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Some people say that older people should live with their adult children. Others say that they shouldn't. Which do you think is good practice.
One of the topics in daily life is whether or not the older people should live with their adult children. My answer is the question is that it is better for them not to.
Firstly, people of different ages have different ways of life. The old people like a quiet, peaceful and regular life whereas the young prefer noises, activities and unrestrained enjoyment. If they live together, old may feel that they are always disturbed and the young may feel that they are often handicapped.
Secondly, people of different generations have different views and values. What is quite normal to the parents may seem to be old-fashioned or wrong to the children. When they live together, they may disagree on matters ranging from minor domestic matters to national and international issues. Consequently, family life may be unpleasant or even unbearable to both the old and the young.
Last but not the least, adult children, like their parents, love independence and freedom, but their parents still take them as children and unintentionally interfere in their affairs. The situation will be worse if the adult children are already married. In this case, the children have already built a new and closed world and any outside interference may lead to conflicts.
From what has been discussed above, we may safely draw the conclusion that if the parents and their adult children do not live together permanently, both the old and the young can enjoy complete independence and freedom, live a life they like, and keep intact their affections for each other.
A night club just opened near where you live. You are very unhappy about the situation because it disturbs the peace of the neighborhood. Write a letter to your local government official. Say who you are and explain why you are unhappy and suggest what should be done about it.(投诉信)
Dear Sir or Madam,
I’m writing to express my dissatisfaction with the horriblesituation I have been faced with recently.
I’m a resident of Rose Park on St. Johnson Street. I had been enjoying my life since I moved here five years ago. However, a nightclub recently opened right across the street from my apartment block has completelychanged everything.
To begin with, the club itself is very unsightly. It has blackened windows with sexually explicit pictures displayed on the outside, which I find extremely offensive. Also, the noise level during the early hours of the morning is so intense that it has really disturbedmy sleep. Consequently, I find that I am unable to concentrate fully on my job, as I am often too tired.
I work as a surgeon in the local hospital; therefore, I am sure you can see the gravity of my complaint. Indeed, the consequencesof my making any mistake due to my lack of sleep can be very serious indeed.
I understand that, as a member of the local government, you have the power to close the club down. Nevertheless, I know very clearly that people need to make a living and I would not like to be responsible for people losing their jobs. Hence, if you could please ensure that the offensive pictures are removed, and the noise level is kept to a minimumlevel, I would be more than satisfied.
I look forward to your reply.
You wish to immigrate to a country but are not sure about the requirements and applicationprocedure. Write a letter to the immigration officer of this country to ask about, say who you are and explain your qualificationsand experience.(问询信)
Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to receive information regarding the immigration proceduresto Canada.(考试大)
I am 34 years old and am currently working as senior mechanical engineer at ABC Tech Company in Shanghai. I hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Shanghai Tongji University. I am married and my wife will be having our first child this coming autumn.
I have been considering immigrating to Canada for quiet some time and would like to know if my qualifications and work experience make me eligible to apply. I have enclosed my resume as well as a bank statement of my current financial status and my English proficiencylevel.
I’d also like to know if my wife and I can make one application, or whether we’ll have to apply separately. In addition, if you could send me information regarding permanent residence in Canada, I’d be most grateful.
I look forward to receiving the information at your earliest convenience.
After having been involved in an accident, you were looked after by another person. Write a specialletter to express your thanks.(感谢信)
I am writing to express my heartfeltgratitude to you for your kindest help when I was involved in that terrible traffic accident.
You saw how seriously I had been hurt when you rushed me to the hospital. I was hit from the back by a taxi and was thrown forward for at least three meters. Though I did not lose my consciousness, the sharp pain was really killing me. If it had not been for your timely assistance, giving me first aid and sent me to hospital right away, I fear that the consequences might have been much more serious.
The doctor said that my wounds are healing quickly and that I would be able to stand up again in a week’s time. In addition, the taxi company has agreed to pay my hospital bills.
Anyway, everyone agrees that it was your quick-witted response in this emergencythat has led to this satisfactory result. I feel I owe you so much, so please accept my most sincere thanks.