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Advantage Disadvantage Essay Model Answer

These days many people choose to live or work in other countries, which has been made possible because of the
convenience of air travel and modern communications. I believe that this has more benefits than drawbacks.

The disadvantage of this development is the distance that is put between family members. If a person moves away it
is true that air travel and devices such as skype mean that communication and contact can be maintained. However, it
is likely that a person will only be able to return one or two times a year during holidays, and speaking on skype or via
email is not the same as face-to-face contact.

Despite this, there are significant advantages it can bring to people’s lives. Firstly, it means that people have the
opportunity to see other parts of the world and the way people live. For example, people from the West often go to
work in Asia or the Middle East and visa-versa. This enriches many people’s lives as they get to learn about other
languages, traditions, cultures and different ways of working from their own country.

In addition to this, on a wider level it may also benefit other countries. If someone moves abroad for work, it is usually
because their skill is required there. To illustrate, nurses and Doctors often move to work in hospitals in other
countries when there is a shortage, so this is very valuable to the place they move to.

I would therefore argue that although there are disadvantages of the current trend to live and work abroad, they are
outweighed by the advantages. It can enrich people’s lives and lives of the people in the countries that they move to.

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As you can see in the essay, the writer believes there are more benefits so the essay is biased towards this opinion,
giving more advantages than disadvantages.

The opinion is very clear, and repeated in the conclusion, and the body of the essay reflects this opinion so there will
be no confusion when someone reads it.

Other Ways to Answer the Question

This is not to suggest that this method is the only way to answer this type of question. There could be other ways.

For example, some people advise to write two body paragraphs - one on the advantages and another on the
disadvantages, then in the conclusion state which one outweighs the other.

You can do this, but it can look at bit odd if you write about them equally, but then say there are more of one than the
other! A conclusion can be cleverly worded to make this work, but that is a high level skill that many candidates do not

You could write only about the advantages or only about disadvantages and argue that one vastly outweights the
other. However, the fact that the question uses 'outweigh' or 'more' is suggesting that there are both benefits and

The benefit of organising your advantage disadvantage essay as illustrated in this lesson is that by looking at both
sides, you will have more ideas to brainstorm. And importantly, your opinion is clearand this is reflected in the
essay, which is balanced to reflect and support your opinion.

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Now you can have a practice.

Try to answer this advantage disadvantage essay question:

More and more students are choosing to study at colleges and universities in foreign countries.
Do the benefits of studying abroad outweigh the drawbacks?

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Model essay

There are a number of advantages to using mobile phones. In this essay I will discuss both the advantages and the
disadvantages and give my opinion. An argument in favour of using mobile phones is that you can contact anyone at
any time. A common example of this is when you are going to be late and you can tell people about it so they are not
kept waiting. Another positive aspect is that we are all better informed as we can check the internet whenever we
want. On the other hand, there are various drawbacks of using mobile phones. One is that people can no longer have
so much privacy, so, they may be busy with something important but their phone rings and disturbs everybody. A
further objection is that people use them so much they become addicted, this is a problem. In conclusion, there are
both advantages and disadvantages to using mobile phones. In my opinion the advantages outweigh the
disadvantages and they are absolutely vital for our lives today, we simply could not live without them.
Modern technology: advantages and disadvantages
Today, technology is very important because it is used for almost everything and like everything, technology has
advantages and disadvantages

The invention of the computer was a very important point. Communication is thus enhanced, and companies can
communicate more easily with foreign countries. Research is also simplified

In the world today, people cannot live without technologies such as televisions, mobile phones, computers and others.

These technologies have slowly taken an essential part in people’s day-to-day lives and being without them would be
unimaginable for some of us.

To understand technology, one must know what it provides in terms of advantages, but also disadvantages.

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Advantages of technology

First, the evolution of technology is beneficial to humans for several reasons. At the medical level, technology can help
treat more sick people and consequently save many lives and combat very harmful viruses and bacteria.

The invention of the computer was a very important point. Communication is thus enhanced, and companies can
communicate more easily with foreign countries. Research is also simplified.

For companies, progress in implementing strategic technology trends is helping them save time and therefore, money.
Exchanges are faster especially with the internet. Sales and purchases are now facilitated and possible worldwide.
This allows businesses to buy raw materials with discounts or at reduced prices. Similarly, global tourism has grown.

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Technology has also increased the productivity of almost every industry in the world. Thanks to technology, we can
even pay with bitcoins instead of using banks. The digital coin has been such a game changing factor, that many
realised that this is the right time to open a bitcoin demo account.
When observed more closely, new things are discovered every day. Let’s take for instance when radio waves were
discovered, radio broadcasts followed suit almost immediately. The same applies to the television and electricity. If no
one had discovered that electricity could be generated, then the entertainment industry wouldn’t be at it’s current
stage of development.

Technology improves daily lives; allowing to move physical storage units to virtual storage banks and more. Scientists
of the time are also able to send astronauts to the moon thanks to technology.

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In the modern industrial world, machines carry out most of the agricultural and industrial work and as a result, workers
produce much more goods than a century ago and work less. They have more time to exercise and work in safer

Disadvantages and risks of technology

On the other hand, the evolution of modern technology has disadvantages, for example, dependence on new
technology. Man no longer needs to think. Even if the calculator is a good invention, man no longer makes mental
calculation and no longer works his memory. The decline of human capital implies an increase in unemployment. In
some areas, devices can replace the human mind.

The use of technology certainly needs rule and new laws. For example internet use is an individual freedom. However,
the invention of the atomic bomb cannot be an individual freedom. In fact, regulations are difficult to implement when
these technologies are introduced – such as regulation surrounding the impending arrival of autonomous vehicles.

Finally, as most technological discoveries aim to reduce human effort, it would imply that more work is done by
machines. This equates to less work for people: the human is becoming ever so obsolete by the day, as processes
become automated and jobs are made redundant.

The negative impact of the influence of technology on children should not be underestimated as well.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of playing computer game


The advent of computers has changed the way humans work, play and interact with each other. They dominate our
personal and professional lives. Though computers have influenced learning style for children, they have also shaped
their playing behavior through video games. However, this trend has numerous advantages and disadvantages
associated with it.

Body Paragraph 1: (Discuss advantages)

One of the main advantages of research has proven that video games are not only a source of much-needed
entertainment for students but also stimulate their brains for better learning. There are several games that educate
kids on various topics such as geography, history, literature, and science. For instance, Hangaroo is a word game that
stimulates children’s minds to create words in an interesting way. Similarly, Age of Empires educates children on
various kingdoms of the past, their revenue system, and military technology. (77 words)

Body Paragraph 2 & 3: (Discuss disadvantages)

On the other hand, disadvantages of video games cannot be overlooked. These are an engaging source of
entertainment that involve little physical activity. Consequently, children often become lethargic and wimps leading to
various bodily ailments, particularly heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure and weak eyesight. Moreover, students
are so hooked to these games that they sometimes refuse to complete their homework and do not take crucial home
responsibilities. Thus, they not only lose interest in education, compromising their career eventually but also fail to
support a family as adults.
Researchers have found that some games have an extremely negative psychological impact on tender minds of
students. These games often involve scenes of sex, violence, theft, and blood that adversely transform a child’s mind.
Games such as Grand Theft Auto fall into this category. (129 words)

Body Paragraph 4: (Minimising Bad Effects and Conclusion)

In my opinión, the negative impacts of video games can be minimized and their positive influence can be optimized by
proper parental guidance. Parents, above all, should restrict a child’s access to computer games. They should not
only select appropriate games, which contain no violence, for their kids but also limit the duration of which they play
these games. Game developers should also take responsibility for progeny by making games that positively shape
kids’ behavior while entertaining them. (75 words)

La llegada de las computadoras ha cambiado la forma en que los humanos trabajan, juegan e interactúan entre sí.
Dominan nuestras vidas personales y profesionales. Aunque las computadoras han influido en el estilo de
aprendizaje de los niños, también han moldeado su comportamiento de juego a través de los videojuegos. Sin
embargo, esta tendencia tiene numerosas ventajas y desventajas asociadas.

Una de las principales ventajas de la investigación ha demostrado que los videojuegos no solo son una fuente de

entretenimiento muy necesaria para los estudiantes, sino que también estimulan sus cerebros para un mejor

aprendizaje. Hay varios juegos que educan a los niños sobre diversos temas, como geografía, historia, literatura y

ciencias. Por ejemplo, Hangaroo es un juego de palabras que estimula las mentes de los niños para crear palabras

de una manera interesante. Del mismo modo, Age of Empires educa a los niños sobre varios reinos del pasado, su

sistema de ingresos y tecnología militar.

Por otro lado, las desventajas de los videojuegos no pueden pasarse por alto. Estas son una atractiva fuente de

entretenimiento que implica poca actividad física. En consecuencia, los niños a menudo se vuelven letárgicos y se

debilitan, lo que lleva a diversas dolencias corporales, particularmente enfermedades cardíacas, diabetes, presión

arterial y visión débil. Además, los estudiantes están tan enganchados a estos juegos que a veces se niegan a

completar su tarea y no asumen responsabilidades cruciales en el hogar. Por lo tanto, no solo pierden interés en la

educación, comprometiendo su carrera eventualmente, sino que también dejan de mantener a una familia como


Los investigadores han descubierto que algunos juegos tienen un impacto psicológico extremadamente negativo en

las mentes tiernas de los estudiantes. Estos juegos a menudo involucran escenas de sexo, violencia, robo y sangre

que transforman negativamente la mente de un niño. Juegos como Grand Theft Auto entran en esta categoría.

En mi opinión, los impactos negativos de los videojuegos se pueden minimizar y su influencia positiva se puede

optimizar con la orientación adecuada de los padres. Los padres, sobre todo, deben restringir el acceso de un niño a

los juegos de computadora. No solo deben seleccionar juegos apropiados, que no contengan violencia, para sus

hijos, sino que también deben limitar la duración de los juegos. Los desarrolladores de juegos también deben asumir
la responsabilidad de la progenie creando juegos que moldeen positivamente el comportamiento de los niños

mientras los entretienen.