题目：Some people say that it is the responsibility for the individuals to save money for their own care when they retire. to what extent do you agree or disagree?
No one is a sand, but together we are an island. No one is alienated from the rest of the world. Everyone is in certain relevance with other people in diverse aspects in varied scales. Thus, we can see not a single person alive to be solely living for himself—he must be simultaneously shouldering various duties for multifarious groups of people ,namely, employers ,government , who must at the same time in turn undertake the duty of caring for him as well. I am not here to deny the necessity of saving money for one's aged life , but to state the reasons why the above parties to take care of an individual.
What hits me at the first thought is that employers should have the liability to take care of their employees ,for they have sacrificed their youth and shed both tears and sweat even blood for them. If employers felt free to take the duties of their elderly employees ,then they may feel so easy and comfortable to expel any of those "used" workers randomly. No just legislation can possibly tolerate this happen. And employers should have their duty to support the aged workers for their later part of life.
Another party that should also take care of an individual is the government, as no one is without a nationality, which should as well pay tax levied/imposed on him and serve and fight for his certain motherland with all his energy and health and even life. If we saw someone that has paid so much for his government to be alienated and isolated with himself, how could we feel rejuvenated when we hand out our tax and how could we feel sturdy when we face the bayonet of the enemies? So undoubtedly governments, like employers ,should take care of its citizens as well.
As we can happily conclude, this world is not one that goes without justice and warmth between people , we give when we can and we take when we need, employers as well as governments are due to unshakable responsibilities to give their care to every individual that has paid their efforts for them, this would be the way things ought to be.
题目：We cannot help everyone in the world that needs help, so we should only be concerned with our own communities and countries.To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Some people believe that we should not help people in other countries as long as there are problems in our own society. I disagree with this view because I believe that we should try to help as many people as possible.
On the one hand, I accept that it is important to help our neighbours and fellow citizens. In most communities there are people who are impoverished or disadvantaged in some way. It is possible to find homeless people, for example, in even the wealthiest of cities, and for those who are concerned about this problem, there are usually opportunities to volunteer time or give money to support these people. In the UK, people can help in a variety of ways, from donating clothing to serving free food in a soup kitchen. As the problems are on our doorstep, and there are obvious ways to help, I can understand why some people feel that we should prioritise local charity.
At the same time, I believe that we have an obligation to help those who live beyond our national borders. In some countries the problems that people face are much more serious than those in our own communities, and it is often even easier to help. For example, when children are dying from curable diseases in African countries, governments and individuals in richer countries can save lives simply by paying for vaccines that already exist. A small donation to an international charity might have a much greater impact than helping in our local area.
In conclusion, it is true that we cannot help everyone, but in my opinion national boundaries should not stop us from helping those who are in need.
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题目：Some people believe that hobbies need to be difficult to be enjoyable. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some hobbies are relatively easy, while others present more of a challenge. Personally, I believe that both types of hobby can be fun, and I therefore disagree with the statement that hobbies need to be difficult in order to be enjoyable.
On the one hand, many people enjoy easy hobbies. One example of an activity that is easy for most people is swimming. This hobby requires very little equipment, it is simple to learn, and it is inexpensive. I remember learning to swim at my local swimming pool when I was a child, and it never felt like a demanding or challenging experience. Another hobby that I find easy and fun is photography. In my opinion, anyone can take interesting pictures without knowing too much about the technicalities of operating a camera. Despite being straightforward, taking photos is a satisfying activity.
On the other hand, difficult hobbies can sometimes be more exciting. If an activity is more challenging, we might feel a greater sense of satisfaction when we manage to do it successfully. For example, film editing is a hobby that requires a high level of knowledge and expertise. In my case, it took me around two years before I became competent at this activity, but now I enjoy it much more than I did when I started. I believe that many hobbies give us more pleasure when we reach a higher level of performance because the results are better and the feeling of achievement is greater.
In conclusion, simple hobbies can be fun and relaxing, but difficult hobbies can be equally pleasurable for different reasons.