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1. Some people believe famous people’s support towards international
aid organizations draws the attention to problems, while others think
celebrities make the problems less important. Discuss both views and
give your opinions


To raise public perception on social issues such as poverty reduction, plagues,
international organizations often borrow celebrities' power as a key tool. However, there is a fact that global campaigns are likely to be neglected or even boycotted due to illegible public figures. In my opinion, celebrity-driven international aid might significantly change community awareness, providing that both associations and artists get on with each other.

The main reason that organizations repose trust in famous people is due to their far- reaching influence. They are paid attention by not only international fandom but also mass media all over the world; stories on the plight of the poor or devastating consequences of plagues might therefore make the headlines.

Thanks to celebrity involvement, public will mutually help the needy, patients by fund raising as well as other contributions. For example, Lady Gaga and her supporters donated a large amount of money for an anti-cancer movement in very short time which most ordinary people find impossible because they are not as influential as superstars.

However, not every famous person is worth an iconic figure . Some artists lead an unhealthy lifestyle such as sexual scandals, fraud indictment and thus worsen community campaigns that they participate in. Take, for instance, Lindsay Lohan, who is notorious uncontrolled behaviors, what if organizations present her in movements for children rights? The very high possibility is that public has a bad impression on what organizations impart to them. As a result, she is likely to be criticized severely and this activity might also be unable to attract further attention.

In conclusion, the importance of public figures in international aid is undeniable. However, to ensure that movements are on track, associations had better consider whether celebrities' record is clear enough to perform the role of a representative


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2. Some people think that when young people use more computers and
mobile phones, their reading and writing skills are affected. To what
extent do you agree or disagree.



Digital literacy platform has gained currency due to the prevalence of advanced technology such as computers and smart phones. Some people, accordingly, contend that these handset devices may pose hidden threats to young people's writing and reading skills If they are technologically-inclined. I strongly concur with this view for the following reasons.

Multimedia content is implied as the first cause why today teenagers are not as eager for writing and reading activities as they used to be. Indeed, a wide range of programs in electronic format such as action computer games, animated applications make their eyes glue to the screen for many hours rather than immerse themselves in textbooks. This is likely to enhance their visual intelligence, however, their imagination and creativity might be affected. Additionally, the large amount of online information is not being controlled, which means that young people may read sexually explicit contents and other illegal materials whether they are unintentional or not.

Apart from these, there is a growing cognition that regular phone texting may influence young learners' academic writing performance, when sending messages, instead of choosing formal style, many high schoolers tend to use unconstrained languages such as slangs, abbreviations, jargons to convey what they are thinking to receivers. Take, for example, "btw", which stands for "by the way". Another example is "brb" which is the contraction of "be right back". Some admit that they often copycat these abbreviations in their essays without realizing that their grammar and vocabularies are ruined due to such minor mistakes.

In conclusion, the more addicted to mobile phones teenagers are, the more eroded their literacy will be. Therefore, each young leaner needs to practice these two skills habitually and parents themselves should keep an eye on their children's screen time.

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3. Some people believe that only students with best academic should be
rewarded while others think that it is more important to reward
students with improvement. Discuss both views and give your



Offering rewards to good scorers is one of incentive programs which schools often launch after each exam to motivate students. However, there is a suggestion that moderate achievers are worth being encouraged for their own endeavor, instead of straight A student. From my point of view, young learners, in any circumstance, should be deserved well as long as they are improving little by little.

The first reason is that this may cause mental breakdown to lower achievers if their efforts are unappreciated. For example, a student is likely to suffer from negative mood such as feeling inferior or envious when he realizes that no matter how hard he tries, he is just like a runner-up in tournament. Therefore, it is necessary to pay compliments as well as monetary rewards to students even though their achievements are junior. Not only will this inspire learners to be more creative in their study but also it creates equity in schools where each personal value needs acknowledging.

On the other hand, without incentive grants for high-scorers, they would lack motivation to step further as a foreseen outcome. In the long run, this may lead to brain drain referring to the emigration of intellectuals to other nations for better study environment. Apart from these, praising high-scorers is a positive way to set a signing example for weaker students, which nurtures healthy competition in today schools.

In conclusion, I am of stronger belief that any personal improvement, if modest, should be appreciated. More importantly, giving rewards needs to be due and well- prepared in order that each receiver realizes they should move forward rather than satisfy with their academic performance.

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4. Young people who commit serious crimes such as rubbery or a violent
attack should be punished in the same way as adults. To what extent
do you agree or disagree.


Nowadays, there is an increasing concern that there are many young people who commit crimes. However, some people argue that these criminals should receive the same kind of punishment as adults. I agree with the view that if they have done it more than once, there is little reason to protect them from harsh punishment.

Firstly, it is obvious that some underage criminals do not have a clear understanding of the consequences of behavior when they make the mistake for the first time. The main point of punishment to this group is to educate them the importance of obeying the law, rather than punishing them for being ignorant of the law. Therefore, giving them a softer punishment could be enough to prevent them from doing further harm to the society.

Moreover, the shortcoming in education is the root cause contributing to the growing juvenile delinquency. Chances are that if children receive appropriate education in schools and families, they will get into trouble in the future. So the favorable education must be available before children having habit of unacceptable behavior.

That is not to say that if these underage criminals never learn the lesson and keep crossing the bottom line of the legal system, a severer treatment is still unnecessary in this case. The law could not forgive a law breaker again and again, which can trigger people's doubt on legal justice. So no matter how young they are, breaking the law seriously for the second time deserves the equivalent punishment as adults.

In sum, I believe that those young people who have only committed a serious crime once deserve a less harsh and punishment and more rigorous education whereas those who keep ignoring the consequences of their wrong behavior should be treated the same as adults. Only in this way can the social justice be respected to a large extent.

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5. Some businesses prohibit smoking in any of their offices. Some
governments have banned smoking in all public places. Do you agree
or disagree that this is the right course of action? Give reasons for
your opinion.


Most of the firms, organization and companies as well as governments impose restrictions to smoke in work places and public amenities. It has become fashionable in the world today to blame smoking. However, although I feel that smoking can be harmful, but I don't think it should be forbidden completely. I would also argue that people should have the right whether or not they should smoke.

Firstly, smoking certainly helps many people to relax. For some, it even improves concentration. If someone is upset owing to debt or they have exam, like to smoke to reduce the pressure or tension. Most of the people like to smoke when they are relaxing with friends. Secondly, governments throughout the world make huge profits from taxes on cigarettes. The income obtained through taxes provides funds which are used for building school, hospital and public places such as parks, gardens, sports ground and foot paths. Thirdly, tobacco industry also employs tens of thousands of people all over the world, particularly in poorer countries such as Zimbabwe or India. Without cigarettes, these people would have no jobs.

Despite these positive effects there are lots of negative effects to smoking too. Initially, smoking has been proven to be very dangerous for health. As one cigarette contains more than 4000 chemical substances, therefore, it causes for many dangerous diseases such as heart attacks, asthma, bronchitis or lung cancer. According to a recent report in Britain close to 3,500 people are killed each year in road accidents and 120,000 are killed by smoking. Furthermore, smoking costs governments millions of dollars because of the large number of people who need treatment in hospitals for smoking-related problems. Moreover, passive smoking is also a major concern today. Recent research shows that non-smokers can suffer from health problems if they spend long periods of time among people who do smoke. In the UK children whose parents are smoke are three times as likely to start smoking themselves.

In short, I think the world would be a better place without cigarettes. However, the decision of whether _ smoke or not to smoke should be for each individual to make. I suggest that people should not smoke in a room or a place where there are non-smokers, however they should be free to smoke elsewhere.

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6. Differences between countries become less evident each year.

Nowadays, all over the world people share the same fashion,
advertising, brands, eating habits, and TV channels. Do the
advantages outweigh the disadvantages of this?


It is undoubtedly the case that the world today has become a global village. One of the effects of this is that increasingly people in all comers of the world are exposed to similar services and products and adopt similar habits. My view is that this is largely a beneficial process and in this essay I will explain why.

The first point to make is that there are some downsides to this process of cultural globalization, but these are relatively minor. The most significant of these disadvantages is that it can weaken national culture and traditions. For example, if people watch films and television programmes produced in the United States, sometimes they adopt aspects of the lifestyle of the American characters they see on television. Typically, however, this only affects minor details such as clothing and does not seriously threaten national identity.

When we turn to the other side of the argument, there are two major points to make in favour of this process. The first of these is that the more we share habits, products and services, the better we understand each other and this reduces prejudice against other nations. The other point relates to modernity'. It is a sign of progress in a society' that people no longer are restricted to brands and advertisements from their own society but are able to access more international goods. If, for example, there were unable to drink Coca Cola or wear Nike, then that would mean their society was not part of the international community'.

In conclusion, I understand the point of view of people who worry about cultural globalization because it is a threat to national traditions. However, this is outweighed by its positive impact on international understanding and the fact that it represents progress within a society.

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7. Governments should focus on spending only on public services, not
wasting on the arts. To what extent do you agree or disagree.



The role of arts in modem life is unique, providing people with entertainment and yielding various psychological rewards, such as relief from stress. Despite these benefits, the arts have been taken as luxury goods in many cases. It is suggested that public money of a city should be concentrated in projects like public facilities, which are more likely to bring immediate benefits to the public, rather than the arts. There are a number of facts indicating that this position is right.

Public facilities, widely accepted as one of the main precursors to a city's development, should be one of the highest priorities. Those underdeveloped cities in particular, should direct sufficient funding toward public facilities. While municipal office buildings, courthouses and post offices are essential components of public services, libraries, hospitals, parks, playing fields, gymnasiums and swimming pools are available to the public for social, educational, athletic and cultural activities. By boosting spending on public facilities, cities are more capable to satisfy the needs of citizens and improve their standard of living.

In addition to social benefits, there are economic merits that public facilities can offer to communities. An integrated transport network (maritime, land and inland waterways transport and civil aviation I, for example, promises the smooth and speedy movement of goods and people in a city. Industrial products, as well as agricultural produce of a city, can be delivered to other cities in exchange for steady income, of equal importance are public Internet facilities. Providing access to information by improving Internet and other telecommunications facilities has relevance to the ease with which businesses in a city receive, process, utilize, and send information. It is no exaggeration to say that entrepreneurs, either from home or abroad, will first examine the infrastructure of a city before deciding whether to pursue business opportunities there.

The arts, by comparison, although enabling people to see the world and the human condition differently and to see a truth one might ignore before, do not merit government spending. The first reason is that the arts referring to music, film and literature altogether are more likely to attract the investment of the private sector than public facilities. Businesspeople continue to invest in the arts in the expectation of earning lump sum income and the arts in return, continue to flourish without the government spending. Meanwhile, the

arts are a key component of a culture and naturally passed down from one generation to another. Unlike public facilities, they require no money to survive.

It is therefore dear that construction of public facilities should be given the foremost consideration. The concern about the well-being of individual citizens and that of a city is more acute than the apprehension about the survival and prospects of the arts, something that businesses have a stake in.

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8. Many people believe that university students should pay tuition fees
in full themselves, because they gain education for their own benefit
and not for society. To what extent do you agree or disagree


There is a common belief that it is students' responsibility to take care of their own tuition fees since they study for themselves, not for the good of society. In my opinion, this idea is completely absurd from every perspective.

From one standpoint, I believe that undergraduates should not have to pay the full cost of education. This would be too expensive, especially in the UK or the US, hence deterring many young people from pursuing tertiary education. It is because many talented students are the victims of their families' financial predicament, which prevents them from furthering their study. Furthermore, the provision of exemptions and scholarships for high achievers would motivate competent individuals to work hard during their college time. If there were no encouragement in terms of finance, they would feel unappreciated and demotivated.

In addition, I think society does gain benefits from university undergraduates; therefore, it is reasonable to offer financial aids to those students. Apparently, they dictate the future of a country since they would become the main workforce after graduation. Without them, the entire economy would be destabilized owing to the lack of skilled labor. On top of that, university graduates make tremendous contributions to the prosperity of their community by paying taxes when they work. Because of this, society could not deny its obligation to party assist students with their education cost.

In conclusion, I strongly oppose the idea that society gains nothing from college students and that they should settle their own study fees at university.

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9. Some people think it is easier for adults to learn practical skills (such
as computer skills) by themselves while others believe it is better to
learn with a teacher in classroom. Discuss both views and give your


No one can argue that education is a valuable asset for an individual in this competitive employment world. It becomes a controversial discussion about whether a person should learn practical skills by himself or study with an instructor, which could provide an effective result. Both views will be discussed below.

To begin with, some people who believe in self- study have several reasons. Firstly, since the technology has become very' easy to access, learners are able to explore a wide range of information in various types of materials. There is no obstacle in the way of self-study anymore. Secondly, after people have passed several years in education, most adults become more mature and motivated on their studies and engage in self-learning by themselves. Apparently, many students who study foreigner languages, study on their own through websites or join mutual- support groups, in which case, no educators are involved at all.

On the other hand, some opponents argue that studying in schools or institutions with high-qualified teachers and following an educational system help students to indulge into all aspects quickly and gain a better result than self-study. This is because, most qualified teachers would know what materials should apply in different student levels and know how to guide students to achieve the best result effectively, which cannot find from self-study. Moreover, having a teacher’s guide ensures that a student will achieve a certificate or a degree, which is required in targeted employment area.

To sum up, in my opinion, If a person is able to control himself to study on tract constantly and intensively, self- study will be suit him the most, perhaps if a person wants to get a greater result, coaching from teachers will be useful for him.

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10. Some people believe that it is good for a country’s culture to import
films and TV programs, while others think it is better for a country to
have their own films and TV programs. Discuss both views and give
your opinions


Films and TV game shows entertain our life, helping US relieve pressure from work and study. They become a part which can not be separated from our life in this way. Accordingly, some people think that buying foreign-made movies and TV programmes is worth encouraging. However, others argue that it would be much better if a nation can produce its own movies or TV channels. In this essay, I will lend more details to the two sides of this issue before arriving at my conclusion.

Spiritual values are often regarded as the first reason as to why some nations import and broadcast foreign films and TV programmes. Making films is the way for each director to introduce as well as widely spread images of their nation and people to international watchers. To put it more simply, cinematic works convey messages about friendship, love and life, all of which open a new horizon to viewers. Watchers, therefore, can broaden cultural knowledge about neighbor countries through movies or TV channels. For film importers, they themselves also reap a lot of benefits from this. They will learn film-making techniques from leading entertainment companies to produce their first works.

However, the idea that nations should develop their own leisure industry' rather than depend on externa] factors is not quite groundless. What if domestic cinemas only project movies imported from overseas because of the lack of domestic producers’ works? li is easily predicted that watchers will find hard to stay immune from influences of externa] culture. For example, young people tend to buy foreign goods if they are forced to watch foreign films or game shows. In long run, there will be no room for local products in customers’ mind.

In my opinion, each country' should have their own entertainment channels because this helps domestic producers to promote culture both locally and internationally. This will also lead to long-term benefits in terms of tourism and economy.

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