Вербицкая М.В., 2019 год
Essay Sample 21
Space exploration was the greatest achievement of the 20th century
Пара: yes – no
Синонимы: research / Space / integrate / exist / toward
мнение In my opinion space research is one of the most important accomplishments humans have ever done.
1. утверждение First of all, space exploration has integrated a lot of new technologies into our lives. пример For example, everybody uses satellite television, GPS navigators or weather broadcasts nowadays. It is all only possible because people flew into space and sent their satellites there. 2.утверждение Secondly, it has given us understanding that we are not alone and there must be other planets where humans can live. пример For instance, it is a scientific fact that one day our planet will not exist anymore and people will have to find another place to live. Moving toward this goal, gives people a chance to survive as a species.
Essay Sample 22
School classmates make the best friends
Пара: yes – no
Синонимы: friends at school / impression / betrayal / prove / advantage over /
мнение In my opinion school friendship is the strongest one.
1. утверждение First of all, people that met at schools make the deepest impressions in one's memory. пример For example, school friends are those with whom one goes through first relationships like: friendship, betrayal, love and so on. 2. утверждение Secondly, time proves school friendship and schoolmates have advantages over others, like university or job friends. пример For instance, one can be called a real friend only if he or she remains as a friend in difficult situations. There is a saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
Essay Sample 23
Young people should follow in their parents’ footsteps when choosing a profession
Пара: yes – no
Синонимы: major / copy / interested in / poor worker / live up / end up
мнение In my opinion children should not follow their parents major.
1. утверждение First of all, children can have different interests than their parents. пример For example, parents might be doctors but their children are interested in program writing. There is no use in forcing them to follow their parents’ path since they will not be happy to cure patients. 2. утверждение Secondly, having a profession that a person does not like is going to make him a poor worker. пример For instance, work usually takes a great part of peoples’ life and it is impossible to do something good for a long time if a person does not like it.
Moreover, living up to s omeone else's dream never ends up well.
Essay Sample 24
The most important thing in life is work
Синонимы: job / valuable / possession / live on / interact socially / rival / self-esteem
мнение In my opinion job is the most valuable possession one can have.
1. утверждение First of all, work pays people money that they can live on. пример For example, in order to buy food, pay the bills or go to have a rest people need money. 2. утверждение Secondly, work is a place where people interact socially. пример For instance, going to work one meets other people with whom they communicate and have friendly or rival relationship.
Moreover, work is a place where people can achieve some results that they need for self-esteem.
Essay Sample 25
Sport unites people
Пара: Yes - no
Синонимы: connect / communicate / communication / exercise / interaction / hobby / declare / exception
мнение In my opinion sport connects people.
1. утверждение First of all, when a person does sport he or she has to communicate with other people and communication usually unites. пример For example, people go to a gym and exercise with people who like physical activity. After such interaction they become friends or if they were friends, their friendship become deeper. 2. утверждение Secondly, as a rule hobbies unite people. For instance, there are a lot of clubs that gather people with the same interests. They even declare that our main purpose is to unite people and sport is not an exception.
Essay Sample 26
The most important thing in life is family
Пара: family - work
Синонимы: family member / valuable / support / to be surrounded by / lonely /
мнение In my opinion family is the most important thing in life.
1. утверждение First of all, family can support a person in times of trouble. пример For example, if one has some problems, family members are the first ones who will come to help. 2. утверждение Secondly, having a family is a part of human nature. пример For instance, people need to be surrounded by those who really love them and family members are those who love each other without any reason.
Moreover, without a family a person feels lonely.
Essay Sample 27
There are more disadvantages than advantages in living in a big city
Пара: Advantages- disadvantages
Синонимы: pros and cones / dwell / entertainment / sights / gadgets / stylish / so on / spread out / a brand new / come out
мнение In my opinion living in big cities is exciting.
1. утверждение First of all, big cities can offer a person a lot of opportunities for entertainment. пример For example, there are many theaters, museums and interesting sights to see. 2. утверждение Secondly, all new technological or fashion things like computers, gadgets, stylish clothes, and so on first come to big cities and then spread out to towns and villages. пример For instance, it is impossible to by a brand new gadget right after it comes out if one lives in a small town.
Moreover, people also earn more money in megapolises so they can have more possibilities.
Essay Sample 28
Social media interaction is important for modern teenagers
Пара: important – is not important
Синонимы: chat / social life / teens / youth / account / integrative part / interaction / dependence
мнение In my opinion communication in social networks is important for modern youth.
1. утверждение First of all, social medias have become a part of modern lifenowadays. пример For example, it is difficult to imagine a teen who would not have an account in Vk, Odnoklasniki, Fb or Instagram. 2. утверждение Secondly, communication is an integral part of human life. пример For instance, it is a scientific fact that humans cannot live without interaction with each other. In our time of digital technologies, traditional communication was widen by digital forms of social nets.
Moreover, some teenagers even got social net dependence and had psychological troubles when they were separated from the Internet.
Essay Sample 29
The best holidays and festivals are those with specific traditions for celebrating.
Пара: yes – no
Синонимы: celebration / feasts / events / certain / exciting / significance / meaning / throughout / connection / since time immemorial / ancient
мнение In my opinion traditional holidays and festivals are really exciting to celebrate.
1. утверждение First of all, a holiday that has some roots has proved its significance and meaning throughout time. пример For example, a holiday called Maslenica has been celebrated for hundreds of years and people always do it with great pleasure. 2. утверждение Secondly, traditional festivals have special connotation that makes people remember their history. пример For example, Ivana Kupala festival is celebrated since time immemorial and reminds Russians of an ancient tradition of honoring summer solstice. It unites them with each other and nature and gives those who celebrate it a hope that their wishes will be granted.
Essay Sample 30
The most important thing in life is love
Пара: love – money
Синонимы: valuable / possession / inspire / humanity / nobele / forgiving
мнение In my opinion love is indeed the most important possession one can have.
1.утверждение First of all, love can inspire people to do great things. пример For example, when a person is in love he or she becomes very creative and wants to do something important for humanity. 2. утверждение Secondly, love fills people's life with a lot of positive emotions. пример For instance, they want to get swept away, sing with rapture and dance like a dervish.
Moreover, love makes people noble and more forgiving.
Essay Sample 31
The Internet is the biggest evil of our time
Пара: evel – benefit
Синонимы: the greatest / benefit / evil / in touch / no matter / as if they were / share /
мнение In my opinion the Internet is a great invention that brings far more benefit than evil.
1.утверждение First of all, one can be constantly in touch with their friends no matter where they are. пример For example, a person can call their friends who are in Australia, using iP connection, and talk as if they were near. 2. утверждение Secondly, it allows a person to share not only texts but pictures, songs and videos. пример For instance, one takes a lot of photos and videos and just shares the access to their friends who can use everything without the photos or videos being sent.
Moreover, the Internet allows people to get answers right way, which is important in our age of technologies and development.
Essay Sample 32
The most important thing in life is health
Пара: health – family
Синонимы: possession / focus on / get rid of / torture / achieve / poor health / conditions
мнение In my opinion health is the biggest possession one can have.
1. утверждение First of all, bad health makes a person focus on pain but not on his or her goals that is really unpleasant. пример For example, usually sick people forget about everything they can enjoy but think only about getting rid of the pain that tortures them. 2. утверждение Secondly, being sick a person cannot achieve what they want in their life. пример For instance, he or she wants to travel and see new countries but their poor health conditions do not allow them to do it.
Essay Sample 33
It is the government’s responsibility to protect the environment
Пара: government - people
Синонимы: take care / nature / job / mainly /substantial / labor force / violation / set a law / restrict / pay a fine / force
мнение In my opinion it is mainly government’s job to protect nature.
1. утверждение First of all, protection of the environment requires substantial amount of money and labor force to manage the protection properly. пример For example, in order to build a garbage utilization plant one should spend a lot of money and government has to find it. 2. утверждение Secondly, government can control pollution violations by setting some special laws that restrict companies to produce harmful products. пример For instance, if a plant makes something that poisons nature, it will be forced to pay a big fine.
Essay Sample 34
Technical progress is always harmful for the environment
Пара: Harmful- harmless
Синонимы: destructive / nature / harmless / run on / forbid / unfriendly / dump
мнение In my opinion technical progress in not always destructive for nature.
1.утверждение First of all, technical progress has become more harmless nowadays. примерFor example, the modern cars can run on electricity, which means they do not pollute environment at all. 2. утверждение Secondly, governments of different countries have made special laws that forbid using toxic or environmentally unfriendly productions. пример For instance, if a plant dumps more waste than allowed, it gets huge fines.
Essay Sample 35
Science is the first thing to be financed in the modern world
Пара: science- health care
Синонимы: financially supported / sponsoring / middle ages / development / suitable / eventually /
мнение In my opinion financing of science should be the main priority for any government.
1.утверждение First of all, with advancing of science the duration of people’s life has increased. пример For example, people lived about 30 years in the middle ages, whereas now they live about 80. 2. утверждение Secondly, science gives people some possibilities that they could hardly think of before. пример For instance, now people travel to space and learn a lot about the Earth and other planets. Development of science will one day give humans an opportunity to change our planet for a one that is more suitable for living since eventually our planet will come to an end.
Essay Sample 36
Public libraries are becoming less popular and they will soon disappear
Пара: yes – no
Синонимы: existence / substitute / digital form / space / contain / searching /
мнение In my opinion public libraries will cease their existence in the near future.
1.утверждение First of all, people read printed books less nowadays and they are being substituted by iBooks quickly. пример For example, if a person can read everything from home in digital form there is no need to go to a library. 2. утверждение Secondly, to keep books in a digital form is more useful since they take much less space. пример For instance, one iBook can contain 1000 or even more printed books.
Moreover, searching in digital form is much faster. One should remember just a few words to find a place where they were written.
Essay Sample 37
Traveling abroad helps to understand your own country
Пара: helps – doesn’t help
Синонимы: broaden mind / compare / comparison / variety / improvement / there is room /
мнение In my opinion people who travel abroad know their country better.
1. утверждение First of all, it is a scientific fact that the principle of understanding is generally based on comparison. пример For example, if a person sees one type of a road in his or her country and has nothing to compare it with, such people cannot create an objective opinion about the quality of their roads. 2. утверждение Secondly, traveling broadens one’s mind, which means a person has more information about different kinds of countries, laws, religions, types of government and so on. пример For instance, knowing other traditions, people can find the place of their own country in the variety of other cultures. Only then they can decide if they have the best traditions or government management or there is room for improvement.
Essay Sample 38
You can have only one true friend
Пара: one friend – many friends
Синонимы: a friend indeed / real friend / sacrifice / for the sake of / times of trouble / no matter / overeat / put on
мнение In my opinion a person can have a lot of real friends.
1. утверждение First of all, true friend is not a special number, it is more a principle, an ability to sacrifice himself for the sake of a friend. пример For example, a true friend is always ready to help when their friend is in times of trouble. There is a saying, “a friend in need is a friend indeed”. 2.утверждение Secondly, a true friend can tell a person the truth no matter how hard it might sound. пример For instance, a friend overeats and puts on weight fast. It would be comfortable for a friend to say nothing, but a real friend will say what he or she thinks about the situation.
Essay Sample 39
Mass media influences teenagers’ minds.
Пара: influences- doesn’t influence
Синонимы: impacts / consciousness / controls / particular / certain / experience / mistakenly /
мнение In my opinion mass media has a major impact on young minds.
1.утверждение First of all, television, radio and other media sources present information in a particular way. пример For example, there is always a statement and then a few examples. It is an effective way of giving any information and teenagers' minds believe it, even if it is wrong and false. 2. утверждение Secondly, mass media has other tools such as videointerviews. пример For instance, they ask particular people about their opinion, sometimes manipulating by choosing certain interviewees. Everything they broadcast looks logical and obvious to teenagers, who often do not have enough experience and might mistakenly take their opinion as the truth.
Essay Sample 40
Robots in peoples’ life.
Пара: influence people’s lives – do not influence
Синонимы: ITM / important part / routine / withdraw / exact / artificial intelligence / impressive / mall /
мнение In my opinion robots have become a part of people’s lives, they are everywhere.
1. утверждение First of all, robots help us with our daily routine. For example, if we withdraw money from an ATM machine, it is a robot that gives us the exact amount of money we ordered. 2. утверждение Secondly, people have been working on developing an artificial intelligence for a long time and their success is impressive. пример For instance, there are robots that look like people, consulting customers and giving them a tour around shopping malls.
Moreover, in search system Google the robot called Siri can answers almost any question people ask.