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AkitaInu
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  • technology ( recorded by WGroleau ), General American

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    Technology is now a big part of our society and our foreseeable future. There is little room for people that wish to live without technology.

AkitaInu
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  • Government’s responsibility ( recorded by jguzik ), None / Midatlantic

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    Topic: Some people think the government should pay for health care and education, but there is no agreement about whether it is the government’s responsibility. What is your opinion?

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    Not surprisingly, health care and education are two areas of government priority in most, if not all, of the countries around the world. However, many tend to see the both areas as a citizen’s individual responsibility. This belief is partly right. The government and citizens should be jointly responsible for the cost of education and health care services.

    The first point to note is that government funding for education is of great benefit to families with children and to society as a whole. There are occasions on which parents cannot afford the cost of their children's education and their savings are meager, compared with the formidable tuition fees being charged by tertiary institutions. A poor academic experience can impair one’s employability and put him or her into a seriously disadvantaged position. Government spending addresses this issue by providing aspiring students with access to a comfortable learning experience. In this knowledge-based society, possibly nothing is more valuable than access to education.

    Similarly, an individual should receive health care treatment, especially life-saving treatment, whether or not he or she has the means to pay. Access to health care is a basic human right and a measure to ensure a decent standard of living. In the event of the need for urgent or emergency treatment, government spending enables the ill to receive immediate health care services. This is the fulfillment of the government’s responsibility to its citizens. Needless to say, health care treatment costs are, in general, unaffordable for low-income families. Government financial support is therefore required.

    Despite these facts, it is immoral for individuals shirk responsibility and try to pass all medical costs onto the government. In view of the fact that the government raises money primarily from taxing income, many individuals' exploitation of the health care system will, in fact, burden hardworking and good-hearted citizens. Attention should be paid to those people whose health problems are attributed to poor personal living habits (such as smoking, drinking, substance use and inactive lifestyles). In such cases, these individuals should not be entitled to public medical services.

    As suggested above, education and healthcare services are of primary importance to citizens, and the government has the responsibility to ensure that those services are available and affordable. However, that is not to say that the government should bear the costs of all healthcare and educational services that the citizens currently enjoy.

maiphuonghaha
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  • International aid ( recorded by jguzik ), None / Midatlantic

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    Topic: The advocates of international aid believe that countries have a moral obligation to help each other, while the opponents consider it unnecessary, because money is misspent by the governments that receive it. Discuss these two points of view and give your opinion.

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    International aid refers to money, equipment or services that are provided by a country or international organization for countries that need them, known as recipient countries. It reflects a moral idea of mankind, that is, mutual support and interdependence, according to those donor countries. However, some people adopt an opposing view and tend to believe that aid money can be misspent by the recipient countries. My view is that people should not withhold the provision of money or material resources in aid.

    Humanitarian aid is a moral imperative. Members of the global community have the responsibility to provide relief to each other, especially to those disadvantaged members and those victims of natural disasters and civil unrest. This aid is essential to the homeless and useful in helping recipient countries return to their normal state after major disturbances. For example, with the humanitarian relief obtained worldwide on an annual basis, victims of natural disasters (such as tsunami, drought, and flood) throughout the world can recover rapidly and rebuilt their homeland.

    Humanitarian relief is meanwhile an instrument to promote peace and security. The deep-rooted hostility between some countries can result from the disparity in the material standard of living, or from physical distance. The provision of humanitarian relief opens up the possibility of cultural, economic and social interaction between countries, and thereby eases tension. Recipient countries can thus participate in the global economy, a strategic step in shaking off poverty.

    Admittedly, aid money is sometimes misused or spent on unintended destinations, but these pitfalls can never overshadow the benefits. Misuse can instead raise awareness of the global community to a venal regime and pressure the recipient country to adjust its system. Meanwhile, it can be tackled by tight regulations and scrutiny. In general, the abuse of international aid is an isolated event, so its effect should not be overstated.

    From what has been discussed above, one can reach a conclusion that the role of humanitarian relief is not only to deliver urgent assistance to populations in need but also to strengthen ties between countries. Although fraud and corruption occur every now and then, they can be addressed in a way that enhances future aid endeavors.

maiphuonghaha
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ezhikpuh
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  • Business vocabulary ( recorded by apeowl ), British Southern English

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  • Business vocabulary ( recorded by anm54475 ), Midwest with a touch of Minnesota or Canadian

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