Report Bad News # Essay For IELTS

The media should limit on how much bad news they report because it discourages people from doing activities which usually involve very little risk. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Write at least 250 words.

We become what we think, and mostly we think what we see. Media surely has a very important role in our lives. The general decisions about our lives are almost dependent on the news given by media. More importantly, with the globalization we all get to know about things happening around the world. There are so many achievements, inventions and also crime taking place at every moment around the world. The more the media gives attention to a particular topic, more are its chances of getting attention by the common person.

Media surely can change the outlook of individuals from negative to positive or vice versa. For example-: if media constantly flashes the news of rape or murders, it is obvious that people will stop their girls or women to step out of the house or take extra care about things around. Constant bad news often causes a level of mistrust among people. Even more there are people who going through a rocky phase in their lives, listening to bad news constantly can cause more negativity in them.

However, it cannot be denied that people have the right to know about the things happening around. For example-: if there is a terrorist attack, it is the right of an individual to know about it. Denying people news like this would let them live in an illusion. Even more media could also be quite helpful in the rough times. for example-: when Nepal was hit by earthquake, media coverage made it possible for people to know the condition the people in Nepal are left to live in. This initiated many donations and other helps.

Overall, everything works on balance. Although showing only good would make people live in illusion, reporting only bad may make them negative. It must be prioritized by media to show both the aspects of livelihood.


Essay # Latest Technological Developments

The younger generation is mainly responsible for the latest technological developments. How far do you agree?

The world has become a global village and the barriers have blurred out. A considerable shift in the approach of doing things, can be observed easily. Gone are the days when people were satisfied with a 9 to 5 job; this is the era of entrepreneurship, the era where people are on their edges to show their creativity. New things are being developed every day and the hunger for achieving greater heights has paved its way into human minds. At this point, considering only younger generation while talking about the great advancement would be unfair to the older ones.
You can never create a house if you don’t have the ground. Although most of the latest advancements are credited to younger generation, but the basis of these developments are provided by the earlier generation. For example-: facebook, Google, dell or apple might not have been possible if Charles Babbage had not developed the computers. Even more the mother of all languages “C” was developed by Dennis Ritchie who was in his late 40s when he developed it. There might not have been any facebook or twitter or android, had Dennis Ritchie not created C.
Having said that, the younger generation is surely developing new, exciting technologies. It could rather be said that they are effectively utilizing the base that already has been given to them. A ground is useless if you are not doing something about it.


Essay # First Impression Is The Last Impression

First impression is the last impression. Some people believe that if you give a good interview, chances are high that you may get selected for the job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

This is the computer era. Everything from the clock to the books; cars to the airplanes; relationships to businesses have become digital. We are not concern about the results anymore, all we are bothered is whether the result was on time or not. And this time, the “time” has changed from being analog to digital. Seconds, even milliseconds do matter.
Running in this maddening race, first impressions certainly matter. No one has the time neither the chances to waste. Even more it has so happened that the people applying for a particular job are quite high than the number of vacancies. This has increased the competition by many folds resulting into a decision based on the first impression. For example-: A person taking the interview has got merely 20 or 30 minutes to decide whether to take you or leave you. So, it is quite obvious that the interviewer’s decision depends entirely on what you project in those minutes.

However, when a sphere of society changes it does not means that the shift is in the entire society. First impressions do matter, but they are usually looked upon in short term goals. For example-: Oprah Winfrey was rejected from a news channel stating she is unfit for television. She went on to become the most famous television personalities of all times.Her first impression was surely not the last. Even more there have been cases when people were rejected from a particular company or school, but later have been appreciated by the same company or school.

To sum up, first impressions do matter but it must be noted that the quicker the impression formed, the shorter it is lived. So, even if your first impression turns out to be a disaster, it can always be changed if you are determined to do so.


IELTS Band 7 Dehradun


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