IELTS Essays Volume 6

IELTS Essay 26 Volume 6 (V6E26)

It has recently been announced that a large shopping center may be built in your neighborhood. Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

(a) My hometown, Pentair Remiss, is a small fishing village located in west Malaysia. You can hardly find a shopping center there in the neighborhood. I, together with most of the residents in this town, would definitely most welcome the proposal of building a large shopping center in our neighborhood.

Nearly one half of the residents in my neighborhood have to seek for a job in big city like Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. This is because most of the youngsters in my village are reluctant to follow their ancestors’ step to become a fisherman. They wish to pursue a better job in the city. By building a big shopping center, it will surely bring up a lot of working opportunities for the community. Some can work as executives while others can work as salesperson in the shopping center.

Other than that, the establishment of a large shopping center will provide the community a more comfortable and more convenient place to shop. As the weather in Malaysia is so hot, it will be an ideal spot to go shopping for its air-conditioning environment compared to the small stuffy grocery store down the town. On the other hand, it is much more convenient to shop in large shopping center where you can get nearly most of the goods here, from veggies to undergarments, just name it.

Furthermore, the shopping center will most probably benefit the community by offering goods in better price. The shopping center will eventually exist as a main competitor to the other grocery stores and sundry shops in town. Therefore, every store will try to win their customers by lowering the price and at the same time offering better services. And the customer will certainly be the winner in this ‘pricing war’.

In a conclusion, I fully advocate the idea of building a big shopping center in my neighborhood, which will be beneficial to this small town.

(b) Some people claim that a large shopping mall would bring many problems to neighborhood, since they prefer to live in a peace environment. While others, like me, fully agree to build a large shopping center in their neighborhood because of various reasons.

A large shopping mall benefits neighborhood in many areas. The most obvious benefit is convenience. Of course, people need not to commute far away from their home for buying things. They can save not only time but also money. And since a large shopping mall needs human resources in its operation therefore people who live nearby would be hired. As a result, the rate of employment would be diminished. Not only that, when people’s income have increased in turn automatically their lives are better. Undoubtedly, an investment in infrastructure such as road and utilities is necessary,

Neighborhood would get mutual benefits from such an improvement. Wherever department stores are located, the price of land would be naturally increased. For instance, my parents’ house initially cost only 2,00,000 bath, as soon as the shopping mall were built the cost is gradually high.

Furthermore, other business operations might be attracted by a large shopping mall, which create a great variety of alternations such as hair shop, restaurants, and entertainment places. Neighbors receive advantage in term of choice abundance because a large shopping mall provides a wide variety of quality products. Nearby businesses would be positively affected. More than that, a large shopping mall could be attractive by people from other areas. Consequently, it would generate cash inflow into our neighborhood. For example, one of my friends, she always goes shopping around my home since there are not any shopping malls around her home. Thereby, petrol station is demanded for people from distant location. Finally, it could be a tourist attraction.

In conclusion, a large shopping mall is valuable either direct or indirect effects for neighborhood. Many capital cities worldwide could not be prospered without the addition of shopping mall. As we can see, New York City is surrounded by many large shopping malls and attracts a large number of tourists around the world.

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