“Which of the following do you think is the best way for a student to make new friends? ”
1、joining a sport team;
2、participating in volunteering activities in a community;
1、不要写着写着就忽略了题目中的to make new friends这一目的。
Whether the participants are organized in a hierarchical structure decides the likelihood of a friendship between them. ← 中心句之后，两个选项做对比 → Even in a volunteering program, in which the jobs do not pay, participants’ roles differ by status, and there may be conflict of interest. 接下来回应participants’ roles differ by status → Some of the participants play the leadership role, and others are the subordinates. 层级关系说明白之后，明确说明不易交朋友 → It is hardly likely that people make friends across the divisions, because superiors often deliberately keep a distance from their associates to build and maintain the authority. In addition,even between people of the same level, the friendship is hardly likely, because jobs may conflict, which is common in the workplace and renders making friends difficult. ← 对于选项2的否定到此结束。
By contrast, a sport team, which in a school most likely consists of amateur players, is far more likely to play for recreation and fun and for the same hobby than for a practical work-like result, so there is not conflict of interest. Also, the members are equal individuals, and it is easy to make friends in the non-hierarchy. Take myself as an example, … … 举例部分略。
That sport team members meet regularly is another advantage, in contrast with that travelers meet by coincidence, and hardly can people make friends if they rarely meet. 接下来没有道理了，就是举例来论证 → I actually travel quite often, and only a few of the fellow travelers have become friends of mine. Although we, out of formality, added each other as a friend on Facebook, they have been the silent ones in my contacts, or the occasional comments about my updates hardly make us friends. The opposite is the case among my basketball teammates, because we train and play together every weekend, and the weekly assembly creates the chance that we know each other and are sure that we want to be friends.