Directions: You are to write in no less than 120 words on the topic of "Is It Necessary for Children to Do Housework?". You should base your composition on the Chinese outline given below. Write your composition on the ANSWER SHEET.
Is It Necessary for Children to Do Housework?
Some parents think that it is necessary and important for students to do some housework. Housework is a kind of physical exercise necessary for mental development. Other parents, however, hold that it is study that is of extreme importance to children. Priority should first and foremost be given to study both at school and at home. Hence children should be exempt from any tedious and time-consuming housework.
I think students should share some housework with their parents. The reasons are as follows. First, doing some housework can enable the children to have some sense of responsibility. There is a lot of housework in each family. As a member of the family, each one should do his or her share. Since a child is a member of the family, undoubtedly, he is of no exception. In the second place, doing some housework can give children opportunities to get to know their parents better. By doing housework, children will know how hard it is for their parents to go to work everyday while raising a family. They will make even greater efforts in their study later on. Finally, doing some housework can give children a chance to do some physical exercises. Since children have to sit and study most of the time, this is certainly beneficial to their health.
In light of the above, I strongly recommend that those who are not in the habit of doing housework start doing some right now. Your parents will be pleased and you will learn something from it.