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  • Writing Task 2

    Posted by isha on December 10, 2021 at 1:44 PM

    Although more and more people read the news on internet, newspapers will remain the most important source of news for the majority of people. Do you agree or disagree?


    Newspapers are less important nowadays because we have up-to-date access to the news on the internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    Helpful Vocabulary words:

    traditional newspaper – printed news – conventional news; process of editing, printing and distributing; reach and exposure levels; online press – online news; the news industry, news update, newsreaders – new seekers – new followers; immediate news updates.

    Banumathy replied 2 months, 1 week ago 10 Members · 12 Replies
  • 12 Replies
  • Shivani

    December 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM
    100 Network Points
    Activity Points 530

    In today’s world, a great number of people depend on the internet for most of their requirements. People, without a doubt, prefer the internet to the newspaper for news updates. Newspapers, on the other hand, have their own place in the news industry, even though their audience is rapidly declining.

    For various reasons, newspapers are regarded as the most significant source of news and information. Newspapers have been for a long time, long before the internet, and they are not going away anytime soon.

    People of the older generation, as well as many young people, still rely on newspapers since they have been reading newspapers since they were very young, and it has been a habit for them. People can’t just stop doing something they’ve been doing for a long time. Also, not everyone is at ease with cutting-edge technology. Furthermore, many people are still unfamiliar with phones and computers, and there are still regions where the internet is not available at all. Even better, newspapers do not strain the eyes. As a result, individuals may read them for lengthy periods of time. Newspapers’ trustworthiness is another aspect that works in their favor.

    To summaries, while technology is rapidly evolving, it will never be able to entirely replace traditional methods of receiving news and information.

    • isha

      December 14, 2021 at 12:28 PM
      520 Network Points
      Activity Points 6040


      – Longer duration will be better than lengthy

      Nicely written,right use of punctuation and complex sentences.

      Keep practicing!

  • Mahesh

    December 10, 2021 at 3:17 PM
    120 Network Points
    Activity Points 930

    In recent years, digitization has become an essential part of our lives, and it has affected every part of our lives, including our tendency to understand. While an increasing number of people prefer to read news online, it has been argued that newspapers will continue to be the basic source of information and data. I disagree with this view. In my opinion, reading papers is a habit and later individuals will move to computerized news.

    There are many benefits of reading news on the web. The main advantage of online news is that it is up-to-date and convenient to read. Conventional papers are refreshed only once per day, yet their internet-based versions are updated continuously. Additionally finding data online is easy as anyone can undoubtedly see any topic and refresh the moment by entering a keyword. Furthermore, computerized news is easy to read and attractive because news seekers does not need to turn pages in paper to find information.

    In addition, Online news can be accessed for free or at a minimal cost, whereas traditional newspapers are costlier than their digital versions. For instance, the monthly subscription fee of most newspapers is more than Rs. 250, which makes them at least 80-90% costlier than e-newspapers. Last but not least, people around the globe understood the impact newspapers have on the environment, whereas online press does not require any paper or ink to publish. Hence, it is considered as eco-friendly.

    To summarise, People are love to read traditional newspapers. However, considering the advantages of digital news, I strongly believe that people will leave their habit, and switch to online news, which will become the primary source of information in the near future.

    • isha

      December 14, 2021 at 12:43 PM
      520 Network Points
      Activity Points 6040


      turn pages in paper to find information. – turn pages to find information

      Additionally – In addition to this,

      Good job done Mahesh. Well structured, clarity is also there.

  • Silk

    December 10, 2021 at 3:21 PM
    100 Network Points
    Activity Points 640

    Now-a-days the internet has become so popular many people are watching the latest news on internet and traditional newspaper are less valued to younger generation. As per my opinion, I partially agree with this statement, and i feel that it mainly depends on personal interest, as i will explain.

    Firstly when we consider young generation, it is basically true that conventional newspaper have less important role to play. Young people have grown up in a digital world and use computer as it is quick, effective, easy to gain information moreover, its available at any point of time. Although, newspaper are published in early hours, the news continues to spread throughout the days, and this is available on our phone and we even can follow news stories update regularly. Youth of today feel much more confident using mobile devices, as they have been part of their daily lives.

    Nevertheless, The opposite is the case for older generation is the case for older generations. Traditional newspaper have become part of our national identity in many nations. For elderly people it might not be as comfortable when using internet on mobile phone so for them conventional form of news is nostalgic feeling. For some technology can be terrifying to some individual, as they are afraid of change. Yes they do feel the newspaper can also be used in many household chores like wrapping stuff, crafting, Now-a-days traditional newspaper agencies are providing lots of gifting scheme as their business is in risk which attract some individuals. Furthermore, they do have some disadvantages like printing and distributing cost which are not same with online news, even we have to wait for the next day to have updated news for example exam result which are published via conventional method are not available on same day whereas, in online we can get that result in matter of second at any place of world.

    In conclusion, Traditional newspaper and online newspaper both have their own advantages and disadvantages its all depend on news seeker point of view and how they find it useful, it is tricky to be certain for this claim to be true.

  • Pavitra

    December 31, 2021 at 3:11 PM
    100 Network Points
    Activity Points 370

    In my opinion, even though the number of people are adapting to the internet in increasing day by day, still vast number of people prefer the newspaper as their main source of receiving news. This is because some people still cannot gain access to internet totally or even understand it overall.

    There are many places where there is no internet provided but only newspapers are supplied on a daily basis, like the rural areas located far away from the city/urban area. For example, I had once visited a village in Rajasthan for a school project in which we had learn about their lifestyle and culture in detail and make notes about it. I was shook and amazed to know that there was no internet or telecommunication facilities there until last month. Although they were provided with these modern facilities, they were rigid with their decision on not improvising and adapting to the newer generation as it could affect their life in a negative manner. They said every basic necessity was provided to them and they did not require and would never manifest for any technological development.

    Taking everything into consideration I believe that some people have a taboo about the new technological development being a negative influence to the coming new generation and would affect them in a negative way. So they would prefer their old lifestyle and habits.

  • Vikaram Jeet

    March 6, 2022 at 9:45 PM
    100 Network Points
    Activity Points 1300

    A few years ago, the newspaper was the primary source of news; however, we saw the internet revolution in the last two decades. This is the internet era where we cannot imagine our life without this. Nowadays, the internet is a vital source of information. We can get the latest news anywhere in the world with just a single click; therefore, there is a debate whether print media is losing its significance.

    If I specifically talk about India, seventy per cent of the population is still living in the countryside and have limited access to the internet. Although, since the launching of the digital India campaign by the Prime Minister of India, the coverage of the internet has been spreading rapidly; nevertheless, there is a large population who either do not have access to the accessibility of internet or smartphone, in addition to that, some people are not tech-savvy and use gadgets only as a means of communication; consequently they are dependent on the conventional method of receiving the news. Furthermore, on account of increasing health awareness, many people avoid excessive use of electronic gadgets to get the news because they emit radiation and blue lights, which is harmful to the health; thus, they prefer newspapers over electronic media.

    On the other hand, because electronic media and the internet have the fastest means to get up-to-date news and many people do not want to wait for the next day to get the updates, moreover, they can have access to the latest news worldwide; therefore, they use the internet as a primary source of news and information.

    In conclusion, from my standpoint, electronic media or internet and print media both have their magnitude and go hand in hand. A fraction of the populace may like to read news on the internet and others from newspapers.

    • isha

      March 8, 2022 at 8:14 PM
      520 Network Points
      Activity Points 6040


      You have used variety of sentences accurately and paragraphs are organized.

      – Do mention your stand clearly , to what extent you agree or disagree.

      – Can use required lexical resources.

      Band Score – 4.5/6

  • Shiva

    March 22, 2022 at 5:26 AM
    100 Network Points
    Activity Points 260

    Social media have taken a completely different approach in recent years due to advance technology. Some people claim that technology for themselves up to date on information from society. This essay argues for news seekers and news followers, to have accessing news up to date then how the internet helps more advanced than traditional newspapers. Internet, one of the most important inventions of technology has made it easier for people to access information up to date.

    Due to the extended reach of the internet along with easy access to the computer, mobiles, and other electrical devices, it has become faster to share information through different social media platforms and electrical news platforms like online news across the world. For example, people are using the internet with they are installing various online news applications like bbc news, ndtv like whose provided their news content 24/7 and some are following online social media applications like twitter and facebook , these are the ways people can up to date.

    The internet certainly has made easier access news immediately but it miss the overview on the news, by traditional newspapers will help to get full overview content, and its provided various articles by news experts. Advancement of internet people are getting instant news from various sources like applications or other social media, but we did not confirm news is right or wrong, because of less exposure and investigation levels.Online news, instant news applications, and other social media applications help people to get immediate news from across the world, people can easily access from anywhere and any time people can uptodate on some their required information, it helps them to take their next decisions. For example, stocks, they various stock brokerages are available on internet we access stocks from their applications or websites if we follow newspaper will get that previous day information in next day. so its delaying to get pieces of information. Overall, the internet help people more to get news and information instantly, and its made easier to access in any position, and it helps to us take our decisions fast.

    This essay argued that people who think newspapers are less important than the internet yes its correct, the internet provides information at once. In my opinion, the Internet is very helpful to people get themselves modern

  • harshavarma

    April 16, 2022 at 11:34 AM
    100 Network Points
    Activity Points 670

    Even though many people read the news on the internet, newspapers are the prime source for most of them. It is agreed that we gain a lot of information by reading newspapers. This essay first explains about what makes newspapers the major resource, followed by comparison with the news on the internet and finally conclusion.

    Newspapers reach each and every corner of the world. The content provided in the newspapers is properly structured among different sections like politics, jobs, sports, business and movies. They are easily accessible for the people among all age groups. For example, an old age person or a small kid who don’t know how to use internet, can easily grab the information just by reading the newspaper.

    Information provided in online is segregated and it is difficult to find proper data. For single news, there are many resources available and few assets may provide fake information. When it comes to newspaper we will have all the information in hand, we can gather the information that is required for us. For instance, a person who wants to start a business, he can easily fetch the content needed from the business section. Although internet has huge information but one has to put more efforts to gather it.

    In conclusion, newspaper contains vast info than the news on internet. In order to get proper, original and well organized information it is recommended to read newspapers.

  • Shashidhar

    April 18, 2022 at 8:46 PM
    100 Network Points
    Activity Points 330

    The line graph given here shows the different sources of air pollution in the UK from 1990 to 2005.

    From the graph we can say that overall air pollution levels have been decreasing, the industry has been a major contributor to air pollution while household has contributed the through the years.

    Air pollution caused by the industry has steadily declinied in the 90s decade by approximately 4 million tone, moreover there is decline even after the year 1999 but it is not as steap as before.

    The total number of pollutants emitted into the air gradually reduced to about 5 million tonnes by 2005. Further, the industry with the highest amount of contaminants with 5.5 million tonnes in 1990 gradually declined to about 2 million tonnes in 2005. Although the figures for transport and household emissions were equal at the beginning of the period, there was a slight increase in the number of air pollutants from transport to 1 million tonnes by 2005, meanwhile the household emission dropped to a negligible level at 0.1 million tonnes at the end of the period.

  • Banumathy

    April 28, 2022 at 12:31 PM
    100 Network Points
    Activity Points 1210

    Traditional newspapers play a vital role in sending news all around the world. It is considered as one of the regular morning routine to read the newspaper while having coffee. Nowadays this habit is getting switched over to read conventional news available in the internet throughout the day. In this essay, I will be discussing about both the positive and negative impacts of this new trend.

    Since people are very busy nowadays due to long working hours and more challenges in reaching the workplace on time during office hours, they are unable to spend much time to read the paper leisurely. Moreover, due to increasing number of service providers to avail internet data throughout the day for lesser price has made them to go for news displayed in websites. At any time we can read the latest news by just browsing the internet. It is very comfortable for us to read even while travelling. It saves our time as well as the cost of printed newspapers.

    When we think about the cost of printing newspaper and its negative impact on our environment, it is said that to make five hundred sheets of paper around twenty-four trees with forty-five feet trunk should be cut down. To reduce the cutting down of trees and to save our environment it is always better to read news in websites which are updated at regular intervals. To read traditional newspapers we have to wait for the particular time to get in our hand either in the morning or in the evening although we get one day old news.

    To conclude, reading up-to-date news on the internet is the best way to save our time and cost at this fastmoving world so that we can also upgrade ourselves along with the new and recent developments around us.

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