Agree or disagree with the following statement: The use of smartphones in the high school classroom is an excellent idea. Write one paragraph in English stating your opinion and three reasons to support it. You may write up to 80 words. (Do not count punctuation such as periods and commas as words.)
Read the following short news story and choose a position (agreement or disagreement) regarding the introduction of casinos in Japan. You may write up to 100 words to support your position. Count the number of your own words and put the number in the box provided. Do not count punctuation such as periods and commas as words.
LAWMAKERS APPROVE CASINOS
In July of 2018, Japanese lawmakers approved a bill that allows for the establishment of integrated resort (IR) facilities including casinos. The IR facilities will be built at three different locations and casinos will be introduced under the following conditions: 1) Japanese locals will only be able to visit the casinos three times per week, or ten times a month, 2) Japanese visitors will be charged a 6,000 yen entrance fee, and 3) national and regional governments will collect a 30%tax on revenues generated by the resorts.