Whether the TV commercials about medicines is
reasonable or not
They are harmful
1. TV ads are not objective,
for they often conceal the negative side effects, which even they
have not realized yet.
2. Once the medicine is
advertised, the sales will surge, which will mislead the consumers
to believe that such medicine is very effective, so they will not
consult their doctors. This is very hazardous for their
3. The regulations and
controls that government imposed on medicine ads are insufficient,
for the government does not censor those ads one by one, which give
advertisers loopholes to exploit.
They play a positive role
1. The consumers have their
own objective views and judgments. They often do a lot of
researches in the internet or consult doctors before they buy the
products, which enable them to have a comprehensive and thorough
understandings of the medicines.
2. The big sales of the
products will inform the consumers some really useful medicines,
which they did not know before. For example, a medicine used for
prohibiting the habit of smoking was introduced to the consumers by
ads, and it is proved very effective.
3. Though the censorship is
not conducted by one ad by ad, the government will seriously fine
the companies that violate the regulations, so the companies are
less likely to do that.
Independent writing task
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Competition between friends usually negatively impacts friendships.
Use specific details and examples to support your
I think competition can help create and strengthen
1. When we were children,
playing games and competing with each other was a main way we found
2. As children get older,
friends still continue to compete and strengthen their bonds
3. In professional athletics
there are also a lot of friendships based on
When we were children, playing games and competing with
each other was a main way we found friends. On the playground
during recess or in the park after school, children constantly
think up games where there is a winner and a loser. Whether it is
seeing who can race around the park the fastest, or who can jump
rope the most in one minute, competitions like these help children
learn how to socialize and make friends. Yes, there is a winner and
a loser, but every day children look forward to playing and
competing with their friends.