话题:Economic progress is one way to measure a country's success. Some people believe there are other factors. What other factors should be considered? Do you think that any one of them is more important than the others?

  提纲:

  economy:

  提高大众生活水平

  为发展社会其他方面提供支持

  other factors:

  教育、治安、健康、文化、环境、民主...

  most important:

  education

  范文:

  A successful country, the definition of which though does not gain a consensus, means more than just one factor. (定语从句,插入语)

  Economy is widely recognized as a crucial criterion to judge a nation because it is a sound economic development that determines the living standard and that provides financial resources to other domains of a society including education, scientific research and public health. In addition, there is a close association between wealth and low crime rate. (被动句,原因状语从句,强调句,非谓语)

  However, economic status is not the only consideration in the judgment of a nation and there are a variety of other elements to define an ideal society. A healthy natural environment would make sure that our next generation can keep living on the earth. Healthy lifestyles make healthy and happy workers who are able to make contribution to his/her community. In addition, dynamic and characteristic culture and democraticpolitics is universally desirable and is seen as a symbol of progress and civilization. (并列句,there be 句型,定语从句,宾语从句)

  Among these factors, I believe that education is the fundamental one to judge whether a country is successful or not. The major reason is that education determines whether a country can succeed economically in a sustainable way. Without education of high quality, there would be deficient labour force of high quality to ensure a long termeconomic boom which in modern high-tech and information society requires much morewell-educated professionals with the spirit of innovation and creation than in the industrial society. Education also makes incredible contribution to other importantsectors. It helps lower the crime rate and increase public awareness to the environment, health and politics. (宾语从句,表语从句,双重否定句,定语从句,比较句型)

  词汇拓展:

  consensus 一致同意 n.

  definition 定义 n.

  criterion 评价标准 n.

  dynamic 有活力的 adj.

  comprise 包含 v.

  democratic politics 民主政治

  civilization 文明 n.

  deficient 缺乏的 adj.

  economic boom 经济繁荣

  sector 部门 n.

  innovation 创新 n.

  public awareness 大众意识

  ideal 理想的 adj.