IELTS Exercise – Writing Task 2

This task is taken from from the Alfalink platform.

Write about the following topic. 

The Smartphone of the last 10 years. Without it, our lives would be completely different. 

To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. 


In the last 10 years, the Smartphone is probably the most significant invention we have ever experienced. It brought changes in our lives and made our life completely different. I agree to this opinion that the Smartphone makes our life easier. However, it can cause some negative effects, like health problem and addiction.

The existence of the Smartphone brings convenience in our daily life. Nowadays we can work and learn from home just by using it. The meeting can be done through video conference in many platforms that are available on the internet. We can also upload the assignment based on the schedule given by the teacher through the Smartphone. Next, online shopping is one of the breakthroughs in this era. Without going outside, we can search and buy our needs just by sitting in our couch at home. We can do it while watching movies or listening to our favorite songs. A very good way to entertain ourselves.

Nevertheless, the Smartphone has negative side. People must deal with the health problem caused by the intense usage of the Smartphone. Because we tend to sit for so long, it may lead to obesity. It also influences our nervous system and even lead to cancer. Beside that, it causes addiction, especially for those who like to play games. Among teenagers, the Smartphone can make depression and decreased attention because of the high access of social media.

In conclusion, the Smartphone is a very important invention in my opinion. It gives joy and makes our life easier. However, with the obstructive effect, such as health and mental disorder, we must really consider about its usage. Do not use it excessively, take some time to do exercise, and give attention to the real people in our life.

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