Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic A Shopping Center in the Neighborhood. You should write at least 120 words according to the outline given below in Chinese:
A Shopping Center in the Neighborhood
Although large shopping centers are very convenient and good places to spend free time, they can also bring some disadvantages, and for this reason I would disagree with the building of one in my neighborhood.
First of all, one disadvantage of having a large shopping center would be a great increase in traffic. More cars would not only bring traffic jams but also noise and parking problems. Second, a large shopping center requires a lot of space. To build one, some open space would have to be sacrificed. We might no longer have room for a sports ground.
Just because of the above disadvantages, I would oppose any plan to construct a large shopping center in my neighborhood. Although it is necessary for me to visit shopping centers on occasion, I could spend some time traveling to another one not far away. My neighborhood is a peaceful and quiet place and I hope it will stay that way.