Essay Sample 27

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Comment on the following statement:

There are more disadvantages than advantages in living in a big city. 

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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The question of living in big cities has been discussed for quite a long time. Some people say that living in big cities is beneficial, whereas others do not agree. They believe that it is really disadvantageous.

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In my opinion living in big cities is exciting. First of all, big cities can offer a person a lot of opportunities for entertainmentFor example, there are many theaters, museums and interesting sights to see. Secondly, all new technological or fashion things like computers, gadgets, stylish clothes, and so on first come to big cities and then spread out to towns and villages. For instance, it is impossible to by a brand new gadget right after it comes out if one lives in a small town.

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At the same time there are people who say that living in big cities are harmful. The ecological situation in such places is usually horrible. The air is polluted, there are a lot of people who in pandemic time spread viruses very quickly.

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I do not agree with the opinion mentioned above. Nowadays almost all means of transportation are being changed into ecologically friendly ones. Trolleybuses and buses that run on electricity do not pollute air at all. As for pandemic, city-dwellers protect themselves much better than others in small towns.

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In conclusion, I would like to say there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight living in a big city looks detrimental, but in actual fact it has a lot of benefits. Thus, I strongly believe that living in a city has more advantages than disadvantages.

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