs (For Example Ameer Sharif?) Furthermore,
  • 3) General public (Free International communication/apps), Personally speaking...I also use Viber...
  • On the other hand... disadvantages..For instance:
  • 1) Students (Facebook, no critical thinking, distracted, unable to study) Moreover,
  • 2) Professionals (privacy issues,loss of reputation & concentration may get fired) Finally,
  • 3) General Public (loss of creativity, libraries closed, no interest in reading or volunteering or working harder)
  • As a result,
  • Free Time wasted
  • → physiological problems most people are “addicted to “Social media” Facebook...
  • → Unsuccessful future
  • Overall, even though.... many advantages,
  • Quite Frankly most people do not use the Internet for educational or business purposes, Hence, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages
  • IELTS Speaking/Writing outline
  • 1. In my opinion/perspective/ point of view, I agree/disagree with...
  • 2. First of all... For example, For Instance
  • 3. Second of all...In addition,
  • 4. Finally... Thus,
  • 5.In conclusion/ Overall...Based on these reasons, I suppose..
  • 1. To begin with/Generally speaking...
  • 2. Personally I believe...
  • 3. On the one hand...For example, Moreover, Furthermore,
  • 4. On the other hand... Hence,
  • 5. But overall, I believe...

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