Present a written argument or case to an educated non-specialist audience on the following topic:
Tourism is becoming increasingly important as a source of revenue to many countries but its disadvantages should not be overlooked.
You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence
[shc_shortcode class=”shc_mybox”]Faster planes and cheaper flights are making it easier than ever before for people
to travel.1 In most ‘developed’ societies, visiting exotic places is a sought-after
status symbol. The tourism industries of both developed and developing countries have recognised this fact and are learning to take advantage of it.2
5There are, however, some problems associated with this new industry. Firstly1, there is the increasing crime rate. Some locals see tourists as easy prey because, not only are they in unfamiliar territory and therefore less able to take care of
themselves, but also they carry visible items of wealth, such as cameras and jewellery which can be disposed of quickly for a profit.4
‘Another major problem is health. With greater mobility comes greater danger of spreading contagious diseases around the world.4 One carrier returning home
could easily start an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed. Moreover” the emergence of many more diseases which resist antibiotics is causing scientists to
be increasingly concerned about this issue.
5Also to be considered is the natural environment, which can be seriously
threatened by too many visitors. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, for example, is in danger of being destroyed by tourists and there are plans to restrict visitors to
some of the more delicate coral cays.7
These are just three of the reasons why any country should be wary of committing itself to an extensive tourism development program.8 (232 words)
1 Introduction doesn’t repeat question.
2 Tackles question.
3 Indicates that a number of points will be discussed in order.
4 Clarifies problem—keeps to the point.
5 New paragraph for new topic.
6 Appropriate use of connectors.
7. Gives examples.
Conclusion rounds off well without repeating question or wasting words[/shc_shortcode]