Topic: Today the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of the society in which they are sold.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Some people argue that in our society, the sales of products are attributed to advertisements rather than to the demand from consumers. In my opinion, the total goods consumption can be viewed as the reflection of powerful advertising.

Firstly, every company needs a method with which they can promote their products, which in most cases, that method is advertising. Advertisements help to bridge the gap between producers and consumers. They simply inform buyers and potential buyers about the product and its outstanding features, thus increase the sales of said product. Secondly, not only can advertising give people more choice, it also helps them to make insightful comparisons of products. Thirdly, as advertising is a creative and developing industry, it creates many well-paid jobs. Without advertising, a lot of people would be unemployed, thus decreases the sales of popular consumer goods on the market.

Furthermore, it is evident that nowadays, advertisements are shown on various media platforms from TV, Internet to radio, newspapers. As a result of this, many people buy products based on their frequent appearance on the media instead of the buyers’ actual need. Also, some advertisements feature well-beloved celebrities as well as promote a glamorous lifestyle to persuade people to buy product. Because of that, consumers are led to believe that buying such product would make them as successful and happy as their idol. For example, in Chanel’s latest fragrance commercial, which starred the famous actress Keira Knightley as a boisterous guest in a fancy party in Paris, has attracted a lot of attention, thus boosted the sales of the product.

In conclusion, in my personal view, in today’s society, advertising has a big impact on the overall sales of common consumer goods.

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Topic: Today the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of the society in which they are sold. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people argue that in our society, the sales of products are attributed to advertisements rather than to the demand from consumers. In my opinion, the total goods’ consumption can be viewed as the reflection of powerful advertising.

Firstly, every company needs a method with which they can promote their products, which in most cases, that method is advertising. Advertisements help to bridge the gap between producers and consumers. They simply inform buyers and potential buyers about the product and its outstanding features, thus increase the sales of said product. Secondly, not only can advertising give people more choice, it also helps them to make insightful comparisons of products. Thirdly, as advertising is a creative and developing industry, it creates many well-paid jobs. Without advertising, a lot of people would be unemployed, thus decreases the sales of popular consumer goods on the market.

Furthermore, it is evident that nowadays, advertisements are shown on various media platforms from TV, Internet to radio, newspapers. As a result of this, many people buy products based on their frequent appearance on the media instead of the buyers’ actual need. Also, some advertisements feature well-beloved celebrities as well as promote a glamorous lifestyle to persuade people to buy product. Because of that, consumers are led to believe that buying such product would make them as successful and happy as their idol. For example, in Chanel’s latest fragrance commercial, which starred the famous actress Keira Knightley as a boisterous guest in a fancy party in Paris, has attracted a lot of attention, thus boosted the sales of the product.

In conclusion, in my personal view, in today’s society, advertising has a big impact on the overall sales of common consumer goods.

(285 words)

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Topic: Today the high sales of popular consumer goods reflect the power of advertising and not the real needs of the society in which they are sold.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Some people argue that in our society, the sales of products are attributed to advertisements rather than to the demand from consumers. In my opinion, the total goods consumption of goods can be viewed as the reflection of powerful advertising. (You did not answer the topic question adequately. The topic was about the excessive influence of powerful advertising to tempt consumers to buy things that they do not need, do not want or are bad for them. The question did not ask you to write about the advantages of advertising. For example, fast food is known to be unhealthy, yet all the advertising causes people -- especially children -- to buy it, and eat it regularly. People go into debt when they pay exorbitant prices for designer goods such as Gucci handbags and Chanel No. 5 perfume. Children beg their parents for the latest toys and electronic gadgets. Is that good for the society?)

First, every company needs a method by with which they can promote their products, and which in most cases, that method is advertising. Advertisements help to bridge the gap between producers and consumers. They simply inform buyers and potential buyers about the product and its outstanding features, thus increase thereby increasing its sales of said product. Second, not only can advertising give people more choice, it also helps them to make insightful comparisons of products. Third, as advertising is a creative and developing industry, it creates many well-paid jobs. Without advertising, a lot of people would be unemployed, thus decreasing decreases the sales of popular consumer goods on the market.

Furthermore, it is evident that nowadays, advertisements are shown on various media platforms: from TV, Internet, to radio, and newspapers. As a result of this, many people buy products based on their frequent appearance on the media instead of the buyers’ actual need. Also, some advertisements feature well-loved celebrities as well as promote a glamorous lifestyle to persuade people to buy product. Because of that, consumers are led to believe that buying such product would make them as successful and happy as their idol. For example, in Chanel’s latest fragrance commercial, which starred the famous actress Keira Knightley as a boisterous guest in a fancy party in Paris, has attracted a lot of attention,(There is no subject in your sentence.) thus boosted the sales of the perfume.

In conclusion, in my personal view, in today’s society, advertising has a big impact on the overall sales of common consumer goods.

Thank you very much for your feedback! If you had to grade this, what score would this get? Thank you.

Sorry for this mistake. It is the first time I have used the forum.

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Emily DeyesIf you had to grade this, what score would this get?

I am not an experienced grader, so take my assessment with a grain of salt.

Task Achievement: 4

Coherence and Cohesion: 5
Lexical Resource: 6
Grammatical Range and Accuracy: 6-7

Thank you.

I have another question: why is it incorrect for me to use "firstly-secondly-thirdly"?

I understand that it is generally more advisable to use "first-second-third" but still?

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