1. Từ vựng IELTS Writing Task 2 topic Development

technological advances  ≈ technological developments: những tiến bộ trong công nghệ

people’s personal and professional relationships: mối quan hệ cá nhân và sự nghiệp

to keep in contact with … ≈ to keep in touch with …: giữ liên lạc với

loved ones: những người yêu thương

as a way of communication: như là 1 cách thức giao tiếp

technological devices and applications: những ứng dụng và thiết bị công nghệ

to expand business network: mở rộng mạng lưới kinh doanh

telecommunication services: các dịch vụ viễn thông

to have more opportunities to: có nhiều cơ hội hơn để

an internet-connected smart phone: 1 chiếc điện thoại được kết nối internet

to do multiple tasks all at the same time: thực hiện nhiều công việc cùng 1 lúc

to suffer from social isolation: bị sự cô lập xã hội

to surf/browse the internet: lướt web

to take part in interactive activities : tham gia vào các hoạt động có tính tương tác

to take video lessons with someone: tham dự buổi học video với ai đó

to interact through computers rather than face to face: tương tác thông qua máy tính thay vì trực tiếp

face-to-face meetings: các cuộc họp gặp mặt trực tiếp

online meetings = virtual meetings: các cuộc họp online

to discourage real interaction: ngăn cản sự tương tác thực

the loss of traditional cultures: sự mất đi của các văn hóa truyền thống

to improve the quality of life: cải thiện chất lượng cuộc sống

to give someone access to information: cho ai đó sự truy cập vào thông tin

social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter: mạng xã hội như Facebook hay Twitter

2. Bài mẫu IELTS Writing Task 2 topic Development

When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless to try and keep them alive.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Answer 1:  Disagreement

The issue of "with the development of traditional technological skills and a dying conventional way of life" is a contentious one and should be further debated before advocating or opposing it. Overall, I disagree with the above opinion. I will start by pointing out that 'traditional skills and ways of life' do not completely disappear from a country, culture or community because of the advent of technology.

It can be said that the history of civilization is the history of technology: from the discovery of fire to the invention of the wheel to the development of the Internet, we have continued the way we did before. Some technologies, such as weapons of mass destruction, have negative effects. Others, such as advances in medicine, actively help people live better or longer lives, and are useful for traditional ways of life. To be sure, very few people seek to preserve traditions such as living in a cave. Technology will always follow in its own footsteps no matter what we, some think of it. Technology advances because we need it. So there is no way to stop the advancement of technology but we should embrace it positively. Generations of a country have a responsibility to preserve their own customs and traditions, and if people feel a desire to keep a tradition, technological progress will not be able to destroy it. There are many cases where technology replaces human labor to create certain things, for example handmade sari is still popular in many countries. In this case, technology did not destroy old traditions but introduced a faster and less expensive way to create the same thing.

Interestingly, technology can make a positive contribution to maintaining traditional skills and ways of life. For example, the population of some islands is too small to have regular schools. Instead of families sending children to the mainland, education authorities have introduced the use of the Internet to online learning. In addition, the Internet and modern refrigeration techniques are being used to maintain traditional salmon production skills, which can now be ordered and delivered anywhere in the world.

To sum up, there is no suggestion that all technology is necessarily good, I would argue that trying to keep tradition alive with technology is by no means 'pointless'. We should not ignore technology as it can be our friend and support our way of life.

Answer 2: Alternative

The technological revolution affects all countries of the world in significant ways. It seems that the traditional skills and ways of life that have existed until now have disappeared. This essay will discuss how technology has led to this case and whether it is worth trying to save traditional human lives.

First, there are many reasons why traditional skills don't exist as they did years ago. Among them is the development of technology. In fact, modern technology has been used for many tasks such as agriculture, industry, and machines have replaced manual human jobs in most cases. Moreover, the internet has changed the way of communication dramatically. For example, instead of visiting family on the weekend, people can talk to each other on the phone or chat using social media like Facebook or Twitter. Perhaps, that's why traditional skills are gradually disappearing according to demand with time and modernization.

The other side of the opinion is that some people think that traditional experiences should not be saved. The main reason for their opinion is that global advertising encourages people to buy the same products. For example, people wear the same clothes instead of traditional clothes, and eat at the same kind of restaurants as KFC and Mac Donald and their branches all over the world. This shows that it makes no sense to keep traditional skills alive.

In conclusion, this essay has examined the possible reasons for leaving the traditional life, such as the revolution in technology and the popularity of the Internet, and why the Keeping them alive is aimless.

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