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.
With the development of human society, people`s ability in many aspects improve a lot. No doubt, in nowdays the ability
With the development of human society, people`s ability in many aspects improve a lot. No doubt, in nowdays the ability to read and write is more important than in the past. My reasons are list as follows.
First of all, there are many jobs that require reading and writing abilities nowdays. It is very easy for one who can read and write to find a good job. But it is very difficult for a person who can not read and write, to find a satisfing job. Obviously, in today`s society, every company or industry needs knowledgable employees to work for them and make more profit for their company. Therefore, reading and writing is very important for everyone to survive in the socity.
Secondly, information plays an important role in today`s society. This is an representation of our advanced communication. And information spreads in many forms: newspaper, magazine, and internet. Again, this is a piece of cake for people who can read, and hard for those cannot read. Clearly it is not beneficial for those who can not read, because they will lose a lot of opportunities from information. In another word, those people lack the ability to communicate with others. This is very difficult for them to stand on the stage of twenty first century.
Lastly, it is also very difficult for those who can not read and write to make friends. As we all know, friends can make things easier. However, no one likes to make friends with non-knowledgable people since it is impossible for them to have same hobby or same idea on things, and they can not even write to each other. As we can see now that knowledge of read and write can cut off all communication among people.
In conclusion, the ability to read and write is very important today. Otherwise it is very hard for you to do anything: finding jobs, knowing information, and even making friends.
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