In some countries young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this. (某事件利弊探讨)
此题讨论的问题是*的“间隔年”，学生中学毕业后是否应该take a year off?
参考范文一：侧重支持taking a gap year
It is quite common these days for young people in many countries to have a break from studying after graduating from high school. The trend is not restricted to rich students (who have the money to travel), but is并列谓语 also evident among poorer students (who choose to work and become economically independent for a period of time).具象思维Generally, I think that this practice could lead to many desirable results.
The reasons for this trend may involve the recognition that同位语从句 a young adult who passes directly from school to university is rather restricted in terms of general knowledge and experience of the world. By contrast, those who have spent some time earning a living or travelling to other places, have a broader view of life and better personal resources to draw on. They tend to be more independent, which is a very important factor in academic study and research, as well as giving them an advantage in terms of coping with the challenges of students life.
1)general knowledge and experience of the world
have a broader view of life and better personal resources to draw on
2)tend to be more independent
a very important factor in academic study and research
giving them an advantage in terms of coping with the challenges of students life
give sb. an edge/advantage in sth. 给某人某方面的优势
However, there are certainly dangers in taking time off at that important age. Young adults may end up never returning to their studies or finding it difficult to readapt to an academic environment. They may think that it is better to continue in a particular job, or to do something completely different from a university course. But overall, I think it is less likely today, when academic qualifications文凭 are essential for getting a reasonable career.
My view is that young people should be encouraged to broaden their horizons. That is the best way for them to get a clear perspective of what they are hoping to do with their lives and why. Students with such a perspective are usually the most effective and motivated ones and并列句 taking a year off may be the best way to gain this.
*段：用简洁的语言直接引出讨论，学生无论贫富都可以选择take a gap year。写作开头简洁很重要。如果用看似华丽的套句会给人模板的感觉导致低分。
第二段：立论段：对比直接论证选择take the gap year学生更有优势。本段是议论文写作拉出支持文章中心观点的分论点，并对其进行有效支持和扩展的部分，属于主要得分段落。
第四段：表明文章中心观点，倾向支持学生take the gap year。再次强调重要性。