TOEFL Essay Topic 5 - A company has announced that it wishes to build a large factory near your community. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new influence on your community. Do you support or oppose the factory? Explain your position.
If a large factory is going to be built near your community, is it good or bad? Its a quite
If a large factory is going to be built near your community, is it good or bad? Its a quite difficult question to answer. Because there are many aspects to take into your consideration, the advantages and the disadvantages. Lets talk about that.
First, a large factory, especially a large chemical factory is quite harmful to our environment when it is built near our community. It will affect our daily life a lot. All the chemical factories will produce a lot of waste and most of the wastes are harmful to the environment, including poisonous gas and liquid. Some of them can not be entirely broken down. If they are released into the air or the river, it will affect our health. And also the factory may produce a lot of noise. The environment we want to live in is a quiet and peaceful one, so the noise will be quite boring. And yes, noise also affects our health. Still one thing, a factory can be very dangerous. Because a fire or a explosion may break out in the factory. If its very near our home, its quite dangerous.
But in other hand , a factory may be a good news to us. It can provide more jobs for us, especially for the young people in our community. Since the factory is near, its so convenient to go to work.. and the factory will get more chances to our area. It will help to develop our area.
So if the factory can bring us a lot of chances, we will agree to build one. But the most important things are: 1. Build the factory in a safe distance from our community, not too near. 2. Make sure that the factory can deal with the waste properly. Do not release the poisonous gas into the air, and not release the waste water into the river nearby. 3. Make sure the security guard in the factory works very well.