IELTS Essay # modern technology is making people more/less social

IELTS Essay # modern technology is making people more/less social

Some people think that modern technology is making people more social, while others think that it is making them less social. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Write at least 250 words and spend 40 minutes on this task.

Sample Answer

How modern technology is affecting people’s ability to socialise has become a debatable issue. With the advent of modern means of communication, we are becoming more alienated from the society. Some sections of the society argue in favour of this topic while others hold a negative view about it. In this essay, I will discuss both sides of this argument and give my opinion.
On one hand, means of telecommunication have evolved over the course of years. Most people these days have access to the internet. Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter etc have revolutionised the way we interact with each other. Features like chatting, sharing videos and commenting on each other’s post have brought people from different corners of the world together. Moreover, it is convenient to stay in touch with others and get to know of their well being without travelling from one place to another.
Other technological devices like Mobile phones have also made it easier to get in touch with one another. There are various features on our mobile phone like internet, messaging, emails etc that help us stay connected with loved ones around the globe. Unquestionably, all these services provided on the phone have made people more social.
On the other hand, in older days, people used to be less dependent upon technology and believed in having face to face conversations. This made individuals more apt to the society. Similarly, various studies have shown that through face to face interactions we are able to build stronger bonds and be more socially active. Mobile phones also confine us to a virtual environment and in many cases excessive use of such devices leads to psychological disorders like depression.
To sum up, the latest modes of communication are a boon to the society. Like any other advancements, modern technology has its pros and cons however, its benefits outweigh the drawbacks by a significant margin. (318 Words)

 

phone icon

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086 , 8439000087

IELTS academic writing task 2 tips

IELTS academic writing task 2 tips: How to improve your score

In this task, both General Training and Academic students are expected to write an essay on a given topic. The following table gives an overview of the don’ts and do’s of writing task 2.

Don’ts Do’s
Copy the given introduction Rewrite the introduction of the essay in your own language.
Poor task response

Poor understanding of the question and irrelevant information

Good task response

Understand the question, plan your essay and include relevant information.

Telling stories about your personal life, friends or family. Give more general examples to support your views.
Poor structure i.e. writing the whole essay in one or two paragraphs. Write in small paragraphs: Introduction, main body paragraphs and conclusion.
Illegible (difficult to read) handwriting. Write neatly.
Writing too few words. Count the number of words.

minimum 250 words

Writing too many words. Task 2: maximum 280-300 words
Using informal language. Use academic vocabulary.
Weak linking of ideas Use connectors to link your ideas.
Using contractions such as doesn’t, don’t and shouldn’t etc. Use full forms like does not, do not and should not etc.
Using jargons (special words and phrases that are used by particular groups of people, especially in their work) Make your ideas and examples accessible to a general reader. For example, if you are a mechanical engineer, do not use specialized terms of your field.

 

IELTSBAND7

IELTS Dehradun Tel: 8439000086
IELTS Ghaziabad Tel: 7840860007

IELTS academic writing task 1: How to improve your score

IELTS academic writing task 1: How to improve your score

In this task, students are expected to summarize and compare information from a graph, chart, table or diagram, or a combination of these. The following table gives an overview of the don’ts and do’s of academic writing task 1.

 Don’ts Do’s
Copy the given introduction Rewrite the given introduction in your own language.
Example:
Given introduction: The bar graph shows the percentage of male and female academic staff members in different faculties of a particular university in 2008.
Rewritten introduction: The bar graph provides information about the proportion of men and women who taught in seven different faculties of a university in 2008.
Write the report in one paragraph. Write in small paragraphs: Introduction, 2 main body paragraphs and overview.
Write about each and everything given in the task. Look at the data carefully. Identify the most obvious features (e.g. highest/lowest values, major changes or trends) and report them.
Write your opinion about the data. Only summarize the given information and make comparisons where they make sense.
Illegible (difficult to read) handwriting. Write neatly.
Writing too few words. Count the number of words.

Task 1: minimum 150 words

Writing too many words. Count the number of words.

Task 1: maximum 200-210 words

 

IELTS BAND 7

Contact us at –

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086

IELTS Cue Card # Describe a subject you enjoyed studying at school

Describe a subject you enjoyed studying at school.
You should say:

  • When and where you started studying it
  • What lessons were like
  • What made the subject different from other subjects
  • And explain why you enjoyed the subject
Sample Answer

Economics has been one of my favourite subjects since I was at school and was first introduced to this subject when I was in the 8th Standard. I was lucky enough to have the best teacher who taught me economics as she always had a manner of make it interesting. She never taught it like a normal subject but made it exciting by relating it to current situations and gave examples to explain the theory.
I had never thought that economics could be so interesting and invigorating and that is how the lessons used to be in school. We always had interactive classes where we were not only supposed to listen to the teacher but also put up questions and discuss them at length. No other subject was like this one as the others were more theoretical and based on certain principles. But economics was and still is a subject where one has to think out of the box and relate it to what happens in our day to day lives and all around us.
One thing I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the subject in my school and have pursued the same after completing my secondary education because of the practical essence and relevance this subject has in real life.

 

phone icon

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086 , 8439000087

1 2 3 4 275