Essay Sample 15/7

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 always harmful for the environment, whereas others believe that there are new ecological projects for cities that are not harmful at all.

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In my opinion the growth of cities is not always harmful for nature. First of all,  newer technologies allow people to build cities without polluting the environment. For example, there are a lot of eco-projects that make the environment even better. Secondly, nowadays cars, the most harmful elements of a city, have become much less polluting. For instance, there are many hybrids – gasoline cars that work partly on solar energy or electricity. Eco-friendly towns are developing more and more. Moreover, people have also begun to better care about nature.

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At the same time there are people who think the continuing growth of is harmful. They see that the water is polluted in many cities. Cities produce a lot of waste products. In some countries people cannot drink tap water anymore. The air in big cities is very polluted as well. A lot of forests are being cut to let big cities grow.

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I cannot agree with the opinion mentioned above for a particular reason. The situation is changing now and it is getting better and better. People have realized its harmfulness a long time ago and have been working hard to make our existence on earth as harmless as it possible.

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In conclusion, I would like to say that the ecological planning of cities has come a long way. It started moving in a different direction, namely it has become more eco-friendly. I strongly believe that eventually we will learn to build big cities that are completely harmless to the environment.

Read by Neil Geitz


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