Debating – Topic 8: Transportation
Some people state that governments shouldnot be expected to take sole responsibility for reducing the number of roadaccidents. Others think that individuals should share this responsibility.
Discuss on both sides and giveyour opinion?
Practice Question 1: Essay plan
Main Body 1 - Topic Sentence
There is no denying that it is thegovernment’s responsibility to _______________________________
Main Body 2 - Topic Sentence
Nevertheless, All individuals on the roadshould be responsible for their own safety______________________
Practice Essay 1: Introduction
S1 Trafficaccident has been a perpetual problem inflicting humans ever since the creationof automobiles more than 100 years ago. S2 Everyday, there are thousandsof casualties on the road worldwide. S3 In my opinion, although thegovernment is responsible for reducing the problem, it is also the individual’slegal obligation to abide by the traffic law to minimize the risks.
Practice Essay 1: Main body 1
S1 There isno denying that it is the government’s unmistakable responsibility to cut downthe number of road accidents and various measures can be taken to ensure thesafety of all people using the road. S2 The Department of Transportationshould inspect regularly the quality of instruction in driving schools aroundthe country, making sure that driver’s licenses are issued only to qualifiedand careful drivers. S3 Moreover, various signs must be erected alongall the highways, expressways, urban roads and even country lanes. S4 Thesigns include those limiting the speed of vehicles, those indicating one-wayroads and those warning drivers that they are approaching areas where manytraffic accidents have happened and where wild animals may travel on theirtraditional migration routes.
Practice Essay 1: Main body 2
S1 Nevertheless, all individuals on the road are liable for their ownsafety and should take the necessary precautions to avoid traffic accidents. S2According to a recent survey, more than 40% of the accidents result fromdrunk and reckless driving. S3 If motorists break the traffic laws inthe first place, they must bear full responsibility for any bad consequences. S4Similarly, bicyclists should travel within their allotted lanes and refrainfrom competing with or chasing after fast-moving vehicles. S5 On theother hand, pedestrians, who are the usual victims of road accidents, must keepto the pavement when walking, wait for the green traffic light before crossingthe road and watch for vehicles making a turn because most accidents thatinvolve pedestrians occur in the intersections.
Practice Essay 1: Main body 3
Complete the Main Body 3 with your own wordsand phrases. The content should be coherent with main body 1 and main body 2.
Practice Essay 1: Conclusion
Complete the conclusion with your own wordsand phrases. The content should be coherent with introduction, main body 1,main body 2 and main body 3.