Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children should begin learning a foreign language as soon as they start school. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
I think that children should begin to learn a foreign language as soon as they start school. Even many parents taught their children the foreign language before elementary school. It is obvious that really necessary.
People can learn a language easily when they are young. Many older people often say that they are too old to learn a foreign language. They can't remember the words or phrases even after hundreds of times reciting. It's hard for them in faith, but while it's quite different from the young. A healthy child has a better and quicker memory, so the new things he learned may not be forgotten easily with the process of time.
When you go to the primary school, you begin to learn the knowledge from your teachers. Most of them use their native language while teaching you. If you don't touch the foreign language you want to learn, the longer you receive the education, the more difficult for you to learn it.More and more opportunities to speak Chinese will affect on the consequence of foreign language study directly, unless we start learning it as soon as the school begins.
Another reason for early language study is that the young may dare to talk with foreigners and it's a very good chance to practice oral skills. As you know, many grown-ups are bashful to talk with the foreigners, but Grade One or Two students can do so very easily, for they don't care their grammar or expressions right or not.In fact, neither do the foreigners. If they start to learn a foreign language as soon as they go to school, they may also talk with each other in it. What a good chance! It will help a lot, I think.
In a word, learning a foreign language as soon as starting school is helpful and important. It's not a burden but one of the best ways of learning.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Boys and girls should attend separate schools. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Should boys and girls attend separate schools? This question is very arguable. Before rendering my opinion, let’s consider the advantages for boys and girls to attend separate schools. Since boys and girls are different in many ways, they have different hobbies and the ways to learn newthings. If they attend separate schools, the education can be more efficient because the school can teach them differently according to their personalities. But the disadvantages of it is greater. While boys and girls attend separate schools, there’re few chances for them to communicate with opposite sexes, which will become a handicap for them to communicate with each other in their future.
As far as I concerned, boys and girls should not attend separate schools. Among countless reason one can think of, the first and foremost reason is that people should have experience with opposite sex when they are in school, because in a society there’re both males and females, people have to learn how to communicate with the opposite sex, which is a essential factor for people to succeed. Moreover, people have to learn from opposite sex. For example, while females should learn braveness from males, males should learn carefulness from females. In addition, in a family, to learn from opposite sex becomes more important to keep the family harmonious. In addition, the knowledge of opposite sex is also important, without such knowledge, dealing with the relationships with opposite sex becomes extremely difficult especially after one’s married. Finally, as we can see, it’s definitely important for boys and girls to attend schools together, so that they can learn from each other, communicate with each other and they can know each other well, which is very valuable for their future.
Your city has decided to build a statue or monument to honor a famous person in your country.Who would you choose? Use reasons and specific examples to support your choice.
The answer to this question depends on your own experience and life style. In my point view, if we should build a statue or monument to honor someone important to our city, this person is noone else but people in our city. Among countless factors which influence the choice, these are three conspicuous aspects as follows.
The main reason for my propensity for building a monument for people is that people are the greatest resources of our city. (……)
Another reason can be seen by every person is that people are productive forces. (……) Furthermore, many works in the city can never fully be automated by computers and machines. Although we can use the latest technologies, we never forget that there is no substitute for human skill and creativity.
In short, the most important and honorable person in this city is not a single person, it is the people. People are heroes. For our city to survive and thrive, it is essential that the city update its approach to managing its most important asset - the people.
Describe a custom from your country that you would like people from other countries to adopt.Explain your choice, using specific reasons and examples.
The answer to this question depends on your own experience and the country you were brought up. In my point view, the most important custom from my country that I would like people from other countries to adopt is filial piety.
According to Chinese tradition, filial piety is the primary duty of all Chinese. Being a filial son means show respect to one's parents during their lifetime and--as they grew older--taking the best possible care of them.
A story can best illustrate the concept of filial pity. During the Chin Dynasty (4th-5th Century CE), a boy named Wu Meng was already serving his parents in exemplary filial piety although he was just eight years old. The family was so poor that they could not even afford a gauze net against the mosquitoes. Therefore every night in the summer swarms of mosquitoes would come and bite them. Wu Meng let them all feast on his naked stomach. Even though there were so many, he did not drive them away. He feared that the mosquitoes, having left him, would insteadbite his parents. His heart was truly filled with love for his parents.
Filial piety is a good virtual of Chinese people, and people from other countries should also learn from it. Parents gave us birth and nurtured us, therefore we have the obligation to respect them and to take care of them when they can no longer take care of themselves. Western countries have complete social welfare systems to support people financially after they retire, but older people often face loneliness; they long for somebody to talk to them, especially their children and grand-children. We should try our best to spend more time with them, talk to them, and take themto family gatherings and trips to the nature.
Filial piety can benefit our society. It can make our family tie stronger, and children can learn a lot from our attitude to our parents and from their grand parents. They can realize how important a family is to a person, and develop a strong sense of responsibility to their families and friends. For example, when it is necessary to stand out to defend our families and even the nation for danger, we will not hesitate to do so, because we know how important our families and our country is to us.
In short, the most important custom from my country that I would like people from other countries to adopt is to be good to their parents. It is not only ensure that our parents can be taken good care of when they are getting old, but also help our children to develop good virtues and spirits.