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.
Time away from school is important for rest and recreation. Some people like to take one long vacation of three
Time away from school is important for rest and recreation. Some people like to take one long vacation of three or more weeks per years. Others like to take several shorter vacations of three or four days each. They both have some advantages and disadvantages. It depends on an individual favor. From my perspective, I prefer to take one long vacation of three or more weeks per years. There are several reasons, as follows.
First, I can plan a long trip to some country. Now I am living far from my hometown. If it is just a few days for a vacation, I cannot go back to see my parents and eat my favorite food. I hope to visit my hometown every year, but it takes more a week to travel.
Second, I can plan to get some job for paying my tuition. Today tuition of every university is very high, especially medical universities. I hope to go back school to study some things about medical fields. If there is a long vacation, I can get a job.
Finally, I can spend a long time on the beach. I like to view the sea and lie on the sand. If it is just a few days, I cannot enjoy the beautiful sea. I like to lie on the beach and read my favorite novels.
However, sometimes after students have one long vacation, they will forget what they studied in the school. Taking into account of all factors, I think it is wiser to take one long vacation than take several shorter vacations of three or four days each. I can go back my hometown. I can plan to get some job. I can spend a long time in the beach.