If you go traveling to a city for the first time, and you have only a limited amount of time, which ONE of the three activities will you do?
1) touring the historic sites;
2) shopping on some of the local markets;
3) going to the local restaurants or cafés.
It is not unlikely that a person visits a city for the first time and has only some time. The person may visit the city’s historic sites or go to the local restaurants or cafés. However, there is a better destination, the local markets.
It takes time to properly tour a historic site. First, many of the sites, such as, the Summer Palace, cover massive areas, and a full tour of them can take a whole day, which can hardly be spared out of a busy schedule. Second, many of the sites, such as the Forbidden City, are clusters of ancient buildings in which millions of antiques are displayed. A full view of those ancient objects is impossible for rushing tourists. In short, it is pitiful to have only a brisk tour or view of those sites.
* 否定第一个选项：应对题目中关于时间的陈述：only a limited amount of time
The local restaurants or cafés may be a better choice, since a meal cannot takethat much time[指代上文所述的时间，从而形成idea之间的联系]. Also, they are the popular destinations among foodies. However, a traveler must travel around rather than sit at a dining table. I would regret that I did not spend the time on touring but in a restaurant. If I were quite familiar with the city, I might find a local diner and spend the time on its terrace, eating and drinking. However, I would not do this during my first visit. As a matter of fact, the satiation of stomach cannot compare with an eye-opening experience, [通过比较级形成idea之间的联系] and the delight [指代前面的an eye-opening experience] can be found in the local markets.
* 否定第三个选项：应对题目中关于“首次”的陈述：for the first time
It is highly likely that those markets provide unprecedented experiences. Earlier this year, I went to Chengdu for a contest, and I had a short stay of a few days after the event. I decided to make good use of the time and feel the city. I visited two of the local markets, and my treasure hunt turned out to be a delightful experience. Visiting the local farmers’ fair gave me pleasant surprises, as I saw some produce that I had never seen before, and during my visit to the local handicraftsmen’s market, I bought some traditional toys that are exclusively local. Also, my curiosity for the city was well satisfied since those local products presented the life of the native people that had always be in the tales.
When a person visits a city for the first time and has only some time, shopping at the city’s local markets is a better choice than visiting the city’s historic sites or going to the local restaurants or cafés.