Essay Sample 16

Вербицкая М.В.

Вербицкая М.В.

Comment on the following statement:

    Travelling abroad helps to understand your own country.

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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There is an opinion that
travelling abroad helps to understand your own country. Now-a-days more and more people are travelling abroad as tourists or on business. This helps them not only to understand newer lands, but their own country well too. There are others who think that to learn your own country is enough to understand it well.

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In my opinion
, it can be a good experience travelling abroad to understand your own country better, since it gives a comparative perspective and shows you the good aspects of life in your own country. Travelling abroad puts one under certain inconvenience in communication, staying at a new place, struggling through newer customs etc. Coming back to your own country you can understand why things are done a certain way and why they have a special place in your life. Also, you learn to look at things differently that you couldn’t value better before.

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some people also believe that traveling abroad doesn’t help one understand own country, because it simply increases knowledge about another country, their customs, language and places. It takes you away from your own country.

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I don’t agree with this
. As apart from learning things of another country, you learn to value things in your own country, understand them better from another perspective and on the whole start to understand your own country better.

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Concluding from the above
, travelling abroad can help a person understand his own country better.


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