TOEFL Essay Topic 12 - Many people visit museums when they travel to new places. Why do you think people visit museums? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Do you like to visit a museum when you visit a new place? I`d love to. Because it`s an easy
Do you like to visit a museum when you visit a new place? I`d love to. Because it`s an easy way to know the history, the custom, the people, the culture and natural environment there.
When you arrive at a place, ask which kind of museum they have. To do this you can know what the people there like. For example, if there are a lot of are museums, the people must like art very much. So you can enjoy an atmosphere of art there. If there is a history museum, it`s the best way to know the history of this area. It can tell you when the area was built, whether it has a long history, who came here first, what happened in this areamaybe a revolution or a war, what changed the people`s life there, and so on. If you want to know the people there, you must know the history there. Because it`s history what affect people`s behavior, emotion and custom. If there is a special festival, maybe it`s related with a historical affair. Want to visit a nature museum? It`s a good idea. There must be introduction about the natural environment there. Why to know that? We can get information about why people there eat this kind of food, maybe it`s because of the weather. And where is the best place to visit in this area.
Go to visit an art museum. Which kind of art you find there? Modern art? Then it may be a modern place. Classical art? It may be a city with a long history. Maybe you can enjoy an old way of life there.
Don`t forget the science museum. It can tell you how the people developed their technology, whether the science there is well developed. Do people use new technology to develop this area? If not, it`s the best explanation to the question why people there fall behind with people in other areas.
So go to a museum, it can tell you about a new place more than you think.