Question: Some employers give increased importance to social skills in addition to good qualifications. Do you agree or disagree that social skills are as important as good qualifications for success in jobs?
解读：这个题目的意思是现今社会，雇主在好的学历的基础上越来越重视社会技能。你是否同意社会技能在决定工作成功中扮演着同等重要的角色？通过这个题目的分析，朗阁海外考试研究中心的们给广大考生们提出了以下几点需要注意的问题：首先，这个题目的两个对立面是社会技能和良好的学历。在这个题目里，有个重要的关键词就是in addition to。所以，考生们需要注意的是这个题目并不是说社会技能和学历二选一。不管考生选择的态度是同意还是不同意，都是认可学历的重要性。区别在于社会技能是否也很重要。其次，在写作过程中，关键点在于工作的成功。也就是说，无论考生的重点在哪里，都应该将内容局限于工作领域里面进行讨论，而不应该延伸至工作领域之外。
As new industries are springing up and existing ones are increasingly diversified, many jobs no longer demand employees to be equipped with adequate professional knowledge; instead, sound communicational skills and interpersonal skills are called for to accomplish certain tasks: an outstanding sales clerk is spared from the need to comprehend the technical qualities that are encapsulated in their products or the manufacturing process in detail; in fact, to strike a deal, it only requires the salespersons to convince the potential customers of the competitive advantages and remarkable features that distinguish their products from that of rival competitors; a competent manager does not necessarily have to know the convoluted management theories or principles, for the job of management in practice is essentially different from the theoretical knowledge learnt in textbooks. Managers are supposed to communicate how to carry out a particular task with the subordinates/superior and provide viable solutions if they ever encounter/be met/confronted with difficulties or setbacks.
Many job tasks are of gargantuan proportion and infinite complexity that they are beyond the power of any single individual attempting to work alone. Therefore, teamwork is needed to make the realization of challenging projects possible: each team member is expected to avail of one’s strengths to work on a particular part of the project. In this way, the efficiency can be maximized. A software engineer alone, for instance, cannot possibly launch rockets/a policy/a plan/a piece of software from scratch. The team has to consist of people who are capable of carrying out market research to gain an idea of consumer requirements and demands, who are able to design the products in a way that can entice/attract massive numbers of end-users, and who can market the products to the general gamers.
Granted, social skills