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Describe a Place You Have Been To Where There Were Lots of People
You should say:
- Where it is
- Who you were with
- What people were doing there
- And explain why there were lots of people
Where it is? + Who you were with?
Oh, let me tell you about the time I went to the bustling Disneyland in Shanghai during last National Holiday! It was an absolute madhouse, packed to the brim with people from all walks of life. I was lucky enough to visit this enchanting place with my family.
What people were doing there?
As soon as we entered the park, we were greeted by a sea of people, all eagerly queuing up for rides, snapping photos, and wandering around with wide-eyed excitement. Except that, we also saw children running around, clutching their Mickey Mouse balloons with pure delight. The air was filled with the happy chatter of visitors and the catchy Disney songs.
And explain why there were lots of people?
Well, I think the reason why it becomes a popular holiday destination is that Disneyland is famous for its amazing scenes, thrilling rides, and memorable experiences. Its iconic firework show in front of the castle is so romantic.
What’s more, all these Disney cartoon characters become alive in this magical place. You can shake hands with Marvel heroes such as Spiderman and Captain America, hug Weenie bear and dance with Snow white. I guess that’s why it becomes an irresistible magnet for visitors from all over the world. When I visited there, it may have been crowded, but the crowds only added to the festive atmosphere.
1. Where do young people like to go?
In the city, young people love going to malls. Big malls today are like one-stop shops for young people.
They can go shopping or even window shopping together, watch a movie, play arcade games, or while away the time at a café. Besides that, young people also go to city parks to exercise.
Outside the city, young people love going to the beach to swim or chill with their friends. And a trip to the mountains is something more adventurous young people do when they have the time.
2. Are people happy living in crowded apartments?
I think most adults, young and old, are not very happy living in crowded apartments.
Crowded apartments tend to be very noisy, affecting your peace of mind when you try to study, work, or do chores.
There’s also an element of danger since you don’t know who else might be living around you.
I believe it’s only young children who enjoy such places because of the availability of many playmates.
3. Which places usually have queues of people outside them?
You know those places that always have queues of people outside?
Well, it’s usually the hottest spots in town! I’m talking about those trendy restaurants, hip new bars, or that super popular dessert shop with the mouthwatering treats.
People love flocking to these places because they’ve got that buzz and reputation that everyone’s talking about.
It’s like a social badge of honor, you know? Standing in line, chatting with others who are just as eager to get in, and feeling that anticipation build up- it’s all part of the experience.
Sometimes the queue becomes a status symbol itself, like, “Hey, I made it through the line, so I must be cool!”
So, whether it’s for the delicious food, the Instagrammable decor, or simply the bragging rights, queues outside these places are a sure sign that it’s the place to be.
6. What do you think of the phenomenon of people queuing in restaurants for more than an hour?
Queuing in restaurants for over an hour is quite common in China, especially during busy weekend hours.
People are naturally intrigued by a restaurant that has a long queue, assuming that the food must be exceptional for so many people to patiently wait their turn.
Once they invest time in waiting, the sunk cost effect or fear of missing out (FOMO) kicks in, compelling them to continue queuing until they secure a spot.
As a result, many restaurants deliberately hire individuals to stand in line in front of their restaurant, aiming to attract more customers.
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