IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Death Of Tradition

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

With the advancement in technology, the traditional skills and way of life are dying out. In this era of development, it is pointless to try and keep them alive.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Write at least 250 words.


Technology has made a way into our lives such that one cannot imagine living without it.  Some argue that such impact is so extraordinary that it would make conventional skills and life obsolete. Although, to an extent it has surely impacted the way tradition played its role in our live, saying, it would completely dissolve it, might not be the most sure statement to be made.

In this world of technology, tradition has surely made its way into it. Firstly, traditional skills and way of life are slowly becoming an alternative to the problems caused by living life influenced by modern technology. For instance, a home like restaurant that offers traditional food with an ambiance of traditional things can prove to be a another experience to people who are bored with the same kind of restaurants everywhere. In venues like these, people become more relaxed and at the same time educated about different cultures. Providing diversity and thus enriching modern ways of life, such traditional skills and ways of life would continue to have their place.

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Secondly, conventional methods tend to provide ideas to the modern technology. For instance, the way in which homes are decorated traditionally has allowed various industries to make products that help in decorating houses easily and giving the traditional touch. This has helped in increasing their business.

Overall, traditional skills and life styles are increasingly becoming a useful alternative to the homogeneity brought by global applications of modern technologies. Although one cannot deny that technology is surely obsoleting some traditions, it is impossible in near future to completely dissolve tradition.