Topic:A company has announced that it wishes to build a large factory near your community. Discuss
the advantages and disadvantages of this new influence on your community. Do you support or
oppose the factory? Explain your position
I support the idea that a factory to be built near our community. I list my reasons as follows.
Firstly, a new factory near our community helps to improve living standard of people in our
community. The factory will employ a lot of workers. As a consequence, the unemployment rate
will drop significantly. Many people in our community will find a job in the factory. As people’s
income increases, they will be able to spend more money on their food, clothing and leisure time,
and the quality of life will be increased.
Secondly, a new factory will bring prosperity to our community. The tax collected from a factory
is an important source of revenue for our town. As people have higher income, income tax
collected will also be increased. The town will be able to spend more money on infrastructures
and other development. Moreover, in order to accommodate more workers, more homes and
stores will be needed. This will boost real estate development in our community.
Some people say that a factory would bring smog and pollution, and destroy the quality of the air
and water in town. This is not the truth. Modern technologies have made today’s factories
technology intensive and brought pollutions to the minimum. There are also worries that the social
structure of this community will be changed and the traditional life will be affected. We should
understand that society needs to evolve and we cannot always stay in the old time.
Of course, there will be some drawbacks of building a new factory here. But in my opinion, the
benefits outweigh the dangers. I strongly support to build a factory here, and hope that others feel
the same way.