Both the reading material and the listening material discussed about the advantage and disadvantages of smoking in the public.
From the reading part, we can find that the author pointed out that 3,000 people suffer from the lung cancer resulted from second-smoking. Whilst, the speaker claimed that lung caner is not the only disease caused by second-smoking, heart disease is another serious one. According to a research conducted in Hanamontana, forty percentage of second-hand smoker had some health problems related to heart disease, which is really serious and dangerous.
The writer argued that the bans of smoking in public places will result to some adverse effects on economics that people do not willing to go the bars because they are not able to smoke there. However, the speaking material pointed out that there are bars closes, but a lot of new ones keep open. And those bar owners must have the ability to figure out how to adapt to the new policy and attract customers, moreover, the potential of non-smoker customers are much more profitable than those smoking customers.
The author also claimed that the ban of smoking betray the core concept of America, which is seeking to protect the rights of minorities. Besides, the smokers pay a lot of taxes to the government every year, but the government does not protect their rights. On he contrary, the lecturer claimed that this ban of smoking actually helps smokers, because many of them do not really want to smoke ,but they are addicted. However, with the implement of this policy, there will not be so many places for them to smoke, so it will be easier for them to give up smoking, and this is the real help.
So basically, both the writer and speaker talked about the ban of smoking in the United States. The writer douted this policy, while the speaker was in favor of it.
Bill,Richard…Would you please give me some suggestion about the tense…i’m so confusing.
is this correct??“The writer argued that the bans of smoking in public places will result to some adverse effects on economics that people do not willing to go the bars because they are not able to smoke there.”
TOEFL listening discussions: What will the secretary do next?