TOEFL Essay Topic 77 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Boys and girls should attend separate schools. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Author: xxxxxx | Date: November 12, 2017 | Score:5
Many conservatives in educational system make an utmost effort to hold some advanced pedagogical methodology back like student-centered class with the perspective that the teachers should always be the focus and concentration. However, the so-called “authority” does not make sense to efficiency a...
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In Japan, where I live, many people who are living in a metropolitan city hope to move to the countryside. In a rural area, in general, people don't need to be busy on weekdays, and it is not loud during night like Manhattan. In addition, a national park that have a lot of trees and large lakes is usually near a living area, so the family goes there and enjoying fishing or walking in a nature together. They believe that they can have a better life in such a rural area. However, I definitely prefer to live in a large city to a small town for the following reasons.
First of all, children can have a good education by living in the large city. In these days, many young people are trying to move to a large city like Tokyo after high school. The primary reason for this is that universities in the big city can offer students various opportunities to study a lot of subjects. For example, my university, the University of Tokyo, has more than fifty courses only in engineering department. Students at the university can choose their own subject from these options. In addition, undergrads can take courses where they can learn different subjects from their major. In my case, I actually majored in architecture, but I also studied economics, English, or physics at the same time. On the other hand, universities in the small town have been reducing subjects that they can offer in these days, because the population is seriously decreasing in these area. The more students come to the area, the better contents universities in the area can offer to the students. As the example above shows, universities in the large city can offer better education for students.
In addition, transportation service in the metropolitan city is very convenient. For example, I live in Tokyo that is the biggest city in Japan, and when I go to office, I can choose a train or a bus. Sometimes a train is out of service during rush-hour because of some accidents. Even in this situation, I can still ride buses. It usually takes 30 minutes to my office by train but it will take about 40 minutes by bus. Thus there is almost no inconvenience when I should use buses. Also, subways are running until 1 am every day. So even when I have a dinner with my friends and drink until late around 12 pm, I can still use subways to get to my home. I don’t need to spend a lot of money to take a taxi. In comparison, public transportation service is very poor in the rural area. People living in the small town should buy their own cars for commuting. They must use a taxi and spend money when they drink alcohol with their friends. This is the experience you don’t need to have in the metropolitan city. As the example above illustrates, you can use convenient public transportation services in the large city.
I am not saying that living in the rural area is not happy. Families can easily access to the national park and enjoy nature and their time with the family. However, the benefits that we can get by living in the large city is much more important for a large number of people.