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By Hook or by Crook.

March 18, 2014

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Conor here. This is my first blogging assignment of the semester so strap yourself in and get ready for the ride of your life! Well, maybe it won’t be that dramatic.

This week we are working on essay introductions, so I thought I’d give you some practice! Your assignment is to take one of the topics provided and write an introduction to a possible essay. Particular attention should be paid to the quality of the hook, what kind of hook it is, and of course your thesis statement, which will be the basis for your entire essay. Remember that there should be a logical, although not direct, connection between your hook and your thesis statement. This is your connecting information, and while theoretically not as important as the hook or the thesis statement if it is not done well it can ruin your entire introduction.

Your topics are:

  1. Metamorphosis
  2. Seasons
  3. Travel
  4. Problem solving
  5. International cooperation

Remember that a good hook can set you up for a good essay, but it is not the most important thing in the introduction. A hook is designed to attract readers only, but it is your thesis statement which lays the foundation for the paragraphs which will follow and this must be very carefully constructed.

About Hooks

One thing you need to know about a hook is that it is only one part of an important process of attracting your readers attention and maintaining their interest in what you are writing. Think of a fishing hook; if a fish bites the hook, it doesn’t automatically end up in the boat, does it? No. You have to carefully fight and reel the fish in, making sure that you can keep the fish latched on to the hook at all times, until you can land the fish in your boat.

You can consider this fighting and reeling in as your connecting information, and landing the fish on the boat as your thesis statement. Once you have the fish in your boat then, and only then, can you think about how you are going to prepare and eat the fish – essentially the body.

Writing an essay is exactly the same. If you have a good hook, the reader can still lose interest, so you need to have a good introduction that keeps the reader interested. So remember, try not to present the reader with anything boring, or even worse anything that is so general that the reader already knows plenty about the topic and doesn’t need to read what you have to say.

A great way of keeping a reader hooked is to keep them guessing what is going to happen next, and always leaving questions that the reader is looking to answer. These answers the reader is looking for can only be found in the next line you’ve written.

Good luck, and more importantly, have fun!

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77 Comments leave one →
  1. Lunchtime C permalink
    March 18, 2014 9:31 pm

    What made Korea the only divided country in the world? Then, What would make Korea reunify? Can you believe that the answer of the two questions is same? The answer is ‘International cooperation’. Let’s go back to 1945. At that time, the USA, the Soviet Union, the UK and the Republic of China decided to trusteeship Korea by 2 side-The north and south Korea. By this cooperation, they could make Korea be divided and made benefit. Thus, if Korea want to reunify, then the countries above should support it. Like this, international cooperation has two sides. Let’s talk about the two types of International cooperation.

    • March 19, 2014 12:24 am

      I think it has a really good hook. I couldn’t imagine that International cooperation is connected to Korea reunify.

    • March 19, 2014 12:28 am

      Korea is not the only divided country in the world. Two other countries include Ireland and Cyprus. Also the British Empire, not the UK, and China had nothing to do with the division of Korea along the 38th parallel. Please check your facts in advance.

      • Channer permalink
        March 19, 2014 1:58 pm

        Oh, i thought Korea is the only country divided! interesting.

    • Jeremy permalink
      March 20, 2014 7:48 pm

      I partly disagree with the idea that ‘international cooperation’ had made Korea divided. It think it was an outcome of a struggle(Cold war) between countries with power in order to gain more interest from Korea. However, as you mentioned, reunification definitely needs international cooperation!

  2. HELEN permalink
    March 18, 2014 10:38 pm

    Recent study has announced that 7 out of 10 adults have much stress. Those stress is from workplace, relationship, school and even family. For better life, it is important to find the way to pay attention to other interesting things than just face the problems. Here is one good action for removing stress; traveling . People sometimes ignore that they can gain much more energy by visiting some place that is either close or far from where they live. Because they think it is quite difficult to prepare for a trip. However, even those process of getting ready for traveling can change people’s state of their mind. Therefore, travel became another treatment for recent people, especially for whom are very exhausted from their daily life.

    • March 19, 2014 12:26 am

      I think it has a good point of the reason why travel is necessary for treatment oneself.

    • Channer permalink
      March 19, 2014 2:00 pm

      Yeah, traveling is for sure one of the best ways to get rid of stresses from routines. and yes, getting ready for travel takes time especially for traveling abroad! but it is not boring when we actually prepare for the trip! :>

  3. March 19, 2014 12:21 am

    How do you measure a year? Seasons make us realize that time goes passes. Now, spring is coming, so many people notice it is a start of something new. On the other hand, some people feel lonely because of several couples and flowers. LIke this, seasons give us various impressions. Therefore, arists who are very sensitive to seasons actively express their or other’s feelings and we could easily find out their musics, paintings, and writings which are related with seasons.

    • March 19, 2014 12:31 am

      You measure a year by the number of days. The planet earth has 365. Seasons are different around this planet but the number of days remain the same.

      • March 20, 2014 12:11 pm

        Oh, I thought only in case of Korea. Thanks.

      • March 25, 2014 11:27 am

        I believe there are 365 days in every country.

  4. Little Kitty C permalink
    March 19, 2014 11:54 am

    What woud you do if you had a quarrel with your girlfriend or boyfriend? Imagine that you want to go to a mountain on your vacaton, but your girlfriend or boyfriend hates it but wants to go to sea. Then, where would you spend your precious holidays through solving the problem? Like this, we face a lot of situations of solving problems with others, even wih a person who you love. This essay is going to cover how to solve problems, especially a quarrel with others. Do you want to make a wise solution and be in peace with your love? then, Keep read!

    • Jeremy permalink
      March 20, 2014 7:42 pm

      Wow, I definitely need some answers here. There are so much problems to solve in my life.. especially with my girlfriend!

    • HakJ C permalink
      March 21, 2014 9:57 pm

      I hope that i have chance to fight with girlfriend..haha

    • Lauren(C) permalink
      March 21, 2014 11:37 pm

      Informing the what’s going to be written in the essay would be a best way to give a consideration to readers(~ This essay is going to cover how to solve problems, especially a quarrel with others.~). Very thougtful for readears! Later i’ll try this in my essay. Thank u 🙂

    • March 28, 2014 2:40 pm

      It is so attracting hook!

  5. Solomon C permalink
    March 19, 2014 1:40 pm

    Do you ever know South Korea is the first country that had a change from a recipient country to donor country? In the international cooperation arena, this fact sets an good example for the world, particulary for recipient countries. Therefore, there are many curiosity about How this poor country rapidly develop to developed country? There are many reason to this and also have positive and negative side of this rapid development.

    • Channer permalink
      March 19, 2014 2:09 pm

      It made me want to keep reading your essay! I’ve always thought just about the positive side of the rapid development but i wanna know what the negative side would be.

    • March 19, 2014 3:11 pm

      Why did you use a question? A simple statement may have been more effective here.

    • HELEN permalink
      March 26, 2014 11:49 pm

      It is such an interesting hook since it is a well known fact. Plus, those connecting part to thesis statement is so smooth.

  6. Channer permalink
    March 19, 2014 2:08 pm

    “Where have you been so far in the United States of America?” This was a popular phrase that was used in the advertisement of the Korean airline. This advertisement was so effective that it made many people want to leave the country and travel around the world.These days, more and more people are trying to travel either to their own country or other countries. Many people are under stress from their personal life for many reasons and traveling is one of the best ways to get rid of those stresses.There are a number of benefits we can possibly get from traveling : energy, social ties, and great experience.

    • Jeremy permalink
      March 20, 2014 7:40 pm

      Traveling is great experience indeed. Since the advertisement was so successful, I guess everyone has an eager inside to explore somewhere they have never been to.

  7. Nabi C permalink
    March 19, 2014 4:16 pm

    If a person came to Korea from a planet which has no seasons at all, would he hate or enjoy the 4 different seasons that he hasn’t experienced before? He might be shocked at first to find that there are 4 times of a big change of the climate in a year and that he should survive in a different way for each period, but soon he’d love having 4 seasons and know how to enjoy each season. In according to a research, the most number of people look forward to autumn, but a lot of people also love the other 3 seasons, because each season including the least favourite season, winter, has its own things which fascinate people.

    • Channer permalink
      March 20, 2014 2:31 pm

      It would be horrible if there were not 4 seasons in Korea. my favorite one is spring!

    • Angela C permalink
      March 20, 2014 8:04 pm

      I really enjoyed your hook! It attracted my eyes to rea your paragraph!

  8. yessok C permalink
    March 19, 2014 9:13 pm

    Have you ever undergone four distinct seasons? especially, most countries have these special seasons. but, Korea is the most distinct in the whole countries. This is a contributing factor that people lived in Korea are undergone by characteristic of these seasons. there are several good things in relating to these seasons, especially for watching various scenes made by changing seasons. But, I think there are more weakness involved in changing seasons that good thing and these weakness make people lived in Korea bother occasionally. these weakness are changing clothes, adapting to each weather and having many possibilities to get diseases.

  9. Creative C permalink
    March 19, 2014 11:00 pm

    Do you want to meet a new teacher that can change your life? Does anyone want to be a new person? Or some people may have many problems around themselves that cannot be solved easily. However, there is a good solution. That is Traveling!. With the advances in the means of transportation, it is not that difficult to go some different places and traveling is getting popular. No matter what places you want to visit or choose, it is not important. The important thing is you can learn something different. There are several things you can obtain through travel because it can be your turning point in your life, give many chances to meet new people and change the way you think.

    • HakJ C permalink
      March 21, 2014 9:59 pm

      Could you share your turning point travel story??

  10. March 20, 2014 4:22 pm

    I fought with my girlfriend yesterday. The start was a very tiny thing as usual. But, soon after a moment of argument, we gave hurt to each other. No one of us tried to listen at another’s talking. I only thought on my perspective and she did same thing as I did. we were desperated and I really hoped to have a mediator who can solve our problem on neutral line at the moment.
    We are surrounded by this kind of situation, lack of communication skills, in these days. There are people who have really worked for solving problems which are from wrong communication methods through drama. We called them ‘dramatherapist’.
    We will get more details about them.

    • tnpqnp90 permalink
      March 21, 2014 7:20 pm

      oh, I first heard about it, the dramatherapish, I;d like to know more bout this job. Would you explain about this more detail?

    • omg permalink
      March 22, 2014 2:25 pm

      In my perspective, the thesis statement seems little bit ambiguous.

  11. Jeremy permalink
    March 20, 2014 7:37 pm

    Do you want to success? Do you want to live a happy life? Most of the people, including you, are dreaming of a life full of joy and satisfaction. Unfortunately, a lot of people regard it as a very difficult goal to accomplish. However, there are thousands of ways to make yourself a better man and one of them is traveling. Many people who we consider as successful men, encourage traveling as a great experience that will make your life more valuable. Traveling can take you a step closer to success by broadening your perspective, raising your independence, and enhancing your communicating skill.

    • Gordon permalink
      March 20, 2014 11:36 pm

      Oh, your sentences are so good. Especially, 3rd sentence is so funny because you pointed out readers.

    • CURRAHEE permalink
      March 21, 2014 12:01 am

      Oh, I agree your idea. Traveling can be success’s foundation stone. Anyway, your hook makes me interesting.

  12. Angela C permalink
    March 20, 2014 8:15 pm

    “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” After we read a book, we can get lots of things not only information but also life’s wisdom, emotional things or a great chance to think differently. Just like reading books, after traveling you can get enourmous effects. Many people agree with this statement. There are many benefits from traveling such as give a chance to rest from your routine life, present a great memories to you, and provide time to listen to your inner voice.

    • March 20, 2014 9:16 pm

      Who said this?

      • Angela C permalink
        March 27, 2014 11:58 pm

        As far as I know, Saint Augustine, who is famous as a theologian and a philosopher in 4th century in Italy.

    • Nabi C permalink
      March 22, 2014 12:12 am

      yeah, who said that? It is a really great quote.

  13. Gordon permalink
    March 20, 2014 11:31 pm

    Now, close your eyes, and imagine the scenery of the Paris. What did you come up in your mind? Definitely you will imagine peaceful and beautiful scenery in your mind. We sometimes dream to go somewhere from your environment, society, and relationship. But we are afraind of traveling to other countries or province. We can get a variety of befits by traveling somewhere. I’ll explain with 3 main ideas; getting a healing, experience, and generous mind.

    • tnpqnp90 permalink
      March 21, 2014 7:14 pm

      I think traveling somewhere we don’t know make us nervous, worried, but also happy and expected.

  14. CURRAHEE permalink
    March 20, 2014 11:49 pm

    Do you know that the divorce rate in Korea is highest among OECD countries? 110,000 people divorced in 2012. This means that 14 couples divorce during an hour. This statistic is shocking. Many couple promise to their love and to cherish each other when they married. Unfortunately, some married couples don’t solve their problem effectively although they can overcome conflict. So they split up. Excessive divorce cause the social cost as well as individual injury. To stop an unfortunate incident, three ways to solve a matrimonial quarrel will be presented.

    • tnpqnp90 permalink
      March 21, 2014 7:07 pm

      Personally, I suggest that people should live together before marrige. I think it is the only way to reduce divorce rate in Korea.

    • March 25, 2014 11:29 am

      Why did you choose Currahee as your nickname?

  15. Kate C permalink
    March 20, 2014 11:56 pm

    Thanks to development of transportation people can travel easily these days. Traveling has become a part of people’s daily life. People travel for various reasons. Some people travel to take a break from their busy life or much work and others travel to experience new culture and learn something from their travel destination. People can extend their life experience and they can meet new people by traveling. Aside from this, there are several benefits about travel and these benefits make people want to go on a trip. However on the other hand traveling has several disadvantages so people should consider these things before they decide to travel. These disadvantages are high cost, possibility to expose dangerous situation and fatigue from travel.

    • tnpqnp90 permalink
      March 21, 2014 7:04 pm

      In my case, one of the harzard situations was happened to me. I lost my pass port when i was travling in Great Britain. I was so panic at that times, becuase it was never happened to me.
      Anyway, there is anyone who willing to travel in Europe, please be careful, so many pickpockets will be waiting for you.

    • Vanilla permalink
      March 21, 2014 10:08 pm

      People usually focus on benefits of traveling, but it is unusual and attract attention. Interesting!

  16. March 21, 2014 9:05 am

    Imagine you have seriously trouble with your best friends. What would you like to do? Can you solve the trouble effectively? If you do not deal with it appropriately, you will lose your best friend.
    In our daily lives, there are a lot of problems around us. It can be trouble with family, friends, even with the boss of your company. Many experts say that there are three things to do when you solve the problem. Following the three steps.

  17. Coffe C permalink
    March 21, 2014 2:46 pm

    Life, to know nature of the big chains because to know is the only one of the rings.
    This is famous line which is said by Sherlock Holmes. What does this line mean?
    The answer is that if you have any problem, you will have to find little clue not a big picture to solve current situation.
    People in our society have a plenty of problems that are difficult to solve.
    So, many of us get stressed and even they are suffering from stress related disease.
    Here is the solution to relive your concern.
    The step that you follow to make situation better is only 5 steps.
    By using this method you will see surprising results.

  18. mike C permalink
    March 21, 2014 3:53 pm

    Spring and Autumn is disappearing in Korea. Korea used to be famous of clear four seasons. However, recent global warming made Korea peninsula more hot and cold, resulting in decrease of length of spring and summer. If this phenomenon continues, there will be a significant bad effects on people in Korea. So, what can we do to reduce global warming, and leave descendants warm, nice spring and autumn? I suggest three things
    that we can do in our daily life. There are reducing waste, walking close distances, and use low-CO2 home appliances.

    • HakJ C permalink
      March 21, 2014 10:03 pm

      Someday, snow boarder and skier might go to abroad to take slope.

  19. Korean permalink
    March 21, 2014 5:18 pm

    Do you have any problems these days? Maybe you have difficulty solving your problem such as relationship, studying, family, feeling, future and so on. Are you able to solve them by yourself? If you are not sure, look for other people around you. Actually you don’t have to handle your problem on your own. Yon can fix your problem with other people. Solution can be more effective when many people are involved to try to solve. Asking for advice from others makes you think wider. There are many diverse views of your trouble when you ask other’s thoughts. You can borrow many other people’s wisdom and find out the good choice because various perspectives make many possible solutions. In addition, you ask people even you do not know through the Internet. Of course, choosing how to do and its responsibility is obviously yours. If you keep it in your mind, maybe you can get better solution when you try to hear other’s thoughts.

    • tnpqnp90 permalink
      March 21, 2014 6:57 pm

      Yeah, I agree with you. Difficulty situations might become ‘the more big’ ones if people strive to solve problems by oneself. and I think, the more important factor is to choice whether it is thoughtful advice or bad opinion.

  20. tnpqnp90 permalink
    March 21, 2014 6:47 pm

    Have you ever heard about “One of the most powerful desires in human nature is the empathy.” Do you want to work in the future to help for who have extremely experienced miserable event or poor environment? There are many different organizations in Korea which support poverty countries in many ways. Among those associations, KOICA(The Korea International Cooperation Agency) is established as a government agency. They have offered many aid programs for developing countries and implemented diverse technical cooperation programs. Now, I start to closely introduce many ways which KOICA has performed range from economic, social to human rights.

  21. Angrybird(C) permalink
    March 21, 2014 7:27 pm

    I couldn’t sleep at all. Because it was my first overseas travel without my parents. When i arrived at Incheon International Airport, my head was full of concern.First travel is always thrilling to anyone. Last year, i went US during my vacation. I eagerly looked forward to going US, so it didn’t matter how long flight time take. My first US travel started when i got off a plane. US was enough to attract my attention and every place with interesting things caught my eye’s.I had a good time and it was the one of my greatest time in my life. I will tell you the most surprising 3 things which i experienced; greeting,food,and automobile culture.

    • Nabi C permalink
      March 22, 2014 12:18 am

      I think It is a simple but nice hook. It just caught my eyes and made me want to read more.

    • omg permalink
      March 22, 2014 2:26 pm

      clear and nice thesis. dividing in to 3 parts that we could easily see through .

  22. HakJ C permalink
    March 21, 2014 9:56 pm

    How could you get rid of stress usually? Listening music? Going to gym? Having food a lot? Watching comedy? Don’t be surprised! KTA(Korea Travel Organization) announced that the most efficient and common method to relieve stress is travel. People used to travel with family or friends. Recently, however, new trends come. One is that getting some people who want to travel with stranger and the other is that traveling alone and then meet some people at hot travel place. Among many of travel types, those two things are popular to stressed people. Do you want to know why?

    • Little Kitty C permalink
      March 21, 2014 11:16 pm

      You might have no choice but to travel alone. Cheer up! >_<

  23. Vanilla permalink
    March 21, 2014 11:08 pm

    Have you ever lost your way where you didn’t visit before? If you can’t communicate in foreign language and there’s no money to take a bus or taxi, it would be very embarrassing and frustrating experience to you. Maybe you’ve think about all good expectations about travel until now. However, unpredictable situations are likely to happen when you travel often. Therefore, if you don’t prepare travel plans well, your travel can be a nightmare so you’ll never forget that travel because it is hard to shake off. If you want to enjoy your travel well, thorough plans for your travel are very crucial. You need to consider your travel plans in terms of budget, dates, locations, using of language.

  24. Lauren(C) permalink
    March 22, 2014 12:07 am

    Recently, The environment is asking the world for help.”Plz, Can you give your hands, international cooperation!”. A quality of Our lives always has improved through the process changing the world which is the agriculture, industrial revolution and the high-tech industry. However Lives of the environment inversely are devastated by us. In these days, expanding the market to get much demand is unifying the world as a compound. It is called as ‘unification of market’. For solving the problem mentioned upper, the world also have to be one in a part of environment. So, Which the international-cooperation is a way to prevent the environment to be destroyed? I suggest the three ways, “Strong regulation of emitting pollutants in air pollution”, “Suggesting a benefit if some country emitted to adequate amount” and “Activating the carbon Emission Trading in the world”.

    *
    It is a system for all countries in the world to make the right to emit ‘green-house-gases’ buy and sell between nations.

    • Lauren(C) permalink
      March 22, 2014 12:08 am

      *That definition means the “Carbon Emission Trading”.

  25. Lion permalink
    March 22, 2014 9:09 am

    There is a famous proverb, “The frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean”. The frog just sees a small pool of water and a tiny patch of sky. However, the outside world is much bigger and nicer. The same applies to a person who has a narrow perspective. Here is a one way to avoid this situation. Traveling to a far away place will prevent you to become a frog in the well. It will broaden your perspective by a variety of experiences, people and cultures.

    • Korean permalink
      March 22, 2014 3:02 pm

      I think the proverb is right. Travel makes people think broadly!

  26. Rosemary C permalink
    March 22, 2014 11:08 am

    Patristic theologian Saint Augustine said, “The world is same as a book. Who do not travel is same as just reading only one page of the book” Let us suppose there is a book named ‘Our Life’. In this book, only one page exsists that describing about your birth, your family, your coutry and so on. Interestingly this book dosen’t have a table of contents yet, and is not decided how many pages will be written. You can fill this book only thorough your journey. Most of the people wnat to fill this book with beautiful or happy stories. If you can fill this book with only through journey, so how do you want your own pages would be wirrten? Now, start our journey with some tips for travel which can fill your second page.

  27. LCA c permalink
    March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

    Have you ever heard of ‘The meeting between old me and new me’? This is an expression when used to describe advantages of travel. As I travel to somewhere, often I was surprised of my new reflection. Conventional me is often old-fashioned but unconventional me is usally spontaneous. Only when I’m on travel, I can find this difference. It was quite exciting that looking for this differences. How about go to travel to find ‘another’ you?

  28. March 22, 2014 1:07 pm

    Do you know what MH370 is? MH370 is the airplane of Malaysia Airlines which has been missing since March 8th. It was heading to China with 239 people, but it suddenly disappeared to nowhere. Though many countries are cooperating with Malaysia, they still got no clue where the airplane is. Like this, various countries are working together for one purpose, and we call that international cooperation. Since late 19 century, international cooperation became notable. Thus, several organizations were created: UNESCO, WHO, and IMF. Let’s find out what UNESCO is for, first.

  29. omg permalink
    March 22, 2014 2:47 pm

    Are you living your life with great satisfaction? Perhaps most of us don’t. Our society is full of confusions, collisions, crushes, problems that we should solve. It seems like those are inseperable from our lives. So just sitting quitely and praying? My answer is no. We should stand up and find out what might be the best ways for solving problems. Calm down, What is the problem exactly? and what should I do, these 3 key points must help you pretty effectively for your upgrading your life quality by solving problems.

  30. WirterC permalink
    March 23, 2014 12:12 am

    Can you remember the animation that you have seen when you were children? In the most animation many main character used to set out the trip. Why they used to go on a trip? In the animation, travel progress is momentum for main character’s problem solving or growing. Actually, it’s sama for our lives. Travel can be big chance for our lives.

  31. esc1108 permalink
    March 23, 2014 1:19 pm

    esc1108 PERMALINK
    March 23, 2014 1:16 pm
    Thomas Fuller, historian, said ‘Idiots wander, while the wise travel’. Although many people travel for many reasons, still lots of people don’t travel for lots of excuses. ‘Travel is not the one that changes place we are in, it’s the one that changes our thoughts and bias.’ said Anatole France, novelist, said. If you are a wise man to travel to fresh your thoughts and bias, why not travel? The most excuse they might say would be ‘lack of time’, however, there are 3ways to travel effectively in your busy schedule.
    REPLY

    • LCA c permalink
      March 25, 2014 9:40 am

      This hook attracts my attention! It makes me wonder about the paragraph.

  32. chr4231 permalink
    March 23, 2014 10:10 pm

    A year ago, when one of my friend traveled to Spain, somebody have stolen her wallet. There ware whole her money and credit card in the wallet, except one check-card. This disaster is not only for her, but for whole travelers. In travel communities of internet, we can see lots of writings about dangerous or difficult problems when people go to travel. Therefore, when you go to travel, you have to be careful from various dangers. There are three main advice that you must keep in mind, dispersion of money, small street avoidance, and doubt about excessive kindness.

  33. Beeyomi permalink
    March 23, 2014 10:32 pm

    Many people sigh out on monday morning “Again, Monday.”, because it is a start of dull routine. So they look forward to going on a vacation, but they often seem to waste their weekend which is the end of it, just watching TV or surfing the Internet. However Breaking away from daily life during weekend, a weekend travel, can vitalize people to enjoy their lives. There are some attractive cities at a short distance from Suwon, so today I’ll introduce these travel destinations which can make you say cantily on the next monday morning, “Again, Monday!!”

    • Melissa permalink
      March 24, 2014 12:20 am

      Oh, it’s very nice hook! I am really curious about the body of your essay.

  34. jay permalink
    March 24, 2014 12:15 am

    “Every problems were not solved when we faced with those, but there were not solved problems unless we didn’t faced with.” This quote tell us the importance of what we should do when we solve problems. Nowadays, we have many relationships among a lot of people. I have unique personalities and also people have various personalities. Therefore, we frequently experience conflicts. Furthermore, we worry about problems that arise among relationships because these are not solved easily. Getting some troubles is not just your problem. Most of the people get some trouble in life. We can solve these problems with good ways. There are three main ways we should focus on when we face with problems.

  35. Melissa permalink
    March 24, 2014 12:18 am

    ‘Cǎoméi’ and ‘dǎoméi’, these are Chinese words that I will never forget. When I went to China for school field trip, I tried to order strawberry-flavored Mcflurry. I said “Yígè dǎoméi Mcflurry!” but Chinese cashier had a puzzled expression on her face. I didn’t know why. Actually, it turned out that ‘dǎoméi’ means ‘worse luck’ and I had to say ‘cǎoméi’ which means strawberry. In this way, travel always gives us something useful for our lives although it is very small.

  36. itsmec permalink
    March 24, 2014 9:47 am

    When i was young, I always made group to play with. It happens between conturies, too. NAFTA, CAFTA, EU . . . Have you heard about those?? Those are international cooperation.
    Since we are human being , it has been our instinct to gathering together to survive. Conturies also try hard to survive in huge economic, politic, which is really seems like maze, global world.
    In other words, international cooperation is kind of the way we survive.

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