“Some people think that young students (between the age of 5 and 10) should have the class that is shorter than one hour. Others think that those young students should focus for a longer period.
Which of the two views do you agree with? ”
【為什么不可以“開門見山”，在全文的第一句話就明確自己的立場呢？當然可以啊！】 For a class teaching students of young ages, the length of one hour is just right 【本文立場】. 【然后，做一些必要的“補充”以簡要“強化”自己的立場。】 In fact, in many countries, the time varies between 40 minutes and 60 minutes, and the arrangement has been practiced for years. Alterations happened during the years but never prolong the time to more than one hour.
首先，嘗試理解我們的對立面：Those who expect children to focus for a longer period of time obviously want to stretch children’sattention span. 然后，果斷提出第一個疑問： And the immediate question is for how much longer we should expect our pupils to focus. Is the time 10 minutes or 20 minutes? At this point, we may find that the expectation is bare criticism about the current arrangement and without any constructive suggestion.緊接著，提出第二個疑問： In addition, is it legitimate to sit our child students at their desks by the simple yetarbitrary extension of a class? Shouldn’t educators and parents follow the law of children’s nature? 最后，提出第三個疑問，也是最重要的疑問：Here follows another point of doubt, which may be most important. Isn’t one hour already longer than the time for which children are able to concentrate?
1） Is the time 10 minutes or 20 minutes? 【疑問句的語氣很強，用于強化我們的質疑。】
2） Is it legitimate to sit our child students at their desks by the simple yet arbitrary extension of a class? 【疑問句的語氣很強，用于強化我們的質疑。】
3） Shouldn’t educators and parents follow the law of children’s nature? 【反問句的語氣很強，用于強化我們的駁斥和反對。】
4） Isn’t one hour already longer than the time for which children are able to concentrate? 【反問句的語氣很強，用于強化我們的立場。】