The maps illustrate the layout of a campus and its development. Overall, the green area in the campus will be diminished, which will be replaced by more teaching buildings and parking lots in the future.
From the first map, it can be clearly seen that there is only one car park on north-east, taking up only sixth of the area. Due south of the car park are two teaching buildings – Genetics Building and Biology Building respectively from north to south. And the rest of the campus is occupied by green land areas, which make up approximately two-thirds of the whole area.
However, in the plan for the campus’s development, there will only be a small area used for green land, and it is located in middle of the campus. Besides, the old parking lot will be remained in the previous location and converted for student car park only, while a new parking lot will be added in the south-west corner of the campus. Similarly, the old Genetics Building will be remained at the same location whereas a new Genetics Building is to be established in the north-west corner. A new Chemistry Building will be constructed near the new Genetics Building.
题目More and more people want to buy famous brands of clothes, cars and other items. What are the reasons? Do you think it is a positive or negative development?
It is true that famous brands, including clothes, perfume, and cars, are always attractive. As people’s preference of these brands grows, so does the unease about this trend’s influence.
There are several reasons resulting in this tendency. Firstly, it is without doubts that with the development of economy, more modern people in most countries are able to afford famous brands. Secondly, famous brands usually mean higher quality and longer service life, leading to an improved live standard. Besides the practical benefits, what the famous brands bring to their buyers probably is social status. After all, with shockingly high endorsement fee and other marketing expenses, nearly all famous brands keep out the mass in the lower-class group, so it seems that only people coming from a higher social ladder can afford a luxury car or bag.
Therefore, this misconception or vanity –the possession of a product with a famous brand stands for a higher social status –impulses some people to decide to purchase them, even though they know such decision can cost their three-month’s wage. Though they are aware of the economic burden of paying for famous brands, the admire from others and satisfaction lure them to continuously lead to a pleasure-seeking lifestyle. In a society where the majority of people are materialistic, it can be easily predicted that some valuable inner qualities, such as frugality and diligence may be despised, which will do a great disservice to the development of economy from a longer term.
In conclusion, there are mixed reasons why more people choose to buy famous brands, including pragmatism and materialism. Though this trend may reflect an improving economic advancement, it will bring more adverse impacts to a society.