1.It is often said that the subjects taught in schools are too academic in orientation and that it would be more useful for children to learn about practical matters such as home management, work and interpersonal skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree?或In some countries young people ar encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this.或 Financial education should be mandatory component of the school program. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
2. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Assume that you wish to study in England.
Write a letter of inquiry based on your interests. Ask what kind of clubs there are at the university, and what is the procedure for joining them. You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write your own address.
3.In many parts of the world, children and teenagers are committing more crimes, what are the causes? How should these young criminals to be punished.
4.Some people think only best students should be rewarded, others think we should reward students who make progress.
5.Films and computer games containing violence are popular. Some people say they have negative effect on society and should be banned. Others say they are just harmless relaxation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion?
6.You are writing your first letter to a pen pal. Introduce yourself and tell her that you will be visiting her country during the summer vacation and suggest meeting her.
7.Nowadays, customers are facing increasing advertisements with the competition of different companies. To what extent do you think customers are influenced by advertisements? What measures can be taken to protect the customers?
8.You live in a room in college which you share with another student. You find it very difficult to work there because your roommate always has friends visiting. They have parties in the room and sometimes borrows your things without asking you. Write a letter to the Accommodation Officer office at the college and ask for a new room next term. You would prefer a single room. Explain your reasons.