Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Task 2

Modern lifestyles are completely different from the way people lived in the past. Some people think the changes have been very positive, while others believe they have been negative.
Discuss both these points of view and give your own opinion.

255  words. 30 minutes.

Nowadays people’s lifestyle is quite different from it used to be. There are many opinions about this situation, many people think that now life is better, but others do not agree.

In the past, life was quieter, saver and relaxer. People had a wide chance to enjoy the family and friends without rush; o relationships were easier to maintain. Moreover, there were less pollution, and environment was in good fit.

On the other hand, we have lots of benefits, such as running water, electricity, as well as chance to travel around the world, and visit places that it would be impossible in the past. Additionally, living in rush has some good things, for example, we should learn to use good our time, and improve the ways to spend leisure moment, and family meetings.

 Nevertheless, I have only lived in the present, and I do not have the opportunity to compare ages. I would like to know a less stressed time; however, I cannot imagine life without Internet, running water, cars, iPads, hot water, electricity, airplanes, etc. That is why, in my point of view, those changes have been positives to us.

In conclusion, each age has its specifics advantages and disadvantages; but we only can know our time; we are   product of it, and we must enjoy it as much as we can. Past time was our history and root, but anymore. It is a waste of time to feel nostalgic for something that we never knew and we will never be able to live.

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