Science & Technology 05

TOPIC

@ How can the Internet change people’s lives?
A How will technology benefit the aging society?
B Is the use of new technology invading our society?
C Which modern inventions have changed our lifestyle most?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I think the Internet has changed people’s lives in many good ways and now I would like to mention about some merits of the Internet. (@)
 I think technology and the information revolution, like the Internet, is really a benefit to society, especially to the aging society, for the three reasons. (A)
 I don’t think the use of new technology is invading our society. On the contrary, the use of new technology, like the Internet, is really a benefit to the society for the three reasons. (B)
 I believe the Internet has changed our lifestyle most. (C)
 Firstly, it allows users to communicate with each other more quickly and cheaply. It used to take us a long time to send letters and wait for replies, but now we can communicate with people much more quickly and cheaply thanks to the Internet. This is a real benefit, especially to elderly people because when they need help they can contact with people more easily.
 Secondly it saves time and transportation costs for shopping. On top of that it is very convenient, especially for elderly people, not to have to go shopping in a crowd, waiting in line, and carry heavy shopping bags around. Often shopping within a mall or department store can become such a hassle but now that thanks to the Internet, you can purchase an item with just a simple click of a mouse at home.
 Finally, it will give people more tailored medical treatment. Some research has shown that the number of elderly people with lung cancer who use the Internet to collect medical information has been increasing. This is a real benefit too.
 As I mentioned, I think the Internet has changed people’s lives in many good ways. (@)
 As I mentioned above, for the aforesaid three reasons, I think technology and the information revolution, like the Internet, is really a benefit to society, especially to the aging society. (A)
 As I mentioned above, for the aforesaid three reasons, I think the use of new technology, like the Internet, is really a benefit to the society. (B)
 As I mentioned above, for the aforesaid three reasons, I think the Internet has changed our lifestyle most. (C)

メモ

インターネットは人々の生活をどう変えるか?
テクノロジーは高齢化社会にどう利益をもたらすか?
新しいテクノロジーは私たちの社会を脅かしているか?
現代の発明で最も我々の生活を変えたものは何か?
これは4つのトピックですが、同じ内容でいけるので4つにまとめてみました。
こういうふうに、一見違うトピックに見えても同じ内容でちょっと序論と結論の部分を変えれば同じ内容のスピーチでいけることが多々あります。
この4つのトピックでも序論と結論部分はちょっとだけ変えてあります。
とくにこれはインターネットの話題なのでとても重要で使えるエッセイだと思いますので、もしよかったらぜひ参考にしてくださいね!
ほかにも、インターネットは子供に有益か?とかいうトピックの場合は上のエッセイの”especially for elderly people”の部分はとって三番目の理由のところを一般の人たちもインターネットで医療情報を集められえるといえば、完成です。
他にもあなたが思う現代社会に必要不可欠なものは?とかコンピュータの使用についての賛否両論とか、いろいろなトピックに応用できますね。