Nowadays, there are a lot of people choosing to move to a new place where they have never gone. Some people think it is not good because they will lose old friends. However, each coin has two sides. There are also many advantages because of moving to a new city or a new country.
First of all, I think changing a place does not necessary lose old friends. As we all know, the formation of friends usually needs a lot of time and it doesn't disappear because people get apart. In the modern society, the invention of phone and Internet has shortened the distance of people. Even though the distance of people is very long, it doesn't inhibit the communication of people. Take me as an example, when I am 13, I moved to a new place to study because of the change of my parents' job. Before moving, I have had a lot of friends in my hometown who played with me after class at that time. After moving to the new city, I still contact with them by phone or MSN every weekend; therefore, the distance of people doesn't have any impact on the connection of them.
Secondly, we can have new classmates and neighbors after we move to a new city or a new place. Although we may feel alone when we have moved for a short time, through several months we will make some new friends. Friends are very important to us in our society and the more friends you make, the probability you achieve success is greater. If we stay in one place all the life, the number of people we are familiar with is very low. Take me as another example, after my moving to a new place, I make a lot of friends and there are some friends who are helpful to my future development among them.
Last but not least, when moving to a new place, we can also learn the new culture and have a broader horizon. With the rapid development of our country, one of the ways to keep pace with it is to see around the country or even the world. If we only stay in our hometown, how can we understand the rapid development of outside; how can we keep pace with the progress of our country.
From the point I state above, moving to a new city or a new country is a good chance to people which could make them make new friends and understand more things. If people have opportunities, they should go outside.
With the rapid development of technologies, the process of globalization is progressing quickly. People have become more likely to move to another city or country in pursuit of their goals. Some people contend that it is a bad idea to move to a new place because those who relocate lose their current friends. I strongly disagree with this statement for several reasons.
People who move to new locations do not need to lose their friends, as they can take advantage of technologies in most countries to keep in touch. People can use numerous means of making contact, including telephone, e-mail, and online chat software. These technologies easily allow one to maintain relationships. For example, my family moved from Hengyang to Changsha several years ago due to my parents’ work assignment. Since our move, I have preserved my relationships with my old friends in Hengyang by chatting online; we even see each other often through video conferencing. In addition, as the transportation system has expanded quickly, it is very convenient for me to take trips to visit my old friends now and then.
Furthermore, moving to new places broadens people’s horizons, supporting their personal development. By traveling internationally, one can gain a better understanding of various customs, histories, religions, and cultures. With a broad view, people become more optimistic and active. My uncle, for example, used to be very shy and unsure of his purpose when he was young; he became much more confident and positive after he finished his undergraduate program abroad. He has always said that his four years of campus life abroad changed his way of looking at life.
Though technologies allow people to connect with old friends at a distance, they do have some disadvantages. For instance, when friends who live in different cities cannot communicate face to face, they may have unnecessary misunderstandings and disagreements. Despite these challenges, I insist that it is not bad to move to other places, given the enormous benefits that relocating can bring.
In conclusion, people who move to new cities and countries should not worry about losing their friends, as technological advancements can secure their relationships and moving can offer them great benefits.
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