IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 442 - People can perform everyday tasks without meeting other people

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

People can perform everyday tasks, such as shopping and banking as well as business transactions, without meeting other people face-to-face. What are the effects of this on individual and society as a whole?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
Nowadays, with the advancement of modern technology people can complete their various daily needs through the Internet and mobile phones without direct interaction with people. This phenomenon has both positive as well as negative impacts on individual and the society and this essay is going to discuss these effects.

Obviously, technology ensures a productive life and has made tasks quicker and easier than ever before. We live in a hectic world and the ever growing competition in work places and academic institutes bound us to find out shortcuts and easier ways to complete our daily tasks. Technological advancements in our life save our valuable time and energy. For instance people these days can pay the bills and purchase items through Internet at their own residence without commuting to anywhere. They can do banking from home, can get advice of a doctor through phone, can book a ticket online, get professional advice via internet and the list goes on and on. Thus the need to go out and talking with people face-to-face has greatly reduced. This has a tremendous positive effect in personal life as it allows us to have more time to spend with our family and friends.   

In addition, society also benefit from modern technology. To illustrate, people can do their tasks from home and that in turn reduce the number of private cars on the streets. Less traffic jams and less pollution will make the cities better places to live in.

In contrast, there are some negative impacts of this trend as well. Interaction between human being has been reduced and this lead to a materialist life. Consequently, family relationship is deteriorating in some cases as people are becoming more dependent on technologies. Sedentary lifestyles lead us to have various diseases and the society will need to take the burden of more obese people. In addition, it is a burden to the society that technology is many places is increasing the unemployment rates as computers and other technologies are reducing the need of workforce. As a result crime rate will shoot up. All in all, easiness in daily life has some disadvantages to the society and the individual.

In conclusion, performing the routine tasks easily and quickly from home with the help of technology brings lot of benefits and people can save their important time and energy. However this trend has some negative impacts on both the society and the people that we should be aware of.

[Written by - Haisuhu]

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