作者：武汉新航道北美考试院 托福写作组 叶建萍
|Integrated Writing Task|
1、好吃，有营养, tasty and nutritious；
本期考题考察的话题难度一般，属于在托福综合写作考试中考察占比较少一些的商业类话题，主要考察商业策略的优点与缺点，从而形成对比的观点。在TPO中涉及到相关商业类话题的并不多，比如TPO 1, TPO 2, TPO 19。希望从这些综合材料能给考生关于这类话题提供可借鉴的解题思路。
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|Independent Writing Task|
The town government has got some money to develop a ground.
Do you think that the ground should be developed to a garden that everyone in the town can enjoy, or a sports field for the students in the high school who don’t have one?
在分析题目时需要注意的是题目其中一个关键词提到The town government has got some money to develop a ground, 在这一条件的限制下，考生不要在写作中提到太贵，政府负担不起，这样容易跑题。请参考如下范文：
The welfare policy, undoubtedly, has an obvious effect on the people daily life. How to allocate this resource will bring great benefit to the citizens? The former American president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, once remarked that the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. This means that if the government wants to invest some money in certain areas, such as developing a ground to build a garden or a sport field, they should give priority to those who are in need. I, therefore, agree with this opinion that the money should be spent on the students in the high school without a sports field.
First, building a sports field will provide an idea place for the high school students to build up their physical health. Since busy with studying and preparing various tests in subjects, such as math, chemistry, physics or computer, they often lead a sedentary lifestyle and hence encounter many health problems, like obesity, hair loss or short sight. On the other hand, considering the tight schedule and travel time, it is absolutely impossible for them to regularly work out in the garden located in the town. Take my own experience as an example. In my high school, there is not a sports field or play ground for us to do exercise. In this case, my classmates have nowhere to do sports even though they may be willing to. Many students gain weight due to the lack of enough exercise after meals. However, if the local government could invest a sum of money to build new playgrounds or establish a sports field in our school, I bet students in our school will be interested in exercising, thus becoming healthy physically.
Another reason is establishing a sports field will reduce the academic stress for the high school students and eventually contribute to their mental well-being. In order to enter a decent university, they are often faced with the fierce competition from the peers and the excessive pressure from their teachers and parents, consequently leading to many psychological problems, including depression, anxiety and insomnia. Without a way to relieve the stress, in some cases, some students, unable to put up with tough tension, may go to extremes and even commit suicide. On the contrary, if the students have a place to stretch out their body or do sports after a long day of study, they can kill these negative emotions, build some momentum and get them going. Study shows that one of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief, as exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress. It is, therefore, reasonable to say that government should spend money on the sports field in high school instead of the public garden.
All in all, as exercising brings physical and mental health to the high school students, the government should attach more importance to them than to the public.