- Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution You should say
- Where it is
- When you visited this place
- What kinds of pollution you saw there
- And explain haw this place was affected
Speaking of the topic, I’d like to talk about a small town which is 150 miles away from where I live.
I first visited it when I was in primary school with my parents. The town was very tranquil and peaceful. Surrounded by mountains, I could literally hear the birds sing all day long. I also enjoyed the smell of the fresh leaves and soil especially with some gentle wind. There was also a very clear river there, and I would get into the water with my bare feet in summer and try to catch a fish or two, and I never succeeded, thought That was that paradise would look like for me.
As I got older, I was super busy with my study and never got the chance to go there again until a few months ago. I was extremely excited about going back there and I was even more disappointed when I actually got there. Everything was different. The trees were half dead and instead of fish, there were plastic bags floating on the river. When the wind blew, it brought over that disgusting smell of chemicals. I can’t tell you how frustrated I was at what that town had turned into, but some extent, I would say that it fiercely tore one of my childhood fantasies apart.
Now at times I would think about how beautiful that town used to be. The pollution has turned that paradise into hell. That’s a huge shame.
1.Do you think pollution is common in your country?
Yeah, I do think so. As you can see, China has been developing really fast over the past few decades, but that comes with a price. I can actually feel the pollution getting more and more serious. Chinese people are still trying to find the balance between modernization and environmental protection, and thank god we are getting somewhere.
2.How do people deal with pollution?
People have been taking measures to deal with pollution. For example, the government has passed the laws that regulate the amount of waste produced by the factories, which can improve the soil and water quality. People are encouraged to take public transportation to reduce air pollution as well.
3.Do you think industrial pollution affects people’s living quality?
I think that industrial pollution greatly affects people’s living quality, both psychologically and physically. To begin with, industrial pollution has a huge influence on our living environment. Just imagine how you would feel if all you would see was the dust and the grey sky. It would do great harm to our mental health. In addition, the waste produced by industrial pollution will go into the soil and water, and then the food, and eventually us.
4.Do you think children should learn something about global warming?
Yeah, there is no doubt that children should learn about global warming. We don’t leave on the planet alone. We survive as a community and as the global warming is getting worse, it is affecting all of us. The earlier children learn about it, the better.