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初めに

ここでは社会問題についての英検1級のエッセイについて、私が書いた例文を載せたいと思います。ネイティブチェックは受けていないですのであくまでも参考であることご理解ください。

社会問題は、少子化とか働き方改革(長時間労働)。近年ですとオリンピックとかもネタになりえます。自分自身の意見をもとに、賛成反対のどちらか一方でいいのでエッセイを実際に書いてみてください。

よく旺文社の過去問の模範解答を手本にされる方がいるかと思います。繰り返しになりますが、あれはあくまで模範の中の模範。プロの作品です。あそこまで立派なエッセイを書く必要は、少なくとも合格を目的にされている場合は不要です。

自分の意見を素直に、筋道立てて書いていれば自ずと合格レベルになるかと思います。

添削ですが、なくても合格できる気がします。実際に私もそうでした。ただ不安のある方は以下のリンクの添削サービスがお勧めです。

(私の文章は結構間違っているはずなので、添削しないでくださいね。。。)

オリンピックは地方自治体に有益か?

It is often said that hosting international sporting events, such as The Olympics, is good for local communities because it can boost the local economy from new investments and attract tourists from all over the world. However, I think holding this kind of event is indeed harmful.        First, initial preparation for these international competitions requires huge cash flow provided by the locals. In order to hold sporting events like The Olympics, new sport facilities such as stadiums and gymnasiums is needed, as well as more efficient public transportation systems such as the subway lines. These construction plans cost too much for the local communities even though the central government provided economic support. Second, maintenance cost for above facilities will be economically burdensome on locals. For example, Nagano city have been suffering huge debts for maintenance after the Nagano Olympic Games. Third, the beneficial effects of holding international sporting events are too small to pay off all costs mentioned above thus creating more issues for the locals. During the international sports competition, a lot of people around the globe are attracted to the city but this effect is only temporally. After the event ended, the number of tourist will dwindle and the cash flow brought by tourism will decline over time. Therefore, it is difficult to fully compensate for all the preparation and maintenance costs just by attracting tourists. To conclude, hosting international events is not beneficial in the long term to local communities. Since the disadvantages outweighs the advantage of holding international events, the local government should make careful decisions to make sure the citizens are benefited but not harmed by such event. 273字

青少年の重大な犯罪に対し、無期懲役を科すべきか

Some people say that minors should not receive life imprisonment even though they commit serious crimes because they have time to be rehabilitated and should get a chance to success in society. However, I think minors who perpetrate serious crimes should not be permitted to go out from prisons due to the following three reasons.

Firstly, as well as adults, minors can understand good and bad so they have the responsibility of what they have done. For the victims of the crime, age of the criminal has nothing to do with the size of the punishment.

Secondly, life imprisonment is a good crime prevention. Recently there are a lot of crimes committed by children. Some of them were serious crimes such as murder and rape. For example, a few years ago, a middle school girl murdered her classmate and beheaded her. In order to prevent these brutalities life imprisonment is needed.

Thirdly, to rehabilitate minors is very difficult. Nowadays, a lot of people who had committed serious crime committed crime again after imprisonment. These criminals said they did not feel rehabilitated so it is really difficult to judge whether they were truly rehabilitated. Maintaining stable society is more valuable than giving them a chance to rejoin society.

For the three reasons mentioned above, I can say with confidence that minors should not be allowed to leave prison if they committed serious crime.

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