In this internet vs newspaper essay you have to discuss whether you think reading from newspapers will stay more popular than reading the news online.
This was a recent question in the IELTS exam. You'll find they pick on topical issues, which is why you should keep up-to-date with the news!
Before you write your internet vs newspaper essay, you should spend some time deciding what your views and opinions are and how you will support them.
You could write about one side of the essay, for example stating that you think newspapers will remain more popular and then writing about the benefits of newspapers.
But there are two good reasons for making sure you discuss both reading newspapers and reading online.
Firstly as both those issues are mentioned in the questions you don't want the examiner thinking that you haven't fully answered the question. Also, if you discuss both you will have more to write about.
In this model IELTS internet vs newspaper essay that you can read below, the writer believes that online sources will become the most popular.
The writer supports this by first giving the counter-argument (opposing view) - why newspapers are still popular - but then goes on to explain why this habit will be taken over by online reading.
Now take a look at the internet vs newspaper essay model answer.
This internet vs newspaper essay would score highly in the test as it meets the four criteria required for a good IELTS band score.
It fully answers the question. The writer clearly sets out their opinion and then goes on to provide support for this.
The essay supports the opinion well as it sets out why people like to read newspapers but then goes on to explain why this will change, with people switching to online reading. The support of the question is specific and ideas are extended and explained.
The essay is also well-organised, with a clear introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion.
Topic sentences lead the reader through the essay and there are good linking devices that are not too mechanical. You don't want things too mechanical if you are looking for a score above band 6.
Examples of mechanical are 'firstly', 'secondly', 'thirdly' 'for example'. They can be a bit boring and easy.
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