TOEFL Essay Topic 9 - Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. Which place would you prefer to live in? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. As far as
Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. As far as I am concerned, I prefer to live in a big city. Because I believe living in the big city is more convenient. There are many examples that support my idea and I would explore a few of the most important ones here.
The main reason for my propensity is that my job is in the big city. If I live in the city, I do not need to travel far to get to my office. Since I have just begun to work, I have not saved enough money to buy a car. So, the best way is to live in the big city and go to work by public transportation. If I live in a small town, it would take me half a day to get to the place I work I believe.
Another reason can be seen by every person is that there are a lot of entertainments in the big city. For example, there are cinemas, bars, sports fields and libraries in the big city. People can find something that they are fond of to do in their leisure time. However, in the small town, these facilities are less and people have fewer choices about entertainment. I do not like that kind of life.
I choose to live a big city also because there are large shopping centers, hospital, and schools in it. It is very convenient for people to live. If I am lack of food, I could go to the shopping centers to buy some. If I have a fever, I could go to the hospital without any delay. It seems that these facilities are less in the small town.
Although I agree that there may be couple of advantages to live in a small town, for instance, small town is quite quiet and less polluted. I still feel that the advantages are more obvious in living in a big city. Given the factors I have just outlined, I would like to choose to live in a big city.
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