2021年1-4月 雅思口语 Part 3 Topic 26 获过的奖

 

What kind of prizes do students get?

Scholarships of all levels, firstly. For instance, you can get scholarships for hard work, good grades, and extracurricular work. There are also a lot of opportunities for students to participate in universitylevel competitions, such as speech competitions, debates, and sports. As long as you are good at something, I think there is always a prize out there for you.

Should students get the same prize in sports and academics?

I think sports and academics are equally important. A student can be awarded a scholarship because he or she does really well in coursework, and at the same time, if he or she is good at a certain sport, it’s also possible for the student to get a prize in sports as well. So, I think there’s no competition. Sports and academic prizes are both important, not like some people think—they think only academic work is useful, and that is not true. Itll do you good if you excel in both.

Why should people be awarded?

Because awards motivate people. Schools give students prizes because they want them to work even harder. Scholarships are meant to motivate you to stay focused on your studies. And they usually work as well. People who are awarded will realize that they are good at a certain thing. They will also be inclined to work even harder in order to achieve more and get more prizes. So, I think there is a clear case for people to be awarded.

Are awards always good for the winners?

Not always, no. Prizes are mostly good for the winners, if he or she knows what this prize is meant for. For instance, if I get a scholarship, Til know that the teachers want me to continue working hard. They say I’m a good student and I’m going to stay that way. However, to some lottery winners, that may not be the case. Often there is news about someone winning a huge lottery. Then they stopped working and started wasting money. Usually these people are not smart enough to make investments, so after a while they’d spend all their money and they’d return to poverty. Worse, even poorer than before. So, I donl think awards are always good for winners. You have to keep a level head and a clear mind about it.

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