Which do you think is preferable? Use specific examples to support your preference (300 words): Some people trust their first impressions about a person\’s character because they believe these judgments are generally correct. Other people do not judge a person\’s character quickly because they believe first impressions are often wrong.
When comes to first impressions, people, generally, differ in their oppinions on the matter: some people believe in their first impressions because they think these judgments tend to be certain incarnation of inspiration and they are generally correct; others argue that no one can judge a person\’s character at first sight and the first impressions often prove wrong in the end. Personally, I prefer the latter. There are many reasons accounting for that. Firstly, the correctness of first impression varies greatly according to people\’s different ability and social experience. Some persons\’ first impressions are very reliable because they aquire a lot of experiece contacting with many different people in society. But others are often masked by their first ones. Social experience plays a very important role in anyone\’s judgement indeed. Lacking enough experince would largely discount the ability of judgement and lead to wrong first impressions.
Secondly, whether first impressions are correct has to depend on all kinds of indefinite factors from outside such as enviroment, personal emotions etc. For example, it will obviously make positive effect on our first judgement when we are in good mood and not only the enviroment but the time is suitable. So we must prevent such objective or subjective facors from working on us to make correct judgement.
Finally, we have to be cautious of another situation. Some people probably make good preparation before meeting you. They would decide what to say and how to do by analysing your character and preference. We would be inevitably misguided by every word they say and every punctilio they forge. Then on what can you base to make your correct first impression?
In short, we should be wary of judging people just basing on first impressions. At the same time we had better learn to make full use of our first impressions. Ideally, we judge people as quick as possible while minimizing the risk of misleading.
2.Do you support the following statement or facts? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer (300 words): Someone who was considered an educated person in the past (for example, in your parents\’ or grandparents\’ generation) would not be considered an educated person today.
It is generally believed whether someone who was considered an educated person in the past would still be considered an educated person today is a hot topic which is widely talked about at home and abroad. In some sense, how to evaluate old educators correctly will have a substantial effect on almost every aspect of our society. Because it is question of social justice and respect as much as anything else.
Generally, people differ in their opinions on the matter, which mainly fall into two categories. Some people think those who were educated in parents\’ or grandparents\’ generation can not be called educated persons any longer. According to them, the world is a changing one all the time. With the time flying, more and more new problems which the elder never face come into existence as well as new technology. So it must be stupid, crazy and out of mind to make use of the knowlege learned in old days to solve the problems today without any change or consideration. Then they come to the conclusion that the elder are not able to be called educated persons and it is impractical, even dangerous, to count on them to perform well today.
Others, however, disgree with them on this matter absolutely. They argue that knowledge is characteristic of continuity. As everyone knows, the education anyone receives tends to be just basic knowlege. Whether one can be called an educated person depends largely on the practice and experice they got rather than the education they had. Not only are the elder not out of fashion, but most of them even play a decisive role in varities.
In my opinion, I firmly support the latter. The practice is the resource of new knowlege by itself. The educated people in old days can gain new technology by practice, even push the front limit of entire knowledge forward greatly while they make deep research in their specialities. So my conclusion is that only can one who always sees to refreshing himself and keeping pace with the society be certainly called educated person, no matter how old he or she is. At the same time, we must show enough respect for them because there is no doubt that they deserve it.