Some people prefer
to live in a big city, while others would like to live in a small town or in
Those people who live in a big city and
those who live in a small town or in the country lead different ways of life.
We choose where to live according to our preferences and character.
There are a lot of advantages of living
in a big city. Firstly, people have more opportunities to receive good
education and to find a well-paid job there. In any city there are a lot of
educational establishments and a great number of firms which need qualified
specialists. Besides, there is a wide choice of entertainment in a big city.
One can visit concert halls, theatres, museums, art galleries, cinemas, clubs,
restaurants, cafes, discos and what not. To my mind, a big city gives people
all modern conveniences and cultural opportunities.
However, it is well-known that citizens
suffer from a great number of problems such as traffic jams, huge crowds of
people, dirty public transport and many others. Living in a big city is dangerous
to your health. Factories emit tons of harmful chemicals; cars exhaust toxic
gas and the air is so dirty that it is hard to breathe. That is why a lot of
people prefer living in the country to living in a big city. In a village one can
enjoy fresh air, beautiful nature and the quietness of provincial life.
To conclude, it's up to you to decide
whether to live in a city or in the country. But I think that if you are tired
of noise, illumination and crowds, you can always leave a city and have a rest
in the country to improve your health or just for a change of scene.
Some people say that
it is impossible to feel lonely in a big city. However, others believe that
quite a lot of citizens suffer from loneliness.
It is rather difficult to live in the
world of strangers, that's why people need friends. They give us a sense of
being protected, emotional comfort and moral support. But is it easy to make
friends when you live in a big city?
To my mind, loneliness is a wide-spread
problem nowadays. Living in a big city many people often feel that they are not
noticed because of the fast pace of city life. You can stand on the street for
several hours and nobody will pay attention to you. Sometimes you feel as if
you suddenly became invisible. A big city is a place where millions of people
live and work, but still it is very difficult to find a devoted friend in this
indifferent crowd. City life absorbs people and makes them forget about such
essential things as rest, recreation or friendship. So you can feel lonely even
if you are surrounded by hundreds, thousands or millions of people.
On the other hand, the city offers you a
wide choice of places where you can relax and meet somebody. You can visit
clubs, restaurants, cafes, discos, theatres, museums, art galleries, libraries,
cinemas, parks, health clubs and what not. A sociable person can easily
communicate with other people and make friends with them. So if you are a good
mixer, if you are always optimistic and have a sense of humour, you will
hardly feel lonely.
To sum up, I think that a big city gives
you a lot of opportunities, but sometimes it can be cold, remote and
indifferent. The main thing is not to despair, but to try to find friends.
Some people believe
that English should be the only foreign language taught at school. Others think
that German, French and Spanish should continue.
There are 6000 languages spoken
throughout the world. Some of them including English, French, German, Spanish,
Russian and Arabic are considered to be languages of wider communication
around the world.
I think it is very difficult for an
average pupil to learn two or more foreign languages because there are a lot of
other subjects at school. To my mind, only English should be taught at all
schools because it has long been accepted to be a global language. It is the
language of science, culture, international politics and economy. Besides, it
is the language of most international business deals and organizations. If you
speak English fluently, you can communicate with people of different
nationalities. I believe that it is better to know one language perfectly than
to speak in broken German, French and Spanish.
But nowadays many people learn two or
more languages. Some of them find it necessary to acquire a second language for
practical purposes such as business. Other people are just interested in
foreign languages. Furthermore, learning foreign languages has a great number
of advantages. People who learn foreign languages expand their horizons and
improve their thinking abilities. They enjoy social and employment advantages
and they have the chance to get a better job than people who speak only one
language. In addition, a person who speaks several languages sees the world
from two or more perspectives.
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