language is also an opportunity for children to learn about and understand a little about another culture or cultures. Also, it is an opportunity to cultivate students' talent, develop their ability in learning and boost their potential for further education. It is irresponsible, and indeed, even harmful, to separate and label students as talented or not in education at such a tender and vulnerable age. Why should the study of a foreign language alone be used as the only yardstick to label students as talented or not in education? It is advisable to help all students to understand that the study of a foreign language will bring benefit to their studies and, in the future, their careers. Thus, I feel that it is not healthy to advocate the labelling of students as talented or not in the study of languages. - 256 words - - 49
Key Vocabulary | partial , , ua thich, me; mot phan I am very partial to sweet foods. - fulfilment m man nguyen Fulfilment is a feeling of satisfaction that you gel from doing or achieving x| something, especially something useful. x i compulsory bat bupc ^ Is military service compulsory in your country? globalisation 1 su toan cau hoa Due to the increased globalisation, the mastery of English is becoming a must for a job hunter. cross-cultural giao Itm van hos Cross-cultural interaction alone can enrich our spiritual civilisation. master thong thao. ndm vting It is not easy to master a foreign language. cultivate trbng trot; trau d6i We must cultivate our own garden and find the joy of doing it in our own heart. boost nang len; khich le The publication of this boosts my confidence. label . / dan nhan; phan loai The bottle is labelled poison. tender te nhi, nhay cam Do not mention his divorce - it is a very tender subject. vulnerable di bi hu; de bi ton thmmg The potato is vulnerable to several pests. yardstick tieu chuan so sanh She is a yardstick against which I can measure my achievements. ; advisable .Tt thich hop, hijp ly It will not be advisable to pack this course into your already busy schedule. advocate tan thanh. ting ho He advocates reducing military spending. 50
Practical Sentence Patterns Cach dien dat menh de trang ngu: chi dieu kien; Provided that... Ngoai menh de trang ngiT chi dieu kien bit dlu bang if hay whether, ban cung co the dung menh de trang ngu: chi dieu kien bit dau bang provided that. We shall go provided that the weather is fine. Provided that circumstances permit, we shall hold the meeting next week. By all means, provided that it is a well-paid job. I 1 51
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Academic Task 2 Question April 2007 WRITING TASK 2 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.