IELTS Writing: The pros and cons of mobile phones

There are social, medical and technical problems associated with the use of mobile phones. What forms do they take? Do you agree that the problems outweigh the benefits of the mobile phone?

Nowadays, the increasing popularity of mobile phones seem to be an unstoppable trend. However, whether the social, medical and technical dilemmas it causes will outweigh the benefits remains a controversial issue. My view is that despite the detrimental aspects, we can not just discard the little tiny tools.

First, it is obvious that the mobile phones have tremendously promoted and facilitated our communications, bridging the gap between people no matter how far away they are separate from each other. With mobile phones, businessmen can negotiate without bothering travelling long distance to meet; parents can know where their kids are at any time. If we do not have the devices, communication would definitely pose a significant obstacle to our social development.

Moreover, integrated with the cutting-edge Internet technologies, the mobile phones can be treated as little computers in people’s pockets. After installing varied apps, it can help navigate the route when driving, interact with friends with text, images and videos, and even act as an office assistant dealing with emails and office documents – the list is endless. Therefore, the mobile phones have become an integral part of our life.

That is not to say that we could disregard the negative aspects. It has been reported that some heart diseases, indulging in virtual world, invading the individual’s privacy are caused by overuse of phones. But any way, to be honest, all powerful technologies should be harnessed strictly under regulations.

In sum, mobile phones are just indispensable to our daily life; meanwhile, though the pros clearly outweigh the cons, the problems should be handled by efforts. Only by doing so can wen ensure that we can utilise the devices smartly, making our society more convenient and interesting.

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