IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Getting The News

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

One can up to date news from television, radio and internet.

Which kind of media, do you think, is the best for getting the news?

Write at least 250 words.


With advancement in technology, different means for exchanging of information have come up. Moving from radio, towards television we are finally in an era where any news or information is just a click away. Although every one has their own priorities and other kinds of media have their advantages too, however, there are objective reasons why the Internet is the best.

Television is a better form than radio, for simple reasons that in radio one can merely hear things whereas in television the visual comes along with audio. This provides a better experience of being updated. One can actually see the location and feel the moment. For instance, the time when India won the world cup in 2011, on one hand where radio listeners could merely hear the news or the commentary, the television viewers could see the entire game and the winning shot. News channels tend to flash it many times, adding more fun to it.

However, the major disadvantage with television and radio is that they are time bounded. Every episode or serial has its own timing and if you can’t watch it during that time, chances are high that you will lose it. Internet on the other hand makes getting news flexible. One can at any moment find out what happened five years ago. Even more, one can see the news of China or Pakistan or USA, whenever they want to.

Overall, internet surely comes with it own great advantages, but the traditional media will not disappear in near times. With internet not being accessible to many, it is only radio and television that come to help. In my opinion, internet is better but it has a long way to go.



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