Essay 120 – Now we can see films on our phones or tablets

GT Writing Task 2 / Essay Sample # 120

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Some people say that now we can see films on our phones or tablets and there is no need to go to the cinema. Others say that to be fully enjoyed, films need to be seen in a cinema.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


Model Answer:

Technology has completely changed the way audiences watch movies. People are now able to enjoy films on their smartphones or tablet PCs. Which is why many people argue that it is no longer necessary to go to the theatre to enjoy films. Yet, others opine that movies should be watched in a cinema hall to truly enjoy them. In this case, I will discuss both views, but I firmly believe that viewers can get a genuine thrill when they watch films in a theatre.

To commence with, many prefer watching movies on cell phones or tablet computers because watching a film on such devices is more convenient. People can watch a film on their device almost instantly and whenever they like with taking breaks at their discretion. Secondly, movie lovers have the freedom to get the movie they want in a movie app. Movie apps or streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, offer a myriad of films that can be watched through smartphones or tablets. Last but not least, watching movies on high-tech smartphones or tablets is more economical. For example, people do not need to buy tickets and take a taxi in order to watch a movie.

Many people, however, like to enjoy movies in a movie theatre. The ambience of the theatre creates a totally different experience. To put it another way, viewers can be distracted from their hectic life and they can submerge themselves in the movie, accordingly. For instance, I, and most of my friends, love going to the cinema hall so as to avoid the humdrum life. Moreover, movie theatres are equipped with hi-tech machines and sound systems so that audiences can enjoy the visual and sound effects to a great extent. Furthermore, movies are more enjoyable in a theatre due to its large screen.

In conclusion, while many like to enjoy watching movies on their personal gadgets, I think theatres are the best place to enjoy them to the fullest.

2 Comments to “Essay 120 – Now we can see films on our phones or tablets”

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