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With the development of technology, there have been a lot of changes to our life. Admittedly, some of these changes

TOEFL Essay Topic 81 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Technology has made the world a better place to live. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

Author: ANONYMOUS | Date: September 8, 2006 | Score: 5

With the development of technology, there have been a lot of changes to our life. Admittedly, some of these changes are bad, causing many environmental and social problems. However, most of these changes contribute to making our life more convenient, more comfortable and more wonderful. First ...

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Second, television is a convenient tool that is both visually stimulating and educational at the same time. Television also has a large variety of channels, so there is bound to be one that interests you. I never get bored flipping through the channels on my TV. Usually, I watch science programs or history documentaries. My favorite one is called Animal Planet. In this show the host explores the lives of different animals and their habitats. If I had to go to a bookstore or a library to find a book about the same topic, it would take me forever, because there are few books with pictures and information as interesting as what can be found on TV programs. It was only this past weekend that I ventured to the library to find a book on reptiles that would interest my 8-year-old son. Unfortunately, there was nothing I could find, so we had to go back home. That is why TV is more interesting for those who want to learn about different subjects.

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