小站论坛_托福论坛

12月10日香港ACT考试写作真题题目及范文赏析

1226
5

Rank: 11Rank: 11Rank: 11

排名82

小站金币
4567

小站助考四叶草 小站好学霸 天蝎座 小站漫迷 教师证 小站漫迷 羊

发表于 2016-12-13 10:23 |显示全部楼层

Preparing for the Future  [December 2016 Asia Test]
The future is uncertain. Some go to great lengths to command greater control of their environment and surroundings to gain a greater sense of predictability. In the end, what tomorrow brings can never be guaranteed. Then why do we devote so much time and effort preparing for it? Why not enjoy the present? As no one is guaranteed acertain outcome of the future, it’s worth examining the value we place on planning the future.

Read and carefully consider these perspectives. Each suggests a particular way of thinking about the impact of the trend towards preparing for the future.

Perspective One
We shouldn’t waste our youth on a future that is unpredictable. Instead, we should enjoy every opportunity in our daily life.

Perspective Two
The future is uncertain.It is exactly why the preparation for the future at present is valuable.It reduces risk.

Perspective Three
Our future unfolds according to a simple fate.Our planning for the future is to create a comfortable illusion of life.


Essay Task
Write a unified, coherent essay about the impact of the trend towards preparing for the future. In your essay, be sure to:
• clearly state your own perspective on the issue and analyze the relationship
between your perspective and at least one other perspective
• develop and support your ideas with reasoning and examples
• organize your ideas clearly and logically
• communicate your ideas effectively in standard written English
Your perspective may be in full agreement with any of those given, in partial agreement, or completely different.


范文:Preparing for the Future

Since man has inhabited the earth, only one thing has always remained certain: change. What separates humans from animals is self-awareness and ability to alter their environment to enhance chances of survival. To subsist in the past, incessant preparation was imperative; but the most important factor for survival in today’s world the ability to extemporaneously adapt to the unknown.

There is a certain amount of truth to the belief that preparation minimizes risk. Just several generations ago at the turn of the 20th century, it was common for workers to find a job that would lead to a lifelong career. How was this job initially found? Generally, through specific training and preparation to display enough competence to gain employment. Whether becoming a doctor, lawyer, factory worker, entertainer, etc., showing that one had prepared through proper training was the entry point to land a lifelong career with a company or government entity. Benefits packages and pensions were guaranteed after a fixed period of service was completed. This form of employment led to risk reduction and allowed people to afford a comfortable lifestyle while raising a family. The notion of education became the standard for preparation for the future, has steadily grown from 12 (high school diploma) to 16 years (college diploma) to 18 (post-graduate degree) during the 20th century. However, overpreparation for a career can quickly result in obsolescence (due to marketing or technological shifts) if the wrong path is chosen.

The the last two decades has turned the notion of preparation on its head. The free flow of information in cyberspace has made it simple for anyone to get an education or acquire skills on-demand. Furthermore, jobs that were once conducted by humans are now completed more effectively and efficiently by machines, completely changing the idea of lifelong employment by companies and governments. Others have lost their jobs and careers due to rapid market changes and globalization. For example, hundreds of thousands of workers that spent years preparing for a job in telecommunications in the 1980s and 1990s lost their jobs in the early 2000s during the proliferation of the Internet and VoIP technologies. Construction workers in the real estate industry lost their jobs after a market crash in the 2007, and many were never able to return to their previous occupations. The rate of change in the world has accelerated since the inception of the information age; old jobs are being destroyed and unprecedented jobs are being created every year. A case in point–the rise of mobile phone programmers becoming one of the most in-demand occupations is a phenomenon that developed in less than 10 years! If this isn’t scary enough, election cycles, such as the recent election of Donald Trump, cause companies and markets to to rework domestic and international strategy and due to uncertainty (leading to layoffs, restructuring, etc.). The reality is that change is happening faster than ever before.

To thrive in today’s world, young people should not be placing hope in preparing in the tradition sense of “go to school and get a good job”. Jobs just don’t last anymore. A better approach would be to learn to enjoy life while exploring unique skill sets that are transferrable across occupations – such as rapid learning, identifying emerging trends, developing general sales and entrepreneurial abilities, learning to quickly make friends and network well with others, etc. Learning how to interact and become adaptable to changes over time is of the essence. Young people today must be comfortable with uncertainty and the ability to change career trajectory or industries several times every decade or two, if not more.

To summarize, the world is rapidly changing; preparation that was once considered useful is much less so today. Taking time to enjoy life and find one’s true passion is more important that attempting to “prepare” for what society thinks is best, because society itself cannot predict the future.




相关帖子 | 楼主帖子

回复

使用道具 举报

寒假SAT提分

Rank: 10Rank: 10

排名500+

小站金币
39
发表于 2017-1-31 16:55 |显示全部楼层
不错!!谢谢!!!
天气不错!!!!
回复

使用道具 举报

Rank: 4Rank: 4

排名500+

小站金币
103
发表于 2017-4-5 17:24 |显示全部楼层
SATapp下载
暖贴,范文写的真不错!
回复

使用道具 举报

Rank: 1

该用户从未签到

排名500+

小站金币
10
发表于 2017-9-15 14:25 |显示全部楼层
dfje nnfnfnnfjfjfjjgfioeopeutgj
回复

使用道具 举报

寒假SAT提分

Rank: 4Rank: 4

该用户从未签到

排名500+

小站金币
3
发表于 2017-11-7 10:01 |显示全部楼层
回复可见即可下载真题资料:
回复

使用道具 举报

Rank: 8Rank: 8Rank: 8Rank: 8

排名500+

小站金币
12
发表于 2017-11-29 19:26 |显示全部楼层
写的三段还算不错、、、、、、、、、、、、、、、、、、、、
该会员很懒,今天签到时没说话.
回复

使用道具 举报

您需要登录后才可以回帖 登录 | 快速注册

领取福利

我们将以您绑定的 (****)
作为接收批改短信的默认手机号码

订阅小站最新精品课程信息

领取福利

输入您的手机号码,批改动态随时掌握!

订阅小站最新精品课程信息

您可以在设置—密码安全—绑定手机中随时修改您的手机号码

领取福利

还差最后一步了!只要填写完邮箱即可同时获得批改短信提醒小站精品课程信息两大福利了!

领取福利
快捷菜单

  Copyright 2009-2017 小站论坛,All Rights Reserved 小站教育  沪ICP备15003744号-3   网站地图   最新帖子 联系我们 | 站点统计 | 版权声明 | 免责及隐私声明

订阅最新机经

选择托福机经及考试日期进行预约,预约后机经将在考试前3-5天左右通过邮件和短信形式推送

热门机经*
考试日期*
立即订阅