writing essay task 2 about mobile phones and social interaction

IELTS writing essay task 2 about mobile phones and social interaction
 
Some people say that technology such as mobile phones (cell phones) is destroying social interaction.  
Do you agree or disagree?  
 

writing essay task 2 about mobile phones and social interaction

Sample Answer: 

Mobile communication has become ingrained in our modern society as not only a necessity but also as a force of habit. When required to establish communication with a person, most of us would prefer to do it online. For good reasons too, we get to plan our responses better, as well as be in a comfortable environment and have a sense of control on the length of the interaction. Essentially, we remain in our comfort zones.   
 
Whether or not this is destroying social interaction as a whole is open for debate.  Where some say it helps in dealing with anxiety others question the outright aversion phenomenon it has given rise to. My personal opinion on the same stands somewhere in the middle.   
 
While I feel that we are indeed losing the touch of the art of social interplay, it is within reason to assume this was inevitable as seen by the rise in far more casual exchanges with our superiors and elders. This is, however, no excuse for the careless use of devices to actively be rudely preoccupied in actual dialogue or utilizing devices to avoid them altogether. While face to face interactions might seem to be a far more daunting task, they are oftentimes equally rewarding. It is far easier to persuade people in person than it is through a screen, hence why sales employees are still present and thriving in a world threatened by automation. 
 
Whatever one might say but one has to admit that physical association is simply inescapable. One will have to get out and interact with peers eventually. Hence why I would conclude in saying that both means of communication have their own perks and thus neither is a threat to the other. Mobiles will continue to act as personal messengers and humans will continue to interact socially, be it through the medium of a screen or otherwise. As long as etiquette is maintained in mobile usage there is no threat to public communication. (329 Words)
Useful words and their meanings
Ingrained  (of beliefs) so firmly held that they are not likely to change
Outright  complete
Aversion 
(a person or thing that causes) a feeling of strong dislike or of not wishing to do something 
Inevitable certain to happen
Persuade to make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to that person and making them believe it

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Cue Card – Talk about someone who travels often by plane

IELTS Cue Card Talk about someone who travels often by plane

Talk about someone who travels often by plane

You should say

  • Who this person is?
  • Where do they travel to?
  • Why do they travel frequently?
  • And describe how you feel about them traveling so frequently.

IELTS Cue Card Talk about someone who travels often by plane

Sample Answer

Air travel is a modern moral conundrum, but for some people it is unavoidable due to their job description. I will talk about my friend, Maximillian who is a pilot. He used to travel by air in nine-hour shifts for international flights, though currently, the airlines have suspended all travel due to Covid-19.

He is what one would call a true globetrotter, he loves to travel, and even takes his family abroad for his vacations. Whenever I call him I expect a new answer to the question, “Where are you?”. Due to this we have even stopped playing Atlas on our monthly game nights; it’s so unfair, he always wins.

But I’m glad to have a friend like him, he tells great stories and really puts into perspective how the world works. Although sometimes I do wonder how much air pollution the industry causes, I can hardly fault him for doing his job.

Max has traveled to both exceedingly wealthy countries and pitifully impoverished nations. He likes to tell us about his stays at various locations. I would say, due to his traveling he is the most worldly of us. He is a telling example of how travelling can broaden our horizons and influence our personality positively. His undeniable humility can attest to the same. I am proud that he does what he loves, that his job not only teaches him, but by extension also us, his friend group.

Useful words and their meanings

Conundrum – a problem that is difficult to deal with

Globetrotter – someone who often travels to a lot of different countries

Impoverished – very poor

Humility – the quality of not being proud because you are aware of your bad qualities

Cue Card Talk about an item of clothing you enjoy wearing

IELTS Cue Card # Talk about an item of clothing you enjoy wearing.

Talk about an item of clothing you enjoy wearing.

You should say:

  • What that item is
  • Where you got it from
  • How it looks like
  • And explain why you enjoy wearing it.

 

Cue Card Talk about an item of clothing you enjoy wearing

Sample Answer:

Clothes and accessories have come to represent more than just simple survival gear. They are a window into someone’s life, their personality, their wealth, their age and their experiences. We all have some clothes we enjoy wearing immensely and others that never get to see the light of day.

Speaking on the former, I will talk about my favorite hoodie. Right off the bat, when I mentioned hoodie it is obvious that this hoodie is going to be very comfortable and quite possibly oversized; well you would not be wrong in that assessment. But perhaps what you might not be able to deduce at first glance is the emotional value of this hoodie due to the memories it carries.

I received it back in 12th class during our graduation party as a gift from the school. I was endlessly curious as to what the shiny silver foil held. Out came a comfy back hoodie, it had my school logos on the sleeves and all of our batch’s names on the back forming a giant 2015. I was incredibly touched and distantly realized I might have torn up a little at the flood of memories in my mind.

I instantly put it on, and true enough, it was even more comfortable than it looked from the outside, for the inside had been lined in fleece. My mother will tell you how difficult it is to get that hoodie away from me once I have decided to wear it. The hood shape is simply perfect; even though it is oversized, it doesn’t slip into my face. The pockets can store more than what you would think possible, and why the sleeves sit snugly at my knuckles, just where I like them. But most importantly, I feel like I am enveloped in a big hug whenever I wear it, it reminds me of simpler days, of sunshine and laughter, of badminton on Sundays and swimming on Wednesdays. There is no doubt about it, that hoodie is my favourite piece of clothing.

 

High-level useful words and their meanings :
Right off the bat (American phrase) – immediately or right from the start
fleece the thick covering of wool on a sheep, or this covering used to make a piece of clothing
Snugly in a way that fits closely
comfy comfortable

 

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IELTS Cue Card you saw an interesting bird

IELTS Cue Card you saw an interesting bird
    The first time you saw an interesting bird

  • When did you see it?
  • Where did you spot it?
  • Who were you with?
  • And Elaborate on why you found this bird to be interesting.

IELTS Cue Card The first time you saw an interesting bird

Sample Answer

Today I am going to narrate a particularly vivid memory about a flock of parrots.

I was around 12 years old at the time. My family and I had just moved back from Europe to India. This was a large shift for me as I had spent the majority of my little lifetime abroad and knew precious little about my home country.

It was my first day of school, assembly period to be more precise. The school held its assembly in the open-air amphitheatre. I had just been told to stand in line with what I presumed was my new class. Everyone had their heads bowed at prayer time and I was trying my very best to blend in as inconspicuously as possible. As the national anthem started up, everyone stood at attention, this was again, a very foreign concept to me, but I copied them all the same.

Just as I raised my head, I recall being quite shocked to see a flock of brightly coloured parrots zoom over my head. I was in awe at the time, I couldn’t believe that such exotic birds could just roam free in such natural abundance. For you see, back in Germany, parrots could not even be found in zoos! The ecosystem and bird species were poles apart. While jays, magpies, longspurs and pipits are a common sight in the north-west, here in the south we have pheasants, peacocks and parrots. For a twelve-year-old, you might just as well have shown me saber tooth tigers; I was that blown away.

What’s more, later that day when I was walking home, I spotted an old man feeding some parrots by hand! As if this was a common sight. Those two events left a memorable impression on me, for I had learned first-hand how different the world was around the globe, and what was peculiar in one part, might be a common tale in others. The parrots that I saw that day, symbolized that thought for me. That is why, even today, parrots are more beautiful and exotic and interesting to me, than they would be to most locals.
(355 Words)

 

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