TOEFL Essay Topic 145 - Some people say that advertising encourages us to buy things that we really do not need. Others say that advertisements tell us about new products that may improve our lives. Which viewpoint do you agree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Advertisement Will Improve Our Lives
Different people will give different answers to this question from their own characters, emotional concerns and even educational backgrounds. However, according to my personality and experiences, I cling to an unshakable belief that advertisements may improve our lives by informing us about new products. I list several reasons as follows to better illustrate my points of this view.
First of all, with the advent of the technologically advanced society, there are countless new products come to our daily life, it is impossible for a person to know the detailed information of those products and it also require much time for a person to get a better understand about the function of each new product. That’s why the advertisements are so important for most people to get a brief view toward a new product quickly. For example, I lost my phone when I took a bus came back to my university last year, so I need to buy a new one to keep contact with my friends and family. The sad thing is that I didn’t know which phone I should buy when I faced various phones. At this moment, I recalled a advertisement about iphone which has so many kinds of functions I need. Only when I started to use it in the phone shop, did I knew how amazing and powerful it is. Undoubtedly, it will improve my live in the future.
In additional, the advertisements encourage people to buy these new products will increase the sales of companies. To state it more clearly, companies will earn money via advertise their products to public, and since they are lucrative, this profits will also encourage companies to innovate more new and functionality products. It is obvious that this process will definitely improve our living qualities eventually. For example, a small company which was founded within several years, it need money to sustain production and innovation, the money plays a essential role in its survival during the early years.
Admittedly, some advertisements will mislead people and encourages them to buy things that they actually don’t need. However, as far as I am concerned, as a consumer, we should try to get more information from other channels about the product which we want to buy rather believe in everything what the advertisement conveys to us. And the reason why people brought a product which they don’t need is that they didn’t knew clearly what they need in that time. Thus they will find the useless of the product to them in the future.
To sum up, from what we have discussed above. I reinforce my stand point that advertisements will improve our lives.