IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 687 - Newspapers will soon become a thing of the past

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

With the rise in popularity of the internet, newspapers will soon become a thing of the past.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
Advances in technology lead to revolution in communications and media facilities. Internet appeared and spread recently in everywhere and made people less depending on newspapers and magazines as a source of news and information. I agree that nowadays with the wide spread of internet people are reading newspapers less and depending on online versions of news sources.

This is actually happening due to many reasons; firstly the internet are available everywhere in houses, work places, café, restaurants, universities and schools etc.; secondly nowadays almost everyone knows how to use computers and internet even kids know that as well. Moreover many people believe that it's cheaper to follow news in internet than to buy a news paper every day. Beside it's easier; all it need it just a click and a wide world of choices and varieties are yours. Also people prefer internet for many other reasons like: they could see photos and videos for everything they read and not only words but interactive videos of online news sources make reading news more exciting and sometimes entertaining.  

On the other side newspapers are still the most popular source of information and for many people it is non replaceable for them. They do like reading news on traditional and old way they used to. This mainly is the preference of old people who are less familiar with the internet and new technologies and also it is the case in developing countries where internet is not widely spread due to economical issues and lack of knowledge about the way of using it .

In conclusion using internet solely as a source of news and information is been greatly achieved nowadays but still many people stick to newspapers.

[ Written by - Nehal Touski ]

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