June 20, 2024
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IELTS Essay: Newspapers and Other Media

Some think newspapers are the best method for reading the news while others think other media is better.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.


1. In recent years, many have argued that the best way to read the news is no longer in newspapers. 2. In my opinion, though there are sentimental reasons to prefer newspapers, newer forms of media are far superior.

  1. Paraphrase the overall essay topic.
  2. Write a clear opinion.

1. Those who continue to value newspapers tend to be older individuals. 2. They have typically maintained this habit for years or even decades. 3. Over such a long period reading newspapers, it is logical that they will have developed an emotional attachment to the act of buying and reading a physical copy of the news. 4. For example, The New York Times continues to publish and sell physical copies of their paper in select markets. 5. The people buying these papers could save time and money by reading the same articles online, but might be attracted to the feel and memories surrounding physical newspapers.

  1. Write a topic sentence with a clear main idea at the end.
  2. Explain your main idea.
  3. Develop it with specific or hypothetical examples.
  4. Keep developing it fully.
  5. Finish the paragraph strong.

1. However, new forms of media allow audiences a wide range of choices that enhance the overall experience. 2. A user accessing a media website can not only read an article from the convenience of their phone or laptop, but also take advantage of features like automatically generated text-to-speech, videos, links to related content, the ability to share an article, and more. 3. All these features are also complemented by the ability to select a diversity of news sources. 4. Instead of reading a single news outlet that might have a liberal or conservative bias, a discerning reader can seek out multiple viewpoints and find the news that is most trustworthy over time.

  1. Write a new topic sentence with a new main idea at the end.
  2. Explain your new main idea.
  3. Include specific details and examples.
  4. Add as much information as you can and make sure it links logically.

1. In conclusion, despite the respect due to the history of journalism, there are now a wide array of better options online. 2. Individuals should nonetheless be wary of less trustworthy sources.

  1. Summarise your main ideas.
  2. Include a final thought.