exploring and understanding the human experience. Learning another language might help to (7)(invest) you with great insights as well as gain much (8) (appreciation) of different cultures. Taking a close look at a sculpture might make you think about how an artist's life (9) (affected) his creative decisions. Reading a book from another region of the world might help you (10) (speculate) about the meaning of democracy.
Listening to history courses might give you a clearer picture of what the future will be like.
3.There is a special life stage that our generation goes through. It is
the (1) (transition) period, during which we move from teenage to adolescence. We learn who we are and what we stand for and what inspires us. Also, in this period we are (2) (saddled) with a lot of pressure from our parents who want us to make something out of ourselves. My parents have already expressed feelings of (3) (anxiety) over my future with academics and life. When I
expressed to them recently that I would not mind graduating in five years instead of four in order to study abroad to (4) (acquaint)myself with the world, they seemed so shocked. That idea sounded foreign and to them was (5) (equivalent) to lack of ambition. Apart from that, my mother has (6) (expressed) to me that she is worried that I am not searching for a boyfriend. I (7) (resent) this stupid idea of marrying out of college since it does not suit me one bit. Women today can get what they want out of life without a man, even children, as it becomes more (8) (acceptable) for women to adopt children. I personally want to stay in school as long as I can to (9) (reinforce) my academic work,
possibly complete a law degree and start a career, and then after, and only after, begin to think about (10) (shifting) to marriage. If my math is correct, that means I will be more or less \the age of 29 or 30, the age when my mother had me.
4.Traditional dating is a self-paced, general meeting of two people.
The two usually(1) (commence) with spending extra time together, getting to know one another and seeing how (2) (tempting) they could be to each other. A good example is a man meeting a woman and sensing her (3) (charm). He then extends a formal invitation for a date. With traditional dating, you get to go at a steady pace, (4) (allowing) yourself and your date to get to know
each other through extensive contact. There are many (5)
(components) that can be expected from traditional dates. Men, who are supposed to (6) (display) these traditional values, will open the door for the woman, stand up when she leaves the table, pay for everything, and (7) (proceed) to the next move. In the1950s, a man would usually ask a woman out several days ahead for a specific date and time. If she accepted, they would (8) (arrange) for a time to pick her up. He would then take her to a dinner and a movie.Today the rules of traditional dating are less clear. Twenty years ago, if a young lady asked a men out on a date, it was thought to be (9) (weird). Now, women are being encouraged to take the initiative and ask men out. A date may consist of a brief meeting at a café or a trip to the (10) (local) art museum. Men often pay on the first date, but the woman may offer to go Dutch. The traditional dating style has been found much less common now.
5.To spend or save is a question which many people have. There is
always a(n) (1) (dilemma) whether one should spend the money that he has earned or save that money for the future. Well, there is no (2) (explicit) answer to the question as different people have different (3) (perspectives) on their life, and that is the reason why some people tend to spend all the money earned while others (4)
(retain) control over their money. People who spend all the money do not think much about the future. The only thing that they enjoy doing most is to (5) (derive) pleasure from spending money. For example, if they like a particular car, mobile phone or laptop, they will buy it without giving it a thought. For them, the most important thing is to satisfy their material (6) (appetite). People who have their first job or who haven't married often fall in this category. In the long run, saving is a good (7) (option) for one's life as saving helps an individual to plan for future (8) (urgent) needs. That is also the reason why many people save money for a rainy day. Individuals who can (9) (suspend) their spending save money successfully. Instead of buying on impulse, they delay their purchasing decision and won't be easily (10) (manipulated) by commercial ads. Individuals who have responsibility for their family belong to this category.