[2022] IELTS Writing Task 2

Subject: Technology 

Topic: Effects of mobile phones and computers on communication

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Some people think that with the increasing use of mobile phones and computers, people lose the ability to communicate face to face.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?



   Over two past decades, it is apparent that mobile phones and computers have become more popular and make students and workers increasingly dependent in many parts of the world, especially urban areas. To my mind, the trend could affect direct communicative skills to the majority whereas some wise users know how to take advantage of the flexible portable artificial intelligence devices in their social skills.

    On the one hand, linguistic experts have shown that most young individuals feel confused at interacting in person with others due to their excessive contact to the smart equipment. Specifically, these youngsters find it difficult to speak confidently and fluently as they rarely do it in real life. For example, in Hanoi, it is in plain sight to see friends hanging out with each other, but they are busy scrolling through technological gadgets without chatting altogether. To prevent this situation, it is inadvisable to ban the youth from using smartphones completely, but they should be limited and need to be used under parental supervision.

    On the other hand, using cell phones and computers can provide some benefits in communication. The high tech improvement helps young people to improve their productivity and efficiency, hence interfacing in a wider range. For instance, these technological products allow people from different parts of the world to build connections overseas by video calling or texting. Moreover, they can share stories, cultures or hobbies in groups, forums for further understanding of the world surrounding them.

In conclusion, although there are some drawbacks of using mobile phones and PCs, especially the younger ones’ capability to interact eye-to-eye, I also believe these devices can offer more opportunities to socialize worldwide and improve communication skills over the course of time.


make students and workers increasingly dependent (v) Khiến cả học sinh và người đi làm ngày càng bị phụ thuộc

wise users (n.phr) những người tiêu dùng thông thái, những người dùng thông thái 

- take advantage of (v) tận dụng

the flexible portable artificial intelligence devices (n.phr) những thiết bị thuộc trí thông minh nhân tạo nhỏ gọn và linh hoạt 

social skills (n.phr) kỹ năng xã hội 

- excessive contact (n.phr) tiếp xúc quá nhiều 

- these youngsters find it difficult to speak confidently and fluently.: Những người trẻ tuổi đó gặp khó khăn tronng việc nói trôi chảy và tự tin 

- in plain sight (idiom) dễ thấy 

- hang out (v) đi dạo, đi lang thang

- technological gadgets (n.phr) những món đồ công nghệ 

- under parental supervision: dưới sự giám sát của cha mẹ 

provide some benefits in communication (v) cung cấp một vài lợi ích trong giao tiếp 

The high tech improvement (n.phr) sự cải tiến trong công nghệ cao 

- improve their productivity and efficiency (v) nâng cao năng suất và hiệu suất 

- technological products (n.phr) các sản phẩm công nghệ

communication skills (n.phr) Kỹ năng giao tiếp