2014/1/18托福写作题目：if a local government is facing economic problemsIn your opinion, if a local government is facing economic problems, which of the following areas should it spend less money on? Libraries or Public transportation or Police
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Libraries, public transportation, and police forces are all important parts of society,but they are not all equal when it comes to keeping society running. If one area had to have its funding reduced,it would probably be best to pick libraries.
Law enforcement is necessary to keep society functioning safely, so it would be unacceptable to reduce funding in this area. If we deprive police forces of the resources they need to maintain peace and order,then people would not be able to use things like libraries or public transportation without a sense of fear. They might get ambushed on the way to the library,for example,or mugged while taking public transportation late at night.In fact,these things already happen now-can you imagine how much worse it would be with more poorly-equipped police?
Public transportation is also essential to the functioning of modern society, so cutting corners here would be a bad idea as well. Because modern cities must accommodate enormous populations. weakening public transportation in any way would prove disastrous for millians of people who could no longer get to work or school. If you've ever lived in a major city you'll know that it's disruptive enough on days when only a single subway line breaks down; if we cut funding for public transportation we can expect things to be even worse. And it’s not as if everybody could just drive or bike to work either: the roads in our cities were not built to support entire present-day populations of people all traveling by car or bicycle at once.
Compared with law enforcement and public transportation,libraries are much less relevant to modern society.The main reason is that text materials can now be stored in digital form. Even though libraries are useful to have around for other reasons,their primary purpose as repositories of books can be largely filled by computers and the internet now. Maintaining a brick-and-mortar library costs a lot more than just maintaining a server with digital books. And how many of us really go to libraries anyway? If we looked at the statistics, we would doubtlessly discover that people sought out textual resources in digital form online far more offten than they did in book form at libraries.
For those reasons. it seems that libraries are less crucial to the operations of society than both police forces and public transportation. Thus, we should probably choose libraries if we are ever presented with the dilemma of where to cut funding.
2014年1月12日托福独立写作范文：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? In modern times, grandparents cannot give their grandchildren useful advice because the world of today and the world of 50 years ago are too different.