1.Do you agree or disagree that cell phone usage should be banned in some places? Include details and examples to support your opinion. (05. 12.3; 07.11.11考题, 与07.7.21类似)
I strongly agree with the opinion that cell-phone usage should be banned in some places like concert halls, movie theaters or in some situations like when you are driving in cars or taking a subway, when you are in flight, in classes or meetings.
For one thing, it has become social etiquette(礼节). The cell phone user should know when and where to pick up the cell phone and talk. Though people have personal right to use their phone, the others are not supposed to be involved in(被卷入)the unnecessary disturbance(不必要的打扰).
For another, cell phone usage can harm a person's health. Brain cancer rates in the US have risen since cell phones were introduced, leading some people to wonder if cell phone usage is the reason for the increase.
In recognition of those above, there should be some kind of regulations helping with this problem. This way people will be well aware.
2. Where do you learn more from, media like newspapers, TV , Internet or people like
friends, family and teachers? (05. 12.16; 06. 6.10考题)
I think I learn more from people rather than media. I’ll take my mother as an example.
When life seems hopeless, she is always there to help me every step of the way and she maintains everything will be fine unless I myself give up. I’m encouraged not only by her inspiring(令人鼓舞的) words but also by her action. By taking action, she has never been overwhelmed by pressure, adversity(困境) and even danger.
Also when I feel blue(情绪低落) sometimes, I would turn to my classmates or friends for cheering up and comfort. While, media like TV or Internet can only equip me with(以…武装) knowledge and information, they are incapable of giving me spiritual satisfaction(精神上的满足)
So I learn about life, how to stay strong more from people around me than from the media.
3. Should government give financial support to build museums and theaters? State your opinion and explain why. (05. 12.17; 07. 9.29; 08.2.16考题)
In my point of view, government should provide fund to build museums and theaters because they serve as exhibition centers for people to know about the history and culture of the country.
The range of museums is fantastic—there are museums of ancient history and archaeology(考古学), of natural history and even museums for such things as transport and crime! And because the museums are constantly holding new exhibitions, there is always something different to see.
Theaters offer people a big place to enjoy a variety of operas and plays of different regions. Even the world's best group come occasionally.
Meanwhile, the building of the museums and theaters will enhance the cultural exchange between countries.
They are also one of the contributing factors that promote the national economy. That's why I think it's a good idea for government to help with the building of museums and theaters.
4. Should a city try to preserve its old, historic buildings or destroy them and replace
them with modern buildings? (07. 1.14考题)
I think old buildings should be protected and maintained for the following reasons.
First, old buildings carry a place's history, tradition, local custom and even some unique character. They were designed to be preserved as they were in early times. They serve as a mirror to remind modern people of their past that they should be proud of.
Second, most old buildings are tourist attractions which interest visitors from all over the world. If they are damaged, they might go back with regret. In addition, tourism is always a big support to economy.
Therefore, we should try to bring the funding into the budget to do whatever is necessary.
5. Some people prefer to get information through printed materials like books. Other people like to do that via the Internet. which way do you prefer and why? (Which do you prefer, e-reading or traditional reading? )(06. 11.10, 07. 6.30, 07.10. 27考题)
Some people prefer e-reading ‘cause it's fast and convenient. But in my opinion traditional reading is better for three reasons.
First, paper reading doesn't have as much bad effect on our eyes as computer reading.
Second, the printed word gives more comfort, enjoyment or personal touch than electronic text. I like the feeling of turning the page and taking notes on the book. Though computers are changing the reading habits, the long tradition of printed word may yet not be. Most people still read printed books, magazines and newspapers to get their information.
Therefore, I prefer traditional reading to e-reading. .