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The main purpose of public libraries is to provide books, and they shouldn’t waste their limited resources and space on providing expensive hi – tech media such as computer software, videos and DVDs. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? In a traditional sense, libraries are places with a large collection of books. However, the digital age has given today’s libraries new means of storing and retrieving information on media other than the printed pages. CD – ROMs, videos and DVDs are widely used in public libraries, and they serve both the libraries and the readers. Opponents of high – tech library would argue that multimedia facilities are expensive. This may be true to some extent because a DVD player is often more expensive than a bookshelf. However, with immense storage capacity, these new high – tech media can actually save the most valuable resource – space. A computer disc 12 cm in diameter can store a whole encyclopedia Britannica which, in printed volumes, would occupy a complete shelf section. Furthermore, magnetic and digital media can store information much longer than traditional means. It takes great care to protect books from moisture, fire or human damage, and a book in a library serves readers for only a few hundred years. However, digital files, easily duplicated and restored, can perhaps last forever. Finally, visiting a library with multiple media access is much more interesting. Multi – media resources offer readers a dynamic combination of images, sounds and videos. A reader can actually hear Martin Luther King crying out “I have a dream”, or roam about the world with an interactive atlas. Cách diễn đạt sự nhượng bộ This may be true to some extent … However … Chúng ta có thể sử dụng cách diễn đạt nói trên để trình bày lập luận trong bài văn nghị luận, nghĩa là trước tiên mình thừa nhận 1 quan điểm nào đó và sau đó đưa ra quan điểm của riêng mình để phản bác. Thừa nhận quan điểm đang xem xét ở chừng mực nhất định là 1 cách rất hiệu quả giúp chúng ta trình bày suy nghĩ 1 cách toàn diện và có sức thuyết phục hơn. Hãy xem cách diễn đạt sự nhượng bộ trong bài mẫu: Opponents of high – tech library would argue that multimedia facilities are expensive. This may be true to some extent because a DVD player is often more expensive than a bookshelf. However, with immense storage capacity, these new high – tech media can actually save the most valuable resource – space. A computer disc 12 cm in diameter can store a whole encyclopedia

Britannica which, in printed volumes, would occupy a complete shelf section. Trong đó, phần được trình bày trước This may be true to some extent là phần thừa nhận quan điểm mà chúng ta đang xem xét, phần sau từ however là phần đưa ra quan điểm của bản thân để phản bác. Dưới đây là đoạn văn sử dụng cách diễn đạt nói trên: It is sometimes said that multinational companies and globalization are making societies more open. This may be true to some extent. However, I would argue that as a result the human race is losing its cultural diversity.