9 2月 2020


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Some people think certain old buildings are worth preserving more than the other ones. Which types of old buildings should be preserved?Do you think the advantages of preserving old buildings outweigh the disadvantages?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


In the contemporary society, most countries tend to allocate parts of budget for the renovation of old buildings, in particular, these with historic meanings and regarded as the landmark of a region, like Forbidden City in Beijing, because the value of culture behind is priceless, and the technique used represents our ancestors’ talents and the construction level at that time and can never be duplicated, by which the archaeology would be promoted significantly.

Coming along with the culture and historic values, the existence of old building strengthens people s sense of identity. Unlike the high-rises and skyscrapers, which almost look the same all around the world, those architectural heritages withstood the test of time and display the unique architectural design of a region or period. What ’ s more, they even contribute to the boom of tourism. Every year, there are thousands of tourists both from home and abroad visiting them and appreciating their irresistible glamour. This case is often seen in the Westminster Abbey in London and Colosseum in Rome. There is no doubt that the thriving tourism earns huge profits for local government and residents.

Nonetheless, it must be admitted that government’s funding on the furnishing new residences and road development does generate several benefits. For one thing, inhabitants have chances to live in houses with a comfortable environment and reasonable layout. For another thing, more highways can be built to connect surrounding cities and suitable road planning can be implemented to satisfy the demands of public transportation. In spite of theses, historical buildings deserve public funding for its protection; otherwise, parts of human civilization would vanish in the years to come.

In conclusion, I firmly claim that it is the obligation of government to focus on the restoration of old building as they are symbols of traditional culture and reflect the history of a country.