第一篇：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Dancing plays an important role in a culture. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Dancing is an important art form, and also plays an important role in a culture. Some dance spontaneously happens at celebrations as an expression of emotion or some happen in a more structured manner at ceremonies.
Dancing plays an important role in ceremonial events in many cultures. For example, during the Pukumani ceremony the dances performed reflect the relationship to the deceased. In Lebanon, the classical belly dancing still plays an important part at weddings, representing the transition from virgin bride to sensual woman, and is also popular in nightclubs. On the other hand, residents of the Greenland believe that the dancing and drum can be used as a tool to dissolve conflicts between people.
As we may see from the above examples, dancing is an integral part of many cultures. Of course, dancing does not have the same functions in our modern life, but many people in our society still find dancing an enjoyable form of entertainment and art. Young people go to disco with their friends to release their energies, and they find dancing a good way to relax and make friends.
Older people dance together as a social event and a good means of exercise. In addition, many people go to theatres to enjoy performances of ballet and modern dances. Enjoying those beautiful dancing, music and costumes in a dance performance, can give us a beautiful experience, and help us develop appreciation of art, and enrich our after work life.
In conclusion, no one can deny that dancing plays an important role in a culture.
第二篇：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement
It is universally acknowledged that the more time people spend on study, the more they can obtain from the study, because they firmly believe that long time enable people to acquire more information. However, I am convinced that in order to guarantee the effectiveness of education, taking courses as long as 11 months is not an ideal choice and my reasons can be articulated as following.
Initially, one issue which makes me bolster my viewpoint is that people need time to relax. It is true that in order to keep people always infusing fresh impetus into study, rest is of great significance because it is rest that makes people become energetic physically as well as psychologically. Physically speaking, during the two-month summer vacation and one-month winter vacation, people would sleep as much as possible so that they can store adequate energy for the coming semester. Psychologically speaking, after being distracted from study for three months, many people would consider that they need learning knowledge to replenish themselves. Therefore, people would vigorously engage in study again so that the efficiency of learning can be easily ensured.
The fact that effective learning doesn’t mean long-time learning also provides me with adequate justification for the actual definition of effective education is to acquire more knowledge in a comparatively shorter time. Long time always fails in guarantee the amount of tasks that can be fulfilled because many people would become tired of it. To be more specific, after taking courses for about six or seven months, students may begin to complain that they can hardly stand the time spending on campus, which may give rise to the result that knowledge that are taught during 8th to 11th month are rarely accepted by students and thus efficiency can not be ensured.
Admittedly, for people whose main interest is study, taking courses for eleven months may be a good choice because they can fully utilize the resources that are available in campus. Laboratories, Library, and study lounge are all the places they can enjoy themselves in learning and fulfilling their curiosity of certain academic area. Therefore, the effectiveness of education can then be ensured to this group of people.
From what has been discussed above, we can penetratingly come to the conclusion that in order to achieve high efficiency in study, taking courses for 11 months is not a good choice. In the absence of enough rest time, effectiveness can hardly be guaranteed.