Sample Question: Nowadays, international tourism is the biggest industry in the world. Unfortunately, international tourism creates tension rather than understanding between people from different cultures. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
1. It is necessary to develop the tourist trade, for it contributes a lot to increasing understanding between nations.
2.As the saying goes, “ Seeing is believing.” Only a trip to an unfamiliar land can help us understand the people and culture there.
3.Since tourism helps increase understanding between people, it will finally wipe out prejudice against other nations, and make the world a more peaceful one.
4.Tourism contributes significantly to marry countries’ GNP( Gross National Product). The economy of some nations is based on the tourist industry.
5.Tourism helps develop a nation’s commerce because tourists are most likely to buy souvenirs wherever they go.
6.Tourism helps accelerate a city’s construction and its embellishment.
7.Contact with tourists from afar widens the horizon of the local people.
8.Tourism provides jobs for many people and helps solve or ease the social problem of unemployment.
9.The tourist trade gives people a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the world and the wonders of mankind.
10. Tourism will help people learn about different cultures of the world.
1. Tourism cannot increase understanding between nations because tourists are often trapped in big hotels and only gaze at the native from a distance.
2.Tourism does not wipe out prejudice, but leads to the persistence of national stereotypes because when traveling, you notice only characteristics which confirm your preconceptions.
3.It is true that foreign friends can make people understand stereotypes are absurd and harmful, but the tourist trade prevents people from making foreign friends
4.Since tourists do not have time to mix with the local people, they cannot habe a full view of the local culture.
5.Tourism makes some parts of the world too crowded a place to live in.
6.tourism creates pollution and has destroyed many beautiful scenic spots.
7.Tourists cannot have a full enjoyment of the beautiful scenery because the places they visit are restricted by organizers.
8.As the saying goes, “Travel makes a wise man better, but a fool worse.”
9.Contact with and assimilation of other cultures will reduce the uniqueness of one’s own culture and make the world less colorful than before.
10. Some people/ Those who are in favor of ……say/believe/think/hope/suggest/hold the opinion/point out that……;others, however, on the other hand, claim/argue that……
The discussion about ……is a very controversial one. Those who criticize/oppose/object to / are against…….contend/argue/hold that……, but people who advocate/favor/are for……, on the other hand, maintain/assert/ claim that……
Many people have the idea that……. However, many others disagree that……, both sides of the question of whether......are well supported by sound reasons.
According to a(n) survey/investigation/analysis/statistics/report released/conducted/made by…, there is a growing/ increasing /declining number of …who…/which…
We are all aware that everything has its two sides. …. is no exception in its development,…has brought both advantages and disadvantages.
Just a few years ago, the idea of…..seemed far-fetched for most Chinese. Now, however, with the advert and popularity of……, its advantages and disadvantages have been a subject of discussion.
……now plays such an important part in so many people’s lives that it is essential for us to try to decide whether it is a blessing or curse. Obviously, ……has both advantages and disadvantages.
In recent years with fast economic growth, ……has appeared in big cities around the world. People’s attitude towards……varies widely.
With the increase in the general standard of living, some ordinary Chinese families can now afford……. Yet opinions of the development of ……vary from person to person.
Para1. On one hand,
1…….has brought a number of/ a lot of benefits to us/people. ……benefits us in many respects.
1. The benefits of…… can be perceived in many aspects.
2.We get a lot of benefits from……
3.……is a beneficial activity, in which we can obtain many advantages.
4.……has brought about many changes in people’s life.
On the other hand.
1. Just as a coin has tow sides, ……also has some bad effects/ ill effects/ side effects.
2.……, on the other hand, have its disadvantages./negative points/problems.
3.However, ……has also brought about/ given rise to/ led to/ resulted in/ caused/ created a lot of problems. For one thing,……For another……, Finally,……
4. Good/Superior/Wonderful as A is,……, it has its own disadvantages/ brings its own problems, too. For one thing, it……, For another, it……
While taking advantage of……, we must try to find ways to reduce its disadvantage to a minimum so as to let it serve our purposes better and make our life more exciting and attractive.
Although there are many arguments for and against……, we must realize that……in itself is neither good nor bad. Actually, its value to people and society depends on how it is used.
In any case, whether the ultimate effect of ……is good or not, one thing is certain that……in itself is neither good nor bad. It is the uses to which it is put that determine its value to society.
The key point is how to make good use of its positive aspects and avoid its negative points.
Weighing the two sides, both arguments seem to be reasonable, after all.
When the advantages and disadvantages of……are carefully compared, the most striking finding/conclusion is self-evident/ obvious.