1 Some people think scientific research should be carried out by the government instead of private companies. To what extent do you agree?
2 The government should not spend money on national defense. It should put the money in arts instead. To what extent do you agree?
3 Some people think new immigrants to a country should accept the new culture as their own rather than living in separate minority groups and keep their own culture. To what extent do you agree?
4 Some people think the best way to solve environmental problems is to raise the price of fuel. To what extent do you agree?
5 Advertisements only improve the quantity of consumption, not the quality. To what extent do you agree?
6 Many people are optimistic about the 21st century and see it as an opportunity to make positive changes to the world. To what extent do you agree with their optimism? What changes should we made to the world in the new century?
7 Some people think we can study the behavior of a very young child to decide whether he/she will grow up to be a criminal. To what extent do you agree?
8 Some people think we can exploit animals and plants for any purposes while others think we should protect them. Discuss.
9 Business and cultural communication between nations is increasingly common today. But the widespread use of English is making many languages disappear from the world. To what extent do you think the advantages of the spread of English outweigh the disadvantages?
10 Some people think new buildings in cities and towns should be built in traditional styles. To what extent do you agree?
范文Recently, I found on the internet that advertisements are regarded as another term of pollution to the public. However, hardly could anyone imagine the world it as it certainly brings huge amount of merits. As far as I could tell, the amount of pros that advertising has brought to people has far exceeded its cons.
In the first instance, advertising is the sales promotion strategies. In such sort of market, firms compete with each other to gain the market shares. However, they will be reluctant to increase or lower their price because the information is interdependent and consumers have got tones of other substitutes. Therefore, the only way to promote their sales will be through advertising. Some consumers, on the other hands, do find such information useful while choosing what to buy. There is a common sense in it: hardly could an inefficient and stagnant firm invest a great deal of money on investment. In addition to that, big firms tend to provide goods and services with better quality, which might benefit the consumers.
Nevertheless , some argue that people will be easily swayed by advertisement featuring with beautiful movie stars and make irrational decisions or even buy goods on impulse especially when talking about youngsters with less consciousness and experience. This is still a rather minor problem. We can tackle this by taking some measurements. For example, to educate young people not buying goods they don’t need and maybe set a regulation of age limits on purchasing certain goods like cosmetics and high-tech products.
To conclude, advertisements in my opinion will hardly influence people’s purchasing patterns. Instead, some well-made advertisements can improve the aesthetical capability of the viewers. Although youngsters are worried in this advertising explosion century, education and recognition can prevent them from being affected to a great extent.
范文Some feel that the children of low income families are better equipped to deal with difficulties posed by the ‘real world’ when they grow up and they also believe the privileged children of wealthy families are less fit to deal with these difficulties . The implications and veracity of this argument seem self-evident, but in fact require closer examination.（ 58words ）veracityn.
诚实,真实(性), 正确(度), 精确性。点评： 1+ 1 ’ 模式，最后 1 句为主题句。此段的主题句稍微有点特殊，它的确否定了前面所提到的观点，从而表达出了自己的观点，此外还引出了下文。特别是最后半句： but in fact require closer examination ，感觉是在抛砖引玉。
The popular wisdom is that children of poorer families learn early on the value of a buck, and are thus naturally better suited to stretching money when times get tough in adulthood. Conversely, the children of wealthy families, those born with a silver spoon in their mouths, are believed to be completely ignorant of the value of money, having had everything provided for them in their youth and often erroneously expecting the same situation in adulthood. They are believed to be prone to overspending and financial irresponsibility.This belief, though logical, overlooks one key point, which is , of course,education.（100words）
点评： 1 ’ +3 模式，第 1 句是主题句。请注意，从此段的内容来看，这是个让步段（即分析自己并不赞成的观点）。虽然 4 段论的作文的主体段是两面讨论，但是本人还是喜欢这样的写作，即主体段的观点还是有侧重的，把让步段放在前面，最后 1 句话引出下一段，这样过度地很自然，而且自己的观点也比较明确！
The basis of this argument is , of course, knowing the value of money, and the idea that children of the poor know this, and those of the wealthy do not. The wealthy, though, is in a better position to teach their children the value of money. Who on earth will do the job better? someone skilled in earning and keeping it, the wealthy parent, or someone who can not seem to acquire it, the poor parent? In fact, both wealthy and poor children are equally likely to acquire an education in money, whether it is formal, or in the school of hard knocks. Conversely, both children are as likely to ignore this education. （101words）
点评：这段的内容感觉写得不够直接，还是在分析对方观点的漏洞！请注意，前面让步段已经这么写过了，那么这一段最好是正面地论证自己的观点，这样从内容上来说更 convincing 一点！此外，需要说明的是，大家发现作者的内容还是有一定深度，但是这是要有一定的英语功底才行的！如果英语功底不行的话，建议内容不要写太深，因为那样容易造成考官看不懂你在说什么！
上一段可以这样写：As is mentioned above, education plays an undeniable and decisive role in this controversial topic.There are plentiful stories to prove this. For example, the well- known billionaire Bill Gates… Nevertheless, we still can find vivid stories of poor children form. poor families remain …So , we can safely draw the conclusion that it is the education that…….
最后一段：Therefore, a poor child may believe that one can get along, if not as easily, without wealth. A wealthy child may be well trained by a parent steeped in the knowledge of money management; the key to developing this skill is education.
点评：最后一段有点像是提出解决这个问题的办法，即 education. 它没有像传统的结尾段那样简单的重申自己的观点。
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