IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 718 - Many people spend a lot of time using communication technology

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Many people spend a lot of time using communication technology. What are the reasons for this? What is the impact of it on the relationships with their families and other people?

You should give reasons for your answer using your own ideas and experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
Communication is the art of conveying expressions, emotions and feelings between individuals. As the human steps on the path to transcendence, the high-tech tries to interfere in every facet of life and facilitate the vicissitudes of it. However, the real impacts of novel technologies are a perennial debate.

First, the invention of telegraph made our infinite world really small. So, delivering messages faster was the first stepping stone of communication technology. Second, utilizing ordinary phones and some years later by cell phones, the word of loneliness was eliminated from dictionary of society. Third, the internet which has the most striking impact on our life, makes it possible to transform a cell phone into a bank, library or a conference room. Thus, being stocked in traffic jams or breathing polluted air is not a matter due to privileges of novel technologies.

On the other hand, psychologists consider modern people an indolent specie. Nowadays, we prefer using our phones instead of taking a walk to see a friend. Also, the artificial intelligence and ambience dilutes the role of emotion in interacting. The amazing gadgets and fascinating communication can lead us to forget how to like and dislike. Hence, it can put us in the prison which we made and erect around us.

To sum up, although the modern technology can make far distances shorter or carry out our monotonous works faster, but we should not lose the sight of the fact that it can never transfer our feeling and emotions. Thus, a middle ground should be taken for these two approaches.

[ Written by - Nahid Soufi ]

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