Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the
topic of Due Attention Should Be Given to Spelling. You should write at least 120 words following the outline given below.
Due Attention Should Be Given to Spelling
Quite a few students now neglect spelling in English study. Take the simple word “trouble” for example. Only a few students can spell “trouble” without trouble—others may spell it as truble, touble or something else.
For various reasons, spelling is now becoming a neglected art. First of all, many students don’t care about spelling. Some say they’re going to have a secretary when they get a job, and he or she will correct their spelling. Second, most word processors and email programs come with a built-in spell checker, which discourages students to spell well. Last but not least, teachers don’t appear to be overly concerned about students’ spelling errors.
To change this situation, I think both students and teachers should make effort. On one hand, students should give spelling due attention. It’s necessary that they change the way they see spelling and avoid relying too much on computers or somebody else. On the other hand, to make better spellers of the students, every teacher, especially the one who teaches English, should be concerned about students’ poor spelling.