Do you think school should encourage on-campus parking? Why and why not?
I don’t think school should allow students to park on campus for the following two reasons. First, campus parking will definitely take up too much public space that belongs to everyone at school and it’s unfair for those who don’t have a car. Besides, parking permission may serve as an encourage for students to buy their own automobiles when they can spend money on something more useful.
Agree or disagree: Students should be required to memorize factual things like historical date.
I agree with the statement that students should memorize factual things for the following two reasons. To start off, memorizing itself has already become an important skill in current society. Students need a good memory at school and with their future career. Secondly, memorizing some factual information like historical date may help students to talk about relevant topics with others to expand their social network.
A letter that suggests a mini gathering at the lounge of dormitory every week is mentioned in the reading. However, the boy disagrees with this idea for first, that students all have their all business to carry out like finishing the paper at their dormitory and a gathering may generate a lot of noise that disturb them. Besides, they can meet each other regularly and all eat at the same dining hall so that a gathering to strengthen neighborhood bond is unnecessary.
Clinal variation means the adaptation within a certain species according to different climate of different places. In the listening paragraph, the lecturer cites the example of sparrows at northern and southern America. In the north, due to the cold weather, the sparrows are big in shape to prevent themselves from freezing. However in the south, they are smaller because of the hot weather. They need to let the heat off easily.
Franchising mode的缺点包括二：1）creativity is limited. 因为要遵循一个标准；2）会互相影响，一家问题影响另一家。