Many people use social media every day to get in touch with other people and know about news events. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
It is very common to see people, be they youngsters or seniors, browsing social media platforms, such as TikTok and Facebook, to keep contact with others and get themselves well-informed. Personally, I deem this commonplace advantageous.
比较老生常谈的社交媒体类话题。审题时需注意：and连接，因此考生需覆盖到社交媒体对两方面的影响：与人联系 & 获取信息。只点到其一就是偏题。
Modern media provides its users with easier access to both their beloved ones and strangers by overcoming the geographic distance. <利用从句，点出反方观点的同时就反驳掉> Those who harbour prejudice toward social media and regard it as the factor of undermining face-to-face interaction are actually old-fashioned and even out of touch, since they picture the scenes decades ago when friends and family members contacted with each other by merely typing and receiving messages on a cold screen instead of talking face to face. In fact, things have changed with technologies booming unprecedentedly. Social media nowadays has made it possible for users to chat with each other in this virtual world just like the way they communicate in reality. In other words, it is through modern media that people are able to keep in touch by either video-chatting or uploading photos especially during the outbreak of pandemics.
Ø harbour vt. 持有，怀有
Ø undermine vt. 逐渐削弱[损害]
Ø out of touch 脱节，孤陋寡闻
Ø picture vt. 想象
Ø boom vi. 繁荣，迅速发展
As to news sources, social media also has an edge over traditional forms like newspapers. <先让一小步> Admittedly, compared with news shown on social media, which may be fabricated, the stories reported on newspapers are rather authentic, since the strict censorship requires editors to be certain about minute details. Social media users may be misled by some idle gossips, and even worse, accelerate the speed of spreading such fake news via modern platforms. <反驳> However, this can in effect be prevented as long as readers foster the ability to seek authoritative sources and to distinguish the information they have acquired. Moreover, taking full advantage of news events’ travelling fast on social media, readers and viewers can get informed via palm-sized gadgets within a few hours or even minutes rather than wait at least half a day until newspapers are printed.
Ø have an edge over sth. 比…更有优势
Ø fabricate vt. 编造，捏造
Ø authentic adj. 权威的
Ø censorship n. 审查
Ø minute adj. 细小的
Ø idle gossip 无中生有的小道消息
Ø palm-sized gadgets 巴掌大小的小器具
In a nutshell, the downsides of social media pale into insignificance when set against its upsides.
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