参考范文：How to Solve the Housing Problem in Big Cities
The shortage of housing in big cities is one of the most serious problems of modern living. Increasing numbers of people are finding it difficult to conduct normal family and work duties because they either have nowhere to live or their houses are inadequate. This is a problem that requires an urgent solution because it leads to social unrest and economic inefficiency.
Some people suggest that the solution to the problem is to build more high-rise apartments, others are in favor of underground housing areas. I prefer the first idea, because it is cheaper to build above ground than below. Besides, people prefer to live in the open air and see the sunshine.
The second idea is not practical. One reason for this is that it is dangerous to construct living places under streets and buildings. Another reason is that it would take too much time to carry out, and in the meantime the number of people waiting for houses would increase, thus making the problem worse.
Everyone has his ideals. A businessman wishes to make greater profit; a farmer expects plumper harvests; a student tries to learn more and better. And
However, one should be sensible about whether his ideal is well founded or not. If it is, one has to plan and work hard for its realization. Effort, skill and persistence are all necessary. And very often, one has to get help from others, including advice and support in one form or another.
My ideal is to become a doctor. It is said that the field of medicine is a well-paid profession, but I take it as a lofty profession entrusted with saving people’s lives. To realize my ideal I have concentrated on laboratory work to develop the analytical skills necessary to become a qualified doctor. Ijm sure^willjiealizejm^jidealjifrperseverejinjthisjpursuit.
On the Low-carbon Life
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Living a low-carbon life is of great importance to every one. First of all, it can protect the environment to a great extent. Second, it can save the limited natural resources and energy, and will leave a better world for our offspring.jThird, it is a healthy lifestyle and will help mould a harmonious social atmosphere.
Therefore, how to create a low-carbon life is necessary for us to consider. To begin with, we should save the energy, such as the electricity, water and domestic gas. Second, when we go out we can walk or ride a bike instead of by car. Third, we should not use the plastic bags which are hard to break down. If so, we can live a low-carbon life and gain the happiness of it.
There is a saying that “The real danger is not that the computer will begin to think like man, but that man will begin to think like the computer.” The purpose of the saying is to show us that utmost importance should be attached to innovation and creativity.
To begin with, an attitude of innovation could be said to be the watchword, or motto of science. Think of all the innumerable times a scientific experiment must be carried out, all the laboratory tests, all the live trials, before a new medicine or vaccine is discovered. In addition, innovation is also responsible for many of today’s business successes. For instance, it was only after four years and four different tries of varying business models that an entrepreneur finally found success, and went to become the chairman of one of the largest Internet companies.
To sum up, in any field of endeavor, it seems necessary to first put great emphasis on innovation before one can finally reach success.
The Beauty of Knowledge
Praise of knowledge has never come to an end since ancient times. Apparently, knowledge is a treasure that everybody volunteers to possess and much of success could be attributed to it directly or indirectly.
As far as I am concerned, the beauty of knowledge can be explained in three aspects.
Firstly, knowledge is open to all human beings. People can learn whatever they wish in one way or another. Secondly, knowledge learnt can be reflected in one's later life, so that one knows how to savor the present moment in peaceful times and how to deal with problems in difficult times. Last but not least, one of the most prominent features of knowledge is that one carries it throughout his life. Even if one loses a large fortune, he will never be a beggar if he already knows how to make money.
To sum up, knowledge is of great importance in one's lifetime. It is advisable that one should learn the beauty of knowledge and enjoy the process of learning.
1、This does not mean that we should … 这并不意味着我们应该…
2、The problem with this kind of logic, however, is … 然而，这种逻辑的问题是…
3、 This doesn’t mean that we should automatically … 这并不意味着我们应自动地…
4、…, but there is no reason to believe that … …，但没有理由相信…
5、To (believe) that … is the most (ridiculous) thing. 相信…是最可笑的事情。
6、If it’s a fact that …, is it then …? 如果…是事实，那么是否…?
7、But the most important argument for something is that … 但是关于某事的最重要的争论是…
8、What is the point of … …的意义何在?(eg:What’s the point of being rich?)
9、Will it be a big help in doing something? 做某事是对…的极大帮助吗?
10、The point is … 关键是…
11、As far as something is concerned, … 就某事而言，…
12、A close inspection of these arguments would reveal how groundless they are. 仔细审察这些论点，就会发现它们是站不住脚的。
13、What will happen to something is impossible to predict, not least because we … 会发生什么事情是难以预料的，这不仅仅是因为…
14、Have you noticed what this is doing to somebody? 你是否注意到这正在对某人产生的影响?
15、It strikes me as (silly). 在我看来很愚蠢。