Question: Internet technology means people do not need to travel to foreign countries to understand how others live. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
With advances in Internet technology, people can now explore other customs and cultures and their living at their fingertips without ever visiting the place. Although the Internet has contributed to increasing our awareness of other civilizations, I do not think it can replace our authentic travel experiences.
The widespread popularity of the Internet certainly allows us to understand other cultures and customs. Now, people can have access to a world of information about different countries and their cultures with just one click through many travel websites. These sites have provided them with lots of information about how locals live in most countries through pictures or videos. Internet technology has evolved in the ways that make it easier for users to envision foreign life and culture. Consequently, many people can learn and understand how others are living in the world through online platforms.
Despite some of the advantages of the Internet, I believe that it is much better to explore other cultures and their ways of life directly. Most of the information on the internet is about the bright side of a country and many aspects are hidden for promotional purposes. Therefore, what people learn from the lives of other countries seems to be narrow, and just the tip of the iceberg. On the contrary, visiting other exotic destinations individually not only helps people understand how locals work, live, or enjoy life, also understand their surroundings that are not always depicted on the Internet. Needless to say, virtual travel is almost impossible to substitute real local experiences.
In conclusion, although people can now learn about and perceive the customs of other countries and their living habits through the use of the Cyberspace, exploring the world in person on how others are living will be more intriguing and authentic.
Body 1: allows us to understand other cultures and customs – access to a world of information just one click through many travel websites – pictures or videos – envision foreign life and culture
Body 2: about the bright side of a country – hidden for promotional purposes – narrow, and just the tip of the iceberg – visiting other exotic destinations individually not only helps people understand how locals work, live, or enjoy life, also understand their surroundings
– At their fingertips: trong tầm tay
– Civilizations : Văn minh
– Authentic: chân thực
– The widespread popularity: sự phổ biến rộng rãi
– Evolved: Phát triển
– Envision: tưởng tượng
– Online platforms: nền tảng trực tuyến
– Promotional purposes: mục đích quảng cáo
– Narrow: hẹp
– The tip of the iceberg: bề nổi của tảng băng
– Exotic: nước ngoài
– Surroundings: xung quanh
– Substitute: thay thế
– Perceive: nhận thức
– Living habits: thói quen sống
– Cyberspace: internet
– In person: trực tiếp
– Intriguing: sinh động