- 2018-05-2514:15 来源：小站整理作者：小站雅思编辑
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2018-05-25的雅思考试已经结束，为大家带来本场雅思写作真题：In modern world, it’s possible to shop, work and communicate with people via the Internet and without any face-to-face contact with others.To what extent is this a positive or negative development?在现代社会，不需要面对面交流就能完成购物，工作和沟通，在某种程度你是同意或是不同意？
本题属于科技类话题。该题也是科技类话题的经典例题之一，讨论科技与人们日常生活和工作的关系。考生在思考论点时可以围绕题目中给出的 “shop”, “work” 和“communication” 这几个层面入手;此外，论点偏向好处更好写一些。
paragraph 1 :结合时代背景引入话题且表明自己的观点。
paragraph 2: 论述远程办公和交流的好处。(1.节约员工的时间;2.扩大朋友圈和缓解相思之苦)
paragraph 3: 论述网络购物的好处。(1. 快速便捷 2. 更多购物选择)
paragraph 4: 论述缺乏面对面接触的坏处。(1.缺乏现实交际技能)
Paragraph 5: 总结上文论点，强调自己的观点。
In such a digital age, which features the wide available of internet to individuals, users are able to deal with a bunch of daily tasks online, ranging from doing shopping, arranging and completing working projects as well as interacting with strangers and friends. In my view, this tendency is largely beneficial for people’s work and life.
To commence with, it is conceivable that telecommuting saves time for employees. Without spending time on the way to and from work, office workers have more disposable time and the flexible schedule, in which case, they could work the hours they wished and have a better rest. In addition, online communication enlarges the circle of friends. More specifically, social networking websites is deemed as an effective way to make connections with people with similar interests and goals. What’s more, long distance communication relieves couples or families from lovesickness and homesickness. Even though living thousands of miles away from hometown, they can stare at the faces of their beloved and listen to their voice.
In terms of online shopping, it has been thought as the indispensable part of modern life due to its convenience. Instead of going to malls, the only thing consumers have to do is viewing the high-definition pictures and click the button of payment, the commodities they choose would be delivered at home in several days or appointed time. This is especially useful for people working on a tight schedule or in times of inclement weather. Undeniably, customers can purchase goods all over the world; in consequence, there is no need for them to travel to foreign countries for some fancy dresses or handbags.
On the flip side, a lack of face-to-face contact does generate harmful effects, among which the most obvious is that the loss of interpersonal skills in reality. In fact, body language such as eye contact and gestures, and social psychology laid emphasis on in real way are invalid and ignored in virtual world, making people incompetent and unskilled in face-to-face situations.
In conclusion, although the dimension of communication would be diminished, I strongly contend that the increasing popularity of communication via internet benefits people from all walks of life.