| #2 (permalink) Wed Jun 03, 2009 17:53 pm TOEFL essay: Advantages and disadvantages of cold weather
|COLD WEATHER: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES.
Spring or Autumn, Summer or Winter; all people have their favourite season. Although we cannot change a season for another in the year; or only choose to live in half of the year, and in the other half to sleep, such as a bear, we can at least plan our activities to do when we want, for as a long as we can. But what is the best weather to work in.? When would we enjoy working more?. Each season has its advantages or disadvantages.
Light clothes, sunshine and long days are characteristics of Spring and Summer. The first important advantage of hot days is the extra available time. Because the sun rises earlier than in cold weather, we wake up earlier. We can do many activities in less time. Another additional advantage is the ability to wear fewer clothes, so we save much time without having to think about what we should put on today. As a result, we are not late to work or in doing other activities. Finally, the sunshine provides a powerful energy to make us happy and dynamic.
However, hot days also have their disadvantages. In tropical countries like Paraguay Spring and Summer are very hot. We cannot do anything without drinking lots of liquids, because we need lots of water to withstand the heat. People who work indoors need to work with air conditioning, so they are more prone to respiratory diseases like flu. Moreover, people who need to work outside must protect their skin from the sun, because that is dangerous, and they can to get skin-cancer. Finally, if the weather is very hot, you do not want to work because if you move you feel that it is much too hot.
Those are the advantages and disadvantages of hot weather. On the other hand, cold weather has it's advantages and drawbacks, too. One point for it is we do not need to worry about the sun or heat, because the temperature is generally good to move or walk. Even better, we need to move to keep warm. Another further advantage is that we can eat well when it is cold weather, without thinking about our weight, because no one will care if you are heavy or not, because we all wear clothes that cover our body. At last, we can sleep better in Winter than in the other seasons, so we are able to obtain more rest to work better and longer.
For disadvantages of cold weather we can say that we need much more time to do something, mainly household chores that include weather, such as to wash clothes or dishes. We need much more time to put on clothes to keep warm and we can be sick with flu or allergies more frequently.
To conclude, all seasons have their argument against or drawbacks. We cannot change their positions in the year or to remove any of them, but we can think of better ways to pass all year, both Summer and Winter.
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