Tuesday, March 19, 2013

S201-205 Homework: Is air travel better?

Photo by J. Maurer
Comment on the following statement:
Travelling by air is usually considered to be much quicker and more comfortable than travelling by other means. However, sometimes this may not be the case.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of traveling by air? Write 200-250 words on paper that you can give me. (I'll return it with written comments.)

Use the following plan:
  • write an introduction (state the problem/topic)
  • list the advantages and give reasons/examples
  • list the disadvantages and give reasons/examples
  • draw a conclusion (give your opinion or a balanced consideration of the topic)

Exercise adapted from Olga Afanasyeva, Virginia Evans, Victoria Kopylova, Practice Exam Papers for the Russian State Exam, 2010 Revised Edition, Moscow: Express Publishing/Prosveshchenie Publishers.

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