3B Yueng Wut Pan
The advantages and disadvantages of living in the city
Most of the people in the world live in the city. Living in urban areas has
some advantages and disadvantages. In this essay, I shall explain.
First, I would like to talk about the advantages of living in urban areas. It is
good to live in urban areas because it is very convenient. Unlike rural areas,
there are many different kinds of shops and facilities in the city. You can buy
the things you need and use the facilities without any difficulty. For example,
you can buy new clothes or when you are sick, you can go to hospital very
Another good point is that there is a good transport network in the city. You
can use different methods to go from one place to another. For example, you
can take a taxi to go from Sham Shui Po to Shek Kip Mei or by MTR.
On the contrary, there are also some disadvantages for us to live in urban
areas. First, there is plenty of pollution in the city. Compared with the country,
the air in the city is much dirtier. There is also a lot of noise pollution in the city.
For example, many people get respiratory diseases in Hong Kong because
they breathe in dirty air every day. Also, many people can’t sleep well at night
because of the noise from their neighbours.
Another disadvantage of living in urban areas is that the population
density is too high. Diseases can spread very quickly and SARS is a good
In conclusion, we should consider both advantages and disadvantages
and then choose the place that best suits us.