2018 年 12 月 27 日
According to those in the travel business, the nature of the average 'holiday' is changing. Rather than seeking a relaxing break in a far-away place, people now want excitement on their holidays and are keen to participate in unusual and challenging activities. Do you agree or disagree?
开头段：背景介绍 + 个人立场
主体段1： 赞同假期性质发生变化理由 1 + 论证
主体段2： 赞同假期性质发生变化理由 2 + 论证
背景句：Holidays are important because they provide a break from our normal daily routine and from the world of work. Traditionally, holidays have been seen as a time for relaxation and as an opportunity to visit another country in order to find out about its geography and customs.
个人立场：Nowadays, however, it seems that other types of holiday are becoming popular.
主题句：Some people want their holiday to be a kind of adventure, and find this more exciting than going to the beach or visiting museums.
论证：On an adventure holiday, you may stay in quite basic accommodation, rather than a luxurious hotel. Activities may involve things such as bush walking or cycling, or may form part of an aid project designed to help communities in remote areas. Holidays such as these are popular with people of all ages and can often help to promote tourism in rural environments.
主题句：The increasing popularity of dangerous sports has also boosted the number of adventure holidays; for example, water sports, mountain climbing or paragliding.
论证：These holidays are more popular with the younger generation, as they can be both physically and mentally demanding. Participants are often seeking the sort of thrills that they cannot get in ordinary life.
There is now greater awareness of the damaging effects of mass tourism and this may be one reason for the changing nature of holidays. This can only be a good thing. But perhaps people are also discovering that it is just as refreshing to take an active holiday, as it is to lie on a beach，which is still a question of personal preference.
be popular with... 受......的欢迎
mass tourism 大众旅游
lie on 躺在；取决于；