TOEFL Essay Topic 85 - A foreign visitor has only one day to spend in your country. Where should this visitor go on that day? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
If a foreign visitor has only one day to spend in my country – China, I will recommend him to
If a foreign visitor has only one day to spend in my country – China, I will recommend him to live in an average Chinese family for that special day. There is no denying that the one-day experience with a average Chinese family will be invaluable for his life and future career, if given a chance to work or live in China in the foreseeable future!
As is known to all, to live with an average Chinese family for only one day, the foreign visitor could not get an overall picture of the average Chinese`s life style and their culture; but in another way, even at the very beginning of being enthusiastically welcomed at the threshold of the house, he must be overwhelmed by the enthusiasm delivered by Chinese people who are famous for their hospitality; so that he is given a vivid lesson about the characteristics of the Chinese people. Of course, hospitality is merely one of the virtues Chinese people possess, but it is of vital importance to get familiar with the natives, to read the thoughts of the natives through their manners, or even their gestures, and finally be emerged into the life of the native Chinese more harmoniously than those who do not have such an experience!
Besides, to live with an average Chinese family, a foreigner will get first-hand information about the situation of the common Chinese people`s the life quality, their main expenses, and their hobbies in their spare time and so on. This first-hand information is of preliminary importance if he wants to get an insiders view of this country.
The third reason is that it is the best way for a foreigner to confirm whether he has read or heard in his own country is true or not is to look into the average Chinese people`s life in person. If a foreigner is also a well-informed person, he must be buried with bulks of information all shouting about the so-called "insider`s view" about the circumstances of the life of the Chinese people in today`s China; and if he is a critical reader, he should not swallow all that without even asking "is that true?"
Accordingly, I would say to the foreigner that to live with an average Chinese family will deserve all your endeavour and it is the perfect way to spend your one-day tour in China!
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