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考鸭们都知道，2018年的雅思作文真题都来自于历史题库。本文就为大家梳理历年雅思写作真题范文——媒体类话题：With computers and Internet, people can study and work without going to school or company.Do the advantages outweigh its disadvantages?——2014年4月26日雅思写作真题
Distance learning/working是一个经典话题，历年来考过多次。但是今年technology 确实考得不多，只有在3月13日考到printed books & electronic books。 这种经典老题一定要注意题目的不同出法。考生可以尝试把这次的题目和下面的老题做下对比。
20130302 Universities and colleges are now offering qualifications through distance learning from the Internet rather than teachers in the classroom. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
20130718 In modern society, it is possible to go shopping, work and communicate via the Internet without face-to-face contact with one another. To what extent do you think this is a positive or negative development?
C8T3 Nowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has technology affected the types of relationships people make? Has this become a positive or negative development?
I personally believe it is not necessarily bliss for people to study and work wherever they wish rather than in schools or companies.
It is understandable why some people are overwhelmed by the possibility that they can free themselves from commuting every day, sustaining themselves simply by clicking the mouse or touching the screen. They are exhilarated by the hallucination that they were longer to toil and could fully savor the comfortable life brought by technology. Nonetheless, the reality shows a different picture and such a lifestyle could also bring thorny problems.
Firstly, students and employees may feel physically unbound to study or work, yet the almighty technology could actually increase their work pressure and make them become tethered around tasks without much rest. This is typically ture for office workers. In the past, many of them has a fixed schedule each day, which was usually terminated when they clock out. With technologies such as email and mobile phone, however, managers are endowed with the ability to find employees whenever they like: consequently, people will gradually realize that they can hardly distinguish their life from work. Some employees, for instance, are called to attend video meetings even when they are on vocation.
Furthermore, the equality of people’s study and work under such circumstances should be questioned. For instance, acquiring information and knowledge never equals receiving education. In this age when young people are constantly bombarded by myriad sources of knowledge like on-line courses and electronic gadgets containing lessons by top teachers, instructing students how to learn and providing a learning environment where they could interact and collaborate with others are increasingly indispensable. Without being supervised properly, few teenagers could be self-disciplined enough to concentrate on study. For workers, lack of face to face communication is quite likely to undermine their creativity. There is mounting evidence that most brilliant ideas spring up when people pf similar fields are placed together.
Finally, given that people are not urged to travel between home and company or school, most of them will reduce the chance of doing “voluntary exercise”--unconscious sport like jogging to bus station or riding bicycle, which will gradually raise their likelihood of suffering from health problems like obesity and high blood pressure.
In conclusion, some people may celebrate the comfort and efficiency brought by advanced technology, yet I tend to subscribe to the view that it bring more challenges including balance between work and life, degrade quality of study and work as well as deteriorating health. Overall, I believe it is a negative development.