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Essay Sample 36

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Comment on the following statement:

Public libraries are becoming less popular and they will soon disappear. 

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
—   explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position




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The question of public libraries has been discussed for a quite a long time. Some people say that they will disappear in the nearest future, whereas others do not agree. They believe that libraries will exist forever.

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In my opinion public libraries will cease their existence in the near future. First of all, people read printed books less nowadays and they are being substituted by  iBooks quickly. For example, if a person can read everything from home in digital form there is no need to go to a library. Secondly, to keep books in a digital form is more useful since they take much less spaceFor instance, one iBook can contain 1000 or even more printed books.

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At the same time there are people who claim that libraries will be used for a long time. Going to a library is more than just to go to read a book or search for some new information, it is a chance to communicate with those who like the atmosphere for such places.

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I do not agree with the opinion mentioned above. Social nets and coffee shops have almost substituted libraries. People prefer to learn things in the Internet at home or in a café where they have the same communication with like-minded people.

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In conclusion, I would like to say there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight libraries are a good place to visit, but in actual fact people almost do not go there nowadays. Thus, I strongly believe public libraries are becoming less popular and they will soon disappear.

Read by  Ann Dole