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On Oral English

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On Oral English

     In recent years,there has been a steady increase in college inrollment.To many high-school student,it's definitely good news,for they would have a better chance of receiving more education.

     You don't have to look very far to find out the advantages of increased college enrollment.For one thing,it lessens the worries of both high school graduates and their parents.Besides,the increased college inrollment can incease the educational level of the nation.What's more,the inceased college enrollment can provide more students more specialized knowledge,thus serving the county'develoment in a positive way.

     On the other hand,we can not deny there are some potential problems about the increased college enrollement .With the increased number of students,the shortage of the teaching staff and facilities comes to clearly seen.Worst of all,the increased college enrollemt leads to increased competition in the job market.

     Above all,the govenment should keep the increased college enrollment in a moderate and proper pace. It's not an easy task to tell whether the increased college enrollment should be absolutely encouraged.As to me, it's laudable to grant more students higher education .But it's by no means a guarantee for a better job or a bright future.TO cast a promising career,we need a lot more abilities which we can learn from college.

    The effects of advertisement

    Nowadays, no matter where you get around in a city or even in the countryside, it is pretty easy for you to find one or two signs introducing a product. This has been increasingly becoming popular in our daily lives. Whether the influence of advertising is good or bad could be examined as follows.

     We will start by talking about the merits of advertising. Firstly, advertising is informative, which provides the customers with a quick access to the product needed. Take me as an example. I am a new resident of Guangzhou, a metropolitan city located in the south of China. At the very beginning when moving to this city, I did not have a clue about where to purchase all of the necessities for my newly-bought flat. Thanks to the ads on TV and in newspapers, amazingly almost all of the items ranging from furniture to household appliances were settled within a week. Secondly, consumers can expect to have a best price by comparing and contrasting the prices and specifications of the commodity advertised by different suppliers.

     However, advertising involves some defects and I would like to list two of them herein. Initially, the popularity of advertisements has been growing along with the increased layout of design as well as showing up in the marketplace more frequently. The cost will definitely be passed on to the customers. Furthermore, the generation Y would probably lose their individuality because many of them buy the same goods advertised constantly in media during a certain period of time, which makes them appear alike.

     After the above analysis of the pros and cons, I tend to be in favor of the positive effects. Undoubtedly, nothing is more important than living in a society where ordinary people can enjoy the conveniences and competitive prices brought by commercials. I believe that the negative effects can be minimized through sustainable economic growth and education.

    1: We hardly spend a day without seeing or hearing any advertisement.

    Advertisement as a concomitant of present commodity economic society, it is a public communication means by passing the information of commodity and service to promote distribution through media. Nowadays, the people even if not go out, also can acquire all kinds of advertisement information swiftly by newspaper, TV, magazine and so on, once out, you will find dazing advertisement almost everywhere you can seen, and be immersed soon in the ocean of advertisement. In order to get a seat in the consumer's heart, the advertisement will exercise various measures, and the flourish development in these years have already explained that advertisement has been a necessary part in peoples' life.

    2: It is true that in economic advertisement are playing a more and more important role.

    Advertisement developed so swiftly just because of its function. Firstly, from the angle of advertisement disseminator, advertisement can build up the image of disseminator. In the commodity economic society, advertisement is mainly include corporation and public institution. The former by means of advertisement to promote sale of products, and the latter just to improve its reputation. Secondly, advertisement can induct consumer's purchasing behavior, through the advertisement, the corporation can transfer the product's information to the public quickly,【我就是这

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    help the consumer to know the product, and then attract their purchase desire. Thirdly, the advertisement can help corporation build up brand image, because advertisement can extrude the product's character, and impress the consumer deeply to establish a long term advantage in the competition with others. Fourthly, to the consumer, advertisement can help them to get the products information easily not limited to television and internet.

    3: Meanwhile,] 医疗保险;公积金、养老、生育、工伤、失业保险, we should be

    aware of some cheating behavior in advertising.

    From the above mentioned statement, we have realized that the advertisement brought us much convenience in the daily life, but we can not ignore that there are still some cheating behavior in the advertisement. In order to attract consumer to purchase the product, some corporation will magnify the effect and make illusive promise through advertisement, and regard the inferior as superior to sell to cheat the consumer, or when introduce the characteristic of products, they always only list the good and ignore the defect, such cheating behavior not only destroy the order of market economic,天龙八部2有私服吗, obey the fair and reasonable regulation of market

    business, also harm the profit of consumer and the reputation of same industry corporation

    The advantages and disadvantages of the Internet

    Ten years ago, the Internet was practically unheard of by most people. Today, the Internet is one of the most powerful tools throughout the world. The Internet is a collection of various services and resources. According to Russ Brock, a director and consultant at the Center for Innovation and Inquiry, the Internet‟s main components

are E-mail and the World Wide Web. “There‟s a lot more to the Internet than E-mail,

    search engines, celerity web sites, up-to-the-second sports scores, and chat rooms full of risqué discussions. The Net also ranks as one of today‟s best business tools - if it‟s

    used adroitly”. Almost all households contain the Internet; however, before people connect to the Internet, they need to be aware of its disadvantages and advantages. Many fear the Internet because of its disadvantages. They claim to not use the Internet because they are afraid of the possible consequences or are simply not interested. People who have yet connected to the Internet claim they are not missing anything. Today‟s technological society must realize, it is up to them to protect themselves on the Internet “Half of U.S. adults, or 94 million Americans, aren‟t online”.

    Children using the Internet has become a big concern. Most parents do not realize the dangers involved when their children log onto the Internet. When children are online, they can easily be lured into something dangerous. When children talk to others online, they do not realize they could actually be talking to a harmful person. As a result, there have been many cases where children have been convinced to meet people they have talked with online. In fact, “stories seem to come out every week: a child or teenager lured into something foolish, dangerous, or even deadly on line” .

    Cathy Cleaver of the Family Research Council claims that it is against the law for a molester to even attempt to find children online . In addition, children may also receive pornography online by mistake; therefore, causing concern among parents everywhere. Whether surfing the Web, reading newsgroups, or using email, children can be exposed to extremely inappropriate material. Pornographic sites tend to make sure they are the first sites to be listed in any search area; thus, children come across such sites easily. A man from Pearl, Mississippi was arrested in 1996 for downloading pornographic images of children from the Internet. He was charged with 290 counts of child pornography . Some critics say that parents are responsible for their own children on the Internet because there are available services to protect children. To keep children safe, parents and teachers must be aware of the dangers. They must actively guide and guard their children online. Parents should talk to their children about what is online and what might happen online, claims Howard Rheingold, writer of The Virtual Community . There are a number of tools available today that may help keep the Internet environment safer for children. Some companies, such as America Online, try to monitor everything that is said and done on their online service; however, because thousands of chat rooms are available, it is simply impossible for everything to be monitored, claims Tricia Primrose, worker for America Online . In other words, children want to explore things; however, there are people on the Internet that are just too persuasive.

    Musicians are also concerned with disadvantages to the Net such as, accessibility and freedom. They are upset because the Internet provides their music online at no charge to consumers. File-sharing services, such as Napster, provides copyrighted songs to all Internet users. The main concern is - the music is free! Musicians feel “they are not

    getting paid for their work”. Because of Napster, it is almost impossible to close down

    all file-sharing services; there are too many of them to count . Legal cases have developed across the country with copyright owners declaring that their music is being plagiarized by people on the Internet .

    Another major disadvantage of the Internet is privacy. Electronic messages sent over the Internet can be easily snooped and tracked, revealing who is talking to whom and

    what they are talking about. As people surf the Internet, they are constantly giving information to web sites . People should become aware that the collection, selling, or sharing of the information they provide online increases the chances that their information will fall into the wrong hands. Consequently, they will become a victim of identity theft, one of the worst privacy violations with potentially devastating financial consequences . When giving personal information on the Internet, people should make sure the Web site is protected with a recognizable security symbol. On the other hand, this does not mean they are fully protected because anyone may obtain a user‟s information . In other words, “the most common Internet crimes are frauds and con games” .

    Today, not only are humans getting viruses, but computers are also. Computers are mainly getting these viruses from the Internet; yet, viruses may also be transmitted through floppy disks. However, people should mainly be concerned about receiving viruses from the Internet. Some of these dangerous viruses destroy the computer‟s entire hard drive, meaning that the user can no longer access the computer. Virus protection is highly recommended.

    Despite all of the terrible disadvantages of the Internet, there are numerous advantages. In fact, the advantages out weigh the disadvantages. Alcestis Oberg uses elderly people as an example of those who benefit the most from the Internet; a great deal of elders are shut in their homes due to health problems. She also claims the Internet “became one more social avenue in our lives” .

    The most common thing the Internet is used for is research. Children and students are among the top people who use the Internet for research. Today, it is almost required that students use the Internet for research. Thirty percent of teachers give assignments requiring research from the Internet. In the classroom, sixty-six percent of teachers use the Internet to teach . The Internet has become one of the biggest sources for research. Almost everyday, research on medical issues becomes easier to locate. Web sites have become available for people to research diseases and talk to doctors online at sites such as, America‟s Doctor. During 1998 over 20 million people reported going online to retrieve health information .

    Entertainment is another popular reason why many people surf the Internet. Downloading games, going into chat rooms, or just surfing the Web are some of the uses people have discovered. There are numerous games that may be downloaded from the Internet at no charge . Chat rooms are popular because users can meet new and interesting people. In fact, the Internet has been used by people to find life long partners. When people surf the Web, there are numerous things that can be found. Music, hobbies, news and more can be found on the Internet.

    Another popular thing to do on the Internet is to check out the news. Almost all local news can be obtained through the Internet. Up to date sports scores are probably the most popular looked at news. Sports scores are updated on the Internet as soon as the game ends. . Weather is also a popular source to look up on the Internet. Using the Internet to get the weather allows people to view weather all over the world. Live radar all over the country and local forecasts are just to name a few of the things that may be obtained for weather information on the Internet.

    Shopping online has also become a huge success and is considered a great advantage of the Internet. No matter what people are shopping for, it can be found on the

    Internet. People do not even have to leave their homes. A few companies have collected millions of dollars using the Internet for selling . Clothing is probably one of the most bought items online. Almost every major clothing store has its on Web site. People can even go grocery shopping online using such sites as Priceline.com. Just one click of the mouse on the items they want to purchase and the items are delivered to their front door . Groceries and clothing are only a few of the items that may be bought on the Internet.

    In conclusion, today‟s society is in the middle of a technological boom. People can either choose to take advantage of this era, or simply let it pass them by. The Internet is a very powerful tool. It has many advantages; however, people need to be extremely aware of the disadvantages as well.

    Advantages of the Internet

    The Internet provides opportunities galore, and can be used for a variety of things. Some of the things that you can do via the Internet are:

    E-mail: E-mail is an online correspondence system. With e-mail you can send and receive instant electronic messages, which works like writing letters. Your messages are delivered instantly to people anywhere in the world, unlike traditional mail that takes a lot of time.

    Access Information: The Internet is a virtual treasure trove of information. Any kind of information on any topic under the sun is available on the Internet. The „search engines‟ on the Internet can help you to find data on any subject that you need.

    Shopping: Along with getting information on the Internet, you can also shop online. There are many online stores and sites that can be used to look for products as well as buy them using your credit card. You do not need to leave your house and can do all your shopping from the convenience of your home.

    Online Chat: There are many „chat rooms‟ on the web that can be accessed to meet new people, make new friends, as well as to stay in touch with old friends. Downloading Software: This is one of the most happening and fun things to do via the Internet. You can download innumerable, games, music, videos, movies, and a host of other entertainment software from the Internet, most of which are free. Disadvantages of the Internet

    There are certain cons and dangers relating to the use of Internet that can be summarized as:

    Personal Information: If you use the Internet, your personal information such as your name, address, etc. can be accessed by other people. If you use a credit card to shop online, then your credit card information can also be „stolen‟ which could be akin to

    giving someone a blank check.

    Pornography: This is a very serious issue concerning the Internet, especially when it comes to young children. There are thousands of pornographic sites on the Internet that can be easily found and can be a detriment to letting children use the Internet. Spamming: This refers to sending unsolicited e-mails in bulk, which serve no purpose and unnecessarily clog up the entire system.

    If you come across any illegal activity on the Internet, such as child pornography or even spammers, then you should report these people and their activities so that they can be controlled and other people deterred from carrying them out. Child pornography can be reported to:

Your Internet service provider

    Local police station

    Cyber Angels (program to report cyber crime)

    Such illegal activities are frustrating for all Internet users, and so instead of just ignoring it, we should make an effort to try and stop these activities so that using the Internet can become that much safer. That said, the advantages of the Internet far outweigh the disadvantages, and millions of people each day benefit from using the Internet for work and for pleasure.

     Thanks to the growth of information technology, we now live in the „Computer Age‟.

    The Internet has many uniquely modern functions. Yet, there are risks and bad effects when using it. Four pros are going to fight against four cons below. Widely used in offices, research institutes, information centers and education, the Internet has greatly raised the accuracy and efficiency of work, and saved much money and manpower for human beings. This multi-medium assists us in our work in so many ways. It can centralize updated data and backup documents without copying by hand. We can check available balance, make transfer payment, pay bills and buy insurance or stock through the internet. It makes our life so much easier. On the other hand, the Internet represents an opportunity for students to explore the incredible wealth of information which enhances our learning. The low cost and nearly instantaneous sharing of ideas, knowledge, and skills have made collaborative work dramatically easier. It allows us to conveniently and professionally do researches, prepare projects, and do other work. This really can enable us to acquire more knowledge and equip ourselves.

    The Internet provides us with new chances to widen communication and deepen relationships. We can stay in touch with family and friends across the globe via using chat-rooms and messaging tools such as MSN and facebook, a very popular site

    which allows people to share photos with others. Moreover, you can meet friends worldwide and exchange different cultures.

    Fun and entertainment can also be offered by the Internet. Shopping on line no longer sounds strange. It is handy and comfortable to get what you want on web sites and wait at home for the goods delivered. Children can play various kinds of on-line games. Indeed, the Internet has become a companion of man.

    Despite the numerous advantages of using the Internet, there are some disadvantages we should admit.

    The use of the Internet may have bad effects upon the economic fields and society. A sudden and undesirable change in a program of a computer system can cause a bank to lose thousands of million dollars within one day. Work of months or even years may be destroyed within one minute by computer viruses. People have to bear the pain of facing by sudden power cut or failures of function.

    Crimes committed with the help of computers are not rare. As the regulations of uploading information or photos via the internet are not strictly revised, one's privacy may not be highly protected. Along with the rise in broadband internet connections, people can easily share and download illegal pirated files such as movies and music. The classified documents of the Hong Kong Police Department and ICAC have been exposed to the public because of the guarantee-free file-sharing program on the Internet. Such an incident reflects that Internet crime can be so serious that it can threaten governments and businesses.

     In addition, computers provide no direct communication among people. Conversations are mostly expressed in written words rather than spoken language. The lack of personal interaction may result in a loss of social skills. One‟s way of getting along with people cannot be practiced simply through the Internet.

     The internet somehow behaves like drugs and alcohol. Being addicted to it, people sometimes don‟t know when to stop accessing it. Such behavior is regarded as a kind of illness nowadays. Overuse may result in neglect of other aspects of life, such as work and study. Unless one has the real need to use computers for a period of time, it is particularly time-consuming to surf most of the time. Moreover, some people may get their eyes hurt by sitting for too long in front of computers. These actions should not be encouraged.

    Despite these facts, the Internet has been a major source of information and leisure, and we should use it wisely and discreetly. I personally think the benefits outweigh the harm. With a few clicks on the keyboard, we can virtually visit everywhere in the world. I believe the Internet will bring us more surprises and offer us a promising tomorrow.

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