News stories on TV and in newspapers are very often accompanied by pictures. Some people say that these pictures are more effective than words. What is your opinion about this? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Pictures have always been a powerful medium of expression just as a pen. It is not uncommon to see pictures accompanying news stories on television and in newspapers. It is often
debatable
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debated
if images are comparatively more effective than words.
However
, in my opinion, pictures are undoubtedly more effective than texts.
This
essay will show the reasons for my perspective. To embark upon, images are an effective way of
expression
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expressing
as they tend to capture a
viewer
's attention.
This
is because
pictures
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the pictures
are believed to destroy monotonicity of texts in various forms of media.
Moreover
, they add spice to the dull texts which aids in retaining the
viewer
's interest. As per a recent survey conducted by Harvard university, 65 percent of newspaper readers read only the articles which are accompanied by images and skip the ones containing only
texts
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text
.
In addition
, pictures are effective over words because they have a characteristic to save time and effort of the reader or
viewer
.
This
is because when spectators look at any picture, they form a quick view of its subject in their subconscious minds. By simply looking at a picture, the
viewer
gets an idea of the subject matter without the need to go through the entire article in
newspaper
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a newspaper
or wait for the news reporter to tell the whole news.
For instance
, while seeing a picture of a fire brigade in front of a restaurant with fumes in a newspaper, it does not take more than a few
nano seconds
one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond
nanoseconds
to claim that the restaurant was on fire.
Hence
, images become more effective in terms of time saving. To conclude, pictures are indeed more effective than words due to the fact that they acquire the
viewers
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viewer's
interest and
also
save their time and effort.
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Include an introduction and conclusion

A conclusion is essential for IELTS writing task 2. It is more important than most people realise. You will be penalised for missing a conclusion in your IELTS essay.

The easiest paragraph to write in an essay is the conclusion paragraph. This is because the paragraph mostly contains information that has already been presented in the essay – it is just the repetition of some information written in the introduction paragraph and supporting paragraphs.

The conclusion paragraph only has 3 sentences:

  • Summary
  • Restatement of thesis
  • Prediction or recommendation

Example:

To summarize, a robotic teacher does not have the necessary disciple to properly give instructions to students and actually works to retard the ability of a student to comprehend new lessons. Therefore, it is clear that the idea of running a classroom completely by a machine cannot be supported. After thorough analysis on this subject, it is predicted that the adverse effects of the debate over technology-driven teaching will always be greater than the positive effects, and because of this, classroom teachers will never be substituted for technology.

Start your conclusion with a linking phrase. Here are some examples:

  • In conclusion
  • To conclude
  • To summarize
  • Finally
  • In a nutshell
  • In general

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