Advantage and Disadvantages of Being an Only Child
My father used to talk to me about his five siblings. He used to say that I was unfortunate thatI had none. And I used to envy him and wonder how nice it would be to have a houseful ofbrothers and sisters. I also used to wonder what would happen to me if I were to lose myparents.
Frankly speaking, I do not have to share anything with anybody. I own all my parents' love. Ican ask for anything I want. I always wear new clothes and eat the best food. Since my parentsspend all their money on me, I can study at the best university of the country.
Lucky as I am, I now and then feel very lonely and I have nobody to complain about myloneliness. How I long for a quarrel with my brothers and sisters! Of course I have classmatesand friends, but they are different. Sometimes I feel so pessimistic that after my parents leavethe world, I will have no blood relatives left to share with me the fond memories of my parents. Furthermore, I am likely to become selfish while I realize the world is for sharing.
So, I am happy but lonely; I am fortunate but piteous; I am loved but spoiled; I am well-bredbut selfish, because I am the only child of the family.
·How nice to have brothers and siste rs
·How miserable to be an only child
·Advant ages of being an only child , e .g .
·Disadvantages of being an only child , e .g .
·As an only child
* happy — lonely
* fortunate — piteous
* loved — spoiled
* well-bred — selfish
本文是一篇议论文。文中作者以人称来谈个人的意见和体会。在短短的段中, 作者已表示了对上一代多子女的羡慕, 下一代独生子女的孤独无助, 由此, 自然地过渡到主题“独生子女的利弊”。结尾段是一总结, 反义词的运用使结尾简短而有力。
siblings n. 兄弟姊妹
a houseful of 一屋子的
frankly speaking 坦率地说
lucky as I am 虽然我很幸运( as 引导让步状语从句, 需用倒装)
complain about 抱怨
pessimistic a. 悲观的
piteous a. 可怜的
spoiled a. 宠坏的
well-bred a. 有教养的