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IELTS Task 2: Printed books vs Electronical books - what brings the future?


PaulthePhoenix 4 / 16  
Aug 1, 2018   #1
Some people think that printed books are no longer necessary in this digital era as all writing can be stored electronically. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

conventional books being replaced by digital publications?



The novelty development of technology in this century has made people believe that conventional books are being replaced by digitalised publish. In this essay, I shall put forth my argument to analyze both standpoints and give my own impartial view on the topic.

It is, first of all, without a doubt that books have and are still playing an essential roles in the spreading of knowledge for thousands of year. It is a reliable and available source of wisdom that is suitable for everyone, even for those who are computer-illiterate with limitted access to the Internet. Besides, some people gain such a distinctive joice fllipping through the pages that they can't never obtain by scrolling through the line in the computer screen.

Digitalised book, on the other hand, is believed to be the future of publishing. The first advantage of storing written materials online is that it can preserve the content inside perpetually. The book can now shun damages from natural disaster, fires and immenurable causes. Not only does this benefit us but the future generation will be gratified to inherit the intact valuable knowledge from the past. The cloud computing, furthermore, facilitates the establishment of online library. Such development will save spaces and energy, which could have been consumed in a physical library.

As a conclusion, in my opinion, digitalise book is an inevitable development trend. I also believe, however, in the lasting existence of printed book as it provides a fair chance to acquire knowledge for all people.

trangtrang96 2 / 5 2  
Aug 2, 2018   #2
Hi @PaulthePhoenix,
I am learning to write the task 2 ielts too.
I find your essay is quite understandable and well-explained. I do not have any comment about your essay apart for the word "can't", I believe you should not use abbreviation as the ielts is the formal writing essay.
OP PaulthePhoenix 4 / 16  
Aug 2, 2018   #3
@trangtrang96
Thank Trang, I have some times to review it a little bit and I think I should make a strong statement on which view I support rather than standing at the middle like that.
Red Moon 14 / 32 6  
Aug 2, 2018   #4
About the question, you can choose one side to support or partially agree as long as your opinion is clear. In your introduction, you should make your opinion clearer.

"give my own impartial view on the topic" is too vague. If I were you, I would express my opinion like in your conclusion:

"I believe that in this modern world, while digital books are becoming more popular as they are more accessible, conventional books are irreplaceable for book lovers and computer illiterate people"

I find it hard to fully understand your essay because you misuses a lot of words, phrases and tenses. For example:
an essential role
thousands of years
digitalised publish --> digital publications
even for those who are computer... --> especially computer illiterate people or people with limited access to the Internet.

they can't never
the lines on the computer screen
OP PaulthePhoenix 4 / 16  
Aug 3, 2018   #5
Thank you Red Moon, problems with time management. After 40 minutes I have no time at all to double check the essay. I'm working on that.


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