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The maps below illustrate the layout of the same townin 1700 and 2000 respectively.
In the first map of Bridgetown, we can see that ariver travels northeast-southwest direction dividing the town into two maindivs. On the one side where stand a marketplace, the woods and a castle andthe other side is entirely covered by farmland. Over the river is a bridge whose two ends are connected with two roads.
In the year of 2000, one of the most significant changes that took place is the appearance of the railway line right across theriver. To the northwest of the river, the woods obviously get shrunken in orderto give way to the railway line and the castle is converted into a school. Nextto the railway line is the marketplace that remains unchanged. On the otherhand, the area that used to be agricultural is now residential and is full ofbuildings. What is worth mentioning is the bypass built over the river thatjoins the roads on two sides seems to offer more convenience for the traffic intown.
1.Nowadays, anincreasing number of advertisements are directed at children, which persuadeschildren to buy foods,toys and other products. Parents believe it puts greatpressure on children. However, some advertisers claim there is usefulinformation in these advertisements. Discuss both these views and give youropinion.
2. In some countries, the role of a mother differs insome ways from the role of a father. Why do you think these differences exist?How might parental roles develop in the future?
3. It has been suggested that all young adults should berequired to undertake a period of unpaid work helping people in the community.Would the drawbacks be greater than benefits to the community and the youngadults themselves?
4. In some countries, more and more adults choose tocontinue to live with their parents after they graduate and have found jobs. Dothe advantages of this trend outweigh its disadvantages?
5 Some people think living inbig cities is bad for people’s health. To what extent do you agree ordisagree?
6 Towns and cities areattractive places. Some people suggest that the government should spend moneyputting in more works of art like paintings and statues to make them better tolive in. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
7 Somepeople think cultural heritage should be used to attract tourists and promote tourism while others think that would damage cultural heritage. Discuss bothviews and give your own opinion.
Some people _________(支持) the ideaof turning cultural heritage into attractive tourist spots. They ________(主张)that, on the one hand, this is, in fact, a practical means to protect theheritage. As the preservation of cultural heritage calls for adequate budget,the profit gained from visitors would then _____________(能够解决这个问题).___________, promoting tourism in this way should be justified. ______________（另一方面）, tourism, as a multibillion-dollar business, hasbecome a principal source of national revenue in both developed and developingcountries, which ______________(对……有益) theadvancement of the local economy. _____ Malta _________(以……为例). As a spectacular island country, a mushroomingnumber of people are spending their vacations there every year because itprovides a fantastic chance for visitors to enjoy its beautiful beaches andstunning historic churches. The revenue brought in by tourism is actually themajor income source of the local government and _______________________(是国家繁荣的原因/有助于国家繁荣).
___________(然而),these people holding the belief that tourism serves as a powerful engine for acountry’s economic growth, seem to have ignored its _________(负面的影响) oncultural heritage. Over the past century, with the development of new means oftransportation, travel has become easier than ever. Many popular places are nowflooded with visitors, but the huge amount of trash that they leave behind andthe graffiti that they paint on some ancient buildings have _______(破坏) the beauty of the heritage, caused pollution and led to irreversible damage.
8. Some people say that arts subject such aspainting or drawing should not be made compulsory for highschool students. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
9.In the past, people live in one place for along time, but now they can live in different places. What are the reasons? Isit a positive or negative influence?
10.Children find it difficult to concentrate onor pay attention to their studies in school. What are the reasons? Howcan we solve this problem?
11.some countries, it is possible for people tohave a variety of food that has been transported from all over the world. Towhat extent do you think its benefits outweigh the drawbacks?
12 Surveys show that peopleare living longer in many countries. But increased life expectancy has manyimplications for aging individuals and for society as a whole. What are thepossible effects of longer living for individuals and society?
13 Some people think youngpeople are not suitable for important positions in the government，while other people think it isa good idea for young people to take on these positions. Discuss both views andgive your opinion.
14 People think that oldbuildings should be knocked down and give way to modern buildings. To whatextent do you agree or disagree?
15 It is not necessary for people to travel toother places to learn about the culture. We can learn as much as from books,films, and the Internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
16 Some people thinkthat environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others,however, believe that these problems cannot be solved if individuals do nottake action. Discuss both views and give your own opinion?
17 Universities and colleges are now offeringqualifications through distance learning from the Internet rather than teachersin the classroom. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh thedisadvantage?
18 Online shopping isnow replacing shopping in the store. Do you think it is a positive or negativedevelopment?
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