- Describe a crowded place you have been to You should say:
- Where you’ve been that’s crowded
- How often you go to this place
- Who did you go there with
- And explain how you feel about going to this place
China has a very high population particularly in the cities, so there are many places that get crowded depending on the time of day, whether it’s a public holiday or which season it is. For instance, on a daily basis, I commute to work via the subway, and this has to be one of the most crowded places you can find early in the morning and in the evening too.
My colleague, Sam, and I often meet on the street before we go down into the subway because we would not be able to travel together if we tried to meet in the subway. This is because when we get there, it is usually already jam-packed with people waiting to get onto the next train.
It’s a very uncomfortable situation as everyone is squashed together like sardines on the platform. When a train arrives, there is barely enough room for people to get off the train before the crowd surges forward to get a place. Once we*re on the train, the carriage is jammed full of commuters. It can be so bad that I can hardly breathe sometimes. Then, after a long, tiring day at work, we both have to face the same thing again on our return trip. The worst time has to be in the summer. You can imagine the smell in the hot and stuffy carriages. It is really awful.
I make this journey five days a week, and I wish there was another option to travel. To be honest, if there was another way to get to work, I would jump at the chance because I really dislike my daily commute.
1.Do people like to go to crowded places? Why?
Of course not. I think everyone like large space, where they can have enough space to stretch their legs and arms. Crowded places always go with noise and smelly air, which could make people feel uncomfortable and sick.
2.How can the problem of traffic congestion be solved?
The government could spend more money on the improvement of public transportation, for example, building more underground lines and increasing bus routes and number of bus. Besides, the government should encourage people to use the public transportation by reducing the transportations fees.
3.What is the most crowded place in your city?
I think the top tourist sports could be the most crowded place in Shanghai, for example, the Oriental Pearl Toweer the Bund, Chenghuang Temple and the Disney land. Besides, the big shopping malls are also crowded especially on weekends and discount seasons.
4.Why do people still like to live in big cities even though there are severe traffic jams?
Cities could provide more social opportunities, for example, theatres, concerts and amusement parks. There are different choices for people to kill their time. Besides, the infrastructure is more excellent in cities, comparing with its in countryside, from hospital to traffic.
5.What public facilities does your city have?
Shanghai has 16 underground lines and 415 underground stations. So people could go almost every comer of this big city within two hours. Besides, shanghai has two international airports and 3 railway station, from where citizens have opportunities to go every cities in China and other countries in the world.