TOEFL Essay Topic 82 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Advertising can tell you a lot about a country. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Author: ANONYMOUS | Date: September 8, 2006 | Score: 5
Nowadays, innumerous advertising can be seen everywhere: newspapers, magazines, Internet, radio, television etc. Some people think that advertising can tell us a lot about a country, others do not. However, from my point of view, I believe that advertising really can reflect some aspects of a cou...
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Advertisement is nothing but a notice which recommends regarding a particular thing. In this technological world it is the best medium to make people aware of a lot of things. Advertising is done on lot of subjects and it has been a productive effort of the companies to create and air the advertisements in such a manner, as 4 out of 5 people are aware of the product. Many forms of advertisements like pamphlets, audios or visual representations. These are the major benefits is as any person whether literate or illiterate is able to decode those. To know regarding any particular thing advertisements are done and companies do advertise so that they get benefited more than their competitors and stay up in the market.
One of the categories of advertising is regarding a particular country which makes people aware of different things in that country and globally the country can be recognized. it is observed that there are tourism advertisements of a country or any special product that has been manufactured in a country marking its unique feature. due to such advertisements people get to know the hotspots of the country and tend to do as the advertisements say. For example if the advertisement is regarding tourism it might occur that people will try to visit the places. As India is a land of spices advertising them can increase their export and economy of the country can get be boosted.
On the other hand, advertisements are generally used to show a positive side of a thing rather than any minor disadvantages. As it’s the human tendency which thinks regarding flaws first, and if they are mentioned in the advertisements then the purpose of the advertisement cannot be fullfiled. So saying advertisements tells a lot about any country totally can be easily flawed. But there are advertisements which are beneficial for the human beings and to the country and do share important information.
Hence advertising is a beneficial task but it does not tell a lot about the country as the darker side is not shown in it. Yes it gives a brief information which is most of the times beneficial and sufficient as far as the people are considered and the advertiser is benefited without any harm to the population.