对于雅思写作中的这种to what extent do you agree or disagree题型我们常常有3种立场
There are basically three ways to answer this question: you can agree, disagree or partly agree. So here are three possible introductions:
It is true that technology is developing at an incredible rate, and that traditional societies and cultural practices are disappearing as a result. I therefore agree with the view that technology and traditional cultures cannot coexist.
Some people would argue that technological developments lead to the disappearance of traditional societies and cultural practices. I completely disagree with this view because I see no reason why technology cannot coexist with traditional cultures and even enhance them.
3. Partly agree / balanced opinion部分同意/中庸立场
Some people believe that technological developments lead to the disappearance of traditional cultures. While this may be true in the case of some societies or customs, others seem to be unaffected by technology and the modern world.
It is inevitable that traditional cultures will be lost as technology develops. Technology and traditional cultures are incompatible. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view?
Some people believe that technological developments lead to the loss of traditional cultures. I partly agree with this assertion; while it may be true in the case of some societies, others seem to be unaffected by technology and the modern world.
On the one hand, the advances in technology that have driven industrialisation in developed countries have certainly contributed to the disappearance of traditional ways of life. For example, in pre-industrial Britain, generations of families grew up in the same small village communities. These communities had a strong sense of identity, due to their shared customs and beliefs. However, developments in transport, communications and manufacturing led to the dispersal of families and village communities as people moved to the cities in search of work. Nowadays most British villages are inhabited by commuters, many of whom do not know their closest neighbours.
On the other hand, in some parts of the world traditional cultures still thrive. There are tribes in the Amazon Rainforest, for example, that have been completely untouched by the technological developments of the developed world. These tribal communities continue to hunt and gather food from the forest, and traditional skills are passed on to children by parents and elders. Other traditional cultures, such as farming communities in parts of Africa, are embracing communications technologies. Mobile phones give farmers access to information, from weather predictions to market prices, which helps them to prosper and therefore supports their culture.
In conclusion, many traditional ways of life have been lost as a result of advances in technology, but other traditional communities have survived and even flourished.
(266 words, band 9)
Here are the "band 7 to 9" phrases from Wednesday's essay. See if you can write a full sentence with each of these phrases.
lead to the loss of
it may be true in the case of
seem to be unaffected by
advances in technology that have driven industrialisation
contributed to the disappearance of
in pre-industrial Britain
generations of families grew up in small communities
a strong sense of identity
shared customs and beliefs
led to the dispersal of families
villages are inhabited by commuters
traditional cultures still thrive
have been completely untouched by
hunt and gather food
traditional skills are passed on to children by parents and elders
are embracing communications technologies
access to information
from weather predictions to market prices
helps them to prosper
have survived and even flourished