TOEFL Essay Topic 6 - If you could change one important thing about your hometown, what would you change? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
My hometown is a small beautiful city. Recent years, with lots of immigrants swarming in to participate the citys construction,
My hometown is a small beautiful city. Recent years, with lots of immigrants swarming in to participate the citys construction, its economy has developed rapidly. It is getting more and more energetic and promising now. I am so proud of being one of its citizens. However, just as most citizens are immigrants, there exists a problem: people here are lack of a sense of community.
First, most people feel less connected to others around them. They all come from different districts and have relatives and friends where they were born. Although they now live and work in this city, they do not feel that they belong to it. When one feels happy or sad, he would rather make a long distance call to share it with his parents and friends far away.
Furthermore, because of the strangeness between people, the rates of crimes have been raised. As people often change jobs and addresses, they do not know much about their neighbors. They can not recognize the unusual phenomena happening around them. For example, one might probably regard a theft trying to break into his neighbors door as their neighbor who just forgot the key at home.
Consequently, in order to make my hometown grow healthy, I think that we should change the coldness between people and develop a sense of community.