1(4.3)More and more people no longer read newspapers or watch TV programs to get news They get news about the world through the
Internet.Is this a positiveornegative development
2.(5.29) Some people think advertising may have positive economic effects.Others thinkit has
negative social effects because individuals are not satisfied with who they are and what they have. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
3.(7.1) Maintaining public libraries is a waste of time sincecomputertechnologyis nowreplacing their function.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4.(11/6)The use of social mediasuch as Facebook Twitter are replacing face-to-face contactin this century. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
1.(1.15)Nowadays,many peopleuse social media every day to keep in touch with others and news events.Do you thinkthe advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
2.(2.19) More and more people no longerread newspapers or watch TV programs to getnews They get news about the world through the Internet.Is this a positive or negative development.
3.(2.26) Students today can easilyaccess
information onlineso libraries are nolonger necessary.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4. (3.3) Today many people put their personal and private information online(addressphone numberandcreditcard number)tofacilitate everyday activitiessuch as bankingshopping and socializing. Is this a positive or negative development?
Nowadays,many people use social media every day to keep in touch with others and news
events.Do youthinkthe advantagesoutweighthe disadvantages?
A vast cross-section of society utilizes social media dailytocommunicatewithacquaintances
and close contacts and to keep abreast ofcurrent events.In myopinionIbelievethe benefitsofthis phenomenon are far greater than the negatives.
One of the most serious disadvantages of social media is that it causes many people to become distracted from that forwhich they should be
applying themselves.Social media encompasses awiderangeofsmartphoneapplications
websites,and media channelsand also coversa broad spectrum offunctionseverything from chat programs to news podcasts to video channels such as'TikTok'.These multi-faceted programs and apps,andtheirsimple conveniencecausesmany people a type ofanxiety derived from a perception that they aremissing out on the latest newsor have been relegated to beingunimportant by friends.Coupled with the addictivequalities of video,textingand audio,many people are simply unable to disconnectandthusconcentrationhas become difficult.
On the other handsocial media has
revolutionized the way people stayin touch with each otherandhasfundamentallyreshapedthe landscape ofnews disseminationChat
applications,for example,allowus to remain
involved in people's lives even if we do notactually have directcommunication withthe othersince peopleare abletopostpersonalizeditemsabout themselvesinso-calledfriendcircles.Alongwith the convenience ofchattingeither byvoice or written messages,people canfeel moreincluded in the day-to-dayevents ofothersLikewisesocial media channels where liveeventstheexpression ofdifferentopinions,andthe sheer
internationalization ofonline materialcanbe broadcastmeanspeoplecanbekeptupdatedin realtime aboutthe realworld.
In conclusion,though social media platforms and applications can cause people to becomeaddicted and distractedthe availability ofbeing
interconnected with our world andtheopportunity for greater communication with others makesit clearin myopinionthattheadvantagesofthis recent occurrence in society are fargreaterthan the negatives.