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Thanks a lot! NOW I'm m pursuing your method that's very effective! From Vietnam

here is a general viewpoint from my side :


Some universities now offer their courses on the Internet so that people can study online. Is this a positive or negative development?

Education to students is comparable to what is fragrance is to rose, identity. Many methods of imparting knowledge are available these days for example online, offline, formal, informal etc. A trend is trending these days by universities to give education through internet so that anytime, anywhere learning can be had. Whereas for many it is a merit, many consider it as full of demerits.
Online education, according to those who are in favour, is an innovative way of giving knowledge as it saves time. Not only this, people can learn at their own pace. In this technological world, people don’t have much time to attend classes because of their work schedule , so online education help them in pursuing their dreams without disturbing their life. Moreover, the fee structure is affordable as compared to regular coaching. However , as every coin has two sides, so many think that it is negative development.
Not everyone has access to computer because of many reasons so many advises to have online education. Conventional way of teaching and learning is preferable to many. Other factors like internet speed, accessibility, power failure also can be counted as hindrance to success of online method of teaching and learning. Solving queries will be difficult because of non availability of teacher.
So to construe, I believe that even though online education has some demerits but for future it is certainly as positive development.

Dear Teacher Simon and anyone who lives in the UK,
I read the newspaper this morning and I found out that the UK had just been seriously attacked by terrorists, many people had lost their life.
I am so sorry to hear about that. Please know that the UK is always in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and strengthen the UK.
My deepest condolences.

We live in the era of modernization where the advent of computer has changed the life style of inhabitants of this globe, especially in the field of education. It is true that on-line courses are becoming the common feature of university education. Although there are some drawbacks of internet based learning, I would argue that there are far more benefits.
To begin with, some people believe that it is not a proper way of teaching, as there would be a lack of concentration while studying on internet, the reason behind this is that, there is no one to one contact with teacher and also different environment from class room. In addition, there is also a lack of social interaction with other students in the class room which is also very important source of learning.
On the contrary side, I believe that this is the excellent idea to teach university students with the help of technology which can help them as it is very time saving method and convenient way of education. Firstly, the university students are mature enough and they can concentrate on their study very easily and convenience to them as they do not need to go to university and E-learning is the only possible solution especially for disabled students who want to carry on their study. Secondly, It is true that most of the students do not have enough money and universities offer less fee packages for such type of education which is easily affordable. Finally, no transportation is required in this type of courses which save the travelling expensive and decrease the burden from students which is very necessary for their peace of mind.
In conclusion, While I recognize the possible disadvantages of on-line learning, I consider this to be a positive development overall.

Thanks Anh. Yes, it was a sad day yesterday.

Hi Simon
can I choose to say that there are both positives and negatives in my opinion, without saying that I prefer one side of the argument?

hi sir,

there was a question in recent ielts about used items gaining popularity. what do you think is it a positive or negative trend.give reasons

how we have to write

Studying online is a relatively recent phenomenon, which has brought considerable convenience to students. However, Some people make an argument that there are some drawbacks of it. My point is that online courses have certain benefits in some aspects.

With the rapid development of internet technology, Accessing information has become faster and easier. Due to the repository of online courses, students can save a great deal of time than before, when they often needed to take long for searching useful materials in library.

In addition, remote learning also has other advanatges. for instance, students who live in remote areas without roads or even no enough fund to pay for tuition to attend qualified school far away, an internet connection solves it. This is the traditional method cannot match.

Of course, it is not to say that online courses can complete replace the classroom-based learning. One of the reasons is that lack of interaction between students in online courses which may affect their learning progress.

To summarise, i believe that online courses make universities more accessible and flexible than past, even though it still has some demerits.

Hi Simon,

This introduction is similar to advantages OUTWEIGH the disadvantages, I mean the second and the last line. So is it alright to adopt the similar style of writing in positive OR negatives as well?

#self-revised

Studying online is a relatively recent phenomenon, which has brought considerable convenience to students. However, Some people make an argument that there are some limitations. My point is that online courses have certain benefits in some aspects.

With the rapid development of internet technology, Accessing information has become faster and easier. Due to the repository of online courses, students can save a great deal of time than before, when they often needed to take long for searching useful materials in a library. Truly there is a great value in this.

In addition, remote learning also has other advantages. for instance, students who live in remote areas without roads or even no enough fund to pay for tuition to attend qualified school far away, an internet connection solves it. This is the traditional method cannot match. Also, students will develop the ability of independent thinking by taking online courses.

Of course, it is not to say that online courses can replace the classroom-based learning. One of the reasons is that lack of interaction between students in online courses, which may affect their learning progress because they complete their assignments independently and do not have opportunities to socialise with their peers. The failure of build up a network of contacts will have a negative impact on their future career.

To summarise, the online courses make universities more accessible and flexible than the past, even though there are still some demerits. I believe that this to be a positive development overall.

What about GT writing task 2? Is it utterly same with AT writing task 2?

plz mam help me in writing and speaking i'm too weak in these two modules..

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