City Vs Country Life
- Posted by: Ксения
- Category: Разговорный
People often have doubts about the best place for living. Actually there are two alternatives either to live in the city or in the country. Both have substantial benefits and evident downsides. I’ll tell you my personal position as a city resident.
Let’s start with life in the city. It gives a lot of opportunities for citizens. Large shopping malls, enormous buildings, all sorts of educational establishments and courses, high range of entertainments for any budget, etc. No need to care about the dinner after a hard day, you can eat out or get a takeaway at any time of the day or night. You may save money refusing buying a car as there are comfortable interchanges everywhere. School leavers tend to leave for a big city where they will have a chance to get a better job. It is important to say that everyone is able to afford accommodation according to his or her finances.
Now, a couple of disadvantages existing in the city. Life here is expensive. You can’t lose your job and have no stress. How to pay the bills? Where to take money for leaving? These questions constantly worry people in the city. I guess countryside residents have fewer problems with that. Crime is higher. It is vital to be careful at night time. Pollution spoils normal living. Traffic congestions force citizens to change their schedules spending more time on commuting.
So, what are the advantages of country living? I’m sure every day people here wake up in the magnificent atmosphere. Nature is just outside the window. Fresh air braces up not only body but mind giving power to start the day efficiently. Of course, a couple of words about organic food you can have in the country. Farm residents grow foods themselves, the quality of such nutrition is much higher than all those intermediate foods and surrogates people have to eat in the city.
Don’t think there are no drawbacks. I can frankly say some of them are essential minuses. For example, to get first aid can be troublesome. An ambulance is not regular and it takes time to save human’s life that sometimes is fatal. People in the village have no rest as they must take care of the gardens, domestic animals and household day-by-day. Social life is less developed. It often happens that everybody knows each other, you can’t meet someone new.
To sum up, the choice depends on person’s goals and wishes. Every place has its advantages as well as disadvantages. Keep in mind one thing that always works – it is not the places that grace the men, but men the places.
substantial benefits — существенные выгоды
evident downsides — очевидные недостатки
takeaway – доставка еды домой
interchanges – транспортные развязки
accommodation — жилье
schedules — расписания
braces up — бодрит
nutrition — питание
intermediate foods — полуфабрикаты
essential — важный
first aid – первая помощь
ambulance – скорая помощь
fatal — смертельный
household – домашнее хозяйство