Advantages and disadvantages
A: access a lot of information, do some jobs very quickly, communicate very quickly, word processors make it easier to write letters and reports, and to do work for school, make learning more exciting, large amount of information can be stored.
D: get viruses, can be full of violence, which is harmful, become old-fashioned very fast and need to be replaced, software often has bugs and sometimes computers crash destroying all work.
Should teenagers be sent to prison:
A: locking young people up is the experience which will be unpleasant for them and they will hopefully learn their lesson, they have a chance to learn new skills, imprisonment keeps them off the stress and stops from committing new crimes.
D: they are forced to socialize with professional criminals who have a negative influence on them, they may become more aggressive and learn how to commit even more serious crimes, may get addicted to drugs and are likely to become more difficult as they are taken away from their families.
More sport at school?
A: promotes co-operation and team spirit which is very useful in a person’s future and communication, exercises help relieve the stress and frustration, it can decrease the chance of having heart attack and other illnesses in later life.
D: it is a waste of valuable learning time, exercising can be quite painful.
A: it is convenient, leaving people with more time to concentrate on more important things, services are quick and efficient and one is able to eat one’s meal with a minimum of fuss, it is quite cheap compared to the restaurants.
D: is not particularly healthy, can be rather expensive compared to cooking at home, it has compared to a breakdown in society because of the fact that it is discourages people from sitting down to eat a home-cooked meal with family members.
A: visitors spend a lot of money this benefits local economy, more employment opportunities for local people.
D: increased demands on water supplies and higher levels of waste production can cause environmental problems, creates noise pollution from night clubs and traffic jams.
A: Cheaper than staying in hotel, more freedom of choice where to stay, escape from stress.