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都会暮らしと田舎暮らしどっちが良いか話し合ってみよう

Discussing the pros and cons of living in a big city or countryside
都会から田舎に引っ越そうかと思案中の友人と意見の交換をしてみましょう。
都会は便利ですが、時々田舎の暮らしにも憧れますよね。都会と田舎、あなたはどんな所に魅力を感じ、どんな所が不便だと感じますか?実際に意見交換をしてみることで、よりイメージが湧きやすくなりますね。
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What are the pros and cons of living in the city or countryside?
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What are the pros and cons of living in the city or countryside?

Let me begin by stating my position: I believe living in the suburbs is the best way to live. However, when it comes to the comparison of living in the city and countryside, the former is more convenient. I'll tell you some benefits of living in a big city. First, we can benefit from the good educational facilities. Governments tend to invest money in urban areas. Second, there are comprehensive transportation systems there. Although I have a driver's license, I rarely drive. As for me, public transports are crucial for living.

自然な表現

Let me begin by stating my position: I believe living in the suburbs is the best way to live. However, when it comes to the comparison of living in the city and countryside, the former is more convenient. I'll tell you some benefits of living in a big city. First, we can benefit from the good educational facilities. Governments tend to invest money in urban areas. Second, there are comprehensive transportation systems there. Although I have a driver's license, I rarely drive. As for me, public transport is crucial for living.

1. This noun is not countable.
I couldn't agree more. I believe the transport system in the big cities in Japan is very well developed. Please go on.

Yes, I cannot imagine the Japanese life without trains and subways. Sure, let's continue. The third benefit is a job opportunity. Even though teleworking has been accelerated by this pandemic, many companies have their offices in metropolitan areas. Therefore, city dwellers have more options than country ones. Although there are many rivals who want to get good job opportunities, we can enhance ourselves by compete with them.

自然な表現

Yes, I cannot imagine    Japanese life without trains and subways. Sure, let's continue. The third benefit is    job opportunities. Even though teleworking has been accelerated by this pandemic, many companies have their offices in metropolitan areas. Therefore, city dwellers have more options than country ones. Although there are many rivals who want to get good job opportunities, we can enhance ourselves by competing with them.

1. We use ‘the’ when there is only one of something or when we are referring to a particular thing. (E.g. “I looked at the Moon. I used the Internet. The report was difficult to read on the small screen.”)
2, 3. The plural is needed here for this general point.
4. We use the present simple tense for something that is generally true or permanent, habits and facts. We use the present continuous for something that is happening now or around the time of speaking, or that is temporary.
Yes, that is correct. All over the world, people move from the countryside to the cities for jobs. There are also so many facilities available in the city.

You're right. However, it is true that the advantages of living in the countryside are being revealed these days. For example, the population density in cities is so high that the risk of infection is also high. In addition, being surrounded by green is comfortable, so some teleworking-people, especially young people, choose rural areas as residences. Based on the above, I think a burb is the best choice for living. It has benefits of both.

自然な表現

You're right. However, it is true that the advantages of living in the countryside are being revealed these days. For example, the population density in cities is so high that the risk of infection is also high. In addition, being surrounded by greenery is comfortable, so some teleworking-people, especially young people, choose rural areas as residences. Based on the above, I think a suburb is the best choice for living. It has the benefits of both.

1. 'Green' is just an adjective, usually referring to a colour. You need a noun here.
2. Spelling mistake.
3. See 1. in #4 above.
I absolutely agree with you. The air in the countryside is not as polluted and I feel people lead relatively relaxed lives.

Yes, the air quality of the countryside is better than that of the city. In my area, I can breathe hearing birds singing in the morning. It also applies to the quality of water. The rivers in the urban area are usually polluted by garbages, and they are muddy. On the contrary, the rivers in the rural areas are clean, and we can see a school of fish inside the rivers.

自然な表現

Yes, the air quality of the countryside is better than that of the city. In my area, I can breathe hearing birds singing in the morning. It also applies to the quality of water. The rivers in the urban areas are usually polluted by garbage, and they are muddy. On the contrary, the rivers in the rural areas are clean, and we can see    schools of fish in them.

1, 3, 4. Plural for this general point.
2. Not countable.
5. 'Inside' refers to an enclosed space.
6. Use a pronoun here to avoid repetition.
Yes, how beautiful it is, isn't it? I have also heard that the taste of fruits and vegetables is different and much better.

Yeah, I've also heard of it. Farmers are trying to differentiate them from others by the quality of their crops. For example, Tochigi prefecture is famous for strawberries. The taste of Tochigi's strawberries seems sweeter than others. Though I don't know they are sweet compared to other ones, their branding does work because everyone thinks so.

自然な表現

Yeah, I've also heard that. Farmers are trying to differentiate themselves from others through the quality of their crops. For example, Tochigi prefecture is famous for strawberries. The taste of Tochigi's strawberries seems sweeter than others. Though I don't know if they are sweet compared to other ones, their branding does work because everyone thinks so.

1. 'That' is better to refer to the general observation.
2. This refers to the farmers.
3. We usually use the preposition 'through' with 'differentiate'.
4. You need to clearly refer to a possibility here.
  • suburb of(~の郊外の)
  • advantage(利益、効果、有利な点)
  • disadvantages(不利(益)、損失、不便)
  • inhabit(住む、 居住する)
  • significant(重要な)
  • What is your opinion?(あなたの意見を聞かせてください。)
  • Compared to Country A, Country B is a lot more affordable to live in.(A国に比べてB国は、生活するにはかなりお得です。)
  • Living in such a big city has a lot of advantages.(このような大都会での生活には多くの利点があります。)
  • Life in the countryside is more peaceful and relaxed.(田舎暮らしはより平和でゆっくりとしています。)
  • To sum up, many people think that this is an important issue that needs to be addressed.(結論から言うと、多くの人がこの問題は解決しなければならない重要な問題だと考えています。)

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