Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30minutes to write a composition on the topicExtravagant Spending on College Campus. Youshould write at least 120 words, and base yourcomposition on the outline below:
Extravagant Spending on College Campus
According to a survey, in recent years the monthly expenditure of a college student hasbeen on the sharp rise. Many college students have no concept of thrift in their mind. Theytake it for granted that they spend money from their parents before they enter into the society.This extravagant spending is primarily caused by the following factors.
First of all, nowadays most of the students are the only children of their families. They arethe apple in their family’s eyes and naturally get more care and pocket money. In addition, withthe improvement of living standards, parents can afford higher expenditure of their children.Moreover, some students like to pursue fashion and trends, which tend to need more money.Finally, campus love is also a possible factor causing extravagant spending.
From my point of view, a college student, as a pure consumer, should learn to be thrifty.We should limit our expenditure on daily necessities but not buy whatever we want regardlessof their prices. The habit of thrift can help us form right values and is favorable to our futuredevelopment.
"Nowadays parents are too permissive withtheir children." Do you agree or disagree withthis statement?
Today, few people would defend the traditionalattitude to children. If you recall what happened inold days, you would be astonished at the severeand strict education for children, for instance, old-fashioned spanking was common punishment forchildren. As a result, while the parents thusestablished their own authority, the poor children would never recover from the dreadfultraumatic experience when they grew up.
However, as you know, things often go to extremes. Nowadays, parents' confidence in theirown authority has been greatly undermined. Countless articles in magazines and newspapersand tv programmes publicize childcare. When so much over-enthusiastic advice flying about,mum and dad just don't know what to do any more. In the end, they do nothing.
So from early childhood, the kids are in charge and parents' lives are regulated according tothe needs of their off spring. When the little dears develop into teenagers, they take completecontrol. If the young people are going to have a party, for example, parents are asked to leavethe house. Their presence merely spoils the fun. What else can the poor parents do butobey?
In my mind, a child certainly needs love, and a lot of it. But the excessive pe rmissiveness ofmodern parents is surely doing more harm than good. The spread of juvenile delinquency islargely due to parental laxity. Mother, believing that her little baobao can look after himself, isnot at home when he returns f rom school, so little baobao roams the street. The dividing-linebetween permissiveness and sheer negligence is very fine indeed.