Technology can positively contribute to the keeping alive of traditional skills and ways of life.For example,the populations of some islandsare too small to have normal schools.Rather thanbreaking up families by sending children to the mainland, education authorities have been able to use the internet to deliver schooling online.In addition, the internet and modern refrigeration techniques are being used to keep alive the traditional skills of producingfish, because it can be ordered from and delivered to anywhere in the world.
ways of life：生活方式
break up families
deliver schooling online：提供在线教育
modern refrigeration techniques：现代制冷技术
The greatest advantage of the internet is that it has revolutionized communication between people.For example, whenstudying abroad, international students would not be bothered by the problem of homesickness,asthey are enabled by instant communication tools,such as Facetime，to talk with their families on a daily basis.In addition,people suffering from the same disease are able to establish an online communitywherethey can share inspiring stories of fighting diseases as well as useful information for recovery.
the greatest advantage of the sth is that......
be bothered by the problem of :被...问题困扰
be enable by：通过.....启用
instant communication tools：即时通讯
on a daily basis：每天
suffer from the disease：患病
Using traditional cultures as money-making tourist attractions may destroy them.This is becausethe way they are originally performed needs to be altered to meet the needs of tourists.For example,in order tohelp audiences easily understand the meaning of a traditional dance, the moves have to be simplified,whichas a resultleads to the loss of reliability of traditional art.
the needs of tourist：旅客的需求
authenticity（reliability） of traditional art：传统艺术的真实性
On the other hand, difficult hobbies can sometimes be more exciting.If an activity is more challenging, we might feel a greater sense of satisfaction when we manage to do it successfully.For example, film editing is a hobby that requires a high level of knowledge and expertise.In my case, it took me around two years before I became capable at this activity, but now I enjoy it much more than I did when I started. I believed that many hobbies gives us more pleasurewhenwe reach a higher level of performancebecausethe result are better and the feeling of achievement is greater.
manage to do it successfully：设法做到了
requires a high level of knowledge and expertise：要求卓越的知识和经验
in my case：就我而言
it took me around two years:大概花了两年时间
reach a high level of performance：达到高水平的表现
the feeling of achievement is greater:更大的成就感
On the other hand, many people believe that a stable and positive mentality, to a great extent, determines the results of sports competitions.In other words, athletes aiming at winning medals must be able to stay calm throughout the game or not easily give up even in an uphill battle.One of the most obvious examples of thisis shooting competition where the ability to focus on the target and not to be affected by the crowds is far more important than physical strength.
a stable and positive mentality：稳定积极的心态
to a great extent：在很大程度上
People in favor of students wearing school uniforms believe that it has a number of benefits.First, requiring students to wear uniforms helps reduce pressure. When everyone in the class is dressed in the same way, they are not likely to talk about the price and taste in clothes. As a result, no one would feel a sense of superiority or being prejudiced.In addition, the rule of wearing school uniforms keeps the campus safe. This is because those who are not members of the school can be easily recognized and kept outside. There are consequently less possibilities of some incidents, such as theft or gang bullying on campus.
in favor of：赞成
dressed in the same way：穿同样的衣服
taste in clothes：衣服的品味
a sense of superiority：优越感
gang bullying on campus：校园暴力
Holding the Olympic Games allows the host country to reap benefits in terms of economic growth and public health.With regard to the former,millions of people are attracted to the host county either to watch world-class sports games or to experience local culture,both of whichbring in billions of dollars in cash and create a large number of job opportunities.The other contribution made by hosting this international eventis that an interest in sports can be developed for most citizens and they would become more physically active.As a result,the level of health in the general population can be improved.
reap benefits in terms of：在......方面得到好处
with regard to the former：关于前者
world-class sports games：世界级运动会