You and your family are moving to another country, and you are looking for rented accommodation there. Write a letter to a property agent. In your letter
introduce yourself and your family
describe the type of accommodation that you hope to find
give your preference for the location of the accommodation
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to ask for your help finding accommodation in Australia. My name is Mark Smith, and I am married with two young children. A recent promotion at work has meant that I will soon be based in Sydney instead of London, and so we are hoping to emigrate as soon as possible.
Our plan is to find rented accommodation for at least the first year of our stay in Australia. Ideally, we would like a detached house with three or four bedrooms and a good-sized garden so that the children have somewhere to run around.
We would prefer a quiet, suburban location within easy commuting distance of the city centre. The local schools are an important consideration, and we would like to be close to shops and other amenities.
I hope you can help us with our house search, and I look forward to hearing from you.
There are more and more people tend to travel to other countries during their holidays.Do you think it is appositive trend or negative trend for the countries they travel to?
Nowadays, there are a growing number of people preferring to travel abroad for vacation, which boosts the tourism industry in nations they visit. However, this tendency produces several negative effects in some aspects.
On one hand, international travel does enhance the dissemination of local culture and customs as well as stimulate economic growth. Statistics show that every year thousands of foreign tourists pay a visit to Beijing, Shanghai and Yunnan which are world-famous cities in China. There are no better chances for them to have a deep understanding of grand architecture in Qing Dynasty when visiting the Forbidden City; to appreciate the rhythm and scenes of Shanghai opera when watching a fantastic show in Yu Garden; to experience the happiness and blessings of the Water-Sprinkling Festival when celebrating the moment with people of Dai nationality. Meanwhile, much attention can be paid by natives and authorities to the preservation of cultural heritage.
In addition, in order to meet the high demands for accommodation and catering, hotels and restaurants spring up around tourist attractions, which creates lots of job opportunities as well as promotes the prosperity of local economy. It is particularly true for countries such as Thailand whose state revenue mainly depends on income of tourism. What’s more, the appealing and exotic cultural customs brought by overseas visitors contribute to the cultural diversity.
On the other hand, overseas travel diminishes national identity, which can be proved in the situation where Chinese people decorate Christmas trees and exchange gifts at Christmas so as to cater to the needs of tourists from Western countries. Instead, less passion and enthusiasm were hold by citizens especially young people about Spring Festival. Besides, the environment of scenic spots might be destroyed. Reports reveal some travelers from developing countries tend to dump garbage in natural parks or smoking in non-smoking zones, in which case, local government has to allocate funds as well as labor to solve environmental issues.
In conclusion, as far as I am concerned that numerous tourists from abroad flock into resorts has brought more advantages and in order to benefit more from the overseas travel, it is vital for government to launch campaigns to strengthen traditional values of citizens and regulate the penalty for wrongdoings.