Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.(2012.1)
Most people tend to trust others too readily. To avoid being taken advantage of, however, it is generally wise to be doubtful and suspicious of others' motives or honesty. Many people would agree that if you find yourself doubting other people's sincerity or questioning their intentions, your instincts are probably correct. You are less likely to regret being cautious than being too trusting.
Assignment: Is it wise to be suspicious of the motives or honesty of other people, even those who appear to be trustworthy? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 審題關鍵詞：suspicious, trustworthy
正：Western philosophy believes that people are born evil. In order to avoid being cheated, it is rational to question than trust first.
反：Most people are trustworthy. We should always hope the best of others to make ourselves trustworthy.
補：It is a matter of attitude to see the positive or negative side of other people.
Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
People talk too much about their feelings. They share their deepest secrets and innermost thoughts on television talk shows. They write revealing autobiographies. They buy books that advise them to tell others about their feelings. We would be far better off if we followed the advice of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in the field of nursing, who thought that people too often waste their feelings by talking about the and should instead turn their feelings into actions that bring results.
Is it better for people to act on their feelings than to talk about them?
2. 審題關鍵詞：act, feelings
正：Action can bring substantial results. It is the best way to make the world a better place.
反：There is no reason to blame those who like to share their feelings. This will make them happier and drive them to work harder.
補：Yet it is better to keep something to ourselves.
Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below: (2012.10)
The idea of caring about only the people of one’s own country seems outdated. Some people still defend this attitude, claiming that if we are going to expend resources to help people, we should help those of our own country first. But national boundaries are meaningless lines that shift over time. There is no reason why a citizen of one country should not feel just as responsible for the well-being of people in other countries as for the well-being of those in his or her own country.
Assignment: Should we care just as much about people in other countries as we do about people in our own country? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2.審題關鍵詞：other countries, own country
正：After all, we are all human beings. And we should care about each other despite we are from different countries.
反：If we expend the resource of our own country to other countries, the resource might get drained. And the well being of our own country will be reduced.
補：The world is getting more and more interdependent. There is no way we rely only on ourselves.