Toefl Essay Practice: Topic: It is more important for students...

Topic: It is more important for students to understand ideas and concept than to learn facts.

In spite of the opinion that to understand ideas and concepts is more important than to learn facts for students adopted by major, I, holding an opposite viewpoint, however, firmly maintain that to learn facts is more pivotal for students. To be specific, learning facts has many advantages to help students. The following paragraphs will strengthen the side I have taken.

To begin with, primary among the arguments for my view is the relationship between concepts and facts. It is no doubt that concepts result from facts. In another word, people do research on the facts and then they figure out the concepts for the facts. So here it appears one problem. Concepts probably can show a principle of the facts but nobody can be sure whether the concepts are exactly right forever. For instance, Aristotle stated that of two objects which have the same volume, the heavier one drops faster than the lighter one. This concept was accepted for thousands years until Galileo contradicted it. Facts are changing and no one can say, "This concept is exactly and perfect right."

Another equally important are applications and creations. Why do we need to study? Because we need to use the knowledge to solve vary kinds of problems. When I was a little boy, I did not know how to ride a bike. My mother taught me to do it. I sat on the bike and I fell down many times, but finally I got it. I learned how to ride a bike by doing it over and over and I am sure I cannot do it if I just learn some concepts and ideas about the bike. Also, to study the ideas and concepts limits creations and innovations. When a kid sees a circle on the blackboard, he may say it is an egg or a moon. However, if I tell the kid it is zero, then the kid won't think the circle looks like an egg or a moon any more. Therefore, learning facts is a good teacher.

Besides the two points mentioned above, I would like to add one more that is readily discernible. It gets more fun to learn facts instead of understanding ideas and concepts, and this will improve the interests of studying. Most of the students in China absorb knowledge from books and they feel bored. As a result from sitting in the classroom and listening to the teachers, students reduce their interests of studying and they think learning is a boring process. To take another side, the students in US like to study because they can do lots of experiments and they absorb the knowledge mainly from facts. It follows that students in US are assimilating to study and those in China are assimilated to do the same thing. And I think this is why China is still a developing country but states has already been a developed country.

To sum up, it is more important for students to learn facts than to understand ideas and concepts.

Toefl Essay Practice: Most advertisements make...

Topic:Most advertisements make the products seems much better than what it really is, agree or disagree.

Despite the opinion that most advertisements make the products seems more ridiculous than what it really is adopted by majority, I, however, holding a different viewpoint, firmly maintain that most advertisements make the products seems much better. To be specific, advertisements, show the merits instead of the bad qualities of the production, if any, with the computer technical improvement. The following paragraphs will strengthen the side I have taken.

Firstly, advertisements always give a kind of information to audiences that "our products are good enough to show them on TV/radio/newspaper". Because people can see advertisements everywhere, such as through media and on the wall, people will have an obscure impact on the product. When people want to figure out what the product is, the purpose of the advertisements accomplishes. Also, some people may think that if the product can be shown on different medium, it should be true and have a good quality. For example, when an advertisement of apple is on and people are watching it, some of them will think the apple is good enough to be shown to everybody and there is a high possibilty that the apple is delicious.

Secondly, along with the development of the science and technology, the computer skills of people develop a lot. We people can find most of the advertisements are improved by the computer techniques. Sometimes when we watch a drink advertisement, we can see the drink flies on the sky and travels trough from Pekin, Illinois to Peking, China. The technique makes advertisements attractive, inviting, and popular. When people watch these kinds of advertisements, they will think something like "Oh god, look at the amazing bottle with a man on it!" Though some people say they don't like advertisement, they still will pay attention on the real creative advertisements because of the fantastic scenes with the computer techniques.

Last but not the least, advertisements devotes to show the benifits of the products, not the bad qualities. As a result, no advertisements will tell audience the disadvantages of their products and if so, they are obviouly recognized stupid. So when people are watching an advertisements, all of the advantages and attractive things will be shown on the screen or newspaper, and people will really like some of the good qualities. Giving the example of the apple advertisements agian, in the ads an apple is shown to be bright and red and probably there will be a beautiful lady biting the apple with her ruby lip and then makes some sounds to show how delicious the apple is. When people watch this, the advertisements improve the taste of the apple and people can fell the taste even. This makes the product seems much better.

To sum up, the advertisements are not just advertisements any more nowadays. They become a kind of art and they will show all the people the good characters of their products. That makes the products seem much better than what they are in fact.

Already 3 days since I came back

I still remember that one year ago when Heqing taught me English, he asked me: "Wut's the color of the sky in Nanjing?" And I answered: "Blue." At that time, he gainsaid my words. If someone ask the same question to me now, I will gainsay me words too.

Actually, the sky in Nanjing is really grey. Though sometimes it will be grey blue.

I've already been back for 3 days. Because of the flu, I am still separated by myself at home. Actually there are not many chances to get out of the house. Mainly I show the pictures and the souvenirs to my parents. Sometimes I look out from the balcony.

So many cars, so many tall buildings, and so many people. Maybe I was used to living in Liberal and I was used to the FLAT in Liberal, and I am not adapted living in China as soon as I come back. Sometimes I say to myself, I don't like the gray sky in Nanjing, neither so many cars nor noise. But anyway I am born in Nanjing and I know this place. Also, I love this place.

Sometimes, people are weird.

When I haven't been in United States, I look forward to the life there.

When I really got to be a member of that life, I miss the life in China.

But when I left United States, I hesitated to leave.

Well whatever, I just say some words to get rid of my boring heart during the separation.

Today, I looked out through the window

Today, I looked out through the window. I watched the sunrise in Liberal carefully.

The sun rises from the east and sets to the west all the time. It seems everyday the sunrise and sunset are same. But if U are pretty careful, U will find they are different. Today the sunrise lasted 8 minutes and 21 seconds, which U could see that the sun reached out his head from white clouds and then his shiny eyes opened, with the redish clouds. But the last time, I remembered that the sunrise lasted 7 min 49 sec; the second last time, it lasted 8 min 10 sec ... Continue reading Today, I looked out through the window