2019年9月1日 独立写作题目“Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
It is much easier nowadays for people to maintain health than in the past.
【陈年老题，age like fine wine 】”
第一句话带有暗示：In the past, when people led austere lives, it may have been easy to maintain health. 然后，转折引出自己的立场：Today, although lifestyle has become exciting, keeping healthy is not made difficult and instead a lot easier.
Admittedly, the lifestyle in the present time may be unfavorable to the maintenance of health. For example, indulged in today’s diverse entertainment, many people do not have enough time to have proper rest.讲完道理举例子：This is the case with some of my friends, who Karaoke the club through the night on almost every Friday and Saturday, and wake up next day drunk and dizzy. They, at a young age, suffer from sub-health and a number of conditions because of irresponsible drinking and sleep deprivation. This would not happen decades ago when my parents were in their twenties or thirties.
However, this behavior may be their personal choice, and the actual case with more people is that they lead a healthy life. They eat following nutritionists’ advice, make good use of their healthcare, sleep early and exercise frequently, and spend time in their personal pursuits; in brief, they have strong awareness of keeping fit and maintaining health. All of these are credited to the many advantages of today’s society. There now are the experts of nutrition; there now is sophisticated healthcare. The more democratic workplace culture today allows people to be completely offline from work and to leave the after-work hours all for themselves. This is the privilege today’s society provides, and the privilege my parents’ generation would not even wish for. They eat whatever that was available; they did not have the advanced medical care or nutritional advice; they could not go to bed without thinking about what happened at work or what would happen, because their superiors expected them to be more dedicated, more than they already were, to their jobs, and would expect so much of their performance the next day. Thanks to today’s society, people now have so many more favorable conditions in maintaining health.
Decades ago, life was simple; however, it might have been too simple for people to maintain health. It was also unfortunate that the work ethics were not really health-friendly. By contrast, the maintenance of people’s wellbeing, of the body and of the mind, is made a lot easier by the many improvements of society, and the minority group of people who live their lives irresponsibly should not be taken in account.