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

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

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 the revolution in communications and media facilities. The 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 is available everywhere in houses, workplaces, café, restaurants, universities and schools etc. Secondly, nowadays almost everyone knows how to use computers and the internet even kids know that as well. Moreover, many people believe that it's cheaper to follow news on the internet than to buy a newspaper every day. Besides, it is easier; all it need it just a click and a wide world of choices and varieties are yours. Also, people prefer the internet for many other reasons like- they could see photos and videos of 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 the 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 the internet is not widely spread due to its expenses issues and lack of knowledge about the way of using it .

In conclusion using the 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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