Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Universities should give the same amount of money to their students' sports activities as they give to their university libraries. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
I disagree strongly with the idea that the same amount of money should go to university sports activities as to university libraries. Although playing sports is a wonderful way to learn about teamwork, strategy and reaching your goals, it should not be the principal focus of a university education.
Students need the most up-to-date library facilities available to get the best education. Many of those facilities are very expensive to buy and maintain. These include computerized programs and access to Internet research databases that students can use to find information all around the world. If a university is only offering its students resources of a decade ago, it's depriving those students of a tremendous amount of information.
Even the book and magazine budget of universities has gone up tremendously in the last decade. More is being published on every subject, and every university wants to have this information available to its students.
It also costs money for universities to keep their libraries open. Students need to have access to all the libraries research tools as much of the time as possible. Because students are young and can stay up all night studying, many universities are starting to leave their libraries open all night during exam periods. This costs money, because the staff has to be paid extra to be there. It also costs money to run the building (electricity, heat) during that time.
Students at universities are only going to benefit from their education if they can get to all the tools they need to learn. Sports are secondary to the resources that students need from university libraries. For this reason, libraries should always be better funded than sports activities.
重点词汇、短语：practical，get X.X.X ready for
I would say that the courses offered in universities should be more practical, specifically, they should get students ready for future jobs and increase students' future job opportunities.
重点词汇、词组：make it accessible to ，cost of living, textbooks and skyrocketing tuitions
I would say the decision makers should figure out a way to reduce the cost tertiary education and make it accessible to everyone. Currently, our universities and colleges are super expensive, the cost of living, textbooks and skyrocketing tuitions, all these combined makes it hard for lots of brilliant kids to receive higher education.
重点词汇、词组：not be motivated to 没有动力做某事， be into 非常喜欢，be given to chance to do s/th, be based on 基于
Personally, I think government should make it easier for student to choose their majors. Currently, it is very hard, if not impossible for lots of average students to choose popular majors like economics, finance and accounting, cuz you have to get a really high score in college entrance exam. As known to all, one might not be motivated to do something unless he or she is really into that, students should be given to chance to choose majors they are interested in and it shouldn't be based on exam scores, thus they will better employ their creativity and imagination and be more likely to be successful in college.
教育的功能、目标the purpose of education：
传授知识、培养实用性技术impart knowledge and cultivate practical skills, provides students with the tools and skills
The utmost purpose of education is to impart knowledge and cultivate practical skills so that the students can be successful in their future career, like to become physicians, pilots, professors, architects, even engineers.
Tertiary education(高等教育) provides students with the tools and skills that are essential for them to be successful in their future career.
培养道德情操、求实精神：develop morality and values to live a good life and build up character to seek the truth
Another important function of university is to develop morality and cultivate values to live a decent life and help the students to build up character, and to seek the truth, and I think these qualities are very important to have in order to be a mature person.
帮助学生吸收知识、协助成长： the exploration of knowledge, to help students grow, to make men complete, explore our utmost ability, constant simulation, makes us understand things better
重点词汇、词组：noble cause光荣的使命，lead X.X.X on the path of, well-rounded全面的, constant simulation 不断的刺激
The noble cause of higher education is to lead students on the path of the exploration of knowledge, and help them to grow in to a more well rounded and compete person. You know, human beings need constant simulation to grow or it will die, university helps us to explore our utmost ability and makes us understand things better.
重点词组：people from all walks of life, prestigious, be accessible/available to anyone, fairness, social status, underprivileged 弱势群体，climb up social ladder
I would say that higher education should be available to people from all walks of life, as prestigious Chinese philosopher Confucius said: education should be received by anyone no matter what their social status are. Suppose higher education is available only to the rich, then only the rich will be likely to succeed and then the underprivileged will never get a chance to climb up the social ladder, that is not fair.
鼓励健康饮食习惯：encourage healthy eating habits ,
集中注意力：concentrate/focus on; 容易分散注意力：get easily distracted
营养：nutrient, 特定的维生素：certain vitamins;
Greasy junk food lacks certain vitamins for the healthy development of the children, and students without sufficient healthy food might suffer from lack of concentration on their study and they get easily distracted, thus school should encourage healthy eating habit.
垃圾食品：junk food, French fries, hamburgers;
高热量：with high carbs, 油腻：greasy;
It is really important for the school to encourage healthy eating habits, and junk food like French fries and hamburgers alike should be banned in schools. Too much junk food with high carbs leads to childhood obesity.
海鲜类： salmon， tuna, shrimp
水果类：fruits such as berries, apples, cherries, pineapple, oranges, frozen grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe,
蔬菜类：Vegetables - broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes, potatoes and sweet potatoes
高蛋白质低热量：high in protein low carbs
非常好的结合：a wonderful combination
School should offer students a variety of healthy food and snack ranging from vegetables to different kinds of fruit. Like broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and apples, cherries, pineapple are also good choices. They are low in carbs, and vitamin rich.
Hopefully, with proper education, students can make appropriate eating choices.
Since students are getting the proper nutrients, they will concentrate better on their study and also they will be more fit.