TOEFL Essay Topic 1066 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is better to use printed material such as books and articles to do research than it is to use the internet. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Eat at food stand or restaurant
Those who think it is very convenient to eat out might prefer to eat at food stand or restaurant to eat at home. However, I don’t like to prepare the food and eat it at home. There are two reasons for it. One is money, and the other is health.
First, when it comes to money, it is usually more expensive to eat out than to eat at home. This is because the price at restaurant includes not only ingredient cost, but also employment cost, rent fee. On the other hand, when we eat at home, we need ingredient cost only. Last week I went to Italian restaurant to eat bongole bianco. It cost me 10 $ per person. However, I ate it last night, it costs only 10 $ for four people. Some people might say that people who are very busy can’t afford to cook the food by themselves. However, only I work, so our family can’t afford to eat out, but my wife has enough time to cook cuisine. Thus, I like to cook our food and eat at home better than to eat out in terms of money.
Second, with regard to health, it is much better for me to eat at home than eat out. This is because the foods at food stand or restaurant are always too oily, salty and sweet. These are not good for the people who are over 40 years old, especially with the symptom of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. On the other hand, mother or wife cooks the meals considering the result of my medical check-up. Some people might say that the tastes of food in restaurant are better than the taste of foods at home. However, I can’t agree with this opinion, because I know many people who are tired of the taste at restaurant if they eat frequently. But, I don’t get bored of the taste at home, since wife or mother cook the food considering my lunch and menu which I ate and will eat this week.
Thus, I prefer eating at home to eating at restaurant in the viewpoints of health.
In conclusion, from the reasons mentioned above, I like to prepare our meal and eat at home better than go out restaurant.