There is no need to print books, magazines and newspapers on paper

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

More and more people are using computers and other forms of gadgets for reading information. Therefore there is no need to print books, magazines and newspapers on paper.

Do you agree or disagree?

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Essay:
Nowadays, many a people rely on computers and gadgets for reading information. Thereby, many circles suggest that there is no need to print books, newspapers and magazines on paper. In the case, I completely disagree with the statement and believe that printed books, magazines and newspapers would not be obsolete. The following reasons could explain why?

To begin with, the printed book has some significant benefits over digital version. First of all, it is easier to skim, to relate a point, and we comfortably go back and forth in. Most importantly, it is quite easier to underline important sentences or paragraphs and to take notes in the margins. In addition to this, reading digital version of books very often seems stressful and has some side effects on health. Which by consequence, people who are comfortable with electronic devices to read book prefer printed books for serious study. Take my experience as an example. When I engage in prolong reading on my laptop, I always feel headaches. This obviously demonstrates that printed books would be read by many people in coming future.

Similarly, despite the rise of reading on electronic devices, still majority portion of readers has a predilection for printed magazines and newspapers. A survey conducted by Deloitte reveals that 80% of magazine readers still prefer to read articles via print. However, one might be able to look at a digital magazine on smart phone, but he cannot cut things out, colour in, and stick it to the wall. Even the tech-savvy generation loves to do these things. Actually, physical forms of written words always give a lucid and different exciting experience. So, the printed magazine or newspaper will not be expired due its own unique appeals.

From what has been discussed above, it could be clearly say that the “death of print” is greatly exaggerated. I contend that printed books, newspapers and magazine will survive for its own right.