In some countries, marriages are arranged by the parents but in other cases, people choose their own marriage partner. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
开头段：背景介绍 + 个人观点
主体段1：（反对“父母安排婚姻”）理由 + 论证
主体段2：（支持并分析观点“父母安排婚姻”）理由 + 论证
主体段3：（分析观点“父母安排婚姻”）理由 + 论证
结尾段：重申自己观点 + 汇总理由
背景句 + 个人观点：The idea that marriage should be arranged by the parents of the couple, or by other members of the family, is quite acceptable to some societies, yet completely out of the question for others. It all depends on your cultural expectations.
### 主体段 1
主题句：In so-called western societies, it is very unusual for marriages to be arranged.
论证：Most young people would not welcome the idea that their parents have the right to choose their partner of life. They feel that arranged marriages deny their fundamental right to choose, even if they make a bad decision.
### 主体段 2
主题句：However, if we are honest about it, we might acknowledge that some parents organise their children's lives in such a way that they are likely to meet and marry partners the parents approve of.
论证： It could be said that this is, to some extent, similar to an arranged marriage. It is always better when families support the relationship and welcome the grandchildren.
### 主体段 3
主题句：People often argue that the likelihood of the marriage lasting is greater when it is set up in this manner.
论证：Parents can be assured that their children are joining a family of similar cultural background, and this, in the long run, makes for a more stable society if your parents' marriage was arranged, and has worked well, then why should you question the custom?
重申自己观点 + 汇总理由：
The important thing to ensure is that people are never forced into a marriage which will make them unhappy or lead to an unequal relationship where one partner is exploited by the other. This applies in all societies and situations.
out of the question 不可能；谈不上
cultural expectation 文化预期
approve of 支持
to some extent 在某种程度上
cultural norm 文化传统
in the long run 从长远来看
be forced into 被迫
apply in 适合；适用