Some people think visual images like photographs and videos can accurately tell information in a news story. Others believe they are not reliable sources.

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Question:
Some people think visual images (like photographs and videos) can accurately tell information in a news story. Others believe they are not reliable sources. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Answer Hints:
You need to discuss the views of the two sides. Currently, fake news is a hot topic, so that you may choose "not reliable sources" as your opinion.

Support - reliable source
  • Images have more information than words.
  • Images reflect the news scenario directly.
  • Difficult to make fake Images.
Object - not reliable source
  • Reporters take images from their angle and don't present the whole truth.
  • Fake images or edited images are often on the Internet.
  • Authenticated text is necessary to supply images in serious news.
Answer 1
Some people think photographs and videos can accurately tell information in a news story. However, opponents believe photographs are not trusted sources of information as there are limits to having photos in the newspapers. In my opinion, photographs are not reliable sources we should depend on.
Photos alone do not ...
By Dayong Heny, 2022-08-28  View full answer - Revised by tutor
Total words: 339
Band: 7
The below version has fixed some obvious lexical and grammatical defects. The band is by the revised version, but comments are based on the original version.
Task Response:
-This is a well-organized essay, presenting ideas on both sides, developing these ideas effectively throughout the response.
Coherence and Cohesion:
-Ideas are generally arranged coherently, and there is a clear overall progression.
Lexical Resources:
-The range of vocabulary is quite wide and shows awareness of collocation.
Grammar Range and Accuracy:
-Grammatical control is variable: some complex structures are produced accurately.