Saturday, 13 April 2013

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 2)

The camera has changed the way we look at the world and the way that we celebrate special occasions. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Many people have access to a digital camera nowadays. There are also many different ways to take a picture. We can use a mobile phone, a tablet and other portable devices. It is no longer necessary to develop film either. We can save, print or upload photographs on the internet for everyone to see.

With the use of a camera we are able to capture every moment and we can use this method for looking at the world rather than the naked eye. When we celebrate a special event like a wedding, graduation party or the birth of a child, there is usually more than one camera present.

This is not always a positive development. People are under pressure to show that they are having a good time and capturing a moment with a camera is a way to prove this. The people taking part in a celebration behave like actors posing for the camera. In addition, a photograph represents a small moment rather than a whole event. On the other hand, a camera can capture an important personal moment that we can remember when we look at the photo again.

The camera has become a crucial accessory accompanying every type of special event. We now tend to freeze a moment and look at it through a camera lens. Although people who are camera shy do not appreciate their photo being taken, photos help us to re-live a special occasion.

Question taken from Grammar for IELTS p.187

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