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Essay Sample 6

Вербицкая М.В.

Вербицкая М.В.

Comment on the following statement:

    Technical progress is always harmful for the environment.

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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Some people say that technical progress is always harmful for the environment whereas others say that there are new technologies that are not harmful at all.

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I think technical progress is not always harmful. First the newest technologies allow people to produce products without polluting the environment. Now cars have become much less harmful. We can see a lot of hybrids – cars that work partly on solar energy or electricity. Electromobiles are being spread more and more. We can also see ecological town are being built. The don’t pollute the environment at all.

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At the same time there are people who think that any technical progress is harmful. They see that the water is polluted. In a lot of countries people can’t drink tap water now. The air in big cities is very polluted as well. A lot of forests are being cut to maintain our goods production.

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In my opinion all these arguments have their point but as I said before, technology doesn’t stay. People realized its harmfulness a long time ago and have been working hard to make it as harmless as it possible.

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In conclusion, I’d like to say that technology has come a long way. It started moving in a different direction namely, it’s becoming more and more environmentally friendly. I believe it’s a positive trend and at some point our technology will be absolutely harmless.


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