125 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? All students should be required to study art and music in secondary school. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
124 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is more important for students to study history and literature than it is for them to study science and mathematics. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Here is a question which may puzzle students who are interested in science and engineer before entering university: “what will I be – a scientist or an engineer?” Some of them have lost interests in history, literature, geography, music and art and thought them irrelevant to their choices and less important than English and some other courses in science and engineering, and therefore spent less and less time in learning these unimportant subjects at school. A proper answer may be found after we make clear the difference between a scientist and an engineer.
For those puzzled middle school graduates/students, they’d better first make sure what education involves. Education involves cultivating intellectually, culturally, morally and physically. We go to school to learn different things from books and teachers. We go to school to get training of various kinds in order to be well-behaved, intelligent, considerate, creative, imaginative and useful to society. We get to know cultural differences of different times and different countries; we learn to distinguish well from bad and cultivate the patriotic feeling; we also have physical training to build up good health. Every kind of knowledge learned at this period will offer us a window to a more splendid world of science and culture and will help us developing healthy character and good structure of knowledge. We are enlightened and inspired to learn more object and scientific way to know more about the world and ourselves.
Science can be an inspiration for literature. Normally we think of science as one kind of human investigation and literature as another, and that the two do not have anything in common, yet in science fiction we have the bringing together of the these two disciplines, either from the perspective of the literary imagination or that of the scientific mind. Science examines the nature of the real world and seeks by means of technology and hard logic to gain an understanding of it; it works with evidence. Literature seeks for truth, which does not necessarily lie in the real world around us but rather in our minds and our imaginations; it works with insight.
4 艺术的多种形式对人的帮助 对生活的反映
Art is a thoughtful, emotional expression. It has many forms, such as painting, sculpture, architecture and the written word. Rousseau proposes, "Instead of thinking of life as something to which signs and texts are added to represent it, we should conceive of itself as suffused with signs." For these purposes the signs which Rousseau identified are works of art. This statement speaks to the inseparable quality of life and art. Since life and art are connected they invariably affect one another.
Art is a deliberate recreation of a new and special reality that grows from one’s response to life. It improves our existence by enhancing, changing and perpetuating our cultural composition. “The great artist knows how to impose their particular illusion on the rest of mankind,” proclaimed Guy de Mauspassant. The knowledge in art, literature, and history may be as important and necessary as the knowledge in other subjects in science and engineering and may be a must for a future scientist or engineer to be more creative and more imaginative.
Art improves our lives by directly and indirectly lifting the morale of individuals, creating unity and social solidarity. Art creates awareness of social issues. Art may express and reflect the religious, political, and economical aspects of cultures. Art echoes the natural world. It gives order to the world and intensity to human life. Art is a means of communion as well as communication. It provides pleasurable experiences along with cerebral wealth. Art also helps us to express our sentimental relations. It can beautify surprise, inspire, stimulate imagination, inform, tell stories, and record history. As someone once said, “Art is life.”