TOEFL Essay Topic 56 - A company is going to give some money either to support the arts or to protect the environment. Which do you think the company should choose? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
To choose arts support or environment protection with limited money, it is a difficult alternative question. Generally, both arts and
To choose arts support or environment protection with limited money, it is a difficult alternative question. Generally, both arts and environment should be supported and protected by people; but if there only has limited money and one time choice, I think arts support will be the better choice because it is more urgent and valuable to use the money.
Arts is the rare memory of human being, which could record the history, culture or people`s great intelligence; arts is unique. So, if people failed to support or protect arts, then maybe the arts would be disappeared forever.
Arts includes literature, music, architecture, artworks and so on; from arts, people can know the history, realize the the culture or one`s thinking, so arts is very important to human being. For example, from Vinci`s great work ” Mona Lisa”, people could read the culture of renaissance in Europe; from Shakespeare`s famous novels, we can realize the character of Puritan period; when you stand under the Triumphal Arch in France, maybe you can feel you are personally on the scene of Napoleon`s victory. But, have you ever image that if above arts could not be supported well, what we will loss today–the history of human being will loss a lot of colors. Of course, the arts of today what people are making will be also the great treasure to the future; and that also why people should support and protect arts. Environment should be protected too;if we do not have good living condition, nobody could create great arts reassuringly. But one fact is that environment condition can not be changed in one day, it is a time consuming work; on the contrary, a great arts can be destroyed within one second if people can not support or protect it well.
Generally, both arts and environment are important for human being, but what can we do is to choose the more urgent and available one to support.