TOEFL Essay Topic 106 - You need to travel from your home to a place 40 miles (64 kilometers) away. Compare the different kinds of transportation you could use. Tell which method of travel you would choose. Give specific reasons for your choice.
Compare the different kinds of transportation you could use.
Thanks to improvement of technology, if I have to travel from my home to a place 40 miles away, there are several methods can be chosen. I can take a train or High-speed railway. Moreover, driving a car by myself is another option. Every different transportation method has its own merit. I will compare each of them in the following essay.
First, driving car is the most convenient to travel. Although driving car will take much more time than taking train, it is the most flexible method. There is no need to check the time schedule and therefore, I can start my journey in any time which I prefer to. Furthermore, the limit of route is less than other methods. It is easily to change direction to the final destination. My own experience is a good example to demonstrate this. Few years ago, I had to move to a new city to work and I decided to drive a car by myself to that city. There were a plenty of time for me to drive to there because I departed a week in advance. On the way to the new city, I went to many places where I was interested in. At the same time, I could release my nervousness to the new job during the journey.
On the other hand, if there is no enough time to travel, taking high-speed rail is an appropriate way. There are no doubts that high-speed rail way is famous for its speed. It is the fastest vehicle except an airplane. Moreover, the price of its ticket is affordable. For example, my brother had to attend a concert in the other city but he had an important test before the concert. There was not enough time for him to go to concert after he finishing test if he took a train or drove by himself. Therefore, he chose to take high-speed railway because the travel time of high-speed railway was quickest and he could afford the price of ticket.
In sum, there are a lot of different kinds of transportation can be considered for people to travel in a distance around 40 miles. For me, if I am not in a rush, I will prefer to drive a car because it is the most comfortable conveyance to travel.