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harmanpunn posted a topic in TOEFLBoth the passage and the professor discuss the impact of the internet on today's society. In contrast to the reading passage which emphasises on the adverse impact of the internet, the lecturer focuses on the positive change that the internet has brought to our society. According to the passage, the internet is making people less adventurous and innovative as they depend more on the internet to look for solutions to their problems. The passage also mentions that the internet has adversely impacted the attention span and one's ability to focus on a task. The reason for this is the distractions due to advertisements, hyperlinks, etc. Due to this, people are losing the capacity to understand things well. However, the lecturer contradicts all the points mentioned in the passage. According to the lecturer, the internet is instead making people smarter. Research shows that the IQ of the people in the area with better internet access has increased by up to 10 points in the last 20 years. It proves that access to more information is making people smarter. Also, the internet has helped school students as they have access to unlimited information so they don't have to rely only on the information shared by the teachers. The lecturer also discusses the improvement in the attention span. People have become much better at multitasking. And also it is seen that kids with access to more information about their favorite topics have a longer attention span. To sum up, this is how the listening passage causes doubts on the points made in the reading passage.
Please rate my ielts task 2 general training essaySome people argue that the government should give every unemployed person a mobile phone and should make sure they have access to the Internet. They believe this is the best way of using public money to reduce the problem of unemployment. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Unemployment has a long history. It is a problem which over the time has only increased instead of reducing even after being well versed with its effects. One of the main reasons for unemployment is immense growth in the rate of population year after year. Government, though trying all variety of solutions, is unable to deal with the issue successfully till date. Many believe providing unemployed with a mobile phone and internet facility can help in decreasing the rate of unemployment. Majority of the population does not have the privilege of using technology due to lack of money. This will help jobless people in finding new jobs matching their skill set and also, learn new if a job demands. In addition, via internet one can do certifications or watch videos and enhance his/her talent. Contrary to the previous statements, mobile phone and internet access can deviate many people from achieving their goal, finding a new job or doing certifications online, by being a source of wastage of time in unnecessary things. In today’s world, cell phones and internet have become a boon rather than a bliss. Instead of being of help, it can also turn as a reason for unemployment. Alternatively, the government should just provide mobile phones, appreciate small businesses and foreign investment, which will in return create job opportunities for the needy. To conclude, in my opinion, though providing mobile phones and internet services is a good suggestion but there are several other ways where public money can be used more effectively and efficiently serving the problem of unemployment. Lack of jobs is a pivotal issue and should be addressed with a full proof plan, as things are depleting day by day.
Toefl essay for evaluationTopic: Not everything that is learned is contained in books. Compare and contrastknowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why? Everyone has their own preferred way to gain knowledge. I agree with statement that not everything learned is contained in books. I feel that way for two reasons which i will try to convince in the following paragraphs. First of all, we can find very personal advice from cyber source, such as blog, video log and beauty website, and from communication easily. Recently, it is been popular to share one's personal experience over social media which is practised and valued for that person. Also, you can see if things written in books are actually real from personal results. For instance, I saw many videos made for to check if some kind of home remedies and hacks are true. Some of those were total failures if I were to try for myself. Moreover, as an graduate striving to find very helpful but rare professional papers to gain knowledge, it is easy to find from internet. Depending on where one lives, studies or works, finding books from reliable source is hard. For example, I felt that way when I was in university and studied about rare earth elements, because that specialised field of study was not popular in my country. At that time all source I could search for scientific paper was internet, which was easy accessible. In addition, becoming cyber is environmentally friendly as we do not need to print on papers. For these reasons I presented, I believe the most important source to gain knowledge is internet which might also help environmental conservation.
Erin posted a topic in AnnouncementsI was trying to keep an eye out, but I missed it. At some point, we passed the one-million-post mark. I do recall noticing that we had something like 500,000 in the first couple of years (so maybe 2002-2004-ish, during the 'golden age' of forums, before Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, etc. took over). And then it took another 15 years to get to a million. Any thoughts on making the Internet decentralized again? At this point, I actually kind of like knowing I'm on some small site that won't track me or try to monetize my psyche.
Please review my TOEFL sample essayI would be highly obliged if you could read my essay and provide some valuable review for TOEFL. Qus: Some parents forbid young children from owning smart phones (cell phones with Internet access), while others disagree and believe that they are important tools for keeping in touch. Which point of view do you think is better, and why? My Answer: Technology is always changing and has evolved from one form to another to make the human life much easier. When we talked about the Science and Technology, we sometimes criticized about its bad consequences in human lives too. Smartphone with the internet connection is one of the major advancement in recent technologies makes it the most discussing topic of this era. Some parents believe that it will create worse effects on young minds and should be unavailable to them until they are matured enough. Personally, I share the same space. The current trend in Smartphone industry is making the device with lure features that eventually attract the young minds. Definitely, students will less be concerned about their study, rather will focus more on video games, social networking, and others. As this is the most precious times for them to grow and learn, to stop them from wasting their valuable times, students should be barred from the Smartphone especially with the internet. Although, parents can still be connected with their child using the device without internet. When I was a child, there was lack of communication medium and had no or little internet connection, but still, parents were less worried as they could still be in touch with me via the telephone. So, parents can easily adopt with the pros and cons of the technology and should shape themselves for sake of their own child's. Moreover, recent studies have shown that the road accident is almost increased dramatically since after the mobile technology unveiled. Government is also trying to provoke the people not to use mobile while driving and traveling but still it doesn't make much of the awareness. As the young students are more reluctant on the side effects of mobile devices, it would become parents responsibility to make them understand the proper uses of mobile. I've seen many students nowadays using the cell phone with a headset on the road, and they are totally less concern about the surroundings traffic. Social networking is another important thing which makes a huge difference in the usages of the Smartphone. Rather than the physical connection, the student tends to believe or more comfortable on the virtual platform which eventually destroys their communication skill. For example, when students couldn't able to make process, they need to connect with their peers, friends, and professors to convey their problems. And, they are not feeling comfortable talking to them directly rather via the chat tool or could be some other virtual platform. Although, there are lot of tools or application readily available for parental control, however, still I could believe if you take the right decision about the Smartphone in early students age, then it will save them destroying the future careers.
People’s Reliance on the Internet
Yoga Taruna posted a topic in IELTS:question: Will modern technology, such as the internet, ever replace the book or the written word as the main source of information? :idea: Modern technology has produced many technological marvels. One of them is the internet which offers a revolutionary way in information retrieval and changes dramatically the way people seek for information. If in the past, people often had to spend so much time and energy going through many pages or sheets of printed media only to seek for specific information, now with the aid of the internet, information retrieval can be much easier and time-saving. The revolutionary way which the internet offers triggers an intriguing question whether it will replace books or printed media as the main source of information. From my observation, I tend to believe that it will. My main reason is because it has so many advantages over printed media, which make the former (the internet) more preferable, more interesting, more attractive, and even more reliable than the latter (printed media). As a result, more and more people turn to the internet every time they need to seek for information. Here are some of the advantages which I can list to support my belief. First, the kinds of information which the internet provides are almost unlimited. We can find almost any topics from a single computer equipped with a good connection to the internet, while it is impossible to find such a large number of topics only from a single book or a single newspaper. As a result, when people need almost any information, ranging from the latest news, house rentals, car sales, to public transport schedules and fares, they rely on the internet rather than printed media. Second, the information stored in the internet can be updated at very short intervals, enabling its users to always get the latest progress or development. This kind of updating can’t be applied to printed media and thus, printed media always lags behind the internet. Third, the internet also provides other facilities that printed media can’t provide. For example, it enables its users to perform multitasking or interactivity, so that they can communicate with other people, play online games, download or upload pictures, and so on, while seeking for information. Fourth, the optimization of internet usage can reduce paper consumption significantly. Since the environmental awareness is on the rise, people are encouraged to reduce paper consumption. More paper consumption can lead to more deforestation because the raw materials for making paper basically come from forests. As a result, paperless office and “going paperless” are being intensively promoted, and here in this context, the internet has proved to be supportive. Looking at the rapidly widespread use of the internet and people’s increasing reliance on it, I believe that someday the internet will triumph over printed media. The first signs of it have shown. For example, the number of internet users is increasing so dramatically, while the sale of printed media is decreasing.