托福作文:吃快餐和自己烹飪哪個好?

Food is now easier to prepare. Is this a good thing?

Some ideas of what to write about for a good score:

This type of food is usually not as nutritious as fresh food.

This type of food is usually more expensive than fresh food.

Preparing this type of food is usually much faster than preparing food \”from scratch.\”

Cooking is a time when we can spend time with our families. If we spend less time cooking, we will spend less time with our families.

Cooking can also be a form of relaxation that we will lose if we spend less time cooking.

This type of food is a reflection of the pressures and stress of life in modern cities.

Having the option to prepare food more quickly can actually contribute to stress in our lives since we will feel the pressure to do more in less time by using these foods.

Most common errors with this essay topic:

Failure to restate the topic is one of the most common errors in most essays. For example, many essays start like this: \”I agree with this point…\” We need to say something like this: \”I agree that having food that is easy to prepare has improved our lives.\”

Many essays talked about the importance of good nutrition. This point is related to the topic, but it is only a point, not the topic. In other words, we should not write an entire essay about the importance of good nutrition, just one paragraph.

Some essays talked about the dangers of the technology associated preparing food, like radiation from a microwave oven. This is a minor point and should not be developed in the essay.

Sample Essays

Estimated score: 6.0/6.0:

This essay has very good organization and good ideas.

One important note: people in the United States are using words like man, mankind because they are starting to sound sexist. Instead, we are using words like humankind because they do not sound as sexist.

BEFORE

Man, through the ages, has undergone lots of changes. From a period when he hunted for his food to the present era where man is dependent on preprocessed foods. During this period not only has man changed his mode of eating but his whole lifestyle. In pursuit of more in this competitive world man no longer has time. He is caught in a race against the clock. A person who finishes more in lesser time is considered more efficient. This has affected his eating habits as well. Man no longer has time to cook food. Early mans only objective was to seek food to sustain them. Now days it has taken a back seat.

Food no longer is of that importance. This is not an encouraging trend. People are dependent on preprocessed or precooked food. It no longer has the freshness it had. Such foods loose their mineral and vitamin content and are not as healthy as fresh food. That’s why the number of diseases are also rising. People have also shifted to high calorie content food like French fries, pizzas, and ice creams etc. that is causing obesity, weariness etc. Cooking is an art which his dying out. People enjoyed cooking . It was a means of elevating all the stress and tension. They could relax during this time and take control of their life. As man is becoming busy and too involved in his busy schedule he has no time even to take care of his own personal needs.

People may tend to argue that by using precooked and preprocessed food they are efficiently using time and can use this precious time saved for other purpose. But is it really worth it? This is a question whose answer can invite lots of speculation as by saving this little time we are inviting lots of other problems, which could easily be avoided. It is not actually making our life simpler but more complicated. More the sophistication in ones lifestyle more is the complication. Moreover precooked food lacks the taste of freshly prepared food. Any day food prepared freshly tastes better that precooked food.Now days almost every thing is available in packets. Cooking has become a ritual. It is something, which almost every one avoids. If this trend continues then slowly the art of cooking will disappear and man will become totally dependent on packeted and precooked food, which is not only bad for health but also tasteless.

AFTER

Man, through the ages, has undergone many changes, from a period when he hunted for his food to the present era when man is dependent on preprocessed foods. During this period not only has man changed his mode of eating but his whole lifestyle as well. In pursuit of more in this competitive world, man no longer has time as he once had. He is caught in a race against the clock. A person who finishes more in lesser time is considered more efficient. This pressure to do more in less time has affected his eating habits as well and, as a result, man no longer has time to cook food. Early man\’s only objective was to seek food to sustain him and his family. Nowadays finding food has taken a back seat to other priorities, such as career and education.

Food is no longer of that importance. This is not an encouraging trend. People are too dependent on preprocessed or precooked food, which no longer has the freshness it once had. Such foods loose their mineral and vitamin content and are not as healthy as fresh food. That is why the number of diseases is also rising. People have also shifted to high calorie content food like French fries, pizzas, and ice cream, etc., which is causing obesity, fatigue, etc. As man is becoming busy and too involved in his busy schedule, he has no time even to take care of his own personal needs.

Furthermore, cooking is an art which is dying out. People once enjoyed cooking . It was a means of eliminating stress and tension. People were once able to relax during this time and reflect on their lives.

People may tend to argue that by using precooked and preprocessed food they are efficiently using time and can use this precious time saved for other purposes. But is it really worth it? This is a question whose answer can invite much speculation about whether by saving this little time we are inviting lots of other problems, which could easily be avoided. It is actually making our lives not simpler but more complicated. We have lost many of the simpler things in our lives, like the simple acts of selecting our evening meal, preparing it, and enjoying it with our loved ones, and we are worse off for it.