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Apr 16, 2011
Writing Feedback / Work or travel during gap year - Discuss! [3]

In some countries young people are encouraged to work or travel for year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages fr young people who decide to do it.

Working and traveling before the start of university studies is common in many countries. Most students are enthusiastic about this idea while some parents strongly oppose it. This experience has several advantages and disadvantages.

First and foremost, the experience is beneficial to university studies and personal growth. During the high school period, students only focus on academic performance, so they do not have time to spend on working and study tour fora year. However, not only study is important in university, but also social experience as students should a global view in all subjects. Young people have a broader view and become more independent after this break. For example, they need to take care of themselves without any help of family. It is obvious that they are no longer a child who only know how to study but a young adult who is capable to live in society.

Aside from advantage, there is potential risk in this important period. Yong people may give up studying or find difficult to adapt the academic environment once again because of which they want to continue working or have a new perspective of study. But it is no problem at all as academic qualifications are not directly related these days.

In my opinion, they should be encouraged to broaden their horizons which help them to recognize their future path and develop a positive value judgment. Students then have motivations achieving their own goals.
Apr 17, 2011
Writing Feedback / 'traditional life styles have to be changed' - opinion essay [2]

Some People prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change. Others, however, think that change is always a good thing. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Nowadays, the peace of development is faster than expectations. Advanced technology and scientific breakthroughs drive our life far away from the past. But it is an inevitable fact of life that everyone has to understand and follow.

The major reason of people prefers doing the same thing is sense of security. Some of them may think that keeping the old life style ensures living steadily. Their thought was once workable. But in modern peoples' eyes, it is unrealistic and too idealistic. It is true that things would not be changed unless one is willing to do so. However, in order to live in this world, the traditional life styles have to be changed. For example, farmers leave their fields and go to towns as a factory worker because they know farming is no longer supporting life. Under this adverse circumstance, they have no choice but to leave.

In contrast, rising living standard is the benefit to one who suggests change. This is no doubt that the interest and scientific knowledge make our life easier. Distance between people is shortened while the ill have better medical care. If no one would like to take a step, we still use letter as a communication tool and many people are died because of incurable diseases. Notwithstanding changes are uncertain, it just aims at improvement of life. Such as farmers use irrigation system instead of in- person one. And they continue their simple living style. It is obvious that change and live are not contradicting, even mutually beneficial to them.

In my opinion, change leads to a more satisfactory and comfortable life which is not harmful. However, imposing changes on anyone will never have happy result.