[color=darkblue]You have recieved a gift of money. They money is enough to buy either a piece of jewelry you like or tickets to a concert you want to attend. Which would you buy? Use specific reasons to support your answer.
On being given the option to but either jewelry or tickets to a concert , my immediate reaction would be the latter. In fact I would have no second thoughts about it. The reason why I would prefer to go to the concert are numerous .To list a few of them , firstly as a music lover I have always dreamt to go to a concert , and furthermore ,since this one is going to be performed in my locality it is like being served on a golden platter.
It is not my mere love for music which makes me go in for this option. I believe that it is intelligent in doing the right things at the right time. As a consequence , it would only be crazy to buy the jewelry in this particular situation ,given that the concert is scheduled to occur shortly. To be frank , the jewelry can be bought any time and hence it can wait , while the concert is like an opportunity which knocks only once. Jewelry are mere pieces of artifact which infact have NO value. I am quite sure that no one can probably explain why gold is valued so much as it is.
In summary, since the music is aesthetically pleasing and has a calming effect ,I would impulsively act in its favour. One would claim that jewelry also possess equivalent qualities , but then it can not be truly enjoyed or cherished by most of us. Jewelry indicate socio-economic status and improve our appearance , which I don’t think is very necessary in today’s community. We are taught not to judge a book by its cover , why then should I or anyone for that matter opt for the jewelry ?
TOEFL listening lectures: A lecture from a social science class