1.Chances are that man will eventually land on Mars.
2.The likelihood for peace in the Middle East remains questionable.
3.The necessity for nuclear nonproliferation seems clear.
4.It is perhaps more accurate to consider the family as a blanket of security, rather than a cloak of bondage.
5.While generalizations are dangerous, it is quite safe to present solid evidence.
6.It seems almost certain that China will achieve this year's economic growth targets.
7.Reaching this year's growth targets is almost a certainty.
8.The urgency of the situation makes it necessary to reiterate the monumental problems of population growth.
9.A recent study revealed the surprising fact that many students pass examinations by relying on nothing more than rote memorization. It is horrifying to think that students graduate without a thorough understanding of the subject matter.
10.Needless to say, advertising sells products. Where would we be without it? Shelves would be empty, consumers would have few choices and products information would disappear.
1.There is absolutely no reason for us to believe that a brighter future for the world is an impossibility.
2.Meteorologists offer computer models leaving little doubt that this year's El Nino phenomenon has disappeared.
3.Facts prove the unjustifiability of claims that China will be unable to feed itself by the year 2020.
4.Previous explanations of the rising divorce rate in China are simply untenable. The fact is that many marriages were simply based on convenience and wives are no longer willing to accept the abusive domineering attitudes of husbands.
5.Claim that entering the Chinese market offers foreign companies an immediate road to profits are grossly misstated and have been proven wrong time and again. The key to entering China rests with the phraseology vast potential market, and how long one is willing to wait for returns.
6.Parents are not wrong in enforcing good study habits, but they must not do so at the expense of stifling normal child development.
7.It is quite reasonable to assume that modern science and technology (S&T) will continue to advance. It is no less reasonable to believe that S&T will radically improve the way we live. However, the same reasoning cannot be applied to improving social interaction.
8.Belief in the wonders of modern medical science is quite understandable. It is also quite possible that our faith in the ability of scientists to find the key for prolonging life are well-founded. Yet, the wisdom of prolonging life remains in question when considering the already massive global population and projected future growth.
9.It is one thing to support euthanasia, but quite another to offer any justification for genocide.
10.Claiming the need for censorship is one thing, but rationally proving its redeeming values represents a quite different issue.
1.Claiming something is true misses the point, while presenting verifiable fact proves its correctness.
2.Suggesting that one thing …… is better than another thing …… bears no more significance than insinuating that black is better than white.
3.Ignoring cause and effect is exactly the same thing as failing to look both ways when crossing a busy intersection.
4.One who advocates the rights of homosexuals should not be surprised by the belligerent stance of opposition forces.
5.The greatest problem with political and religious zealots is their total inability to consider the views of others.
6.The basic stumbling block to global peace rests with the self-serving ambitions of many nations.
7.The overemphasis on one particular aspect of a problem often obscures the relevance of other issues.
8.Any presumption that smoking is in anyway beneficial is totally preposterous.
9.The fallacies of many arguments are quite obvious.
10.Arbitrarily dismissing the direct link between increasing sexual promiscuity and the rapid spread of sexually transmitted diseases would be foolhardy. An even more foolish mistake would center on denying the need for extensive sex education programs worldwide.
1.There is undoubtedly an element of truth in assertions that capital punishment is necessary, but proponents seem to ignore the fact that the practice has failed to deter heinous crimes.
2.Many people assume that the extinction of a plant or animal species is of little consequence. Careful examination, however, reveals that the extinction of any one species disrupts the food chain, and the loss of a plant species leads to the disappearance of a key ingredient which might yield a cure for cancer.
3.At first glance, the characteristics of Bugs BUnny seem comical. However, a closer examination reveals the cartoon character never creates a problem, and instead simply hopes for quiet and peaceful life. This suggests that cartoons most often teach children the difference between good and evil.
4.Logically, calls for a New World Order sound valid, and I whole-heartedly agree with some points, but the absurdity arises when considering that the world's 200-odd nations have diverse agendas when it comes to development and diplomacy.
5.In spite of claims to the contrary, it is common knowledge that corporal punishment most often has the exact opposite affect intended.
6.We were brought up to believe that the role of a man was to provide and the role of a woman was to care for the household and family. Today, however, role reversal is becoming increasingly commonplace.
7.Some people tend to tenaciously cling to the misguided concept of racial superiority. Their persistence in doing so, however, does readily reveal the inferior mentality and social incompatibility of certain human beings.
8.Some people claim the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) far exceeds that of Western-style pharmaceuticals. More often than not, however, the exact opposite is true.
9.Workers commonly complain that causes for labor disputes rest solely on the shoulders of management. Quite likely the opposite is true.
10.There are those who claim that competition brings out the best in people. Others contend it simply forces one person to prove he/she is better than another. Advocates vociferously support one position or the other. I suggest the former proposition bears greater relevance than the latter.
1.While the inclination to procrastinate is common, one must fully consider the detrimental impact of unnecessary delays.
2.The tendency to take things for granted is understandable, but the need for one to rationally evaluate the circumstances of any situation is absolutely essential.
3.Most people are under the illusion that a college degree guarantees success. There is no such guarantee without hard work.
4.Some stubbornly hold to the correctness of traditional practices, but in so doing they seem to totally ignore the fact that progress depends on change.
5.Generally speaking, previous parliamentary policy debates ignored the relevance of transparency.
6.A precise definition of poverty is actually very difficult to determine. Where does one draw the line between those who are poor and those who are not?
7.Admittedly, bribery and corruption are endemic to our political and economic systems, but it doesn't necessarily follow that all politicians and business people resort to illicit behavior.
8.There's little doubt that a third World War is avoidable, but it is highly unlikely that regional conflicts will disappear in the foreseeable future.
9.Some people assume that investing in stock is a safe pursuit, but their assumption fails to hold water when considering the substantial risk involved.
10.Some people have called for accelerated across-the-board changes. Their approach quite frankly ignores the need for gradual but effective changes.
1.Identifying the reasons for an emerging phenomenon which involves several complicated factors is far from an easy task. For example, some scientists attribute environmental deterioration to a series of natural factors, while others place the blame solely on inappropriate human behavior.
2.One doesn''t have to look far to realize the direct correlation between smoking and cancer.
3.The explanation for the phenomenon of the rising teenage suicide rate involves many complicated factors. Some attribute the rise to an overemphasis on early success, others point to mounting peer pressure, and still others to confusion over changing social values.
4.The reasons for antisocial behavior are both complicated and varied. I suggest the phenomenon results from inappropriate role models and the lack of well-defined norms of behavior. However, the main reason is quite likely the continuing degeneration of social values.
5.The causes of racial hatred are not readily definable. Sociologists, however, attribute them to the misguided concept of a superior race and an innate mistrust of people of color. Perhaps the main cause is quite simply ignorance.
6.The scourge of HIV/AIDS currently engulfing the world will quite likely be brought under control within the next few years thanks to the untiring efforts of scientists and researchers worldwide.
7.The incidence rate of cancer mainly stems from several factors, including inappropriate diets, poor healthcare practices and the lack of early detection. Continuing medical advances and rising awareness do, however, offer promising hope for the future.
8.Increased urban pollution levels and the mounting death toll from motor vehicles accidents can mainly be attributed to the glut of automobiles appearing on city roads in recent years. Detrimental factors will quite likely outweigh the benefits of rising automobile usage.
9.The rising divorce rate in China can, at least in part, be attributed to spousal incompatibility, disparities in education levels, changing social attitudes and the increasing upward mobility of the younger generation.
10.State-owned enterprises are not only failing because of inefficient management, but also because of their inability to awitch operational modes from the former planned economy to the new market economy.
1.Although we do not know the long-term consequences of separation or deprivation, we do know that they can produce acute immediate distress.
2.One can raedily trace the disappearance of dinosaurs to a major cataclysmic event.
3.The raesons for poverty are many, but for the most part center on illiteracy, the lack of opportunities and in some cases pure laziness.
4.Child development depends on a number of factors, both physical and psychological. Correct parental nurturing from infancy through adolescence determines both the physical and mental profile of a mature individual.
5.Factors such as self-condidence and ambition, combined with determination and willpower, contribute to eventual success or failure.
6.Various factors will weigh heavily on China's eventual entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO)。 One centers on the total abandonment of protectionism, and the other on the adoption of generally accepted international accounting norms.
7.One of the most common failures of people today is to avoid telling the truth. People must realize that avoidance and lying have never in the past and, in fact, never will right a wrong.
8.Central planning has, at least in part, been blamed for the current demise of state-owned enterprises. Perhaps, however, the greatest blame should be placed on factors such as grossly inefficient management. the rampant practice of guanxi, cronyism and nepotism. excessively large work forces. abuses of social benefits. and without a doubt corruption.
9.A recent survey revealed large disparities in the income levels of male and female workers holding the same position. The determining factor should be qualifications, rather than gender, when determining both the salary and position of an individual.
10.Social finesse, willingness to relocate and language capacity are also determinant factora in assessing job qualifications.
1.The tumultuous Cultural Revolution was chiefly responsible for the searing desire for change in China.
2.Traditional beliefs do not in themselves explain the lingering prevalence of outdated concepts in China.
3.Some lay the blame for falling exports squarely on financial turmoil sweeping many Asian countries. The fact of the matter is, however, that proportionate blame should be assigned to the lackadaisical approach to developing new markets, failure to improve product quality and government inaction in the realm of support.
4.We often ignore the real problem and instead search for a needle in a haystack. Solving problems of any kind requires one to adopt a direct approach which addresses all relevant issues.
5.Claiming a lack of opportunities is nothing more than a superficial excuse for justifying failure. The fundamental reason for failure is most often the lack of drive on the part of the individual involved.
6.We can, and quite often do, blame our contemporaries for personal failures, but the fact of the matter is that the root causes for most problems go much deeper.
7.The rapidly emerging sexual revolution has been accompanied by many disturbing trends. Perhaps the most serious consequences center on the rapid spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)， rising prostitution and the rise in AIDS cases.
8.The deep impact of opening to the outside world is readily discernible in a number of areas: the adoption of many Western habits, both good and bad; changing social and moral values; the trend towards individualism; and the introduction of state-of-the-art concepts and technology. The key to adopting Western way centers on accepting the good and rejecting the bad.
9.The arrival of the so-called Information Age will undoubtedly have a profound influence on our lives. The task at hand center on using the technology for beneficial purposes, while at the same time preventing intrusions of privacy and use of the electronic highway for deceitful purposes.
10.No one can doubt that the reform and opening policies introduced in 1979 have had a profound impact on the lives of Chinese citizens. Changes resulting therefrom have not only impacted the economic system, but the social system as well.
1.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.
2.It will have a direct bearing on the matter under discussion.
3.Rapid economic growth may lead to an overextension of resources and lead to an eventual catastrophic meltdown.
4.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.
5.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.
6.The lack of faith in government is the direct result of the prevailing distrust of politicians.
7.The advantages of harmonious relations far outweigh the disadvantages of confrontation.
8.Independence offers many advantages, the first and foremost of which is self-determination.
9.The contrast between right and wrong is highlighted by the benefits accruing from the former.
10.The most striking conclusion that can be reached when weighing the advantages and disadvantages of the market economy is quite frankly prosperity.
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.