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IELTS Speaking | Advertising - Advantages - Disadvantages - Opinions

Advertising: good things / positives / advantages / points in favor

Advertising plays a key role in business
Advertising allows companies to tell consumers about their products
Consumers can learn about the choices available through advertising
If there was no advertising, consumers would have less choice
The advertising industry provides a lot of employment
Many creative people work in advertising
Advertising is a huge industry - without it, unemployment would be much higher
Some people consider advertising to be a form of modern art / entertainment
many people enjoy adverts, especially TV ads

Advertising: bad things / negatives / disadvantages / points against

Advertising can be used to manipulate people
Advertising tries to convince people that purchasing a certain product will make them feel happy or will improve their life
Most adverts use glamour, or models to deliver their message, not real people
Advertising now dominates our culture - without it economies would fail
Many advertising campaigns suggest a connection between ceratin brands and a higher status in life
Young children and teenagers are often the target of advertising agencies/companies
Young children can be influenced very easily by seeing advertisements on TV

Advertising: general opinions / observations

More regulation of advertising is needed
Advertising specifically targeting young children should be strictly regulated and monitored, or even prohibited or banned
Advertising or marketing of unhealthy food should not be focused on children
Some countries do not allow advertising of cigarettes and other products which present a 'risk to health'
Advertising is an essential part of any free economy
Advertising generates demand for products and services - and this generates employment and stimulates economies
There should be tighter regulation of advertising of potentially health damaging or dangerous products

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