1. There are several reasons for the marked increase in China's crime rate–;the dramatic influx of itinerant workers in urban areas ; declining social values ; and widening disparities between the haves and have-nots .
2. Why are an increasing number of elderly Chinese parents living apart from their children? One reason is the increasing upward mobility of the younger generation. Another is expanding social opportunities for the elderly. Perhaps the main reason， however， centers on dramatic changes in traditional concepts.
3. What has sparked the increasing interest in exercise? For one thing， people have gained a greater awareness of the need for physical fitness. For another， the constantly improving standard of living enables Chinese people to patronize the increasing number of recreational venues. The main thing perhaps centers on the healthcare and psychological benefits exercise provides.
4. The rapid emergence of homes for senior citizens represents a sharp divergence from the traditional Chinese practice of maintaining the nuclear family at all costs.
5. Participating in interactive experiences beneficial to all is something that no one should miss . The valuable lessons learned therefore should not be arbitrarily dismissed ， but should instead be treasured .
6.The plain truth is that people are most often self-centered.
7.There's little wonder why young people often find it difficult to find an appropriate role model. No wonder they drink, smoke, fright, carouse and otherwise engage in inappropriate social behavior.
8.It should come as no surprise to learn that many abused children become abusers later in life.
9.There is probably a great deal of truth in the assertion that unecrupulous brokers are salivating at the thought of unsophisticated investors entering the securities market.
10.There's little doubt that China has spawned a new generation of Little Emperors, but the truth is that the fault rests with parents who spare the rod to spoil the child and not with children themselves.
11.Large and small enterprises differ in that the former usually involves conglomerates and the latter private individuals.
12.Both automobiles and bicycles offer a convenient means of public conveyance, with one of the marked differences between the two centered on pollution caused by the former.
13.Alcohol and tobacco are both highly addictive substances. However, unlike tobacco, which is known to cause cancer, studies indicate that alcohol does offer some health benefits when consumed in moderation.酒和烟都是很容易上瘾的东西。但是，研究显示，与公认为引起癌症的烟不同，酒如果适量饮用确实对健康有益。
14.One man's treasure is another man's junk.
15.AIDS is no longer one of the Top 10 American killers, but the same cannot be said for many countries.
1.A question begging an answer centers on whether violence is more directly related to the innate characteristic of human being, or whether it is simply a manifestation of the ills of society. Determining the answer will be far from an easy proposition, but is nonetheless one that deserves careful and deliberate consideration.
2.From the standpoint of success, a good work ethic is no less important than an education. Success does, in fact, depend on the total integration of both aspects.
3.The growing trend for wives to work outside the home even when their husbands are present and employed is in part a sharing of the financial burden with the husband, and in part a reflection of the need these women feel to have a measurable sense of personal worth.
4.Just as honor is a prerequisite for respectability, so is unblemished character a barometer of integrity.
5.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the same is true for both the appreciation of art and music.
6.The direct correlation between self-esteem and success also applies to one''s ability to achieve.
7.Improving the plight of teachers is indeed a priority item. However, improving the overall education system is likewise no less important.
8.China and United States share many things in common. Firstly, both are major world powers. Secondly, the two nations offer mutually beneficial factors for development-China with its vast potential market and labor force, and the U.S. with its advanced technology and management expertise.
9.The shaky truce in the Middle East bears little resemblance to the realization of ultimate peace.
10.Idleness spawns discontent, whereas overwork leads to mental and physical exhaustion.
11.Effluent discharges of industrial wastewater and raw sewage into rivers, lakes and inshore coastal areas have not only adversely affected marine life and aquatic resources, but have also jeopardized one of the major necessities for sustaining life-Potable Water.
12.It will have a direct bearing on the matter under discussion.
13.Rapid economic growth may lead to an overextension of resources and lead to an eventual catastrophic meltdown.
14.The immediate results of economic growth have created the illusion of unending prosperity. The best approach at this particular time is to perhaps err on the side of caution.
15.The benefits of technology are undeniable. Nonetheless, the fact that technology often negates the need for human beings in the workplace deserves careful consideration and retraining programs for affected individuals must be introduced.
1.The ridiculous amount of money some countries spend on military hardware is absurd when considering the number of people starving in many developing countries.
2.The loss of perquisites enjoyed by government officials and business executives pales in comparison to the plight of refugees in many war-torn countries.
3.While the long-term problem of global warming is indeed serious, its significance diminishes somewhat when considering immediate problems such as rapid environmental deterioration and the rampant misuse and abuse of nonrenewable resources.
4.Owning a car might be preferable to owning a bicycle, but the problems associated with owning the former far outweigh those of the latter. For one thing, automobiles are exponentially more expensive and require greater maintenance. For another, bicycles don't pollute.
5.The advantages of family planning more than compensate for the disadvantages.
6.Claims of gender equality are laced with contradictions. The principal fallacy centers on the workplace and concept of equal pay for equal work. Another, but no less important, aspect revolves around the entry of women into top management positions.
7.Both limitations and problems will quite likely be encountered during the ongoing transition to the market economy. For one thing, urgent measures are required to resolve problems involving state-owned enterprises. Another thorny issue involves controlling inflation in the face of emerging market forces.
8.Will the Three Gorges Project prove to be a monumental achievement or nothing more than a giant fiasco? Opposition voices point to drawbacks such as the massive cost of the project, the need to relocate millions of local residents and destruction of the unique natural environment. Supporters, on the other hand, contend that the advantages-i.e. improved flood control, increased power generation capacity and desirable impact on economic development in related areas -will far outweigh the disadvantages. Time will tell and history will judge the wisdom of the project.
9.Nothing approaches the love of a mother for her child.
10.Few scientific and technological achievements equal the success of landing men on the moon.