TOEFL Essay Topic 177 - A friend of yours has received some money and plans to use all of it either * to go on vacation * to buy a car Your friend has asked you for advice. Compare your friend`s two choices and explain which one you think your friend should choose. Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
Jack, one of my friends, has received a certain amount of money. He wants to use the money to buy
Jack, one of my friends, has received a certain amount of money. He wants to use the money to buy a car or to go to traveling, but he wont decide which is better. I think it is better for him to buy a car. Because I think there are several reasons as followed:
Firstly, as I know, his major is mechanics. I think it is greatly benefit for him to buy a car. Because he is studying what is only theoretic from textbooks, he understands not so deeply in practice. I think he will comprehend much more if he buys a car, because he will enable him to touch a car by himself, during driving a car, he will know gradually function of all parts of the car and help him understand what is from textbooks effectively.
Secondly, as far as convenience is concerned, to buy a car is better than to go traveling. Both of us are studying in the same college, so I know it is necessary for everyone to buy a car, because most students live distantly from school. Especially, for Jack, he almost has to go to school to do experiment every night, and he will come back very late. In our school, it is difficult to wait a school bus at night, and it is not very punctual, sometimes it will spend one at less thirty minutes to wait a school bus. Especially snowy in winter, it will be very bitter.
Thirdly, he can often go to traveling if he buys a car. Now traffic is very convenient for traveling, but it is not much more convenient than driving a car by oneself. If he has a car, he can go to wherever he wants to go, and will be restricted by time and place, because he will control by himself completely. If he has no car, he wants to go traveling, he must go by train, by plane or by taxi. They will not wait for him until his travel makes him enough satisfaction.
However, I know he also likes traveling. yet he can continue to save his money for traveling, at that time, I think it is very happy and convenient for him to drive his new car to travel! I believe he will also choose to buy a car.