Countries are becoming more and more similar because people are able to buy the same products anywhere in the world. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
It is said that countries are becoming similar to each other because of the global spread(注意模仿spread的用法) of the same products, which are now available for purchase almost anywhere.（背景导入） I strongly believe that this modern development is largely detrimental to culture and traditions worldwide. （给出自己的立场）
A country’s history, language and ethos（道德观）are all inextricably（无法分开地）bound up in its manufactured artefacts. If the relentless肆无忌惮的在各国发展 advance of international brands into every comer of the world continues, these bland packages might one day completely oust取代the traditional objects of a nation, which would be a loss of richness and diversity in the world, as well as the sad disappearance of the manifestations表现 of a place’s character. What would a Japanese tea ceremony be without its specially crafted teapot, or a Fijian kava ritual without its bowl made from a certain type of tree bark? 用问句举例子，增强语气
Let us not forget either that traditional products, whether these be medicines, cosmetics, toys, clothes, utensils or food, provide employment for local people. The spread of multinational products can often bring in its wake （紧随，紧接着）a loss of jobs, as people turn to buying the new brand, perhaps thinking it more glamorous than the one they are used to. This eventually puts old-school craftspeople out of work.
Finally, tourism numbers may also be affected, as travelers become disillusioned with finding every place just the same as the one they visited previously. To see the same products in shops the world over is boring, and does not impel visitors to open their wallets in the same way that trinkets小装饰品or souvenirs unique to the particular area do.
Some may argue that all people are entitled to have access to the same products, but I say that local objects suit local conditions best, and that faceless uniformity外观一致 worldwide is an unwelcome and dreary prospect.