TOEFL Essay Topic 181 - In your country, is there more need for land to be left in its natural condition or is there more need for land to be developed for housing and industry? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Increasing population is a big problem of my country and its very difficult to satisfy fully the need of housing
Increasing population is a big problem of my country and its very difficult to satisfy fully the need of housing for ever expanding population so I think that we should preserve some land as it is. Preserving land would be good for environment, tourism industry, and us.
Preserving the land in its natural condition would be good for the environment. Smoke from factories and automobiles pollute our air. Plants absorb the carbon dioxide present in the smoke and release the oxygen into the air. Factories also pollute the water. We need both water and fresh air for healthy living. If there would be less tress, air would be more polluted and we would have more health problems. Trees also prevent soil erosion.
Preserving the land as it is also good for present and future generations. Children need empty places to play. Playing games like football, volleyball, and cricket make children physically strong. Inability to play these games due to shortage of free space can make children physically weak. Also people of every age want to get out and breathe fresh air. Living indoor mean watching more television. Watching too much television is a passive activity and can make us lazy. We are required to preserve land for future generations so that they can know about the history.
Tourist and even people of my country go to the hill stations to enjoy scenic beauty, which is the main interaction of my country. If these places would be used for building industries then tourism industry would not earn much and economy will fall down as tourist industry creates enormous revenues. In addition people of my country would not get the chance to enjoy time with nature.
I would say that preserving land would be good for our future generations, our health, and also for our economy. If we do not preserve the left over land we would always feel lacking something important in our lives. Here something important means natural beauty.