Children find it difficult to concentrate on or pay attention to their study in school. What are the reasons? How can we solve this problem?
Students ought to spend most of their time on the school work, but nowadays it is not uncommon that students are simply not able to put their heart to study.
(2) It is not uncommon that... ......并不是少见
(3) Put one’s heart to... 集中注意力做......
There could be two reasons why this happens. First, today the students are surrounded by so many distractions that they gradually find that learning is too boring and uninteresting. While students two decades ago had nearly no choice but sit in the classroom and read books, students today have easy and fast access to Internet, on which they can do almost all things. For instance, they can play computer games, watch videos, search for any information they need, and chat with their friends, to mention just a few. So, having been used to this kind of“easy” online life, many young people simply cannot put their heart into the more serious and consuming school work.
(1)本段解析学生讨厌学习的第一个原因,都是浅部次的外界原因：学生由于外界干扰(特别是在是互联网技术的干扰)而反感学习.本段的论证思路是：学生发觉学习乏味-- 较为今日的学生和20年以前的学生--举例说明今日的学生能够网上干什么-- 上外网的結果就是说不想要再用心学习.留意与这一思路配对的是一些常见句式.例如：while...; so, having done..., they...
(4)To name just a few：如此等等;不一而足
Another important factor that affects the students' attitude towards their school work is that a good education seems not as important as before. For quite a long time, receiving a good education was the only way for young people to get a decent job and earn a high salary. But now, this is apparently not the case any more. Influenced by business stars like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, many young people now begin to believe that one’s success does not have much to do the education s/he receives. The students, therefore, are not motivated enough to focus on their learning.
As education of the young is so important to the future of the world, we ought to find ways out of this embarrassing situation. For example, the school and parents should work together to set limitson the time children spend online. Internet is a good great invention, yet obsession with it will certainly reduce the time that should have been put to more serious work. Besides, young people should be made to understand that life is not just about making money, but about having rich and colorful experience and education is the best gateway to that rewarding life. (349 words)
(1) Embarrassing 让人难堪的
(2) Set limits on... 给......限制
(3) Obsession (with) 迷恋(于......)
(4) Gateway 通道
(5) Rewarding 有收益的;有使用价值的