IELTS Writing / Speaking: Crime topic

Here is a topic I gave it to my students the other day to let them practice at home.

Crime is a problem all over the world and there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. To what extent to you agree or disagree?

Most IELTS writing / speaking topics are about social issues, so just think rationally and narrow down your topic, and you will have tons of good ideas. You can't get a high score for IELTS writing task 2 if you don't have good ideas about the question topic.

When I looked at this question, a saying automatically jumped into my head and that was “He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.”

The term for not stopping someone from doing something is “tacit approval” or saying that you don’t care enough to stop them. Whether from fear or apathy, the end result is the same. They do it, and you do not stop them. You have encouraged them. That’s not a good thing.

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