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Nowadays people from different countries watch and enjoy similar films, advertisements, music, and fashion. Do you agree or disagree? What are advantages and disadvantages of this development?
40 minutes, 250 words at least.
Introduction: (Introduce the topic and state your opinion. MENTION advantages and disadvantages. EXPLAIN them in the Body Paragraphs.)
The advent of globalization has led to the proliferation of the western media in various parts of the world. I strongly believe that people today tend to watch west inspired movies, advertisements, music, and fashion. While this has led to the downfall of local culture and over influence of one culture over others (Disadvantages), this had also infused the world with creativity and innovation (Advantages).
Body Paragraph 1: (Explain Advantages)
Clearly, the innovation and creativity in mainstream media have captured the attention of the people. The movies with special effects, latest fashion, and appealing music have dominated the mindset of the audience. For instance, Hollywood and Bollywood movies are often released throughout the world. Clearly, local culture, music, dance, and fashion are unable to compete with the modern, global media industry. Similarly, advertisements are no longer just a source of information. They have evolved into an attention-grabbing, entertainment industry. Consequently, people are hooked to similar advertisements that display high-quality, latest-fashion content.
Body Paragraph 2: (Explain Disadvantages)
Despite these advantages, watching similar movies, music, and fashion are leading to gradual but certain death of local cultures. People are no more interested in their own culture and traditions. One research has shown that every year at least 10 different human languages and cultures die because people no longer follow them. Consequently, the world is becoming more homogenous and less diverse. Moreover, this is causing dominance of one culture, mostly western, over other cultures. For instance, these days people wear only western clothes and have given up their traditional attire. In India, western dresses are often perceived as superior to local dresses such as a kurta-pajama in North India and a dhoti in South India.
Conclusion: (Conclude the essay with FUTURE and IMPACT)
Though people are watching similar movies, music, and fashion, local artists have started using creativity to attract people’s attention. Music bands such as the Indian Ocean and Pakistani singers such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are making concerted efforts to preserve the diversity of cultures. This is important not only to preserve human heritage but also to maintain solidarity within the society.
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