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An opinion essay

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Information will soon be so easy to find on the internet that people will not need to remember anything. Do you agree?

Nowadays all the information we could ever need is available online and some people say that means the end of having to learn anything.

It is true that these days everything you want to know is a few clicks away as long as you have internet access. However, not everyone has working internet all the time, for example in certain buildings or remote locations, so we do need to be able to remember information. Moreover, it takes time to look up everything you need to know online, whereas remembering something is immediate. The human memory is a much more efficient system.

Another problem is the quality of the information online. How do we know if it is accurate or reliable? We need to think about other facts we know and remember how to compare information from different websites. Knowing (and remembering) how to find certain information will be more important than knowing the information itself.

Finally, the internet is a good tool but it is not a useful replacement for our brains. If we did not remember anything, we would all spend even more time on our phones and computers than we already do, which is not good for society.

In conclusion, the internet offers us many things but it is still important to use our knowledge and memories. We need our memories to function without the internet and we also need to know how to use the internet properly.

Tips

  1. Read the question carefully. Respond to all ideas in it or all parts of it.
  2. Plan your ideas first and then choose the best ones.
  3. Introduce your essay by restating the question in your own words.
  4. Show understanding of both sides of the argument.
  5. Use linking words to connect your ideas.
  6. Draw your conclusion from the main ideas in your essay. Don't introduce new ideas at the end.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Nowadays, all knowledge is available in the internet. Just by searching on my smartphone I am able to find lot of information which I need.

Internet for me is amazing tool because I can get useful knowlegde or learn new skill , currently needed. Instead of find information in the books or in the courses , I can get anything I need after few clicks after just take out my smartphone from my pocket.

On the other hand, we can not rely only on the internet , Internet never replace human memory. We can learn many things from our parents or in the school which we will not be able to find online or is not reliable as not everything on the internet can be a true.

To sum up, internet is very useful and practice tool to find knowledge, but it will never replace human brain and experiences what our parents can passed to us.

The use of internet can have advantages and disadvantages as far as memory is concerned.

First of all with the new IA, we can think it is easier to learn an information and we don t need to remember it , as we can look for it another day on the web.

However, we have to remember with our brain how we got the information the previous time. For instance, we have to remember which key word we used , which website were more appropriate .
We also have to check if the information is still valid or if it has changed.

In conclusion, internet can be a support if it is used properly,
But we still need our memory, otherwise we can not rememeber how to use internet .

I think it's obvious that our life would never be the same as in the old days - the Internet changed it completely. We use it to communicate, get information, do shopping or work and it's great. I'm old enough to remember the days when the Internet became common and spread all around the world. Day by day it became more useful and powerful and now I just can't imagine my life without the World Wide Web. But! We still have to know a lot without the Internet. How to cook, teach, work and of course how to talk to each other in the real life.
Virtual life and online knowledge are great helpers but not the equivalent substitution for the human intellect.

In my opinion, it is worse for our society, also our health. We need to use our brain in everyday tasks. If we stop using our brain, that means we stop learning, and our brain will degenerate in the future.

this was a bit hard but i think it was worth the hard work. People should stop looking at their phones and computers or else u wont become a doctor.

It's a question too complex, for this reason it's difficult for me to formulate a satisfying answer. However, my first reply might be "worse".

I think if we actually didn’t learn anything and only search, we would eventually stop develop and become like zombies

It was fun but a little bit hard

I think I would say the internet is the result of the development of technology, but it doesn't mean the development of knowledge of the human brain. We live 21 centre, and many of us will use the internet at home or in the workplace. However, this can not be to reinforce the knowledge of the human brain. The human brain is all time more active and forceful than instead of the internet. We can remember our first dress in school and a teacher without researching online materials. This can be proved the capacity of the human brain is the likely more efficient system than internet material.
If you work in any subject in science, then you look for the materials which is available online. Let's say you found out the material online but How do we know if it is accurate or reliable?
For that, you begin to perceive and analyse and these knowledges you will be memorized in your brain so instead of the internet memory the human brain will be more active.

Nowadays, Internet is very essential tool for us. However, I think just using the internet instead of learning something is not good. So, in my opinion, it would be worse. It’s important for us to balance with learning something and using internet. I’ll explain the reason why I think so.
Of course, I can understand some good points of Internet. For instance, if we use the Internet, we can gain a lot of information easily and quickly. And we are able to know the thought and knowledge all over the world. Also, we can send information to anyone be internet. It seems to be normal, but it’s not normal. We can do them by just opening our laptop and smart phone.
On the other hand, there are some bad points to just using the internet. By using the Internet, although we can get many information, we can’t acquire them as the knowledge. So, we can’t think by ourselves without internet. Also, it’s very difficult to distinguish wrong information. So, trusting the internet too much is dangerous.
Conclusion, when we research something by the Internet, we mustn’t finish there.
We have to learn it over the over again. So, the most important point is to balance the use of the internet with learning something. If we can do that the Internet will be the most useful tool for us. Shall we review our way of using the internet.

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