Discussion Topic - Favourite place
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Discussion Topic - Favourite place.
Part 1- Introduction & Interview:
Q. 1. What place do you most like to visit? [Why?]
Answer: I like to visit a place with mountain sites and ocean the most primarily because I like the quiet of nature. "Novaterra" is such a beautiful place surrounded by many mountains and has a gorgeous sandy beach. I like these kinds of places because they allow me to forget about the hectic life schedule of living in a busy city.
Q. 2. How often do you visit this place? [Why?]
Answer: I visit this type of place at least twice a year because it is during these times I get long holidays from my work. Of course, I would like to visit it as often as possible, but it doesn’t become probable because of my job and other important family priorities.
Q. 3. Why do you like it so much?
Answer: I like it so much because it helps me recuperate from the monotonous schedule of our daily work life. Besides, every time I visit this type of place, I feel like this place has adorned itself for people like us with new sights and appeals.
Q. 4. Is it popular with many other people? [Why?]
Answer: Yes, I would say that it is very popular with other people because it has become a really nice and clean tourist spot with enough security. Besides, just like me, I think that other people also do enjoy their time at the mountain site and sea beaches. In fact, I see that the number of visitors to this place is increasing rapidly.
Q. 5. Has it changed very much since you first went there? [In what way?]
Answer: Yes, it has changed rather significantly since the time I visited this place for the first time as many new shops and restaurants can be found there these days. Besides, many new trees have been planted at the tourist site in order to make it look more beautiful with nature and not to mention the increasing number of tourists in the area.
Part 3 - Details Discussion:
Q. 1. How most people choose their destination when they decide to travel to a place?
Answer: Different people have different kinds of preferences and ideas when choosing their travel destinations. But, in my humble opinion, budget undoubtedly is one of the most important factors for most of the people when deciding to travel to a place. Then, comes to the language factors and cultural issues of those travel destinations as well. In other words, if the language and culture of a place are familiar to a traveller, it becomes a bit easier for him or her to decide in favour of travelling to that place. Finally, issues like weather/timing, visas, diseases and vaccinations, length of trip, and scopes and opportunities to enjoy the time fully also come to the mind of a traveller when choosing a travel destination.
Q. 2. Why do you think that so many people like to visit a foreign country?
Answer: Why do so many people like to visit a foreign country? Well, the answer has been summed up very nicely by Mark Twain in his book called “The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It” where he said that “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime”. In plain English, many people like to visit a foreign country to learn new things, to boost up confidence, to develop a certain level of cultural sensitivity, and of course, also to increase the opportunities to networking for the purpose of living and working in abroad.
Q. 3. What is more enjoyable in your opinion- a planned tour or an unplanned tour? Why?
Answer: Since I am a bit of an adventurous type, I would dare to say that an unplanned tour is more enjoyable for a couple of reasons. First reason, of course, is that it allows us an opportunity to spontaneity. In other words, with an unplanned tour, you never know which nice and unique place(s), you are going to end up in, or what kinds of cool people, you are going to befriend with. Secondly, an unplanned tour would also allow you to learn something very surprising or expected, since you would be relying more on local knowledge, instead of relying on some limited knowledge which is gained through some planned trip in advance.
Q. 4. How technology can help tourists find their favourite places in a city?
Answer: In today’s world, technology seems to be the next big thing right after “God”. It seems that technology has a role to play everywhere to make our life easier even when it comes to finding favourite places in a city. For example, we can always use GPS, whether we are using a smartphone or driving a car, to find a popular restaurant or a popular landmark. No smartphone or vehicle to carry a GPS technology? Well, that shouldn’t be any problem because with your regular phone, another technological wonder of the earlier modern days, you can call the local tourism authority in order to find the exact information that you are looking for. And, I am not even talking about the millions of help and tips from the internet on this subject! Finally, authoritative websites and millions of tourists'' feedback on popular places in a city make it easier for anyone to learn about these places and find directions to reach them.
Q. 5. How popular museums in your country are among the visiting tourists?
Answer: My country has a rich history and cultural heritage, many of which are duly preserved by a number of museums in my country. One such museum, to begin with, is the National Museum, which attracts thousands of visitors from the locals and abroad, because it offers a comprehensive overview of my country as far as its national history, history of cultural art, ethnography and decorative art, and contemporary art and civilization are concerned. Many visitors also like to visit “Far Fort”, which once was the official residential palace and seat of the royal family 300 years ago. The Science and Technology museum also attracts a large number of visitors and it is quite popular among the tourists due to its commendable collection and unique architectural design.
Q. 6. Is it safe to travel alone or in a group when visiting a distant place? Why?
Answer: There is a saying in English, which I really like is “united we stand, divided we fall”. So, I guess that it should be pretty obvious by now as to which way I am swinging in. In other words, I would say that it is always safe to travel in a group when visiting a distant place, primarily because it would allow the travellers to face any kind of adverse situations with ease and with more courage and conviction. Besides, when we travel in a group, there almost always would be an exchange of ideas and opinions which, more often than not, leads to a better and more informed decision when we are confused about anything.