Some people think books are losing importance as a source of information and entertainment. To what extent do you agree?

The rapid development of technology has changed how people acquire information and entertain themselves. Some people opine that traditional sources of knowledge and entertainment such as books are losing significance. I completely agree with this opinion and think that this is because of the impact of modern technology, particularly the internet and social media on society.

Firstly, many people, myself included, believe the internet is easy and convenient while books are expensive and time-consuming to procure. People who have just some basic computers skills can have access to an almost unlimited source of knowledge and information by using a smart phone, which can now be found in almost every household. On the other hand, books should be purchased or borrowed from the library. Thus, for people on the budget or who could not afford to travel for various reasons, they might be painstaking to acquire.

Secondly, books are less-appealing to people, especially young people, than ever before. For them, they are tedious and dreary, and the internet and social networking sites offer entertainment that can help them relax and enjoy. Given that the internet now provides various selections of movies, songs, and ebooks, it is unsurprising that there are less youngsters reading books nowadays. Furthermore, social media sites like Facebook and Twitters are popular among the youth that they usually spend hours immersed on such sites. Therefore, there are no more time left for them to read books.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that the advantages of using the internet both for studying and having fun outweigh those of books and, for this reason, books are less important to many people today.

The rapid development of technology has changed how people acquire information and entertain themselves. Some people opine (Opine is quite rare. I never use it myself. Use "argue" or "claim" which are much better.

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) that traditional sources of knowledge and entertainment such as books are losing significance. I completely agree with this opinion and think that this is because of the impact of modern technology, particularly the internet and social media on society.

Firstly, First, many people, myself included, believe the internet is easy and convenient while books are expensive and time-consuming to procure. People who have just some basic computers (wrong form) skills can have access to an almost unlimited source of knowledge and information by using a smart phone, (one word) which can now be found in almost every household. On the other hand, books should be purchased or borrowed from a the library. Thus, for people on the budget or who could not afford to travel for various reasons, they might be painstaking to acquire.

Secondly, Second, books are less-appealing (wrong punctuation) to people, especially young people, than ever before. For them, they (confusing, ambiguous) are tedious and dreary, and the internet and social networking sites offer entertainment that can help them relax and enjoy. Given that the internet now provides various selections of movies, songs, and ebooks, it is not unsurprising that there are less (wrong word) youngsters (Do you really mean children aged 7-12?) reading books nowadays. Furthermore, social media sites like Facebook and Twitters (wrong form) are so popular among the youth that they usually spend hours immersed on such sites. Therefore, there are (wrong form) no more time left for them to read books.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that the advantages of using the internet both for studying and having fun outweigh those of books and, for this reason, books are less important to many people today.