IELTS Essay, December 2017: Social Media Vs Personal Conversation.

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Nowadays the use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and so on is becoming more popular than one-on-one conversations in person. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages? Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

40 minutes, 250 words only.

Please go through a similar essay: Friends through social media.


Let me present a structure instead of writing a complete essay. 

Introduction: (3 sentences, about 50 words long)

Sentence 1: Write a general statement on social media and its increasing importance in modern communication.

Sentence 2: MENTION some of the advantages of this trend.

Sentence 3: MENTION some of the disadvantages of this trend.

Sample introduction: With the advancements in communication technology during the past one decade, a lot of youngsters prefer using social media for interaction. This trend has several advantages such as keeping in touch with distant friends and relatives (advantage 1) and maintaining relations in an ultra-busy lifestyle (advantage 2). However, this often leads to several problems ranging from lack of strong ties between individuals (disadvantage 1) to poor communication of ideas and feelings (disadvantage 2).

Body Paragraph 1: (4 to 5 sentences, about 80 words long)

Sentences 1, 2 and 3: Explain the advantages mentioned in the introduction.

Sentences 4 and 5: Write an example.

Body Paragraph 2: (4 to 5 sentences, about 80 words long) 

Sentences 1, 2 and 3: Explain the disadvantages mentioned in the introduction.

Sentences 4 and 5: Write an example.

Conclusion: (3 sentences, 50 words long)

Give your opinion in these three sentences.

Sample Conclusion: In conclusion, despite numerous disadvantages, I believe that most of the future interactions will be done through social media since humans are living in an extremely busy world. Lack of time coupled with advancements in technology will make it convenient to use social media instead of one-on-one conversation a necessity as well as a desire.

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