ボランティアツーリズムは若者に人気があるそうですが、現地の人の仕事を奪ったりする問題などが指摘されているので、ボランティアに行く場合は、注意が必要ですね。

以下のQ1~Q5はDMM英会話のデイリーニュースからの引用です。

Vacations with a Difference: What is Volunteer Tourism?(記事リンク)

Exercise 4: Discussionの回答例です

Q1. What are your thoughts on volunteer tourism?

A1. Basically, I think volunteer tourism is good because most volunteers do good conduct. However, I agree with the last two paragraphs. The person who is planning to be a volunteer abroad needs to consider the impact of actions  to people in a developing country.

Q2. Would you rather spend time teaching in Africa or protecting animals in South America? Why?

A2. I would spend time teaching in Africa because I am more interested in people than animals and plants. If I were a teacher, I would teach Japanese to students.

Q3. Why do you think volunteer travel programs are especially popular with young people?

A3. The younger people are more interested in overseas than the older people. They can go abroad at cheap rates as mentioned in the first paragraph and they can enjoy seeing new countries, getting to know the local people and culture as mentioned in the forth paragraph.

Q4. Do you agree that it’s important to learn about a country that you’re planning to visit? Why? Why not?

A4. Of course, I agree with that. Learning a country that you’re planning to visit is helpful for keeping you from danger and restraining your rude behavior.

Q5. What countries could you see yourself living and working in? Why?

A5. If I work abroad in the future, I will work in America, Britain or China. Because there are branches of my company in those countries.