Some people think that robots are very important to human’s future development, while others think they are dangerous and have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Robots are artificially created intelligent electro-mechanical devices. They are designed by human beings to assist in performing some activities that are considered tiresome and boring and at times risky. Some individuals opine that these robots would be pivotal in the future development of mankind. However, others are skeptical and fear that these robots will have negative effects on society. In the following paragraphs, I intend to discuss both views.
To begin with, robots speed up the production process and are very good in repetitive tasks. For example, it is a well known fact that the leading products made in the developed countries like Japan are made by the help of intelligent machines or robots. What is more, robots can be operated 24 hours per a day which can also raise the productivity of the companies. Secondly, in the field of medicine, robots have been used to do complicated surgeries. For instance, in robotic eye surgery there are no tremors in the hands of robots and therefore the scope of serious errors is much reduced with the help of robots.
Robots can also work in extreme conditions where humans are helpless. For example, robots helped a great deal in the rescue operations due to the tsunami and were used in nuclear environments to close the reactors of Fukushima. Robots will change the way we live in many ways by lifting more and more tasks off our shoulders. Robots can help us to do household duties like cleaning our house or washing dishes. This way, we have more time to do useful work, or spend the time with family or friends. Robot toys can play with children and help them in their development. Home security can be done by a robot, which can keep his attention up constantly and look out for unfamiliar situations like a fire or burglar.
However, there are some who think that robots may negatively affect people’s life and also be extremely dangerous. There could be increase of unemployment in the future. It is expected that robots could replace many people at their working place. One of evidence for this is that few robots have already started to teach children at schools, others have been working as servants for several families. And it is clear, that some employers will choose cheap robots instead of humans, as they would work round the clock and also not take sick leave or coffee break.
In the near future, robots will join in our lives in various ways, and play a role of growing importance. Robots will make our lives easier and increase our general living comfort. We have created the robots and we should know where to draw the line in their use so that we get the best out of them
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In some countries, young people are less polite and respectful to the old. What are the causes? What can be done to solve this?
International travel agencies are going to reduce their fees for people. Discuss advantages and disadvantages and give your opinion.
As countries develop, their populations start to live individually or in very small family units. In your opinion, what are the causes of this and what are the effects on society?
Nowadays sports are a big business, with professional player earning high salary and a lot of companies involve both financially and in other ways. Is this the negative or positive development for sports?
Sending children to boarding school is becoming norm. What are the reasons? Is it the positive development?Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students are encouraged to make comments or even criticism on their teachers. Others think it will lead to loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. Essay number 220
Nowadays sending children to boarding school (either in other countries or in their own countries) is becoming increasingly popular. Why is it? Is it a positive development?
Boarding schools have been extensively debated – some consider them great boosters of a child’s all round development, and some as instruments of neglect of children’s emotional needs. Nowadays boarding schools are becoming very popular. This essay shall probe into the causes of this phenomenon and also discuss whether this trend is good or bad. People send their children to boarding schools for a number of reasons. Some parents who work overseas or travel frequently choose to put their children in boarding school because they know how inconsistent they will be in parenting or in providing for the needs of their kids.
Other parents choose boarding school for their children as a way for them to experience more of the world and to learn how to interact with diverse people from a young age. Still other parents put their children and teens in boarding school if they are having trouble disciplining their kids or keeping them out of trouble. Finally in this age of dual- income nuclear families, a child’s life and development often takes place in rather unsuitable circumstances and boarding schools can be a great place for children to be in.
Seen in such a light, the option of a boarding school is very good. After all, these schools are not just about studies – they also give a child time and exposure to a lot of other things like sports and art. Also, children in such schools are more likely to have stronger bonds with their friends, since they spend a lot of time together.
Of course, there are drawbacks such as homesickness. Moreover, children in residential schools have fewer day-to-day interactions with their family, and significantly less time to spend with their parents during their formative years. As a result, many parents who placed their kids in boarding schools fail to develop a close bond with their children. To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that we cannot say whether the trend is positive or negative. It depends on an analysis the child’s needs and the circumstances of the family. Also, it is generally advisable not to send a very young child to boarding school.
Some people believe that having students made comments or judgments on their teachers is necessary for educational development while many others take this opinion as a downgrade of educational culture. Advocates for both sides are reasonable to some extent as now will be explained before a final conclusion is reached.
On the one hand, those against this practice may argue that schools have their own tradition and culture that students have to respect their teachers. This is especially true when it comes to eastern societies, where it has long been perceived that students should behave politely to the teachers rather than just sit and make judgments on the lessons or the ways their teachers deliver the lectures. The problems would escalate when students over-express their attitudes using improper words to the teachers, turning the class into disorder as a result.
On the other hand, there are no less convincing arguments to say that comments and criticism act as helpful feedback so that teachers can adjust themselves to deliver the lessons effectively. It is true that although lectures are generally well prepared before the lessons, students sometimes fail to acquire the knowledge because of impractical method of teaching. In this case, if a conversation is made among knowledge receivers and givers, the content can be conducted in other ways so that the lessons will be successfully delivered.
In conclusion, a good education method is no longer a one-way transmission from teachers to students but a mutual conversation among them. Therefore, I believe that comments and criticism are generally good, but how to make them proves to be more important. If students’ feedback is constructive and value-added, teachers will appreciate it and make necessary changes in their instruction methods, which eventually improve education’s quality.
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1. Some people think the best way to reduce crime is to give longer prison sentence. To what extent do you agree or disagree？ Crime is a problem all over the world and there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
There is no doubt that numerous problems exist in most modern cities throughout the world. Although traffic congestion, pollution and overcrowding often occur, many people believe that crime is the most serious problem in urban areas. Indeed, television and newspaper reports often tell us that crime continues to rise. However, I disagree that nothing can be done to prevent it. I believe that it is possible to tackle this serious issue in a number of ways.
One approach would be to increase the number of police. If more Police were on the streets, whether on foot or in patrol cars, criminals would be less likely to commit crimes and people would feel much safer. Having more police visible at night would be particularly beneficial.
A second possibility would be to make laws stricter and punishments more severe. This could involve increasing fines or lengthening prison sentences. If a criminal has to pay more money for doing something illegal or would face more time in prison then I believe this is likely to reduce the crime rate.
Thirdly, methods to increase security might deter potential criminals. For example, more effective alarms in houses and cars. This would reduce burglary and theft. In addition, more information about home security would also be useful. In terms of personal safety, rape alarms or even small weapons could prevent some attacks on people.
In conclusion, although crime is a major problem in most cities in the world, the situation can be addressed by adopting the methods mentioned above. In this way, the negative effects could be reduced and people living in cities would feel much safer.
2. It is argued that we are living in a throw-away society: people throw away what they use in daily life, instead of recycling or reusing them. Why has this happened and what are the effects of this trend? Essay number 70 Many people say that we have developed into a “throw-away” culture, because
we are filling up our environment with so many plastic bags and rubbish that we cannot fully dispose of. To what extent do you agree with this opinion and what measures can you recommend reducing this problem?
Environmentalists today are campaigning for “reduce, recycle and re-use” in a bid to save the world, but we as a nation, have adopted “replace” as our mantra. This and many other factors are leading to a throwaway society. In this essay, I shall discuss some steps that can be taken to solve this problem.
To begin with, modern lifestyle has contributed greatly to the increasing amount of waste and garbage we produce every day. In other words, we have turned into a materialistic and mass-consumption society where we use more and throw away more than ever before. Once new things are acquired, we dispose-off these “unwanted” things to second hand shops or just in the trash cans. The solution lies in changing our attitude. We should get old things repaired and try to use them as long as possible.
Secondly, the markets today are flooded with cheap, single-use-only things that are more in demand than high priced quality items. Our houses and closets seem to be overflowing with goods that are more in quantity and less in value. Then, there is too much packaging done by the companies in a bid to make their things more attractive. Here too, the onus lies with us. We should not buy things with excessive packaging. This will deter companies from doing too much packaging. We can also bring our own personal shopping bags instead of using plastic bags provided by stores and shops. Besides, the government can enforce stricter laws on companies to use biodegradable packaging.
Furthermore, plastics, waste metal, glass can be recycled. Companies can also contribute by developing new raw material which is recyclable and will ultimately lead to less garbage.
To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, individuals, business and the government can share the responsibility to reduce the amount of waste
material and to save the earth. If we do not take steps to tackle this problem on a war footing, our Earth will become un- inhabitable.
3. Some people believe it is better for children to begin to learn a foreign language at primary school than secondary school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
4. Many scientists believe that now we can study the behavior of a three-year-old child to see whether they will grow up to be criminals. To what extent do you think that human nature produces crimes? And how can we prevent children from growing up to be criminals?
5. Many people believe that scientific research should be carried out and controlled by governments rather than private companies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
6. Some people say that the government should change people’s lifestyle, while others believe individuals should have their own choice. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
7. Some people think that international tourism creates tension rather than understanding between people from different countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
8. Some people believe that in order to give opportunities to the new generation, companies should encourage high level employees who are older than 55 to retire. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
9. Economic progress is one way to measure the success of a country. Some people believe there are other factors. What other factors should be considered? Which one do you think is more important than the others?
10. Some people think that it is hard to avoid pollution and damage of environment in the process of a country’s development. To what extent do you
agree or disagree?
Essay Number 14
October AC – IELTS essay – India
History tells that people have often thought about creating an ideal society, but most of the times fail in making this happen. What is your opinion about an ideal society? How can we create an ideal society?
If we look at history, it is clear that since/from time immemorial (tu thoi thuong co), people have always wanted to create an ideal society but have been unsuccessful. In the following essay, I intend to discuss what makes an ideal society and how we can create one. An ideal society is a society where needs of the people regardless of their race, religion or wealth would be met. Many great thinkers, such as Plato, Thomas More and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have offered their opinions on this to the public over the years.
However, these dreams failed because different people have different ideals about a perfect society. To make it happen, either the ideals of all the people have to be fulfilled, or all the people would have to have the same ones. Imagine a society with no crime, no terrorism, no warfare, no conflicts of cultures, no racism, no gender discrimination, no poisoned tongues, no killing, no lying, no stealing, no adultery and no excuses. Such a society can never exist. It would be wrong even to think of one.
A perfect society needs some kind of social inequality, or as I call it, a distinction in ability. Those in the higher strata of society would be there because of their superior abilities and have greater responsibilities and, therefore, a higher social standing. An ideal society should have some struggle. If you had no struggle in life would you be happy? No, because that takes all the fun and enjoyment out of the difficulty, the losing, the failures, and the overcoming, the victory, the success. There are many ways in which we can make an ideal society. First of all, there must be democracy and a strong government which has the ability to rule over the country. It should try to make the citizens life better by making better social and financial conditions to live. There should be no corruption in the government.
Finally, I believe, one of the most necessary things of ideal society is freedom. No people and no society are happy and ideal when they are not free. However, we must remember that – ‘One’s freedom ends there where other’s starts’. If we will feel free and do not disturb others freedom we will have ideal society. An ideal society would allow complete freedom to everybody and complete individuality. To sum up, I pen down saying that, a perfect society is difficult to attain as everyone has different concepts of an ideal society. However, if we all respect our freedom and in doing so know our limitations, so that others can enjoy their freedom then it can be called an ideal society.