IELTS Writing Sample #96
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Modern technology is creating a single world culture.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
You should write at least 250 words.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Man, through the ages, has undergone many changes from the time when he depicted
a herd of mammoths on the walls of the cave to these days when he can chart with
someone on the other side of the globe. Modern technology is rapidly changing
the world's living standards that results in creating a single world culture.
New technologies including Internet, television, electronic media, means of
transportation, etc has a great impact on creating a similar culture all around
the globe. Bellow I will list my reasons to support my opinion.
First of all, Internet and e-mail have changed the way people communicate to each other. Internet brought many benefits. It is a new means of communication, a fast access to information and news. People communicate with each other, share their ideas, happiness and difficulties. We have a great opportunity to find out more about countries and their history.
Second of all, the modern means of transportation allows people to move from one place to another very quickly. A few centuries ago it was impossible to imagine waking up in one country and falling asleep in another.
Finally, as a result of all mentioned above the boundaries between countries, their traditions and customs are erased. Many people migrate during their lives. Some of them are looking for a better place to live, others want to get new experience and knowledge or just pleasure. So, many families are created between people from different countries. Traditions fuse and evolve into other ones or just vanish.
To sup up, modern technology has a great impact on the way people live now. It is creating a new single world culture where traditions and distances are no longer of that importance.