Sample essay 21

The only way to reduce the amount of traffic in cities today is by reducing the need for people to travel from home for work, education or shopping.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It is certainly that today traffic in cities throughout the world has become a major problem. This is obvious from the number of vehicles on our roads and the amount of pollution they cause. Probably the traffic problem is due to people commuting for work, study and other purposes and this is evident in the rush hours.

It is also true that today such daily commuting is not always necessary because people can do these things from home, we can see this in the options Information Technology gives us today. For instance, on-line work, distance learning and shopping facilities are all available via the internet.

However, even if everyone had access to the technology and the opportunity to work from home, it is unrealistic to think that everyone would want to. Even though the technology for working, studying or shopping on-line makes this option a possibility, it would mean people had less freedom of choice and less social contact in their lives. This would have a large impact on society as a whole. So, in conclusion, I think that while this practice could reduce the traffic problems in our cities, it is most unlikely to be an acceptable solution. In term of other solutions, perhaps we need to think more carefully about facilitating public transport and limiting private cars in our city centers. The development of public transport that is not road-based, such as sky trains or subways would probably be a more workable alternative measure to reduce congestion on our roads.

Các cụm từ cần nhớ

– Commute(v): đi lại

– Unrealistic(adj): không thực tiễn, viễn vông

– Facilitate public transport: tạo điều kiện thuận lợi cho phương tiện công cộng

– Limit private cats: giới hạn số lượng xe cá nhân

– Road-based(adj): (về xe cộ) hoạt động trên đường

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