作者： 来源： 时间：2018-11-06 10:51

** Task1:**

One of your good friends has just gotten one achievement he is longing for, and he is about to celebrate it. From your perspective, as his good friend, how would you help your friend celebrate his achievement?

** Sample Response**

If my good friend has worked hard for an achievement, I think giving him a photo album about the event would be a great way to celebrate.

A photo album is a special gift that marks the occasion. However, it is not something that goes away, such as flowers that die or food that is eaten. Instead, he can keep the book and enjoy the memories of the event.

Plus, a photo album lets him know I recognize the time that he invested. If the pictures include the steps he took to get to his achievement, he will know that I appreciate his effort.

A photo album is therefore a great way to mark the occasion, remember the event, and also show that I understand the things he went through to reach his goal.

** Task2:**

Do you agree or disagree with the statement that young students should be allowed to use calculators when they are taking a math test?

** Sample Response**

I think that young students should not be allowed to use calculators on math tests because it is important to learn the concepts behind the math before advancing to time-saving tools.

Young children are only just learning the relationship between numbers and the concepts of math equations. If kids just plug numbers into a calculator, they may not understand, for example, that adding means putting different groups of numbers together.

Good math skills help solve other problems, too. If students understand how to break an equation into a series of steps, they can apply a similar process of simplifying problems in everyday situations.

Young students are learning the relationship between numbers and the processes of solving problems. Therefore, they should be encouraged to develop those skills well before they use tools like calculators on tests.