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TOEFL学習記録168

Usher Writing


Day 8

A job with more vacation time is better than a job with high salary but less vacation time.

Some argue that a job with more vacation time is better than a job with high salary but less vacation time. Others contend that a job with more money but less vacation time is better. If asked, both groups would present compelling reasons to corroborate their stances. First, if you have longer vacation time, you can enjoy your hobbies; second, you can spend quality time with your family. For these reasons, I believe that a job with more vacation time is better than a job with high salary but less vacation time.

First, you can enjoy your hobbies more if you have a longer vacation time. My friend Jack used to be a lawyer in Chicago. His hobby was scuba diving and unfortunately due to his congested work schedule, he could not pursue this hobby fully. One day he realized that his hobby was more important than retaining his job, and he left the law firm and now he is working as a scuba diving instructor in Kauai Island, Hawaii. Although his current job is not as lucrative as his former job, he can take longer vacations, which allows him to travel to world-famous scuba diving spots. This example demonstrates that one can pursue one’s hobbies with an extended vacation period.

Second, you can enjoy quality time with your family. A longer vacation time would definitely allow families to spend memorable times together. My former job required me to work for many hours with limited amount of vacation time; I was given only a few days at a time for my vacation. As the result, my family always complained about not being able to take an extended vacation. With my new job, although my salary is slightly lower, I can take longer vacations and this makes my family very happy. To me, my family is of prime importance. This example illustrates that long vacation time allows people to spend quality time with their loved ones.

Admittedly, a job with high salary can allow you to purchase material goods and services such as expensive cars and dinners at famous restaurants. However, taking a long vacation and spending quality time with your family is more important. First, you can pursue your hobbies; second, you can spend memorable time with your family. For these reasons, I believe that a job with more vacation time is better than a job with high salary but less vacation time. My family is of prime importance and being able to spend memorable moments with my family takes precedence over a job with more financial rewards but less vacation time. (432 words)

初めて22分で完了。ワード数も十分出た。このテンプレートに慣れてきた感じがする。
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注意:上記の作文は私の長い勉強過程の一時期に書いたもので、使われているテンプレート、書き方などは現在使っているものと大きく違いますのでご注意ください。 勉強会でご紹介したものが現在のテンプレート、書き方です。

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