It Is Better to Buy Just a Few Expensive Clothes

Lilie King
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October 2, 2022

It is better to buy just a few expensive clothes, rather than lots of cheaper clothes. Do you agree or disagree?

This essay question is from Cambridge IELTS 17 General Training Test 3 Writing Task 2.

Sample Essay

It is better to purchase a few pricey clothes than a ton of inexpensive ones. I completely agree with this point of view because, otherwise, we will experience decision fatigue and harm the planet.

Owning just a few high-end garments helps to reduce decision fatigue. According to studies, our capacity to consistently make well-thought-out decisions is finite. If we spend a lot of our mental energy deciding on trivial things like what clothes to buy and what to wear, we will feel mentally exhausted by the time we need to make important decisions. The result will be that we make bad decisions about them. This is why Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg always wears the same $400 grey T-shirts. This way, he can make critical business decisions with a clear head.

Purchasing tons of cheap clothes also damages the environment. These low quality clothes wear out fast and go out of style fast. As a result, many people wear them only a few times before throwing them away. Sadly, only a small proportion of discarded clothes are recycled or donated. Most go directly to landfill or are incinerated, polluting the land and air. Expensive clothing, on the other hand, is usually made of long-lasting materials and has timeless designs, so people tend to keep it for a long time. This means less waste on Earth.

In conclusion, purchasing a lot of cheap outfits not only leads to decision fatigue but also harms the environment. Therefore, it is better to own only a few costly pieces of clothing. (256 Words)

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  1. as we said, i completely agree. is that ok in this type of essay because we use this in to what extent right.

    1. Hi, I’m not sure how you are going to use “as we said”? Perhaps, you could say “as previously stated, I completely agree”.

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