The prevention of health problems and illness is more important than treatment and medicine. Government funding should reflect this. To what extent do you agree?
Chủ đề Health (Sức khoẻ) luôn là một chủ đề khó, nhất là khi người ra đề kết hợp cả chủ đề chính trị, luật pháp,... Nếu bạn muốn đạt điểm Task Achievement cao thì cần phải có kiến thức xã hội vững chắc, cùng với tư duy phản biện tốt. WESET English Center gợi ý cho bạn dàn bài tham khảo như sau:
Thesis statement: Prevention is more effective, though treatment is important as well
Body 1: Prevention is better than cure
- More sustainable
- Time & Cost-effective
Body 2: Cure is important as well
- Treatment is always needed
- Government spending can make treatment more effective
Problems of health have been given increased attention in recent decades across the world. Consensus remained undecided, however, regarding where government funding should go: to the prevention of diseases, or to the treatment of such. I strongly believe it is far more effective to invest in prevention, but the treatment of serious diseases, still, should not be neglected.
It goes without saying that prevention is better than cure. In an obvious sense, it proves more sustainable. Scientifically, human health can be reinforced and maintained effectively in the long term via varied approaches like dieting, exercising, and even spiritual therapy. If people remain vigilant to avoid severe ailments, they stand a lower chance of contracting them. Furthermore, this strategy appears more time- and cost-effective. Once a patient is diagnosed with, say, cancer, he or she will either pour their fortunes into immediate treatment, or choose to wait for their inevitable doom. These money, collectively calculated, have amounted astronomically in recent years. But regardless, where patients already reach the final stage of cancer, there is little else but a short time left for them to while away. All this money can be well-saved, and time can be lengthened, thanks to proper preventative schemes.
However, if the government does not allocate funding into aiding treatments and the devising of new medicine, this will pave the way for grim scenarios. It is understandable that however well prevented diseases are, they are still recurrences in people’s lives. Once a patient chooses to undergo treatment at a public hospital, a lack of state’s financial aid towards expensive procedures will disable people’s capability to continually access the services. He or she will have to rush towards alternative options with perhaps affordable price tags, but no guaranteed predicament. Government budget, if well spent, can equip hospitals and clinics with necessary tools and resources to provide the best and most accessible services for patients in need.
All in all, prevention definitely offers more benefits than cure, yet an investment in both should prove most efficient in that public health can best be catered for.
(By Mr. Hải Đăng - IELTS Teacher at WESET)
Consensus (n): Sự đồng ý, sự thoả thuận
Sustainable (a): Bền vững
Reinforce (v): Củng cố
Spiritual therapy (n): Trị liệu về tinh thần
Ailment (n): Bệnh (nhẹ)
Time- and cost-effective (adj): Rẻ hơn và nhanh hơn
Pour fortunes into (phr.): Tiêu tốn tiền của vào
Astronomically (av): Cực kỳ lớn
While away (phr.v): Dùng thời gian một cách thoải mái vì không có gì để làm, hoặc đang đợi điều gì khác
Scheme (n): Kế hoạch
Allocate (v): Phân bố
Pave the way (v): Mở đường cho
Grim (a): Nghiêm trọng, nghiệt ngã
Undergo (v): Trải qua (điều gì đó không tốt)
Predicament (n): Tình trạng khó khăn
Cater (for someone/something) (v): Phục vụ, cung cấp
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