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Different people have different views on _______. Some people think that _______, while others argue that ______.

As far as I am concerned, I agree with the ______ opinion. For one thing, I firmly believe _______. For another, _____________. Just think of ______, who __________.

Taking all these factors into consideration, we may safely come to the conclusion that ____________. Only if _________ can we ________, just as the saying goes, ___________.


My View on Opportunity

1. 有人认为机会是极少的, 另一些人则认为人人都会有某种机会

2. 写出你的观点, 并说明你的理由

3. 你的结论


Different people have different views on opportunity. Some people think that there are few opportunities in the world, while others argue that everybody will have some kind of opportunity along his life route.

As far as I am concerned, I agree with the latter opinion. For one thing, I firmly believe opportunities are everywhere around us. No person will be unlucky enough to have no opportunities all the time, because “every dog has his day.” For another, since opportunities are transient, we have to make good preparations and improve ourselves. Just think ofNewton, who discovered the Law of Gravity when many people had watched an apple falling ahead of him.

Taking all these factors into consideration, we may safely come to the conclusion that there are quite a few opportunities in our society. Only if we get prepared can we seize the opportunities instead of letting them slip by, just as the saying goes, “Opportunities are only for the prepared minds.”


People ’s opinion are always different once they talk about _______. Those who ______ maintain that ____________. They also firmly believe that _________.

Many people think otherwise. On the one hand, _________. On the other hand, _________.

My opinion is that _______, in this fast-developing information era, has become more than common and acceptable. If we want to _______, we have to ______. So why not _______?


My View on Job-hopping

1. 有些人喜欢始终从事一种工作, 因为„

2. 有些人喜欢经常换工作, 因为„

3. 我的看法.


People ’s opinion are always different once they talk about job-hopping. Those who never change their job throughout their life maintain that they have accumulated enough experience to work smoothly and efficiently, so what’s the point in changing to another job. They also firmly believe that anyone who wants to excel in his specialty has to work hard on the same post for years to acquire the required skill and knowledge.

Many people think otherwise. On the one hand, if the present job can offer neither satisfactory working conditions nor future opportunities, they will not hesitate a moment to leave. On the other hand, they hold that life is but once but job-hopping can rich and exciting experience.

My opinion is that job-hopping, in this fast-developing information era, has become more than common and acceptable. If we want to keep pace with the times, we have to change for the faster, the higher and the stronger. If life is a journey, we have nothing to regret so long as we put meaning into it. So why not make a change?


Nowadays more and more people voice growing concern over _______. Some people argue that _______, while others firmly hold that ________.

Personally, I think this question should be probed in depth. On one hand, the first group is not totally correct because not all ________. On the other hand, the second opinion seems not so satisfactory because we also witness successful examples _______.

From what has been discussed above, we can see clearly the key lies in whether ______.Otherwise, _______ no matter whether _______.


Recently it has become a common phenomenon for ______ to ______. In this way, ________.

Although it may bring unfavorable consequences, we can be sure to conclude that this practice is favorable on the whole. To begin with, _________ Moreover, _______. In the third place, ________.

Weighing the pros and cons of such a new trend, we can naturally arrive at the conclusion that it is beneficial and rewarding. This system not only _______ but also ______.


My View on Double BA Degree

1. 现在大学生读双学位的现象很常见

2. 我对这一现象的看法


Recently it has become a common phenomenon for college students to have two majors at the same time. In this way, they can get double BA degrees when they graduate from the university several years later.

Although it may bring unfavorable consequences, we can be sure to conclude that this practice is favorable on the whole. To begin with, most students will become more hardworking and efficient in order to finish the learning tasks satisfactorily. Moreover, with two degrees at hand after graduation, they will stand a better chance in the job market full of fierce competition. In the

third place, as for today’s university students, tuition and fees are becoming more expensive. If they can make achievements in study at school and find a satisfactory job afterwards, it will not be a big problem.

Weighing the pros and cons of such a new trend, we can naturally arrive at the conclusion that it is beneficial and rewarding. This system not only compels students to work hard, but also prepares them for the coming competition.


Recently, more and more educators and common citizens suggest that ______. Personally, I fully agree with their proposal for the following reasons.

On one hand, _________. On the other hand, ________. Finally, ________.

In a word, I warmly welcome _____ in universities. In my mind, _______.


My View on Opening Psychological Courses

1. 许多人建议大学开设心理课

2. 我对这一问题的看法


Like anything else, ______ had both advantages and disadvantages.

The main benefits of _____ are as follows. First, _____. In the second place, _____. Last but by no means the least, _______. However, the negative effects are also obvious. To begin with, _____. Second, ______. Finally, ______.

In conclusion, the advantages of ______ outweigh its disadvantages. _______.


Advantages and Disadvantages of Overseas Study

1. 海外留学的好处

2. 海外留学的副作用

3. 结论

College Students Hunt Jobs


1. 大学生求职时面临选择。

2. 求职不是一件小事。

3. 随着就业市场日趋紧缩,„„

Today ’s college students face choices unheard of years ago. Terms like two-way selection, self-employment are not new to them. Many students swarm (蜂拥)into job market or look every talent fair (人才招聘会)for potential employers. The concept of selling(推销)oneself rather than hiding oneself is well accepted by students.

Hunting a job is no small matter. Instead, it is probably one of the most, if not the most, important decisions any of would-be graduates can make in a lifetime. Therefore they are very serious and cautious when that time comes. It is something that the society has taught them.

As the job market gets shrinking, it has also become a must for undergraduates (在校本科生) to work harder than before to keep their competitive edge(保持竞争地位). More students are engaged in their studies with no distractions (分心,干扰). They are investing today for a promising (大有希望的,前途无量的)tomorrow.

How Could We Cope with Aging Population?


1. 老龄人口增加(提示:科学进步、生活条件改善)。

2. 老龄人口带来问题。

3. 为了使老年人能安享晚年,„„

Progress in science and improvement of living conditions has resulted in aging population. In the first place, modern medicine has made it possible for people to kill many deadly diseases and thus live longer. Secondly, with the improved living conditions, people lead a stable and trouble-free life. As a result, graying population (白发人口)is growing in China.

However, aging population poses unexpected problems to the society. A large population is bound to influence the consumption structure. Moreover, welfare, pension and health care can be a heavy duty for governments at different levels. If some bottleneck problems could not be dealt with properly, surprising consequences will be answered.

To guarantee the stable life of these past wealth builders, government should launch some projects with proper preliminary(初步的,开始的)studies. An all-round supporting system (全方位的保障体系)should be established to protect the rights of senior citizens(老年人). To enjoy a carefree life is their right, and to enable them to live such a life is our duty. Only by adopting effective measures can the senior citizens peacefully step the last phase(时期,阶段)of their life.

Will Christmas Replace Spring Festival?


1. 圣诞节引人注意。

2. 圣诞节不会取代春节的原因。

3. 我的看法。

Christmas arouses increasing attention year by year inChina. Christmas cards become popular with students. People hold Christmas parties and exchange Christmas gifts. A lot of TV and radio programs about Christmas are on. Meanwhile Spring Festival is less appealing(有吸引力的)to youngsters. Thus some people wonder whether Christmas will replace Spring Festival.

This worry is fairly unnecessary. Why? One reason lies that Christmas only affects Christians, college students and joint-venture (合资)workers. Another reason is that Christmas is mostly celebrated in cities. Few people in countryside show extreme interest in this exotic(带有异国情调的)festival. By contrast, Spring Festival is the most influential traditional festival in every family.

I think, it is natural that with increasing exchanges with the West, a lot of Western holidays have been gradually introduced intoChina. For us Chinese we should never neglect or even discard our own traditional festivals. For centuries Chinese have observed this traditional holiday to welcome the beginning of a new year. And we will treasure Spring Festival forever.



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②From the cartoon /picture , we can see that „

③According to the statistics shown in the first /second graph ,

④The table shows / indicates / reveals that „

⑤It can be seen /concluded from the picture / table / figures that „


①Recently , „has become the focus of the society .

②„has been playing an increasingly important role in our day-to-day life .

③Nowadays there is a growing concern for „

④Nowadays it is common to hear /see „

⑤„has become a common occurrence in our daily life .

⑥Nowadays more and more people are beginning to be aware of the seriousness of „ ⑦It is only during the last /past few years that man has become generally aware that „ ⑧There is an old / popular saying / proverb which says / goes „

⑨In recent years , there is a general tendency „

⑩Nowadays „ has become a problem we have to face .


①Some people like / prefer „, while others are / feel inclined to „

②There are different opinions among people as to „ Some believe „ whole hold „ ③Some people claim that „ is superior to „ Others , however , disagree with it . ④Some people believe „ Others maintain „ Still others claim „

⑤Some people suggest „ Others , however , hold the opposite opinion .

⑥On the one hand , people tend to „ On the other hand , they feel „

⑦Some people argue that „ Others , in contrast , believe that „

⑧Although more and more people come to believe „ there are still others who insist that „ ⑨On the contrary , there are people in favor of „

⑩There are some people who hold different opinions about „


①My own experience tells me that „

②In my opinion , we should attach more importance to „

③As for my own idea about „ I believe „

④As far as I am concerned , I plan to „

⑤Personally , I prefer „

⑥In my view , both sides are partly right in that „

⑦But for me , I would rather „

⑧My own point of view is that „

⑨In conclusion , I support the statement that „

⑩As regards me , I tend to choose „


①Thank you for your letter of „

②It is a pleasure for me invite you on behalf of „ to accept „

③Thanks so much for your letter , which arrived „

④I am writing to you with reference to „

⑤I am writing to you in connection with „

⑥I would be grateful if you could / would „

⑦I would like to know some information on „

⑧It will be appreciated if you can / could „

⑨I would also like to know if you can / could „

⑩I look forward to hearing from you .


①From what has been discussed / mentioned above , we may conclude that „

②Therefore , it is not difficult to draw / come to the conclusion that „

③It is high time that something was done about „

④From all the reasons / consideration above , it is evident / clear / obvious that „

⑤Taking into account all these factors , we may reach the conclusion that „

⑥Given the reasons / consideration I have just outlined / discussed / presented , I strongly recommend that „

⑦It is clear , therefore , that „

⑧All in all ,what really matters is , in fact , to „

⑨It is essential that effective measure be taken to „

⑩From what has been discussed above , we may reasonably arrive at the conclusion that „ ⑾ In conclusion ,the most important is „

⑿ On the whole , it is high time that every one „

⒀ As a result , we should take some effective steps to „

⒁ Judging by the figures / statistics , it is not difficult to see that „

⒂ Only in this way / in so doing , can be really „



When it comes to ..., some think ...

There is a public debate today that ...

A is a commen way of ..., but is it a wise one?

Recentaly the problem has been brought into focus.


Now there is a growing awareness that...

It is time we explore the truth of ...

Nowhere in history has the issue been more visible.


... but that is only part of the story.

Another equally important aspect is ...

A is but one of the many effects. Another is ...

Besides, other reasons are...


Suppose that...

Just imagine what would be like if...

It is reasonable to expect...

It is not surprising that...


For example(instance),...

... such as A,B,C and so on (so forth)

A good case in point is...

A particular example for this is...


One of the greatest early writers said ...

"Knowledge is power", such is the remard of ...

"......". That is how sb comment ( criticize/ praise...). "......". How often we hear such words like there.


(先说故事主体),this story is not rare.

..., such delimma we often meet in daily life.

..., the story still has a realistic significance.


There are many reasons for ...

Why .... , for one thing,...

The answer to this problem involves many factors.

Any discussion about this problem would inevitably involves ... The first reason can be obiviously seen.

Most people would agree that...

Some people may neglect that in fact ...

Others suggest that...

Part of the explanation is ...


The advantages for A for outweigh the disadvantages of...

Although A enjoys a distinct advantage ...

Indeed , A carries much weight than B when sth is concerned.

A maybe ... , but it suffers from the disadvantage that...


To understand the truth of ..., it is also important to see...

A study of ... will make this point clear


Certainly, B has its own advantages, such as...

I do not deny that A has its own merits.


>From what has been discussed above, we may safely draw

the conclusion that ...

In summary, it is wiser ...

In short...



One of the greatest early writers said ...

"Knowledge is power", such is the remard of ...

"......". That is how sb comment ( criticize/ praise...).

"......". How often we hear such words like there.

Useful quotations


by Robert Collier

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat there is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.


by Ann Landers

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.


by Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourselves

Confucius 孔子

Our greatest glory is not in never falling...

but in rising every time we fall.


Mother Teresa

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.

Henry Ford

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it inuo small jobs.

Winston Churchill

Never, never, never, never give up.

Albert Einstein

In uhe middle of difficulty lies opportunity.


by Crassus

Those who aim at great deeds must suffer greatly.

Thomas Edison

There is no substitute for hard work.

Leo Tolstoi

The strongest of all warriors are these two- Time and Patience.

Thomas Jefferson

I'm a great believer in luck,

and I find the harder I work...

the more I have of it.

Robert Collier

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Ray A. Croc

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.


You'll learn more about a road by traveling it...

than by consulting all the maps in the world.


Vince Lombardi

Winning isn't everything...

but wanting to win is.

John F. Kennedy

We choose to go!to the moon and other things , oot because they are easy, but because they are hard.


The strong do what they will.

The weak do what they must.


John Wooden

Talent is God given--Be Humble.

Fame is man given-- Be Thankful.

Conceit is self given --Be Careful.


Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can , with what you have , with where you are.

Publilius Syrus Maxim

No one knows what he can do till he tries.


There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. Thomas Fuller

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

William Hazlitt

Prosperity is a great teacher;

adversity is a greater.

William Penn

No pains, no palm;

no thorns, no throne;

no gall , no glory;

no cross, no crown.

Will Rogers

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over... if you just sit there. Opportunity rarely knocks on your door.

Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.


Vince Lombardi

It's not whether you get knocked down.

...It's whether you get up again.

Winston Churchill

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity;

a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.


James Allen

The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do. Samuel Johnson

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.


Lost time is never found again.

V oltaire

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking. Napoleon

Victory belongs to the most persevering.



Leave no stone unturned.


Norman Vincent Peale

Plan your work for today and every day;

then work your plan.

Henry Ford

Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. Thomas Edison

I start where the last man left off.


What the mind of man can conceive and believe,

the mind of a man can achieve.


Benjamin Franklin

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.


Henry David Thoreau

In the lone run men hit only what they aim at.


Emily Dickinson

Luck is not chance...

It's toil...

Fortune's expensive smile is earned.


Thomas Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Useful Quotations


Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.


Walter Begehot

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.


Abraham Lincoln

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.


Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or think you can't -- you are right.

English Proverb

Where there's a will there's a way.

There is no failure excepting no longer trying.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity

第三部分 写作练习

I. 常用句型归纳



1)The following characteristics may best demonstrate certain advantages of „

2)In general, the situation is still serious.

3)Bright side and dark side of„ have been summarized as follows.

4)Different people have different opinions(ideas ) about „

5)In daily life, we often meet with various situations concerning „

6)People enjoy several benefits from „

7)Different attitudes towards „ may be listed as follows.


1)It has been said that „

2)In my opinion, it is right to „

3)In a certain sense , „


1)In order to „ I write this passage / letter.

2)The present author (笔者、本文作者)has written this essay so as to „

3)This article is written not for the purpose of „, but for the purpose of „

4)The composition is written for the sake of „

5)I have this report published in the hope of „

6)Owing to(Because of / Due to / On account of)„, I write these words.


1)What has caused the problem ?

2)Have you ever thought about the factors which can be attributed to the


3)What is the nature of „?

4)What are the causes of this new phenomenon?

5) ____ now plays such an influential part in people’s lives that it is essential for

us to try to decide whether it is a blessing(福)or a curse(祸). Obviously

____ has both bright side and dark side. But does the former outweigh the latter?



6)It has never been explained why „

7)No one could explain why „


1)„ refer to „

2)„ may be described as „

3)„can be defined as „


1)An ancient Chinese saying goes, “ „ ”.

2)As an English proverb exposes one truth , “ „ ”.

3)A motto (箴言,座右铭)reads, “ „ ”.

4)A famous philosopher once said, “ „ ”.



first (ly) 第一 at first 最初

first of all 首先,第一 in the beginning 起初

in the first place 首先,第一 at present 现在

to begin with 首先,第一 currently 目前

to start with 首先,第一 lately 最近

recently 最近 now 现在

generally speaking 一般说来 on the whole 从总体上看

for one thing (常与for another 连用) 首先

on (the) one hand (常与on the other hand 连用) 一



second (ly) 第二;第二点 in other words 换句话说

third (ly) 第三;第三点 in particular 尤其是

also (or too) 并且;又;也 in the same way 同样地

besides (this) 此外 after that 此后

in addition 此外 afterwards 此后

in addition to 除...... 之外 after a few days 几天之后

furthermore 而且;此外 after a while 过了一会儿

moreover 而且;此外 from now on 从现在开始

what is more 而且;此外 apart from 除„„之外

just as 正如 similarly 同样地

for example 例如 for instance 例如

as an example 例如 meanwhile 与此同时

at the same time 同时 as another example 再如

by this time 此时 namely 即;就是

soon 不久 then 然后

of course 当然 for this purpose 为此

equally important 同样重要 another example is „ 再如

for another (前句有for one thing ) 其次

a case in point is 适当的例子是 to illustrate


an illustration of this 例如 for another 其次

still another 再如 for another example 再如


after all 毕竟 on the contrary 相反地

but 但是 in contrast 相比之下

yet 仍然;然而 unlike „ 与„„不同

however 然而 whereas „ 然而„„

on the other hand 另一方面 nevertheless 尽管如此

nonetheless 尽管如此 all the same 但是

conversely 相反 unfortunately 不幸地

though 尽管如此 still 仍然

although 虽然 in fact 事实上

despite or in spite of 尽管 as a matter of fact 事实上

by comparison 比较而言 by contrast 对比而言

in reality 实际上




最后 as has been noted 如前所述


因此 as I have said 如我所述

in brief

简言之 at last 终于

in conclusion

总之 at length 最后;终于

for that reason

正因为如此 in consequence 结果

in short

简而言之 by and large 一般说来

in summary

概括地说 consequently 因此


因此 eventually 最终


因此 accordingly 于是

to sum up

总而言之 indeed 的确

to conclude

总而言之 surely 无疑

to summarize

总而言之 no doubt 毫无疑问

briefly 简单地说 undoubtedly 无

above all 最重要的是 truly 的确

as a consequence 因此 so 所以

as a result 结果 obviously 显然

for this reason 正因为如此 certainly 无疑

in a word 一言以敝之 in sum 总而言之

as the above examples show 如上述例子所示

in the final analysis 分析归结到一点

[注] (1)上面所列各种“启、承、转、合”表达方式只是一个基本分类。在不同的上、下

文中,有的表达方式如:naturally, obviously, consequently等可以表达多种逻辑关系。在具体






1) The suggestion(proposal, plan, scheme, etc.) is open to question(discussion,

argument etc.).

2)The phenomenon remains to be further studied.

3)This article is only the beginning of a long essay.

4)What has been discussed above is only the tip of an iceberg (冰山一角).

5)The story is hardly unique, there are many similar stories in reality.

6)This is not the only case. It is worth conducting further research.

7)But this new application is another story—one we will talk about in another article.


1)It ’s time for us to realize the urgency of the situation. Complaint and gloom are useless, we should readjust to new challenges. Today we must take immediate actions to preserve a hopeful tomorrow.

2)Though we have made much progress, we must remember that it is only the first step in the right direction. Let’s continue to contribute our efforts and ideas. To solve the problem(To reach our goals, To realize our dreams ,To carry out the project further etc.), we still have a long way to go.

3)To realize this vision, we should initiate(开始,着手) a series of measures. Firstly,

government must enforce strategic policy in the long run. Secondly, the development of ___ has to come along with the perfecting of the country’s laws(or democracy or social security network, etc. ). Thirdly, the power to implement laws(执法力度)should be strengthened. All this means that we must take immediate and efficient actions.

4)Ways of coping with the issue are many, but what really counts is that we should do

more than talk about handling the problem. Only when the whole country(or the whole world)all go into action can we really solve it. Bear in mind the old saying, “Actions speak louder than words. ”

5)To deal with the serious crisis, governments at all levels or governments worldwide(各级政府或各国政府)have had to adopt legal, economic and administrative(行

政的)means. Besides, common folks should make consistent efforts. Let’s keep a

close watch over the progress.

6)In order to prevent the bad situation from turning worse, all sides concerned must find an efficient way to cope with it. The authorities related should improve the system and carry out regulations more strictly. Meanwhile ordinary citizens should abide by (遵守)laws and regulations.

7)I am making this appeal for society to pay overwhelming attention to this essential issue. It is not enough for government to strengthen supervision of the management of ___(加强对„„管理的监督). All the concerned citizens must translate high spirit into more concrete(具体的)and practical actions. We need to work harder to achieve our goal.


1)Much of the worsening situation could be changed if all sides make more effective efforts. We have high hopes for people because they may translate high spirit into more concrete and practical actions.

2)Fortunately the solutions are in sight. The success of previous practice indicates a new dimension (direction 方向). Advanced science and technology will be introduced and applied in solving the problem. The road is tough, but the future is bright.

3)Clearly, as the economy develops and society advances, ____ will play increasingly

important roles in modern life, and will thus become an indispensable part for people’s life.

4)Every old game has a definite end ,and every new one is a world reborn. The change will be a turning point from poverty to prosperity(繁荣).We are confident that we will bring our hopes to fruition, and we are certain that tomorrow will be better than today.

5)If the decline continues, the situation will soon be out of control. In this sense, the

fighting is a life-and-death struggle. Therefore, the industrial insiders (业内人士)are likely to seek immediate solutions to halt(阻止)the worsening trend (趋势).

6)After carefully weighing the pros and cons(权衡利弊), the government will probably take some actions to prevent the current situation from worsening.

7)The struggle(debate, argument ,battle, campaign etc.)will go on.

8)The argument never seems to end.

9)The issue will arouse controversial reviews .

10)It is likely that more efforts are needed to reveal the truth(fact, secret, mystery etc.). Though the process for scientists(explorers or the like)to succeed might be long and arduous(艰巨的), their courage will be rewarded, their efforts will pay off.


1)Obviously, the use of ____(某种技术、发明、革新项目如克隆技术、互联网、转基因食品、数码电视或生活用品如汽车、电话、空调等), like anything else, has both advantages and disadvantages. While they are so indispensable to mankind they also bring serious problems. We only can hope that people, while making the best use of ____,

will eventually find a satisfactory solution to the problems caused by them.

2)So we can conclude: ____ can give us enjoyment, and also bring some troubles. All that depends on how we make use of it. We should make it our good servant, not our bad master.

3)From the discussion above, it can be summed up that ____ is one of the most useful

things in modern life. Its advantages are self-evident, while its disadvantages are

headaches. Now we must try our best to make it serve us well. At the same time, we should take measures to limit and reduce its side effects.

4)Clearly, like everything else, ____ has two sides — the bright side and the dark side. The dark side does not mean that we should abandon ____, of course. It does mean that we have had to find ways to deal with the problems ____ causes. The key to the question is how we use it to its best advantage.

5)Weighing the two sides, both arguments seem to be reasonable. It is no denying(不可否认)that as a miracle(奇迹)of technology created by human beings, ____ has

penetrated (渗透)nearly every aspect of our life, therefore, its influences on society are of a big concern. It also goes without saying(不言而喻)that ___ may be applied by evil people to harm public, thus ____ should be brought under control.

6)There are many other arguments for and against____. I think, we must realize that in

itself ____ is neither good nor bad. Actually, it is the uses to which it is put that

determine its value to people and society.

7)In view of the mentioned features of ____ , the use of ____ should be well controlled. We ought to find a safer means which will bring joy and comfort rather than blood and tears.