English Essay Practice: Multinational Corporations Play a Positive Role②



English Essay Practice: Multinational Corporations Play a Positive Role②

2016-08-14 11:00

    I started this blomaga to enhance my English writing. I'm studying for the next EIKEN Grade 1 scheduled on October 10, 2016. In every article, I set one topic debatable, and then I write both an affirmative opinion and a negative one.

    TOPIC: Do multinational corporations play a positive role in today’s world? (from EIKEN July 2013)

    [Negative View]

    -Notes in brainstorming

    ・Effect in collapse

    ・Drive away local industry

    ・Tax haven. Pay no tax.

    (Main Sentences)
     I do not think multinational corporations play a positive role in the world. That is concluded from the following three arguments.

     First, their economic effect, especially unprofitable one, is serious. It means that when a large global company goes bankrupt, the tremendous ill effect spreads rapidly on stock markets, and then the glob is economically damaged at the same time. We can remember the previous Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Today, they influence the world more seriously than ever before.

     Second, multinational corporations are often seen hostile in the nation where they are operating. That's because they intrude the domestic market. They are foreign, so even if they make a huge profit, they pay less tax to the nation than the local ones do due to the legal system. For the government, it is sometimes true that global companies are not so generous.

     Third, even for their homeland country, multinational enterprises are troublesome these days. One of the problems is known as tax haven. Although their sale is good, they do not pay tax but avoid it making the most of the areas where the companies registered are free from taxation. No tax means no good public services. It is just harm to the citizens.

     Considering the arguments above, multinational corporations embrace several harmful aspects. As today is the age of globalism, everything prevails rapidly to the world, which is the same as disadvantages of multinational corporations.
    (237 words)

    This time, I did in the same way as in the official exam, meaning I wrote down on the paper. It took a little less than 30 minutes. After that, I copied it onto the blomaga. I didn't count the words, but the amount was no problem. I used many times the word "multinational corporation" or those of the same meaning, so it sounded slightly insistent. I know that was on my fault, and is a problem of repetition that must be improved.