- For Teachers
Topic: Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic:
Some people believe that computers are more a hindrance than a help in today's world. Others feel that they are such indispensable tools that they would not be able to live or work without them.
· In what ways are computers a hindrance?
· What’s your opinion?
Use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and with relevant evidence.
As many people are now keen on computer, they may be annoyed if we ask them to turn it off. But they hardly realize that computer is more a hindrance than a help in today’s world. This I will support my opinion.
It is argued that computer is an indispensable tool. The computer is now popularly used in business, education and entertainment as a source of information and communication. Office workers can enhance their productivity by using computer. Students often find educational computer programmes more stimulating than other forms of teaching. So without computer, some people cannot imagine what would happen to their lives.
Despite its advantages, computer is blamed for many inconveniences it causes to people. First, it has stolen the time needed for people to communicate with their family and friends. For sitting in front of computers’ screens for a long time, people hardly take time to talk with their relatives or go out with their friends. Moreover, some people are also aware of adverse effects to heath that are caused by computers. For instance, overuse of the computer may lead to cervical spine degenerative disease, eye strain, and prolong UV exposure from the computer screen. In addition, computer is especially harmful to children. Kids who spend many hours playing games may neglect their study, which results in their poor school performance. For those possible negative effects of computers, many people feel it is serious enough to consider them as a hindrance.
In conclusion, computers cause lots of harms. We need to command computers, not let them order us.