(By Ngoc Bach)
Các collocations này cũng sẽ được mình dùng rất nhiều trong các bài viết mẫu cho các đề thi Speaking, Writing mới ra -> như vậy các bạn khi học sẽ rất hiểu cách áp dụng các collocation này vào đề thi IELTS thực tế như thế nào
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Đề thi IELTS Writing ngày 24/06/2017: Scientists predict in the near future cars will be driven by computers, not people. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?Why?
• Introduction – computers will soon drive cars, already computer-driven cars exist, the consequences will be wholly positive
• Paragraph 2 – reason: the advances in technology – fully computerized cars have been built, many people already navigate using satellite technology.
• Paragraph 3 – positive development  road safety greatly improved, will eliminate human error and dangerous behaviour (drinking, speeding). Reduce need for safety measures on roads (speed cameras)
• Paragraph 4 – positiive development  increase mobility for everyone by removing need for testing; the elderly and people with health problems/disabilities
It is true that ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY have led scientists to suggest that it will not be long before computers will be driving cars. I believe that the consequences will be wholly positive.
Scientists have good reason to believe that computer-driven cars will soon become the norm. The first computer-driven cars have been built and the TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH achieved. Already, satellite navigation systems guide many drivers to their destinations, using sophisticated software that can incorporate information about traffic congestion and delays. Thus, computers speed up journey times and ease traffic flow. It is therefore reasonable to anticipate that computers will soon assume all the functions of the human motorist.
The principal benefit of DRIVERLESS VEHICLES will be a reduction in the number of deaths and injuries on the roads. The majority of accidents are the result of human error or irresponsibility, including such reckless behaviour as speeding and driving while intoxicated. If the control of vehicles WERE COMPUTERIZED, the roads would be safer for everyone, including cyclists and pedestrians. There would also be no need for local or national authoritiesto apply road safety measures, such as the installation ofspeed camerasor traffic calming.
A second major advantage will be to enable more people to use cars. At present, in many countries such as the UK, in order to adhere to the law, learners have to undergo extensive training and sit a rigourous test before they become qualified drivers. For the elderly and thosewith some physical disability or mental healthproblems, such as anxiety,a car driven by a computer will be an extremelybeneficial application of LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY.
In conclusion, I would argue that technological achievements will result in fully-computerized carsand this should be welcomed universally as a positive development.