You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people think living in big cities is bad for people’s health. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.
It is argued that life in big cities is detrimental for a person’s health. Of course, there is some truth in it, however one cannot completely agree to this view.
First and foremost reason behind my agreement is because of the increased pollution in cities. For example, in metropolitan cities like Delhi, the air quality often goes up to the hazardous level. Similarly, water supply and sanitation services are just satisfactory. Unlike villages or small towns, where people get enough fresh water, fresh air and ample space of living, in cities these facilities are limited to a few.
In addition to these crises, people in cities are less agile and they usually do not have quality food. To be clearer, in villages, most people are engaged in physically demanding activities, and they have a provision of having organic foods which are produced locally. However, in cities, because of mainly the circumstances, people usually have convenience food and they follow a sedentary lifestyle. Furthermore, the huge population in big cities make their population more vulnerable to diseases.
I admit that, big cities offer the best health care facilities. To explain it further, larger cities have super-specialty hospitals, well-equipped gymnasiums and trained professionals for health education. However, these facilities are seen used by only a small proportion of people.
To conclude, although big cities can offer a quality life, in general, the physical circumstances make it difficult to provide a healthier environment to their population.