Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal.

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Antonia asked 8 months ago

Many governments think that economic progress is their most important  goal. Some people, however, think that other types of progress are actually important for a country.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Many governments, especially in developing countries are concentrating in boosting the economy and make it the first priority. However, I agree with the opinion that there are other fields that are much more important than the economy for a nation.

It is undeniable that in the process of developing a country, the economy is needed to grow. Firstly, the more companies are there, the more jobs are available, people may work and gain money to spend on their daily lives. When the economy is in a good state, there are more big corporations which pay higher salaries, hence workers can buy more things and use more services, which means they will enjoy a better life. Moreover, a stable economy helps people meet their needs, so there are less social problems and citizens feel safer.

On the other hand, I do think that economic development is not the most important thing a country need because there are some more vital processes such as purifying the polluted environment or developing the education. Firstly, our living environment is poorly damaged with air pollution, water pollution and land pollution. If this problem is not solved, humans will not be able to live healthily on earth. Therefore environmental process must not be put lower than economic process. Secondly, education is also a crucial need for any nation because, without education, the economy can not be developed, since knowledge is the root of any development.

In conclusion, while making the economic process a significant goal, it is important for governments to consider others like environment or education in a country’s priorities.

Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal.
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Antonia answered 8 months ago

Many governments, especially in developing countries are concentrating in boosting the economy and make (making) it the first priority. However, I agree with the opinion that there are other fields that are much more important than the economy for a nation’s wealthy.

It is undeniable that in the process of developing a country, the economy is needed (need) to grow. Firstly, the more companies are there are, the more jobs are available, people may work and gain money to spend on their daily lives. When the economy is in a good state, there are more big corporations which pay higher salaries, hence workers can buy more things and use more services, which means they will enjoy a better life. Moreover, a stable economy helps people meet their needs, so there are less social problems and citizens feel safer.

On the other hand, I do think that economic development is not the most important thing that a country needs because there are some more vital processes such as purifying the polluted environment or developing the education. Firstly, our living environment is poorly damaged with air pollution, water pollution and land pollution. If this problem is not solved, humans will not be able to live healthily on earth. Therefore environmental process must not be put lower than economic process. Secondly, education is also a crucial need for any nation because, without education, the economy cannot be developed, since knowledge is the root of any development.

In conclusion, while making the economic process to reach a significant goal, it is important for governments to consider others (other factors) like environment or education in a country’s priorities.

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Task Achievement 7.0 – addresses all parts of the task

– presents a clear position  throughout the response

– presents, extends and supports main ideas, but there  may be a tendency to  overgeneralise and/or supporting ideas may lack focus

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Sample essay:

People have different views about how governments should measure their countries’ progress. While economic progress is of course essential, I agree with those who believe that other measures of progress are just as important.

There are three key reasons why economic growth is seen as a fundamental goal for countries. Firstly, a healthy economy results in 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 on infrastructure and public services. For example, a government with higher revenues can invest in the country’s transport network, its education system and its hospitals. Finally, a strong economy can help a country’s standing on the global stage, in terms of its political influence and trading power.

However, I would argue that various other forms of progress are just as significant as the economic factors mentioned above. In particular, we should consider the area of social justice, human rights, equality and democracy itself. For example, the treatment of minority groups is often seen as a reflection of the moral standards and level of development of a society. Perhaps another key consideration when judging the progress of a modern country should be how well that country protects the natural environment, and whether it is moving towards environmental sustainability. Alternatively, the success of a nation could be measured by looking at the health, well-being and happiness of its residents.

In conclusion, the economy is obviously a key marker of a country’s success, but social, environmental and health criteria are equally significant.

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Many governments think that economic progress is their most important goal.
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