In many countries, prison is the common solution to the problem of crime. However, another effective way is to provide people with better education so that they will not become criminals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In criminology, examining why people commit crime is very important in the ongoing debate of how crime should be handled and prevented. It is admitted that better education could effectively help to lower the crime rate. However, I believe in terms of seeking solutions in ultimately reducing types and levels of crime, broader perspectives need to be explored.
It is true that part of these crime acts is committed by people who fail to receive proper education. Normally, criminals are those who have problems in school including low grades, lack of attendance or disciplinary actions, such as suspension or expulsion. In these cases, it is hardly for them to be taught respect for authority and consideration for other or equipped with knowltechniques for a reasonable job. As a result, they may easily come subconscious thought that compel them to impulsive reactions when angry out of a sense of need when feeling hopeless about making a living.
Such as it is, however, criminality cannot be fully avoided. According to research conducted regarding this, more factors namely, genes, environment, and society are involved in the criminality of individuals. Poor diet, mental illness, bad brain chemistry and even evolutionary rewards for aggressive criminal conduct have been proposed as explanations for crime. Also, people develop motivation to commit crime and the skill to commit crime through the people they associate with and the environment they are surrounded. For instance, a neighborhood that has fraying social structures featuring in vacant and vandalized buildings and high unemployment in particular, is more likely to have high crime rates.
In conclusion, as there exist different backgrobehavior, offering better education can>and would not have the desired result.
The major cities in the world are growing fast, as well as their problems. What are the problems that young people living in cities are facing? Give solutions to these problems.
Young people in large cities are struggling with many problems arising from city expansion and I believe that we should take some actions to help them tackle these problems.
Youth unemployment is the first challenge many young people have to overcome in urban areas. Cities are home to many companies, including transnational enterprises, which offer well-paid jobs and attract more and more working people from rural areas. This means that the competition in the job market is increasingly competitive and many people are willing to work long hours without asking for extra pay in exchange for job opportunities. The employment prospect is limited for most young people, especially those who do not have adequate hands-on experience.
The rising cost of living is another problem facing young people living in big cities. The economic boom of these cities has attracted many migrant workers who flock to these cities for job opportunities. The explosive population growth means that the demand for necessities such as medical care, housing and food surges. This is why many young people cannot cover living expenses and afford their first home. They are not able to improve living standards or start a family without working hard.
There are two potential solutions to this problem. Firstly, governments can offer economic incentives to encourage young people to run their own businesses. Forexample, a tax break can be provided to reduce the start-up cost, and some young adults may choose to run an online shop. This can alleviate the pressure on the labour market. Another method is to allocate more resources to the development of small towns and rural areas. Business organization may receive financial support from the government to open new branches in these areas, creating jobs to attract young people from cities. This can slow down the population growth of cities.
In conclusion, unemployment and inflation are two problems facing the young generation in cities. Government action is an essential part of the effort to deal with these problems.
Some people think the government funding should not be used for supporting art and culture, others think supporting cultural activities may be beneficial for the population and the culture. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
People have divergent opinions as to whether the government should financially support the art and culture. Some people think it could bring benefits to the society while others believe not. Personally, governments should allocate money on culture and art if their economic conditions allow.
It is reasonable to assume that investing art and culture may have some drawbacks, especially for those unprivileged countries. It is true that art cannot enhance people’s living standard directly. If an underdeveloped country allocating large proportion of budget on art while neglecting people’s basic needs, its citizens may find it hard to live a decent life. For example, they may lack the ability to provide access to medical care and education. Hence, disadvantaged residents may unable to enjoy long expectancy and could not find satisfying occupations to support themselves.
However, investing funds in art and culture also has its advantages both for individuals and the society. Firstly, arts provide people with entertainment and yield various psychological rewards, such as relief from stress. As a matter of fact, people’s well-being is not only about the material contentment but also the spiritual satisfaction. More attention to art and culture can meet people’s spiritual needs, enrich their cultural life. Then, as for the society, prosperous culture is also a sign of a civilized city. A culturally rich environment would attract more tourists, which will bring huge profits to local residents as they can boost tourism and create more job opportunities.
As far as I am concerned, despite some potential drawbacks for underdeveloped countries’ allocating subsidy on art and culture, it has more benefits in investing them provided they are economically allowed.
1. What do you major in?
2. Are you happy with the subject you are studying in?
3. What have you learned in your area ofstudies?
1. My major is English education and I focus>who do not speak English as their firstlanguage.
2. I enjoy learning my subjects and I think my major is very useful for the current education situation of English in China.
3. I learned the teaching strategies in language classrooms. For example, how to plan a lesson, how to communicate with students and how to assess students language competence are all the categories I need to work on.
1. What things make you tired?
2. What do you do when you feel tired?
3. Who do you prefer to talk to when you feel mentally tired, your friends or yourfamilies?
4. Do you want to talk to strangers when you feel mentally tired?
1. Unchanging daily routine is tiring. I would be bored with doing the same things everyday.
2. I would read some books or pursue my hobby.
3. I would talk to my friends because we have more common language. They can understand my feelings better.
4. I would prefer not. Sometimes when I feel mentally tired I am mentally weak as well. I would probably say something that I normally would not say, which can either hurt others or leak my personal information.
1. Have you ever been to an island?
2. Are there any island in your country?
3. Do you want to live on an island if you have a chance?
4. What do you like to do when you are on an island?
1. Yes, I have already been to an island called Phuket which is one of the largest islands in Thailand. Since it is a pretty famous tourist attraction, there are thousands of tourists from all over the world especially in July and August, during the summer holiday. Due to its excessive commercialization, I didn’t feel like it but seafood there tastes really great with a sensibleprice.
2. Yes, there are many islands in my country, and two of the most famous and charming ones are Taiwan and Hainan. These two islands are both located in the south of China and famous for their delicious cuisines and fantastic scenery. For example, coconut and chicken in Hainan are popular and tasty,so cuisines like Hainanese chicken rice and coconut beverage should be a must try for tourists. Similarly, the amazing scenery of Pacific Ocean from Chingshui Cliff in Hualian in Taiwan also attracts many travelers.
3. I don’t think I would like to live on an island unless I have no choice. The main reason is that I’m not good at cooking, which means I cannot live without restaurants and take-outs in the city. Besides, I’m a shopaholic. I go shopping nearly once a week, which means I have to stay in the city with many shopping centers. To summarize, I’m a city girl so it will be very hard for me to live on an island and I don’t want to live there.
4. The only reason for me to live on an island for some time should be a vacation. I mean I will go to an island for my holiday. And I think I will do some interesting things I haven’t done, like snorkeling which I want to try for a long time. Also, I will enjoy the sunshine on the beach and the fantastic seaside scenery.