Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay on the PowerPoint(PPT). You can start your essay with the sentence "The use of PowerPoint are becoming increasingly popular in class. " You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.

The use of PowerPoint has gained popularity in class nowadays. More and more teachers are using PowerPoint in their classes, no matter in primary schools, high schools or universities. Some students love it, some don’t. Indeed, not all teachers, students even parents hold the same opinion, as they focus on the different perspectives of the PPT.

For people who love it, they believe PPT serves as a useful tool in class. PPT can present knowledge in a clarified way and students no longer need to recognize the handwriting of their teachers as some teachers do have terrible handwriting. And for teachers, PPT also rescues them from writing on the blackboard, which is sometimes a heavy work. Besides, PPT can be saved and copied for students to review after class.

But for people who prefer the traditional class, they think PPT can never replace the blackboard. As when having class with PPT, students have less time taking notes. Meanwhile, some teachers say preparing PPT is very time-consuming and not efficient at all. Some parents, especially parents of primary students, are strongly against PPT for they regard PPT as a digital product that damages the eyesight of their kids.

To sum up, PPT does have strengths and weaknesses. But I believe it brings so much convenience for us that we can ignore the few weakness it has. And when using it, we can still take the blackboard as an aid so as to present the class in the best way.