Task 1: The diagram below shows the process of manufacturing ceramic pots.
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The given process provides a breakdown of how ceramic pots are produced. Overall, the making of ceramic pots involves raw materials undergoing various physical processes, the products of which are later coloured and heated two times to become finished pots.
The process commences when raw materials are collected by the use of a digger, and then they are delivered to a factory. At the factory, the raw clay is crushed twice to become finer clay, after which it is sent to a cylindrical tank where it is mixed with water. The moistened clay is thereafter pumped into moulds, and is left in those moulds for 4 to 6 hours. Once dried, the clay pots begin to take shape.
The process continues when the assembled clay pots are heated in a kiln under 1000 degrees Celsius. At this stage of the process, colours are added, and the pots are then fired for the second time in another kiln to become fully shaped, coloured ceramic pots.
Vocab highlightsprovide a breakdown of: cung cấp mô tả từng phần nhỏcommence (v): bắt đầuis sent to (v) được chuyển tớicylindrical tank (n) một cái bồn hình trụmoistened (adj) được làm ẩmtake shape: thành hìnhkiln (n): lò nungfire (v): nung
Task 2: Advertisements is becoming more and more common in our everyday lives. Is it a positive or negative development?
Is it a positive or negative development?
Advertisements are growing increasingly popular in recent years, and whilst some people are of the opinion that advertising greatly assists us in making purchase decisions, we can also hear some others decrying ads for being annoying and misleading. In my opinion, it has both positive and negative sides in equal measure.
There are several disadvantages inherent in advertising. Advertisements, with the advent of the Internet, has been rising on an unprecedented scale. Pop-ups, flyers and billboards are virtually everywhere, and since we are simply unable to avoid seeing them, such advertising overload has been considered to be unwelcome intrusion rather than useful information. Furthermore, several ads attempt to tempt people into making unnecessary purchases. Every year, many people, under the manipulation of alluring and provocative ads, queue for the latest flagship phones, even though their old ones are still in perfectly good condition. Discarding things when they are still of good use is a huge waste of money and resources.
However, advertisements and commercials are instrumental in promoting a new product to the market. Along with marketing, advertising plays a vital role in bringing fresh products and services closer to consumers who have not heard about them. Were it not for commercials, it would be very difficult for sellers to get their products to the market, and for buyers to be informed of new commodities. Also, in recent years, advertising has become very thought-provoking and educational. Messages of love, friendship, family core values, and environmental protection that are included in some commercials have been very well received by the audience.
In conclusion, my firm conviction is that advertising is detrimental for its intrusive and manipulative natures, but it can be very informative and meaningful as well. Wise consumers are those who demonstrate the ability to see through those pieces of advertising and make sensible buying decisions.
- inherent in: hiện hữu, là một phần của
- with the advent of: với sự ra đời của
- on an unprecedented scale: ở một quy mô chưa từng thấy
- unwelcome intrusion: sự xâm phạm không được chào đón
- tempt people into Ving: dụ dỗ người ta làm gì
- alluring and provocative: hấp dẫn mời gọi (thường mang nghĩa xấu)
- instrumental in: rất quan trọng
- commodities: hàng hóa
- thought-provoking: gợi nhiều suy nghĩ