Thursday, 1 September 2016

B2 Certification/ CAE: Essay on computers Sample 2016

Submitted by Miriam Ortega 
# of words: 180

Task
We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. They are used in businesses, hospitals, crime detection and even to fly planes. What things will they be used for in future? Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits? Write an essay of about 180 words.


Computers, friends or foes?


As everybody knows, the computer is one of the best inventions of the 21st century. We use it for almost everything and we cannot imagine our modern world without it. However, in my opinion, we should consider all the risks related to this technology, in order to do a responsible use of it.


Computers and gadgets are updating constantly, and they are certainly powerful tools we can use to create a better future. Think about, for example, on how scientist are using green new technologies to help reduce global warming, or the appliance of the recent 3D printing technology to medicine. How incredible is it, that doctors may actually be able to create new human organs when they are needed.

On the other hand, it may be the case that we become too dependent on computers and technologies. There are studies which confirm that teenages spend more time on Skype and social media than they spend having conversations with their parents. Moreover, people who play on-line games report not to have enough time to spend time with their friends or their family.


All in all, I am of the opinion that computers are  extraordinary instruments that we must learn to use wisely.