摘要：2018年10月13日托福考试回忆已经更新，新航道托福教研队给同学们准备好了本次的托福独立写作范文，我们先来回忆一下题目：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
One’s job has a greater influence on the one’s overall happiness than the one’s social life does.
Our overall happiness is subject to many influences. The two paramount ones may be our jobs and our social lives. Here comes [“套路深”之 倒装句 机会] the question: is one’s job a greater influence than the one’s social life? I would rely in the affirmative [习语]. [“套路深”之 设问句(自问自答) 机会]
Before everything starts, a relatively clear definition of happiness is needed. It is fair to believe that prior to other factors, one’s financial security, which relies mostly on the one’s job – stability of the position and the salary, is the fundamental of the one’s happiness. [中心句] One who has difficulty making a living as is desired hardly has the mood to enjoy life’s other offerings. For example, one of my friends is recently suffering from a substantial salary cut and now can barely make ends meet [习语]. His mind is now where the source of income is, and he is obviously absent-minded even though there are friends around. Although he may put the worry aside [put … aside] for a moment, for the most of time, he struggles.
Here comes [“套路深”之 倒装句 机会] the follow-up question. [段落之间的联系不是简单的平行并列，而是 层进/递进] What about a financially secure person? When a job can fully satisfy the person’s economic need, in what ways does the job bring more happiness to the job holder than does the one’s social life? [“套路深”之 设问句 机会] One’s happiness is definitely not limited to [be limited to] how much money the job pays. Feeling needed, appreciated and respected is the next level up [习语]. This is what a job can provide and what a social life may not. [两句合成 中心句功能] [回答前面的 设问] In the job, one makes personal breakthroughs or accomplishments, gets better paid or promoted, feels trusted and admired by the peers, and plays a role that matters. In comparison, the social life may be pleasant but not that fulfilling. Friends like each other and not necessarily need to look up to each other; they enjoy each other’s company but can live without each other; their respect to each other often does not build on recognition on each other’s capability but on shared interests or common personalities.
Admittedly, that is not denying how important one’s social life is. Rarely does [“套路深”之 倒装句 机会] a high achiever at work live happily if he (or she) has nowhere to go except the office. While the job can challenge, frustrate or even irritate the person, the friends can keep the person undefeated, optimistic and delighted.
At this point, one should be convinced that a person’s job plays a bigger role in one’s overall happiness than does the person’s social life. We need to socialize and, to a greater extent, need to work.