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1. Having a car is a must today.
2. It costs too much to run cars nowadays.
3. Cars make our lives more comfortable.
4. The world would be better off without cars.5. Cars pollute our environment.
6. The world would not be able to survive without cars.
7. Cars are a vital addition to public transport.
A – 3
B – 7
С – 2
D – 4
E – 1
F – 6
There are heaps of reasons why people get a car: freedom, independence, not having to get on public transport when it is crowded, the possibility to get to the place on time rather than being late. Being a mother of two kids, I find it necessary to have a car because life becomes much easier. You see, it rains a lot here and I don’t want my kids standing in the rain waiting for a bus and getting all wet. It is also partly to do with independence and being able to go somewhere quickly and not having to wait around for others. I can just get in the car and go.
Believe me, we all have cars in the UK nowadays. I don’t drive myself and people are amazed when I tell them about it. My husband does drive though, but before he did we travelled everywhere by bus and train … and we travelled a lot. The British Isles have a pretty good transportation system but obviously we are able to get to the more remote locations now that we have a car. For many people a car is essential as public transport is constantly being cut so many small towns and villages have lost their bus services or they stop running after 6.00 pm.
No doubt that a car gives you the freedom to go almost anywhere you want at any time. You don’t have to call a cab, take a bus or train, just jump in and go! The bad thing about owning a car is the insurance, fuel and maintenance. Up until recently, most people in England had two cars per household. However, now the price of fuel is very expensive and some motorists pay over £70 a week to fill their vehicles up. That’s why a lot of people are getting rid of the second car. Personally, I can get everywhere I need by walking or by bus.
Even though cars get us to places a lot faster than bikes, they also cause a lot of pollution. I was walking the other day and thinking, ‘If I were rich, I’d build a earless city, the one crisscrossed by sidewalks and bike lanes only. No humans or pets would ever be killed by cars there and everybody would breathe clean air. There would be lots of trees and great stretches of lawn everywhere and kids could play without looking over their shoulders for those roaring murderous beasts so beloved by us.’ Do you agree with me?
Who wants to wait for a bus? It annoys me when people don’t drive and you have to pick them up all the time, and they need a ride everywhere. People buy cars for different reasons. For a lot of people I think it is the ability to move things. My friends and I often need to move large objects such as double basses, keyboards, furniture or computers; and we wouldn’t be able to do this without a car. A car is not a luxury today; it’s our way of life, like breathing. And you just have to have a car to keep up with the pace going on around you.
Getting rid of cars would accomplish nothing positive, and would complicate our lives a lot. If you personally want to live without a car, and everything is close enough for you to either walk, or ride a bicycle, you are welcome to live that lifestyle. However, you can live without a car only because others still have them. It is no coincidence that the most advanced civilization on earth is the one with the largest percentage of personal automobiles. Cars make our way of life possible more than any other tool.