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Introduction   Some people say that 自分の意見の反対. However I think that 自分の意見 for the following two reasons.
Main Body1The first reason is that 〜.
Main Body2The second reason is that 〜.
ConclusionFor the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that 自分の意見(結論).
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Introduction   Some people say that 自分の意見の反対. However I think that 自分の意見 for the following two reasons.
Main Body1First, ~.
Main Body2Second,~.
ConclusionTo conclude, I think 自分の意見 (結論).
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転職を頻繁にするのは良いことか?

Is it beneficial for workers to change their jobs often?

  • Career goal
  • Motivation
  • The economy
  • Working conditions

 Some people say that changing jobs often is not a good idea for employees. However, I think it is quite beneficial for workers and our society for the following two reasons.   

 First, changing a job can keep motivation. It is common for Japanese employees to lose their motivation because they have worked in the same company. Changing jobs stimulates motivation to work and improve productivity. As a result, it is highly likely that income will increase.

 Second, it will improve working conditions. If everyone changes their jobs often, employers must improve working conditions to keep their workforces. That will result in increasing our income and eliminating the long working culture in Japan. 

 For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that changing jobs often contributes to higher income and good working conditions.

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英検準1級英作文サンプル 転職を頻繁にするのは良いことか?

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 動物で作られた道具の使用をやめるべき

Should people stop using goods that are made from animals?

  • Animal right
  • Endangered species
  • Product quality
  • Tradition

Some people say that using goods made from animals is our tradition and should be continued. However, I think using them should be stopped for the following two reasons. 

 First, it violates animal right. Every animal has its rights as well as human beings. In the past, it was common to kill animals to make goods from their body parts. However, it is apparently a cruel act considering animal rights. 

 Second, it makes endangered species extinct. For example, to make stamps made from ivory. A lot of elephants have been hunted in Africa. As a result, elephants are nearly extinct. To protect precious animals, we must ban killing animals just for making goods.

 For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that using goods that are made from animals should be banned.

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動物園の猿
英検準1級英作文サンプル 動物で作られた道具の使用をやめるべき

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タバコの生産は禁止すべきか

Agree or disagree: The production and sale of cigarettes should be made illegal.

  • Peer Pressure
  • Addictive
  • No medical value
  • Second hand smokers

I quite agree with the idea that the production and sales of cigarettes should be made illegal for the following two reasons. 

 First, smoking is highly addictive and harmful to health. It has been reported that smoking is one of the big causes of cancer. However, due to its strong dependence on tobacco, it is quite hard to quit. Prohibiting the production and sales of tobacco is the only solution.

 Second, smoking causes second hand smokers. Secondhand smoke is more dangerous compared to ordinary smoking because secondhand smoke contains larger amounts of toxic substances than ordinary smoking and will lead to fatal health problems especially for children. 

 For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that the production and sales of cigarettes should be prohibited by law.  

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3本のボールペン
英検準1級英作文サンプル タバコの生産は禁止すべきか

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 ITを教育分野に活用すべきか?

Should Information Technology be used in the field of education?

  • Burden
  • Jobs
  • Cost
  • Working conditions

Some people say that Information Technology should not be used in the field of education. However, I think that must be used for the following two reasons.

 First, Information Technology can reduce the burden on teachers and students. For example, having several textbooks every day is hard for students because they are heavy. If every student had an iPad that has all the textbooks, this problem would be solved.

 Second, children must get used to Information Technology as early as possible. Now it is common for workers to use Information Technology because most jobs, which used to be done manually, were replaced by IT and a lot of employees use IT instead. This situation is rapidly progressing. That is why children must be immersed in Information Technology at their school.

 For these two reasons, I think Information Technology should be used in the field of education as much as possible.

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パソコンモニター
英検準1級英作文サンプル ITを教育分野に活用すべきか?

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高齢者の運転免許は停止すべきか?

Should elderly’s driver license be revoked?

  • driving ability
  • accident
  • commute
  • countryside

 Some people say that elderly should give up their driver’s license because elderly cause a lot of traffic accidents each year. However, I think their driver’s license should not be revoked for the following two reasons. 

 First, driving ability does not depend on age. It is reported most of elderly’s cognitive ability is the same as ordinary adults and they can drive a car without any concern. If a few old people cause terrible accidents, that does not represent the whole elderly people. 

 Second, it is required to drive a car in the countryside in Japan. In most Japanese towns except big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, driving a car is highly required to live to buy foods and commute. 

 For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that elderly’s driver license should not be confiscated.

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高齢者の運転事故
英検準1級英作文サンプル 高齢者の運転免許は停止すべきか?

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 日本はキャッシュレス社会になるべきか

Japan should become a completely cashless society.

  • Crime
  • Effect on businesses
  • Effect on consumers
  • Privacy

Some people say that a cashless society is harmful to our society. However, I think that it is quite beneficial, and Japan should become a completely cashless society for the three reasons.

First, it can eradicate crime such as counterfeiting currency. If Japan became a cashless society, no one would use currency notes. That means crime, which is related to currency, will be eliminated. 

Second, it has a positive effect on consumers. For example, sending money will become much more convenient and people will not need to go to an ATM on payday. Also, exchanging other currency will become easier when traveling abroad.  

For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that a cashless society makes people much more comfortable to live in. Thus, Japan should make an effort to become a cashless society as much as possible.

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キャッシュレスの支払い
英検準1級英作文サンプル 日本はキャッシュレス社会になるべきか

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動物を動物園に閉じ込めることは良いのか

Is it acceptable to keep animals in zoos?

  •  Animal rights
  • Educational value
  • Endangered species
  • Living conditions

 Some people say it is not good to keep animals in zoos because it is just an abuse. However, I think that contributes to saving endangered species and encouraging children to learn about the environment. 

 First, zoos can save endangered species. For example, the number of polar bears is rapidly decreasing because their habitats are being devastated by global warming. To protect polar bears from extinction, a lot of zoos are joining activities to breed them.

 Second, zoos have educational value. When going to watch animals there, children not only learn about animals but also learn how valuable nature is. That is quite beneficial because in the future, people who learned at zoos will tend to protect nature and take care of animals. 

 For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that it is acceptable to keep animals in zoos. 

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動物園のヒョウ
英検準1級英作文サンプル 動物を動物園に閉じ込めることは良いのか

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 日本企業は外国人従業員をより雇用すべきか

 Japanese companies should hire more foreign workers

  • Aging population
  • Costs
  • Cultural differences
  • Globalization

Some people say that foreign workers will cause loss of jobs for Japanese and should not be hired. However, I think they should be employed for the following two reasons. 

 First, Japan is experiencing a rapid increase in its aging population and to compensate for the lack of workers, foreign workers are required. Shortage of workers is a serious problem in various industries in Japan even though the elderly and women are hired to bolster the workforce. It is impossible to maintain the Japanese economy without employees from overseas.

 Second, globalization needs foreign workers. Due to globalization, Japanese companies must sell their products to foreign countries more and more. To understand foreign countries' trends and its culture to sell their products, employees from various countries are needed. 

 For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that more workers from other countries should be hired. 

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ビルと空
英検準1級英作文サンプル 日本企業は外国人従業員をより雇用すべきか

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大企業は社会に良い影響があるか

Big company have a positive effect on society

  • Products 
  • The economy
  • The environment
  • Work-life balance

Some people say that big companies are not beneficial for our society because it will destroy small companies, which have made our society and traditional cultures. However, I think big corporations have a positive effect on society for the following two reasons.

First, big companies boost the economy. Compared to small companies, big company’s productivity is higher because each employee there can focus on their specialties. That is why big companies tend to make huge profits, give high salaries to their employees, and stimulate the economy. 

Second, big companies can make new products and lead innovation. Big companies can afford to invest in various fields to make future products. As a result, they can invent new products, which can make our life more convenient. On the other hand, small companies can’t afford to do that. 

To conclude, I think big companies are beneficial for our society.

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大企業のビル
英検準1級英作文サンプル 大企業は社会に良い影響があるか

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皆が菜食主義者になるべき

More people should become vegetarian in the future

  • Animal right 
  • Cost
  • Environment
  • Health

Some people say that it does not matter that we will continue to eat meat. However, I think we should become vegetarian in the future for the following two reasons.

First reason is that farming animals is harmful for the environment. For example, cows emit methane gas, which is much more effective in increasing global warming than carbon dioxide. When we stop eating beef, global warming will become slower. 

Second reason is that eating animals is a violation of animal rights. Recently, hunting whales and dolphins is limited because that is regarded as animal abuse. Farming animals like cows and pigs are the same as whales and dolphins in terms of mammals, which have intelligence. In order to protect animal rights, we should eat vegetables rather than meat.

For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that eating animals should be banned.

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野菜サラダ
英検準1級英作文サンプル 皆が菜食主義者になるべき

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将来地球以外の惑星に住むことになるか?

Will humans live on other planets someday?

  • Cost
  • Dangers
  • Situation on Earth
  • Technology

Some people say that humans will live on other planets someday because space technology is rapidly developed. However, I don’t think it is possible to live outside of the earth for the following two reasons. 

First, the cost to take people to other planets is high. When a person travels to the moon, huge money is needed. Because there are no planets to live in except the earth in our solar system, more and more money will be needed than the moon and that is not feasible.

Second, finding the planets which have the same situation on earth is extremely difficult. To make the environment on the earth, the planet requires the same size as the earth, the same distance from its sun, and the existence of water. Our advanced technology can’t find planets which meet these conditions.

To conclude, I think that humans must live on the earth forever. 

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英検準1級英作文サンプル 将来地球以外の惑星に住むことになるか?

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観光地建設は地方政府にとって良い案か

Is it a good idea for local governments to build tourist sites, such as theme parks and museums?

  • Construction costs
  • Effect on local people
  • Spending by visitors
  • The environment

Some people say that building tour sites, such as parks and museums is a good idea to stimulate the local economy. However, I don’t think that is beneficial for the following two reasons.

First, construction costs are too huge to pay for residents. For example, in the 1990s the Japanese government subsidized local municipalities to boost the local economy and many sites like parks were constructed. However, most of them went bankrupt and huge debts remained and that is a big burden for local people. 

Second, that is not good for the environment. To construct a theme park, large forests are likely to be destroyed and using a lot of material for construction will result in emitting huge amounts of carbon dioxide, which is the main cause of global warming.   

To conclude I think we can say with confidence that constructing tourist sites are rather harmful and should be stopped.

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タワー
英検準1級英作文サンプル 観光地建設は地方政府にとって良い案か

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若い人は今後両親と住むようになるか?

The number of young people who live with their parents after they finish their education will increase in the future.

  • Convenience
  • Cost of living
  • Personal freedom
  • Safety

I think the number of young people who live with parents after they finish their education will increase in the future for the following two reasons.

First, the cost of living with their parents is cheap. The salary of employees in Japan has not changed for the past three decades, even though salaries in other countries increased. Addition to that, tax and insurance costs are increasing. Young people can’t afford to have their children. Therefore, they will have to live with their parents. 

Second, life with their parents is convenient. Recently young people’s lives are hard to handle. Sometimes, they cannot prepare their meals and cannot care for their children because they must work long hours. In that case, it is helpful that their parents who live together can help. 

For these two reasons, I think that young people will be more likely to choose life with their parents.  

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家
英検準1級英作文サンプル 若い人は今後両親と住むようになるか?

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日本の高校教育は改善される必要があるか?

Agree or disagree: High school education in Japan needs to be improved

  • Curriculum
  • Globalization
  • Pressure on students
  • Quality of teaching

Some people say that high school education in Japan is good. However, I think it is not beneficial for students and needs to be improved for the following two reasons. 

First, the education curriculum in high school is old. For example, ancient Japanese and Chinese are required to learn. However, these subjects are not practical, and most students will not use knowledge of them after graduation. This is just a waste of time.

Second, globalization will change future society and education must catch up with it. Due to globalization, English is more needed to communicate with coworkers across the world. Unfortunately, English education in Japan is not enough and most students cannot speak even though they have learned it for over six years.

For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that high school education in Japan needs a change for the better. 

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英検準1級英作文サンプル 日本の高校教育は改善が必要か

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中学受験は増えるか?

The number of children who take the junior high school entrance exam is increasing

  • Ability
  • Parent
  • Competition
  • Motivation

 Some people say that the number of children who take the junior high school entrance exam is increasing. However, I think the number is decreasing for the following two reasons.

 The first reason is that there are fewer children.  Due to the aging society and the decrease in marriages, the fertility rate is rapidly dropping. As a result, the number of children is dropping, and there are fewer examinees.

 The second reason is that competition between children is getting weaker. As the number of children decreases, academic competition between them is getting weaker. Every student can enter university without studying. It is enough for students to learn at ordinary junior high school and the entrance examination for junior high school will be eliminated.

 For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that fewer children take the entrance exam for junior high school.

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開かれた本
英検準1級英作文サンプル 中学受験は増えているか

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インターネットの情報は信頼すべきか?

Should people trust information on the Internet?

  • Learning
  • News
  • Online shopping 
  • Social media

Some people say that information on the internet is reliable. However, I think information there should not be trusted for the following two reasons.

 First, there is a lot of news on the internet, which does not have appropriate sources. Most of cases, these are so called “Fake News” and it is harmful for our society because it will easily affect our decision making. 

 Second, social media spreads the influence of false information.  For example, recently a lot of people buy something commercialized by an influencer on SNS. As a result, it is often reported that people are tricked into buying something such as supplements, which cannot be explained scientifically.

For the two reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that information on the Internet must not be trusted.   

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本棚の本
英検準1級英作文サンプル インターネットの情報は信頼すべきか?

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番外編2016年以前の英検1級の英作文

2016年以前の英検1級の英作文は、POINTSの英単語を使用して理由3つで200語の英作文を書く内容でした。

今の英検準1級に近い内容です。

英検準1級の過去問が物足りない人は2016年以前の英検1級の英作文の過去問をやってみると良いでしょう。

参考までに以下に2016年以前の英検1級の問題を載せておきます。

石燃料はエネルギーの主役であり続けるか?

Will fossil fuels such as oil and gas still be the world's main source of energy in the coming decades?

  • Availability
  • Energy companies
  • Environmental impact
  • International relations
  • Public opinion
  • Technology

Some people say that fossil fuels such as oil and gas will still be the world's main source of energy in the coming decades. However, I think renewable energy can eradicate conventional energy resources soon for the following three reasons.

First, governments have supported the development of alternative energy resources. Due to global warming, we are now experiencing extreme weather like floods and drought. In order to solve these problems, huge amounts of investment have flowed into research of renewable energy by governments. As a result, it is highly likely that alternative energy will replace fossil fuels.

Second, the cost of renewable sources is declining rapidly. Recently huge scale solar panel farms and wind turbine generation factories are installed in U.S. and European countries. This leads to reduced costs of electricity. Some reports said that costs of renewable energy will become less expensive than that of conventional energy soon.

Finally, a large battery storage was invented, and it could solve the instability of renewable energy. Now it is already common to use large battery storages to store the electricity that is generated from solar panel farms because of the development of the large size battery storage. There are no concerns that renewable energy is unstable.

For the three reasons mentioned above I can say with confidence that fossil fuels will no longer be used as energy sources in the near future.

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油田
英検1級英作文サンプル 化石燃料はエネルギーの主役であり続けるか?

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国際的テロリズムは排除できるのか?

Can international terrorism ever be eliminated?

  • Economic inequality
  • Education
  • Financial costs
  • Historical background
  • International relations
  • Military action

Some people say that advanced technology has solved poverty, which is one of the root causes of terrorisms. However, I think that modern technology that causes population growth, climate change and globalization will make the world poorer and head towards other global international terrorism.


The first reason is rapid population growth. The world’s population is growing and will reach around 10 billion by 2050. Our planet cannot support such a great number of people. In the future, a lot of people, especially in developing countries, will be suffering from starvation. Poverty will likely cause terrorism as history has proven.

The second reason is climate change. Because of global warming, The world’s temperature will continue to increase. Then, we will experience extreme weather such as drought and floods. Farms will become barren wastes. As a result, the global food supply is likely to diminish. These food shortages aggravate the situation of suffering from population growth.

The third reason is globalization. The world becomes connected due to globalization. People can easily move to other countries. This will lead to the situation where many people of different races and cultures live together. In this circumstance, there will be a lot of discrimination against minorities. International terrorism caused by discrimination might increase.

For the three reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that the world cannot eradicate terrorism. Rather, it will experience more international terrorists in the future.

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岩場に立つ兵士
英検1級英作文サンプル 国際的テロリズムは排除できるのか?

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クローン技術の開発を促進するべきか

Should cloning research be promoted, or should it be discontinued?

  • Endangered species
  • Ethics
  • Financial costs
  • Food supply
  • Medical applications
  • Risks

Some people say that cloning research should be stopped because of its ethical issues. However, I think it should be promoted for the following three reasons. 

 First, cloning technology will help endangered species and resurrect extinct species. Due to human activities and global warming, many species are nearly extinct. Using their tissue and cloning technology, they are saved from extinction. Also, if we got available tissue of extinct animals, it would be possible to resurrect them.

 Second, cloning can solve future shortage of food supply. In 2050, the human population will reach ten billion. It is highly likely that a lot of people will struggle not only in developing countries but also in advanced countries. Cloning technology can increase cultivation of crops enormously and meet future food demand. 

 Third, this technology contributes to medical applications. Internal organs are produced from one tissue with cloning technology. A lot of patients who need organ transplant will get their own organs and be cured completely from this technology. It does not cause any transplant rejection that is common when they get the donor's organs. Thus, their quality of life after surgery will be much better. 

For those reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that cloning research is quite beneficial for humans and our environments and should be encouraged.

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製作中の薬
英検1級英作文サンプル クローン技術の開発を促進するべきか

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都市化は日本社会にプラスの影響を与えるのか

Has urbanization had a positive effect on Japanese society?

  • Convenience
  • Economic effects
  • Health
  • Human relations
  • The environment
  • Traditional culture

 Some people say that urbanization is not beneficial for our society because it can destroy the environment. However, I think it had a positive effect on not only our society but also the environment for the following three reasons.

 First, urbanization improves the convenience of our life. Due to urbanization, a lot of people live in narrow areas like Tokyo. Transportation systems such as the subway will be developed for huge demand from many residents. As a result, people don’t need to buy cars and can move anywhere in the city by public transformation system.

 Second, economic effects become larger as cities get urbanized. In the cities, there are a lot of big company offices and a lot of people hired and worked in big companies. This will lead to an increase in productivity and make people and municipalities richer. This economic effect of one city is much larger than tons of local villages.

 Third, urbanization is rather good for the environment. In urban cities people tend to use less energy because they don’t need to drive a car. This is beneficial not only for preventing the greenhouse effects and but also for eliminating contaminated gas like NOx. People there can live without the concern of having asthma.

 For the three reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that urbanization had a positive effect on Japanese society. 

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大都市とビル
英検1級英作文サンプル 都市化は日本社会にプラスの影響を与えるのか

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世界の食料供給は今後数十年で確立されるか

Can the global food supply be ensured in the coming decades?

  • Agricultural practices
  • Climate change
  • Conflict
  • Eating habits
  • International cooperation
  • Population growth

 Some people say that global food shortage will be solved. However, I think that human activities that cause population growth, climate change and pollution will make it harder to ensure the global food supply especially in developing countries.  

 The first reason is rapid population growth. The world’s population will reach around 10 billion by 2050. Our planet cannot sustain such a great number of people. In the future, a lot of people, especially in developing countries, will be suffering from severe food shortage. 

 The second reason is climate change. Because of global warming, The world’s temperature will continue to increase. Then, we will experience extreme weather such as drought.  As a result, the global food supply is likely to diminish. These food shortages aggravate the situation of suffering from population growth.

 The third reason is pollution. Developing countries where most citizens can not get enough food, focuses on their development rather than the environment. Therefore, pollution will  be a serious problem for them. Soil is contaminated by toxic chemicals from plants. People eat contaminated foods and will have health problems.

 For the three reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that the global food supply can’t be insured. Japan has to introduce its environmental technology to developing countries. 

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英検1級英作文サンプル 世界の食料供給は今後数十年で確立されるか

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自由貿易の長所は短所を上回っているか?

Do the benefits of free trade outweigh the disadvantages?

  • Competition
  • Consumers
  • Economic growth
  • Environmental concerns
  • International relations
  • Tradition and culture

Some people say that free trade is beneficial for our society because competition of companies around the globe will become harder and consumers will enjoy a result such as low-cost products with high quality. However, I don’t think it is not beneficial for our society and its demerit is rather harmful for the following three reasons. 

First, free trade will cause environmental concerns indirectly. As competition becomes higher caused by free trade, companies cannot pay attention to the environments to make money. As a result, it is highly likely that companies will lead to contamination of the environment and locals will suffer. 

  Second, free trade will destroy local businesses. Without tariffs, it is quite hard for local small companies to compete with big international companies from abroad. That will bring a lot of bankruptcies of local businesses and many people will lose their jobs. As a result, economic growth in some countries will be enormously exacerbated.

  Finally, tradition and culture in some areas will also be eradicated as well. Small businesses are closely related to tradition and culture, which have been fostered for a long time. Free trade will lead to devastation of local identity which is too valuable to be evaluated.

  For the three reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that free trade will destroy local communities, which have been supported by their environment, economics, and culture and that cannot be compensated by its benefit. 

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船とコンテナ
英検1級英作文 自由貿易の長所は短所を上回っているか?

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マスメディアは社会に有益な効果をもたらすか

Does the mass media have a beneficial effect on society?

  • Advertising
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Politics
  • Privacy
  • Public safety

Some people say that the mass media is quite beneficial for our society to check authority. However, I think the mass media does not have a beneficial effect on society for the following three reasons.

First, mass media is strongly influenced by sponsors. Mass media role is not only reporting what is happening right now but also advertising some products of their sponsors. Therefore, their reports are sometimes wrong and have bad effects on our society. 

Second, the mass media itself has some political positions and they are biased. For example in Japan, public opinion surveys such as the supporting ratio for the current government varies widely depending on the media, which reports. Even worse, they report it as if it was fairly investigated. That may possibly manipulate citizens' way of thinking.

Third, they invade privacy. In order to get the truth for them, the mass media relentlessly investigate and report not only their main targets, who cause some incidents and troubles but also families, who have nothing to do with them. Even though the mass media have been criticized for invading public privacy, their attitude has not changed. 

For the three reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that the mass media are not beneficial for our society.

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英検1級英作文サンプル マスメディアは社会に有益な効果をもたらすか

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重大犯罪を犯した未成年は成人と同じ刑を受けるべきか?

Should minors who commit serious crimes receive the same punishments as adults?

  • Financial costs
  • Justice
  • Mental maturity
  • Prison life
  • Public safety
  • Schooling

Some people say that minors who commit serious crimes should receive the same punishment as adults. However, I think minors should not take the same punishment for the following three reasons.

First reason is that the mental maturity of young people is not enough. Minors sometimes commit crimes due to lack of understanding whether something is wrong or not. They can be easily rehabilitated and rejoin society when they just get older and have sufficient mental maturity.  

Second reason is that schooling is much better than prison for young criminals. If they are punished and isolated in the prison, they will not have enough opportunities to communicate with a lot of people and learn social skills, which is required to be fully rehabilitated. Schooling will help them develop their mental maturity. 

Final reason is that punishing young criminals causes huge financial costs. If minors who committed a serious crime have to serve in prison for a long time, a lot of money is needed to support their life. If they get rehabilitated soon, they can contribute to our society by paying tax money, pension money and medical insurance.  

For the three reasons mentioned above, I think we can say with confidence that minors who commit serious crimes should not get the same punishment as adults. Rather, they should be allowed to get a chance to join society again. 

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刑務所のベッド
英検1級英作文サンプル 重大犯罪を犯した未成年は成人と同じ刑を受けるべきか?

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多国籍企業は今日の世界でポジティブな役割を担っているか?

Do multinational corporations play a positive role in today’s world?

  • Consumers
  • Cultural diversity
  • Human rights
  • Jobs
  • Tax revenue
  • The environment

 Some people say that multinational corporations play a positive role in today’s world because they seek productivity by using global subsidiaries and as a result, consumers can enjoy low-cost products. However, I think they are not beneficial for our societies and rather, they are harmful in many ways. 

   First, jobs especially in developed countries will be reduced. Multinational companies can easily move their factories, offices and their suppliers to developing countries. That will lead to loss of job opportunities in advanced countries. It is impossible for people there to enjoy the low products of big international companies, which are from foreign countries, without money.  

   Second, governments and municipalities cannot get enough and stable tax revenue from multinational corporations. For example, IT giants like Amazon and Apple can avoid huge corporation tax payments by using their subsidiaries even though they benefit from people in developed countries. Citizens there cannot get public service because their municipalities don’t have sufficient tax payments from those companies. 

   Finally, multinational companies tend to seek just their maximum benefit and tend not to think about the environment of developing countries. For example, it was reported that foreign subsidiaries of Apple that produced Apple’s products cause severe environmental contamination. It seems they are harmful for developing countries even though  they make job opportunities.

   To conclude, I think that multinational companies are rather harmful not only in developed countries where they are from but also in developing countries.

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ビルと空
英検1級英作文サンプル 多国籍企業は今日の世界でポジティブな役割を担っているか?

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日本の低い出生率に、さらなる対策が必要か

Does more need to be done to address Japan's low birthrate?

  • Attitudes toward work
  • Environmental consequences
  • Government assistance
  • Immigration
  • The economy
  • The increasing elderly population

   Some people said that it is no concern that the population in Japan is declining, because population is not a concern to maintain Japan. However, I think the decreasing population is a serious problem for Japan to remain independent and more needs to be done to increase it for the following three reasons. 

   First reason is that population reduction will ratchet down the power of the country. As the population declines, people who support the economy of Japan also decline. Because the country cannot get enough tax payment from citizens, it is harder for Japan to maintain independence from escalating military pressure from China. 

   Second reason is that the increasing elderly population will worsen the situation explained above. Now the younger generation is suffering from heavy tax payment and medical insurance for the increasing elderly population. As a result, young people can’t plan to make their families. That will exacerbate Japan’s low birthrate.

   Final reason is that government assistance for the younger generation is quite low compared to the elderly. Politicians have to be selected to work as a politician, that is why they tend to make a policy that will be helpful for the old generation, who occupy the population. Strong assistance to young people is required to increase population. 

   For the three reasons mentioned above, I think I can say with confidence that the Japanese government’s measure against low birthrate is insufficient.

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英検1級英作文サンプル 日本の低出生率に対策が必要【少子高齢化】

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