Cập Nhập đề hôm nay thôi. Task 2 ra giống đề ngày 3/ 3/ 2018 (chủ đề buildings). Người ra đề ngày càng chơi khăm thí sinh khi cho chủ đề giống nhau liên tiếp @@ (giống năm ngoái, 3 ngày thi trong 1 tháng đều ra chủ đề cycling).

Task 1

Table – the number of donations to developing countries from national charities


Task 2

When designing a building, the most important factor is intended use of the building rather than its outward appearance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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It is more important for a building to serve a purpose than to look beautiful. Architects shouldn’t worry about producing building as a work of art. Do you agree or disagree with this?

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It is widely believed that in the design stage of a building, its function should be considered more important than its exterior. Personally, I agree with this idea.

On the one hand, there is no doubt that a magnificent outer space can bring about many prestigious commercial values. For example, with shopping centers or apartments for rent, it is the outward appearance that attracts the customers’ attention. A person who gets a positive first impression with the exterior is more likely to enter the building to ask for services. Therefore, the outlook of the constructions is always regarded as an effective advertising tool that brings considerable revenues for their owners. In addition, some buildings symbolizing the history of the city they are located in also need to be beautiful from the outside. Take Hanoi Opera House as an example, it has long been considered a Vietnamese cultural site, so maintaining its attractive exterior is undoubtedly an essential task.

On the other hand, it is clear that the function is also of significance to a building, as every construction needs to be safe and comfortable. For instance, a shopping mall has to possess a wide walkway, a good lighting system, and adequate emergency exits. Furthermore, each building has its own practical use, so architects have to design it with a view to satisfying the requirements of the building’s users. A theatre, for example, is supposed to have a well-designed sound system and a scientifically-arranged hall so that everyone in the audience can conveniently enjoy movies or shows.

Although both factors are important, I accept that without a proper function-based design, the gorgeous appearance of a building is only a waste of investment.

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