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.
When you see a beautiful view of rising sun, when you see a spectacular waterfall, when you enjoy the moment
When you see a beautiful view of rising sun, when you see a spectacular waterfall, when you enjoy the moment you travel with your friends, at this time, what do you especially want? I believe the answer is a camera. It is also what I would take in addition to clothing and personal care items when I plan to have a long trip. Among countless factors, there are two conspicuous aspects as follows:
The main reason for taking a camera is a camera will record everything that happens in a trip. If you encounter beautiful scenery, you can take a picture of it. If you meet a humorous and nice person in a trip, you can have someone taken a picture for you and the new friend. If you meet a girl you love in the trip, why not ask your friend to take a picture when you send a rose to her? Let’s imagine how disappointed it is if you do not have a camera with you at that time.
Another reason can be seen by every person that each picture is a memory. Maybe a person will take many trips in his life, if you take many pictures in each trip, you will find it is just like a novel about your own life. When you are old, you will always recall many things that happened long before. At that time, I swear that you will take out the albums and "read" them with happy tears. You also can find how you loved the life and what a pleasant life that god gave you.
Above the two reasons, you can find it is very important to take a camera with your trip. And that is my choice when I am preparing for a trip.