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Daily speaking practice 2 13/10/20 You live in a crowded city with only one green space, the city park. The government recently proposes to build a housing complex on this only green space. Do you think this is a good idea? I totally disagree with the government's proposal to remove the only park from the city. First of all, while housing complex, skyscrapers and other types of buildings are responsible for urban heat island effects and light pollution, the city park can actually act as greenroofs that sink CO2 released by power plants and cars in the city. If the government is replacing the only park with some kind of housing complex, it is also destroying the only solution to air pollution, extreme temperatures in winter and summer, and other types environment problems. In addition, the city park can also boost social cohesion and relations between city inhabitants. When you're in a park or any type of green area, we are disconnected from the road and the noise of cars for a few minutes and thus improve and inspire our mood. No wonder why the world health organization concluded that urban green areas are essential to human wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. However, it is so annoying and boring to live in a place with just heavy traffic and buildings all around us. In sum, I believe the government's proposal is totally unreasonable.
Oct 13, 2020 11:31 AM
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Daily speaking practice 2 13/10/20 You live in a crowded city with only one green space, the city park. The government recently proposed to build a housing complex on this only green space. Do you think this is a good idea? I totally disagree with the government's proposal to remove the only park from the city. First of all, while housing complexes, skyscrapers and other types of buildings are responsible for urban heat island effects and light pollution, the city park can actually act as a greenroof that absorbs the CO2 released by power plants and cars ('im the city' is correct, but I think it's redundant, as the earlier part of the essay implies it already). If the government replaces our only park with some kind of housing complex, it is also destroying the only solution to air pollution, extreme temperatures in winter and summer, and other types environmental problems. In addition, the city park can (you don't need to use both 'in addition' and 'also' here) boost social cohesion and foster/improve relations between city residents. A park or any type of green space, can offer a temporary respite from the noise of cars and the frantic pace of urban life and thus improve your mood and inspire your mind. No wonder the world health organization concluded that urban green spaces are essential to human wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. It is so annoying and boring to live in a place with nothing but heavy traffic and buildings all around us. In sum, I believe the government's proposal is totally unreasonable.
This is very well thought out! A few extra notes: I think 'green areas' is fine, but in my experience people tend to refer to 'green spaces' more often. Also, I hope you don't mind the liberties I took in the sentence "A park or any type of green space..."! I wanted to try to preserve your meaning, but say it in a more natural sounding (but still formal) way. 🌳
October 13, 2020
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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