2015年3月7日托福独立写作题目：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: people will spend les time on cooking food in twenty years.
I call still recall the old days that during family union how my grandparents made all the delicious food for me. The taste of handmade dumplings and the sheer moments of joy seems somewhat distanced from our daily life. And admittedly, the societal changes and technological advances have revolutionized and changed the way people regard and cook food. With one or two decades, I believe there will be fewer people spend their time on cooking.
The first reason the invention and most critically the popularization of electric appliances in the kitchen. Household products such as refrigerators have made food storage more convenient. People can purchase a wide array of frozen food from supermarkets or local convenience stores and put them into fridges. Optimum temperature can also be set in case of food spoilage. Many more cookers such as blenders and microwave ovens have also simplified the food preparation and cooking process.
Another point to note is the ubiquitous chain restaurants around neighborhood. The most accessible one is fast food restaurants like Burger King and McDonald. Despite the potential risk of obesity and diabetes, these kinds of food do offer one kind of advantage- convenience. More upscale restaurants include Chinese cuisine and French food. Dishes served in these restaurants offer not only a glimpse of the foreign culture but a feast to one’s tongue.
What’s more, the fast-paced urban life and increasingly competitive and tough job market shall also contribute to the shift in people’s cooking preference. With more and more companies are considering downsizing their employees during the global economic downturn, the current workers will have to strive for good performance at work, not to mention those who are ambitious enough to look for a promotion and salary increment. While the adults and parents in the family are preoccupied with their career, it seems not surprising that few nowadays are willing to cook themselves.
Therefore, I believe that it is inevitable that within two decades people will spend les time on cooking food.
Food is typically one of the most important parts of a person’s day. “When, what, and where will I eat?” are questions people all over the world ask themselves every day. In twenty years, these questions will remain, but people will not spend less time cooking their own food for several reasons.
To begin, food is obviously important to people. People enjoy food that tastes good to them and relish a home-cooked meal. As technology advances and tasks at work are completed more efficiently, people find they have more leisure time. During the extra leisure time, families might begin to cook meals together as an activity to connect with one another. Preparing home-cooked meals is a timeless activity that families participate in and enjoy. For example, families gather for large home-cooked meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas in the United States. These family gatherings are a way for families to reconnect and catch up over a meal.
Secondly, it is economical for someone to cook their own meal. Instead of going out to lunch to buy food, people will continue to pack their lunches and eat leftovers. Packing lunches and finishing left overs is not only a great way to save money, but will reduce excess and unnecessary environmental waste, especially if the person is using reusable containers to carry his food. Cooking your own food will not only be important in twenty years; it’s important now! With populations skyrocketing all around the world, it has never been more important to reduce unnecessary environmental waste to sustain our world for future generations.
Finally, as rates of obesity continue to rise, fast food and eating out is beginning to get a ‘bad rap.’ Health is a high priority. When someone cooks themselves a meal, he is completely aware of what is being added, as well as the hygiene of the food because he purchased it. In other words, he is familiar with the food before he eats it. Being conscious of what you are consuming is extremely important, especially in order to stay healthy. Cooking your own food is the best way to maintain your weight and this will certainly not go out of style in twenty years.
In twenty years, people will continue to cook their own food. Cooking your own food allows you to spend time with family doing something meaningful for everyone involved, it helps maintain optimal health, and it is economical in many aspects.
2015年3月7日托福独立写作：Some people think that it is an important part of a child’s education to go on a field trip (for example, museums)， other people think a child’s time is better spent learning in a classroom at school.