TOEFL Essay Topic 163 - Is the ability to read and write more important today than in the past? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Author: ANONYMOUS | Date: September 8, 2006 | Score: 5
For ages, reading and writing has been vital aids to the intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of mankind. But with rapid changes in the society and scientific advancement of human race over the decades, the necessity and importance of reading and writing has increased remarkably. Several ...
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It is widely accepted that there are great depth gap between people who live in developing countries and those of developed countries.
And this difference is related to income or wealth, people who can read letter and write down them have more opportunities than men who cannot.
I firmly believe that reading and writing is more necessary ability for people in the world,I explicate the outstanding reasons to support my idea.
The reason come to mind at first is that we are also needed the ability to use several languages. Those days , we had to learn about language to enjoy a good education and get a better job. And nowadays, globalization have been occurred and getting a good job is more competitive than in the past. So we have to read and write down our national language as a matter of course, and also foreign language.
Another equally noteworthy point is that most of job become more difficult than before. For example, 1000 years ago in Japan there are very few people who understand letter of their native language because most people are farmer or samurai.
Farmer just cultivated and raised their house stock and samurai just protected their boss by using sword. So it is not necessary to read or write something for their job.
However now, even if farmer have to read or write down something like a contracts with companies which sell vegetables.
The last but not least is that the internet is more developed.
Now, most of us use gadgets and through it, we use the internet.
So, we have much more times to see sentence and write down it on a blog or social networking service like Facebook or Twitter.
So we need to use letter more frequently.
To sum up, if one were to take a cursory look at my reasons, one would reach the conclusion that reading and writing is the more important talent for these days.