比如，2017年3月25日雅思考试作文问：在当今社会，学生们获取信息的途径很多，这是不是意味着老师没有用处了？对于这个题目，如果使用模板，就可以这样开头：When it comes to the role teachers play in modern education, some people think that they are useless because students can obtain information from many sources, while others think teachers are still very useful...，虽然这样的开头并没有大的错误，但内容显得过于拘谨，难以给考官留下好的印象。我们完全可以通过对题目关键概念进行细节化，使文章开头显得更为生动。请看：
Nowadays it is not uncommon to see a teacher lecturing laboriously with some students fixing their eyes on their laptop screen or smartphone and others sleeping. The reasons for this pathetic situation are varied, one important being that, with more sources of information at hand, students do not have to rely on their teachers as much as before for things they want to know. While this is certainly true in a sense, I still hold that the teacher does have a role to play in modern education.
在这里，老雅通过描写一个具体场景（老师辛苦讲课，但一些学生却在看手机，还有学生在睡觉）来引出文章需要讨论的话题，即老师到底还有没有用处？与模板相比，老雅的范文明显更生动、更特别。再如，2017年2月18日的雅思考试作文：科技有时候让我们的生活变复杂了，为了让我们的生活简单一些，我们是否应该拒绝科技？如果使用“万能模板”开头法，大致就是：Nowadays, whether we should embrace high technology has become a heated topic among people. Some think..., while others think...。同样，这个开头也不能算错误，但显得很死板，缺乏灵活性。如果我们描写一下科技如何让我们的生活变复杂了，作文的开头马上就生动起来：
Technology is not always an angel, rather, in some cases, it may turn out to be a devil making our life rather miserable and complicated. Indeed, besides having to take trouble to learn to use the technology, who has not at least once cursed the technology when he flips open his computer for some important data only to find that the computer breaks down or when he is eager to fly to a city for a life-anddeath business negotiation only to be told that his flight is canceled?
比如，To be sure, ambition is like the force driving people to move on toward their goals. With certain ambition in mind, people will set about making plans, taking actions and then will persist when they encounter difficulties. My friend John is a perfect example. Ten years ago, when I first got to know him, he told me he dreamed of becoming the best photographer in this country. Then he began to travel to all places in China, no matter how dangerous and remote they are and just last month he published his first photography book which contains a lot of fantastic pictures he took.
本段旨在论证“有志向的人会坚持”这样一个论点。在举例中，老雅范文写出了以下细节：（1）具体名字（John），（2）具体时间（ten years ago/last month），（3）具体事情（become the best photographer in this country/travelled to all places in China/published his first photography book）。这样的例证就显得既具体，也有说服力。
再如，However, it does not follow that university students must confine themselves to the library and the classroom. Quite the opposite, they ought to engage in as many extracurricular activities as possible, for if the academic study makes them prepared intellectually, these club activities may be helpful to their future career in many different ways. For example, sports make them physically stronger, boat racing makes them more cooperative, writing makes them more expressive, and camping makes them more persistent. Even those more leisurely activities such as guitar playing or singing can relieve the students of their heavy load of academic work and make them more resilient to physical and emotional stresses in life.
（1）The spread of multinational products can often bring in its wake a loss of jobs, as people turn to buying the new brand, perhaps thinking it more glamorous than the one they are used to.
比较：The spread of multinational products can often make people lose their job, because people will buy the new brand, for they think it is more fashionable than the local brand.（7分）
再比较：More and more multinational products can often let people without job, because people will buy the new brand, they think the new brand is better than the old brand. （5—6 分）
原文一口气使用了三个词组，包括in its wake（紧随其后），a loss of job（失去工作），be used to（习惯……），同时使用了as引导的原因状语，thinking非谓语动词引导的分词短语（也表示原因）。如果将...bring in its wake a loss of jobs 改为...make people lose their job, 将as改为because，将thinking改为for they think，虽然意思完全没变，但是语言的灵活性则失去了一大半。
（2）Some may argue that all people are entitled to have access to the same products, but I say that local objects suit local conditions best, and that faceless uniformity worldwide is an unwelcome and dreary prospect.
比较：Some people may say/claim that all people should be allowed to use the same products, but I say that local objects are better, and that it is not a very good picture to see the world has the same face.（6—7分)
再比较：Some people may say that we all should use the same products, but I think the local things are better, I don’t like to see the world has the same face.（5分)
原文使用了be entitled to...（有权利做……）和have access to... ( 可以使用……）两个词组，同时在I say 后面接了两个that从句。如果将all people are entitled to have access to the same products 改为all people should be allowed to use the same products，表达上就大为逊色了。
（3）To see the same products in shops the world over is boring, and does not impel visitors to open their wallets in the same way that trinkets or souvenirs unique to the particular area do.
比较：It is boring if we see the same products in shops everywhere in the world, and we will not buy them, but when we see the local products, we may open our wallets.（6分）
再比较：It is boring to see the same products everywhere in the world, you won’t buy them, but when we see the local things, we may buy it.（5分）
原文使用了to do ... is boring这个句型，同时用比较句型很紧凑地比较两件不同事物引起的结果。比较文的句型显得十分松散，没有显示出对句型使用的控制力。