1. People learn in different ways. Some people learn by doing things; other people learn by reading about things; others learn by listening to people talk about things. Which of these methods of learning is best for you?
2. Some people trust their first impressions about a person s character because they believe these judgments are generally correct. Other people do not judge a person s character quickly because they believe first impressions are often wrong. Compare these two attitudes. Which attitude do you agree with?
3. A university plans to develop a new research center in your country. Some people want a center for business research. Other people want a center for research in agriculture (farming). Which of these two kinds of research centers do you recommend for your country?
4. How do movies or television influence people s behavior?
5. Some people prefer to work for a large company. Others prefer to work for a small company. Which would you prefer? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
6. It has recently been announced that a new movie theater (a shopping center/ a new restaurant/ a new high school) may be built in your neighborhood.
7. A company has announced that it wishes to build a large factory near your community. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new influence on your community. Do you support or oppose the factory?
8. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, or telephone calls. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
9. Imagine that you have received some land to use as you wish. How would you use this land?
10. Many parts of the world are losing important natural resources, such as forests, animals, or clean water. Choose one resource that is disappearing and explain why it needs to be saved.
11. When people move to another country, some of them decide to follow the customs of the new country. Others prefer to keep their own customs. Compare these two choices. Which one do you prefer?
12. Some people think we should spend as much money as possible exploring outer space (for example, traveling to the moon and to other planets). Other people disagree and think we should spend this money for our basic needs on Earth. Which of these two opinions do you agree with?
13. What is one of the most important decisions you have made? Why was this decision important?
14 In general, people are living longer now. How will this change affect society?
15 We all work or will work in our jobs with many different kinds of people. In your opinion, what are some important characteristics of a co-worker (someone you work closely with)?
16. In some countries, teenagers have jobs while they are still students. Do you think this is a good idea?
17. A person you know is planning to move to your town or city. What do you think this person would like and dislike about living in your town or city? Why?
18. When famous people such as actors, athletes and rock stars give their opinions, many people listen. Do you think we should pay attention to these opinions?
19. People remember special gifts or presents that they have received. Why?
20. Some famous athletes and entertainers earn millions of dollars every year. Do you think these people deserve such high salaries?
简介:富兰克林·德拉诺·罗斯福(Franklin D.Roosevelt,1882年1月30日--1945年4月12日),美国第32任总统,美国历史上连任超过两届(连任四届,病逝于第四届任期中)的总统,美国迄今为止在任时间最长的总统。罗斯福家族在美国大约有近 300年的历史,美国第26任总统西奥多·罗斯福是富兰克林·罗斯福的堂叔。.
Franklin Roosevelt was the 32nd presidentof the United States who rose to prominence during the Great Depression. Duringthat time, President Hebert Hoover’s economic program was unsatisfactory andineffective and kept millions of people under poverty and hunger. In the midstof despair, Franklin Roosevelt, who had long been questioning Hoover’s economicprogram, was elected as the President to combat the economic crisis. Heassembled a group of elites and constructed a more effective economic programcalled New Deal. The new program provided money and supplies to needy familiesand created jobs for the unemployed. As a result, President Roosevelteffectively rekindled hope to millions of despondent Americans. New Deal provedto be an important turning point in the history of America. It made a powerfulstart of a strong government role in the nation’s economic affairs thatremained and developed to the present day
简介:托马斯·阿尔瓦·爱迪生(Thomas Alva Edison,1847年2月11日—1931年10月18日),出生于美国俄亥俄州米兰镇,逝世于美国新泽西州西奥兰治。发明家、企业家。爱迪生是人类历史上第一个利用大量生产原则和电气工程研究的实验室来进行从事发明专利而对世界产生重大深远影响的人。他发明的留声机、电影摄影机、电灯对世界有极大影响。他一生的发明共有两千多项,拥有专利一千多项。
Thomas Edison is considered to be one ofthe most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 US patents under hisname. He is one of the first inventors to apply the principles of massproduction and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore isoften credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.To find a long lasting material for the light bulb, Edison and his team workedfor many years and experienced more than 1,500 failures through the process.However, their research was not hampered by setbacks and their hard work wasfinally paid off in 1879. Using a small carbonized bamboo filament, Edison andhis team were able to produce a light bulb that was able to last over 40 hours.After soughting further improvements, Edison finally filed for US patent 223898in November4, 1879. His invention of the light bulb not only revolutionized thenascent electric industry, but also made electricity viable to mankind.
The lecturer claims that ...( 可用个从句 比如 the new policy, which ...., will ..)
This claim is not in agreement with that of the reading passage, which suggests that...
First, the lecturer argues that...(according to the lecture,...)
This is because ...,(which means... 转述一下).
Clearly, the professor's argument disproves it's counterpart in the reading that...
Moreover, the professor believes that... Then he supports this point with the fact that...(In other words, 转述一下...)
This point of view is in marked contrast to the assertion in the reading passage that...,
Finally, regarding xxx(xx话题) the lecturer contends that..
He/She proves that this claim is indefensible by pointing out that...
This is in direct contradiction with the claim in the reading passage that...
All in all, on the basis of the evidences presented, the professor clearly identifies the weakness(wrong parts) in the reading passage and forcefully show that...(主题句) .
注意用词的替换, 不要老用because 啊 because of啊 也不只是换成due to啊 还可以先讲目的再讲做法, 比如in order to , for the sake of 等等。