IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Beside a lot of advantages, some people believe that the Internet creates many problems.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Write at least 250 words.
With the development of technology, man already has stepped into the era which no era could have dreamed ever before. The canonical symbol of this epoch is internet playing a tremendous role in our society. Some people believe that its drawbacks outweigh benefits, yet others hold opposite opinion. Personally, I believe that internet is a double-edge sword with both advantage and disadvantage.
Without any slightest doubt, as one of the greatest inventions since the beginning of history, internet caters plenty of benefit to human civilization. First of all, the most magical advantage of the internet is the unprecedented way of communication. With new services pouring in, communication is becoming cheaper, faster, and more efficient with every passing day. People now are able to communicate with others in the blink of an eye which was a far-fetched dream not too long ago.
Secondly, another major utility of internet is easy access of information. Any kind of information, any topic belong to the globe is available on internet. One can easily access to these information with help of several search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, Bing and so on. Thirdly, internet has made our life comfortable that it puts forth the whole world at our doorsteps. Internet has made it possible that one does not need to wait for hours in the queues to do the banking transactions, pay bill and tax, and buy tickets or book hotels etc. all of these can be quite easily done from home with the help of online services. Besides these, internet offers a huge jobs, business opportunities as there are many communities, forums, and services in this regard.
Beside the advantage, internet also has some limitations. Firstly, internet causes a great threat to people’s personal data. As people use online banking and other services, there remains a great risk of credit card number or account details being stolen. Hacking and spywares are responsible for many credit card frauds which have become a common occurrence nowadays. Secondly, internet poses another serious drawback is pornography. On internet, adult contents are easily accessible which casts negative impact on youngsters. Thirdly, another pressing problem caused by internet is that it engrosses people’s attention to the virtual world. People tend to spend hours after hours on internet that confines them to the isolated world. As a consequence, social and family ties are getting loose day by day.
To recapitulate, although internet benefits us in multitude ways, it still has some harms. To minimize it side effects, what we need is to be aware of its limitations and improve our discipline.