Topic: Things to see and do as a tourist
IELTS SPEAKING PART 3
Do you think there are different types of tourist?
Obviously yes, from my own perspective, there are perfectionists who have to plant out their whole vacation beforehand. Some others, on the contrary, are quite impulsive and tend to do whatever comes to their mind.
What kinds of places do people in your country prefer to visit?
Australia is a coastal country, so most Australian citizens enjoy paying a visit to one of the many beaches that we have. There are also many sightseeing fanatics that are enchanted by road trips to the mountainous area of Australia.
Besides natural scenery, what other things do tourist like to see and do?
One of the most sought-after types of tourist destinations is historical spots. Many are also fascinated by modern shopping centers, where they can taste exotic cuisine or search for meaningful souvenirs.
Most people think that natural scenery is more attractive than modern buildings. Why do you think they feel this way?
It’s because the breath of nature usually refreshes people’s mind and bring in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Also, Mother Nature has used her omnipotence to create spectacular scenery that no man-made designs can hold a candle to.
What is the impact of tourism on a country?
Tourism’s high growth rates fire up people to expand the hospitality industry, leading to considerable volumes of foreign currency inflows and boosting the economy. However, tourism also expedites pollution and resource depletion.
Do you think tourism has more of a regional or a national impact on a country?
I hold a belief that it mostly affects the local community. There is inflation in the prices of daily essentialities in tourism areas. Besides, massive development of tourism attractions has influence on local folks, in terms of overpopulation, heavy traffic, noise and air pollutions.
Are there any drawbacks from the development of tourism?
Mass tourism often gives rise to pollution, artificial reconstruction and resources depletion. Plus, with a high flow of tourists, each of whom brings along distinctive cultural customs, the original cultures at tourist destinations are easily diluted and assimilated.
Do you think there would be any disadvantages of living in popular tourist destinations?
Yes, there are many hindrances to the way of life in tourism area. Firstly, the living cost is substantially higher than other places. Besides, life is stressful and competitive, leading to higher rates of anxiety and depression. Last but not least, social maladies are all around.
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