Village or Town?

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Olesia Tararai
Instructor Izmentinov
Writing for Academic Purposes
Section 2
1 March 2010

Some people enjoy living in a big city, while others like living in a small village. Discuss both choices and defend your preference.

A Small Village or A Big City?

Our society is observing a village decline and a fast development of large cities. Some people have the idea that the best place for living is in a big city. However, many others disagree with this point of view, considering a village to be a perfect place to live. Obviously, both have good reasons to claim which place, a village or a city, is the most suitable for a person. People who support the idea of a perfect life in a city give many expedient reasons. Firstly, a big city gives a great variety of opportunities. For example, an educational level in cities is highly developed. There are a wide range of prestigious schools to choose and there are more colleges, universities and academies. What is more, large cities offer a lot of extra curricula activities like sports clubs, art and dance schools and more. Secondly, big cities provide a person with a good medical treatment. Rapidly growing, a number of medical institutions is sufficient for the needs of city inhabitants. Finally, in a big city a person is provided with all facilities she or he needs for a well-being. Other people believe that villages are the best place to live. Firstly, they point out the safe and clean environment of the countryside. Absence of heavy traffic means absence of polluted atmosphere. With clean environment farmers can grow ecologically clean vegetables. Secondly, villagers appreciate a friendly atmosphere in a small town. Because of a small population, everyone knows everyone in villages. This fact unites people. They have a feeling of living in a closely knit community. Finally, countrymen see a village as the best place to live. Deciding between two places to live, I would choose a big city. Firstly, being...
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