Essay Sample 7

Вербицкая М.В.

Вербицкая М.В.

Comment on the following statement:

    The growth of cities is harmful for the environment.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
- explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position

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Some people say
that the growth of cities is harmful for the environment. There was a time people were living closer to nature in villages, but with expanding population, more and more people started to move to bigger cities making them overcrowded polluting the nature. There are others who think that there is no any harm in it. It’s just a natural process of evolution.

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In my opinion
, growth of modern cities is an encroachment on nature as more natural land is cut to make buildings and structures. More industrialization takes place and more waste products are generated. As a result, it harms the environment.

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, many ambitious city planners oppose this view. They support the growth of cities as it increases the business profit. It boosts industries and there are more machines and cars too.

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I think
that business profit shouldn’t overlook the environment. Industrial boom creates more machines, which means more and more waste products, environmental hazards created from polluted air, water, soil and more usage of natural resources.

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As a result
, people will fall sick more often not getting enough of pure natural resources. They will suffer from the harm caused to the environment by the industrialization done by the growth of cities everywhere. There will also be a lack of natural resources available and it may also contribute to other factors like global warming that are harmful for both the environment and life.


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