俗话说：“首句难，难于上青天。”君不见，为搏考官一笑，为搏写作高分，烤鸭们搜肠刮肚，誓将第一句整的惊天地、泣鬼神，让考官惊为天人。只可惜，有些句子却将考官雷得外焦里嫩，有一些落入模板窠臼，甚至还有一些让考官想撞墙……为什么第一句重要？因为它是第一印象，重要意义不言而喻。要想第一句写得好，不外乎两个方法：一是自己原创；二是参考模板。你会选择哪种呢？这两种方法各有好处：前者能惊艳，后者上手快；但是又各有不足：原创太累，模板太俗。不过据经验来看，不少中华烤鸭宁愿俗，不愿累——可以理解，因为雅思写作考试时间确实很紧张。 模板有高低之分吗？当然有。主流的开头模板有些让人想吐；非主流的模板只要不脑残，是能够区分高低分的。这个单元能让我们了解一些非主流的模板，它们共同的特点：不俗，有针对性，而且好上手。The last decade has witnessed …（科技类，旅游类）Example 1Today, more and more developing countries are expanding tourist industry. Why is it the case? Do you regard it as positive or negative? Past decades have witnessed the boom of tourist industry in some developing countries.Example 2Many employees work at home using modern technology today. Some people think only workers benefit from it, not employers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?Past decades have witnessed the galloping growth of technology, especially the information technology. Sth. rarely surprises us any more these days./Sth. is rarely surprising any more these days. （问题解决类题型或有关社会阴暗面的题目）Example 1Pressure on the school and university students is increasing and students are pushed to work hard when they are young. Do you think it is a positive or negative development?The increasing pressure on students in both schools and universities rarely surprises us these days.Example 2Some people think the Media should not report details of crimes to the public. To what extent do you agree or disagree?The detailed report of crimes on Media rarely surprises us these days. We can hardly avoid being influenced by sth (as…). （广告类，电视类）Example 1Advertising encourages consumers to buy in quantity rather than in quality. To what extent do you agree or disagree?We can hardly avoid being influenced by advertisements.Example 2Some people believe that time spent on TV, video and computer games can be valuable for children. Others believe this has negative effects on children. Discuss and give your own opinion.Hardly can people avoid being influenced by mass media.