Category: TOEFL

Imagine that there is a plan to build a new motion picture theater in your community

Imagine that there is a plan to build a new motion picture theater in your community

Imagine that there is a plan to build a new motion picture theater in your community. Do you favor or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific examples and reasons to support your opinion There are good reasons to oppose the construction of a new theater, in the interest of preserving the neighborhood as a desirable […]

Imagine that there is a plan to build a big shopping center in your community

Imagine that there is a plan to build a big shopping center in your community

Imagine that there is a plan to build a big shopping center in your community. Do you favor or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific examples and reasons to support your opinion. Sample Much depends, of course, on the character of the proposed shopping center. A shopping center with upscale stores, catering to a wealthy […]

The country is a better place for children to grow up than a large city is. Do you agree or disagree

The country is a better place for children to grow up than a large city is. Do you agree or disagree

Having lived in both the country and the city, I am inclined to favor the city as a place to raise children. Not every city, of course, is equally desirable Some cities are extremely dangerous, whereas others are relatively safe and pleasant. On the whole, however, I think the advantage rests with the cities, Although […]

There is a proposal to build a new restaurant in your neighborhood. Do you favor or oppose this proposal? Why

There is a proposal to build a new restaurant in your neighborhood. Do you favor or oppose this proposal? Why

A good restaurant is an asset to a neighborhood. If the quality of food and service is high, then a restaurant may be a greater local attraction than a monument, museum, or park. In some communities, a fine restaurant, or even a merely good restaurant serving interesting foods in a comfortable atmosphere, is the main […]

Imagine that a company plans to build a big factory in your town. Discuss how the factory might improve or harm your community. Do you favor or oppose the plan to build the factory? Use specific examples and reasons to support your position.

Imagine that a company plans to build a big factory in your town. Discuss how the factory might improve or harm your community. Do you favor or oppose the plan to build the factory? Use specific examples and reasons to support your position.

A large factory would be a prominent and powerful presence in the community. Most likely, the factory’s presence would bring with it so many drawbacks as to make the factory a liability to the community rather than an asset. I would probably oppose the factory before it could be constructed. On the positive side, a […]

Universities should provide as much money for sports programs as for their libraries. Do you agree or disagree with that view? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your answer.

Universities should provide as much money for sports programs as for their libraries. Do you agree or disagree with that view? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your answer.

The library is, to use a cliche, the heart of the university. Its information resources must support research on thousands of topics and instruction in thousands more. All this costs money. Should sports activities assume greater importance than a library, and deprive it of Funding? The answer must be no. Of course, advocates of a […]

“Success is due only to hard work. Luck does not make a person successful or unsuccessful.” Do you agree or disagree with that opinion? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your answer.

“Success is due only to hard work. Luck does not make a person successful or unsuccessful.” Do you agree or disagree with that opinion? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your answer.

This quotation describes an undeniable fact: success is usually the result of a long, hard effort to reach a specific goal. Unexpected, favorable events – what most people call “luck” may help in reaching the goal, but usually are not enough by themselves to ensure success. Determined effort is almost always needed. For example, celebrities […]

Some people say television has left family members unable to communicate with one another. Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your opinion

Some people say television has left family members unable to communicate with one another. Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your opinion

Television may not have destroyed communication among friends and family but television certainly has done considerable harm. It encourages passive attention to images rather than active conversation. and reduces our vocabularies almost to the rudimentary level. In light of heavy TV viewing, it is instructive to compare the working vocabularies of high school students 30 […]

Parents make the best teachers. Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your answer

Parents make the best teachers. Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Use specific examples and reasons to explain your answer

Although the parent is the child’s first teacher, it does not necessarily follow that the parent is the child’s best teacher. A parent may be ineffective at communicating important lessons to a child, either by precept or by example. To illustrate, imagine a negligent mother does not bother to teach her children about dangers involved […]

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