IELTS Writing Task 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Advertising discourages people from being different individuals by making us want
to be and to look the same.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Advertising is a creative industry and a key part of modern business notwithstanding,
some people argue that advertising influences the personal features of a man by
standardizing a model that everyone wants to become; thus, there is no difference
among individuals in society. I strongly disagree with this statement for some reasons
Firstly, different person has totally different tastes about one style, trend, or
item. Therefore, one fashion trend may be encouraged but in one look, there could
be several versions. For example, short hair is a trend in many fashion magazines
but still, a woman can choose different styles such as black short hair, red curly
one, or straight bob hair. The private characteristics of a person make the same
trend specially and individuals choose the suitable style to reflect himself.
Secondly, advertisement accesses customer directly so that it brings everyone more
choices. Without advertising we would have less choice by lacking information of
the products. It is common that every line of a product has its own advertisement
to bring it quickly to customers. For one item such as a watch, Casio which is a
watch company has several advertisements for G-shock model for sporty people, dedication
leather style for ladies and so on. Another example for sport shoes, people can
decide which shoes fit them by watching advertisements of Nike, Skechers, New Balance.
To sum up, despite there exist some opinions about the identical effect of advertising
on personal appearance of a man, I strongly believe that advertising could not make
the difference of individuals disappear. In contrast, it brings human more choices
and boosts various styles of a man.