- 2018年09月17日17:04 来源：小站整理作者：小站雅思编辑
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2018年9月15日的雅思考试已经结束，为大家带来本场雅思大作文真题范文及解析，本期雅思大作文题目是：In many countries nowadays, more and more women have full-time jobs as men, so there is logic that men and women should share the housework tasks equally(like cleaning and looking after children). To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In many parts of the world, there is now greater equality in education and employment between males and females. Nevertheless, women still tend to undertake more domestic chores. I personally believe that this is not justified and household tasks should be divided equally between husbands and wives.
There may indeed be good arguments for allowing housework to remain predominantly female. This is because women are generally more patient in whichever type of work they engage in and due to their maternal instinct, they assume the main responsibility of raising children. Even in some countries, a family is built on the belief that men are supposed to occupy business leaders while women should play the role of housekeeper in spite of the many advances they have made in workplace.
However, equal distribution of housework is conducive to promoting the mutual affection between couples and harmonizing the family life. The social reality and the rising costs of living have meant that both marriage partners have to work, so if men were willing to share trivial housework, this would definitely strengthen their understanding of their wives. In addition, There is considerable amount of evidence suggesting that with the companionship of father, a child’s personality like optimism, passion and courage could be better cultivated.
Moreover, this change helps alleviate inequality in other areas including education, promotion of workplace. It is universally acknowledged that women continue to be at a disadvantage when it comes to pay and promotion especially when they are pregnant or becoming new mothers. That is the reason why many working women have to deter their fertility. Therefore, men assuming childcare responsibilities allows women to be more concentrated on their career and achieve better career prospects, which might even facilitate fertility.
In conclusion, breaking gender inequality in the housework benefits the families, the children and the society as a whole, thus governments can encourage change and promote that it is fair and reasonable for males to share the housework.
domestic chores 家务琐事
assume the main responsibility 承担主要责任
predominantly female 女性主导的
maternal instinct 母性本能
in spite of 尽管
is conducive to 有助于
promoting the mutual affection between couples 促进夫妻间的感情
achieve better career prospects 实现更好的就业前景
facilitate fertility 促进生育
breaking gender inequality 打破男女不平等
There may indeed be good arguments for 让步段开头的表达
a family is built on the belief that 同位语从句
so if men were willing 虚拟语气 if (过去时)， 主句 would do
There is considerable amount of evidence suggesting that 事实举例论证
It is universally acknowledged that 主语从句
men assuming childcare responsibilities allows -ing形式 动名词复合结构作主语