2017年10月5日雅思写作真题范文及解析：travel to other places to learn about other cultures
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It is not necessary to travel to other places to learn about other cultures. We can learn from books, films and internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Globalization and internet create conditions for widening international exchanges of books and films, in which the way of life is depicted and the ethic standards is conveyed. In consequence, some people support the assertion that there is no need for us to travel abroad to learn exotic culture. Personally speaking, however, I disagree with this assertion as it underestimates the importance of first-hand experience.
To commence with, the books and movies can never replace the real places. No matter how vivid the scenes are, they are merely images and words and can never be liken to historical sites or natural wonders that tourists see in real or even might be allowed to touch with their fingers. The difference can be compared to seeing the picture of a mango rather than eating it.
In addition, paying a visit to foreign countries is a rewarding experience in many respects. For one thing, it is an unparalleled chance to be immersed in the extoic traditional customs. Take my experience as an example. When I visited the kasuga Shrine in Nara (a city in Japan), a wedding ceremony was being hold in the temple.
The priest hosted the ritual in the name of God, expressing the blessing meanwhile the new couple were required to blow deeply to the divinity. As a viewer, I was so impressed by the solemn atmosphere and sincere beliefs. For another thing, to taste local cuisine is a great joy for foodies. Despite the fact that travelers have access to foreign dishes in their own countries, seldom can they savor an authentic flavor due to several factors such as the freshness of ingredients and chef’s cooking skills. Under such circumstance, it is hard for them to appreciate the glamour of traditional food culture.
In conclusion, all these broaden visitors’ horizons and enable them to experience something refreshing and enlightening. Conversely, the passive activity of seeing something in paper or on screens fails to satisfy people’s demands of being involved in the exploration and learning of appealing cultures of alien countries.(341 words)