IELTS Cue Card: An important social change in your country

An important social change in your country

IELTS Cue Card Question 59 With Model Answer: 

Describe an important social change in your country.

You should say: 
  • what it was
  • how it happened
  • how long it took
And explain the effect it has had on people in your country.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
Pakistan is the country with numerous hopes, potentials and aspirations. But in some cases, the state is lagging behind and improvement on the sectors has already started. The rate of schooling has increased comparing to the previous days.

Earlier, parents did not send their kids to school for different reasons and particularly the female education was one the less important issues. However, in the current days, the scenario has changed greatly, most of the girls are sent to school and they are completing their secondary and in some cases pursuing to the highest degree of the country. But once could not have thought of sending his/ her girl to an educational institution. It was only allowed that the girls will be educated inside of their home with the religious studies and the higher education was a banned for them.

The change has taken after a large number of troubles and revolutionary attempts. Education for women at first was discouraged by the governmental initiatives and then when the government started realising the importance of empowerment of the women to survive and sustain the modern days, it started inspiring the female education. Since education broadens the outlook, changes the attitudes and creates a deep sense of right and wrong, it is a must for the people to go ahead and make the country a developed one. The government has realised the issue lately as different awareness activities have been undertaken by different non-government organisations. As a result, the women of all classes have the access to education at any level; they are completing their academic studies and getting involved in different professions.  

It took about decades to improve the situation. Women were not allowed to participate in most of the out of home activities and the males were the key wage earner. They also did not allow their women to go outside. But with the change of time, they started realising the effects of keeping their wives at home. When the world is marching ahead with different development endeavours, Pakistan started to lag behind and fell in different political and socio-economic difficulties. In fact, it is impossible to go ahead by leaving the half of the population is darkness. Gradually, education for women was made easy and their spontaneous participation in education began.   

Currently, Pakistan is marching ahead with a great speed as the women of the country are being educated. They are empowered and own the authority to express their opinion in familial and other related issues. Due to their participation is development activities, the productions are on the increase and as a result the national economy is upping. The social and cultural environments are getting changed. Women are out for work and participating in almost all sectors for their livelihood. Consequently, the countrymen have started reaping the benefits.

Your preparation for this Cue card will help you to answer the following Cue card topics as well:

  1. Describe a law you would like to implement in your country. 
  2. Describe a change you have noticed in your country. 
  3. Talk about a law you like. 
  4. Describe a social change you think is needed.