Let's have a look at one of the questions from Cambridge IELTS 11.
Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal. Some people, however, think that other types of progress are equally important for a country.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Here's the first half of my sample answer. Can you fill the gaps?
People have different views _____ how governments should measure their countries’ progress. _____ economic progress is of course essential, I agree with those _____ believe that other measures of progress are just as important.
There are three key reasons why economic growth is seen _____ a fundamental goal for countries. Firstly, a healthy economy results _____ job creation, a high level of employment, and better salaries for all citizens. Secondly, economic progress ensures that more money is available for governments to spend _____ infrastructure and public services. For example, a government with higher revenues can invest _____ the country's transport network, its education system and its hospitals. Finally, a strong economy can help a country’s standing _____ the global stage, in terms of its political influence and trading power.