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Task：People believe that using mobile phones and computers to communicate make us lose the ability to communicate with each other face to face. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
When it comes to the issue about the influence brought by the pervasive use of technologies, some people argue that devices like mobile phones and computers do not damage the ability to communicate face to face, but I cannot agree with this opinion.
To begin with, the presence of mobile devices and computers trap their users in a virtual world. In the past, the public might be accustomed to having parties together where they could interact with peers. However, social platforms on the Internet allows people, especially the young generation, to talk with anyone they want, because of which individuals may not attend offline activities. Naturally, people will be nervous to converse with others face to face without regular exercise.
In addition, the rise of cellphone and social websites will also dampen the enthusiasm for face-to-face communication. Currently, what do people do when they have a meal together? A lot of people, although they sit closely, attempt to post their pictures online and they hardly talk to people near them. Current technology renders it possible for users to talk to others with great distances, but it is also a double-edge sword since users may prefer to chat online rather than talk directly.
But the refuting voice may come from opponents that computers and mobile phones facilitate face-to-face communication with the function of video chat. However, they may ignore some deficiencies of video chat. It is true that people could see each other on the screen, but the fact is that people cannot observe and interpret body language of others. In face-to-face conversation, gestures and emotions could be observed clearly while online communication makes it too difficult to identify the real emotions of a person if s/he intends to hide his/her feeling.
In sum, the capacity of face-to-face communication does drop, considering that the obsession with mobile phones and computers not only lowers the frequency of face-to-face communication but also makes people lose passion for talking face to face.
In many countries,people can eat a wide variety of food today.As a result,they eat food from other regions than local food.Do you think the advantages of the development outweigh disadvantages?
The advanced transportation and more diverse food preference render it possible and necessary that people can choose food which is not cultivated locally. As popular to some extent it might be, I do not suppose that it is a wise choice to follow this trend without second thought.
The food, cultivated and sent from other places, can offer more choices for the ordinary customers indeed. This is because their options for food do not only confine to their home-produced vegetables, fruits and meat, and they are likely to be bombarded with a wider range of food. This can subsequently intensify the competition between the food suppliers, and the customers can enjoy are latively lower price.
However,compared with the benefits this practice can provide, leading a life that depends on food from other areas cannot be sustainable and turning to local food is thus environment-friendly. The local food means that the distance from farm to table is shorter and renders the transportation convenient. Without long distance transportation of food, the emission of exhaust will be cut down and less greenhouse gases will be discharged into the environment. In the meantime,delivering food from one place to another will consume a host of fuels because lorries or vans are driven by energies, it is really not so insightful to put such a heavy burden on the transportation only for the enjoyment of more food.
In conclusion, the local food is sufficient to sustain the locals to have a balanced diet and healthy life, more transported food can do little else and even bring about some environmental problems.
Some people say that it is the responsibility for the individuals to save money for their own care when they retire. to what extent do you agree or disagree?
No one is a sand, but together we are an island. No one is alienated from the rest of the world. Everyone is in certain relevance with other people in diverse aspects in varied scales. Thus, we can see not a single person alive to be solely living for himself—he must be simultaneously shouldering various duties for multifarious groups of people ,namely, employers ,government , who must at the same time in turn undertake the duty of caring for him as well. I am not here to deny the necessity of saving money for one's aged life , but to state the reasons why the above parties to take care of an individual.
What hits me at the first thought is that employers should have the liability to take care of their employees ,for they have sacrificed their youth and shed both tears and sweat even blood for them. If employers felt free to take the duties of their elderly employees ,then they may feel so easy and comfortable to expel any of those "used" workers randomly. No just legislation can possibly tolerate this happen. And employers should have their duty to support the aged workers for their later part of life.
Another party that should also take care of an individual is the government, as no one is without a nationality, which should as well pay tax levied/imposed on him and serve and fight for his certain motherland with all his energy and health and even life. If we saw someone that has paid so much for his government to be alienated and isolated with himself, how could we feel rejuvenated when we hand out our tax and how could we feel sturdy when we face the bayonet of the enemies? So undoubtedly governments, like employers ,should take care of its citizens as well.
As we can happily conclude, this world is not one that goes without justice and warmth between people , we give when we can and we take when we need, employers as well as governments are due to unshakable responsibilities to give their care to every individual that has paid their efforts for them, this would be the way things ought to be.