TPO37 综合写作 Integrated Writing Task
The passage talks about a solution named Turtle Escape Devices in order to save endangered turtles which are accidentally trapped in the nets of shrimp-fishing boats and die without enough air. The writer criticizes TEDs in three aspects. But the lecturer argues that TEDs are still effective way to protect turtles.
First, the writer holds the view that it is rare for turtles to be caught by a shrimper. However, the lecturer contradicts it by stating that there are thousands of shrimpers wandering on the sea. If one shrimper kills one turtle in one year, there can be thousands of turtles die in a year. In addition, turtles have already been endangered animals and their population is small now. So the accident catch by shrimpers can still cause serious problems on them.
Second, the writer contends that shrimpers can shorten the time to keep the turtle in traps alive. On the contrary, the lecturer refutes it by standing that this idea is just in theory, because it will be difficult for the government to supervise all those shrimper ships which are dispersedly located on the vast sea. So the second approach put forward by the writer is proved hard to enforce.
Third, the writer mentions that current TEDs are too small for some large turtle species to escape. Nevertheless, the lecturer casts doubt on it by holding that it is easy for us to modify the design of TEDs. Larger TEDs can be used in areas where big turtles live. Therefore, the writer’s last idea is proved unconvincing.
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