topic 1: people attend college or university for many different reasons(for example ,new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). why do you think people attend college or university? use special reasons and examples to support your answer.
1 students have ample opportunity to explore a variety of interests, increase both their general and specific knowledge, prepare for a chosen career and develop independence.
2 all of these are valuable goals to achieve, but it is my belief that most students today pursue higher education to prepare for their future careers.
3 the world has changed a great deal since universities were established.
topic 2: do you agree or disagree with the following statement? parents are the best teachers. use special reasons and examples to support your answer.
1 first, our parents begin teaching us the moment we are born, and what they teach us in those early years are the most important we can learn.
2 in addition, they teach us how to be independent and how to learn.
3 finally, our parents are devoted teachers who always want the best for us.
topic 3: food has become easier to prepare. has this change improved the way people live ? use special reasons and examples to support your answer.
1 in the past , preparing a meal was a long and laborious process.
2 meals can now be prepared in a matter of minutes rather than hours.
3 most importantly ,because food preparation is no longer such a time - consuming process, people have more time for other things.
topic 4: it has been said ."not everything that is learned is contained in books." compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. in your opinion, which source is more important? why?
1 the knowledge we gain from books and formal education enable us to learn about things that we have no opportunity to experience in daily life. (来源：英语麦当劳－英语学习门户 http://www.EnglishCN.com)
2 practical experience, on the other hand, can give us more useful knowledge.
3 it is said that one learns best by doing, and i believe that this is true, whether one is successful or not.
topic 5: a company has announced that it wishes to built a large factory near your community. discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new influence on your community. do you support or oppose the factory ? explain your position.
1 an obvious advantage is an increase in the number of available jobs, and many people in the community might find employment in the new factory.
2 it would have to pay some taxes to the local government, and workers might go shopping or eat at a restaurant in the area before or after their shifts.
3 depending on what kind of factory it is, it might pollute the environment and bring down property values.
topic 6: if you could change one important thing about your hometown, what would you change ? use special reasons and examples to support your answer.
1 i believe that such a change is important because a person's living environment can greatly affect both his physical and mental health.
2 in addition, the environment can greatly affect the way a person feels. when in clean, attractive surroundings we always feel more optimistic.
topic 7: how do movies or television influence people's behavior ?use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
1 one obvious effect of these media is that watching them induces people to buy certain products.
2 another way tv and the movies affect people is that they give people either a broader view of the world or a distorted one, depending on what type of program they watch.
3 finally, perhaps the most susceptible viewers are children, who may be unable to tell fact from fiction and may try to imitate acts that they see on tv or in the movies.
topic 8: do you agree or disagree the following statement ?television has destroyed communication among friends and family .use special reasons and examples to support your answer.
1 studies have shown that watching a great deal of television makes people more passive.
2 although television has reduced the amount of time that family and friends spend together , it doesn't have to be this way.
topic 9: some people prefer to live in a small town. others prefer to live in a big city .which place would you prefer to live in? use special reasons and examples to support your answer.
1 first, life in the city is more convenient.
2 second, there are more ways to spend leisure time in the city.
3 finally ,and most importantly , the city offers more educational and career opportunities.
topic 10: when people succeed ,it is because of hard work. luck has nothing to do with success .do you agree or disagree with the quotation above? use specific reasons and explains to explain your position.
1 it cannot be denied that luck often plays an important role in success.
2 furthermore ,there is something to be said for simply being in the right place at the right time-perhaps meeting someone by chance who can offer a good job or rare opportunity.
3 if one is willing to work hard , i believe that success will eventually be achieved, with or without the added benefit of luck.