You should spend about 40 minutes on the task.
In the past, people used to travel to see the differences from their home country. However, the sceneries in places around the world seem similar nowadays. What are the causes of these similarities? Do you think the advantages of these similarities outweigh the disadvantages?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
Write at least 250 words.
Unlike the past, today, the sceneries in different places across the world have become much similar. The primary cause behind this is globalization, and I think this uniformity discourages the enthusiasm of the travelers.
To begin, the world has transformed itself in a dramatic way after globalization was accepted by most countries. There were exchanges in the fields of trade, health facilities, education and engineering, to name but a few. This enabled people to choose the best. The impact has also become visible in case of planning the cities, towns and designing special structures which attract tourists. As the technology used and the style of construction became uniform, these places started looking similar to the visitors.
When analyzing whether this uniformity brings more advantages or disadvantages, I would go for the second option, just because I feel that every place should have its own identity. When the identity of a place is lost, naturally people who try to learn and experience the distinct culture, traditions and architectural styles will show less interest towards it. For example, many places in Asia are far different from the places in Europe. These diversities attract more people to visit these places and experience these. When these diversities fade, these places would lose their significance.
Nevertheless, this uniformity is a type of standardization, which helps the local inhabitants to upgrade their standards of living. This makes them feel that they are also a part of the global culture, and brings them closer to the others.
To conclude, it is clear that the fundamental reason behind the similarity of places is globalization, and I think, in this case, it appears to be more negative.
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