A: High-tech is becoming more and more important in our life and study, which is definitely indispensible in class teaching. What do you think?
B: I don’t think so. As far as we all know, it is the teacher and the students who are the subjects in class teaching. High-tech is only a means of teaching, which isn’t indispensible.
A: I cannot agree with you anymore that it is the teacher and the students who are the subjects in class teaching. However, high-tech can make the teach better make use of teaching resources, which can enrich students’ mind.
B: But if the students aren’t interested in the means of high-tech, it cannot be effective teaching.
A: Come on, buddy. How cannot the students take interest in high-tech teaching? You have to realize that there is an increasing number of high-tech means in class teaching, which facilitates the teaching burdens of the teacher and engages the students more in learning.
B: Yes, what you said is right. But we have to realize that no matter how sophisticated the high-tech means are, they cannot replace the teacher’s good teaching plan and the students’ conscientious attitude of learning.
A: Yes, I agree with you much on this point. Only if high-tech promotes teaching and learning, it can serve the teacher and the students better, as the subjects of class teching are the teacher and the students.
B: I am glad to see that you have got it.
1. In my point of view, high technology plays an important role in English study. For example, when you come across a new word while reading a passage, you can look it up in an electronic dictionary, which is a rather quick and convenient way. In addition, an electronic dictionary is much lighter than a traditional printed one.
2. As far as I am concerned, high technology provides a real convenience for those who want to learn English. For instance, you can read English articles with your tablet computer wherever you like. You can scan a piece of news or listen to a famous man’s speech online, etc. They help you with your English study a lot. It can give you sufficient information, and save you a lot of time as well.
“ pets on campus: the importance of protecting animals （校园养宠物：保护动物的重要性）”
Student A: Nowsdays, there are some discussions about adopting pets on campus, some hold that this behavior will help protect animals, while others argue that in view of the fact that the main purpose of students is to pursue their knowledge, they should not adopt pets on campus. I agree with the latter and what’s your idea?
Student B: I have something different to say. Students have more time in campus than working personnel in raising a dog or a cat. Therefore, the pets here will enjoy more care and they also can play with the students. In this way, we will protect these animals and in turn, adopting animals can help increase our compassion.
Student A: What I want to say is that keeping pets in dormitory will make dormitory smell bad and cause noise pollution. Besides, pets can make lots of noise which is annoying especially at night. For other students who live with the owner, it is absolutely a disaster for they have to suffer from both the terrible smell and the disturbing noise.
Student B: I may not agree with you. Campus should be somewhat pet-friendly, and students are really excited to see dogs and cats while they are walking along the road. Meanwhile, I think that pets are such a great way to relieve stress from their study.
Your Attitude Towards Keeping Pets on Campus
In recent years, keeping pets on campus has been becoming a tendency among a great number of youngsters. With regard to this phenomenon, different people hold different opinions. As far as I am concerned, it does more harm than good.
It is not necessary for us to criticize them too much who are keeping pets on campus, but we cannot neglect some relevant drawbacks about it. To begin with, keeping pets on campus may make people around you feel unhappy or even irritated and cause troubles for them. In addition, as students, our primary task is to study hard to better prepare for future career. Keeping pets, to some extent, is likely to exert a negative influence on our academic grades.
Certainly, it is indispensable for us to care for animals without affecting our life and study, thus, it is essential for us students to weigh the advantages and disadvantages while making decisions.
“Is It Better to Lead or to Be Led?”
Student A: Nowadays, there are some heated debates on the topic “Is it better to lead or to be led?” Different people hold different opinions. Some believe that to be leader can bring a great many benefits, while others argue that to be led may be a better choice. And what’s your idea?
Student B: I agree with the former. To be leader can help develop our potentialities to a great extent. At the same time, learders with access to cretain privileges and powers can make their life easier in some circumstances. In China, especially, it is essential for people to build solid interpersonal relationships.
Student A: I have something different to say. What I want to convey is that almost everyone, in fact, is a leader as well as an individual who is led. We are leaders of ourselves and led by our leaders. In addition, with regard to certain work or some cases in life, it is not absolutely necessary to distinguish leaders from those who are led, what we should do is to demonstrate team spirit on the basis of suitable means.
Student B: I may not agree with you. In order to improve ourselves to the most degree and live a better life, it is indispensable for us to try our best to become leader and make persistent efforts to achieve promotions to higher positions. At that time, we may see the world in a much different way.
e-pay is becoming more and more popular in our life.(总述）There is joke that you can have no cash or payment card in your pocket, but you cannot have no cell phone in hand, as a cell phone can help you pay for what you want to buy. （引出现象）Indeed, e-pay can be realized almost everywhere you want to buy something, which definitely makes our life more convenient. But the security of e-pay should not be overlooked. There are some reports that once the passwords of e-pay were let out, your money could be soon transferred by the intruder. Therefore, though e-pay brings more convenience to our life, we must attach great importance to the security of e-pay.
A: What kind of payment do you use most? Cash or e-pay?
B: Well, I use “e-pay” most. You know, it’s more convenient than cash. What about you?
A: I prefer “e-pay” too. It can save you much time looking for cash. By the way, Alipay is my favorite.
B: Yeah, that’s right. It saves us a lot of time. But for most elderly people, it’s a bit difficult for them to learn how to use the modern way of payment.
A: Quite true. It’s not easy for them to learn new high technologies. What’s more, many of them don’t trust e-pay.
B: Their worry isn’t without reason. Risks do exist in e-pay.
A: Yeah. The use of e-pay may result in a loss of money if your payment environment is insecure. Some hackers may invade your phone and steal your money from your e-bank accounts.
B: How to ensure the security of electronic payment?
A: Well, you must make sure the Wi-Fi you connect is secure. And the most important thing is— do not click unknown websites.
“What makes a good leader （优秀领导的特质）”
What makes a good leader
When it comes to defining the qualities of a good leader, a wide range of factors can be mentioned, such as honesty, communication, confidence, commitment, creativity, respect ect. From my perspective, I will consider effective communication as the crucial trait of being a good leader.
Leaders are the masters of connections and communication, a skill that despite being mostly innate can be learned. A good leader must have the ability to connect with employees, customers, suppliers, partners, media and other groups, to connect their ideas with market needs, and to communicate their ideas and vision.
He should be able to put across what needs to be done and how. At the same time, he should be willing to accept relevant suggestions from his subordinates. He also should have the ability to listen, question, analyze and observe effectively. And that is what I think makes a good leader--effective communication。
A: Hello. I am glad to do the pair work with you. Do you think lifting up the old is our responsibility?
B: Yes, of course it’s our responsibility to lift up the old. Just imagine what could happen if we do not reach out to them. Maybe the old might lose their lives if we do not help them immediately.
A: That’s true. We should not allow that phenomenon to exist in our society. No matter what will happen after we lift up the old, first and foremost, we should ensure the life safety of the old.
B: However, some old people swindled the people who lifted them up, which chill the hearts of the warm-hearted.
A: Therefore, the people who want to help the strange old people should have witnesses to guarantee that they cannot be blackmailed.
B: Besides, our country should legislate that the people offering help can be protected by the law, and the ones extorting under false pretences should be punished.
A: It’s a good idea. Thus the people who are good-willed will not be harmed, and the people who want to do the blackmail will be restricted and their evil intentions cannot succeed.
B: I quite agree with you about that.
但也有人认为家庭关系虽然在形式上发生了改变，但本质上，家庭成员之间的亲密程度并没有发生变化。对此你的观点是什么呢？will the family relationship as close as before?
A: I will hold the view that our recent family relationship isn’t as close as before. As we all know, great changes have taken place in family life, and once extended family tends to become smaller and smaller. Meanwhile, social competition is becoming increasingly fierce, therefore leaving many children working far away from their parents and becoming emotionally extranged from their parents.
B: I have something different to say. The great changes in our modern world do change the ways we communicate with our family members. But I don’t think these changes have changed our deeper love to our parents. Instead, we can chat with each other through the We-chat and exchange our joys and worries on the Internet, which actually bring much closer ties between children working outside and parents staying at home.
A: Yes, to some extent, what you said is reasonable. But compared with the past, nowadays young adults are urged to concentrate their efforts upon work to achieve success or at least a good standard of life. As a result, they can not afford to spend their leisure hours with their families and actually the importance of bonds of kinships is gradually fading from their mind.
B: I may not agree with you. What I want to say is that an increasing number of families have realized the fact and become to take actions to maintain their bonds of kinships. For example, a large body of working people choose to have a family reunion on holidays or other important occasions. For members of families who live away from one another, regular contact on the phone will bring them the care they need.
The Reasons Accounting for Changes of Family Relationships
In the past decades, a growing number of people are paying more and more attention to the dramatic changes of Chinese family relationships. One of the most striking changes is that relationships among family members are not as close as before.
In my point of view, two factors seem to contribute to the great changes. First and foremost, with the deepening of reform and opening-up as well as the economic and cultural development, Chinese family structures have considerably changed--two woking parents, fewer or even spoiled children and an increasing number of empty-nesters. In addition, with the rapid development of information technology, people in modern times have many other choices to get access to information and entertain themselves without direct contact with family members. All these give rise to the alienation of relationships among family members.
Home is the harbor as well as the warmest place in the world. It is urgent for us to spare more time to accompany our most important persons in lives and foster new close family relationships.
A: What do you think of medical overuse? Do you think it necessary for patients?
B: I am against medical overuse. In many hospitals, doctors tend to take their patients for overtreatment, no matter how serious their illnesses are. It’s not fair for patients.
A: I don’t think it is necessary, either. Some hospitals are eager to earn more money from their patients, so they give their patients extra treatment and make them buy extra medicine.
B: That’s immoral. Patients don’t need extra treatment. That wastes their money.
A: Right. And it is a waste of medical resources, too. We could have saved the resources for those who are really in need.
B: I can’t agree more. It is necessary for hospitals to get rid of medical overuse, and save the resources for those who are really in need.
A: It is high time that relative regulations should be made to supervise the hospitals.
B: You are right.
Every one of us can be sick, from catching a cold to suffer from some serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and so on. So in the long run, nobody can live without medical treatment, which can relieve our pain, curb the spread of disease and save our lives. And in the perspective of social development, medical treatment can prevent infectious diseases from spreading, which ensure the life security of the mass who shoulder the responsibility of promoting social development, and medical treatment prolong the life span of the people to some extent. Therefore, medical treatment helps a single person to live better and the society to develop better.
The Joy of Giving: The Importance of Helping Each Other in Daily Life
As the old saying goes, “Roses given, Fragrance in hand.”We are living in a complicated society where we may encounter various troubles. Helping each other is not only good for ourselves but also conducive to the harmony of the whole soceity. No one can deny the importance of it.
For those who are in trouble, obtaining helps from others can help them get out of trouble more smoothly and thus sense the warmth of society. Besides, those who offer a helping hand are more likely to improve their sense of gratification and achievement by fulfilling their personal value.
At no time should we underestimate the power of a helping hand. Accordingly，under no circumstances should we decline to help others when they are in need. Besides, we should be grateful for those who provide us with help when we are in trouble. Only when we realize the importance of helping each other can we be devoted to building a harmonious society.
“Why Should Rich People Be Encouraged to Donate?”
Student A: In recent years, the topic “Why should rich people be encouraged to donate?” has been becoming the talk of an increasing number of people. As regards the reasons accounting for it, each airs his own views. From my own perspective, it is mainly a social responsibility for the rich to donate to help those who are in need. And what’s your opinion?
Student B: I hold some different ideas. To encourage the rich to donate may be in a large part due to the fact that only by narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor can we live a harmonious life. What the rich need is a guarantee of property right, while for the poor, what they concern may be basic living security.
Student A: I may not completely agree with you. As wealth comes from society, the rich are supposed to make it into full use to society. Thus, encouraging the rich to donate can be seen as an embodiment of social responsibility.
Student B: What you said makes sense to some extent. But in my point of view, it is also an expression of moral obligation for rich people to donate. In addition, some rich men can win recognition and reputation by means of donation.
A: Hello. I am glad to do the pair work with you. Robots have become prevalent in almost every walk of life. What do you think of that?
B: That’s not bad. The robots can do the dangerous jobs people do not want to do. And robots won’t get bored if they do monotonous jobs continuously. Robots have liberated housewives from tedious housework. How amazing it is to have robots in the world.
A: I cannot agree more. But there is a concern that robots will one day replace people to control the world. I am also worried about that. What’s your opinion?
B: I do not agree with you about that. As far as I am concerned, robots are made by people and thus controlled by people. How can they replace people? They even cannot think.
A: Perhaps my worry is redundant. But some people may lose their jobs because of the use of robots.
B: Yes, maybe. But some jobs need creativity. It is only people can think and have creativity. Robots do not have creativity and consequently cannot do creative jobs. Therefore, robots will not transcend people and will not control the world.
A: What you said is enlightening to me. And we won't worry about control of the robots.
B: Yes. Robots will not control the world.
the increasing use of robots（机器人的使用）。
With the fast development of high technology, people are using robots increasingly. Not only do many companies have robots, but more and more people can afford to buy robots, too. For example, in restaurants, robots can replace waiters to serve the guests. For common people who use robots in their households, robots can help clean the house, and even look after the kids. They can do quite a lot of things to entertain people, such as telling a story. But there are also some disadvantages of robots. For instance, they don’t have feelings. Therefore, even though robots can bring much convenience for people, they can never replace people.