top

昂立教育 > 托福机经 > 写作 > 托福机经2014.06.15写作

托福机经2014.06.15写作
发布时间:2014-09-17 作者: 来源于:昂立外语网站

WRITING SECTION

Integrated writing task

Topic discussedThe downfall of empire帝国的毁灭。

Notes

Reading: 

3 reasons

l 1. Rebellion of other states

l 2. Shortage of food supply

l 3.Bad trade relationships

 

Lecture: Marsupial

against

l 1.有中央集权的army,这些states没有正规军队,而且周边的defensive wall早就被毁了。

l 2. 当时已经有irrigation system,可以从远处调水,而且储存的食物也足够度过。

l 3.帝国和周边的states的不平度贸易,即使是这样,但是帝国和东边的比如Indian等新的partner合作,可以弥补损失的部分。

 

Glossary

Irrigation 灌溉

 

 

WRITING SECTION

Independent writing task

Essay question

Some people prefer to buy technological devices as soon as they are available to the public, while other people prefer to wait. Which do you prefer?重复2011.6.25NA

Sample answer

Technology is advancing so rapidly in the past decades that new and amazing electronics are replaced by even newer and more advanced devices within the blink of an eye. It seems that everybody is always waiting in lines to buy the latest iPhone or Play Station. I myself am a technophile and invariably being attracted to these marvelous high-tech objects, but when comes to the actually purchasing, I prefer to think twice.

To say it simply, not that I love all these new gadgets less, but that I love the practicality more. The ever-changing nature of science always reminds me that it is improbable to keep up with the trend of technology. Also in my studies, I typically don't need to rely on the latest technology to finish my assignments. Sometimes I use electronic databases to do research, but I usually can find what I'm looking for in the school library. I also have no use for the latest smartphone. I hardly use all the features on my normal phone, so I can imagine having all of those fancy applications would just be a waste of battery.

In addition, often when new products are released, they always have a few minor malfunctions.  When those problems are discovered, usually the company fixes them and releases an upgraded or relatively flawless version. If there is a new product that I want to buy, I always wait for the second version of the device. That way I can avoid the hassle of spending a lot of money on something that doesn't work entirely well. I prefer to wait to buy a new product, because I don't want to buy a faulty device.

Even after the release of the upgraded version, I still prefer to wait a little longer before I buy it. Usually when there is a new product on the market, the excessive demands lead to a surge in the price which is so high that sellers can raise the prices high above the market value of the product. Since everybody wants the latest iPhone, nobody seems to care that it is so expensive when it is first released. Unlike everybody else, I like to wait a little bit longer. In most cases, the prices of the technological devices will significantly reduce after only 6 months. I would like to buy the latest technology at that time because I can save money that way.

By waiting to buy the latest technological devices, I can avoid buying something that will not be very useful to me, buying something that will break easily, or spending too much on it.

分享到:
评论·留言
开放课堂 更多
  • 新概念II全册进阶迷你班(155807)
    主讲人:俞博珺
      时间:每周五 18:30-21:00
     
  • 哈佛少儿中外教特色2A班(163061)
    主讲人:王思超
      时间:每周五 18:30-20:30
     
  • 哈佛讲座
    主讲人:马馨
      时间:每周日 上午10:00-11:00
     
热荐课程 更多
  • 哈佛少儿中外教特色2A班-WY-ZP-1...
      开班时间:2016-11-15
      上课时间:16:30-19:00
      价格:8800
     
    在线预约立减50元
  • 新概念II下半册进阶班(49-96课...
      开班时间:2017-01-08
      上课时间:09:00-11:30
      价格:6000
     
    在线预约立减50元
  • 新概念II下半册进阶班(49-96课...
      开班时间:2017-01-08
      上课时间:18:00-20:30
      价格:6000
     
    在线预约立减50元
  • 小升初考证3E笔试3级班-YY-ZS-1...
      开班时间:2016-07-04
      上课时间:09:00-11:30
      价格:3980
     
    在线预约立减50元
  • 新概念II下半册进阶班(49-96课...
      开班时间:2016-11-06
      上课时间:15:30-18:00
      价格:6000
     
    在线预约立减50元
专题· 更多