Lời giải ĐỀ THI IELTS NGÀY 07/07/2022
The diagram illustrates how cocoa beans are processed.
Overall, there are three major steps in this process, beginning with picking the beans and ending with the supply of various products to the consumer.
Initially, in step 1, the whole beans are picked, then the shells are removed before the beans are dried. The dried beans are pressed, producing cocoa liquor. Some of this is pressed again to produce cocoa cake, which is ground to make cocoa powder for sale to industry and then to the consumer in step 3. However, another product of the further pressing is cocoa, used by industry to make cakes and drinks.
Part of this cocoa liquor is not pressed further, but is refined in step 2. Next, sugar is added to some of the pressed cocoa to make industrial chocolate. This needs to undergo further processing to produce finished chocolate products. Finally, in step 3, these finished products are ready to be sold to the consumer.
It is true that many people now spend much of their leisure time using the latest technological devices. While this trend has both negative and positive aspects, I believe that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
On the one hand, there are two major drawbacks of spending free time using the latest technological devices. Firstly, taking regular exercise is necessary for people of all ages. In many parts of the developed world people are leading an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, which is detrimental to their health. Secondly, those who are addicted to keeping their eyes glued to a screen for hours on end will not only be prone to obesity, but they are also more likely to damage their eyesight. For these reasons, it is unwise for people to become over-reliant on technology when deciding how to allocate their leisure time.
On the other hand, I would argue that the positive aspects of spending some free time taking advantage of the advances in technology are more significant than the disadvantages. These advances encourage people to study using the Internet, and I believe that broadening knowledge in this way is a very rewarding use of leisure time. My young nephew, for example, spends hours on the Internet learning about dinosaurs. Another positive aspect is that, through social networking sites, there are countless opportunities to communicate with people who have the same interests. Although it is argued that this may discourage real interaction, it is beneficial if people are able to develop a wide circle of virtual friends.
In conclusion, I consider that reliance on technology to fill leisure time has, on balance, more positive than negative aspects.