!! History Commons , Exciting News

Recent years have seen rapid urbanization around the globe which in turn has resulted in large companies building sky scrapers rather than individual houses. Housing statistics issued by European Commission in 2016 revealed that 70% people dwell in apartments in Spain rather than in houses.
One of the key advantages of an apartment is security. Having been raised in an apartment myself, I can vouch for the fact that my father used to travel in comfort knowing that our neighbours were there to help us in case of an unfortunate event. Moreover, uninterrupted power and water supply has pushed more people to opt for apartments as the hectic schedule of most professionals leave them little time to worry about scarcity of resources which are of utmost importance.
In addition to the above, club facilities for example access to gym, swimming pool etc. helps individuals to maintain a healthy life style without travelling long distances. Availability of convenience stores within the apartment complex is also a factor which contributes to people preferring apartments over houses. However, every benefit comes with strings attached and apartments are no exception. Sound seepage between the walls of the adjoining apartments has been a deciding factor for certain individuals who prefer to live in houses. Also, ability to design the house as per one’s taste and be able to modify the exteriors in the future is an aspect missing in apartments. Growing and larger families prefer house as this give them space by building a conservatory or loft in future.
In conclusion, the type of space one selects for living is down to one’s interests in life, profession and the size of the family. However, personally I find apartment living a much wiser and economical option than living in a house.
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“It was an interesting day.”—President Bush, recalling 9/11 []

Hoaxes commonly show the following common characteristics:

This is enticement for you to spread the hoax.

You decide your own opinion. It’s up to you. You will be marked on how you present your opinion and the relevancy of your view, not what your opinion is.

There are many different versions, most of which share key phrases.

Writing — bE ultra clear on what side u choose to be for the argument —- it should be clear and conclude with the same single minded answer ..very lucid

Sometimes the message contains long, detailed instructions for removing the alleged virus.

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You write your opinion and nothing more. It does not ask you discuss both sides. If you agree, then your whole essay explains why. If you disagree, your whole essay explains that. See my advanced lessons to learn exactly how to write IELTS essays:

The following text is from the Anti-Virus website:

lISTENING — just one secret recipe is to read thoroughly again and over again allthe questions even before the reading section begins to get the gist of the conversation. encircle the questions to know what answer u ear needs to grasp well in advance before the speaker kicks off

There is a computer virus that is being sent across the Internet.

mass media has a great influence on people lives all over the globe . There are school of thought that impact of news media is a negative development . In my opinon , it enlightens and widen the horizon in a positive way .

Putting long, detailed instructions into an e-mail is a symptom of a hoax.

Once a Computer is infected, one of several things can happen.

Anti-virus software vendors typically release revised software to detect a new malicious program on the same day that the new malicious program is discovered.

Alternatively, the hoax might mention the name of a major anti-virus software vendor.

It could save them a lot of time and money.

This is asking if you agree OR disagree. You can’t both agree and disagree – it’s not possible. The instructions don’t ask you to discuss both sides. So, choose your opinion and explain it in the essay – no other information is required. A balanced view does not discuss both sides, it presents a specific opinion. If you find that difficult to understand, don’t try. You can still get band score 9 choosing one side.
All the best
Liz

If you discover that an e-mail is a hoax,  to the person who sent the hoax.

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the popularity of mass media often has significant influences on people life . some people belive this to be a positive development .
to what extent do you agree or disagree ?