1.Are public gardens very important in China?
Yes, of course. By the fact that there are parks in almost every city in China, we can know the importance of parks. I think a park is like an oasis where people can get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. They are good places for people to have picnics, to take some exercise, or to forget about work for a while.
2.Are there many public gardens in China?
Yes, almost in every city. Talking about Shanghai as an example, there are more than 100 public gardens in Shanghai. And since so many public gardens are so well decorated and organized, they become famous tourist interests. I have also visited several public gardens when I traveled. I think they helped me to know more about lives of local people.
3.Do you think there are enough public gardens in your hometown?
Yes, I think so. In Shanghai, there are more than one hundred public gardens in different sizes. I have visited some of them. It is not crowded and all the public facilities are well protected. So I think the amount of public gardens in Shanghai can satisfy the need of people.
4.What do you think are the benefits of having gardens in the city?
Firstly, gardens provide people the place to relax and take some exercise. Secondly, the trees and plants in the gardens make the air in the city fresher. Thirdly, as attractive scenery of cities, gardens help the city to be prettier. Because of these benefits, more and more gardens are built in cities.
5.Why do people who live in cities like public gardens?
The living pace of modern people in cities is faster and faster. When people want to relax, the public gardens would be the first choice of most people, because the gardens offer them the place to slow down. People can get close to nature there. Besides, the free ticket of public gardens is also an advantage.
Describe a park / garden you like visiting:
You should say:
Where the park is
When you visit it
What the park is like
And explain why you like visiting
The park that I love visiting is called Xing Qing Park which is in the eastern part of my hometown. It was actually an ancient palace before, but rebuilt into the very first public park and opened to the citizens in 1950s. so almost everyone went there in their childhood, so did I. although there are plenty of new parks been built, this park is still my true love.
When we got into the park, first thing we were going to see is a huge square with a large fountain in the middle. The fountain was shaped like nine dragons play the ball, but the park hardly turned it on, maybe for save money.
Behind the fountain, there are several path leads to the different directions, like east and west. But all the ways surround a lake which is the heart of the park. Along the path, we could appreciate blooming flowers in different seasons, like Cherry-blossom (樱花), Tulips(郁金香) and Peonies(牡丹) in Spring, the Chrysanthemum(菊花)in Autumn. when the green land is dotted with flowers, the stunning view always attracted flocks of visitors. Besides, there are plenty of Ginkgo and Maples trees, the autumn foliage (树叶)would also turn the park into a picturesque landscape, which is something shouldn’t be missed, too.
Plus, people also love to boat here on the lake, they could take their time and enjoy the nice breeze blowing to their face and see their shimmering reflection the water, which is a best way to relieve stress, I guess.
I love this place due to the tranquil and serene atmosphere. Everyone comes here would calm down and forget about the hustle and bustle of their daily life. Another thing noticeable is that it has some relics remain in this park, like some palaces or monuments which worth to visit, so I really got a lot of fun here.