Band 7.5 IELTS essay sample | Traditional Reading is better than the digital reading. Do you agree or disagree?

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Traditional Reading is better than the digital reading. Do you agree or disagree?

Band 7.5 IELTS essay sample

Physical books / hard copies of books are considered better than soft copies like eBooks. Although reading books on-line is widely practised and has gained much popularity over the past few decades, I believe that traditional reading will always be a better option. There are many advantages to it and this essay will attempt to outline a few of them.

To start with, reading on a digital device incessantly can have an adverse impact on our health especially on our eyes. The continuous glare on the monitor or screen causes eye problems. This is one of the most common issues faced by today’s generation. On the other hand, reading a physical book does not cause much harm to our eyes as it does not expose us to any radiations.

In addition, traveling with a book is always convenient and handy too. By contrast, carrying a laptop or eBook reader can be inconvenient and may cause discomfort at times. Moreover, these electronic devices are dependent on access to the electricity and internet connectivity, whereas physical books can be read any time. Also for some people/individuals, possessing a very famous or rare book is a matter of prestige. An electronic reading device or eBook can never offer that satisfaction. Also, it is not possible to digitalize all kinds of books, especially the ancient manuscripts. Besides, it is quite difficult to find e-books in local languages. Also, it is not possible to convert books written in rare languages into a digitized form.

In conclusion, we can say that reading books in the traditional way is a better choice than reading e-books as it is does not pose any threats to our eyes and is available in local languages and can easily be carried anywhere.

Manjusha Nambiar

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