No. 10 Why do people live longer now?
难点剖析： 现代社会的很多现象都是难点，该题问长寿的原因，对于平时没有思路积累的考生来说，确实有点难度。关键是要找到回答的切入点，我认为至少有三个：身体锻炼（physical exercise），健康饮食（healthy food），去除不良习惯（kicking bad habits）。尤其最后一点，是与人们的生活方式有关，不太容易被想到。
名师范例： There is a special word in English for long life. It’s called “longevity”, right? And I think three main factors are at play here. First, exercise – physical exercise. More and more people are going to the gym: they run on running machines, they do weight training or muscle building, and they take yoga classes. Second, healthy food. People are becoming aware of the health benefits of eating more fruit and vegetables. And finally, kicking bad habits like smoking and drinking. Many public places such as restaurants have signs that warn people against smoking or drunk-driving.
No. 9 Why is law so important in modern society?
名师范例：The modern society is much more complex than any society in the past – that’s why every government in the world needs so many laws to maintain social order. On the individual level, we should try our best to be law-abiding citizens and respect the laws in every area of our daily life. Actually, in most Western societies, no one is above the Constitution – not even the President of the United States, for example.
No. 8 What modern appliances do you have in your home? And what do you think of them?
难点剖析：该题有两个难点：一是appliances（家用电器），不少考生不知道该词，或者就算阅读中认识它，听到也反应不过来，暴露出中国考生学习词汇的片面性；二是后面那个What do you think of them的问题，会让有些考生感到手足无措，因为大多数人对于家用电器的态度就是使用它们，绝少会去想对它们的看法及观点。
名师范例： I don’t have many modern appliances in my home except computer, microwave and fridge. As I see it, how many modern appliances you need in your home depends on your lifestyle and mindset. If you are still single and always moving from one city to another, you won’t need things like TV or washing machine or air conditioning. And if you don’t think cooking is a fun part of your life, you won’t spend your money on kitchen gadgets like blender, toaster and coffee grinder.
No. 7 Do you think having a hobby is good for people’s social life? In what way?
难点剖析： 如果是纯粹谈hobby的问题，不应该成为难题，但这道题把hobby和人们的social life挂钩，并且问In what way（在何种方面）hobby会有益于人们的social life，这样就把难度系数提高了不少。回答该题的切入点有三个：social（社交层面的），recreational（休闲娱乐层面的），mental（精神层面的）。只要找到任何一个角度，该题就可迎刃而解。
名师范例：Yes. Most hobbies are perfectly healthy activities that people should do in their spare time. And people who pursue such a hobby as collecting stamp, playing the violin and watching birds in outdoor nature typically have a richer social life because they can find others who share the same interest. As a matter of fact, the benefits of having a hobby often extend beyond one’s social life. If people are spending more time doing good things, you know, they would have less time doing bad things. So it is sometimes argued that such people must be law-abiding citizens, rather than criminals who cause a lot of harm to our society.
No. 6 What can make people happy when they are old?
难点剖析： 随着雅思考生的低龄化，一些跟old people, old age, retirement有关的考题逐渐成为难点。对于很多年幼的考生来说，要谈old age的问题是非常抽象的，所以只有平时多积累思路，从范例回答中吸取回答的素材。该题的另一个难点是happiness，可能是由于中国社会经济发展的现状吧，大家更关心的是money的问题，而至于happiness则鲜有人问津。
名师范例：Although different people have different things to be happy about when they getting old, I guess some feelings are universal. More often than not, old people’s happiness comes from the big family, such as playing with their grandchildren and having a family reunion. If their finances permit, travelling around the world would give them a lot of fun. Otherwise, pursuing old hobbies and doing community services can become two of their pleasures. One more thing, since the elderly love going through old memories, writing their memoirs is an excellent idea to spend the rest of their lives.