福州雅思培训作者：朗阁海外考试中心 时间:2016-05-24 19:08
题目：The number of international tourists visiting some areas of the world
此次小作文再出表格题，题目为国际游客在各地区的数量及其增长率。表格相对来说较为简单，不过要注意表格中所出现的两个时间：1995年和2020年。那么这就会涉及到一般过去时和将来时的表述。在表示将来时的时候，尽量避免will的表达，显得太过于绝对，可以用be likely/projected/predicted/expected to进行表述。同时，本张表格为动态图，所以还要添加上趋势的描述。
The table illustrates the figure for tourists who travelled to six different areas in the world in 1995 and the projected data in 2020.
It can be seen from the table that Europe was the most popular destination among the six areas in 1995, with 386 million visitors, which was three times more than that of the second popular area (America). By contrast, Africa attracted the smallest number of international tourists with only 4 million people. And the numbers for the other areas (North Asia and Pacific, Middles East, and South Asia) were quite similar at around 15 million.
The table also suggests that the number of international tourists is expected to experience a significant increase in every area mentioned, though the level of popularity of each area may remain relatively stable except Middle East is likely to overtake North Asia and Pacific and become the third popular destination. Regarding to the annual growth of tourist numbers, Middle East seems to enjoy the biggest rise with 5.8%, while Africa, South Asia and North Asia and Pacific witness a growth rate at approximately 5.5%. However, the annual growth in Europe and America is only 3.1% and 3.8% respectively.
Overall, international tourism is on a rise. While developed areas remain to be the more preferred destinations, developing areas experience a more noticeable increase.
Some people believe countries have moral obligation to help each other, other worry about the aid money cannot get to the poor of this world. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
It is noticeable that globalization has made countries closely connected and developed nations tend to give international aid to the more impoverished ones. Generally, I think that helping each other among countries is right and the aid can take various forms besides capital.
Those who claim aid money cannot reach the global poor mainly because the poorest nations are particularly badly governed, where corruption, official incompetence and failure to protect fundamental property rights are incapable of producing the most desirable effect of receiving aid money. It can be confirmed with the example of Africa. Every year Africa receives an enormous number of financial help from rich countries, but it is not able to make economy in Africa prosperous. Nevertheless, the point here is not that we are supposed to be skeptical of the notion of international aid itself but that the way we implement it needs to be carefully designed and different kinds of foreign assistance should be adopted accordingly.
The significance of this practice is prone to be noted. Firstly, with the support of educational resources form developed countries, an increasing number of schools have been set up in those less developed areas, so citizens there have more accesses to education, which actually promotes the development of those places in the long run. Besides, with foreign investment, a growing number of employment opportunities are offered in less developed places, which contributes to more income and greater social stability for the local. Another perceived advantage is that as a result of medical donations, certain popular diseases have been controlled or eradicated in many poor nations.
In conclusion, I am in favor of the idea that richer places have a moral responsibility to help poor ones, which can promote establishing a harmonious world and encourage various countries to develop their societies together with the help of different types of international aid.