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IELTS Essay, December 2017: Learn About Other Countries.

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Some people think that travel is necessary to learn about other nations. Others think television and the Internet are the best ways to learn about other countries. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

40 minutes, 250 words at least.


Introduction: (Introduce the topic with a general statement and MENTION the reasons supporting both views.)

Learning about culture, history and geography different countries is a laborious and time-consuming task. Some people believe this can be better executed by traveling throughout a country since travel offers first-hand experience. Others think television and the Internet are an excellent channel as most information about a country is already available on these networks.

Body Paragraph 1: (EXPLAIN travel)

On one hand, learning about a country involves meeting its citizens and visiting various places. Without discussing a country’s social, political and economic developments with people living in the country, an outsider cannot understand that nation. Moreover, traveling offers an opportunity to visit important places and experience the weather, food, clothes and language of a country first-hand. For instance, a person cannot learn about China without tasting the Chinese food, visiting places across the country and talking to the native people.

Body Paragraph 2: (EXPLAIN television and internet)

Television and the Internet, on the other hand, offer deep insights into a country. Journalists, who cover diverse events in a country for news channels, are trained to find facts and report them on various media. For example, to learn about various economic developments in the United States, a person just needs to watch the American news channels that report about the country’s business scenario. Moreover, the Internet has provided an excellent platform to citizens of every country to share their experiences. This allows outsiders to learn about first-hand experiences of the native people without visiting those countries.

Conclusion: (State your opinion and explain it)

In conclusion, I strongly believe that a combination of both approaches is needed to learn about a nation adequately. While traveling to a country is important to gain a first-hand experience, before travel a person must research about a country’s social, political and economic atmosphere on various media including television and the Internet.

Total Words = 286.

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