Living in a big city has both advantages and disadvantages
On the plus side, it is often easier to find work, and there is usually a choice of public transport, so you don’t need to own a car. Also, there are a lot of interesting to do and places to see.
For example, you can eat in good restaurants, visit the museums, and go to the theater and to concerts. What is more, when you want to relax, you can usually find a park where you can feed the ducks or just sit on a park bench and read a book. All in all, city life is full of bustle and variety and you need never feel bored.
However, for every plus there is a minus. For one thing, you might have a job, but unless it is very well paid, you will not be able to afford many of the things that there are to do, because living in a big city is often very expensive.
It is particularly difficult to find good, cheap accommodation. What is more, public transport is sometimes crowded and dirty, particularly in the rush hour, and even the parks can become very crowded, especially on Sundays when it seems that every city dweller is looking for some open space and green grass. Last of all, despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely in a city.
In conclusion, I think that city life can be particularly appealing to young people, who like the excitement of the city and don’t mind the noise and pollution. However, many people, when they get older, and particularly when they have young children, often prefer the peace and fresh air of the countryside.
1.What is the suitable title of the text above?
a.Living in a big city
b.Advantage of living in a big city
c.Disadvantage of living in a big city
d.The positive effect of living in a big city
e.The danger of living in a big city
2.What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
a.a choice of public transport
b.living without having a car
c.a lot of interesting things to do
d.a side effect of living in a big city
e.advantages of living in a big city
3.What is the advantage of living in a big city?
a.It is often easy to find work
b.It is not expensive to fulfill daily needs
c.There are not any interesting things to do
d.It is not difficult to find good accommodation
e.There are not noise and pollution affecting people’s life
4.“In conclusion, I think that city life can be particularly appealing to young people, who like the excitement of the city and don’t mind the noise and pollution.” (Paragraph 6)
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