Ann Landers was a famous columnist in USA during the second half of 20th Century. She dealt with people’s personal problems by offering her advice. Today, the newspaper still keeps circulating her past advice given to the reader, and these are still available on the web. Read a letter sent to her, as below, and try to answer the reader if you were a car manufacturer, trying to help Ann Lander to explain your intention (as the manufacturer) to the reader.
Dear Ann Landers:
I hope you can answer a question for me. Why do car manufacturers build automobiles that can go over 85 mph? Every day, newspapers print hair-raising stories about auto crashes caused by speeding. The speedometer on my own standard sedan goes up to 120 mph. I am not a race car driver. Under what circumstances could I possibly need to go that fast?
You know a great many experts, Ann. Please ask someone why car manufacturers create cars that can attain speeds that too often cause death and destruction.
If you want to, you can refer to Ann Lander’s reply at https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/03/20/classic-ann-landers-af440. You are allowed to digest her thoughts, paraphrase them, comment with your thoughts, but do not copy her words exactly into your writing.
Read the news report “Virus Outbreak: Child home alone with dead grandpa” at http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2020/02/27/2003731710
Write your comments how you feel about the boy’s case and his family.
An Italy Father, 72, died in March this year in Lovere, Bergamo, which is one of the worst-hit cities swept by Coronavirus. After being infected by the virus, his parishioners had purchased a respirator for him, but he gave it to a younger patient whom he did not know. What thoughts do you have after learning this sad story?
You may want to refer to the news report “Coronavirus: At least 50 priests killed by coronavirus” released by BBC at https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52015969.