1. Gain more insight into life and society; better understand and predict human behavior; realize different interpretations of life and history; understand the past which has created the present; be aware of cultural and religious differences
2. help read and write better; broaden their horizons; become more well-rounded; become a better communicator; develop critical thinking skills; have more flexibility for the future career.
3. personal interest; special talents; future job prospects; financial status; family advice; social environment
4. better job opportunities; more practical skills; highly-paid jobs
5. yes, it invests students with great insight; yes, it helps students to be better-rounded; yes, it provides students with flexibility to change their career; no, it doesn’t satisfy students’ needs for their future career; no, colleges are experiencing deep budget cuts and need to prioritize their financial resources; no, the society needs more skills, not literature.
Words in use
Promise-----promising; bear-----bearing; house-----housing; object-----objective; offensive-----offend; exclusive-----exclude; excessive----excess; executive----execute; intense----intensify; identify----identity
Expressions in use
1. are liable to;
2.in favor of;
3. Is bound to;
6. Stand up for;
7.in the form of; 8. Prepared for; 9. In the company of; 10. In succession
Structure analysis and writing
Did you have such an experience as when your high-school physical education teacher pushed you to run for several miles around the sports field in a P.E. class? When you were sweating and out of breath, did you ever wish that you could only stop taking a P.E. class in college? However,