Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30minutes to write a composition on the topicKeeping Pets. You should write at least 150words and you should base your compositionon the outline below:
There is no denying the fact that keeping pets is a hotly debated topic today. Some peopleclaim that keeping pets is a good thing to do. They believe that pets, like cats and dogs, canhelp relieve the loneliness suffered by senior citizens and other social members who areconfined to their homes for this reason or that. They also argue that keeping pets helpsmankind understand animals’ world and develop positive feelings toward them.
Others, however, hold the opposite view. They regard keeping pets as a useless butharmful thing to do. First, pets can transmit diseases. Secondly, the noises and dung of petsare sources of pollution. Last but not least, as many rare birds and animals are kept as pets,they will surely be hunted on a large scale, which means a threat to the balance of theecosystem.
Weighing the arguments of both sides, I am inclined to agree with the latter. Anyway, wecan lessen our loneliness and express our love toward animals in other ways. And it is my beliefthat only by placing man and other species on an equal basis can we expect to have a livelyand colorful world.