“Public transportation should be encouraged instead of private cars.” Do you agree with this statement? Please give reasons for your answer.
With the improvement of living standards, some people can afford to buy their own cars. They drive to work or drive to the suburbs, enjoying the happy holidays. Yet, private cars can’t replace public transportation, such as buses or subways. Compared with private cars, buses and subways have several advantages. First, they are very cheap. A monthly ticket enables one to go from almost any part of the city to another by bus or subway. Second, the bus and subway schedules are well planned and seldom does one have to wait very long to catch them. Third, they have comfortable seats and some of them are air-conditioned. Therefore, public transportation should be encouraged.
WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
1. enable v. 使能够
2. replace v. 取代， 替换
3. schedule n. 时间表
4. seldom adv. 很少， 不常
5. suburb n. 市郊，郊区
答案用词简洁，序数词 first, second and third的使用清晰地说明了发展公共交通的三点好处，层次清楚。表示因果关系的副词therefore自然而然地引导出结论。