SERI PELAJARAN MENULIS ESSAY IELTS #91

Essay Task 2

People living in the 21st century are enjoying better quality of life compared to people who lived in the previous centuries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It has been said that with all developments in technology, modern people enjoy better life quality compared to the previous generation. I believe this statement has some truth in it.

First of all, the way people get the information and connected to each other has been transformed completely. In the past, people rely on books in the library if they wanted to know specific information about something. In addition, to get the latest information, they had to wait until newspapers were delivered to their house in the morning. These days, however, people easily get any information they want from their mobile phone and laptop which means there is no need to always visit the library every time. And then, news are updated almost instantly through various sources of news channel in digital era and this advanced makes newspaper looks like a thing of the past. Last but not least, we don’t have to wait for the reply of a traditional mail to contact someone, just open our phone and have a video chat with all members of the family that miss us around them. It is certainly a much more convenient life.

On the other hand, there is also development in the form of trading and selling things. If you have things that you don’t want to use anymore, it can be easily sold through various stores that let you open an account to sell things. The same can be said about purchasing. We no longer have to spend some time in transportation to physically come to the store and purchase the things that we need. Everything can be bought just by browsing in your mobile phone and ordering it online. This advancement alone has saved much of our precious time to be allocated for something else that is way more useful.

In conclusion, I agree that life has been much more convenient for people in the era of the internet compared to the previous generation when everything needed to be done physically and took longer time compared to current situation.