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25歳男性の勉強全般に関する日記。英語系が多めです。

英検1級2次試験:Agree or disagree: Japan encourages entrepreneurship

Agree or disagree: Japan encourages entrepreneurship

(賛成か反対か:日本は起業家精神を奨励している)

 

I agree with the opinion that Japan encourages entrepreneurship. Since 2010, the number of people who start their own businesses has been increasing year by year.

I’ll explain two reasons why the number is increasing.

 

First, the governments in Japan are working hard to support new businesses. For example, the Tokyo Metropolitan government has invested hundreds of millions of yen in a center to support entrepreneurs who develop new business plans. Also, the Japanese government is working on programs to provide funds for businesses started by elderly people.

 

Second, nowadays, lifetime employment is no longer practical in Japan. In the past, most companies in Japan could afford to keep hiring employees until their retirement. However, due to the recent recession, it’s natural for even large companies to go bankruptcy at any time. In response to this trend, more and more people start their own businesses for “self-protection”.

 

From these two reasons, I believe that Japanese society is encouraging entrepreneurship. (159 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Agree

①政府による起業家への財政支援

②終身雇用制の崩壊

 

①の内容については、『英検1級英作文問題完全制覇』を参考にしています。

 

 

いよいよ明日試験本番になります。

朝早くから家を出なければならないため、今日は早めにベッドインしたいと思います(問題は熟睡できるかどうかや・・・)。二度寝して遅刻するようなことがないよう、アラームを3個設定するつもりです。

 

「大きなしくじりをしない限り、普段通りの実力を発揮できれば合格や」と、複数のオンライン英会話の先生に太鼓判を押して頂いているので、それを信じて10分間本気で闘ってまいります。

 

 

本日(3/5)練習したお題は以下の通りです(今日は喋りすぎました)。

苦手なトピックはで示します。

・Should everyone be guaranteed a job?

・Are scientific efforts to bring back extinct species a waste of time?

・Is energy self-sufficiency vital for a nation in today’s world?

・Is Japan sufficiently prepared for natural disasters?

・Agree or disagree: Japan encourages entrepreneurship

・Is there such a thing as justifiable war?

・Do businesses have certain obligations to local community?

・Should the mandatory retirement system be abolished?

・Should major companies in financial trouble receive government support?

・Do the advantages of gifted student’s grade-skipping outweigh the disadvantages?

・Can working parents play a sufficient role in raising their children?

・Should organ transplants be made more available in Japan?

・Do the benefits of genetic engineering outweigh the dangers?

・Is solar power the energy of the future?

・Is enough making enough efforts to preserve its cultural heritage?

・Does individual’s privacy outweigh the public’s right to know?

・Should names or photos of juvenile criminals be made public?

・Are humans superior to other life forms?

・Which schools should emphasize more, competition or cooperation?

・Agree or disagree: Social class is still relevant in modern society

・Do the pros of having only one superpower outweigh the cons?

・Will nanotechnology have a major impact on our daily lives in the future?

・Is maintaining public safety more important than respecting citizen’s privacy?

・Agree or disagree: International terrorism will never be eliminated

・Is mass migration inevitable in today’s world?

・Should hunting for sport be banned?

・Which is a greater threat to society, crime or environmental pollution?

・Agree or disagree: Classical literature still has a place in the modern classroom

・Will there be a world without religious conflict?

・Is it acceptable to treat water as a private commodity?

・Agree or disagree: Surveillance cameras should be installed in all public places

・Will printed newspapers become obsolete in the Internet-driven 21st century?

・Should more be done to protect the cultures of world’s indigenous people?

・Is enough being done to stop cyberbullying in modern society?

・Can the arts promote peace between nations?

・Are current agricultural practices sustainable?

・Should the Japanese government do more to promote human rights in other countries?

・Are the arts given enough importance in today’s world?

・Does feminism have an important role to play in modern society?

・Can history education be free from bias?

・Is a company’s profit more important than protecting its employee’s free time?

・Is enough being done to deal with the problem of global warming?

・Is the Internet beneficial to developing countries?

・Is Japan doing enough to support disabilities?

・Should the tobacco industry be more tightly regulated?

・Should the number of weekly working hours be decreased?

・Should teachers be responsible for parenting their students as well as teaching lessons?

・Is democracy the best form of government?

・Is there enough emphasis on the sciences in higher education today?

・Agree or disagree: It is too late to prevent the loss of biodiversity

・Is the current health insurance system unsustainable?

・Should more be done to protect minority groups around the world?

・Would the global economy benefit from having a single world currency?

・Agree or disagree: Technology is undermining the role of teachers in the classroom

・Are the police in Japan equipped to deal with the challenges of a modern society?

・Should the pet industry be tightly regulated?

・Agree or disagree: The private ownership of guns should be banned

・Is transferring technology to developing nations the key to economic development?

・Is Japan doing enough to ensure its national security?

・Are concerns of the safety of genetically modified foods warranted?

・Is capital punishment an effective deterrent to crime?

・Agree or disagree: The media exaggerate the problem of juvenile crimes

・Should tax rates be lowered to stimulate the economy?

・Is enough being done to fight the trade in illegal drugs?

・Can keeping animals in captivity be justified?

・Agree or disagree: Alcohol is more damaging to society than tobacco

・Will the gap between rich and poor inevitably increase in today’s globalized world?

・Agree or disagree: National identity is becoming less important in today’s global society

・Will electronic media replace all printed materials in the future?