2019年1月12日托福独立写作题目：Do you think that it’s better to travel to different countries when you are young than when you are older?
a.locate a career 年轻人可以通过旅行来寻找自己的工作兴趣，从而找到合适自己的工作，而老年人已经有稳定的工作，不需要再通过旅行来找工作了。
b. promote 年轻人可以通过再旅行过程中cultivate 时间管理能力等晋升必要的技能和品质，而老年人不需要在工作中晋升了。
范文1：Argument 1 (for)
It is better for people to travel to different countries when they are young than to wait until they are older. Younger travelers gain many useful experiences and skills. By waiting until they are adults, people lose out on many opportunities that could assist in situations throughout their lives.
Travel is an opportunity to supplement education about new places, cultures, people, and languages. A basic understanding of such things is taught in schools, but travel provides students with an opportunity to experience such things in person. Therefore, travel rounds out a classical education and solidifies what is learned. For example, a person may take several years of a foreign language such as German in school, but never have a chance to practice outside of the classroom. That person will invariably forget most of the language. However, if that person goes to Germany and talks with local people, he or she will remember the words better and develop a stronger understanding of the language and culture.
Not only does travel reinforce standard education, but it is also a chance to get a viewpoint that is not taught in formal academic settings. Going to new places opens doors for making friends and seeing life from a different angle. Such an expansion helps break down dangerous stereotypes and biases that lead to hatred, prejudice and war. It is important to have these experiences as early in life as possible to create a more just and equal society.
Finally, travel develops self-confidence. People learn to deal with situations outside their familiar rage. It is good for young people to gain the confidence that they can cope with new experiences on their own. Even simple activities like finding a meal or riding a bus can be extremely challenging when using a different language in a new place. Self-confidence is essential for decision making and problem solving, which are both necessary for work and social situations throughout life. Therefore, it is good for young people to travel so they are not afraid of dealing with new situations throughout their lives.
Travel reinforces a regular education and provides a perspective not found in classrooms. It also boosts self-confidence. Therefore, it is good for people to travel when they are young rather than just wait until they are older.
范文2：Argument 2 (against)
Mature adults are more prepared for travel than young people are, so it is advisable to wait before visiting foreign countries. People who wait are better able to understand what they see, they have experience to deal with problems, and they have more financial flexibility.
First, travel to a foreign country inevitably involves seeing new things. Schools, though, do not prepare students for the realities of a completely different place. Mature adults can take the time to research about where they are going and get the most out of the experience. For example, it might be pretty to see the Great Wall of China. However, if the viewer understands the history of the wall and knows its purpose and the effort involved in building it, the experience of looking at the wall is greatly enriched. It is therefore wise for people to go to places that they have had time to study in depth rather than just go to famous places when they are very young.
Second, mature adults are more capable of dealing with problems than young people are. With more life experience, the adult can assess the dangers of a situation and evaluate the best course of action to solve it. Adults are more aware of the resources available to them at home, so can apply such knowledge to unfamiliar circumstances. Instead of panicking when something goes wrong, a mature adult can draw upon experience to cope with the problem successfully.
Finally, travel is expensive, so it is better to travel when there is enough money to cover the expense. Younger people often are trying to save money for an education or repay school loans, so they do not have the financial leeway to spend on a trip. Alternately, their parents selflessly spend their own money to pay for their children to have a vacation overseas. By contrast, a person who has worked many years in a job may have more money and paid vacation time to invest in personal travel. It is better to wait until there is enough money to travel than rely on loans or worry that parents are sacrificing their interests.
For these reasons, it is better to wait until a person is a mature adult to travel rather than go to foreign countries when young.