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Would you like to live in the countryside in the future?
Answer 1: For sure, I’d love to live in the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. I find that life in the rural areas are less stressful and people are more relaxed, friend and family-oriented. Having said that, right now it’s impossible because there simply aren’t any jobs for me in the countryside. If I want to have a successful career then living in the city is pretty much a necessity. However, in the future when I have a family, I’d like to settle down in the countryside.
Answer 2: Certainly no. As a city lover, I personally love being in a big city because it’s so much more exciting and there’s so much to do and see. In a rural area, you may have just a small handful of medical professionals to choose from. Whereas, living in a city, if you can’t get an appointment with one doctor, there are hundreds of others who can treat you with higher standard of healthcare. As well as this, having a chance to access to other cultures can dramatically broaden my horizons.
What do people living in the countryside like to do?
It seems to me that people who live in the countryside enjoy very simple activities such as growing crops, feeding animals for their living and cooking food. They also often spend quality time with family, or walk in nature to enjoy the breathtaking sceneries. There’s not much to do in the evenings but I imagine people like to stay up late with friends, listening to music and chewing the fat over a beer or two.
What are the benefits of living in rural areas?
Living in the countryside can definitely benefit people in a number of ways. The quality of life is better in general. Most obviously there is less pollution, less traffic and less noise. You know, the air quality in big cities is so bad that long-term exposure to it may cause respiratory diseases and other health-related problems. It’s also much safer to live in rural areas both in terms of crime and road accidents. Furthermore, there is more space to exercise, grow fruit and vegetables, or simply enjoy a walk in the fresh air.
What’s the difference between living in the city and living in the countryside?
It seems to me that the main difference is the pace of life. In the city, everyone is rushed off their feet and trying to juggle a million different things at once. Sometimes, it can be a real rat race. However, in the countryside the lifestyle is much more relaxed. People generally don’t have to commute such long distances to work, and so they have more time to spend with family and friends, enjoying the finer things in life. After all, nothing is perfect and the grass is always greener on the other side.
- Hustle and bustle= noise and activity: sự hối hả
Example: I love the hustle and bustle of the marketplace.
- Settle down phrasal verb /ˈset.əl/: to become familiar with a place and to feel happy and confident in it: định cư
Example: She quickly settled down in her new house/job/school.
- Necessity noun /nəˈses.ə.ti/: the need for something: sự cần thiết
Example: You can come early if you want to, but there's no necessity for it. (Bạn có thể đến sớm nếu bạn muốn, nhưng không cần thiết cho nó.)
- Rural adjective/ˈrʊə.rəl/: in, of, or like the countryside: nông thôn
Example: The area is still very rural and undeveloped. (Khu vực này vẫn còn rất nông thôn và chưa phát triển.)
- Handful noun/ˈhænd.fʊl/: an amount of something that can be held in one hand: 1 chút
Example: He pulled out a handful of coins from his pocket.(Anh ta rút ra một số tiền từ trong túi của mình.)
- Breathtaking adjective/ˈbreθˌteɪ.kɪŋ/: extremely exciting, beautiful, or surprising: đẹp tuyệt diệu
Example: The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking.
- Exposure noun/ɪkˈspəʊ.ʒər/: the fact of experiencing something or being affected by it because of being in a particular situation or place: sự tiếp xúc
Example: Even a brief exposure to radiation is very dangerous.(Ngay cả một tiếp xúc ngắn với bức xạ là rất nguy hiểm.)
- Respiratory adjective /rɪˈspɪr.ə.tər.i/: relating to breathing: thuộc về hô hấp
Example: Smoking can cause respiratory diseases. (Hút thuốc có thể gây ra các bệnh về đường hô hấp.)
- Rush/run sboff their feet = to cause someone to be very busy: luôn bận rộn
Example: I’ve been rushed off my feet all morning.
- Juggle verb/ˈdʒʌɡ.əl/: to succeed in arranging your life so that you have time to involve yourself in two or more different activities or groups of people: quản lý nhiều thứ cùng 1 lúc tốt
Example: Many parents find it hard to juggle children and a career. (Nhiều bậc cha mẹ cảm thấy khó khăn khi quản lý cả con cái lẫn sự nghiệp.)
- The rat race noun /ˈræt ˌreɪs/: a way of life in modern society, in which people compete with each other for power and money: cuộc bon chen khốc liệt
Example: He decided to get out of the rat race, and went to work on a farm. (Anh quyết định thoát khỏi cuộc bon chen khốc liệt, và đi làm việc tại một trang trại.)
- The grass is (always) greener (on the other side) = something that you say that means that other people always seem to be in a better situation than you, although they may not be: đây là 1thành ngữ phổ biến trong tiếng Anh tương đương với trong tiếng Việt chung ta hay nói là “Đứng núi này trông núi nọ"
Example: I sometimes think I'd be happier teaching in Spain. Oh well, the grass is always greener on the other side!
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