Writing task: The purpose of libraries is to provides books. They should not use their limited resources and space to provide CDs and DVDs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
My answer: The libraries are those most important facilities in in a city, for the knowledge and culture they bring to the residents. Like any other meaningful buildings, there are many argument about their affairs. One of these frequent topic is whether the library should provide CDs and DVDs beside books.
Some people said, the library, as a non-profit service provider in the city, it has a quite limited resources. So it should focus on books and keep as much as possible storage. However, the opinion cannot be correct because it has something wrong on the purpose of libraries. The purpose is to provide knowledge, the information that people need, but not just books.
Actually, the storage of the libraries were changed once or twice through the time. Long time ago, the libraries kept scrolls or strips with knots in the shelves. When the pressing revolution came, with much more advantages, books quickly take place of scrolls to become the widest used media in libraries and everywhere else. Nowadays, as the result of the technology developing, the media of information also evolves several new forms, such as CDs, DVDs and even the Blue-ray Disks. It is the time to spread the new hi-tech products to libraries, just like when the books are did so.
And the advantage of DVDs and CDs are obviously great to books in some points. First, it will save the space of libraries greatly. The whole books of the Congress Library can be recorded into a few DVDs. Then, it’s easier to manage the disks than books. Books are quite sensitive to the environment. Worms and wet air can destroy a book in a very short time. Finally, the CDs and DVDs are very easy to be protected, by the reason of its copy-able feature. The library could always keep a copy of the disc in case of broken or missing.
Personally, I would suggest that library provides not only books, but CDs and DVDs as well. And it may also try to use any other products which can store and delivery knowledge better.
The only way to solve housing shortage in big cities is through the help of government. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
House is always an important part of people’s life. However, it is very common that the shortage of house grows rapidly with city. Big cities build a large number of houses but the need is never been meet.
As a free market, the shortage of house is decided by the supplement and marketing demanding. Nowadays, as the result of modernization, more people leave their hometown and join the big city to begin a urban life. So the shortage increases as the natural result of the growth of city population. To resist such a result, citizens may think about some countermeasures but they cannot help for the situation in any way. The willing of having better life drives them to migrate to the cities and occupy rooms.
In other hand, the government could make the process of modernization with less pain. Developing each regions more balanced is a good idea. People would have more no-so-big cities to move in when they found it’s difficult to found a suitable house in the top cities. Taxing policy is another useful tools of the authority of increase the supplement of housing market. If the tax is deceased in corresponding market, the construction company would built more houses and apartments. More supplement means less shortage in housing market. Finally, government can invest in variety infrastructure projects to grow the satellite cities up, which enlarge the place of constructing area. Those actions cannot be done by any people or social organizations, especially for the commercial corporation which pursues profit only.
Even though the housing shortage problem can be solved in the help of government. The people can actually do their job indirectly by join the decision making process of government.