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How to answer do people do enough something?

IELTS speaking is very popular for asking you questions where you have to express the degree of your opinion on certain things. Although there is no such rule that best describes the way of answering this IELTS speaking question, it is always better for you to know some language tips on How to answer do people do enough something?

When IELTS examiner asks you such question they really have no interest on the content of your answer but construct. They just want to know weather you can use right grammatical structure.

First let’s see some questions under this category

» Do people today do enough physical exercise?
» Do children do enough sports in school?
» Do people in your country do enough creative activities in school?

Remember this formula

When the examiner asks you opinion on do people do enough something type questions, you must:

  1. State your opinion clearly
  2. Classify the quantity and types of people
  3. Give some suggestions using expressions of advice

Step: 1

How to answer do people do enough something?


Always start your answer directly replying examiner’s question by giving opinion and then expand it. It’s very easy to learn a variety of different ways to express your opinion when asked a question.

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Look at these examples:
I think that a large percentage of people over 30 don’t exercise enough.
I feel that people should do more to help others in society.
I strongly believe that team sports like basketball teach people to work together.
I am quite convinced that the majority of people would enjoy playing hockey if they just
gave it a chance.
The way I see it,sports should be compulsory for elementary school students.
In my opinion, most children naturally enjoy physical exercise.

Step: 2

How to answer do people do enough something?


Remember that, it’s not a good to make absolute statements like

Everyone in my country takes…

Better if: Most of the people in my country take….

This doesn’t sound very clever and can sometimes be rude. Even in one country or one culture, many people have different ways of life and different opinions. You should use expressions for quantities of people and types of people to qualify your statements so that they are not so generalized.
You can use these expressions for quantities of people:-

  • most
  • the majority of
  • a large percentage of
  • nearly all
  • a vast amount of
  • few
  • hardly any
  • not many
  • a minority of
  • only some

You can combine them with the expressions for types of people to say which people in
society usually do something or believe something. Following preformed structure may be useful:-

  • young people/the younger generation/ teenagers/adolescents
  • old people/the elderly/ the older generation
  • office workers/business people/white-collar workers
  • the working classes/middle classes/very wealthy people
  • unemployed people/ the poor/homeless people
  • young kids/sehoolchildren/ university students/graduate students

Look at some examples of how quantities and types of people words can be combined
together:
Most young people can play at least one sport.
The majority of elderly people enjoy board games.
A large percentage of the population smokes too much.
Nearly all university students get far too much homework.
A vast amount of business people don’t get enough free time.
A tremendous amount of young girls care too much about fashion.

Step: 3

How to answer do people do enough something?


When you’ve given your opinion and supported it, you should suggest what you’d do to improve the situation.

Example:- …. that it would be good if the holidays were shortened.

Here’s a summary of ways you can suggest improvements:

  • should /shouldn’t + verb
    • To get really good at football, you should practice every day.
  • ought to /ought not to + verb
    • Yrtii ought to stay home if you feel that ill
  • it would be good if /it wouldn’t be good if
    • It would be good if everyone learned to play baseball when they were young.
  • it’s a good Idea to /it’s not a good idea to + verb
    • It’s not a good idea to run outside in the winter. You’ll catch a cold
  • it would help to + verb
    • It would help to train a little bit every day if you want to run a marathon.
  • the best thing to do to + improvement phrase + would be/is to + verb
    • the best thing to do to improve creativity in schools would be to introduce art classes in the early years of elementary school.