IELTS Essay Editing Test

This is an editing test for editor applicants to Sapling Academy.

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Please improve it to Band 8, and send the modified one to within three days after this document is sent to you.

Some people think that robot technology is very important for our future. Some others believe that robots are a dangerous invention and have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

You should write your essay to be between 250 and 280 words. For example:

Thanks to the development of artificial intelligence, a wide range of works can be completed by various robots. Some people think that robot technology has a vital role to play in the future. However, others argue that this invention has posed a threat to our society.

It is universally accepted that robot technology has played and will continue to play an indispensable role in our lives. It is robots that can replace human being to work in extreme environments, dealing with a large variety of dangerous tasks. Moreover, in the immediate future, some household robots will be applied to do some time-consuming housework such as cooking and cleaning, so that many housewives or househusbands can expected that they will be liberated from those physical demanding jobs and spend more time accompanying their families as well as educating their children.

However, artificial intelligence does exert a detrimental impact on the modern society. First of all, due to the widespread application of robots in different fields, the unemployment rate has gradually increased. A growing number of people are struggling to earn a living. In addition, more and more people are likely to become lazy and over depend on artificial intelligence because the overwhelming majority jobs can be handled by robots. As a consequence, most of residents will find it difficult to have some opportunities to obtain essential skills in the foreseeable future.

In conclusion, despite some negative impacts associated with robot technology, artificial intelligence does play a beneficial role in our lives. In fact, no matter how advanced robots are, human being can choose how to use them.

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