HW: TOEFL – Academic Discussion Timed Practice [City Spending]
Task: read the task and follow the instructions given in the table to write your essay.
|Your professor is teaching a class on marketing. Write a post responding to the professor’s question. In your response, you should
– express and support your personal opinion
– make a contribution to the discussion in your own words
An effective response will contain at least 100 words.
You have ten minutes to write.
Professor: As you know, city governments have a responsibility to improve the lives of residents. In today’s class we’re going to discuss the best way for them to do that. What strategy do you think governments should use to improve the overall quality of life of residents? Why do you think it’s important?
Maria: I think investing in infrastructure should be the main priority for every local government. This could include things like repairing roads and bridges, expanding public transportation, and improving access to clean water and sanitation. When cities have good infrastructure it’s easier for residents to get around, and new businesses are attracted to the area. They also experience fewer serious accidents.
Tom: While I agree that infrastructure is important, I think that social programs should also be a major focus. The government could invest in things like education, affordable housing, and healthcare, which can help address issues like poverty, inequality, and access to basic needs. By providing these types of services, the government can help improve people’s well-being. These are things that everyone benefits from… unlike a road which is only used by people who drive cars.
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