Saturday, February 26, 2011

TOEFL Essay for Wisconsin - "Welcome to the Real World"

There's a reason people turn into zombies; it's because we only live for ourselves. Eventually, after years of self-obsession, we know nothing else. We universalize our obsession. We assume everyone wants brains when we do. Ironically, we become obsessed with what others are doing. Their actions reduce what we see as the number of available brains. Naturally, we can't suffer this reduction in brains, since we need to eat brains. Others' brains, never our own. Our own brain we want, nay, we need intact. It's our slice-of-pie brain; what little we have left.

No one wants to be a zombie, because even though it's a relatively low maintenance lifestyle, it offers nothing new. It's harsh, and if we transformed into zombies tomorrow, we'd have to deal with it. I'd assume most of us would fight, however, against such a fate. Imagine though if there were a large contingent of voices saying that we should just give our brains away; let's just let the zombies have them. They want them, after all, more than we seem to. If they have the get-up-and-go, then they deserve our brains. C'est la vie.

It's possible for virtually anyone to appeal to the harshness of the real world, and that we should acquiesce can always be argued. I'm sure there's virtue in acceptance. Somewhere. Should someone come in your house with a gun and take everything you own, well, tough shit: "welcome to the real world." Welcome to the negation of any argument you can make. It's just the flow that negates all action. Police don't even need exist because, after all, "welcome to the real world." Nothing can be done.

The real world includes workers like those protesting in Wisconsin, those protesting against the idea that someone can simply come in to power and take whatever and whenever they want. Have you read this bill? It stipulates that the governor can privatize whenever he wishes or "deems necessary." Would you give this much power to a governor merely because he claimed to share your politics? If so, you really should call yourself a communist, because this is forced collectivization, only this time it's for the profit of a few, not of a party.

The irony here is this: If you defend this, then you defend tyrants yet claim to be against big govt. That's right: the men and women you defend are tyrants. You defend Bush, Palin, and now Walker. These big personalities with big plans believe in concentration of power in the executive branch, be that on the state or federal level. These big government actors use legislation to enrich a small group of people, all the while using the state security apparatus to legitimize their actions. This is as big as big government gets.

Another irony: Were these people threatening your livelihood with these bills, you'd do something. It's easy to snipe with snide comments when you're safe, when they haven't yet come for you.

You wouldn't welcome these changes were you a union worker in Wisconsin. You'd be pissed the hell off. Why? Because only people who are about to get their brains sucked out by aliens sit back and let it happen. Only under hallucinogens or under severe hypnosis would you acquiesce to the zombies so easily. So, either pick your poison, or shut the hell up.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TOEFL Essay - most important event

Q. Discuss one significant event or movement that has occurred during your lifetime. Why is it important? Use reasons and examples to support your response.

One significant movement that has happened during my lifetime has been flarf. You may laugh, or you may cry; you may stick a turtle in the eye while filming a movie in the Amazon, but you may not escape flarf.

Flarf is an understanding machine. I am so lucky, but I am luckier with schools. If you slam your hand in the door and simultaneously ponder its description, flarf answers. There is a precipitous closing of how we interpret events. Just like she says the meeting is meaty and watery and I say its pudding pop and dirigible. That is to say, we launch missiles with gas from Location A to strike Location B without knowing who is at the latter place. Where is the greater gas congestion? How can we know if people are constantly moving thanks to globalization? If only we would stop shuffling labor and employment around, we could hit someone in Location B. The poorer any location is, the less likely you will have the correct targets there to bomb. In a sense, flarf means to intercept all meaning at Location B and turn it into a sumptuous fest of language. The bomb cannot them permeate; intelligence ideals, like spying, goes bust with a sea of incorrect images and signs. I don’t know if a missile here is worth it because unicorns feast on fluctuating rice shortages. That’s the powerful and naturalizing ability of clogged language.

Flarf is honestly like a bowel. If any knives are real enough to cauterize a one to one interpretation, where this one to one is a huge chef who is constantly running to the bathroom, the deepness cuts. However, flarf isn’t deep, so flarf cannot control pain. Target suffering and address to be selfish, but rather help to distract them and turn corners. If we watch the wrong channel, then instead of interpretation we’re incorretly supplied. We ruin our facts. I honestly think there are more interpretations than facts worth changing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TOEFL Essay - Would you love to see teens work?

Q. In some countries, teenagers have jobs while they are still students. Do you think this is a good idea? Support your opinion by using specific reasons and details.

Teens are hard workers. The work teens perform often facilitates a more lucrative family standing, where parents are able to rest off their feet and curtail their daily dose of performances. Often teens stretch their job prospects to build a business during their school career. This career activity while academics take up a large part of our life is detrimental to study but gathers world experience. So the question is frankly complex.

We build things with a union of smaller and larger hands. This union will grip the task and construct a reminder of the work. Our buildings demonstrate our belief that with work is better than without. Much of this demonstration is teenage, and we complete it during our student period. Constructing part of our environment we're given a sense of control. These constructs are malleable. Buildings constructed from smaller hands show a finer command of detail and precision, bolts and screws turned with tenacity and focus on the small coming together of index and thumb. These bolts could only be turned by laborers with their head in the books. We find an example in the strenuous tasks at ballparks, where teenage laborers deliver accurate beer to thirsty customers. The patrons are silly to complain: delivery has its head in the books.

Teenagers who work during schooling feel the pinch that the world delivers. This holding and gripping until an uncomfortable pressure remains stemmed from necessity. If we wanted goods in the past, we'd have to work for them. Nothing came free. Goods and services we need don't just pop out of machines when we want them to. We must use money to coax them free. Teen work ethic reduces the amount of pilfering, so employing children knocks down misdemeanor incidences. Children kept busy refuse to engage in actions which disturb surrounding architecture.

Monday, February 07, 2011

TOEFL Essay - New languages' challenges

Q. What challenges you most when learning a new language? Use reasons and examples to support your response.


New languages present new challenges. Innovative learning methods require full immersion and attention. When we learn about new cultures, their problems rush us, their histories fell us, their new languages and slang assault us.

When I first started learning several new languages, I challenged myself with the task of keeping them apart. Sadly, the words all ran together in my head, creating a long line. This rope couldn't pull me from the woods where I had wandered, and symbols and their meanings went walking unhinged from any weight. It was like the moon had usurped my ability to find words. Similar phenomena challenge me with the entire technique I've practiced outside of the classroom: Total and utter immersion. My challenge occurs when I have nothing left to say in the new language, and then I yawn.

New cultures have unique problems. They are not new, but they are new to us. With a new language, continually ignoring cultural problems is implausible. So the challenge isn't the language, but what language brings.

When I learn new languages, I get intense. My interests are so many that I feel unfocused. Because I have another language under my belt, I feel overwhelmed. What if one language escapes me, or what if I speak at the wrong moment? What if my tongue comes out and stays out, stuck without language? This is an embarrassing admission. Being overtaken is powerful, but no names exist to hurl at an entire language. Language, much like history, swallows the vile curse and drum. Any slurs you can think of, language is there before you. I am challenged learning languages because I feel like this is very trampled earth.