IELTS Essay Topic #5 Television,Internet,Phones

Positives of Television

  • Watching television is a good way to relax
  • It is many people’s favorite way to wind down after a hard day at work
  • Television programs can be entertaining and enjoyable
  • Viewers have access to a huge variety of entertainment channels
  • Television brings the best comedians, musicians and actors into our homes
  • TV programs can also be informative and educational
  • News coverage makes the public aware of events around the world
  • Documentaries can make learning more interesting

Negatives of Television

  • Television is having a negative impact on society
  • Some people link violence on television with crime rates in the real world
  • Children copy the behavior they see on the screen
  • Children are less healthy because they spend less time playing
  • Advertisers direct their marketing at children
  • Most programs do not require much thought
  • Watching TV is a waste of time

Opinions about Television

  • Television has many benefits
  • However, it can be addictive
  • Children should play outside rather than sit in front of a screen all day
  • Behavior shown on TV can influence people
  • Parents should choose carefully what their children watch
  • Children should not be exposed to violence, swearing or sexual images
  • Advertising during children’s programs should be strictly controlled
  • TV companies should make more positive, educational programs

Positives of the Internet

  • There are many advantages to using the Internet
  • It gives us instant access to information on almost any subject
  • Shops and other services are now available online
  • People can buy goods and services from the comfort of their homes
  • The Internet is starting to replace other forms of entertainment
  • It has revolutionized communication
  • We can keep in touch by email or instant messenger services
  • Video messaging is becoming common for business meetings

Negatives of the internet

  • Many websites contain offensive content
  • Some sites show violent or sexual images
  • Parents find it difficult to control what their children see online
  • They do not always know who their children are chatting to
  • With so many websites it is difficult to search for good information
  • Criminals increasingly use the Internet to steal people’s money

Internet Compared to Newspaper and Books

  • Newspapers and books are now published online as well as in print
  • We can read the news in any language from any country in the world
  • It costs nothing to publish or access information on the Internet
  • The Internet allows anybody to publish their own writing
  • Newspaper articles and books are written by professionals
  • Professionals produce better quality writing than amateur
  • People still buy newspapers and books because they are portable
  • People do not like reading from a screen

Positives of Mobile/Cellular Phones

  • The mobile phone is the most popular gadget in today’s world
  • Mobile phones have revolutionized the way we communicate
  • We can stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues wherever we are
  • Users can send text messages, surf the Internet, take photos and listen to music
  • Mobiles have also become fashion accessories

Negatives of Mobile Phones

  • Mobiles phones can be a problem in some public places
  • Ringing phones cause disturbance in cinemas and school lessons
  • Some people are not aware that others can hear their conversations
  • Mobile phones may also interfere with electronic equipment
  • Their waves could cause damage to our brains
  • Mobile phones can also be a dangerous distraction
  • Using a phone while driving reduces the driver’s concentration
  • Mobile phones are a popular target for thieves

Opinions about Mobile Phones

  • The benefits of mobile phones outweigh the drawbacks
  • We need to use these phones with care

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