TOEFL Essay Topic 143 - Some people believe that students should be given one long vacation each year. Others believe that students should have several short vacations throughout the year. Which viewpoint do you agree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
Schools sometimes are facing the problem of choosing the length of the vacation for the students, some argue that longer vacation is better while some other advocate short but several short vacations throughout the year. After studying the advantages and disadvantages of the two vacations plan I ...
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In Japan, where I currently live, some people think that people should not be allowed to use mobile phones on public transportation, such as planes, trains, and buses, because it disturbs other people to forbid to use mobile phones there. However, I truly think that people should be able to use mobile phones on public transportation for the following reasons.
First of all, people can keep good manners by themselves without rules. People have to keep manners, but if people are not banned to use cell phones on public transportation system, people will not use it when there is a possibility to bother other people. To give an example, I live in Tokyo, and I use a bus system in order to go to my office every business day. This bus company allows customers to use mobile phones without any conditions. Yet, passengers do not usually use cell phones when using mobile phones has possibility to annoy other people. Moreover, once, I have seen a male student using a smart phone in a crowed situation on a bus, but people who were around him noticed him to stop using it and he stopped doing soon. As this example illustrates, if there is no rule to forbid to use cell phones, people can keep good manners on their own.
Second, if there are rules to forbid to use mobile phones, there are people who use them. Thus, rules are not effective in stopping people from using them. For instance, I work in a Japanese bank, and my company forbid to use cell phones, such as making a call, and checking the internet, in elevators because our customers also use same elevators and it is ashamed that the customers see our employees using cell phones there. Yet, on occasion, I see a few employees using cell phones on them in front of customers. When I talk them out of using them, they stop using them easily. However, even if whenever I see people who using smart phones in the elevators, I persuade them not to use them, other people use them another time. As this example shows, a few people will use cell phones and disturb other people whether there are rules forbidding to use cell phones or not.
Therefore, for the reasons discuss above, I absolutely believe that people have to use mobile phones on public transportation.Read more