Reading Books Essay

by Tural Rustam
(Azerbaijan)

Many children no longer read books and instead spend their time using modern technology. While some people think this is a positive trend, others think it is a problem.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.


Reading a book has always been a significant activity but in the present time, modern technology has an influence on almost everything including books. A section of the society believe that it is favorable for children to prefer modern technology over books, whilst others disagree and argue that there are negative impacts in this regard. This essay agrees with the argument that despite the benefits of modern technology today, it poses certain difficulties for our life. This essay will discuss both points of view.

There are a number of people who think that it is a utility tool for children to use modern technology in order to access the information they want in a short time. It is certainly true that one of the main aims of modern technology is to provide fast communication and this in turn, assists children in many areas, particularly in education. For instance, nowadays many schools organize online courses in a variety of areas, such as sustainability, job marketing, and so on. It means that children have the opportunity to join these online courses and gain knowledge in various fields using modern technologies.

Nevertheless, I believe that no matter how much technology develops, books are irreplaceable in human life, therefore, I agree with people who think that it is a problem for children to spend more time with modern technology. First and foremost, modern technology teaches to children achieve something without suffering and this also creates habits such as laziness and indiscipline in them. To exemplify, in previous periods, people need to read many books to obtain information in any field, now any information is just a click away.

To sum up, in spite of the fact that modern technology seems more attractive to children, in my opinion, it also can form harmful habits on them.

(301 words)

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