IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 489 - What are the advantages and disadvantages of cell phones

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

The use of cell phones (mobile phones) has increased rapidly in the twenty-first century. Additionally, cell phones can now be used for many purposes besides making phone calls.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of cell phones?

You should write at least 250 words.

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

Sample Answer:
Cell phones have become very common among everyone, thanks to the technological advancements, the hand held devices is available starting from few pennies to even Millions of dollar. These equipments depending on features that come along can perform multiple operations. While the technology geeks encourage the uptrend, luddites talk about negative impact that such devices can bring into the society. Both these arguments will be carefully analysed before arriving at a reasoned conclusion.

These portable devices have become indispensable part of mind which requires entertainment-on-demand. For instance, such devices accessing high speed network can stream a high definition video live. These devices are also being constructively used to control the smart appliances at home remotely from anywhere in the world. In addition to this, the cell phone is used for improving one’s fitness through some useful application that can help through different fitness routines replacing the need for a trainer. In short, the mobile phones are replacing many other types of equipment and emerging as one stop solution for many requirements.

On the other hand, due to smart phones, people are glued to their smart phone screens even during meetings in office and also while at home. To illustrate, phubbing has become one of the leading bad behaviours in recent years. Specifically, the situation in some of the house is so worse that they chat with their sibling in next room instead of talking to them. To conclude, the socialization among the social animal is taking place in unconventional way. This can lead to loss of linguistic speaking skills in long term.
Considering the points of view of both camps, the cell phones have many advantages than disadvantages but it is advocated to use the technology judiciously and ensure overall development of human society

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