TOEFL Essay Topic 171 - Imagine that you are preparing for a trip. You plan to be away from your home for a year. In addition to clothing and personal care items, you can take one additional thing. What would you take and why? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
Recently in modern society, people’s sense of values have been more diverse, and they have various opinions as to the neccesary items when they go on a trip. If asked, each would present compelling arguments to corroborate their assertions. However, I would take my cell phone as the additional it...
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If I leave home for a year and can take only one additional thing besides clothing and personal care items, I will take my mobile phone. There are several reasons to support my idea.
First, I am bad at understanding maps especially of new places. When I went to China, I forgot to pick up my mobile phone from the hotel, and there was no choise for me other than using local paper maps, because I was not be able to speak Chinese at that time. Then, I remembered that I had a dinner with my friend Tony in China and I tried to go the restaurant with maps. However, I was bad at understanding the map or the location where I was on paper, I was not able to see my friend on that day. My friend were angry and I regretted not to picking up my mobile phone at that time. If I have a mobile phone, I can use GPS and easily visit anywhere I want to go.
Second, it is my daily routine to talk with my wife Nami and the conversation with her helps me to relieve all my stress. If I can not hear her voice, it will make me discourage and I will not be able to concentrate on the trip. Moreover, I promised my wife that I made her smile everyday when I asked her to marry me. Even if I am far away from her, I do not want to break my promise.
Finally, thesedays the quality of mobile phones becomes higher and higher. Most of things could be found by using google and I cannot imagine the life without such a convenience tool. I can manage and solve not a few things just by checking web site through cell phone.
In conclusion, without doubt I will take my cell phone to a trip to spend more confortable time.