1. Should a city try to preserve its old, historic buildings ordestroy them and replace them with modern buildings?
I think old buildings should be protected and maintained for theefollowing reasons. First, old buildings carry a place's history, tradition,local custom and even some unique character. They were designed to be preservedas they were in early times. They serve as a mirror to remind modern people oftheir past that they should be proud of. Second, most old buildings are touristattractions which interest visitors from all over the world. If they aredamaged, they might go back with regret. In addition, tourism is always a bigsupport to economy. Therefore, we should try to bring the funding into thebudget to do whatever is necessary.
2. Some people prefer to get information through printed materialslike books. Other people like to do that via the Internet. which way do youprefer and why? (Which do you prefer, e-reading or traditional reading? )
Some people prefer e-reading ‘cause it's fast andconvenient. But in my opinion traditional reading is better for three reasons.
First, paper reading doesn't have as much bad effect on our eyes ascomputer reading. Second, the printed word gives more comfort, enjoyment orpersonal touch than electronic text. I like the feeling of turning the page andtaking notes on the book. Though computers are changing the reading habits, thelong tradition of printed word may yet not be. Most people still read printedbooks, magazines and newspapers to get their information.
Therefore, I prefer traditional reading to e-reading.
3. Should government give financial support to build museums andtheaters? State your opinion and explain why.
In my point of view, government should provide fund to build museumsand theaters because they serve as exhibition centers for people to know aboutthe history and culture of the country.
The range of museums is fantastic—there are museums ofancient history and archaeology(考古学), of natural history and even museums for such things as transportand 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 andplays of different regions. Even the world's best group come occasionally.Meanwhile, the building of the museums and theaters will enhance the culturalexchange between countries.
They are also one of the contributing factors that promote thenational economy.
That's why I think it's a good idea for government to help with thebuilding of museums and theaters.