2019-04-23 15:24 供稿单位: 新航道 原创作者:章跃
“Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?Students do not respect teachers as much as they did in the past.”
不太“俗套”的套路（用if引导的条件状语从句引出题目中的信息： If I am told that our students are less respectful to their teachers than were their parents or grandparents, 然后主句的部分说自己同意与否）： I can hardly disagree. 如果一个题目真的让你有感而发，那么在开头段落里可以多一些内容： A recent case is that one of my peer teachers was threatened by an “at-risk” student, and, fearing the student’s harassment, she had to apologize for her discipling, which was a normal requirement that students must put away their phones during the class. Ironic as it is, this case may not be surprising.
The case mentioned above may seem extreme, where the student’s act may even violate the law, analogous cases actually happen on a daily basis across the country. 完全可以用例证法来撑起一整个段落（也就是说，就不讲道理了，就举例子就好）： I was, on the other day, alerted to a pop-up headline that reads “student hurls insults at teacher”. Knowing that the teacher was simply reminding the student to dress properly, I was prepared for the rest of the story that the student insulted the teacher for the teacher’s proper way of wearing clothes was “poor”, “peasant-like” and “inferior”. 然后，与过往的情况比较一下，这是“今昔对比”话题的典型内容：This contrasts sharply with the days where my parents were students. When the teachers asked them to tuck their shirts nicely, they would not defy the teachers despite the fashion need, which suggests the untucked hem. During the good old days, being respectful was above being fashionable.
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In fairness, it would be biased if we blame our students. Some of them, those who have no intent to insult anyone, those whose offense was not deliberate, do not deserve the accusation. In fact, it is the modernized learning that makes the lack of respect. When students today have easier access to the greater scope of information, easier and greater than their teachers, they can hardly remain humble and obedient.卖个关子，后面的展开略。
Our students are not as respectful to their teachers as were their parents or grandparents. Although I can hardly disagree, I cannot attribute this situation solely to their own problem.