Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives. Wh？at are the causes of these pressures and what measures should be taken to reduce these pressures? (20180524)
题中要求从三个方面来分析宝宝们所面临的压力。首先，从academic方面来说，家长们有unrealistically high expectations，但是宝宝们并不能达到这些requirements或者实现家长他们的dreams。从social方面来说，就是身边其他小伙伴儿们不友好，与此同时，宝宝们比较sensitive甚至被irritated。从commercial方面来说，五花八门的广告具有非常大的temptation，但不幸的是，宝宝们买不起呀。
1.A lower level of maturity, being easily induced by all kinds of attractions.
2.Prone to go astray if they have mental problems such as depression or act rebelliously.
3.Unlikely to ease pressure when they have learning difficulties or difficulties in other matters.
4.Cognitive abilities remain underdeveloped as well, which partly means too much academic tasks impose pressure on them.
5.Their behavior is transcending as they learn new perspectives from other people.
1.In need of adult protection, love and nurturing.
2.A sense of security is guaranteed if they are cared for by one or more people whom they are familiar with.
3.In need of much nutrition to reduce problems in immunity and physical growth.
4.Critical thinking capacity, decision-making skills and self-confidence needs to be nurtured preliminarily.
5.All-round development such as versatile skills in arts and computer literacy.
6.Being interested in free play in nature, which encourages positive feelings.
1.Providing professional guidance not only in academic perfection but also in moral development.
2.Spreading real knowledge and breaking up superstition.
3.Providing uniform primary education.
4.Teachers are equipped with knowledge about child psychology and cognitive psychology.
5.Organising all kinds of activities about sports, arts as well as survival skills.
6.Telling children historic figures and success stories.
1.Developing early literacy and social skills.
2.Cultivating learning habits and learning methods, and meanwhile the heart and mind of pupils.
3.Testing students to make sure that they have grasped what has been taught.
4.Upgrading teaching facilities with multimedia equipment in order to teach students more efficiently and in a more open-minded way and then stimulate their interest in learning.
5.Helping to maintain a high moral standard.
6.Raising students’ awareness of self-discipline and self-management.
1.Children find it difficult to concentrate on or pay attention to school. What are the reasons? How can we solve this problem? (20140118/ 20170429)
2.In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide general education across to a range of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to particular career. Which of these two systems is more appropriate in today’s world? (20151008)
1.In charge of teaching, supervising and making plans for children.
2.Teaching practical skills, experience and common sense.
3.Setting a good example for their children.
4.Giving unselfish and attentive care.
5.Knowing the personalities and peculiarities of their own children.
6.Negligent in their responsibilities if they are preoccupied with work.
7.Over protection and supervision may cause parent-child conflicts.
1.Expecting their children to become elite students, partly for satisfying their own vanity.
2.Providing personalised education if possible, aiming to tap children’s potential.
3.Making their children prepared for higher levels of education, regardless of academic performance or communication skills.
4.Making children aware of the importance of fulfilling filial obligations and paying respect to elders.
5.Developing children’s good living habits such as about how to manage pocket money.
6.Building mother-child relationship and catering to her child.
1.Caring for children is probably the most important thing of the society. It is suggested that all mothers and fathers should be required to take the childcare training courses. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? (20130119/ 20160528)
2.In some countries, there has been an increase in the number of parents who educate their children themselves at home instead of sending them to school. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? (20160213/ 20180426)
1.Learning to share and take turns/enjoying group experiences.
2.Eager to be recognised and admired by others.
3.Making up for one’s drawbacks and drawing on others’ strengths. For example, boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
4.Cultivating organisational ability.
5. Having different personalities such as being outgoing versus self-conscious.
6.Prone to be distracted from their tasks by others.
7.Being put at an extreme disadvantage if some are slow in development of intelligence quotient and emotional quotient.
8.Some may suffer from long-term school bullying and the ridicule from classmates.
9.Team work helps to cultivate a sense of honour and enforce empathy.
10.avoiding being selfish and self-centred.
1.Some people think that teaching children of different abilities benefits everyone, but others believe that intelligent children should be taught separately and given special treatment. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. (20160507)
2.Children and students are taught to push themselves to try and be better than other students rather than work together for everyone’s benefits. Do you think the disadvantages of training to be competitive outweigh the advantages? (20160604)
1.Tempting children to buy more snacks, toys and other goods by using appealing pictures, sounds and stories.
2.Associating happiness with products.
3.Exaggerating the strengths and concealing the weaknesses.
4.Broadening children’s horizon.
5.With technology content.
6.Promoting consumer goods and informing customers of up-to-date items.
8.As for some advertisements, they spread correct values such as showing filial respect for elders.
1.Nowadays many television advertisements are aiming at children. What are the effects of this situation on children? Should television advertisements be controlled? (20140424/ 20160220)
2.Nowadays, an increasing number of advertisements are being directed at children, which persuade children to buy food, toys or other products. Parents believe it put great pressure on children. However, some advertisers claim there is still useful information in advertisement. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. (20160709)
1.Exposing violence in all forms such as physical assault, catastrophes and so on.
2.Transmitting a wide range of knowledge including language, geology and astronomy.
3.Exercising their brain when they try to understand what is broadcast on TV.
4.Giving access to friends home and abroad.
5.Playing computer games benefits children in problem-solving abilities.
1.Some people think watching television is bad for children in all ways. Others say it is good for children to get knowledge. Discuss both views and give your opinion. (20130202/ 20140517/ 20170318)
2.Some people believe that playing computers is bad for children in many ways. Others, however, believe that playing computers can have positive influences on children in their development. Discuss two views and give your own opinion. (20151024)
1.Reducing child mortality rates.
2.Boasting plenty of talent in all different fields.
In many parts of the world, more freedom is given to children than they used to. Is it a positive or negative development? (20170708)
Countries spend a lot of money preparing competitors in major sports competition such as Olympic Games and football World Cup etc. Others believe that it is better to encourage children to take up sports at a young age. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. (20180315)