one of the much-talked-about present-day social problems is juvenile delinquency, and its rateof frequency is seemingly on the rise.
it is reported in newspapers that the delinquents range in age from 12 to 18. only a smallportion have committed serious crimes like kidnapping and murdering. those cases arehandled through the court system. most of the delinquencies fall into four categories: brawling, including gang fighting with deadly weapons; theft, mostly petty, sexually promiscuousbehaviour and addiction to drugs. the delinquents are generally placed under temporarysupervision by neighbourhood committees, work units or reform schools.
the causes of juvenile delinquency are varied. through media we often come across thefollowing cases:
ill-treatment to teenagers by their step-fathers or stepmothers often lead to family tragedies. school pupil delinquents, being not properly cared for, have chronic behaviour problems. theirparents are too busy either with business or with gambling. still, there are cases resulted fromparents" or grandparents" indulgence to their darlings. petty theft once or twice is notpunished but encouraged. gradually these petty thieves grow addicted to stealing . adolescentstried drugs mostly out of curiosity before they finally became habitual drug-takers.
the bar chart reveals that people in mounting numbers are going to travel abroad. what exactly contribute to this phenomenon? reasons can be listed as follows: for one thing, the authorities have issued some preferential policies to promote the development of the overseas tourism industry, which encourages a sudden emergence of travel agencies that can provide customers with convenient overseas tourism services. additionally, with the improvement of financial status and purchasing power, a considerable number of chinese people can afford the once-deemed-expensive traveling expenses. last but not least, as there exists huge difference in cultures, customs and landscapes between china and overseas countries, quite a few people hold that overseas traveling is not only a perfect way to relax oneself, but also a good chance to enrich their knowledge and expand their horizons.
by observing the trend in the past, we may forecast that the growth tendency will continue. however，overseas tourism is also a highly variable industry which is vulnerable to seasons and climates， international political situation，fluctuations in exchange. (226 words)
nowadays, almost all trades and professions are repeatedly making sincere promises to people: government people assure that they are noble and clean and will serve people heart andsoulmer chants smilingly swear that the products they sell are of superior quality, genuineinstead of false, life-time maintenance guaranteed and the cheapest market price; advertiserstake pains to recommend miracle drugs and make-youbeautiful cosmetics, etc. year afteryear, such promises are repeated. i wonder why they take so much trouble to boast oudlyabout their obligations and duties. people believed them at first, but gradually becameawakened because they have found some dishonesty in such bombing promises.
"actions speak louder than words." the hen is foolish enough to make her egg-promise, whyshouldn"t those nonsense- maker s become cleverer?
a letter of complaint (1) about the thoughtless train conductor
dear mr. worthington,
one rather annoying aspect of the otherwise satisfactory commuter train service from lancaster to downtown manchester is the playing of the radio over the loud speaker system.
this was particularly objectionable this morning on train 610 where riders were subjected to the incessant blaring of rock for nearly the entire trip. evidently whoever calls the stops is unaware that the background noise of his radio accompanies his announcements. worse yet, he apparently forgets to press his off-switch, and a thousand passengers are forced to hear this clatter.
noise pollution on city buses is usually confined to an individual carrying a loud radio. old smoky railroad does it on a grand scale. i think it should stop.
the unpunctual man,on the other hand,never does what he has to do at the proper time.he is always complaining that he finds no time to answer letters,to return calls, or to keep appointments promptly.
undoubtedly,unpunctuality is harmful.getting up five minutes later than usual may upset the plan of the day.calling on a friend five minutes later than the appointed time may cause unexpected trouble to both sides.failure to be punctual is a sign of disrespect towards others.if a person is invited to a dinner but arrives later than expected,he keeps all the other guests and the host waiting for him alone.this is great impoliteness.moreover,habitual unpunctuality leads to indolence and even failure in life
with the acceleration of globalization, it seems that the availability of various commoditieshas put more and more people into the category of moonlite.
and these people are even proud of this unique life style.
the moonlite brag their behaviors as a fashionable way to live a life.
but we have to admit that problems exist in both their beliefs and behaviors.
firstly, industrious and economical concept has been chinese traditional moralexcellence.
and moonlite has violated the belief seriously.
secondly, no savings will place themselves in a difficult position in case of possibly unexpectedexpenses.
thirdly, this immoderate consumption habit may subconsciously infect their self-controlabilities, which can result in serious consequences.
in my view, though the moonlite may acquire temporary satisfaction from immoderateconsumption, in the long term, it will deteriorate their personal financial levels.
for majority of people, their income is limited and unnecessary expenses should be avoided.