Đề thi IELTS Writing Task 2 ngày 19/11/2016
Some people say that we do not need printed newspaper any more.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Multimedia has brought ample benefits to human since the beginning of information technology era by providing a great deal of convenient tools to approach the hottest daily news. There is being an argument saying that conventional newspaper is not a viable option since it has already been replaced by various forms of modern news-bringing gadgets. In my opinion, I strongly opine the idea since there remain irreplaceable features of traditional newspaper.
To commence with, it goes without saying that in this contemporary, fast-paced society, the Internet or even TV is the way to go as they introduce prevalent methods readers can retrieve information. A telling example of its commonness is that nowadays, hardly can we find anyone who has not read online newspaper once in his life. Moreover, unorthodox news can be very time-flexible compared to the orthodox ones so civilians – especially who are in constantly desperate need of getting the hottest news as soon as possible – can obtain any snippet of information as soon as it goes online, without having to wait until the next morning to get their hands on printed newspaper.
On the other hand, there are several traits that traditional papers have been prevailing in, such as the price and the news’ authenticity. First, although the Internet and TV can be very affordable, none can compete in terms of price compared to offline newspaper. This is the reason why people in developing nations are still endorsing them as a major source of information. Another traditional newspaper’s exceptional aspect is that it offers reliability regarding news accuracy. Currently it is very simple for any individual to set up a site and fetch them with falsified news, in contrast with authentic, carefully checked news on any newspaper published daily.
To sum up, having a wide range of aforementioned gratifications, I strongly believe that traditional papers will develop in correlation with other more modern news-bringer forms.
Many people argue that traditional printed newspaper is no longer suitable in the new era. Therefore, this kind of presenting information should be abandoned completely. In my opinion, I strongly agree with this statement in views of following reasons.
One possible reason is that taking conventional printed newspaper has taken a heavy toll on environment. There is no point in denying that newspaper is made chiefly from wood, which harvest from natural forests. Consequently, the more wood used in press industry, the more natural resources we human being exploit excessively. Although tradional newspaper is considered as a renewable source, we could not deny that the large number of users, who take newspapers daily, caught littering the street uncontrollably instead of separating it for recycling. As a result, this could lead to the damage of surrounding public senery and environmental pollution, which is the globally serious proplems nowadays.
Furthermore, apart from the traditional printed newspapers, readers have had the tendency to turn into other alternatives, which are much more appealing and highly convenient. It is true that that with the proliferation of Internet, it is by far easier for readers to find the highly informative websites, which interest them with the latest news and greater diversity about all aspects of life including health, environment, politics, and so forth. Moreover, there are various high-tech tools such as smart-phone, tablets, laptop which enable readers to enjoy news wherever they are, even in the geographically isolated areas, where news stands are relatively rare.
In conclusion, it seems to me that conventional printed newspaper would die out in the not too distant future due to the fact that it not only negatively affect environment, but also it is a virtually obsolete way of accessing information.