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Monday, March 05, 2007

TOEFL

A Popular Key to Improve your English
TOEFL is a method which is applied university by students in United States. In recent years, many students take TOEFL because they want to study in America. Nevertheless, a lot of people assume that is it an important or necessary way to take TOEFL for enter university in U.S.A? Everyone has different idea. Even if many people suspect, TOEFL still exists and becomes common than before. In fact, TOEFL center testers are Americans. Their content of TOEFL exam should be closed to university life in America. If students want to study in American, they should prepare well to prevent their university life in the future. Therefore, the TOEFL should be used to decide if non-native students can be accepted to an American university.
First, TOEFL is practical to show the student’s English skill for both teachers of universities and students. It is useful to make students and teachers of universities to understand clearly a student’s English ability. In fact, because of TOEFL, it is easy to classify students, for examples, if a student has 650 score in TOEFL, the student will have more chance to convince he can do well in the future. On the other hand, the university teachers can decide apparently if they want to accept this student. Moreover, students can apply their university easily according to their TOEFL grades. If they have good grades in TOFEL, they can know what a good university they can apply. Likewise, if students do not have TOEFL grades, they are not able to prove what their English are. No one will accept their application. As a result, TOEFL presents students’ English skills in a direct way.
Secondly, students can make a progress to improve their English because of TOEFL. Students become diligent and keep studying hard. They want to have a good grade in TOEFL so that they will have an aggressive attitude to learn English. It may be a reason why many CESL students studied in Student Center every day. In addition, TOEFL is a goal to make students learning everything in English. Even if students are lazy and do not want to study, they will know they have to study English and speak English in daily life for TOEFL. In the same way, students also can watch TV every day because watching TV can develop English ability. Hence, students set a goal to make their goal come true. It can prevent their inactive attitude and make them keep working hard.
Third, it is a fast and inexpensive instrument to make students attain their goal. If students English are good enough, they can pass TOEFL and attend a university right away. They do not waste much time. For example, in Taiwan, many students have good English skills so that they can enter a university directly. Students always want to go to university as soon as possible. Moreover, if you are able to pass TOEFL, you do not need to spend much money to study at English Center first. It costs a lot of money to study at English Center. If students can pass TOEFL, they will not spend too much money and they can save money do other things they want. In present, TOEFL is a best way to make every student who wants to study university in United States can reach this goal.
Opponents of TOEFL cannot be used because it does not show their ability of English skill accurately. Some people claim that even if a person is able to pass TOEFL, it does not mean his English skill is good. However, they do not consider the content of TOEFL exam. In fact, TOEFL includes many parts in exam such as listening and reading. It can verify a person ability of English through taking different section of TOEFL. People can recognize by far that which parts a person do better. Moreover, TOEFL has lots of information, for example, science, history, biology. Some information you should understand before. Even if a person does not have enough information about that, his English is good enough and he still can do best. TOEFL wants to know not only about a person’s English ability but also about common sense. Recently, it is general way to apply university in United States through taking TOEFL. Although some people complain about why TOEFL should be used, TOEFL still exists and becomes usual than before. It means TOEFL is the best way to define a person’s English ability.
English is an international language in the world. Also, it is more important and necessary to speak English well even if you are not American. Many companies request their employee should be able to speak English. It is a good way to show your English skills whether you are students or employee. Furthermore, TOEFL becomes more important than before because it can certify your English ability. Therefore, TOEFL becomes not only a process for students who want to go to university in U.S.A but also means how a person English capacity is. People should try to improve their English as soon as possible.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

summary response-4

I agree with author’s opinion that it has some factors which could be affected with children’s intelligence are genes and environments. Children who can imitate from other people could be correlated with environment.
First, children would imitate people from any other person around them. Parents are an important role in their life, because children often contact parents easily. Also, children’s genes are from their parents so they sometimes act similarly. On the other hand, parents should do their best to show for children. According to the author, we can not confirm certainly that genes are correlated with high I.Q children. However, we are sure of encourage which can be stimulate them from their parents are one of the useful instrument. Parents always want their children who are the best, but do not push them more. However, they just make themselves as model and then children can learn more from them.
Next, environment which is also important factor affect children more often. It depends on parents how to raise them. Children should be developed their ability by parents. They can be smart even though they are not intelligent children in birth. Parents have to spend times with their children to play and teach. You can let children watch the interesting video, read the story, and play the toy instead boring study or game. However, it can be find educational meaning of the field through younger children. It is the best way to let children learning skills and aptitudes from their environment in the daily life.
According to the article, parents should give children the right kinds of stimulation such as toy. Also, they have to play and conduct with their children, because nobody can instead of parents even teachers or friends. Children should develop their interests in the natural way which can understand easily from activities. The high I.Q. children are influenced by genes and environment. Parents play a significant part even in genes or environment. Although, intelligence can not be changed, you can still increase a certainly capacity. If parents limited children’s development, they might become slow-thinking attitude.

summary response-3

Carol Pei
EAP1-
Writer’s workshop
Heidi Wright
Reference
Wade.N(2006, March 30) Scans show different growth for intelligent brains. The New →>>York Times. Retreieved October 26, 2006, from LexisNexis database.

In Nicholas Wade’s article, “Scans show Different Growth for Intelligent Brains”, he discusses that what different growth for intelligent brains is. First, the high I.Q. people have larger frontal lobe in cortex. Also, the intelligent highly children who reached a peak of cortical thickness are much later than normal children. Next, intelligent children are influenced by genes, but it still has to be detected in the mildest reason. He mentions about some development which can be affected by factors as diet, hours spending with their siblings or friends in school or home. Finally, you can prove yourself through your experience or performance unless you have strong potential. On the other hand, you can change your brain by experience. In Wade’s opinion, he asserts that I.Q which correlate with physical feature of brain is influenced heavily by genetics. You can change your brain by yourself even if you do not have natural intelligence.

classify essay-2

Why do designers design different kinds of clothes? Because they want to give people unique appearance. People wear various clothes for particular place. If you wear clothes fit your body, it will make you look better than before. People can create plentiful in their clothes to look bright. Wearing right clothes make people have a good mood. Also, people can choose what color they prefer. Some people like pink, some people like blue. However, some people like dress, some people like tanks. No one likes to wear the same clothes with others. Therefore, people wear the clothes that can be classified into three types: formal clothes, standard clothes, and casual clothes.
The formal clothes are worn in the formal place or party such as tuxedo, wedding dress. For the reason, people often wear this kind of clothes to present their manner in some specific places, for example, women should wear the formal dresses and men should wear suits to attend friend’s wedding which show regard of this wedding. If you wear casual clothes, it is impolite in formal place. In spite of east or west’s culture which are different, people still wear formal clothes to present specific party. Therefore, people should wear formal clothes in regular place.
The standard clothes are the work clothes. People often wear the clothes outdoor. The work clothes are usually used in our daily life. Work clothes are little formal and casual such as suits. When people work, they can wear work clothes in the workplace. Wearing the suits will make people look professional. The managers also like employees wear suits if you are in working. On the other hand, if you wear the suits in your interview, your boss will have a good impression of you. In fact, people who wear suits look clean and vocational. Wearing suits sometimes make you nervous and prime. Some people do not like to wear this kind of clothes. However, it is a popular trend in our society. Most working people tend to wear suits whatever male or female. In brief, people should wear working clothes in working.
The casual clothes are comfortable clothes such as tanks and polo. People often wear it during life and exercise. Also, people who wear sport clothes in outdoor exercise wear sleepwears indoor. It is easy and comfortable to wear casual clothes in daily life. People can wear tanks or polo let them relax and do not feel anxious. People can jogging, skating or play sports when they are in exercise. In brief, people always like to wear this kind of clothes. Although people like to wear casual clothes, it is impossible to wear it in working and some formal place. After all, people should wear casual clothes when they are in daily life.
Everyone has their own clothes style. Different people will wear to different clothes. People want to present their savor with clothes. Although wearing clothes are your own mind, you should wear appropriately in adequate situation. In present, clothes are not only the clothes, but also show your personal character. People should wear right clothes in right place. With time of changing, the clothes style may be different, but we still obey our personal lifestyle to show ourselves. Although it has many countries and cultures in the world, the way of clothes are still the same. People should depend on situation and choose what types they wear. Clothes are the basic part of life. Everyone is unique even wearing the same clothes which present different feeling. If people know their adaptable style, they can show themselves and make others know them through wearing clothes.

Sleep apnea’s real health risks-1

Carol Pei
EAP1-A
Core journal-4
Mr. Robinson
Reference
Underwood, R. ( 2006, November 23). c. CNN.com. Retreived November 27, 2006, from http://www.cnn.com/
Vocabulary
1. apnea (n): transient cessation of respiration
2. toss (v) : an abrupt movement
3. arousal (n) : awakening from sleeping
4. obstructive (adj) : causing impediment
5. fatigue (n) : lassitude or exhaustion of strength
6. presumably (adv) : according to
7. disruption (n) : The act or rending asunder
8. intervention (n) : interposition
9. acclimation (n) : adaptation to a new climate




Summary
According to this article “sleep apnea’s real health risks” by Ruth Underwood, the author mentions that why people have the disease of sleep apnea and then bring the cure of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, which makes people have pause in sleep, is a risk. Sleep apnea can lead people feel exhausted and not have any energy to work. It is not only a sleep problem but also a disease which can make people dead if it is serious. Besides, the most common factors of sleep apnea are weight and obesity. In present, the doctors find out the solutions such as CAPA. It can cure patients if they are having sleep apnea. Therefore, if you have sleep apnea, you can be cured through the therapy of CPAP.
Reaction
It can be tested if you have sleep apnea. We can through some ways to know that. If you are always snoring in sleep and over weight, you may have sleep apnea. In the past, people usually ignore these sign and do not care about that. Most people do not know it can make people dead. With increasing of medical technology, people become having more knowledge. This risk become more important than before.
I heard about this disease before which called sleep apnea. I do not know I have sleep apnea or not. In fact, sleep apnea is related snore.
It can increase if you smoke, drink. However, I heard my father had snoring loudly when he was sleeping. He both has these habits such as smoking. I think my father should go to see the doctor. It is a disease because it will make people die. I think people should notice the risk. It may be a sign to warn your health.

Monday, November 27, 2006

say hello again

i am Carol. now i am EAP1 student.....