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  • IELTS Essay Writing ( Agree/ Disagree )- E books & Modern Technology

     Vimi updated 1 month ago 8 Members · 13 Posts
  • Vimi

    Administrator
    August 17, 2021 at 11:13 PM
    80 Network Points
    Activity Points 4200

    Some people say that E books and modern technology will totally replace traditional newspaper and magazines to what extent do you agree or disagree.


    Write the essay in 250 words. Do not take more than 40 minutes to write this essay.

  • Nilesh

    Member
    August 18, 2021 at 12:22 PM
    10 Network Points
    Activity Points 1250

    Some scholars of our society believe that paper based news and magazines will be extinct over the period of time. Partially, I am also agreeing on this thought because still certain part of our society is solely rely on traditional newspaper and magazines as a source of information.

    The advent of modern technology & E-books has profound impact on our daily lives. We can access news across the globe on our fingertips at any time as per our convenience. Nowadays, we receives breaking news, current affairs or page 3 updates on various social platforms within fraction of seconds. Another vital aspect of using E-based source of information is to avoid devastation of forest & tons of wastage of water required for paper industries. Normally, 1 ton of wood & 20000 liters of water is needed to produce 100, A4 papers which is simply not justifiable being entire world is making efforts to sustain these limited natural resources.

    On other hand, paper based newspaper and Magazines are inseparable part of certain members of our society specifically those who are not well adept with technology. Mostly retired and elderly loves to read newspaper, particularly articles & sports section. This reading tradition has been following over the years in my house as well where my father likes to read newspaper and my mother is fond of old magazines such as “Gruhshobhika”. Certainly, it is not possible to change such as orthodox reading habits of the personnel easily.

    To summarize this discussion, one day e-books and newspaper will completely replace the paper based information media but it will take his own sweet time as people still has faith in it.

    • Vimi

      Administrator
      August 20, 2021 at 11:12 AM
      80 Network Points
      Activity Points 4200

      Some scholars of our society believe that paper based news and magazines will be extinct over the period of time. Partially, I am also agreeing( I also agree) on this thought because still certain part of our society is solely rely(relies) on traditional newspaper and magazines as a source of information.

      The advent of modern technology & E-books has ( has had a)profound impact on our daily lives. We can access news across the globe on our fingertips at any time as per our convenience. Nowadays, we receives (receive)breaking news, current affairs or page 3 updates on various social platforms within fraction of seconds. Another vital aspect of using E-based source of information is to avoid devastation of forest & tons of wastage of water required for paper industries. Normally, 1 ton of wood & 20000 liters of water is needed to produce 100, A4 papers which is simply not justifiable being (as the)entire world is making efforts to sustain these limited natural resources.

      On (the) other hand, paper based newspaper and Magazines are inseparable part of certain members of our society specifically those who are not well adept with technology. Mostly retired and elderly loves ( love) to read newspaper, particularly articles & sports section. This reading tradition has been following over the years in my house as well where my father likes to read newspaper and my mother is fond of old magazines such as “Gruhshobhika”. Certainly, it is not possible to change such as (such)orthodox reading habits of the personnel (people) easily.

      To summarize this discussion, one day e-books and newspaper will completely replace the paper based information media but it will take his (its)own sweet time as people still has (have) faith in it.

      Instructions & Observations

      1. Pls find the corrections in bold in the above essay. Unnecessary words have been struck off.

      2. Work on sentence framing ….. I am agreeing … should be ( I agree)

      3. Subject verb agreement ( society solely rely)… should be ( society solely relies, retired & elderly love ….. not loves

      4. Incorrect use of vocabulary – Personnel …… wrong use

      5. Wrong use of collocation ( will take his own sweet time)……… will take its own sweet time.

      6. For Agree/ Disagree essay its always better to either agree or disagree . This makes the direction of the essay clearer. Partial approach does not generally fetch good scores.

      Feedback:

      Task response is satisfactory. The essay is well structured with proper paragraphing and sufficient lexical resources though a few vocabulary words have been used incorrectly. Errors in subject verb agreement, collocation and sentence formation can be seen in the essay. Approach to the essay could have been improved.

      Band Score : 4/6

  • Deepak

    Member
    August 18, 2021 at 11:58 PM
    10 Network Points
    Activity Points 850

    THESE DAYS THERE HAS BEEN AN INTRIGUING DEBATE ON THE TOPIC THAT WHETHER TRADITIONAL NEWS PAPERS AND MAGAZINES WILL BECOME OBSOLETE OWING TO E-BBOKS AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS OR THEY SHALL CONTINUE TO REMAIN RELEVANT. IN MY OPINION, DUE TO DEEP PENETRATION OF INTERNET IN SOCIETY AND CONTINUOS EVOLUTION OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY NEWS-PAPERS AND MAGAZINES WILL LOOSE THEIR RELEVANCE SOONER THAN LATER.

    WE ALL KNOW, ONLY FEW YEARS BACK, MOBILE PHONES WERE LUXURY IN OUR SOCIETY AND INTERNET ACCESS WAS LIMITED TO CAFES. HOWEVER, AS TECHNOLOGY HAS ADVANCED, COST OF MOBILES PHONE AND CHARGES TOWARDS USING INTERNET HAVE REDUCED SUBSTAINTIALLY AND DUE TO WHICH THESE MOBILE AND INTERNET HAVE BECOME NECESSITIES. DUE TO THIS, OUR LOT OF HABBITS HAVE ALSO CHANGED AND ONE OF THEM IS THE WAY WE READ NEWS PAERS AND MAGAZINES. NOW, WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF APPLICATIONS IN OUR PHONES AND ANY KIND OF NEWS OR INFORMATION IS ON OUR FINGERTIPS WITH-IN MOMENTS. FOR EXAMPLE, THE CIRCULATION OF ALL LEADING NEWS PAPERS HAVE REDUCED CONSIDERABLY AND MOST OF THEM HAVE LAUNCHED PAID VERSION OF THEIR MOBILE APPLICATIONS TO COMPENSATE FOR THEIR LOST REVENUE.

    FURTHER, IN CURRENT ERA PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO READ PHYSICAL VERSIONS OF MAGAZINES OF NEWS PAPER AND THEY WANT TO READ NEWS OR BOOKS ON THE GO, WHICH IS ONLY POSSIBLE WHEN ITS AVAILABLE IN THEIR DEVICES SUCH AS MOBILE PHONES OF TABLETS. CARRYING PHYSIAL COPIES OF BOOKS IS CUMBERSOME, WHICH PEOPLE WANT TO AVOID.

    IN CONCLUSION, I WOULD LIKE TO RE-STATE THAT NOTHING IS PERMANENT AND ERA OF NEWS PAPER AND MAGAZINE IS GOING TO END SOON.

    • Vimi

      Administrator
      August 20, 2021 at 11:30 AM
      80 Network Points
      Activity Points 4200

      THESE DAYS THERE HAS BEEN AN INTRIGUING DEBATE ON THE TOPIC THAT WHETHER TRADITIONAL NEWS PAPERS AND MAGAZINES WILL BECOME OBSOLETE OWING TO E-BBOKS AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS OR THEY SHALL CONTINUE TO REMAIN RELEVANT. IN MY OPINION, DUE TO DEEP PENETRATION OF INTERNET IN SOCIETY AND CONTINUOS EVOLUTION OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY NEWS-PAPERS AND MAGAZINES WILL LOOSE (lose)THEIR RELEVANCE SOONER THAN LATER.

      WE ALL KNOW, ONLY FEW YEARS BACK, MOBILE PHONES WERE LUXURY IN OUR SOCIETY AND INTERNET ACCESS WAS LIMITED TO CAFES. HOWEVER, AS TECHNOLOGY HAS ADVANCED, COST OF MOBILES PHONE (mobile phones) AND CHARGES TOWARDS USING INTERNET HAVE REDUCED SUBSTAINTIALLY AND DUE TO WHICH THESE MOBILE AND INTERNET HAVE BECOME NECESSITIES. DUE TO THIS, OUR LOT OF HABBITS HAVE ALSO CHANGED AND ONE OF THEM IS THE WAY WE READ NEWS PAERS AND MAGAZINES. NOW, WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF APPLICATIONS IN OUR PHONES AND ANY KIND OF NEWS OR INFORMATION IS ON OUR FINGERTIPS WITH-IN MOMENTS. FOR EXAMPLE, THE CIRCULATION OF ALL LEADING NEWS PAPERS HAVE ( has) REDUCED CONSIDERABLY AND MOST OF THEM HAVE LAUNCHED PAID VERSION OF THEIR MOBILE APPLICATIONS TO COMPENSATE FOR THEIR LOST REVENUE.

      FURTHER, IN CURRENT ERA PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO READ PHYSICAL VERSIONS OF MAGAZINES OF (or)NEWS PAPER AND THEY WANT TO READ NEWS OR BOOKS ON THE GO, WHICH IS ONLY POSSIBLE WHEN ITS AVAILABLE IN THEIR DEVICES SUCH AS MOBILE PHONES OF ( or)TABLETS. CARRYING PHYSIAL COPIES OF BOOKS IS CUMBERSOME, WHICH PEOPLE WANT TO AVOID.

      IN CONCLUSION, I WOULD LIKE TO RE-STATE THAT NOTHING IS PERMANENT AND ERA OF NEWS PAPER AND MAGAZINE IS GOING TO END SOON.

      Instructions & Observations

      1. Pls see the corrections in bold in the essay above.

      2. Incorrect use of verb …. Loose … should be lose

      3. Subject verb agreement needs improvement.

      4. The entire essay should not be written in capital letters.

      Feedback

      Well attempted. A good approach with a satisfactory task response. Good lexical resource with minor incorrect use of words. Subject verb and preposition errors are present in few places . Well structured with use of good cohesive devices.

      Band Score: 4.5/6

  • Tanya

    Member
    August 20, 2021 at 10:53 PM
    0 Network Points
    Activity Points 1430

    Due to the COVID pandemic, we have developed a habit of doing things online, whether it is learning through virtual classes or reading books and newspapers through E books. I totally agree that E books can replace newspapers and magazines very soon.

    Its been one and a half year we are doing things online and are getting comfortable in it. For example, few months back, we were not even able to imagine doing school online and now even the exams are being taken online. Electronic form of reading is a convenient way of knowing about the world as everything is on your fingertips. Moreover, we have access to all kind of information that we want to know with E books.

    I personally believe that newspapers and magazines are the unconventional ways of reading and are not going to last for very long. Certainly, these means require lots of paper and in turn lots of deforestation is done which is affecting our environment. In addition to this, it is difficult to collect all the old newspapers and magazines. For example, if we want to read any old article, we have to search for that particular day newspaper which indeed becomes difficult.

    In conclusion, those days are not very far when the electronic ways of doing things like reading through E books will replace traditional newspapers and magazines. Undoubtedly, E books have more advantage over the paper based reading and we should try to spread the message of having paper less environment by supporting electronic means of reading.

  • Nabila

    Member
    September 17, 2021 at 9:12 PM
    50 Network Points
    Activity Points 430

    With rise in technological advancement, life has changed in many ways, from printed materials to ebooks. Few people believe that this advancement in near future will completely change the traditional ways of functioning of media and entertainment industry. This essay will partially agree with the given statement.

    To begin with, it is obvious that the speed with which people are adopting new technology is not only because it is convenient, but also because it is making their lives easier in millions of ways. For instance, many schools and universities have started encouraging their students to use tablets and laptops in classrooms. This has definitely decreased the burden of carrying number of books and assignments to school and college on a regular basis. In addition to that, educational facilities and even students are able to save loads of money, as they can access and download variety of content from internet in form ebooks, so they do not end up spending their money on books with limited content.


    However, a small part of world still prefers published material over ebooks and articles. No matter how advance and robust the technology gets, great writers still like to read the content and story directly from the books.


    To conclude, in future, the rising tide of technology will certainly change the current media industry, but still the traditional ways of delivering news, information and different types of content will coexist.

    • Vimi

      Administrator
      September 19, 2021 at 2:43 PM
      80 Network Points
      Activity Points 4200

      With rise in technological advancement, life has changed in many ways, from printed materials to e books. Few people believe that this advancement in near future will completely change the traditional ways of functioning of media and entertainment industry. This essay will partially agree with the given statement.

      To begin with, it is obvious that the speed with which people are adopting new technology is not only because it is convenient, but also because it is making their lives easier in millions of ways. For instance, many schools and universities have started encouraging their students to use tablets and laptops in classrooms. This has definitely decreased the burden of carrying number of books and assignments to school and college on a regular basis. In addition to that, educational facilities and even students are able to save loads of money, as they can access and download variety of content from internet in form e books, so they do not end up spending their money on books with limited content.

      However, a small part of world still prefers published material over e books and articles. No matter how advance and robust the technology gets, great writers still like to read the content and story directly from the books.

      To conclude, in future, the rising tide of technology will certainly change the current media industry, but still the traditional ways of delivering news, information and different types of content will coexist.

      Feedback:

      All parts of the task are sufficiently and appropriately addressed. A clear position is presented and supported and ideas are relevant and well developed. There is a clear progression throughout the response and a wide range of cohesive devices is used with flexibility. A wide range of vocabulary is used with flexibility and precision. Minor errors or omissions occur in structures, but these do not detract from the wide range flexibly and accurately used generally, and the majority of structures are error-free.

      Band Score – 4.5/6

  • Nitish

    Member
    September 19, 2021 at 9:12 AM
    30 Network Points
    Activity Points 480

    Undoubtedly, people are changing their preferences about reading and are drifting towards using online books that are available on their electronic devices without carrying paper-back with them every time. It is being argued that conventional newspapers and magazines are fully replaceable by the modern era trend of reading them digitally. I disagree with the fact that daily paper and journals will ever replace by electronic books completely.

    First and foremost, daily newsprint and publications do not have any detrimental effect on health and are favorable for all age groups. People prefer to read the hard copies because they find it easy and comfortable rather than reading them on electronic devices. For example, in many countries, people are still habitual of reading daily newspapers first thing in the morning, and no change has been observed in their daily habit.

    Alternatively, books available in cyberspace can be downloaded directly on one’s gadgets, and one can read them at their convenience. Though they are handy and are easily available on the internet, it has its repercussions. For instance, research has shown that more than four hours of screen time has a damaging effect on the eyes, and hence, it is not advisable for young children and old age people to use it in their day-to-day life.

    To conclude, although digital books and magazines are available by just clicking on a modern technological device, conventional newspapers and journals are best suited for all age groups as they have no hazard to their health. I certainly believe that e-books would never end the tradition of daily newspapers and magazines.

    • Vimi

      Administrator
      September 19, 2021 at 2:32 PM
      80 Network Points
      Activity Points 4200

      Undoubtedly, people are changing their preferences about reading and are drifting towards using online books that are available on their electronic devices (without having to carry books) carrying paper-back with them every time. It is being argued that conventional newspapers and magazines are fully replaceable by the modern era trend of reading them digitally. I disagree with the fact that daily paper and journals will ever (get)replace ( replaced) by electronic books completely.

      First and foremost, daily newsprint and publications do not have any detrimental effect on health and are favourable for all age groups. People prefer to read the hard copies because they find it easy and comfortable rather than reading them on electronic devices. For example, in many countries, people are still habitual of reading daily newspapers first thing in the morning, and no change has been observed in their daily habit.

      Alternatively, books available in cyberspace can be downloaded directly on one’s gadgets, and one can read them at their(one’s) convenience. Though they are handy and are easily available on the internet, it has its repercussions. For instance, research has shown that more than four hours of screen time has a damaging effect on the eyes, and hence, it is not advisable for young children and old age people to use it in their day-to-day life.

      To conclude, although digital books and magazines are available by just clicking on a modern technological device, conventional newspapers and journals are best suited for all age groups as they have no hazard to their health. I certainly believe that e-books would never end the tradition of daily newspapers and magazines.

      Observations:

      Please see the corrections above in bold.

      1. carrying paper-back- without having to carry books.

      Paper-back is not a synonym of books.

      2. will ever (get)replace ( replaced) by

      3. One will always take one’s and not ‘their’

      Feedback:

      Except a few sentence framing and Grammar errors the rest of the essay is ok. Though, it is advisable that while using uncommon vocabulary words please ensure the right use of the word.

      Band Score: 4/6

  • Tuhinsuvra

    Member
    September 20, 2021 at 4:29 PM
    60 Network Points
    Activity Points 940

    It is often argued that E-books and modern technology will supersede the traditional style of reading newspapers and magazines. This essay agrees that the increasing popularity of digital books and contemporary technology are the reasons for the obsolescence of traditional newspapers and magazines.

    First of all, I must admit that E-books and today’s leading-edge technology are very much flexible than those traditional ways. People can access easily from wherever they want and also, they can carry enough quantities as it is lightweight and portable, with the help of an electronic gadget. A good illustration of this would be Amazon Kindle. It allows its users to browse, buy, download and read their E-books, newspapers, magazines, et cetera from anywhere across the globe. The only requirement is to have a device that supports the Kindle store. Consequently, eliminating the traditional newspapers and magazines, societies are leaning more towards E-books and modern technology.

    Secondly, it allows individuals to keep an extensive range of information in one device and comes with an idiomatic approach. In other words, traditional newspapers and magazines can contain a limited number of contents whereas the digital version offers a substantial amount of coverage. Additionally, E-books and modern technology provide personalized information which is a unique feature compared to conventional publications. For instance, if a person holds his interest in the area of politics and government initiatives then he will get individualized experience from the digital version. Although it depends on what settings he has made. Thus, the advantages of E-books and modern technology outweigh the traditional newspaper and magazines.

    To summarize, it has been evidenced that the traditional newspaper and magazines are rubbing out their presence and the present generation’s E-books and technology are capturing the gaps. This is because technology creates a unique user-friendly interface.

    Word count: 297

    • Vimi

      Administrator
      September 20, 2021 at 11:27 PM
      80 Network Points
      Activity Points 4200

      It is often argued that E-books and modern technology will supersede the traditional style of reading newspapers and magazines. This essay agrees that the increasing popularity of digital books and contemporary technology are the reasons for the obsolescence of traditional newspapers and magazines.

      First of all, I must admit that E-books and today’s leading-edge technology are very much flexible than those traditional ways. People can access easily from wherever they want and also, they can carry enough quantities as it is lightweight and portable, with the help of an electronic gadget. A good illustration of this would be Amazon Kindle. It allows its users to browse, buy, download and read their E-books, newspapers, magazines, etcetera from anywhere across the globe. The only requirement is to have a device that supports the Kindle store. Consequently, eliminating the traditional newspapers and magazines, societies are leaning more towards E-books and modern technology.

      Secondly, it allows individuals to keep an extensive range of information in one device and comes with an idiomatic approach. In other words, traditional newspapers and magazines can contain a limited number of contents ( content) whereas the digital version offers a substantial amount of coverage. Additionally, E-books and modern technology provide personalized information which is a unique feature compared to conventional publications. For instance, if a person holds his interest in the area of politics and government initiatives then he will get individualized experience from the digital version. Although it depends on what settings he has made. Thus, the advantages of E-books and modern technology outweigh the traditional newspaper and magazines.

      To summarize, it has been evidenced that the traditional newspaper and magazines are rubbing out their presence and the present generation’s E-books and technology are capturing the gaps. This is because technology creates a unique user-friendly interface.

      Feedback:

      Well attempted. The opinion is included in the introduction to make the writer’s position clear, and then the following paragraphs support the writer’s position with examples and justifications. Overall, the response is full and relevant and each of the points is detailed and connected to the thesis. Uses cohesion in such a way that it attracts no attention. Skillfully manages paragraphing . Uses a wide range of vocabulary with very natural and sophisticated control of lexical features. Uses a wide range of structures with full flexibility and accuracy; rare minor errors occur only as slips.

      Band Score: 5/6

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