TWEEl,'l" 2n'J2. TWEEls:ry. 312'J2 'WRITING TOPICS 172 When studentsmove to a new school, they sometimes face problems. How can schools help these _ with their problems? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer, 171 Imagine tlllI! you iII. preparing fur a trip, You plan to be away from yourheme for. year_ m addition to clothing and personal care items" youc:m take one .dditionallhing. What w important to. pecplef.Use specific reasons and """"'Pies to explain yom answer, IS5 Y 00 have enough money to purchase either a bouse or a business. Which ",-ould you choose to t.xy'! an", specific reasons to explain yoor choice. .184 Some students prof er to study alone. Otbers prefer.to study with "group of studenls_ Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support yilur.answer_ IS3 Films can tell us • lot about the country where they were-made. What have you Ieemed about • country from watclring its movies? Use specific examples .m!I details to support ycur ""1""""'. IS2 Many people have a close relationship with their.pets. Tbesepecple treer their birds, cats, or other animals as mesnbers.of their family. In your opinion, are snob relationsbjps good? Why or ,.ny not? Use specific reasons and esemples to snpport your answer, 181 ill your oourilry, is there mere neeiI fur land to be left in its Miura! coedificn or is there more need fur land to be developed for hoosing and irnfustry'! Use specific reasons and examples to support yoor answer, 180 Movies are popular all ov er the world &plain ,.ny movies are so popular. Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer, 179 What are some of!he qualities of a good parent'! Use specific details and examples to explain your answer, 169' People listen to mesic for different reasons and at different times. Why is music important to many people? Use specific reasons and example. to "wort your choice, 161l Many _nls choos-e to attend schools or tmrcersities outside their home coccmes, Why do some student. stody ._ uSe specific reasons and detail. to explain yoor.""",,·er. 167 Your ><:IIooHI." enough mdIley to purchase ei1her computers fur students or book, for the h"bI3ry. Which should yoor school choose to buy - computes or books? Use specific reasoaseed OxampIes to support your recommendation. 166 People recogaize a difference.betweenchildren and·odults. \VlW everts (experiences or ceremonies) make. a paWn an adult? Use ~jk reasons and examples to explain your answer, 165 Y 00 have decided to give several hours of your time each mon!h to improve the ooIIll1l1lIrity \Were you live. What is one thing you will do to improve your oommunity? Why? Use specific "'""'lIS and details to explain yoor choice 178 The 21st century bas begun What changes do you thinI: !his new century will hrng? Use examples and details in your answer, 177 A friend of yours has receivedsome money and plans to me all of it either • to go on vacation' to buy • car Your friend bas asked yoo fur advice. Compare your friend's two choice, and explain _ one you think ycur friend should choose Use specific reasons and details to support yoor choice 176 Holidays honor people orev __ IT you could create a new holiday, what persen oreveat wonld it honor and how would you waul people to celebrate it? Use specific reasons and detail. to support yoor answer, 164 164. Peeple do many different fuings to .5I'J' heal1hy_ What do you do for good health? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer, 163 I, the ability to read and write more important today then in the past? Why or why nor? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer, 162 Some famous athletes and entertainers-earn millions of dollars every ye..-_ 00 you think these people deservesuch high salaries? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. 161 People remember special gifts or presents that they have received. Why? U so specific reasons and examples to support your answer .. 160 When people reed to complain about a product or poor service, some prof er to complain in \\riling and others prefer to complain in person. Whim way do you prefer? Use specific "'""'lIS and examples to support your answer .. 175 Some _like classes \\here teachers lecture (do all of the tal1:ing) in ci ass , OIher students prefer classes where the students do some of!hetaI1:ing. Whim type ofclass do you prefer? Give specific "'"",lIS and detail. to support yoor choice, 174 Every gereratioa of people is different in important "''l''' How is yoor generation different from ycur parents' generation? Use specific reasons and eaampjes to explain your answer, 159 The twentieth oeaturysew great change.In your opinion, what is one change that should be remembered about the twentieth century? U so specific reasons and details to explain ycur choice, 158 When famous people such as actors, athlete, and rock stars give their opinions; marry people listen. Do yoU! think we should pay attention to these opinions? Use specific reasons' and e::5:.iDDples to support your answer, 173 It is sometimes said that borrowing money from a friend can harm or damage the friendship. 00 yoo agree? Why or why not? Use reasons andspecific examples to explain your answer, 157 In the future, students IIl'J' have the choice of studying at home by using technology such as computers or television or of.studying at traditional schools, Which woold you prefer? Use 4!1'J2 51292 reasons and specificdetails to explain your cboice .. J.j6 Y 00 have the opportunity 10 visit • foreign country fur two weeks. Whim,oouotry would you like to visit? Use specific reasons and de!l!ils to explain l'''''' choice, 141 If you oould make one anpcrtanr change in. school that you attended, what change would you make? Use reasons end specific """"'Pies to support y= answer, J.j5 PIlInIs can provide food, shelt .. , clothing,. or medicine \Vhat·is one kind ofpliiIII that is importmtto you or thepeepleia your countiy"'Use'specifk """OIlS and details i.oexplain your choice, 140 Soare itensfsach as clothes or flrmiturej ean 00 made by hand or by machine. Wbichdo you prefer - items mode hy hand or items made by machine? Use reasons and specific ex..-nples to explain yOur choice 139 What do YO" consider to be the nest importmt room in a house? Why is this room more inlpoltmt to you than any other room? U so speciflc.reascns.and eaaznples.tc support your opinion 154 ill some countries, people lire no long.,r·alIowed til smoke in many public places andoffice buildingS. DO you thinI: !his is • good rule or a bad rule? Use specific reasoris and details to · support your position 153'00 you agree or disagree with the following 5Iatemen!? A 2)00 bas no useful purpcse_ Use · specific reasons and ex..-nples to explain your answer, 138 Do you agree or disagree with the fuUowing ,llIteinent? It is better to be a member of a grecp than to be the leeder of. groop_ Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. 137 Do yoo agree or disagree with !he fhtlowing,tatemad'l High schools should allow students to xtody the courses that students waul to .,tndy. Use specific reescns and examples to SIIJlPOI! your opinion 152 Marry parts of !he wmId are losini;,importiiIIlmhnal r""""""";",,,11 as forests, animals..or clean water, Cheese one resource that is disappearing and explain ,.ny it needs to be saved. Use · specific reasons and examples to support yom opinion J.j I What is !he nest important.mDrml in ycur country? Why is the :mimal impoIlmf! Use reasons and·.pecmc details to explain your answer. 150'00 you agree or disagree with thetoilowillg _, Watclring tel",,,"on is had for children U'" specifio detail. and examples to suppetyour.answer. 149.1magin<:Il001 unifurms .. Other high schools permit _ to decide what to we", to school, Which of these two school policies do you think is better? Use specific r.,.",1IS and examples to support ycur Opinion 134 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Children ,sI!ouId be required to help with household tasks a. soon as !hey are able to do so. Usespecific reasons and examples to support yoor answer, 1411 Do you agree or disagree with the following .,._? Playing game. toadies us abouthfe, Use specific reasons andesamples to support your answer. 147 Yoor school basreceieeda gift ofIIioneY. \Vhat,do yOu think is the best way fur your school to spend this moIleJ'1 Use specific reasons and details to support ycur choice. 133 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A person', childhood Y""'" (the time from birth to twelve years of .ge) are the most importiiIII years of. person's life. Usespecific "'""'lIS and """"'Pies to suppon your answer. 140 Some people Frefa- tospead their free time outdoors. Other people prefer to spend their leisure time indoors. Would you prefer to be ootside or would you prefer to be inside fur your leisure activilies?Use specific reasons-and examples to explain your choice. 132 If you ceald iaveatsometbiag new, what prodoctwoold you develop? Usespecific detail. to explain why this invention is reeded, 131 Do you agree or disagree wiih the following statement? Only people \\ho eam a lot of money are successful Usespecific reasons and examples to support ycur answer, 130 S\lme yeung children spend. great amount of their time practicing.spcrts_ DisCllSSthe odvaulage' and disadvmtages of thi •. U,e """,mc "'Olihonld have "",eialilhort Vacations'throughout the year_ Which w..'P"int do you agree willi? Use specific reasom·and e;wIIple. to support ycur clioice.. 142 A gift (such as .carnera,.' sOccer.ball aran animal) can c_ to iI chi!d's"",,eIo_t. What gitl',vOO!d you give to help. child develop? Why?·Use."""ons and spocilic'''"'''''Ples to snpport yoor ohoice. 128 Some people.'"Y that physical =ciso should be a required port of elmy .school dey_Other people belie1le that .studen!. should spend the whole .school d'J' on academic studies, Which opinion do yoo agree Vlith';" Use spocilic reasons and details to :rupport your ilDSVieJ"_ 127 Do you agree or disagree with the following st:dement'l Reading fiction (snob., ,",1IeI. and 4 TWEEls'l" 6f192 TWEEl,:ry' . short stories) is more enjoyable Ibm watching movies. Use specific reasons and examples 10 explain ywr position, 126 1)., you agree or disagree with the following stllle!!=t1 There is nothing fhat young people am teach older people. Use specific.reasons and esamples 10 suwort.l'our position, 125 1)., you agree or disagree with the following st._? All students should be required to stun people move to another ccurury, some of'then decide to foU",,,the customs of the new country __ 0fUeIS prefer to keep their own customs, Co!Iljlare these two-choices, Which one 00 you prefer? Snpport ycer ""'wer.willi specific details. 108 Some people believe that the best way oflearning abcat life is by listening to the adcice of family and friends. Other people believe that the best way oflesrnirig aboet life is Ihreugh persciel experience, Compare the advantages of these two difl'exen! ways cfIeamiag about life, Which do you think is preferable? Use specific """",I", to scpport yonr preference. 107 Somo' people believe that a college or uni''ffSityedilcation should be asaileble to ell stndents. Others believe that higher education should be avililabl" only to good students. Discuss these views. Which view do you agree willi? Explain why. 106 Yon need to travel from yOOf horne 10 a place 40 miles (64 kilome!ers)_aivay. Compare the different kiIIih cftraaspcrtation you could use. Tell wbichmethod oftracel you would choose, Give specific reasons for )'Ou[ ,choice. 105 Students at univ=ities often have a choice. cfptaces to live, They may chooseto.live in university dormitories, ortbey may choose to live inapartnienls in the connuunity. Compare tbe 31fum1age; of living inunivenily housing with the advantage, of living in m'l':rrbneut in the oolllllWlrity _ Where wookl you prefer to Iive? Give reasons for your preference, W4 WhEn yoo Virile your answer, you are not limited to the esamples 1isted in the question, It is generally agreed thatsociery berefits from the wad: of its members, Corcperetaecoattibunons of artists to society with !he_ 0 __ of scientists to society Which type of <_on do yoo think is valued more by your sociely? Give specific reasoasto support your answ er, 103 In your opinion, whlit is the most imp_ characteristic (fur example, honesty,iniel!igence, a sense ofh1IIIlOI) that :3 peEOD. 'can have to be successful in life? Use specific reaS1JD.S and examples from your experience to etement' Modern technology is creating a single ·worldcul!ure. Use specific """,om and examples 10 .upplIppOrl your thoi",,_ 7ll1s rt more imp likelo live"""""" where the Weolb.temont? Grades (niaIh) encoUIllge _ 10 Iemc U"" specific reasom and """",les to """,ort your opini or a lower-payingjob with shorter hours !hat would give yoo more time with fumiIy and fi:iaJdS? Esplain yrur choice, using specific reasons and detail a 70 Some people IhiDI: that the automobile has impwed modern life. Olher;; think .taat the automobile has caused serious problems. What is.your opinion?· Use specific """OIlS and esampJes to scpport ycur answer. 69 If you could'hHly a subject that you have 00""", had the opportunity to study, what would you choose? ExpJam your choice, wing specific reasons and details, /ill Many teachers assign homework to >tudenfJ; every day. Do you IhiDI: lilat daiIJ1 homework is nece=ry for _1 Use specific reasons and detllils te 'upper! yourllIisWa-. (i! If you were anercployer, which kind loyed, "ork fur,,,,,",,,",, else, or own a business? U" specific reasons to expJam jourchoice .. 63 Do you agree or disagree ,,-tth the fuU""ing stateneat? Most experiences in our lives that seemed d:ifficult at·the time beocmevaheble lessons furtheli.rture. Use reasons and specific exampleS tc scppcrt 'our answer; 50 Some people'Jike 10 do only what they already do well. Other people prefer touynew thing< and take risks. Which do yoo prefur'! Use specific reasons and eaemples to support your choice 49 Do you agree or disagree with tile following state:rnen!? Face-in-face oomnninicahon is better than other 'YI"'" cf cecrmuaieatica, such" I_;'emai!, ortelephooe tall s. U;" specific ""SODS and details to SIlpport.your answer, 'Ill People work because they noed!Ilide than in a big city. Do. yoo agree or disagree? Use specific re"""" and examples to. de;-eJop your essay. 35 Do }'OU agree or disagree with tile futlowing sta~ Attending • live perfbnnaace (fur example, a play, concert, or "I'orting'ei'e!Il) is moreenjoyahre.lilan watching tile sa meevert on television_ Use specific rellWIlS and examples to support your opinion 34Bwines"" should hire employees for their.entire lives. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reaSrt your"""'''-. :n Is it bette:J: to enjOy your money when you ,earn it Or is it ~ to save your money fur ~ tinie'in the future? U'" apecific rea"""" and exansples to support.youropiniOIL 3l SOIIie people apend !he:ir ."m", tives in one place, Otheci !II"'''' a _ of mnes tlirnughoul 1he:ir lives, lo.oking fur a betterjo.b, house, 00IIlIIIllIlity, or even 'clinia1e. Which do you prefer. s!a}ing in "",,·place.or IIlO>ing in ",",ch of _ place? Use reasons and specific examples to support your opinion. 30 It has recently been aonounced that a new !llgh school IWIy be built in yom conmamity. Do you support or oppe;" this piau? Why' Use specific reasons and details in your """""'. 19 Should go\'errIllle!lt. apend more money on improlliIg mads and highways, or should go\'eIIIIDeIIIs apend more lIIOney on in:Ipro1Iin~ pnblic !tanapkestile Earthal>etter place to !We. What is YOUI opimon' Use specific reasons and """"'Pies to support your answer. 28 Do you agree or disagree with the fullaWing ,iatement'! TeI"';,""n, '"""'I'IIJ'=, lIlligazIDes, and other medi. p')' roo irIuch iiIteinion ro tile pe:rsort.al li1i'e.s of ilIinou5 peopre such as puolic figures and celebritie,. U .. apecific ",""",,·and details to explain youropinioIc 16 II has recenlly _ announced lilat a new restauranl may bo buill in your neiglIDort..od_ Do you .SllPport or opP"se this piau? Why? Use specific re:ISOIlS and details ro SIlpp"rt your answer .. 15 Ne:ighbors ..., tho peopre who live near us. In YOUI opinion, what are the Use specific ""SOIlS and examples to support yOur answer. 11 Deyon egree or disagree'withthe fuIlowmg",-· Universities shoold give the.""", amountofmaaey to 1heir stI1Iienls' sport. activities as-they giee tofheir university libraries. Use . specific reasons end esamples to support ywr opinion. \0 When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do wiIh success, • Do yo<> agree or di sa gree with the quotation move? Use specific """'OD> and examples to explain ycur posjticn, 9 Some people.prefer to live in • =ill town Others prefer to live in a big city. WhichpJ:.ce would yo<> prefer to live in? U'" specific reasons end details to support your·aruwer. & Do you agree OF disagree with thefollowmg statement'! Television bas destroyed communication """'"'llliiffids and funily. U", specific reasons and esamples tosupport your .opinimi. 7 How do movies ort"",,"sioD infhIence pe=ity or college study. 10 today's Society, people need morebmwledge and.skills to be adapted. The university .00 collegestl1liy is • good Wlil' to achieve this .. Topic: I 6 If you could change one important thing ,boot your hometown, what would yon clmnge?·Use reasons an! to attend college OJ; university. What are the. reesoas that make people long for it? VIIS! of all, in my opinion; the most irnpmtant reason is to gain competence to live a better life in the future. CmnpetiIion of om rlaJ~ bas become mere and more drastic, endeven a very simple job or lew position will attract hundreds of candidates to IiPPly for it. Only those who _. ·good education and generall:ni:rn1edge can gain better work. So, we should IIIIend college or uni';-er;sity fur better competence Second, attending college or university can change our life. For example, to myself, I am a .tudent from ccururyside, 1= ODe of the:few people who can attend college or uoiversily. Most of those. Mm bave not studied inccllege orunil."eJSity go towosk early in a-small factory in a small tOlMlOI .oa a farm in their hometown. Just because I have taken higber education, I CIiI! get better chances 1D study or work in the rapiral of our coiriIlry.where a-lot of people w:ml to go to. Why'? Good education gives me chances to change my life. 1 People attend college or university fur many different """'OIlS (forexample, newexperienre s, career preparation, increased bmwledgel. Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and ea amples to support yom answer .. The third ""'<011 for attending a college is to in<:re.", knowledge. Study i, a ,0. irderesfing thing that it make.cur life rich and colorful If expands om eyesigar by informing us with lois of'eew things whaf we cannot gain from uur .common life or espenecce. On the othar hand, by aitenrling college or urll"""'ity, you can learn the kIlOwledge or skill necessary for your future work. Peopl~ a~ college or umversity for various: reasons. Some rilay attend for ~ experiences, and ethers may think about other things. What I have uenfiored is just ''erJ' rev. of them. Topic: I People s!lJdy in college or nnivenity for many different reasons. I think the most important "'OSChoof is the best plare for hirn_ 'lbere is iID other I'l3Oe than • college """'" • studelIl can get "",histiCated edllcation in order to bo qualified ro become·~ proressional in a specilic are~. Topic: I Secondly, • colleg.education COIl benelit both the Society and the student. By attending college one O->It gel himself prepared fur and oootribute to. the oociety, wliich seems to dem.nd .dvanced bmwledge IiIDre ... d more One the other hand, .. knowledge pl.ys a very important role in today', economy, ii his ilio boccme the capital and asset of the_who ""'''' it:. iI college education can bring wealth not only to the societ}', 1m! aho benefit the individual who processes it Now do)". more and more people are trying to. attend college or university. Different people 00 '" fur different reaoons_ SoIIle" typical reasDns are Ilffili experi.enre;, career prepiifiuion and increased knowledge 10 my opinion; it is the·fart developeroont; oI!IIIlSt explosion; of onr world thaI moke people to consider .ttending college oruni'-,halliIg opportmrity to live with other studaitand learn how to coepeate with otberpeople. Usnally, people often have unoornfurttble 'feeling to live with a stranger, because they do not knowoacb other and perhaps their hahil and personality are _nt Bul for the long run, it is good fur them They have to ceoperate with each other and solve e lotofproblems they will face rogether. Gradually, they can le am how to care and understand other people, It is a preparation fur students to go to cooperate with other people in 'the society Topic: 1 NOWltda}~, more, and IOOre young people attend the mIivec!ities for different reasons. Ac.oording to the ""''''Y, the main goal Of what zuost of them 00 so is for career preparation ' All in all, .tudent> _only can Ieam lots Of DeW knowledgo from the books but also can Ie am nmcb more necessary experience such.as how to arrange time and how to ooopeIl!tewitb_ people, It is ver impOrf:aid'furthffir future work and we, There lire JI!.'Uly reasons to demonstrate it. The most primary reason is that is that uni\~' are the most suitable spot to absorb knowledge, whiCh umstly determines your career development, With the development of the society, 'knowledge is power" has been a rule: the.more knowledgo ,ODe pcssesses.tbe more ea5iIy besucceeds in his career. For instance, it is ofIenreported thai MBA gDI_ infamous IIDivEfiities, such as Harvard, will acquire high ,tartpayrnenl when the companies employ them fur the firs! time. After several works. abundant working experience and solid knoMerlgo base will make them further develop in the manager cl aa s, ,Another reason is that noi\'ecities will provide one with 1101 only knowledge but also many other abilities, including comnaaucafion ability, ccrporaficn ability, and independency ability etc, Whicb are _1iciaI to future career. IlJ the same lime, he can make moods wi,th his schoolmates and deal. with an kioi:ls of people, who often become his cotleagues Or business partner in the'future. Furthermore, in this way, his view will be widened and abilities will be imploved_ When he goes 'Off the campus, he alw''l'' has stronger oornpotition ability than these who de not go to the untversffies. Today rn<>ie and more people attend 'college or university. But ",-hy?ru a student of a key university, I wmI te giee my opinion. Of'course, we attend rrni"""";ty to'io:reaseknowl,eoge. Uuiveraitypmvides sone basic knowledge for om research or ouT career in the following }'eaIS_ It provides, basic ~,ti.on about the majm we chose, .sach as what it research in. IT you find tbat yru erenot interested in that major, u can change it, till u find, one II are interested in. II abo prIDiides knowledge for all majo'r., SIIdI as advanced mathematic, English, FbYsic~ basic cbemistry. Teacher there can help,you to' decide _ yon ,de in the furure, to enter a.gradnate school or tc take,' job. We must de' dot of eXperiment during the s.cbool years, thai makes us quite capable, We visit a fue!ory in the second year to get a general ide. aboat the work our major do. And we have a internship in the third ,year La," but not thel"""t one is that in contrast, history illustrates that people refused by the universities have few opportmriti.es to succeed in their career develcpnenr, Because of their low educetieual level, most companies would rather einploy them lIS phy~ical work", than =to! workers. in this way, the development ofteclmology and science will full them into disese, Sucb as in many manufacturin,g factories now, there ape automatic. machines as substitute for workers, In. word, ofmaayreascns fur people to go to unrsereitiea, career preparatienhas been themo>! primary, When education background becomes more importmt in career developmen!, it will atIracl more people to' de so fur a long period Topic: 1 IS 19 201292 There are many people want to go te university or college every year end they decide to do so for many different reasons. I believe there are three common reasons are to prepare fur career, increase tbeir knowledge and get new experience, Prepare fur career is ""'Y important for yoongpeople nowadays. In a cempetifive society, if they have not a goededacational background, they will not get a good opportonity in tbeir career or even cannot:find! a job, so college and university can provide them new :s.kills: to meet the requirements of career .. 'Some people believe parents maybe a ;-ery imporIant teacher for children, lnrt ,will be taken place hy teacher after children g<> to school, however, I believe parent. always are the best teacher II!l matter bow many knowledge children bave acquired from school, the reasons why I think so go as follow. FIIS! ,children alw'l" imitate their parents from birth, so the parents' influence on children is great, Fer-example, reseerchers said that paI him and child are also willing to tell his inoer feeling tohis parents, Third, althongh child get many knowledge from teacher, basic skills in his whole life are COII>e £rom his parents. For example, om basic language iliII, basicrealize iliII and "'-.. basic sport skill ore all acquaed from parents. Because of this basic skill parents teach their child, the influence of parents will.follow the child', whole life. Besides looking fur knowledge.some people want te go to college or university became they decide to live a new life. University can support young people 3D. environment where they can intercomrmmicate about many tcpics such as literature, goal of life, art and emotions whicb are hard to talked ahou! after their university lives, '0 it is a special experience fur young people to live end study in college or university. All in a word I prefer increase knowledgo and got a special experience to prepare for career in university because getting good opportunities in career is partly depend on your knowledge end experiences' on diverse areas. All in a word, the effect pareets take 00 the child', education process is greater than any teachers in school, they are the best teacher, {Es.sayID: 2~1_ Thisig 315 poaLm in!Inence greatly tbelr children for a lifetine, I think people are molded hy two factors, family and the society that they are in. From birth, humans are influenced by the surroonding people for their characteristics Parents take a big rote in bringing up children, whicb affect. their live, fur a longtime, In early inf'anthood\ bahies are looking to moms imd dads' to learn besic IWIIIIlOr.! to be accepted in society, Some Of the", manners include Dol running around in restaurant> or hitting other kids, A. they grow up, !bey learn more from parent •• oout socialeliquetle, whicb makes them more suitable to li,,,, in .society. Children tend to look to their parents fur role model. knowingly or UIIi:nowiDgly. Topic; 2 Who'teacbes you to walk? Who teacbe, you to· speak? II is yom parnd:l who teach you to do these besic'lhin!'I' in your life. So don't.yOO think that parents are the,_ teacbers' Firs!Iy, parents know us ;-ery much, Parents. gi'''' Us,life, i!lld I think thJa we will spaid Iarge anJ01mt of time with them So !hOy know our merit imd demerit indetaW. Meanwhile, theywill help us ro get rid Of oor demerit Furthermore; parents po_sed many experiences. Sinoe they are older than ill, !bey have experiencedmany thingS. Scmetimes, they are just like our m<>iIeI~ And as the saying, goes: "&le is !Je!k< than precepf" So we will onconsciously oopy SiOOle of oor parnd:l' hahit>- and sI)1esofbehavior, i,e, we can 1 ..... many thing< '!iom them Ilesi.des, parnd:l can also affect childIen', srody habit., OhiIdren of _ , lawyers, inves_ benkers, and other professional. see their rnothen and fathers work a lot of time, reading books, and poncbing I:eyboo",fu,even :II horDe. They are showing tbeir children how ro .study by their (Wj]l behavior. ,Finally, parent> will _us everything. Since ,cboolteadla:s can jus! teadI "" knowledge from the books. our _porents can teacb us ""eiything. For,e.ampIe,I learn J:nitting, cooking imd, makeup from my III!ltber, ,lhiIe I""" fixing 1e.J:y f.ruce! from my father. They ,are the persons who love me mos~ so !bey willteacb me everj-thing without reservations, Just, as the ""}ing _: "There is no place lil:e home," And I think there is no ·teacher like our parenfs. They are the best te&ClIocoming busy and too involved in his busy schedule, he bIIS 00 time even to takecare ofhis own personal needs. Fm-thamore, cooling is an art which is dying out. People once enj.SeS are oor parents. They leach us to walk, to spook, arid to hove good IIWIIlS! involved in the a SlII:= and thus MIl not teach II> had iIllng s. AnIl still be in the best pesitica to offer adoice even. though the children might not accept it. In this case, perhaps tire child', friends would be the best teachers. Adolescents are notoriously rebellious in m:iny cultures and may anronsatically reject any advice from !heir parent s. My fint marriage far instance, was solely': matter "fdoing the 01'1'''';1< when my parent. fried to intrude in offering !heir advice. So in Such matters, parents should be much more flexible and be rather the pataers with their . childr-en. So we can see that being a teecber of growing child become more. arid more complicated coso as the time 1"'= and'm:my parents are simply not able to meet the increased demands. On the other hand, I would say that parent. are not professional.teachers and !hey tend to be ""'Y biased by tleir I"",, of their children. So wishing good !bings and sn easy life may prevent clriIdren from matmotimc In 1iIIj'=e, pateais nsualIy can pre.ent only one Viewpoint of the world, while good teaching shru]d be based on differeot attitudes. Thm, \\bat children'gc to school and haw, a greatdiversity cfteachers, they learn much more than their parems could probably give them. Funhermore, cace our patims got older, !hey become more. conservative and cannot oJw"Y' be-objective in regard to 1OO not simpler bet 1IlOIe_ complicated, We have lost many of the simpler things in our lives, lik.!he SIllIJlle acts of selecting our evening meal, preparing it, and enjoying it with oar loved ones, and we are worse off for it . Topic: 3 Nowaday.s~ wherever we turn our gaze, w~ can see different types of food that are easier to prepare. For instance, we can buy frozen: foods in a >IIpIIk feed. Eaily man'. only objective-was to seek food to sustain him and hi. fmnity .Ncwadays . finding food bIIS taken. hack seat to other priorities, Such as career andeducation, Cooking in the yesteryears WIIS muah better 1hlIo ioday,. People would speaduiore time in the kitchen, preparing the food in the way that they liked it This brought families closer together and also contributed to the high quality and nutrition of the food. Granted, people are busier nowadays and do not have", muah time as they did in the pa;~ but I believe that people have forgotten the rmportance of healthy, fresh food arid of tbe time. family spends togre impart.mt than eating. Tm., Spent on food prepliIati,;n is considered wasted by· them. \1[""", ",ill have "."" time to take oar< of!heir fumilies' ,ouls ""t just stomachs: Fomily reIahonshil" WiII get mmiger. Business men and w<>inen WiII have.more time tOcoDc_te 00 theii business wilhcut worrying about food ~_In general, people MIl have a ,gr_ opportunity to take care of Iheir minds and hearts. Reporu estimate the time Spent on fuod arrangements '" a large peroeomgo of our tit.",,_ !hey doo't want to cook a lot of_ dishes. it', common now to eat ourat restaurants several times • week . Healthful eating is alsoeasier than ever now_When pilopla 'cook, they Can use new fi!t' sabstitates and cooling 'prol'~ III cut fat and calories. 'Ihis reduces the risk of heart-disease and high cholesterol, Additionally, we can buy fruits and vegetables fresh. frozen orcanaed. They're easy to.prep!ITl', so many of us eat mare of those mrtritious items daily. A himdred years ag<>, you couldn't imagine the process oftaking some frozen fruit and ice from the freezer. addllJ!.; Some low-fat yogurt from • plastic CIlp and some juice from • can in the refrigOIlllor,.and wbipping up a low-fat .moilthie in the blender! Our lifestyle is fast, but people still like good food What.new food preparation reclmology has given us is more choices: 'I oday~ we can prepare' food that is. more ccccenieat, heaJ.th:iel",.and of great er variety than ever.before in history. (Il=,-m75) Topic: 4 I agree with that fuod preparation should take ili necessary time iIrnI care_ Otherwise, the time .,,<00 in fuod preparntion can lead to.looger times ofbeadache or "'".. of staying in ho",itals srdfering from malnutrition. There are Iw<>.m.:in chi!rmeJs fur:people to learn knowledgo -from books arid from experience. Generally, knowledge g>ined frOm booI:, ·is. theoretic:d, tlret g>ined from esperii=e is proctical_ It is diflicuIt i On tire phases and ",'eOJlS ·of our learning_ Knowledgo le:uned from book. is instructive, which perhaps cannct Ieam directly from'esperience We often bear thunders and"" lightning in the sky, and \recan emily find that lightning MIl be seen oooner than sound will be hemL According to our ""I"'nenc., oJ_, we caimot tell why it had happened But when we Ieam some physio. in textbooks, we will find !he answer clearly tIiat because light travels fu;1er fum.<>and does, it takes I .. , time for light to _-tmd tire real pben!HIleIlOn better. In turn, practice knowledge cbecI: out· the tIreories g>ined from books. There is an old Chinese saying thatpractire;s tire onIycritorion ofinspecting the truth So nOt all knowledge. from book,is credible, eVeIl falSe. When Aristotle wrote in his _pt, tlret the earth i.!he conter of our planets; 00 one doubt. thi, fu.-centories. However, when Galileo read abetJt i~ he did not suspect it ,t fim, but when he made",,,,,, ohs=-atiooOm! researCh, he foam iris IIDt!he tnnh_ Then oome, the new theory-Stm renIN theory_ . . fu our daily life, we cim I"""" III!lci! infurmatioo fromproctice._Toleam swiinrning. it is useless to be absorbed in reoding !.kill. written in books. ClnIy \\bat yru learn it in a swrinrrring poo~ can you make it There are still a lot of things you nmst leom from yom 01'''' experience, such lIS driving a .car, riding a bicycle, q>Cbine. AnncerIl€d, it is naturlll to learn from ""!"'ri=. Primitivo people learned skill. hand hy hand which i.the ""'y !hey were fumdod dDwnfrom one g<=I31i00 to .,,<>!her. Modern _lealso leam things in practice. In w",hOOps, leading wOlken team .ppreotices carefull}~ in acti,.ty clubs, 'leachers leach youngst..--i to be fainiliar with !heir hobbieS_It is 00\'''''' that :ill of things considered knoMedgo gaiI>ed from practice is more close and direct than from the book,_ Topic: 3 The twentieth century has brought Mth it many .dvances_ With the", ,dvances, hirman li\'eS have changed drunaticolly. In srn:ne ""Y' lifo i,worse, but mostly it is __ Changes in food _"",lion methods, fu.- esm:IJl1e; have improved our 1i\'eS greatly_ The convenience of preparing food rod'J' i. amazing. E\'e!l stoves have gotten 100 slow fu.-us. Microwave cooling.is III!lci! easier. We can press a few _ODS and a mcaI is compretely cooked in just a short time. POiljlle used to spend hours preparing an """",-eooked meal, and now they can usethal time for <>!her, _things. Pius., thIl preserve a lot of differeot foods in .. = honaes. Since.tOclmology malresrooking .0 Im1ch faster, pMedge from bool:s forms a \'ery import:mt port of our knowledge sncmre. In schools and colleges, we learn knowledgo which is 'fimdame!!l!il to our future career _ We loom J:ooMedge from books- in crder tc make our oootribuliOns to this society in the future_ A smdeet leems matbematic equations mil other scientific knowledge and becoee • scientist or 'enginee<_ We ",ill be illiterate and igoOIlllll withrut-le..mng knowledge froro books. Moreover, we acquire knowledgo.boullife and tire world by reading book" magazines and "''''''P'P''''-'This is ill", veryimportant as we cannot experience everything all by ourselceaTherefore.books are, rery import:mt source ofkmwlodgo. On the other band, we.cen't leanreeerytaing from. book. "Experience is tire best teacher" is m old eliche, but I .gree with it 1'b. most ~ 'end sometimes the hardest, 1 es sons _ learn in: life come from mII participa.tion in sinutions. We limn bow to get along -..ifu oihe!s or hcwtc have self-respect from ourexperience, not from books. We C>IIIIOt learn emotional feelings, such as 10'''' and care, furoogb book,; they come from our real life esperience. Kmwledgo from expereece is also a v"'Y import:mt sUpplement to knowledge from books. Needless to "'y both learning sources, book, and experience, are v"'Y important ill us. Bulin my opinion J:oowlodgo frcnresperieece is more ~ because without knowledge from experience, jtia anpcssible 10 get • reallIDllIII drily life a lot All the chemical factories WiIl prodace .a lot of waste endmost of tire wastes are barmfullo the envirODIlllint, including poisonous go. and liquid. Some of them coo DOl beentirelybrcken dowa, If they ar e released into the mOT ihenver, it will, affect our health And also ·the·liIc-lory IDlI)' produce a lot of noise. The environment we want to live in is it quiet and peaceful one, so the noise will be quite boring. And yes, noise also affects our health. Still one thing, a factory coo he \b1e that the liIctory will bring ,ome problems,.afely dcaw the conclusion that it is beneficial to Wild a large factory ""or om comnnmity. 1. Build the liIctory in. me distenoefrom om conmnmity, not roo near, ], Make sure that the factcry can deal with tire waste properly, Do not release the poisonous gas into Ihe air, and.not release the waste water into the river neillby_ 3. Make' sure the security guard in the.factory weeks 1l"'Y well. (Il=yIDo_) Topic:' 5 A cOIIJ!"IIl' has announced that it wishes to build.12rge factory near <>III commvinty. To be frank, I have·mixed emotions about this. Obviously, _ are """" advantages bavillg snch • furory nearby_ For building. fu£rory bore .. First, it will di,turb the quiescence of 001 conmiIinity. Oru:e 1he !>.<:tory is setup; • lot of_le will rum into om romrmmrty to work, and the rood will get crm.ded. To trmsfer tIre.'IlIW materiaJII the liIctmy needs, lhle WlI.ter ooming out from tire liIctmy md it will polinte our river._ We do no! woot to bave roo "'" lnmdreds ood thousliI!ds tons of_ pilod_ OIIIhouses, md we dono! wimf ro see Our nearby Ii,,,,,,, tmning into blacl: dishes- either_ After weighing the od'oanlage. and disad,o;mlages, I decido to opPose to set up rucli a furory neor rurcorininmity becanse·",-e _ qtriei "",ounding, bhle sky md cleao rivers_ Topic; 6' Everything in tire Iiniverseis in oonstant changO. And eVetything needs contionill iniprm_ if the everdianging and increasing d_ oflmmankind are to be met. If] ame"", g;:,= the cliaoce.to cliange one impo_t thing >bout IDJ home rown, il would be internet servire_ Needl"" to sa}' that nothing g<=raIIIy IeVohitionize.f tIre'way we li,,,, .. internet 'in the pllS! dearde Ihu&, an impnn.-ement in Ihi.s vital sen-iee would mean an even more., u:nhean:l! betterment to the people in IDJ home lowrL fi is said th:a:t :infonn.dion·is .pm",,-u_ True saying .iruEed! I can eIL\oision ~\l' ev:aything in my home town couldiniprm especially the pecple of tire. oomnninity nearoy. The The 1mt and most importaot re""n i, that I hope that my hometown Cl!II booome .·beaotiful city_ As an old industrial cily, IDJ hometown has made , Y"'t deoI of oontributian for the oouutry's eConomio ""'--elopmen!_ M • reIk and oome home. Eight hours' work is • heavy burden, wlnle people have to spend hours before ODd efte- the work. A _y running ihrough or ormmiI the city om solve the problem People oould Sve further away from the dcwmcwn witbou! worrying about spending roo n:ruch time on the w'l'. Some people buy their own car or take • taxi to workeresyday. If, really &penS"''' fur moot of' the.people in 1hecity. They can1 affcrdpaying so much Oil traffic fares. Many civil engineering experts advocate that sharing. pohlic traffic system is the most efficient Way. Peoplecould reduce their fares • lot by using the public traffic System, and they can spend the IDon'J' on some other things. . In addition, nowadays people have paid more and more attention to their beslllL If air pollution problem cannot be sclved as quicldy eapcssible, people's roquiremeof for-a bealthy body will never he realized In my mind <:hanging'air pollution will apparently be my first-choice ifl can change one important thing about my hometown, Fenuaately people in my hometown are gr a dmilli'aware of the serious problem Topic: (; If i could change one·thing ebout my hometown, i would like to build 1ljJ ""me useful and advanced facilities for their use, A modem library, on advanced broad band System and on integrated gym moy bring alot ofcbmgo' to people liVing in my hometown and keep them "" with· tbe latest information and technology. In my opicnion, a modem library in my bomerown can provide a good envircmnenl for the local peopletc study and "Pgrade lhemsevles. There area Iotef newspeper, magazines and reference books for their use. They "",know what heppered ercund the woddandkeep up with the fastpore of this developing world FrUID lots of cuhural books, they '""0 caacwa • good habit of reeding and leom to gel kruiwledgo from books. "K1iilwledge is strengh" . Knnwledge CllOgi''e lIS guidance to overcome problems we meet in the daily life. Even there lire more and more-people who can afford buying a cor or lliking taxi everyday, It is still.:mggesIed to using the public.traffic systen, Because the road develcpement can never keep 1ljJ with 1he demand of the increasing cars; thaeara may jam on fue roods dmingru>hhours. Usually, the speed of the car in that time is no highhili!}' to resist the virus and enjoy the life happily. Pinthemore, peoplewbc often de esercee have positive attitudes towards life althongh wheo facing difficahies. This is really what i bope to see. Topic: (; I om from Arroz e Feijae, • small town in the northeast of Brazil, Building. factory in there win bring a lot of iidvmtager and disadvantages, but I befiece that ADm e Feijao win mostly benefit from the boiIding of a new factory because it is largely-popclated by poor people arid the factory would.bring many benefitsto this small _"II. However, of course, • fuaory' has disadvantages as well As yoo know, factories usually bring pclhnioa, If'this factory is not m:maged ''eTJ' effectively and efficiently acconliog' to specific roles, if, prone to polluting the local air and water, What's more, factories usually riIaIre noise. Beside clean drink ab' Ie water mil freSh air,.on ideaI romnniIrity >houId he qniet.Jf the factory CilIIDOt maintain this situation to the cOIllIDIlllity, it win not last long. A fa:c.tory that is too noisy or pollutes roo nnrch win eventually he relocated' to a new area. In S\lIIIIIlllI"j', i wan! my hometown to be. city equipped with .·modem h"brary, anndvaneedbroed bond system and filled with people liI:ing exercise, loving life and possessing positive a ttimdes towards life. Thus, i wan! to build "'" .bove-iIllmtiooe:l facilities fus!. (E=ymno) On the other hand, a factory could bring a lot of benefits to the community. So I would support the plan to. build. factory to my oommunity for. all the reasons I will describe below. First of all, the factory', constructiorrwill surely improve the local infrastructure. To run smootlity, the factary will have to lIn" • steady, reliable "'!'Ply of water and electricity. Some old pipes will he changed, and some facilities will he renovated ·The residaIts' living .standard get improved as a 30 31 32f191 33fl92 result of these widel;pread Changes, on importani berefit iriADm e Feijeo, Mleremsnypeople de ·oot have ilCCeSS to cleanwater. Secondly, to make the emp!oyee comaate more convenient; 1he local roOm will have to be rebuilt and broadened, resulting in improved public jransportatien, '!he town', residents can take a polilic bus to go shopping or go to work. ru a result, air pollution and fuel Cnie; can expose us to p"'p1e of different races and cultures. We can then 0\'"eIC0DE some prejudices more·easil}r. R.eceotly there have been more harJdicol'pe(l.pe!ljJie iIi films, and !hi> olso help, Teduce prejudice. ~ best influence on OlD" be.b.avior is: that movies and teIe\ri.s:i.on reduc:f: stress. Warcbing :Iilm:s1 "We can escape oWl" own problems fur .a little while_ AJso.. somet:i.me DlO"\oi.es. show poositive ways to =[,,'e problems we ill face. While TV and movies shcuIdu1 be • way to hide fiDm Iife, sometimes they CI!ll help, us rope. Topic:, (; It is true that DID'li'ies .and reJ.evision"can.infi:uence our be.havi.or negi!.ti.vetiy_Ifowe\.-er~ I also. beiie'lle that they influence ""II behavior in positive ways. How tlrey affect you depends on how n:ruch you watch, MIai you w.tcl!,. and how you respond to wImIyou watCh. Ha,'e you heen waiting fur !ruses at bus station fur an hour iIi an extremely bot day? Have.yon heen 'taying in. car wading hmrrs fur the liea;-y' traffic? Have yon seen the scene thlIt tons of people"", crnmned on a small bus? Maybe yoo think 1haI', iru:redible, but it', true in my hemetOWIL So the thing I WlIIlI to chango most ,boot my hcndairn i. the rna", lranspclfation ~srem . Mass .fumsportation system is • very IDlportanI pm oh city. It infInencespeopJe', daily Iife, weak mil ent __ An effective """" transpcrtahon sys_·can """'people', time so that p"'ple can do more work hence to increase the city", efficiency. Ifyoo were the·mayor, would you like the people in fue city to sit in 1he cars or ,tand at bus iitahonswaitfor hmrrs or wwld yon like tbf:m to Sit· in the offices or. :stand in factories wOIk fur hmrn;? Topic: 7 Hesilating I 0_ my house, the lighlootside is dimming and the ,hadows mobeeverything 'I'P"'" u:nfamiliar. I know that my hcsbond has not returned from work )"'1, ,imply beeause his car is not in the garage. lam abme.l corefully cl!eck all the rooms, abnoot eapecting scmething to happen mddboot·thm mEnlaI health? Not to menhon the himdreds ·of COIllIlJercials thlIt try to make me believe I need a water purifier to. remain elive since the ",_I am currently drinking is ties"ily polluted! And countles,'are 1he times wheo I ha1ie heard pe!ljJle·talking; hy quotations le:ouod from mgo, m example 1haI clearly shows what kind ofpo",,,rTV has ov",people. My husband and I '''''''' in .• restmmmt wheol heard my youog nOighher pronouocing violeol words in • low angry ,'I'e updated _ this.type of movie, I would ha,,, recogoized what he was saying'" , quotahecomo. physical laziness:, we'd rather wat:h sports on TV than play sports oursel\'es~ We'd rather visit 1'hlrt """'" "''OIling on the way heme I ,aw two cars stopped one '""" to the·other at • !reJlic light and as soon .. 1he light turned green they started rncing, in ~ middle of town. In !hi> case not eVen'. major knov.'ledgoofmmhow and real life, between wIist u.,y """'" ill think we wan! and whlit instead we really need and ore ond believe. In short, 100 not belie; .. fhat television has e an irnportanrpart ol'IIllIrIj'people" lives, bermcst peoplewonld gladly choose family and friends <>VeT television were they given the choice. Furthermore, most educatedpeople are i1Ware.ofthe deleterious effects of too IIII1Ch television andeitber avoid excessive time watching television cr aotJmlly do not enjoy it I, forexmnple,afier • long day at work, would nmch rather spend time tIlking with IIlj' wife and playing with my children than I wouId watching some unrealistic po~aI of life on television. For me and my fumill', our time together is precious and beautiful, and could never be..placed or burt by television. Furth=ore, the effect of televisica is ,imply not so great.dat il could be said to have "destroyed" oommimication among family and friends. Gr.mtingthat oonmnmicationamong family and friend> in industrialized countries has decreased in recent rem, it migb! be tempting to blame !his problem on television since Us rise roughly coincided with the decrease in time we . spend.with om families. However, I believe !his situation is ,..,re likely dne toirereased pressure. relating frcmi work, school, and the ecooomy. In my care, for example, I 1incI that my l'="11re, from work are '0 great thai I 1IJllsI often sacrifice time at horne so that I can meet fhechalleages ofnminngmy Own busieess. Many ofmy friends are in similar situations-my best friend; for example, has just finished 1.., school, which look about. sixty becrs.e ",eek ofhis time. In.a word, peoplenowadays have ''eTJ' little time fur 3ll}'thiog, but televisioa is not the ceuse.-it is increased desire to succeed; In some sifuatioas, beweeer, television bas surely contnbuted to a decrease.in eommuni.cation among liuinly meInbas .. In my childhood in the countryside, I often saw parents and children watching television I'm hoursoa end, rarely spe"'ing with oae another: It seened for !hem that television MIS a way to """ope from their sad, miserable exissenoe, Howeoer.ecen in this case, I would ,al' that television miirely cOlllritinted to the bad situauen, but did not cause it; were television not existent,' surely these people would have found other =pes, a1coml or gambling. foi example.In other wcnJs,.peOple always find a way 10'00 what theywmHo do. Television is only one instrurI>ml I'm people to relax, There is IWIIIj' ways-of amusement for people to select after the working time ncwadsys. Youcan select to ~t your fi:i.ends, to accompmyyonrp:lffil!s or 10 take parlin some sports activities. Watching TV.at berne is simply one Way to lrve, It is too narrowly to regard TV as one main reason to damage rel •. tionship among friends and family just because some people bas spent a lot of'firue on it Another reason that I disagree with the above statenent is that TV can provide some additional topics furcomnmniCation amoog.liiends and family. Talkingabcutthe news, the soap drama-or soccer g~ watchirigon'tlie 1V last nigb! is also good cOIIlIIlIlIlication ways to increase yonr affections with yonr friends and yonr liuinly_ Also sometimes, skipping one TV progr.m:t could probllilly make you lose ","cos among your friends. Last but not [east, wiilclJing TV is one good medicine to cure the lonelin= wben yeerfriends and parents can not aoconipany with )""'- I would not forget the warm which was brongbt by TV what along outside the hemetown I can1deny thai some people has ignored friends and family when u.,y are .ddictedinto watching TV_ However, """'}'thing bas ir, tao aides. All the factors mentioned above dete:nnined me to draw Ihe conclusion that it is not reaseaable to siJY television has destroyed oonmmnicati.ons among friends and family_ Topic: 8 Some people believe tbat televisioa bas destroyed ccmmmication among funds and family. I think this is an eaaggeration.In IIlj' opinion, whether or net television hurtsccnmnmicatien depends on ",list type ofprogram is being viewed More importantly, it depends on the type of viewer. There are empty programs and educational prognons_ Empty progrlIIIlS do rnl cl!aIIenge people, They have just enough storyline to keep them from switching channels. There are elsepassive and arrive viewers. A passive viewer will just watch tele'l.o-Eon without thi.IJki.ng about what he or she is seang~ The combination of an empty program and a passive viewer makes oonmnmica1ion unlikely _ Passive viewers just oontinne to watch, actaally enjoying the fact that they don'thave to think. They ]',"On't break away to talk.aboulprogIlinnning--with friends and family. E,,,.. with .better Progrunming, passive viewers still woiit think or comrmmicatemach, They'll probably even 34 35 37/'l92 prefer the ernply programs because the better progr.mmmg is too, mach work. On the other hand, active viewers watching ediEaliooaI progrnnming always wan! to share what they see ,vith friends and family_ "Educational" dcesnt necessarily mean doaaneataries on PBS. They could be dramas with realistic relationships or actim shows with clever plcflines. When acti, -e viewers watch programs, they have ideas and-tall: about them with others. Good progmmning inspires thein 10 chOnge their thinking arid 1hoir lives. Uulikepassive viewers; they don'I wmt to watch more and more without thinking. In short, television may destroy comnnmicatioa """'''ll, passive viewers, Those viewers probably don'I wmt to communicate with friends arid fllIIlily nnu:h 3nJ'W'Y_ For aoti> .. vi""""" who already enj<>y oomnmnicating, tele events-and concerts. There are more.recreational .. plsc es in big eities, such as opera hoeses, movie fbeatres, dtID~_ arid ~ pools. Y 011 will have IlIlIIlj' kinds of entertainnenr in big 'ci!ie>., and meet manypecple In ccuctryside, however, the lire may be dnlI and qirite,. and you mal' only have a few neighbors. Living-alene with re.. aGtivities em ,easily cause mental m.seases_ IJ'=i that the streets of that city are'''pa:ued with gold'_ The stmy is a tale·of"frcmi rag> to riches" Dick eventnally becomes the LOld_Mayor -ofLondoo Lilre the hero ofthet story, 1 alWays find wonder and ad,,,,,ture in cities_ Cities crmfain a great =mtrnent of people .. \Vhen«Ver i wall< aronnd • shopping precinct at middayOD' weelcend, I "'" filscinated by all the diffeIent type> of people burryingoround the shops.. Sometimes, I just sit on ,public: bench and simply watch the variegated streams of >hopper.;_ Today; in the age of globe-trotting transport and OOllIIIIlIIlicaIlS, city life is.more. mixed thanil has """"been Capital cities are'not ~ohtan:, and eagerto.ttru:.-t foreign trade and CllIT<=y_ There is a ooulemporary English jake ,miCh teIIs 1hat 1'00 can never find OIl F=)ishmm in Londcin"_ Of course., sea..u:ity IS a conc.em., and that's one'area where smaI.l towns are ~ to, big ,cities. 'StilI, I would ciIhar be • bit lllOre cauIious arulli>" in • large city _Ie! feel ,erure but bored Whether rightly or wrongly, govemmenls arid lociI authorities usnaIly build public amenitie, in the big cities .. Money i. investedin transport, h1>rarie~ pms and IIIIlSalIllS. Often, countries will compete with each other fur the best "show-"""," boilding.· Malaysia ha. buill. skyscrnpet that is taller _ is anything in NeW York_ In large countries, region will 00mpete against region New Yori against Cbicagn, Shanghai against Hong Kong;and Beijing. Topic:. 9 All of this is good fur the citizen The magic of the Dirk Whittington "tory is rekiodledin me.what I enter a library in a maginfioeDl building_- If a person ;. at univenity 'tudying 3rt OF mnsi<;.a large city usnaIly oIfus galleries and publio perfcmnmces_ [""" .. a teenager, I appreciated the worth of living ina city becmsetwo or three times a}"'2I there """. rock concert by a filwrite h:md Archit.cture is the urban landscape.. If. person bas an .ppreciaiion of ardntecrure, , city 'can he .. 'isnaIly exciting as the IIiInaIayas_ A modan metropolis is • IIlOllIltsio range of height, hgb!' arid solidn=_ And then there·are the old boildinll" the.quaint, unspoiled ,i_ or abelps and oomes' from,lhatantage_ If'apemon In'edall ofbis life inono large ci.ty, he would ,continue to Where should we live' Some maychoose·to.live in big cities, while other like the nmual and quiet snrroondingJ; in oountryside_ As far as I am 'cOnc:emed, I would like to live in " big city becmse liWig in • big city bas'more adtillntages!han hving in cClllIl!ryside_ To begin wilh,·the cit}' is the symbel ofhuman ciViImotion 3lld there are a many facilities·for living, recreation and herdth care .. Therefore, living mere i, more cooveinent than hving in oounlIyside.. For. exJ!IIIpie, """ ClIIIthid a plenty of millis around our neighhmhood, where we and Cafe bars for him to meet olhels of his kinJ. hard worlt When faced with fhe "had times", we. ollen find oomforl in the idea that we are special in om degree Ofioisfurbme. I feel that sudrerrattitrrde is negative, and !hat it can bring ooIy furtIJer mis_, . . . Mmy _ly successful people have begun from small origins. Mao was. fhe sea of. (mOOestly prosperous) peasant; the esplorer Coptain Cook was so poor that, as a child; be had to work by day ami study by riight; many ofthe.1Ifiluen! Americans of today are the children of the poor IDnnigrants of yesterday. BeetJi""en,it shouldbe remembered, became deefbefore the end of his career, Tbere.are many, many. more people who have also made genuine, thoogh Jess spectacular, successes against the odds. If=C~ of",,", a natural gpal as to provide a good future for yom 1000ed ones demands the.means. What is the 'imples! and IOOSIlawfid way to earn enough in consider yourself a successful person? To receive a geodedccarion and to.find a good job_ Bo1h receiving'an education and making a career pre""PJl"S< one', readiness to work hard, and success withont hard work is .siniply not possible for the vast majority of the world', populatiOn. The reasons and examples listedbelow will strengthen my point of view . F_ of all, considering m edm:atioTI end a career lIS key factors ofsuccess, one will choose to I""'ll" a degree fruru a ",!leg!' or a university. One "'~ to be admitted OOIhe mrn.iornly will have to take 'several tests. 11 is dOnbtfi:d that someone will be solucky thatknowing nothing be couldpass the test with a high score. A law score means fuilure,.and that test taker-will not likety be admitted. Therefore, in order to be successful, one should prepare fur the test. and work hard, became a good education will provide him wiill a good job and an oPFortunity to accomplish some cflns goals and dreams, In ID'f life!ime, I have never met a JleIli<'il who could gr-a_ from a college without working bard. Secondly, it is impassible 00 make a career if one is indolent and Iadcing knawl«lge, IIIl=t in developed countries, Luck plays DO role in achieving thiS success. Even if SOOleO""_ was unbeIie'liably lucl:y enoogh 00 become a manage> not being qnalifieiI enough, be will be asked 00 resign in the near future because of hi, inability due 00 lack ofkncwledge and experience-to make right decisions.Per instance, I used 00 wmk for • very small OOInpony owned by a ffiend ']'his 00_ was .later closed becanse'of bankruptcy. The cause of bankruptcy was wrong strategies and decisions made by the owner. Afti,,'the failnre, be went to-a univer>ity and worked for. another company so that be could obtain ~e and become a successful basinessmaa Nowadays, he considers himself a successful person became be hadturned into reality his two biggest dreams ofjlIDifucing COllSUIlleT goods cfhigh ,quality and making charitable donations to needy_leo WII:b:in Iris own terms, a: pemon who is born' into poverty in 'India is a 'great success if he manages to own a house in later life. Poverty cermet be. reduced by merely complaining and blaming others: no matter how gnilly other people are, each indiVidu.1 mist-reach cut to .success fur hi:nneIf.1ndeed, some· economists be!ie;-e·thatthe world operates by what they calI"lherule of thejungle"_ They believe that in economics a person always ,.tternpts to gainprofit from his neighbor; that .gi_ the chance Ihe poor man would 'quickly make himself'rich by trading 10 his o1.li'Dadvantage.. . Also., if is presumptuous 10 judge aIII>!he> .a cccrdingtohis OTher"JlP'll"ittforfiJne. No man can ever truly uaderstaad the suffenngs of tis neighlior_ A man who "I'P"'" comtortablynch may have suffered.elsewhere in his life - through the death of a roved one, for example, Retired bnsinessmen hare cftea worked Iring hours in their youth, Smety, it mnst be wiser to respect achieveIDities can build more cfassrccms.laberatories and libraries. There is.a bmnorous ssyingm English-lIre grlISs is alwaYs greener on the oilier side oftha wiley' _ The.saying is used ironically 00 poiol out that there is a temptation in TIS all 00 insist that othersare more.fortunate than we are. This.is ncwberemore tnrethan on theqaestien oflucl:: end 38 39 4Qf191 41i'l92 Of course; good libraries are also ilnportim! for univer>itiesA good library with: its large collection ofbcoka is the pride and syinboI of a prominentuniveraity.Bobt libraries and sports activities are indispeeeble fur mncem.ty"s.o it is. wise fur unicvenities give the-same am01.IIlt ofDJ.ODe'f to their studity educetien, Considering the operation of the estabjishments, we Sbruld certainly P'Y more to run alibJary than the sports activities. With the devity is only offeaing its .tudants-resources of a decade ago, iI', depriving those stodants of a tremendOus- anlIluni of information . Even the book and magazin< budget ofuniver>ities has gme TIP tremendousJy in the last decade, More is being published on Overy snbjec~-ande'''''Ymri""",ity\Vllnls to h:rue this infOrmation available 10 its 'fuden!s. .. . Topic: 12 It also oostS money for mri,..mti", to keep their hOraries Open. Students need to haw, aCcess to all the !ibrnies' reseIlrCh tools as IIDIch of the time as """,ible_ Bee""",, students .are young and can stry up aU night studying, many mriver>iti", are starting to leave their lilmllies open all night during exam periods. ']'his costs money, becanse Ihe staffhas to be paiOed to·.learn Sporn .are secondary to the.resoorces' that,tndent, need from univer>ity lihraries. For this reason, libnni", ,mwld always be _ frmded than ",orts activities. When people travel to new places, they often choose the local museums as a nmst.see place. Sometimes the Im.ISe1.IIIlS are even IIIDre attractive than the mcst fuinmJs. placeof'inrerest, This phenomenon em be easily explained iflhe function ofmuseums is taken into account. AI; we have known, museums canhelp usknow thehistory, the customs and Ihe most repreoentative prodncts of that place. Different place has _en! histOIY_ And the mosl corn/emen! way io·knaw the history is to viii> the local nmseum wt year when l_'e!ed to Xi' an, '"' ald' city, I went_ to' the history mnseum 00 explore theoourse of itsdevelnpment WIth the hackground knawledge provided by the inusities. Students OOuId study in the h1mrries "0 build up their knowledge. They could get the infu!Illlition that thej'oannol gel in the class But knowledge.is not all fur the ,tuden!.~ They .rewillingto have sporn frequenlly_ !lny the same azoount of mon,,), 00 spmts activiIie.i lIS hhraries. The librnie is nee .. ",), part 'ofit mri,,",,,,ty _ Weoannot imagine a mriveziity withont an)' librny_ siudeot would like to find bookS in the hbrary 10 facilitate their strJdy. The time in the·cIa .. is very limited So they could get more academic infurmalion in the n"br",), _ On the other hand, students could enjoy sports outside the =rljKlS. Marry "I;' just like-running, which doesn't need any investment. . Topic: 12 """"= are prosents the whole w()!id left tollS, with which we can learn rots of things we'did not previously know, be aware of what ha, happened in the PlISt as well lIS what is going to haW" in the future, or gain soelf-_anding_ Personally, ilmoDg, countless factors which influence the reason for \is.i:ti.ng 1IB1SeUIIlS~ there are 1hree consplcuous a.speCts as: foUows. 40 41 TWEEl,'l" 42n92 TWEEls:ry. 43/291 The main-reason fer my proPensity for visiIiDg ImisruJ:m; is 1hlIt more about local histories can be known in.1bis WlIj'_ Nowaday>, IIWlJ' museums are mainly Opeming for responsjbilities to collect, preserve historic treasures md e.hibil fine art andantiquities. F OF instance, lire National Musemo of Chinese History, lire Ifui of these bids to be establiShed in China hal; over 300,000 items, IDcludiIJg nere !bai. 2,000 first-grade pieces items, 100,000 photograpiisof cultural relics.and over 200,000 prcfesaicnal books. As you walk IiroUlld !be General Cbinese History exhibition rooms, looking ,f the cuIIJ.md relics end imagining-the past, you may feel1haI yOll "'" traveling along a pafuspaniling lIre'cOIme'ofChinese history. want to get more pleasure from their j~_ (E'SBSj'ID: 419: This i.!I3I :5p;!iJIt.essay} Topic: 12 People love to visit IIIUli have tim" to cook. They like the convenience of eating 0IIl Overajl, Ihough_ if is cbeeper and healthier to est at ho_ While ea ling in restaurants is fast, the money you speadcaa add up_ \Iihen Lhave dinner at a restaurant with a friend, the bill is usually over tweuty doll=_ I rures_ It i, eaS)' to lind S Iile=elves are part of the Iandsc"", ofllre places. Mmy IIJIIl!e1lIIlS are designed.md built based on the his!orieaI and artistie cliaracleristics of the pIaoes where fu. IIIllSeUIDS are located in. The Frubidden City Museum i. the most favorite tourist site becsarse not ooIl' ifcontaills • large \..nety of his!oriciil objects.md or! ;'mto but mo it is the representati,-e_ of Chinese hiSt"'l' and the highest Cbinese OIJcie:ot architeCture ocliie\'eIIleUt As -a result, people are wi.lIing to',eIec! musamIS ., their lim des!inatiOIl·tO understmd rnI!ure of the place they "isit_ Museums also give people pleasure. Even if you are oot interested in art or hi.t"'}', there i. always ,omething !o' get your .tteoti= MaIlY"""""",,, now Irave whirt they call "im=.cti",," exhibit._ The "im=.ctive"· activities """" become mylrobby now. COme b.c.k-oodIrave your deticiOIlS food, I':Ii1.sureyou will like it!:) Topic: I3 Topic: 13 Sorue people lil:e to eat oul at fuod ,lsuds md restaunmls, while others like to prepare food a! home. O!leu it depends 00 the kiniI of lifestyle poople have. .Th",e v.-ith very busy job, outside the 4) TWEEl,'l" 461292 TWEEls:ry. 47f292 negative.attitede fhat they prefer to eat aut sida in restaurant or at foodstands. As far as I am concened, it is better to eat at borne. There are numerous reasces why I hold OD, and_! would explore only a few primary _ here, . H aionot be denied IIIat tha-e is some advantage to the lim points. Frr.tIy, the condition of !he restaurantis mare comfortable and the food of!here·is more delicious usually. Then eatmg in restaurant become a good choice of gettiog together with friends. In addition, eat 0\11 side take people convenience ami shortcut. For thepeople who are l=y on working, prepare food for themseves will make troubles and waste time. For the young person who are not ahle to cook for themseoes, eat .t foodstands resolve the problem. . The main reason for my propensity for eating at horreis IIIat eat at home and prepru:e food for th.msev.. em enhance the emotion among the member of fiilllily and bring pleasure to everyone. In modem society, everyday, perents are busyen worl:ing.aniI""cillIity, and children are l=y on study and ploying. For convenience and saving time, they om"" chioce eat out side. Then there kit so few time "fthem io share_.!!haringthe dinner ar bcae is not ouIyealingbut also provide a chance to talking, rilaking joke and exchange feeling with each other. Maybe""""""" tlrink 1haJ make dinner is a heav-y bUrden. But I believe prep are food with fimrily is-also a happy, likely have dinner with family is. pIeosure. With your sisters andbrotheis help your mofher de "",,01 in weekend, end enjoy !he food.and YOll will feel'e,'ef)thingis '0 nice" .Ano1h.er reason is that 1 think that eat at home is more economical than go to restaurant and save mooey. lkingthe same number ofmonity students can discipline themselves on their own. 1 believe it is sagacious to agree with that going to classes should be optional fix college or uni\'ersity studeuls. Topic: 14 !!bould university students berequired to.atteudclasses? There are two. diffe_ opinions. Some people claim thai attending classed i s a must to students. Other people, however, .argue that'it ahouJd be for __ to decide whether tleywanrtc go to class or net.As far ,,111111 concened, IIfI matter wbetber students like it or not, they nnrst attend clessea General speaking, eat out side is: oomfortahle and ccireenieace to our live, while eiit.at home can share happy with farniIy. Taking into ecceunt of'all these, I prefer to p"'f"If" food for ouzseves and'eat at hcine.. Studeats wbo don'l like to gn to classes have their reasons. The main one is, they em leem knowledge hy themselves. Jf they were .;ked to attend tho cl ass in which the professor teaches something they already have J::nown, it would.be a pain. Not ._ding class, studeuls coo ccmrcl their time more freely end are likely not to waste time. Although I .gree that there m"y be-one OJ" two advantages to not'atternling 0"",', Linsist thai the edvantages of joining classes far overweigh them. In the lim place, professors can teach students • lot of thing> that cannot be obtained from books. In Chinese dictiODlll}' •• university is defined io be a place whire teocbe.rs forward what they know to students. In tho book, uonnalJy there is jus! ~ knowledge. How the Miler get> and develops it is aquestion, How to answer this question? Go to the class. The prcfesser will IIIlt only teach you some knowledge, but also let ynu know how to use and deveI"p it As. Cbineseslang ''J'', " o..'IIing. key is owning. bouse.' Th.1t is memos;!: ~rtmtrea.S6n people want to ~ in university. Iu the second place, you will be benefited from discussing with your classmates ihtteodiog classes, Different peoplehave their own special ""P'bility. Onepeeple cannot be good ,I """'Y aspect: What is the best way to share yoor knowledge with others and learn from others? Go.to the class. Professor alw:ry' gives some topicsfbr ,tudents to discuss, In ibe discussion, }"'" will he mrprised that so mmy great frosh though1s are pushing to-yea from yoor colleagues and they are free. Topic: 14 NOWIldays, i! becomes a heatedly debatedtopic wbetber a student should he required to attend classesor not. Some people hold the opinion thai tho uni' One ofthe'most- iraportanr climcter:istio of gOOd neighbour-; is that they ba'le; childrenare..."t likely t" be infbmced hy bad neighbOr.; and carry on had habits. On the other hand, being friendly is also an impoi-tant na:Iure ·of good neighOOrs. If neighbouL-lare uofuendty. they "'" Iwd to 'l'P'ooOO and difficult to get along with. Another important 'spect of of good neighhora i, IIIaI they sh6u!d be willing to halp otb= In our daily life, emergency situations umy hap, and we may encoun!er.dilliculti~, which can not be reaoL"edhynorselves. Attlris ~ the quid",t. help ",;,can get is probably from our neighbors. To 'ome degI-ee, neighbou.--s are as importaut "" rela:1ives ro, us, """""" they could provide the immediat help. In the same waY,.a neighbour wlm.like, to help othe!:s will get help in return. Help ",ch.oihors """ fonn. liieudtyand 1mmoni0ll.! relationship anlOog ibe neighboUrs. All in IIll, • good ueighhoor is someone who ha"" a gOOd hoing babit; is fi:iendty and is willing to help others. Taking int.o aocomd of all these factors, we mal' reach the conclusion that • gnod reIlItionship among neighbouL-l need the maintenance from \1S, A good neighbor is someone wbo, for inst:mre, Illldentmds that .Y"UI children may occasionally l1lIl ",ro" his l.wIl,- even though you tell th=no! to. He1l realize thai children =be <:lIImes a regulIIl thing In the ,ame vein, he knows that youlI understau:I if ",me of the tI1Ish from his tIlIsh cans blows across iol-o your yaTIi In other words, he is sensiti,,,, t" the unintentional thing> that can Iuppen_ Fk doe.n1 make a big dealabOlrt them. A good neighbor is also respoctfuI of 1'0lIf propffiy. For """"",le;siJe oslo; yourperrnission.befure deing anything that in_ with what, YOllIS. Thi, means sho wouldIit plant a huge Iree ill between your houses W:i1h:out'osking haw ynu felt _ it: If she wanted to put up a J'ence,; she would let you know first She might wmk with ycu 10 dfcide where it Should be plooed Ma)Ibe th. two of you would ",,'en split tho'oost_ Agpodnfi lID"",in the eWlling if you got stuck working "'_ You would do the same fN h",. Beth of you would help make tho othff, life easier. Wbeu oomething really w.foI haW""" 10 you, like a death in tho family, .• good neighbor ""ill volunteer !o help in any w;ry he can This oould """" oomething small, liI:. making ,ome =sa-oIes to pot in yoor freezer to feed visiting reIlItiveL Or d could mean. something big, liI:e heIpiog you g<>tthrough the·,adnes, "fthe funeral I think only SIlll>e01le who haS experieiIred • bad neighlID.rcan really ~iale , good o,.,! A goodneighhor can be·. gnod liiend He or she ·canmake all the differeuce in the world !oyour lire. Topic: 16 I ClIIl ,ee Imth '_ges and dis'-ges to having. new restaurant built in our neighborhood rm worried._ tIlIllie aod'h"w it will affect our oeighberltood However, I think thet it will .benefrt looall"sin""", andin<:Jease,"PPr",istion for our.neighberhood 0veJ:all, I think it is. goad idea Traffic congestion is alw.y,. courerr' when you buold stIllIeIhing DeW. Our streets are 1llrrOW, with parking on both .:ides: Mnre can tIlIveIing thrmigh tho neighborhood could """"" • lot of oongestion. TllIffic JIleIlllS. porking probl"""-, too. Our nffighborhood'hos 'NY Jew _ attached to' the houses .. M",t ofils d~oo·linding. '1'''''' to pm on the street. If the new ""tauranl i, built, we'll he competing fNthese spa=wilh therestrnranf, piilrom. Plus, if the reatauianl offers valet parking, itlI be. "'''''' v.'OISe. Villel pOrk.,. woak in teams to grab """'Y possible spitre mul.ble 00 tho street. fm als.o ooncertJed .beut the type m p,trons thi, new _ will hring iol-o' our neighbodtood A fiImil}' ;",_ wouldn't be • problem. However, if if, going have. bar and dancing, then there oould be problems. The restaunml wonld stay <>pen lloer, and P"'Ple leaving the restaurant. might be druol:. Who wouldn't WOIII' abcu! rowdy cwtooi= otaggering around our neighborhood in the early llIOming Imurs, looking for thein: ... ? I ha,,,, f" admit, though, there are ._ages to • new restauiant. Our neighbmhood oould certainly llSe the jobs the resI:lIurlint would provide. Not only thaj"the money neighberhooo . reaideu!s Would earn there would like!)' he Spelt'at oth", neighbelhOOd b1l5ine!SeS. This would give a hoost ro those businesses aod make our neighhoIhoohould not be ignored, because it serves the people all 0""' the·city. Topic; 111 Even though job situations can be ''''l'differeD!, there are several qualities that all good snper.i.sOIs have in comznen, A good bose treats all her employees faidy. She doesn't single out one employee for better (or wo=) treahnenfthsn the others. A poor supervisor has favorites. Sometimes she'll even use her f",~orites to spy on other """,loy"",. She expects !hom to tell her what the ethers are "J'ing3b emoagemplcyees. Nevestlieless, the pri .... rate transportation has its. 0WIl! a{h ... antages, for instance, itcan save a lot of time in some CO"",: provide some convenience fur people. But inJpro;ing on roe and highWll)~ is advantageous ooly conditionally. Based on the above discussion, I agree with the opinion Ihat the goveuaent should spend InOIIeJ' on improving public transportation not ooIy it can protect environment and save time for people, but it also can create a convenient em.'ironmem fur all the cihzens. (E=ym530) A good supervisorgives clear and and_le directions, She dcesc't cowtanlly ch:mge her mind about whatsbe w_ emp!oyees to de. She also. dcesctget angry willi lIn'employee who is confused and needs ber tc explain the directiom again or IllOIeflllly. Delegotinganthoritywell is another quality.of. good scpervisor. She knows bow to use the skills of her employees tcbest advantago. A poOl. supervisor insists on doing everyihing _. She is unwilling to give any authority to others. . . Topic: 19 Governments shwld delinite!y spend mOIe,DOney en improving all forms of public transportation, These inclIJde buses, .rubways and trains. 'Ihisis the best way to preserve natural resources and redure pollution. 50 51 Ylflrn ,31292 AS a planet, we're dealingwith a finite amount cfnafnral resources. Once they're gone, they can'! be replaced They can't fill our need fer oil and gasoline forever, But we seem to forge! Ihat and ronsmne tb:eni:at an incredible rare. In wealthier countries.some families have WO ortbree 'cars. AS soon as teenagers geUooir driller, licenses, they're givencars so theirparen!s won't have-to drive them places. Public transportation hasn't been sufficiently developed Because of this suburban areas · smrounding cities have been allowed to sprawl more and more widely. This means Ihat people can:t even go tofae store withinn having. to hop into the car, E,-erything is too' fur away from where they live. If there were better and more frequent public' tcmsportation, people woo]d be able to give IIp their cera for local driving. As a result of all the cars-being driven, were dealing with terrible pollution problems. In big cities, there are days during the SlIIIlIDff when the elderly and people wilb respiratory problems are advij;ed!lOt to leave fhe hcuse. Ten yeers'ago this was unbeerdof Now iI" the norm, Public tramportati!ln would cut diw.'Il ot>nsidembly on :Dr poUutiOll. Public trampoitation alm enoourages a ,eose of oonmnmity. P~le who !r:ival to worl: together all the time get to I:ncw eaCh other. c.r. isol,te lIS from our nIILSfiming their work place in order to grasp' better opportunities. No matter in industry, in agriculture or in service, workers have right. to choose thm workcompanies which leads them to work from place to place and their they .00000000000te precious expenecce and skills to g-et pnonties to others. People not only jransfer in lheir own cOlln!Iy, but alsogo abroadfo get edacatica, work or live thIOUgh the rest of'fheir lifein appropriate countries, We can see tbat many stodenls including me WlInI to gn to the foreign couatries to study firrther and forge ourselves, and that many parents send fheirIittlescns or daughters to foreign coumries to study. AfIeT all, diverse circumstances give persons new esperieace and broaden their-narrow sighI,. even help them get more comprehensive ~ of the world.the society and our lire rtoelf However, some people may say that if people mcvearocnd, they will P'l' for much such as ""'ney, time and energy. It is right to ''l' that it takes one person seme time to get used to hi. or her new eovironment, new personal rel"onship which indeed influences the gro,,;'th of children, the efliciency of our wcrk and !he.stllbili.ty ofour society and family. And I hove to admit Ihat people 3hoo1d make considerste plans before changing !haiI phc", md""'Y not mm.rer aimlessly and frequentlJ'. Bui I think ",metimes it is just all the friction that has made the world wealthier ""d mOle beautiful 1herefo.-e, I.still think it is better !o travel around 1han to li,,,, in one place. (Il=ym '02.) Topic: 26 Topic:. 26 There are advantage, and 1h3ad_tages ro achildbood meither the cmmtJym a city.lfs _ to :s;a:y which is bet"tH_ Growing up in Ihe t:-mmtry :means: a certain amrn.m~·of isolation. You're in :a 'smalI town oron.limn,andnot with a lot of_Ie. E"enJDOIeimportari!, the people yon meet every dJty tend to bejIlst like),Ol.L Moil will be'!he same race asy< the «:bool in there ,... not ,intllble to IDe, I transferred nom my little county to • city to get • bettereducatiOJl_ AS soon as I get !o !be city, I was amozed Ihat the wOIld here w" '0 different bete as ID!j hometown .IfI ,till h_ved m my h~own, ;! was impossible fo.me t.o make !he wddest gness it! whit! !he real world loo1:ed lil:e. The first transfuI ha. made me to imagine IIly.= lire and spur on me !o go further. With lbe l up. For one tIriIJg, it is less-polluted Ihan Ihe city. The air is fresh in the Cidetan .. tisli' them well. They can J\Ill everywhere, pI.y games in the field, swim in the river. 00 the contrary, the city cannot provide >UCh places for children. Maybe they con onIY.by at home and watch 1V Although I do _ that growing up in the countryside has one or more __ I insist thai it is far better to choose the city as the righrplace for children, To begin with, liWig in tlecity tan broadon!heir horizons. Theycanmeet a lot ofpeeple andheor.!IUIIlber of things that will never happen in the countryside, In addition. city means zrere chance tcrecereebetter edncetion, Inmostcountries, it is no doubt that tho education level in tho city is higher than that of the country. A5 a result.children can moe! better teacbers and receive high quality ofedncatioa in the city. Los! but not least children can aIso develop mmy hobbies in the city. They em learn to play the piano, draw and so on" which are impossible :in the country, Topic: 21 Nowada}~, more and mere ccemmmties for old people are founded everywhere allover the world. WlHm),,,,, wall: in a dep_ store, you will find that more and more products for 01<1 people bave been put OIl the ohei"". The populmon of old people in the world is growing rapidly, and the reason is people are living longer mw. There ore """En! explanations for this paeeeroenon, FJIst, under the deveI~ of science and technology, it', obviously the standards of living have been impJ01ied a lot, People WIld: less and relax more-these d'J'. thantenyears ago. More entertainment bas also been provided, hence people hare more chances. 10 entertain and keep a good moodeveryday, whicb is essential for being hoalthy and .living 10_. Moreover, highly developed health system is ...,tli..: .IlJ' hobbies thoro. . Fmthe-meae, theimpro,""""" in medicine also pI'l" an important role. There>, an undeniable fact that after people. discovered the mysteri es of _ more and more newly' developed medicine cured a let cfillress that can't he cured before. Besides all these explanations we discussed above, thei-e are also many other reasons. But the main causes of'pecple's longer life is the deveI~ of science and teclmalogy, efficient heaUh ;y.tem:mil imprm=- in medicine, tEssayID: 479. Thisi5:J s Patm'I!S!".B}'} (E=ym410) Topic: 21 With the deve., people are IilliIg hmgernow. There ore mmy filct"", why people em Jive a longer life. 10 my opinion, thoro are three mast inlportimt reasons; the qoalityof feed has been greatly improved; people _fit from improved medical services; and mmeaiJil more people reelizejbe imporlanoeofregolar ~rtS .. d escercises to IhoirheaUlc Furthermore, governments arepeymgmore and more _ on medical establishments. Citizens could have medical services more easily.Because of the convenient nedical Service more illnesses could be detected .t m eerlierstege. Also, mimi' illnesses that had been considered fatal "",ill he cured today. Tho belt er detection and rnremenI enable people', longer life. The impr~ quality of our feed is the most-important factor for a longer life. With the convenience ofinodem transportation and foo'd precessing technology, we can fuid any food in the market; aod lIS our ,!anderd of living end inoome increases, we Can affort to buy any kind of food we want. we no longer worry about the cost, but pay more attention to the uutntious balance of the food. Bolter food and better mItrilioo give-us • healthier body. To rum up, thede1ielopment of om secietyceuses the ionger life efpeopla People have better food and better medical services. And people spend more time on sports to biuld up stronger bodies. ru we could predict people eregoing to li,,,, even longer. Furthermore, the devehJpmen! of medical teclmolgy and method = a longer life for people Many f.ttaI deceases which were considered incurable before can aew he treated and cured Govemneats are paying more and more money on medical care and trainingof doctors and nurses, People can ace esa medical services eaSily: regular physical examinations ensure that deceases can he I'mm;l eali er and therefore Can be treated in a timely fusion. Last hut not least, people Care more about Ihoir own healfh and realised the importance of escerdses to their heillfu E1iery'morning you' cruld see people doing sports outside. MOre and more people have realized tho 'oying "Life is iocomotion". Regular sports build up a strong body. Sports like hiking, jogging, and swHmning em all henifit our health. NatmaIly, people with strgo; doctors only know about the most basic diseases and cures. Medicioe ", as not \'«}' advanced; Y iJu could die from oomething as simple as an infection from a cut Now we have antibiotics and other medicines to help cure . infections. We all work with man}' dilferen! kinds of people. Different co-workers have dilI'eren! personality. To me, my co-workers shoUld have aeme important characteristics such as independence, . cptimian, and t.amwod: spirit 1!hin1 a gocdcc-worker must have his cwnopinions. A co-worker shoUld dare to propo'" his own cpiaions. He should not "l' the same as ofliers and hide his opinions. Only """'Y""" tries his best 10 analyze e\'ery aspect of a thing, it can be dcee best, So independence of!hin1ing is important fora co-worker. People are aIw living Longer now beeause ofbetter nulrition. Were· .. ling better and more healthfully !han we used to. That', reduced thenumhesofpeople with hem dis""",>nd =. We try to eol lowAilt foods and eat!OOre ,oegotables andl'ruIt.., \\hich are oow 3\-.ilable l-' round. Anotheriluporfllnt_eristic is optimism. Jfwehave some difficult problems, ho must be brave and should IIDt fear them. He should OIEourage others io lind methixIll to. ",,11i< problems. This pcait is very important because one', mood can inti"""", ethers easily. Once a co-worker shows • little fear of diffirullies, others may become disrouragoci ,soon. So , good C<>-Wendence, optimism and teamwod: spirit are important chlmIcteristics of a oo-wod:er. IT everyone in a wod: group has these _eristics, tho group can overcome difficulties and reach its:goaIs.. Topic: 22 We spend more time Wilhour oo.worirers during , week !han we do with our fainity. ThIlS, if, important for our co-wolkers to he l"opIe We em gel along with I've wod:ed in • lot of offices, and fve found there are certain characteristics 1hat all good co-worl::ers,have in. common... (Essay ID: 460. Thi5 i.5 31 5 p.;m: I!S!";S)') Topic: 23 A good ",,-wolke< is ''''1' cooperative She does her best to gel along with ofliers. Sho me, 10 keep her oed of thing> flowing smoothly 10 help others in tho. office. She realizes that if one _ <10=1 got bar wod: done., it ""' hold up "'''''Y'''''' olse. She bas al"sitivuttitudethat cr&res a pleasant wod:ing eo1!llo!Illleilt A goood co-woiker is ,daptabk 'She is nOt ttubhom aboul changes in ,ched"I" or routines, and Mllle they are ,till stu_. It can interfere with their studies, it can disrupt their horne life, and it tlkes .way pan of their childhood that they can """er replace. A good Go·wod:er is helpful She pitches in when ""meone fall. behind in his or her work. She', Education todoy is very compl'" and difIicult. 10 order to learn and got good grades., a ,tudeuI must w"d: \"ery _ and ooncentrate.This means atteoding classes from early in the mmoing untillateaftemoon, thee doing research for projects, thee goiDg home and doing hmnew"d:. Ifs. hosy schedule for any""". For .someone trying 10 hold dowu a job, it', = harder. SIDdeot. oeed all their ""ergy for Ihoir .stOOi ... Ifthey're w"d:ing after class at night, they're going 10 be tired the ~ doy.They WOIl~ be oble 10 ooncenl:crte.This will ha\'e a negative impact on their learning, and eveotually on their grades. )6 )7 TWEEl,'l" 5&1292 TWEEl,:ry' 591292 Topic: 24 If a person II:now is planning to move to IIl}'city, what this person would like and dislike about living in my city? It is an interesting question fur me, Frankly ~ living im my city - Taipei fur, longtime, I never thougbl of:mcl! a question before Lsterted to write this essay. In my point of'view, '!h.re lire many good sites about this city and my mend will enjoy living here .. Pirst, 1I1ipei;'. city.werelln-eJois of)ob epponmities. Job opportunitie,;' vayimportantwbeo an ootader wants to start a new life in acity. Taipei, aseverybody knows, bas many factories, companies and international headquaters, With Sl1Jlerior mbm enviroomenI end infustructure, Thipei not ealy attracted 1IllIlly foreiga institaticns, but also man)' domestic investors 10 set tbeir offices and build fueir factories bereTheretore, you can lind mall)' jcfvacancies 00 the web- or newspepers in Iaipoe ' livin!l ina large city is exciting. \mI you pay " price fur it There are lolsofintererting thing; to do, and good restaurants with food limn around the world. There are museums, IIJ! galleries, and lots of movie theaters. However, the crime me is high, and people ,110,,,, 10 be cerefal eboat where they ge cil niglif There' a lot of traffic most of the time, end finding, piid:ing space canbe a problem. There are also. lot ofpeeple living here. Sometimes a feel> tee crowded In • big city likemine, housing is, '..ir espeesive. It ""'"' a lot evea ifyoulre jU;1 renting an efficiency apartment, 'Ihe'gocd side is !bot there'" lot of choice about where you waIil to jive and how you want to .live. You can find epartmeae of all sizes in different settings. Houses of equal1iaIiety are available for: sale or rent If my friend hkes the great outdoors, she nrighl be disappcmted, Unfertenately, my city doesn't have a lot of wide: open green spaces, 'and there. aren't a lot of trees. on the streets. We're net near the ocean, and the mountains are a day'. driVe from JereStill, we do have serre natural areas. F(J[ """,","""we have, beautiful big park. II even has a lake in the ,middle that', used for-ice ,koting in the winter. There', a diff..-ent kind ofbe-2IIly in fhe city. Thinking about i1, 1 Sl1JlIIOOI' whelhor my friend likes my city will depend on whether or not she lik", exciting places. I hopo she likes .101 ofvanety as far ,,'hoUsing.oo activities are concerned. If ,110 does, then this is thepjaca for her, (Il=ym HI'l) Having a job can also disrupt', teenager' home life. Families speed less and lees time to,gether. If a teenager bas • job to go tc _ school, he WillI't be homo for dinner, He won'! be hmne_ dinner, either; and may notget homo until late at nightThis means he doesn't have ,; lot of time 10 .speadwith his family, If be doe3n1 hove • car, it canmean cliimges'in hisparents' scledales, too. Theyhave to drive him to work and pick him lIP. ' The main drnvbad of a teenager hoving, job while he', &till a sl",lent is that he', missing rut 'on the fun of being young He has a whole lifetime in MUCh hen 110,,,, to earn a living, This is the la.t free time'ball hove. It', the 10l0I chance hell hove to hong out with fiiends and just enjoy himseIf Soon enough him have to ".-orry about paying fhe.reat and buyingfcod Jobs bring money, but money iSn't everything, A teenager with, job gives up too rnnch_ No oae .should spend ill his time at work, and especially not. teenager. (Il=ym '(0) Second, Taipei is a place where you can leam what yon want to learn. There are so mauy colleges, schools, training classes in Taipei, The Jearning oJl!l fur local ores. AJl in all, 1 thinI: it is a geed idea, For those what 1 am worried about, _ congestion ani! parking prcbfenare obverse, First of all, traffic congestion is always a ecncem when building something new. Our street. ore narrow. with p:uking oil botli sides, A shopping center will oertainly bring more traffic fum ever before, and beevy _0 means big oongestiOrl. At the same time, parking is also a problem in this are> There lire few Il""'go' attached to houses. Most of residents depend on finding spaces on the street for paIling, If. shopping nmlI is build, we must Compete with customers an to grab e\'eI}' possible 'P"'" ovailable in street. cent" niiglit also become a place where-unruly teenager; would gather. This could cease trooldn. Om- town would need a ccmnnmity cenrer far them to go to instead. OD.the whole. ihmlgh..! think my neighOOrhood should support hoving a shopping oaI!erlmill here, It would bring more variety to our shopping, give us fhe eppcrtanity to amuse ourselves at movie _ and restaurants, and .. bring more jabs in., the area (E_m "'<) On the other hood building up a shopping center will give IIris neighborhood more opportunities and benefits. Residents in this are. could ceminIy take the job that shopping center offers. People would earn moreIllOOOy and speed on other business, sum as ent_ and,edncation, whicl! are opersting inoorneigliborhood ",>ilj.ceDl oommlmitie3, As. result; not ooly loe" busir!e-;, liut also inter.community busir!e-;, boost,lIP and, prodigious am:runl oHortune will be accmrIllIated to ocr neighliorhood. A shopping renter can also aIIract people to ,iSif our oonmnmity. When !hey driveto!he shopping center; they will see whot, Dice pJace,lIris aresi, to live: 'Ih' during recen! years, ' Topic: 26 Ikncw from the media that • uew movie theater may be liuiIt in my neighborhood. Going to see a movie is: one ofthemost common ways ofentertaimnent. Wi1h lhemovie theater nearby, I cceld go tel see a movie more convenieat, However there are more reasons to cppoae the building of a new heater, especially near oar community, In a short, there ore ",,'era! det:Uh to "misiderwbeoplarming;. shopping renter, In my port, 1 support ttl bave a new shopping center in my' oonmnmity bee""", its advantages outweigh di,ad"nnlage3. If ~ moyie ·theater is: built in Our neigliborlmod" it ,certaiolj' p:ro,..i~ us the cOJWeDiere to see a mo.ie. We no longer need to drive downtown to see it, but w:!Ik to !he movie theater atrerdinner 'witheut any hostIe, It will ""'" a Jot of time on the way to the realer. And we will_ Wwe\-er, the movie th_ De2rby will also bring some problems. Fmt, the noise of the people going to !he !hester will botli..-oth..- people in 1heoommunity. The movies Usllally end very late People who agoy the movies will Off1ainIY'discuss it wheu stepping out 'the theatei. ,ome people will argue or even ory fOr the moVie. Furihermore.the uoiseof!he em engines will make !he condition worse. The poople who live in the commnmiy nearlly will suffer from the noise. of poople """ c ... , Am1her disadvantage of building ,movie theater ne.roy lies that it will c:ruse lrafic jlllIl drn:ing the hoors poople going home People who live far """'Y ",ill drive to the theater .. Tbe,e cars together with the cars of the people after woIi: will pose, he,\,), burden on !he trafic system of the town The trafic jam wilI..,t ouly make many _Ie late fur the movie, but also bring us who live ne.roy bad mocds before going home (Il=ym502) Topic:, 25 There would be'both adWnlago' and disadvmt_ to having a shopping cenler buill in my neighliorhood. One odvmlage would be the cOllVf:Ilience, I would like to hove all those ""'res close by. Shopping woulnt., and a food court: Thatmeam a greater wri~ of places to eat in"om"i!rea_ C-e., 1 oppose to build, new movie the.ter in my neigliborlrood\ because !he problems outweigh the benefit., We usually see movies once , mouth I carmot affurd suffering IIDm the!r:lfic j om; ani! uoises in the late evening throughout the mouth except fur the day I ambJe there to ,ee, movie. (E:;sayID:3S16) lIning , ,hopping oenter buill in the neighborhood would also moan more jobs for the conmmrrity, Initially. these jobs would be in the building of the renter. Later tlie jobs wool recenIIy been annouDIled thet , new movie the.1re may be Imill in my neighliorhood, Howe\-e:r, as f..-" 1 arnconcemed, 1 danot,Sl1Jlp<>rtthis pIlUL The orgumenI ofmy .iow gees os follows: Of course, there would be some disadwnt_, Probobly the biggost problem would be traffic. A 101 ofpeople would,be'ooming to the shopping center. They'd drive thmngh our neigliborliood to 'get to !hecen!er. In edditim, iflhere wasn't enough parking at the eader" tliel' rnight,Jook fur paIking'spa"es near om homes. A ;hopping center migh! also mile more crime into our ueigbborhood PaIking lots _ daIk are , big temptation tD robbe<>, Tbay!mow people are there with money to apend_ The,'""'pping 10 begin ",i1h, people ,seldom go out 10 watoh movie U-elopment of science and tedmoJogy.P""ple bave, Jot ofmethods to enjoy thern;e]ve" Tbey can ""tm TV at home, ge ro watoh the soccer grune, ploy bo,ketball and so ODc In my ho""""",,,, feweF and fower clioose to watch movie in:it 1heater. They prefer to watch movie on TV ill home, which is more comfortable.. 60 51 TWEEls'l" TWEEls:ry. 63/291 In addition, lilrink there are enough tl!eiitres !lOW. A!J I know, if is only fifteen minutes' walk between the two !heat.rs in my community. A!J a result, it asobvious unnecess.ry 10 build the third one. If we do build ancfber fhestre, fhe.average peI>OIlS per theater will decrease, MIich IDlIi.= """'" thea!er earns I"", IIlOII'J', Lost but oot least, it is, 10 some degree, a waste. of money. No",.day.l, we mnst """money in quite a number of fields. For instance, there is only one primary school here. II takes ecnechildrea half an hour to go to school from their home. If wecan build another" school instead of1he theatre, _ will spend less time on fheir way, which is safer because there are mlIIly buses and cars on the road Take persceal tasks. Who enjoys going 10 the deutis!'! Very few people enjoy having their ........ check-up with the doctor. Not a Ict of people enjoy clmnging the oil in !heir car or mowing !heir lawns. These are all things we do because we have. to, not because we want to. We realize that takingc,"", of our physical health is' the sensible thingta do. We knriw that ifweding. something we don'l enjoy deiagcan lead to enjoymenf 'Simply by trying-it again, we IIllI)' decide wahke '®mg it For instanCe, we may have convinced oerselves we hate.to dance, We agree to go to a club only to please someone else, Yet, for-some =0, this time we enjoy dancing. We\'e been chealing oursefves ofenjoymeol w-tthout even knowing ir Tho ,'iune can be true of trying new foods or going to a new type of museum, Doing what we don't enjoy doesn't alwoys """" to be a bother, does itnt'; just.part of life. (E=ym 110) As it steads, there i~ little to do in my town There ore no puh here, and there is certainly no nightlife. Additionally, the nearest movie theater is III!lre then thirty mimrtes """l'. That is inoonVimieni for .'''''r"Olle here. Many movies end late ,I night Who wanI:s • long drive heme-at 1l:3Op= or nsidnigbt'! Topic: 28 I think the media pay too much _00 to 1he private Jive> of famws people. Television, '""'''P'peIS, magazin<:s'and ",OJnites dig up all kinds of past bad actions. They say that ffiese are true reflections ofa persons character. 'This may be true if they occurred only a few years before, but some ef'fhese are things-people did as reeru.goor s. People in their forties areespected to explain Se3n~ come to that, they may lind their career rumed, Building a new movie fheafer here will reduce juveaife dmetimes do things tim! the)' don't enjoy doing. This is a basic part of being all adult. Pbas, some things that aruit "fun" lire still geed for us in the-lang nm When arewe, the public, going to m>ke it dear to the media that we're tired cf'having to watch this kind of thing OIl the Ilf:WS1 WouIdntit be better ifthel' wouldconcennate on more important issues? 62 63 65/292 Topic: 28 an effective _d to diminate the green-house effect. Althrugh we have advanced machines and our lire seems more comfortable then before, we have less chances to approach natures and less 'Poe", to act The cities become bigg..- and ifwe want to have'. 'picnic wi!h our liii.nds, we have to drive • long distance to lind a natural place. In fact, the spares of1wman acti,-tty are being damaged by the skyscrapers-and factories. From the aOO'''' statements, we can conchide fimt h1lIILOIl activity brings !he.E3rth nlauy damages. ForIlmaIeIy people have recognized the point and I believe that the Earth will become" better place to live withoor ceaseless efforts. (E=ym,,,) Santa tubla famous man in front of a flashing, well decorated chritmas tree;"Y oucould make three wishes, .mil just only three best wishes for the coming newyear," Wwld you beeager III know whal are !he!hree_.? Tben, be wiohad·,"lirst!y,may God Shis own ocooruplishmen!s without gnilly.Why do they soar wheIi.otheI:l sink' 11 depends on your OWl! effort and deJjg,mce. A celebrated public figure has' e' .. er said," Winner, have different potentials. Achievement is nat !he most important thing. Allthenticity is,The anilientiq)el1l!L Indeed Ielevision,magaziiles and othe. media needn1 pay '0' mnch atten- tion to 1he perrona1lives of famoUs people such.as public figureS and relfhDbes. Plea.elivity. ClIhors frel thet 1mman activity makes the E3rth • better place to hve. ln!Ily opinion, the earth i, being damaged by 1wman actMty. There are _ statements supporting my opinion. lliIman activity """ damaged nmmu ,,""im=t and alioost eJOWSted ""turaI resoorrel. Modem mdnsbyneeds!!IDre and more """""""',jncluding,irIinera!a;·fuels andwil!er. So we ·confront of the serious prolJlems such;'. !helaok of fuels 1IIldwaier. Ecological balmceis damaged·because factories oocup)' many place' where :minia!i and p1_ li",,- More.and more buildings are construct of probIeIW are Controlled by oorsel\"", and ,ome of them have 1he hope to be Ie301ved in years. We are finding the balance between the develop=nt and the protection .fom Earth_ So it is 1IIlIlOIJes.S!U to deny the _ofliumin_ FOJ the reasons presented aoove, we admit fimt there are sorne problerIl!l in the process of the human de\-e1opmen1:, birt 1hese problems are resolving and as • whole we make the Earth a better place 10 live. Humanevolved'in 1he mode ·of continuing to correct theii mistake3 and making a .bet(er progr""'. !IJJ. other seriouS problem' is "the green-house effect." lliIman activity deereases furests and mere""", the lmage of fuels '" that·the gas of carI>on dioxide is ouIpoI IIlOI" and more and there are not enough plerits to .- it Th< green-house effoct is Irl()reobvious 'and moTe sensible these l"""". Due to the _~ irebergs in the ,onth polar and norlh polar meJt.and the sea level beoomes bigher than More. I am ",ODie.! about the cibes nearby !he sea and hope scientists find Topic:. 29 Theqll.lily of human life has imprm,"ed greatly over !he past few cenluries, but ~ is.being haImed more and more by 1mman aelivity. ru we de\-e1op our tedmol<1gy, we demand moIe from our planet. E\'eIltua!ly, this willlwm'peopIe as well. Our plane! gives us ""eryIhing we need, but nmn-a! resources are nOt end!es>. Strip mining dewstat~ whole regions, leaving bare .mil we! ... ground. Deforestation remo\"", old growth trees \hat CaIl'! berepla£ed Too much fishing may Mm,-fish pcpu1 •. tions to the point where they 64 65 TWEEl,'l" 661292 TWEEls:ry. can't recover. We are too careless in taking what we W3Il.t without giving anything back. Even ifl W5e to move to anofher part of my city, 1 would enoounter i>ew people: Each neighoorhood has. distinct personality. Whorl 1 move 10 that neighborhood, 1 would meet the shopkeepers and resident. that shape that personality. 1 may even adopt part of their manner as my ov.'ll '0 1 c,lool for some chanres and beccme more experieuredI love changes .. Topic: 31 It """,,-,.like the "mid is becoming III!laller and ,maller, alnrost'by Ihe mimrte. Whorl I was a'cliiJd, I had !le\'er met anybody from outside my hometown, nwch less somebody from ootIher country. Howe-;lL There is nothing more invigorating for me than bang a,part "fthis """"ging "globe] uillage." Topic.: 32 I ha,,,, now lived in three different COlIlltties, Argeulina, &.nee, and the United States and am ron"inred that I ama better per=1 for it Jneac):l oountryl fotIlld somothing different.l remember the _ ofthehiuooo interaction ofmy hometown in AIgen!ina; I enjoyed Ihe great """" of culture and wit in FIlIIlCe;. in the United States, j_ IIIIl imp""""" b), the.feeIiDg of liberty and acceptince. In eacb oonnliy I have le:oned , difl'erent language, experienced a different climate;c~ with people in different ways. I have learned that eoch place has 'something · special ,boot it and that no, pia"" on Earth is a perfect place. We may lose one thing when we le"", , country, but we oIw:rys gain something else iIi ,Is plaoe. So, the greatest benefit of having met sO'many _le from all over the world has been le:lIlIing that each pcliool. There might be ""m that. "",,-'t c",'eIed by the school inrurnJce. One of my family manhers may need·heIp.1 will have to send them money. You can~predict """"g oftorining requiied IIIld the company Will Continne to ha.". retcm OIl this invesirrent As we allknew, feeling =. about where our future income will come from is very iinportmt for our well~, wha has loi!! a job and bas had trouble finding. new one knows lhat this transition period can cause • lot ef anaiety. This is arbitrary Iojndge . saving money for future 1ISe according only to the eacuae I mentioned in the above paragraph But I do not deny tho! enjoyiIig the life is also important to """I}'One because ofbrief'life, That is 10 .say, I will enjoy my money if I deposit enough However, job security tends to lead to decreased proouctivily. In general, employees who are certain that they can-never lose their jobs tendfc work less dlicienlly, 1her.ty ccetnbuting to an ",'ne; taking three-hour hmches, or surfing the 10_ for fun. . Paally, the model of capitalism is proving to be the most efficieut'mong jobs, both employees and employers are starting to expect lillltthe.sejobs will nut los! a lifetime.- Many of my Jepeaese friends travel back and forth between !be United SWes and Japan are have been ahlo to findtemporary prcfessicaal jobs while Ihey are in Japan. In short, I disagree that companies should offer their employees jobs fo.-life. We em see this &le in some parts of the world and in other areas in Ih> United Stoles, hm these esamples ore generally regarded as outmoded ways of cODducting bosiness. Finolly; the model. of capitalism, 'even though· it may seem cruel, the so-called "law offhe jangle, " are proving to.bethe meat effective '''''y 10 raise the standard of ~ving of. cmmlry. Topic: 33 The choice between spending mooey on ticket. to a concert or spending money OD jewelry is on easy one. Given this choice, I would buy jewelry. The "',,"lIS ore obvious, Jewelry is m investment; it is permanent; ani! it is fashionable. Jewelry like a W'1d bracelet for example is a very good inv es _. It is important for women (and fur men, 100) to have gold jewelry. lfyou have some serious financial problem, you could always set your jewelry 10 help you over any rough spots. You could notsell your used concert ticket. Jewelry, unless you sell it, is permanent. You olw'l" have it to wear. Each time you put it on, you will rememba- dIe dlIy you bought it, It will give yoo pleasure fur YO'" and years. You could not wear the ticket ctnb from the concert, Jewelry is \'eI}' fashionable, I would feel very smart wearing • beautiful geld bracelet or diamoniI pine People would comment and tell meb<>wmucb they loved myjewelay. They would compliment me on my geed taste. Topic: 34 Should business hire employees fur rlreiJ-'entire lives'! My answer is 110. A business bas the 70 71 72l2'n 731292 responsibility to takecare of'fhe right and interests of ita employees, lherefure it should keep them as long as TIClIIL But-it is not realistic tho! • business con hire its employees for. their entire Jives, Firstly, on thebusineesside, in order to """"""mil tbrive.a tnauess.Iike a-human body, needs to constantly bring in new idea. and fresh minds into the·torporo!ioo, and eliminate thi>se pesiticus which are nut needed any longer. AlthOugh this might sound cruel, but it is for the survival of the basiress. If the business rtself cannet continue, every employee will lose his job. People geo<'r.illy think big companies like IBM or Nonel are the kind of place where people con keep their jobs for ever, but these days we often hear ebout lb. new. that these companies also I'l' offlnmdreds and thousands CtfpeDpJ~ due to economic situations. prefer the latter. Watching 'IV is boring and exhastive.Just sitting before the grey box will mole you sleepy. Yon can not feel the atnmephere in the auditorium which makes the aadieaces feel refreshed and excited You can appreciate all the progrnns through your own ey'" not though the "'lore glass screen. There ore many other 'audience, as well as you sitting _ and watching the perfunnance ..mch moles you feel accempanied.And you can communicate ·with others .bout what 1'00 have just seen orthimgh!.Thi. gives you BII cppcrraaity to ""1'1"'" your opnionAnd jouknow yua arenot a1one__ . Secondly, on the employee side, securing a we-time jab in ODe company ia nut good for his persceal advancement. He tends to be satisfied with his-current job, and make-no plans for future cereer advaacenent, This is haImful for-both the company end himself. In fact, it is, tccse hop around among dIfIerent companies who can get a big increase in RmIS of salary and benefits, and bring newesperiecoes and skills to their new employee. In eonclusica, I think it is not a good irlea to hireereplcyees fur their entire lives. It is both bamiful to business anditsemplo}'ees,.md 1berefure, also bamiful to dIe sociely. (E=ym IlOj, Going to seetbe pecform:mile out cf'ycer hcuseis 01", good to ycarbody.For yoa moyhllv e a walk after the ",tivity even go to a good bar and fin. But if you ._d an ",=t md fiiId you have no interest on it;. you would regret and VIi""3sre time and money_ Wa.tching it OD tel.evi.sion can avoid it If you are'~ in the play, you can ctayon it; if yro ore bored it, you can change the cbanneI to fimI some interesting. W.tchIDg an evenlon television bas anolber od\..mage that yro can get moredotrils of !be ""en! . from the inteq>rebition Y ouean Imow the background, u., present s:ituation :md such informathin 01 the "'-"111 But if you .-.1 if; you cannot 1earn more koowledge atxmt it. So I choose watching an ""","'00 lelevisioo. I think TI·is more enjoyable than .ttenrling • li,,, performance. Topic: 35 Some people llIreattending live perfIne words llimoTbe quality of the peIfonn:mce will depends on ,ome external factors.Soppose that you ge to a concert outdoo:cdlefure you leave home., you have 10 ""noider oow the wbother will be golt i:; likely that oudiances· are wet because of coin dining the pecformanco.So,e\'en though !be perfu!lD3!lCe i:; in high qrnilily,you may not :feel comfortable more or less. In oddition, attending • live pecf()!1IlanCO mol' _te your time. You must ge there aheod of time,and you have to park.That will spend ImIch time. I can IlOt deny that ottending a live pecfOJml!lCe bas its own merit,N onetheless,ba...-l on the .bove discussion, I ctrongIy disagree with tho opionion tho! attanding • live perfOTIWlDl]e is more enjoyable. (E:;sayID: 412. Thi5 i.5 31 5 p.;m: I!S!";S)') (E=ym403) Topic: 3S I do not ogree with the.statement that attending a live perlbnn:mce rucb as • play, ooncert or 'Port event is more en]'0)'3ble than widcb.ing the:same event on TV, because there are many disodvantages in attending • real pecf()!1IlOIlco. Topic: 3S Do }1"iI1'bke w.tcbing TV?Do you watclt it regularly?If • living perfurmance i< lIVlIilable Mlat, do yoU think,will yru cboose,w:dching 'IV or .ttending the peIfumance?But if I were ym I will 72 73 TWEEls'l" 741292 TWEEls:ry. 75fl92 Firstly, these.is too mueb. troublein atlelding a real performance, You have to buy tickers, sometimes ,tanflntune or happiness of tbe characters. You may fall into the inda,cribable intoxication while listen to a favorite piece of music. And cmrespondingly, 1heperf"""""",ill receive the response of1heir audience and oct accordingly. So tbe finalsucces of the perfcrmaace results also from the participation and interaction of the audience, of\\hich y"" are a member. Topic; 36 Tha modem society have beencbaagedby the enoIIl101lS impact of the invention of the traasportaetion.such as the automobile, wbich has become indispensable in.the daily live. The automobiles are So popular that almost "'~ fiImiIy or even """'Yon< bas ,one. Since the li.mctioo and effect' of inItomohile is known by everyone, In this essay, I would diseaseanother imlention of the transportantica that is as important as the automobile in the modern society, the plane. As fur ~,I am concerned, these are three cccspicoes aspects as follows. The.main reason fur my propensity-to choose plane is that plane is th. V€hiele·used by people IIIDSt frequently. Usually, people dnvecar in short way, while they fake phure in lOng travel. The most important reason people choose it for Ioag distance is that the speed of plane is much faster thanotbers, The imlentiOn cfplaaecreate a oompeIeteJy new live. Nowad'J's. we can travel around the eerfh within twffity-fourbours., that is somethirig.",l' we can reach anyplace of the word in one day. And there. are mall}' people who Iice m a place and work in the o!her city evee the other nation.for the phure em bring them go home ill weekend, An:other-reason can be seen by e'l"wy pe:r.son is 1:hat plareis knawn as: one of the most safe 'and convenient V€hicl... It is reported from the relative data that the accident ratio cf'tbeplane is fur under that of the train, the ship, the automobile and >ny other else, With 1he 'developenment of the hi-tech, faster, sorer and more comfortable plane are rnadeSinre the supersorac plane "I'P""", 74 75 76f1'JJ. 77fl affordable to common peI>OIL Similar ro the most 'fiimily caD. take enongh""""'Y ill buy a tar, most people have enrugh moneytc buy. ticket cf'plare. Especially, there are '0 many discounts fur students.old men and children by the ailine oompany. General speaking. the new teclmoIogy has brongbl rilany invention to us in the modem eooiety Taking into account of all there things, we may reach the coaclusica that", a important transportantion V€hicle the plane-changes our daily live and at 1he·same limo brings the enormous influence·to the modern society. liVing emlronmenland become extinct eventually. The ail is polluted end it is not suitable fur people. The water is also polluted and people are lacing deliciency of drinking water ill some countries. Progress makes tee.speed of life faster and faster because of the usage of computers-and automatic machines, People have-to work faster than before. and d makes them nervous, More and'more physical and psychological problems. disturb-people's lire. Many peoplede not have tiine fcr'recreetion From the above.~ it-can beccacluded that progres" is notal""),, good II haS its own negative influences On rur life. Maybe fhcse problems can be' solved by more progress. (E:i!ayID: 361} Topic; 37 Who wood disagree wi1h 1he·stiteinent· "progre sa is good"? Without progress, there would beto ~. Witbout progres~ there would be 00 change in our ecoaomy, our standard of living, or cur health, Tepic; 37 AIll 0\"" the woddpeople are welroming progress into 1heir home, 1heir business and thBr ·educati= Larg corporations use progr"'" in technology, industries use progres, in.their IIWIllfucture process, How' ever, wben we think about in larger pictare, it is clear fiIat progress. can be dainagiog in: SOII:lf: cases. We as ascciety have to check ourselfs once and a wllil.e to make sure, that tbe progf"'" is not making to much damage to certain ccminunities around the world. Speaking lIS a I!IeIIJber of avery spacial oomimmity called a Kibbutz, which used to provid to our _le from the agriclllfiIreproducts we grnw in oor own feilds, and sdI in rnarlret>. Wben progr= ,ame to oor counby, nmiy industries !lOt ,lronger,.and f""""" like case progress bas damaged alarg corrmnmity,. and mad" them face .lwiI Jineocial fueture. Another unfmrrtuna!e vaw on progress, i> the use of cOIllJlUllIres ill entertain childreIL In the yoar 2000, wben.""')' home has adopted the progress' in C01IlpIIfl1res; children 1ind tbemselfs siIIing longhour:s iofront oflile c, ·ilUtomobiles, and S{) CIIl. Progress seems to ha .... -e made life IIlore simple and more comfortable. But ifwe analyze it carefully, wewill find thatprogre;s"' not· always good Topic: 37 The nobleness& the use ofprogr= in""}' fiald, to m indivitlrial, or to 1he .ociety OR thewbole, will depend on what use the progres, i> being put to, and] feel, cIiIIIlO! be geiler>Iized as stated above. . Modem industry briIlgs \1S more convenient life. Bul .,.1he """'" time., ''''"' problems appear. Foc example. "the greeu-hm= effect" is a ''''Y serio.m;·pr<>b1em that scientistJ; try to ·",1"" it as early as po;sible. It increase; the eartb temperature and some icebergs melt >nd the """ level becOIllfS higher and higher gradually. Maybe son:Jeday the sea will swallow some big <:iii .. neaIby the sea. Progress has been inherent with the -... I"OCe. As the humim brain developed, '0 haS progress. .heel! aahieved in _ all fields known to man. The cuJturnl progre;s over !be ages, ba\", made humans better and made !hi> world, , better place to li"" in. Similorly, ,cientific progress has heel! effective ill eradicating diseases, provitting better foodcrop~ faciliiating transportatinn Ok. Iiteaary progr= 'has belped us better document our bistory end ha, produced works fua!'have made us think. Progress in OOIDIIIIlDication tec!mique; ha"" =.oerged !hi> wbo\e wmld of ours, ProgresS'enban=; the product efficiency, Inrt it also brings us an o!her serious problem-puthition. Pothilion "' '0 ser:i""" that ecological balance i, damaged and many IIIIimaIs and pI'_ lose theit 76 TI TWEEssoy. 7&1292 TWEEssoy. into the 'global village'. ignoring the past The past, in a sense, canbfind us to the truth,. we can become bound by tradition. F", eXilmple. at Olio lime, Ieoding thinkm in Europe tbeUght IlIitt the Earth was at tire renter ofllIit universe.and those who disagreed were persecuted .s heretics, even Cbpanicus, \Wo.we now know WIIS correct about his heliocentric, model of the Solar System However, scientists were eventually obi" to breek from the past am accept the new model of the universe .. Ia short, teaming from am analyzing the past bas enormous win< for II> anrllifu as Vie know it "" Earth today would uctbepossible without thebenefit of'thousards of years cfhistcry end acrnmulated knowledge. II is unpertant, however, to ignore tire p"SI. so that we can make a step forwanl, aud such free thinking shouldbe encouraged; although not at the expense of past knriwledge. Learning from the past is something like' learning from our parents-in most cases, their past help, us bsve a better future, but there ore times when weneed to make a break from the past am make a bold·step into on ~"]I future, If we Jook " the above e .. mples, we see that they are all oimed at the betterment of oor world Here progres' is being applied for the society', good. The products from the same progres.:s' in the various fields, when in wrong bands, wreak havoc in the same society that they are supposed to make better. Sophisticated arms & esplcsives in the hands of terrorist. & children, science of binnaa cloning in the h.ands. of'scientists, crop control technologies in the bands of corporations etc., are :some of the examples ofhcw progress lThorna;s, Edism I am quite sure that O\ieryt<><\Y kIlO"" Thomas Edison. He made IDaIIJ invention> dUring his lifetime. Aeoording to his biogmphy, it stare. that he always met obstacles in tmer to _ sonseIhing. However, he Still kept trying in.order to moe! his goal s, I personally think !bet this is 79 TWEEssay. TWEEssoy. 811292 the IImill company. These examples are \""}' Cllecting experienc~ am knowledge as a good'manage:r, and mayhein 10 years, you will beoome the boss of yom """company. FeW OIL There are many reasom ro support my view. Pirstly, c~ation is a bridge between people. Nobody i. ornnipoteul; people depeniI on one another in their d:Iily hve~ We all bope we can be become the person who masters e""'Y.skills and C3Il compLete e1iery kind wmk by ourselves. Howe\ier the real world tells us that thisjust i. a dream Theiefure, people are int .. dopendanl, IlO can em soy'thafhe doer not oeed o1herpeople~ help. The society requires cooperation among people. Communication i, the link. C<>mmunicalion is the fust step of suCcessful cooperation ainoiIg people. By communiCatiOn, we exchango of thongbIs andinfOl'lWltiOn, andgtes. 'Secondly; cornrmmicationcimheip "'keep fi:iendship and make new fiiends Frierukoeed to OOIIlIlIIIllicate to. each other. '0 tbal they know each otheI', needs and feeling~ Indeed the most important qualities or. fiiend is oonmwnicillion and tmderstanding. If you are a good COIIlIIIImicator, it is ,,~}'ea.yfor i"'" ro keep your friendship and make n.w frienik IfY(Ju do not OOIIlIlIIIllicate with your fiiffids, yon wiIl..,t onIJ' feel lonely , but '"'" """ e1ien!ually 10'" your friends~. From oil .rove, I think that corurmmac.tion is' the moot important sJ:ill fur people to suriIiv-e in this society. I hope e\ieI}'bodywod:, hard to get the skill_ Topic: 41 In the post, there hav., been IDaIIJ endangered .inimaIs, Now !bey are _ Does it matter'! Has our environment beau affected by their .bsence?"!"'" the quality of our 0,,""]1 life been cbanged' The answer to Ihfse questions is '"Y~." Topic:. 42 Nowada}~ people soy that wemve st"PJ"'dinlo "The InfmmationAgo", therefore oomputer.skills are one of the most importmr,kilIs in today", society. Being able to operate a computer is IIII adv_ed ieclmique and: can'increase one', wod:efficiency and oimplIfY manywod:,. Using. computer cm help people do IDaIIJ oomple< wod:~ You can calcuhle , very oomples II does matter ifwe demoy an endangered species babiWto do""lop more furuland, hous:iJ!g or . inrlustrial parlmill I'D! is ~ it will illect ill 81 TWEEl,'l" &21292. TWEEls:ry. &3/292 arithmetic problem. Milly ari1hmetic problems in engineering are too complex to ,,,orli: out by ~. A computer cen lID these works conveniadly and earoy. You c.n 01", look fur some reteresces from a foreign country from a computer if yoo login in h Internet Y oucaa save)'OIlI documorlts in some discs 00 • compnt er no matter how large. they are and you lID not need 10 lake a lot orpeper. Using. OOIIlplnercan increase your work efficiency. With its huter skilk such as operating a won! processing software package or typing are ccmrenient and efficient. For example, I am writing thisessay by wing a compula. If 1 do not have computer skill, I cannot make a coreposnicc lIS qind:ly as p",,;,bIe; maybe I can mill' write on paper. Another vivid erimp!e'is that man)' colleges is offeting oriline classes, fur student to choose, which rneam the students can study in lite comfrut offheir homes mil acquire thffi knowledge by means ofusingoomprder at home. If you can operate a computer, you can sit down in your Own home arid coatrel distant work. All you need 10 do is pressing sene-keys. With the help of a computer, your work em be simphfied, Youalso can use a computer' to commmiicatewith your friends by e-mail, and il is quicker .. d safer than ordinary means, There are many other- skills a person should Jearn to be successful, hut I think that being able to operating a computer is the most importmt ~ID:.3~j), Secondly, computers is an imporhinl tool fOT teaching andcourmunicoting between teachers and _Is. Recently, school teechers hove an increasiIlgly demand on students to, turning in their 'papers or school works, and the teachers can score online. Ifthe teacher has a assigomeni, they just send an e-mail to the students, In addnen, many young people use computers to cODJImIDi.cate with each other. They useonline chat rooms, ICQsandm=engers. They even play online games throogMhe internet Therefore computer skills lire importmt f(J[ stadents to tOIlllllUllicate with their teachers and fellow students. Topic: 42 With the development of science and.technology, the world is DO longer whid it used to be ... Everyone should master one OJ moreskills in order to survive and succeed in the world. As fur as I am concerned, the most important skill one should learn is to teach himself or_. To begin with, no one can depend on, teacher'in the whore life. ill high school mil uaieersuy, several. teachers can 1i:3ch YOll physics, chemistry, hiolollJl aod so OIL Ilul wboo you find a joo and Ie"" school, few people ",ill tell you 00.. to solve the problem yru encOunter in the job. \!!hat . l'0ucan do is to rea d booksand find the answer, .yourself·If you do not have h. ability to teach yourself. if is difficult to mrvili'e in the world. Last but IIIlt least, computer skill help a person to liruI a good job after they graduate. k, we opan """"I"pers and search fur a geed job, we can find that "'mputer skill is a required skill for nearly eVeJy job. Indeed, whOtlte< you wed: lIS a recerticeest, •• Jesperson, warehouse manager and office clerk, you have to operate a computer and therefore computer skills is absolutely """"ossaI)' for these jcos and most others. Althengh there are many other importanf skills fur a pa> are complerely difIHad from OOIS. We must he toIenilill of these differences as they nnisfbe tolerant 'of", if.we are to live and work together amiably So from what bas been discussed, onecan reach mily this conclusion that teaching himself or herself is a very important skill a person shonld learn in order to be suocessfbl in the world today. We cannot stop speaking to people or start 3 war just because tlereris a.difference in opinion. We IDIISt lean. til be tolerant-of one another and respect these differences in opinion. We have to find a C'ODlInOU ground, :an idea we can both agree on Once we have agreement on one subject, "it will be ea sie- to settle dil'l'erello", in other subjects. (Esssy ID: 410. This jg :J 5 p;Rn:t 1!5!";S)') Topic: 42 DilferenI people have differen! jifestyles. We must accept these differences """" though they may be differen! than wliet we are used to. Women Can Iive on hir own, hold importarit jobs, and raise children on their 'own. Merrcen stJy 'home and fake care Of children Social roles can change end we must be tolerant of these changes. Two years ago,. if you ask a I"'rsoD what do they thinI: is the most importanl skill m be =OfUI 82 83 &j/292 To succeed socially, you IIlI1>t get use 10 varieties. You mmt be tolerant of all peoples regerdless of their background; thffi opinions, OT their lifestyles. Topic: 43 Have you espeieeced the fear ofbungeejumping'ilIa\" you ever enjoyed !he excitenenfof car Illcing7 Nowadays, more and more people are IIItracted to sach dangerous activities, especially !he youog people. Wondering: why? After thinking abcur fhe'Iifestyle of those people, the reason goes :itS follows. . .. . Topic: 44 Tt>veIing is a very pleasant thing. Some people like to travel with several friends, Other people, bewever.would prefer to trevel alone.Each way has itsadvantages. & fur as I am coreemed, traveling with my friend); is my choice. . Why do seme people like to 1""",1 just himself or h=eIf/ For one thing. they have more freedom They lID not need to discuss the rontin:ewith others. \Vhat he OT she ",-...is to go, just go. For another, they can bavemore relax, They do not need to keep an eye on how to get along with friends. While the world;' becoming-more and mere rompetitive, the task on each person', shoulder beccmes beevier endheevier. 'People', aotivity everyday is very intOnse and they get moreand more burdened afterdays of hard work. So everyone wants a rei ease and h best w'l' to relax and get relieved is to do the ~"'l"iiOIivitie._ because wlrileyou are doing ,,,,,,.,thing dangerous, you have to becoacentrated oa it, and you can't think about anything else. Hence you relieved allh unhappiness mil !he troubles you bad in daily work, In addition, to take risks md try ont """,.things is one of human being's basic instincts. People always like to do 'omething newespecially wben 'omething is popular •• well Acoording to some stastisfics, the dangerous activities are becoming esrrenely popnl..- _ young people. If you don't try sene dangerous activities, people willthink thet you are a-coward and afraid of doing it So irs r eaa oneble enough for them to lID daDgerou< activiho, to show thffi bra""""",. llowever, I IIDn't like dangerous activities mil I believe the phenomenon that _Ie are IIItracted m dangernm activme. is ju>t ~whim_ After realizing oountl= disa_ges of.th __ le will reoon and 'P"rts car driv= must be Ilrtalist They iniJlbt plan fur potential proolems, but ""'" they have done ev«yihing they can do, the outcome is .Olrt ,of their bauds. A lDDtoFcycli,. who jumps ocro"" , narrow oanyon will get !he liisrest, strongest hike available that ",ill e.rry him or bel" itemss: tl;!e caD.)'DD:. Hmvevel", w:Lnd conditions or olher problems might ~ and the In ronclnsinn, 1 prefer to _-eI with friends ",ther tlmn tiavel .Jone not only because 1he trip will be easier with fiiends:, but also because more help and fini ",'ill be go! fIDm friend.s, (E=yIDA10) Topic: 44 I prefu to irnvel with a companion. F"IIS!, you can,."" pleoty of time and moDel'. in hlra\"", you ha,,, lot. of things nmst do excepl see landscape >Dch as booking'hote~ buying tickels, looking 'fur 1m. >ta.tionsetc. If you have a companion can do these things'with you, you will bave mOTe time to see landscape and to rest. Ifs !he most inipoIiiml that you will hove • good mood rather than be upset by those smaIl beer. Monay is .• '-.ir big problem If you like to traVel alone, you iOnst afford all But if yon have. companion, you can ,ove mooey in tmnsport, hote~e\"'" tickets. That n:iay let you travel rIJl)re days than you plan. Y= and mooey i. impoIilm! to· you, but when you have trouble wbat you w· .. t.is ,iricerely help. I 'like clirnbing·mmmtain. I bave"""" to the Truzhaigeuin h Sichil3Dprovinoe. 11 is very 84 85 TWEEl,'l" &61292 TWEEls:ry. beautiful place, but it locate high altitude. We meet big trouble ofbreath when w op early, wife will have eDOugh time 10 prepare the .breakfast fur the whole fumily, children will have enoogh lime to caich the school bus, 1wsIJ.oo will-rever forget 10 change his dirty shirt, E\'«}1hingis on the-order .. Admittodlj., ,Onie people who work until midnight .. d get op later in the d'J' claim that wurl:ing in the midnight is mereefficient andean concentrate the work witheut distraction. However, the ad_&" of g~ op early cmy more weight than those of getting op later. To Sl1IIl op, from what I have discussed above, we eon ..rely draw a conclusion that &,ttingop early can benefit not only because IT is good' fur ours health but aloo it is eo')' fur us to take care of everyday work s, Therefore. I prefertc get up early in themcming .00 start the doy', work (Essay ID: 401. This i.!I 21 5 p:rmt i!5ssy) Topic: 45 Some people prefer 10 get up-early in the morning 10 start the doy's wm:I:; while other people Iike 10 get op later in the day to work until late at night Which option do yoo prefer'! I wtiIl haveeacagh lime to do 5OOli> esemises, such as woII:ing, running and riding the bike. WIlhmrt doubt, all of the exercises do help your health. In the second place, it as-a httle bit ""'l' to take care of everyday works ifpeople get up early. For (E~ID:3151' Topic: 45 I ",erer Sleeping Me and sf'J'irlg up late III night Ibis rrutine fits my body. rhythm, my work scbedale, and my social bre. I believe in followingmy bodys natura! rhjtlim My body tells ueto Sleep until I am ready 10 get op' and go to bed when I am sleepy. Ibis means I rever get op early in the morning. My 00dy tell, moit likes me to get & to 10 hcurscfsleep a y. Sleeping late also fits my work schedule, Actnally I denl have thet mnch work to do. I can easily 86 87 finish my wod: between butch and dinner. I think that if one workstoemcch, there is not ,enough time left to enj oy one':i self wishes end desires despitefhe objection of parents. My active socii! life is another reason I'prefer to sleep iate, Who gel> op early in !he moaning to have fun? No One. Anything 3IIIllSing, such as c""=t., dances, parties, dincers, alIlmppen at night Ifl got up-early in !he morning, I would be too fued to enjoy myself in the evening. I will maintain this pattern forever I hope. I think it is aJways important 10 listen to YOll[ body and if your body tells ycu to my in bed, you should listen-to it By listening 10 ynnr bcdy.you will never let workunerfere with yom social life. (Es»ym "0) The second qualify fur a geed son is that we should care for om parents when we grow up. Ncwadays.we have akeady attended Iile nin,'ffSily, =ally fur away frompaien!s. So weshoold keep in -touch with !hem by telephone, Jetter and e-m.iI,- not iniling them feellenely. We ni'J' tdk about their life .a t home, such :IS their work and their healfu In fact every time when I give 0 call to my parents, I may tee! that they are very happy because of the telephone. The rerum is that not only can the get the information mout me, but also they know that their son concerns himself with his parents. Topic: 46 The qualities of. good SOIl and.danghter-obedience, IOj..J:l:y, respect-have nctcbanged, Any parent will tell ynu that, like tbeir aacestors, they expect these qualities from their cInldreu However, thoy do not always get what they expect from their children Parents demand that their IiOIIS and daughters, regardless' of '&" obey them. hen ifthe·chiIdren ore married and have their own children, they sboukl still de whatever their parents ask of them. At least, thaf, fheway it was. Now.cbildrea lend to obey theirpomm; unIil the children are of college "&,. Than they feel they are.dclt enough and am make their own deC1isam even if these decisions . From my point efview, respecting the pareets and coring, fur them are the most important for """'}'One What'. more, they con "t be cl=g~ with the . developinen! ~Jthe society bee aase , they are the fundaniental qualities for a' g<>od son or danghler. (E=ymm) Topic: 47 No doubt, I choose to work for • small company because there are 100 m:my _fit. that 00_ TIs dislldwnbges not to choose But worting'for a largeccmpa.ny has >d':an!lIge. no more than its disadv.mtllg"". . Parents also llll'!I!&, taking """ of pomm; when growing op md respecting Of course, choosiDg to work fur alar&, oompai>y al;;o has '_ge; 10 ,,"'., extent For example, it will afford handsome ,abry and ",ill be not""l' to fail in "mines, oompetilicn. But from my own develcyment, I stiIl'wmtlo wed: in. small company. In addition, I believe !hat every lar&, comp:my originates from. small company. Maybe 1 will become'an iroportanI person when the small company in wbiclt I work become alarg< company. Themillfiroportanl quality, I think, is that we srnnld respect ourpllffills.lf was om parents'who brought ill into the wodd """ brought us ope They provided us food and clothes, and =d Us 10 school 10 sIl1dy knowledge. They tried their _10 make our life happy md conifortable. Accoidrngly, IT was om reoporcibility to respect WI p..-Ents., including their labor lind opiniom. W. shonld not spend toe J[ll]ch money on useles, things because it 00!Ile'l, from parentr' hbor. AI the same time, we IllIlSt baIen to the.right > variety cf'jobs. I could work in sales, in marketing, in distribotion, in shipping, or in any dep_ I applied for. I could be trained in a varietyofpesitious and would hove valuable experience. In • small company, there would not be the same opportunity. All that I h1I;i, said above boils dDwn to the .ccectcsion thai ifyouere • person \We Craves for competitilienoss and desire. to be on intemationalor Inter-prcviacial Went, you shoLIl or her body languages, therefore get new clUes and ~ve:a criminal case more "quickly. Thus, face-to-face commanication is more perceptible andean help us 1JIldersIand a speaker's true fueling better than other wlIJIS of oonmnmication. . People enjoy their work because they like the sense of ocoomplishmenl. They like to know thai they finished a project. People who work in factories lake pride in the cor they prodace or the television they assemble, When they see a car on the street, they can feel a. sense of accomplishment, They helped make that car. Money is nice, but it is not the only reason people get up and go to work each dO}'. 1 believe that people work because they enjoy the actofwcrking; they find tbeir work personally rewarding; and they like the feeling of. job well done. Secondly, face-to-face cemmmication is the most helpful w>y 10 express ourselves. In comnmnication it is just not enough for us to sl!}' the words; VI-e need. eye contact, body language .to express WI feelings. Sometimesweere so happy ",·angrythat we are oul ofwords, At these times, there is nothing mere efficieet to express om happiness or anger than a big Iwg or tum our face to molher side. 'When we are a tomist in a foreign country, language is. not always ~ugb, and gesticulations mighl help 'E gel mi defiDitely not benefiCial to > relationship. Topic: 48 When talking about working, some people always complain • lot about it. They regard workiag as affliction which means hardship, vapidity and lew earnings. They ""ye\'en dream that they can also live> happy life wifhoarworking, But aswe all know, that won't come true. Everyone.needs to worl:: for many different reasoo..s_ I believe the three most common reilOODS' is to ilCquire knowledge, to ,eek fame and to enjoy life. In the first place, we _ to practice om sJ:ills and we have to learn mmy aspects of knowledge to solve the problems and to overcome Ifwe doo)_, we will becOme to!pid and ful We have to ",-oIl< to niliev" WI pressure. When you do something you ore· \'ery oon~tem tn, you will view it as a kind of,entertainnJeut You even find joi from them In OOnclllSion, I beheve waIking i> > tool by with we Can make a key to !he gete ofknOwle. the best type of oomnnrnication. Faceto-me., conmuniicaoon Can elimutitte misunderstanding" immedialely, cemenl relaliomhips, and enr::ourage ·continned·:interaction. if you ore talking to "","",ne directly, you cm 5eO righf 0W3J' ifthey·don1 urn:lersbmd l""'- A 11=00', body lengooge will tall you they disogree or don1 follow your line of though! Y 00 can repeat )'OlJI"'lf or paraph=e your ..-gurneot lfy"" had sent an e-mail, the person may hove miiintiIpreted what you wanted 10 s.y. He or shecou1d be inrulted and you would have·to waste .time explaining yourself in :mother e-mail, . When you talk fac,e-lo-face, you t::-t'IIIlIl1llIlie with DlCIJ-e Ih.an words_ You oomnrunic~te. wIth youre)'eS and your hands. Yon cOlllllltlllicole with your woole body. p"""te ClIIl seil ""ts • ,eoond;. > telephone call> fuw mimrtes. However,.when you ""'" fa.oe-to>fare, you've made.:n effort to meet ",-jfu the person, and !he por.lon has made an effort to meet with yoo_ Y 00 will prolJably .speIJ that I emproficient at. Ibavejeaned that it is better to focus my attention, do one1hi:ng and de it well, andnottry:mything"""" Wben I "'1IIl }'OUllgeI, I was alwaY' ~ with a lot of d:iffereDt things, First I Wanted to be a dress designer '0 l studied drawiag. I couldn't draw so I decided to be'. veterinarian, because I liked-animals. I didn't like to see sick-animals so I decided.to be. historian. That suited me peitectIj' since aliI had to do was.sit in a library and read. l leamed to focus my attention on one ~~ . . I'm a very good reader-and Jll.tmy is very interesting to me 1 decided not to read anyo1her mbjecl I only read history books. I ", .... focused my attention on CIrinese history. I only read hiarory books on Chinese bistory.J do one thing and I do it well I don't 'like to try anything new. If I read thing. in anetber area, I don't do well I doIit rmde!:stBrul Topic: 51 The question about what- success- comes fiDmhas been so mncIi debatedin om society. Some may think that :careful planning coarribtites to seccess, Traditionally, yoong peopleturn to'the successful people for guidance because yoong people believe that they can make <=elIent achi«_ through careful planning. Today, this view mighl be reversed. More and more people are taking a fresh 1001 at it.Based on ~theypi-efertakingriSb rather than simply careful planoing. The moat persuasive erguaent is that people taking risk, or chances _, mme Iikefy to succeed than the others. Risk, or chances are Dot questiccs fhat people wha disagree the point can shrug offlightly. With the advent ofad,=ed international conmnmication,a great number of opportImiti'" yeo will face to hy whicli the traditional careful phuming is threatened. The difference between the two opinions is courage to challenge ywrseIf Actnally, the only me.rep in the gap is not beundly oonquered al all, in most cases, whieli JlIl'V"DIIoo many cowards frmo succeedieg at last, People being short of'bravery-c-jffheyare prepared to ,dmit it--<:omiIleam one. or two from the brave.ores who actually not only have courage but also are wise and 94 9) TWEEss"Y' !l6I192 TWEEssoy. 97/292 oonfident One of the biggest lessees they should learn is that bow to phi:nk up your courage. There is a tide in the affairs ofm.en Whicli, taken at the flood, leads on the fortune Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shadows and in miseries. ---By Shakespeare The rewume from which courage. comes is nothing more than experience. It is hardly possible to decidewbether to take, risk in front of'scme important affairs without any esperieace, To gain experience, 000 of the most necessary approaches for )''''' is to learn how 10 analyze and sum up w.b.a:t yoo have. done uematte jouwon or lost . .k anold saying goes "Failures team success." Confidenreis the basis to your goal, Never give up' ""lid aims in lire.1od eoOO1II1ige yourself fio:m time to time as AlmIhamlincoln once said, ~ I will prepare and sO±neday my chance willcome," Fmally, taking risk, or chances can be regarded as a break with the tradition, Theeo:IplWi. oa 1he challenge lias been exactly expected because 1hat TI is surely help people .succeed avoiding wasting time. No other reasonable solution in-intensive completion provides many opportunities to accomplish your object in life . From the above what I have discussed, we can draw a conclusion that super;licially;the careful phuming is a ,mind solution, but wben we weighting in mind attenIively, we find that taking risk> or d::tances.. is mcreaecessey to success. .' . Admittedly, chance cansometimes help a man to succeed But on 1he other hand. not everyone will have such luck. How can a businessman wbo succeeds by taking riskssustain his dealing with his business when he is .suddenly out of luckl Most likely, their company will be out ofbusiness if they have not made an all-rounded plan. Neverfhele sa , chance favors. prepared mind. The opportunity is equal to all the people. The key to success is not waiting fur a chance, but seizing it Ob;iousty, c..-eful plODDing will guide a man definitely, from which, he can not only lind a destination and prevent him from aimlessness. but also assist him to grip the chances on his WII)' to success. For instance, an entrepreneur .shwld understand the power of a cautious pl:m which may help him define his business concepts. estimate costs, predict sales, control risks, and 01I"en incre ase the chances of.succeeding. The plan may ten him what he mould do and how to do it (l<>ing into business without a plan is just like having an expedition in the extensive ocean without a compilSl.S~ Topic; 51 NothingV'entured Nothing gained. If our great6!pl"""" and ecieafists didnotliv" by this creed, _woold we boll thi:nI:·that we must all take.risks mour lives, bulIheseIll",;t be c.lculale,f risks. Lil:e the great thi:nl:eide of thing:s~ M.ke yOOr mistake. ""Ik furyou You will ne1i'eI suence can be deceptive. Judgments based on external 'PJ"'II"lIlC" prevent you from getting to know a per.!on, reinforce stereotypes, and aresuperficial and limiting. Topic: 53 The most importmt aspect of a job is the money a person earns. Wheu I get ajcb, I want to earn a lot of money. Ifl earn a lot of money, people will knew I om successful, smart, and a good cerdidete fur marriage In bigh .sclH>ol I stayed owoy from students who were called the "bad students" because they dressed, certain way. I wonted uothnig to do ",iih theru I 1_ bad the chance to meet one of these 'bad studeats" because his mother was a frieud of my mother .. Since we had to be polite to each o1her because of our mothers, we started tailing and I realized that we had a lot in oommon. My impression of IIim was very differeD! once I got to kuow biru Mouey equals success. Ifl earn a lot of money, I can wear nice clothes, get a big cor, bcymy parents a nice 'l'ortment,:miI spend a let ofmoueyoll my friends. Everyone will J:now I am rich :;md very sucoessflil, Earning a lot of money will sbow people bcwsecert I om Everyone knows yon cent be stupid and earn a lot of money. Who will trust semeeae stupid to do a joo? When learn • lot ofmouey, my mother will be able to 1ind me, good wife. Sbe will be eble to tell everyone what an iznportant Job I have. It will make it easy for her to :find! someone for me since all girls wantje.maaya rich man I don't care whot kind ofwork I do as long as I earn a lot ofmoaey.Thafs the most important thing fur me. Having a welfpaying job "ill sbow """')'One !bat I om SU<:CeSSful, smart, and a good catchl If you form an opinion of :someone based on stereotypes, you risk never getting to know someone Mm is different You may be missing out on m opporbmity to make a good friend. Iu addition, you ore reinforcing that stereotype by believing it without given the person a chance, If you take the time to get to J:now the penon, you might become friends. Judging people by external 'l'P"orance is superficial and often unfair, After all, you dOll'1 know whIII circumstances the perS;>yml) Peeple should not be Il3f1.", about uew people 1hey meet but.should take time to get to know them, External appearmce often does not tell us ouything about. per.!ou. Judging someone by their ~ is mi>lAoading, reinforces stereotypes, and is limiting. Doing so could prevent you from making • true fi:iend_ (Il=ymM) Topic: 54 What do you feel when • handsome gentleman or abeautiful lady pas"" by'! Then how about a litt sbortpescn wearing, dirty ,hirt'> You feel differeotly?'yes_ mcstpeopledo.Jrs \""}' cOmmon fur people to judge. penon byesterral ~ beceuse irs easy and direct, and it, instinctive. Appearance is a very important aspect of, per.!on and reflects one's personalities. Sometimes you can tell the pei'Soo's cbaraetensfics from his appearance. Howeeer, in most cases, you can't tell exac-tly what the persca isIike just from the ~ appeererce and etaicelly.we . should not judge a perS,they should infoIm theclri1:l how to tell tho had from the goodlri this way ,they cen make sure their child will no! makea wroug decision.So miling a correct decision depends on the parents. . However, when the child is growing up,yes,when be is not a child my louger,sImuld we Ie! be make OIl miportant decision aloueTI thinI: it is right time for him to make an importmt decision alone. Topic: 55 A """,on should nevor make OIl importanl deciSion alone. Important decisions- sIroukI be well though! out People who, i:mw you well, snew whIII is best for J'OIl- People dose to you Can give you good advice, give you a diffur-eDlperspective, orshere their OWI! experience.' In the first plece,e person'em never depend OIl his p!lIellt~fiiends forever Every._ has his ""iII .woy to go,no one em help you all the time.As tho I'ngbah saying goeK"God only help the", who can help tbenselves. "Sahe IIlllS! learn how to make a deecisiouMaybe at fiist,he will not fuel oomfortable,moybe it will not correct.bat I thinI: it is benefit for his 'growing. When I had dillirnlty deciding which classes to take in college, I talked to my teachers and advisors. They had tho knowledge and espertise to help me determine whichclasses were the best ones to take for my future career, Withoot their adcice, I might have chosen unsniiable courses, In college, I had convinced myself that I was not good enough to act In the school play. Therefore, I decided not to auditioneven thoogb drama had alw.ys been my passion, The cloy of the auditions, __ 0 friend of mirie asked me wh)' I wasn't audihoning. When I told her I didDt feel I was gocdeeouga, she was shocked, She was .bi< 10 provide me with auother perspective on my llIIer!Is and myself. I rethrugh! my decision and tried out..; and got a lead in the plsy. Lost year when 1W3SIr}'ing 10 decide whether or not I should IIIudy overseas, I tilled 10 my friend. 'Ihis'was the best Omig I rould bare done. '!his WlIS , big d",,-iSion fur me because I had never been O\"eISeason'my ownmdl ",=1 sme I could de it Sbehad studied 0""""" the. previous Y""'. She lold me .• brnr! the <:hallenges and opportunities I might encounler md helped me m>lre the right decisiou I wen!' ODd it,..., omazingr Whenever I am heed with m imporl!inl decision, I ,eek advice from others so !hat I om ,.-ell informed md hove the'henefitofthcir~ andexperieuce.. (Il=ymm) .. Second as the importimt decision is made by himselfalone,he can IlOl1er Nome on someone else;be must have respcasibihty fur IimiseJEAad it is obvious that the decision' be makes 00!Ile< from hi, "",rintereSt,so howill do better .. In conclusion, when .a child makes an important decisionhe s1muld listen to his pareets more.Bur .m.m lie grows np,he shoald leem to-aake a decision alone. Topic: 56 Deciding between supporting tho arts and protecting the enviromneot is a difficult-choice to-make, but I think I would choose protecting the .I protect it We need to prorect tho emoironrnent now to help prevent hoolth problem;; to maintain the ecosystem, md to pre;erve the Earth for our childreu Pollutiou from factories:and can; can = damage to the environment Moreover; pollution """es health problems porticulorl}' for chiIdreD md ~ elderly who have weaker inmnm< S)'-.teru>. We need to --erisure that there areconrrois on the amou:ut of pollution when p.ossible so as to prevent health problemscansed by bresthing dirty air. . Topic: 55 A dllld can decide 10 buy hi, favourite eondy,lio can make a decisiou to get lire books he is longing fur,and ho can also' detennine to make fhonrls with other kiw.Ho\\",ver,can ba make an important decision alone?For. example, which school is better for him to ,tteod?Which road. of life will he go 1In my "I'mion,. child shJuld ue,,,,, make an importind decioion aloue?There ore :se\rera1 reaSoOOS for my point We alao need to pay ._n 10 the eco'l"'rem Trees, p1mt life, md people .udepald on each other .. Aa uribe:dth}' euviro=t COIl haVe Iimrrli:d effects'on the ecosysteru for e:eftrritely benefit 1.0 our future life. Fer us.young generation, weneed 10 learn sanJe!hing ""'""'''''J' day by differem ""'l"-In 1his case, thinking is isJeredible fer us. Fortunately, serious movies play aright role in leading us to. more thinking life_ (E=ymll'J) Topic; 57 Movies have the powea: 10 make yoo laugh, cry, OF think about an iSsue that you migli! not otherwise think about, Although 1 sometime watch movies that are serious in _ I prefer movies that amuse and entertain. When I see.en amusing movie it makes me relax, laugh, and keeps me in good spirits. After. a long day et school and worn, I need. break and wmething to take my mind off of the troubles ofthe.doy_ I learn do thai with anemertaiaingmcvie, Whenl watch an ama sing movie, I don't have to think. I just wan! to sit hack aad rein. After a movie, 11hea feel ready to get book to work on my studies, Topic: 59 Life is short, Haste makes waste What', your Imny'!Tbese three sayingscharacterize the way I =g. my day to day chores. I dce't want to rush tbrongli things; I prefer to take my tiroe. Annaingmovies make people Jaur,h- Laughing is important for the soul, Laughing not only makes people feel good, but a1"" 00_ people When people lough togethor, t!rey become friends, Alffi: _clUng an enIertllining movie, _ relaxes me and makes me Iaugli, I feel good. When I feel good I caa.fbcns more on other important things like my studies and work.Bemg in good ",irits makes me feel better .bout myself and gives me a positive wllook on life. While lean appreciate serious movies that make you think, I prefer to' be ","mod and entertained after. long day ofwolk_ Such movies allow me to take a break from the rigors of life by making me lougli and pntting me in. good mood. (E=ym",) Life is short, You never know wbat·IIlOY happen tomorrow so it is irnportanr to enjoy today. Of course, some people will "'Y that's why ;1 is 'imp_1o crama lot into • day. But-then, liow would you possibly have time 10 enjoy all of these experiences. -By doing a few things slowly and ooing them well, you can savor the experience. Haste mall". waste. We Ole not machines. We cent msb thinugh things mechanically_ Ifwe do, we migli! forget something-,.we might take sbcrtcuts. By taking our time, we can do-a chore . carefully, ,eompleteiy, and'currectly What', yoor!amy'! Where's the 'fire? I doll t see my need to rush 10 the neat eaperience. 1bere', still. lot to see and learn from the chores arrund you. Iaking core of your baby brother for instance can be very rewarding. You could simply keep him near you while you walch 1\1 and wnte a !ott..- and talk on !he phone _ _Or you could devote yoor whole attention to him and observe his reactions 10 his ...w-oninen!_ You can observe carefuIly, if you are trying to 00 fum things ,( the Sa.IIE lime. . To twist iii eorumon saying, "Don~t just do :something, sit there!" Take life '~ ani! savor each mimrt e, -Life is shorter than you tIiink. '. 102 103 100192 105/292 Topic: 66 The youag of most mammals, including humans, like 10 play. Scientists cIairn that with ~1lDS, fur example, play figbIing prepares the cubs fur their fitture life as a hunter and killer, The question is _ g:unes and play teach Immans abouf lrfe, Many people believe that- games accustom the player to Iife-skilla such as porreveran'" end competitiveness. However, I disagree with the title st a teriJenI became 1 consider games 10 be maiIilyfor children In childhood, we do not heve responsibility fOJ tbe worki, Tho child is always eagor to grow up -to become a yearclder t or to reach the legal ago of an odult Children find happiness ing:unes_by !fiIIend'ing to be 2II adlllt in the real world. The pmblem is thot·games are optional; !hey routain too rIl1JciI happiness end too little hardship to eve-be real, An adult, by contrast.finds illUDing in hi, life by accepting that there are gre.ter things in \he world ilion his own happiness. One of the dangers-of g:unes is the! some people .ttempt to translate the rules of. game.onto reality_ The modem esample of this problem is televiaion aad computer games. Pecple ia the West are now growing ccrcereed fhat children aild teenagers occasicaally imitate violence which they see on the screen, Outdoor. g,m." are at least as important in the development of. healthy body as physical ecnvities trigger the body's metabolism to-hum excess fit! erid calories. Studies have shown that people are not susceptible to diseases and subsequently live Iceger m;, regular routine' of daily exercise which is very often in the form of games_ Popular game, like tornis soccer have beoome many itduIl.' favorites aft er a long; hard d'J' at walk. In conclusion, there are many advantages in playing games for working adults. While many adults to-day are lindingit difficult tcjnclude.ganes in their leisure, dis jmpcrtant torealize tbabeneftts !hot ore IlCOOIIIjlaIlin by activities- such as playing games_ 'Playing games not only helps relieves stress accunmlatedfrom an IDdi"idlili!', domanding worn life but ore also funto indulge in. It Ilist..-. geed social relations amongst friends and finnily members andthns a reason why games ore mrlispensable aadshonld be included in one', lifestyle. (&;a,- m 31""_ Samp"''''''- __ by _!lilly ~www.Te;iMagic.a>D) Death is fimon a computer game and unstable teenagers who "zepvpecple in computer games can forge! the wJue of Iife_ Americ:m films "'" eften.ccused ofmaking violence ·glamorous: This is not to say ilIat games did not deceive poople before the in,-..dion oftele1lision and the microchip_ Sucress as , 'I'orts-strr can leod ~ ployor to self-importance. If. foottall pl.yer is mitdacaptrin of his team and recei,,,,,, praise from the local press, lie might ba tempted 10 assume !hot he is "the boss" in other area, ofhis life, ,ueh :is within friendslrip>_ AlSo, lie might be stuprisedlo lind thai '1""1 is simply not impo __ F:inally, ,gambling ,hould alllo be meaI:ianad" • danger"", game AItheugli gambling and the accept:in! people is precario'"' enwgb to include """" oogree of-v.'innilIg .ml lasing, and of adventure. Also., on unexpected oppmtunily or rocky find is oo:e of the joy, of life. But sooner or lale< we haveto _down ond face the grind of .dult life. (E_m"".) Topic:. 60 Many people have mluIged in games ond haVe bad fun m a good game at ,ome point in their live~ Games prirnarilyexistuypm"ide pIeosure as aleisoreacfuityfor people of all ages. Imlay, it is belie,oed that the hectic walk schedule of an .dulfs life has prevenled him from indIJigUig in games ",bather indoor or outdoor_ Some of !he better known indoor g:unes ore bo..-d games like chess; while tho more popular outdoor game, include many sports like Oocrer, hadminton, and· tennis. (E:;s:JyID: 142, I feel thai games play an "'=ti.al role in the de .. ,,~ 0[; healthy hllllllI!l being. An """"'I'Je. ohn indoor game _ I think i, <=eIlent is chess_ Chess i. a game enjoyed bpnany adnlIs today because of the cballenge it presents one's mind in his "inIeIligence' to defeat his oppoDBI1 Io many people, theyIeeI that "=cising" the mind with !he indulgence of the game.pm!Ill)res mtelligence m an individual because \he.game triggele of time, while otheIs regard it as importanl part of our life. 104 105 TWEEl,'l" 1061292 TWEEl,:ry' 107f.l92 I think that playing game is one impo_ part of our life because it relexes me from long time. WOJk ,",0 For example, playing. table tennis after work will not only roles yutl but also goodfbr beolfu . types, physical and mental, The former keeps the body fit whereas, the latter lteep, tbe mind fit The following are the reaSODS to SiIJlIIO.rt my answer, Physical games include indoor g;ones like table tennis and outdoor games like f'oofuall and basketball. These games not only increases bloodcirculatioo but also burn> the eacess fat present in oor body that seepsus fresh and thus improves oor working habits. Tbese game, also teachesdiscipline, co-operation, respect for others, builds self-confideare endteecbes us to fare defeat .bravely, which in _ helps-us face failures in life too'. secondly .people can learn some knowledge while play games. word game can build tip vocabulary, plsy chess can train people to think more cleeer. Anothe.- reason that game is important is thai it can build tip a good relatieuship between people. P""""" with the same interest in o-m game will go! totcer more often.The fiiendship will be strenghtened and the theycan.learn fium each other more things, Eveo thoogh I think the._ is important, I do mot me an that it can be pl'l' without limits. Excessive indolge in tha _ will waste time and do 00 good to the beoIIIL But this can not be regarded as' the reason to PT""enI game playing. MemaI games include. chess, puzzle, quiz and IQ. These games im:reoses our meutaI ability and thinking power. These games teaches tomake decisions, increases om knowledge, iinproves our way of thinking and the ability to remember things, and thus keep, us mentally alert and allow, to take the right decision in lire. By looking .t the above reasons, I conclude that game, wbether they are physical or mental, indoor or. outdoor net only unproves our lifestylli. but also helps us achieve our goals in life. Therefore, plsying games is important fur adolls, (Il=y!Do 300,) Topic: 60 I agree with the statement "Playing games is imporlirn! for adults" In this chaIlengiug world, . adults WOJk VeT}' hard 00 earn a _jiVing and thusdon't go! time to keep their body and mind fit By ple}ing games •• dalts can not oo!y remain fit but em enjoy life too. Garnes can be offwo types: physical endnental. The farner keeps the body fit whereas, the latter keeps the mind fit The following ore the reasons to support my answer, Physical games include indoor games like table teDin, and outdoor game.< like football and basketball. 'Ibesegeroes oot only increases blood circulation but also burns the escese fat PT"'OOt in om body that keep. us fresh and thus unprcees om working habits. Theseganes also teach discipline, co-operation, respect for ethers, builds self-confideoce and teaches U'l to fare defeat bravely, which in tarn beIps us face failures in life too. " Memal games include chess, puzzle, quiz and IQ. These games increase om mental lIbility and thinking power. These games _ to make decisions, increases cur knowledge, improves our way of thinking and fhe .a biliIy to remember things, and thus keeps us mentally alert and allows to take the right decision in life. By looking at the above reasons, I conclude thet games whether they are physical.or mental, indoor or outdoor nat only unproves our lifestyle but also hel",us achieve om goals in life. Therefore, playing gamesis important fur adnlts. (Il>;>y!DolN) Topic: 6(} I do stroogly support the idea that playing g"""'" is important fur adults.Itis useful andfiIIl,too.It is one of the most important'ways 00 cope with the problems ofbusiress and daily life.1here are' several benefits of playing games for adultsFirst,playing games createsleisure tane thaieVeT}' adllIt most have to lessen-the stress of business life.Its another benefi t is that It can improve reflex,inlellig<:Doe or health depeoding OIl the kind of the game.,lIIld il also gives pleasore 00 the adults as well as children. Topic: 6(} I agree with the statement "Playing games is.important for .dulIs" In this chaIIenglug world, edults WOJk very bard 00 earn a _liVing and thus don1 go! time·to keep their body and mind fit. By playing games, adalts Cannot oo!y remain fit bot can enjoy life too. Games can beof two As we know today business life is a place full of stress.People generally oome to their home, being tired and irritated'i'lErefore,every individIialadolt must create leisure times to frirget the daily life', problems and to feel reli .... ed.~laying some ltinds of games can help !hem to have i'ree,withrut stress.times ODd to relaxJ'arails aIw,by tliis WlIl',cmmake a bettor comnamicefion with tbeir children by playing seme g;ones such lIS backgammonchess, pazzies OJ: computer games.Childreo ginu self.confidence due to this-rel •. tionship with their perents.too.It certainly is a notable point ofpl.ying game, referring to a fuiinl}' life.G~YJllsying gomes alone or with their families gives scppen odotIs'oo pre"""" their healths,to lessen their stresses and to deal with business problems. With.the de\'elopmeut of rechnojogypeoplebofh adults and cbildren,began to give more and more iraportance 00 computer basedgames.Thecempater based technology acmally made games more interesting and more complicated tlw! were they before.Becan ae of their visual ani! sophisticated subjects, the computer based. ganaes can easily contribute to maintain an .dillf. reflex and intelligence thJmks to their interactive skills.Moreover.brain gymnastic, with ihese. games ere beneficial fur .duIfu to 501,'0 their personal problems.For example;some business men or oonsuIIanIs achieve much sucre", or. make better decisions after playing some computer games .wen tried ofwOIkiug.lhi.! neans that.ccmputers seem to remove theidea thaf games are merely ~k~. . EnjO}"""" is another factor that sbould becoasiderated while thinking of the relation between adults and games.1t is certain to believe thai many adults get very IIJiIch pleasure from games.They gain the IiIIllJSeIIle!I of their previous clrildbood_gainand.gain wbileplaying games 106 107 10S!192 1091292 with the chi1:I.lMng,in their spirits.Scjf a director of a COIIl!"'IlY or. president of·. cooutry is seen while he or sbe is playing a COOlJ'IIer _ or playiug foothall with Some kids.it should not be peculiOT.Ob\'iow.!y;they will >pall! more happier.tine than any chi1:I will and forget every lJ'JI"S of problems thai they have during the game. Lost but not leas. i wish to ""l' thai playing games is important for adillts as well as a111mman beings.It is u>eful,necesary,enjoyable and educationaI3moe life,itsel£js a game in which the players are we,it is unavoidable to spend time without pl.yirig games oj any age. (EssayID_ :ns _ Sampll!'e~pI\1'Uid!dby EliI] Billy ofwww.TE!ii!'r1agi.c.oom) When I was ymmg, my parents would invite children over to play with me. Over the·years., I have become VeT}' close to fhesechildren They are Iike 111)' forllily. We celebratebolidays and .birthdsys together. We eeen go to theJllD\lllfinus together in the SIlDII[lO[. My parents do not want me to fall into the wroog crowd. The), de not wan! me to meet and fall in love with sorreoae they do not know. I uaderstaad that and I want-to make them happy. My father runs • VeT}' successful business and my motheri s a well-snowrrpclitician. They are very well connected end they _ mmy friends woo would like me to work for them when 1 finish school. 'Ihis is a '-ery good ..,_...t for me. Topic: 60 Some people assert that ploying games is important fu,- odlliti. In'my opinion the importance of playiug games depends OIl the types of ganes considered While some ganaes IllIIj' benefit to health, mental abilities, working capacity, or help to refax-otlers may harm the person playiug in different ways. I think the games that ore imponant-for adults to play include the", requiring action, intensive thinking and teazn wmk. 11 bas been medically preven that physical trniniug is extremely important fill adults. It helps not only to maintain fitaess; but also enhances !be dlp>city oflhinking and working. 1herefure p:D1ic:iJlllting in sports games., such as basketball, footbalI, tennis aniI other action games is essential, o.m.;, thai require intensive thinking delIelop logic, attention and uru:01IVeII!i0nal apprcech.. Among this type of gornes ore puzzles, crosswords, and strategy games. And last, but not least, gimes that involve team _ are impo_ to develop further comuumicabililJ', ,bility to' make conect decisions with coasideratioa of opinions of dif&rent people and other skills, because these skills ore often wed in everyday situations, Still there."",, other types of games that IllIIj' be hamrliiL The", """ majorly ClmIpUter games, which callie SelIeTe eye--strinu and exposore to rnliation Moreover, coroprJter games oat only ba.-m health, but also have • negotive impm on the working copocity. Many compaines have stringent rule, against their employees plsying g:ones during _-OOOTS. If allchildren faU"",' their parents" wisbes, they would probably be happier. P_ only wan! the best fur their clriIdren Topic; 62 Frieods are VeT}' important in everyone'. hfe. But there lire diJl'eWll types of fueuds: some of them ore very inIeIligenI,. some have a. good sense of humor and some are reliable, What I want most is the friend who has egccdsecse ef lnnncr, Huinrir is a very iriJportant character of:a penon, because a person WID ishcmorous can always bring you happiness. I have a friend, wbo js not VeT}'inteIligenl and reliable, buthe is one ofmy best frieods., just becmse he has • good seose of Orauor. \VhenevIo- yro call him, talk with him, he alwayS te!ls.)'OO .ome fminy j 01= that make you Isughing. E,,,,,, though you ore in • "ery bad mood, he "'" make you IlIUgh and furget the sad.thing>. A friend wilh a good sense oflmm", i.! VeT}' optimistic; they can make your world full of hgbt. There is also· one categDry of gilDJ.eS which I believe can be bo1h hann:ful md beneficial_ These are games played fur money. On one band, wiooing.>Ucl! a g;sne the playe.-feeIs posili,.., emotions; which ha,'e an overall positive infIueoce on the player:s health and finoncial >ituation On the other band, loosing the game can drive the pe.-soo plsying inoo disappoin_ and e,'eIl into depression, thllS banning hi.! health, not 10 mention the los, of money. ThllS, in my opinion, the importance of adillts playing games can beevlIluated depending on the level of positive or negati''e influences !hat those g;sne IllIIj' have on the per:soo involved. (Il=y!Do301) ·If i! person doesn1 ha,,,, a seo>e o_f Orauor at all, thar, really bad. ·No IIllItIei: bow iD";lligent he is., no matte< mwTahable he;'_he.will ne""'bringyro happiness., althooghhecmheIjJ you ,01"". few problems., hi.! world is wi.theullal>gbler. In my dass there i.! • VeT}' mwt goy, but because of hi.! lack oflmmor, -..-. don't like to ploy with him,'althOllgb it seems. that bo knows """'>-thing. Friend pl"l~ _ very siginfieanI role in "''''l'one'.life. But Orauor is the most important chaJ>_ in • friend,hecause brauorous'fi:iendsmake Y"" happy and see tha world optiinistiCaIly. They make yourworld full ofbope, andfiill oflaugbter. . Topic: 61 Topic.: 62 No one know:i;' me as well itS my parentL No one wants: the best fur me like my parents:.. It is natura! thai I.should allow my pareuts to make important deci.!ior;s for me. I think all older teenagers (1 j 10 18 year-olds) .should lake their porents od"ice on deci>ions that concern their education, their social life, and their firhrre coreer:s. I tliink wball wanlmo>! in_ friend i.! some one' woo i>rehabk There is two.-ea:sons: first, I think _ relia.1< per.lon can be trusted, then, I think w_-er I ba>.., trouble, I can m}' 0Il'him, he will be sureto belp me _lot First of all, os • frieud ofmine, he must be relillhle, .0 that I can trust him 1 think friendi ore the ""'" wbo share secrets with IDe. I IDItsI inake ""'" !hat'he i, reliable, then I Cli!I rell my "' .... the deepesl.ecret in my heart, may be the skeletou in the cupho..-d. Well, I'm just lidding, but I do think .that being Teliable i.! the most important fioctor of a ftiend_ Imagine that once you told your ;.,ciet. to'YOlJ[ friend, and )'00 fOlIIld in the following day tbal'everybody in the school,... talking aheut yoru secret--not , secret any more--oow wonld yro feel? Ir, Such .mIIible thing isn't it? Besides .. your boge anger,.the only thing )'00 could do i, to.regret that yoo didu't My pareuts have alw'y> chasen the best schools for me to _. They have·encounged me 10 attend .special prep closses to make sure that I wa, well prepared for the exams. They ba,.., given me tutors to make sore that I understood my SIIbjecls well. When it comes to choosing a oollege, I will trust my porenill to make that decisiOll They know what they can afford and what will gi'''' me _ good education lOS 109 TWEEl,'l" 1101292 TWEEls:ry' 1111292 choose a reIioble friend. Now you em see how importml choosing a reliable friend is, me some funny j ekes !hat make me laughing. Even Ihough I am in a very bad mood, he can make melimgh anilfmget abiIhful and _y. Perhaps we all know 1M famous novel by Victor Hugo., NOtre-Dame de Paris, and wish that we had a friend like Quasunodc. Allhough he is ugly, 1M man has a kind heart and a very loyal nature, He seems dedicatedrc anyone who Will show him in tum kindness. E:ven if semecee we know who does IKIt have a sense ofbamcr, or does not in!elligen! enough, he 'C3!l still be om friend because be is 1M one we em trust. FrrstIy"based on reliability, fiieodship em be lI!Sti'ng. On the one bond, wlieu your friends, are fai!hfuJ, you WQuId 10"'" to 'get in dose !ouch with them. For instance, you could reveal your secrets to them wilhi:llrl'wm:ryabnut remg betrayed, and tell them your pleasure se as to double 1M joys. On the other hand, _ you are loyol to your friends, !hay would also like ID keep relationship between each ofher, Uridoubted!y, you will he freqt=!ly iInoited to funds' gettogethers and discussions, m'm.ich your "!'mions w:i:ll' be, full}' bik,;" into consideration since your friends respect you and know yoar suggestion does good no! only to yoorselfbut also to them as well, Thus, willing ofbnth your friends and you to e!; to Ieam and to tbiDk, how ID do this job better. The more difficulties we feel, the harder we try 10 acquire the skills and knowtedge 10 overcome it. Learning and this stage is ememety efficient and om prbblem,soIViDg skills well increase. A1Ier we overcome more .and more problems, we can.become m ,experienced worker in 'this field anJ 'Will be able 10 bike on more challenges. We w:i:ll never fear that we will face tbe same J:indofproblem again. This means that we have accunnrlsted wJuable experienCes fOr the future", In aword, a dllliculi experience is a gift that life gives us. We should eppreciateit and take it as a preciOusopp<>rbmity to gain howledgo and esperieu<:e ohout our study, wmk and,life. Topic: 64 Building euooghcoufld<=e is IIllOther l=n the diffirult experieuce, teiiches me. Not everyone is born ro be oonlident, What helps me build my coulidence is also throngh most failures I wen! through. There i. an uld soying. foil"", is the mother of soccer.". Yes, ii is true! lhroilghfoilures we con loam Miat we are short of and gain. 101 oflessons from others, Building conlidence is a gradUal process. I! bikes time and you may see our iInpIme, ren!, yourpetiton, prodllct.market, even !Ire weather,ifyou own an umbrella shop, That is what I don't like. I don't like a cmoplicated life, I mean, I IiIIl just ,nor:mal female who ham1 much iilI!bition either m my life or in my career. I am used to haviug" simple life, • regoIar life with discipline, wiIMut nmcI! risk, What is most importm! for me, bes:ider worl:, is !hat I C3!l still have free time the thing. I enjoy daing, aud ces iII our live, that.seemed diflicuIt at 1M time, 'can later herome valuable expefl_enc.es.. I "CiUID.Ot~gree with fuem. more~ 1'hf:re iIfe mIIIlefOUs: reasons \vhy I hold ",ulidence on this opinion, and I woold """lore on!y " few prinmy ones here. Difficulties are beneficial 10 our pent historic characters were talked abouteach other vigorously Baaed 011 the abovestatenenfs, llhink !hat selferoplojing has mare '_ges. So I prefer to be self-esnployed. Topic: 64 Many teach= prefer 10 assigo ho_ 10 their students e_l'doy, Scae people may think that h them, I .believe that tIrey could start to attract visitors to cities again From. what-has been discussed .00,,,, I,,",, safely dn!.w lhe.oondusiim that wesliouldp.-""""", these old end histone buildiog~ , It is an important W!I)' 'of studying to assign homework to students everyday. There are • lot of W'J" of otudJ-ing fur students, such lIS attending classes, discussion, 'fidel trips and so forth, But ooiIig homework is LIIUch more a cbrect and intensive woy Ofiotlldying By doing ~ _ can absorb those viewpoints thai teachers have. lectured in class more thoroughly and keep !hero deeply in mind by reviewing !liem over and over, Children caIl be easily distracted by something lim III home and dowu street and finally spending all their timeploying. ThlllteacheIs assign theroho_ and ask for handing in Mteo 1hey rerum to school will push .students to go to study lIS frequently es possible. Thus ensures students do well instudy. . Also, assigning ~ to students everyday will help thero learn self-discipline and responsibility. S_ IIIIl5t alwal~ remind them"e"'eS that 1hey are _,and studying is their .nem job rather than pliiying. They must realize thahfthey did not aooomplish their honewcrk, they ,would be puniabed by tbeir teechers. They must knew their responsibility and'enfbme ' 'themselves 10 ,tDdy. These, the ""ISe of responsihility and 'elf-Ih= think that a city should destroy Iham and replace Iham with modem Iinildings because they lake up .101 of places.As Iior ... 1 om concerted, I prefer the previous idea that the okfhistcric ~ shouldbe ~,,~ . Although the oldhistcne buildings would take up a 101 of places arul1he modem society will reed these place, to building tha DeW buildings such as sky=aper>,1hO old,bistoric 'Iinildings are the, 'witress of the history.It is known thai, a uoderucity OODleS from thepast history which had. valuableexperience.The oldhistoac building:l could tell peoplewcatbeppered in the past and Mial was the past like.From tlretpeople oould gain kowoledge and experience to contribute to the DII>Ilem society better, The ojdhistoric t.iiklIngs could also be offered to edlo.2lion:Ihey.caIl bee",", the teaching bases fur caildren.It is neces~ fm: children tc J::now tha pastno that they can kown better about the present society.In additioa.chifdren will be interested in the strange structure of the buildings and the funny things HI the buildings, wbicll will promote the childem to slDdy Fmalll',the preserved bnildingwould offer the importanl clue, fur ercbedcgists tostudy thepast.It ia more valuable 10 rnainIai:n them well !han destroy thero 10 build. new ones, .(E"i.!iay ID: :5'22. This jg. 31 j po;rEm: 1!5s:ay) Topic; 65 Whether the city should try to preserve its old, historic bnilding crdestmy thero? I believe thai differempeople will bace differadopinio= Aocordiog to my experiences, I think that we shoold preseee these old, historic bIJiIding. I like 10 use following reasons to """han wby 1 thirJk '0. The first and importin! reason is that eo"'Y old building represents an important piece ofhist'my, Undoubtedly, they can reflect contemporary culane, custom and life style, etc. For example. the In conclusicnrhe oldhistoric building:l should be preserved for the 0=00> .bo",,,FD5I is tha!!hey are the witness of tha pas!,theu they could teachchildren sometIring and 1a5l1hey ore the ' impornmt clues for archeologists. Topic; 65 114 ILl 1161192 Ll7fl92 The issue here". wbetber old, historic buildings'iri a city should be preserved or replaced by modesn Iinilding;>. In my opinion, building,ofhist;,rici! value should _y be protected ra ther than destroyed I base my point ofview 00 following reasons. From. the above discussed, 1_ thai classmates will influence. child more in his School success because thlay with their classmates all time in school, pareses lire • more important influeree-oa :3 cbilifs; success. I disagree \:Vi:th.the statement that classmeteaare a more impm:tmt influenoe on a child'ssuccess in school" becaase.ofthe reasons as fritlows.. . Serondly, a historic building always represents history and ha. educational functions, Each one of !hero can telluaa story. For example, some buildings sreecideaces cf'foreign invasion, others are signs ofverioas religious ·."a,IM HI poSt decades. peOple nowadays 'con iilw"l" obtain historic or coIturnl inforrnatioo thJOugh viciting. these old 1milding3 and sites, Althongh we con Jearn tha past from books, pictures andby visiting rIIlISalIIIS, nothing can oompare with fhe actual historical buildings ttemselses, which can bring vivid edocatinnal material to us, Thirdly, historical buildings are a symbol of'a cily and. valuable tourist resource; therefore a-city cannot go without historical OOildings. Beijing is rtilresemed by tha Forbidden Uty, tha S1lIIIIIlf:I Palace, which lire all historiciil reli<" It is hard 10 inlagine thai """"'"'Y the City of Beijing OOcidas thst all these buildings obould be ~ed and modero bulIding:l be built on 1bfir, sites. Because those historicil relics and b.Jildings are too importanl to the oity imd tan genenle profmmd tourist income, A oity will beuefi! more by protecting its historic building:i than by replacing them withmoxlem buildings. FHS! of all, parent. are the people who unde!:stimd their OWl! children best, They know the 'children', good sides and bad habits. They eanconect the children'sbad ideo end make them give rid of the bed hahiIs. So children can foond a.good base to getseccess in school, But classmates can DDt,do these work .. For all reasons given abo,,,, r will ,troogly 'ugge5la city llWIli£ipal'should preseTI'" the old, historiobuil~ The other Ie"",n is that parents baveexpeTIenres on 0101 of matter:s. If children'have prOOlerns, parent; "'" give them their,experience' to help them solve problems. Ifpareots have 00 Simihu experieru;es, they ,till can give their c:biIdrm some advice. and maJ:e them avoid the wroog diroctions, Classmate> can al"" give children ,ome help. but they do oot 1In,,·more.~ !han,parents, So their influ~Ilre ".Iess !han Ilia! of paren"- I'iren1s also lin .. other importanl inlluenre OIl their children', succes, in school. Plirenls mil' analyze S<>me!hing in diffeienj ways and ha,,,, dilfe_ opiniOos from children, Oassmales also can have different opinions on one thing, but they are III the 'same OOOdiliOrlS with ea.ch other, their opinions may be· similar or ItaJIov.'_ Children can leam more comprehernive 'knowledge aboout ,on thing from theirpl!renls, So, hased on the aoo,,,, discussion, I think it is oleiirthal parenl.! ore, more'lmportant influence than classmates on i!I. child's succe:ss in school Topic:. iireIIIs. This I "'l'I"'rt with the following reasons. A child ~ '0 IID1ch lime with his cl""""",re. in school. The), study Iogether, play together, and v;rile exams Iogether. I'l;y<:hotogist. agree that during their fi:rst yean in schoo~ children or" more influenced by their oornpanie. during theiremtional and ~ grnwfu k, • ",snit, clnsmares are m.om • lid oo:ntoct most in school and willlherefuTe lin" mnch impact an his acme:,r, .. rements in school_ (Essay ID: 2153. This. ig 31 :) poaLm :scribing hi. oonduct in school_ften limil in those ,good points. From thi" weoan easily ooncIude thai only those WID undersnmd more :ibout·. child can exert moTe influence ·on him. FlIIlIIly, cl",smIIIes "'" of simiJar'go with a child They share so mnch interest.in cormnon. S'o .' child is more sentimentally ._ by hi. clo=otes' .ctivilies.lf he is in • group of children \We are intere, which only belong 10 om rhinl positions are ",cord and rl 110. to look fuT,omeim:e whois qaalifiedor take a lot oflime to train anew person In conclusion, wher! we decide whether to mre a inexperienced, cheaper work", or an experienced, bJI more-expensive worker, it is alv.-oys depend on the nature of the business and the 'position, the anenmtofjraining required, and of course , the employers' personlll preferences, Topic: 67 According to myespederce, I prefer to hire an esporiimced wceserat a higher salary. I like 10 use fullawing reasons 10 """lain why I think so. . The fast andimportauf reason is that experienced workers themselves mean higher ~.l reIlEllJberthe words say;' Time is mccey" AoexperierJ<:e:il)l make thejoodone ordo d efficiently, But here is the problem I am a poor boss, As a young man, I have not earned much money rrI}'SeIf The eaperieaced worker alw"Y' asks too higti salary to afford III my present financial comMon If I managed to pay employees higher salaries, rl would probably push me 10 close my t=inesse\'BIlllaUy. So,I need to'hire'1he inexpaiericed workers with lower salaries 10 cut down thecost of my business. To run business well, I hove 10 consider a lot of other factors of all employee, not only the employee', espeaence.Js the employee loyal 10 me? Goold he probably cheat me inbusiaess openlion?·I reaUy = with these questioos. Ifhe chme to be not furaJ to'me or chose 10 cheat me at wilIk, the experi= he hos would be ooeIe;ss for my business .. Considering of this,I wonld rather hire a wOIk", who is inexperierJ<:e just suitable to an assignedjob. Someone who hosexperiences does not mean thai he bas experierJ<:e The cost of training i> just the ,ame, but the..:l:nies I have to pay·litter are dillerent: the furmer i>higtier;. the WIer, lower. AIl},""" who hos nrn:mal """" Will definitely cl!oose the 1,_ the inexperieooed but cl!o'l"" emploj'''''". In short, tlIi:ing.the cost, thesintahility and the loyally .oJ honesty of employee, into considerstion, if I """ Oll employer" I wooId definitely hire the inexperierJ<:el) Topic: 68 ''¥ ffil runst finish your assigmnerrl.wen coming bad: froin ,choo~"my mother alw!rys tOld"'; when I"",. r:hild_ 1herefore, I am used 10 doing my homework as my fust thing .t horne Acrording to my habits.aad.fu""""" I .... unanimous with this _ thai ieocher .s.sign homework e\eqdoy. Maybe oth"", hate doing homework "=yday became they !like it· as', burden which will reofure their time for playing g;nnes. Here!Let me tell roo why I advocate il The mamrellOOll·i> thai teocheI:l assigiimghoroework Ol1eryd'J'reaDy helps me go over my I_ I have hod on clos •. Through my he",,,work I conllI!ders.!and the koowledge by mysalf and get MIIIIthe .teacher: said the ..."t impo_ thing. in orda: in my brnin_ I reaDy liked playing and postponedhoro.wurk1o the ne>tday. Wool 'lhaI realize an old'SOling "Bire more than.roo C30 chow" . Topic: 68 There', much OOlltrm""'Yaoout the neceSsity of daily'h~ for ,~. Some ~ hemework is neressaJ}' sinoe only practice makes perfuct, ",ioIe o.tberit disagree because they believe a ,tudenl should hove the freedoro to ,tudy whatever in whate"", funns just .. he/,he likes to. An6ther reason' is that cempletiog homev.-ork e\wday will hoIp to raise hiibit thai everyone need think inhislher own way independontlyWhatteacher learne. us i> j1l-"t 1heir1Jlldentmding track and what we gain on clll", is just otheIli'experieooe .. What I disClissed 000\'0 is just I''''point. ofIlllOIY persuasive ones. To ,omeeXlenl,""'may 00ey the rule-- "Always work and srudf IIllIke3 J ad , daD boy' But ·ifiill these ·factors ore oonteruplated the sdvanlage of .signing homeWork e\""Yd'l' carry more weigh! thao thOse of the oPF",ite """.What I agree with is"just peIWiJl!I id",:Maybe roo can remember ibi. Word. "Going 0\"" _you've learned will gn.'e yoo """" new knowledge.' In my opinion, rlaily h~ i, '""""'"'Y fur ,tlIdent,."F"'~ a teocher oonId ... ign homework '" • guido .fur the .students to 'hul}'. To lesrn ,omething. A sh!dent.r>OrO.till unwilling to do thi, fuTthe· lack ofmoti\",ti·on. Hey, ,don~ tell me that you 110"" never beer! lazy af aU when l"'" were l''OllDg. Soroe homework could' function os • task 'fur the studorrt to peITOIIIl which is heipful to motiv3je himIber. Thirdly, homework i> IifI importlint'furm of feedback fur , _ to underrund the _vity of hislher v.-ork. As I hove mentioned before, 0 teocher make, • ,tudy plan fur the _DIs; but 00... il reaDy work? or doe. it v.-ork for all the _ts? I!', not di:flicult to know this only ilthe teacher pay oorne·atteolion to the hornewo:rk of the s!trdeut~·Tbeo belshe IlI"}' be"We to find if there', "'''"'problems in hisIher teaching, . .m make corresponding ~ ofhislber Topic: 68 Many 1ear:heJ:; .,';go hemework to stadenIs """'}'day; and they ;eldon> doubt it Howev",; os far ~,I am ~ it is not n~essary_ To.begio with, not e.-ery teocherhas clos"" eveJYd>y. For instmce,.a cbeimstryteacher ""'1' hovenoclo .. onMm efficiency will become I"""", and lower.and re fuse 10 w understand what !hey teach in the class. I feel that it will help reacbers improve their educotionalquality. Of course, there are &!!IDe people who ceatradict homewmk because they think that assigning homowmk e\"f:J)Iday will eehanoe the students' load, BUll thelthat study is the most'impcnant b'" of a student Alia- going homo, they should spend some timo reviewing their kacwledge, ,OiIIy Iikefhis, jheycaa acquire progress. After 1lItdam=Iing the rease.oing ebrove, I thin!< that nobody would doubt Ibis ides that teachers shoiilbod some special meanings of the", words, or even do a translatiou:suCcessfiilly? This is the reason lhat he needs oorne vocational training about IT, ''''lOb as basic skills or COIIIIOOIl terms. Once he knows more, he will adapl the cow environment fast lIIId have a oonfi of the city have the danger ofbeing under the water and dispatch hi. crew to that area 10 prevent the di sas 5. Topic: 69 If 1 could study a subject thet I have never had opportunity to study, 1 would choose 10 study how ID use the Internet There ore • lot of adv-.otages that the Intenercan bring to us. For example, it can get usinfonned timely, elI!'",e us to a lot of chances of knowing other peoples-end their. ailtures, and help us obtain the ruaterials for our studies COlllierUeoi!y. If I xncw how to use.it, I can take the. advantages of it 'The Inlemetcan get me informed tifueJy. There is .tWlI),'" 101 ofne"" 00 the Iiiiemet that is broad=ting 24 houri everyday and npdating timeJy.1 em reod the headlines, !he finaocial news, the spmts pomts, aod the we.ther reports every timo when 1 co!IIlecl my phone modem MIh my oonJinlier.'From reading the news on the Inlemet I con know ,,' .aodcllll:IplJler enginl!lDbile, throoghou! the world hiiO "",do the ooogestioo prognuo.worse md wor>e bee""", pImn= aod eogi=r ,imply caonot lind • sohI!i, of oompuIe!:s aod _'olks as hardware, "rating- S)<-,;tems and software. Wilhoul sol!w.ire in5Ialled in these sysIem-l, the computers lire like bodies wifuenl soul,.and will not'be :IDle ID fimction at all. 0iIIy with programming- laogoages, infmmatioo can be retrieved aod,_ed into the infOIlllldion highway. Whether we hook np aphooe line ar. television cable, book a tidie!, tra"" to a fureign oouidry, aw1Y fur a passport; 1m operator will immedii!lely elieckO\lI informJltioo from the computet network. lfthe rompti!et 'Y.>iems are' down, we =oot gnmyWhere or do ""ything. We coo safeIy,oy lhaI'oomputer piJ>gramming- loopges are . ubiquitous in our daily lire. . Air pollulioo is another program·coosed by !he automobile. Automobile ,exhmst> comroonly ronln1mre half Ihe atmosph.e.ric potllltmts in bJ,ge cities and ~ mm:e· in cities where '-spberic and lopognIphic conditio", cause the smog furmatioo A1thoogh many cities require the:Ln:smllation ofcDa1ytic con\rerter.s, and,olliff-ronlrols on motOl' v-ehicle:s torestric.t fuee:mission ofpothitanb, the oonrentratioo ofmmythous:mds ofmolorvehicle; in large cities hIlS given the problem. oew dimens:ion_ Highway aa:idouIS ""'.Ie a dis\ress:ing toll offatalities and injuries whereot..-fuere is wilIBIIIIlfIIIs and other responsible organizations 10 solve them There is lIIIlCh discussion 00 !he relationship between mcome and leisure bours. .Some people like high-p'j'ingjoo. &'1 demand 50 I!Dlch v.-ork time Ihat little time cenbe shared with 1iuruly md friends. However, others choose lewer-payingjcbs that give lhem IOOre leisure tiree. Admittedly, by earning more money, one", ""Ie to pmchase more expensive things, liI:e alarge house wilh lrsaaydeccratioes. The moment he get those, be moy feel great fuIfilImenL However, an ironic question 00"";' up to him inm:>idiately: does he have eIlken up by his sleep. Whether tbe hcase is large enOugh makes no difference to him, and lot along the decontion --::- he has 00 time to appreciate-it ,.\ all What he really need-at hollie is only. comfortable bed Similarly, it is !rue that he bas'sufticieDj money to taste delicious feeds in different restaurants, but only I O'peroent of hi. life is left fur eating, so hi the only choice for him is the cheap fast food scldreer hi. wo:rk place. Topic; 70 So people'shceldask themselves such a serions'question, "WHaI is the purpose of om bard Vi~?" Chle of the most important answers is for a better life, Maybe sometimes people make less money with shorter wcrk hours, hot Ibey 1m" more free lime to spend With their beloveds, to expenenre the best moments that life offers them An ancient Greek philosopher said, "Happiness ia doubled when shared with others." With enough leisure time, lhey can _tch stmrise at ~ with their lovers, or count .stes a t a _aintup; lhey moy eat. wonderful dinner attheir little cox; homes witb their f:muly, chatting about amusing tbings. All fhese de not reed nwch money, but. great deo! of tine. Partlenncre, 1iuruly and friends give people WaI emotional support. There are countless annoying things hoppeningm everyday life. When people drag their heavy feet beck home, the warmtIt of, :fumily help 10. dispel most of their tiredeess- and worries. Also, when !liey,1 _ Samp"''''''- __ by _!lilly afwww.Th5iMagic.a>D) .Since the first automobile wasiarrcdnced to our l,ife, we can notice that there are a Iot of chang~ hawened around us. A~ a modem transportation, it not only brings conveaieace to WI daily life, rut also enhances the efficiency. One of advantages of using '!:IE mtomobil.e is that it can give the users much more convenience. compared with other transportations, such •• bike or bus .. F or me, I like to ge.to supermarl:et once per wrOily, I thirJI: !bey sheald know.whom I de this for. For my fuenda lheywill think how success I am and they will proud of'ne, ln conclusion, money is so important to me that I mast choose. high-poyingjod regardless of the oonsequem:~, it will cause. I really care .boot lhe money becouse my budget i, too tigh! nowodays.- I am '0 poor. ,tudent The Illition is too high, but I ha\", 10 I"y'it I also have to I"Y my rental, of room and P'l' the beard. 1 tove 10 poy the lrltruporIotion fares, !he book~ the clothes and. lot of daily SlJ!ll'lieS. All these seem to be • Ilea,,}, financial burden to me. So, 1 hal." 10 loo1: for • job tiIat conld 000 me higher..JlII}'_ My friends aod my Wnily rnthermg, we have: to jus! sit ove< there and 00.1. We ,viti feel boring sooner. Knowing Ibis, I am 'esger for.' higber-yaying job >0 tle:i! 1 can get the money ready for the rneetirJg> m the firture_ For all_ reasons, 1 would like to ba\", • higher-paying job. to support myself and earn O!lO\1gh IIIOIlOy to meet riIybusy_ and Wnily somodoyl •. ter. Although \hi> job cannot offer_more time to spe:od wilh my friends and fiunily II""', I believe thaI I will compens.te it after I have 0000me ,orne kind· of millionaire m the future. Topic:. 72 MarJy people m tbe wotId share • belief &.t grodes make _13 work bard l.gree. with fue above statement be= I believe that high grnIes are mote helpful in getting a.bright future. One'ofbene1i1s ·of the high grade i, tle:i! it promotes a 'ieIUIlei, mteresf_lnterest i, the best moti",tion to encoungestudents to learn H .Ieamer to. a geod ,oore'm Englllh, he will find tiIat English is • beauti1iil language. For.exampIe 110,,,, 10 ieIUIl math, because it briiIgs me haPl'niesl; _ I get , higlrsrore in a math ."..m_ When I went to vinversilyo I 5eIect r .. 'ch as my rnajoi:_ The ,econd """"" i, &'1 5cliooJ.s give os • chance to learo Imowledge, why not try our best 10 get ll_ In WI lilies lhese knowledge. bas importanl effect on WI mIDd which need be wi>e by an by_ In addition, self-eredit moy be in>Iruct by geod IIllIIb_ It is aIsa importanl to our life . A furthej- ,,,lid BIgUDlOIlt fur tbe high grade isc&'1 it me"", • good future c"""'. Many cornpinies would rather hire &tudents who are' with high gradas,_ As far :as I am c~cemed, 1 ,come'to the noti.aD that theTe are· main reasons, why I support that grades '''':''mlIge ,_ to 1= Fmtll', high SOOTes. spring lemler' interest._ Secondly, ,\udent,. get seIf-credit through it. Furthermore, A good joo rnay wait _ student. who have high marks. Topic: 71 Between a high--I"}ing job with long bmrrs'and .I"",-er"~g job widt ohorter hours, I will delinetely choose a high-~g job widt long hoim, although I might h,,,,e lit!le time to spend with my fiImiIy and friends_ Topic:. 72 Jo m:my school~ teacbersevahiate ,tudents by their grades_ MarJy pe<1>le !hmk tiIat it "' oofair and one-sided 10 'evaluate students by gradas and will &~ &tudents to learn. I believe, ho""""" ~ enoourage students to leam The' reasons em be analyzed .. fuUows. 10 begin with, usIDg gradas ",standilId to evaluate students em give 'htdonts_ stress of learoing. No ,tress., no motivity _ Jo order to get high grades,. ,tudents,'mnsr &tllJ:ty.1wd_ They IIl!l.!.! read "",re bebk~ do theirhomework·tarefully. Stress makes lhem leam more knowledge. SIr"", of grades sinmltaneI:II. M>ybe my relatives, need my fmancial =i>timce_ Especi.:uy, lhepe my fiImiIy can have. k:ind ofcolIlforl.ble life. My children elm go to • fumo", private vinversity to get exoeIleot edocirtion. If! have no money, alIof'my dreams _ come !rue. Jo addilioo, to me, maJ::ing • lot of money i, , sign. of SOOrel •. I think ht "" one respects • poor m:m m today', moly_ From Il!'",_Io, teJevis:i<>n, almost all media focus on ,".io!thy people ·:inmad·ofthe poor. I cannot let the others: consider me.an incompetent man.. Ofc6=e,.mal:i:iIg1hi> choice me:ms that I have 10. pay • price Perhaps, I emnoi spent too nwch time with my fimIily and friends. Bot I De,"" regret my decision becanse I believe that both my I2S 129 TWEEl,'l" 13&292 TWEEls:ry. 1311292 From 1he abeve aralysea, it is DOt drll'icidtto gel the conclusion tha! grades enCOlJ[llge students to lOlII!L Graden give _ the sires. and malre than compete with each other so that they mast study and work bard to. succeed. 1J'=; for example, such natures are iIqJortanl_' O1ieTI after finishing schools. Lbelieve most students understand the importance of these.qualities and iIqJ_ on their life; !herefore they kaow how important It-is 10 work bard and try to achieve a better score. In conclusion, marks can stimulatestudent to Jearn, and good mark< can give than advantages in going to a good university and finding • good job. Therefore I strongly support tbestalemeat that ID8Iks: can enoOUI,a~ students: to.ieam, 1J'= or weak points in his study. And he. won't realize that may be just his good IlElIIrd!= Of their indiVidllal', character traits, just like force ",,..;, -one to wear shoes of same size. Famous educatienist.Contncms said 1\\'0 fhcusaadsyears ago: "Ieachsnrdents in ecccrdarce of their eptitade". Our wor1d is 0 colorful world, sO shceld be our educational world. Grades especially poor grades ",ill frustrate greilly potential successful 'students tc learn. l! will give !hem a 11_ impression that their intelligence =y be infaior to other studenfs.Tbe worn! thing about poor grades is thai it may have repercaseices in. underai:liievef, beertwoee all his fellow students and t e accer baveIcng furgottenc In fact, tle'pcteatial WeD! of a sfudenI will be sIrulgIecl by tccse poor grades. A real pity (0 the student himself and the society. Topic: 73 Theuse of computer is Increasingly popular in medea society. Some pecplefhink that the computer makes life mere convenient and easier because theY can oompi1O documents, buy goods through the Internet and do other works on the computer: Nevertheless, in my opinion, tho oompul'" makes life more complex and stressful. Tlie:re are many instances supporting my OJllDlClll... Last but not the· least, there is some advantage in laking grades as 0 tool to "valuate _ academic performance. A. in my bumble opinion, they sbculdbe comliine with other scientific metIrods to eaccurge _ to gain knowledge but not '"!ely focus !heir energy 00 bow to win high grades. After all, it is tho knowledge that IT'" power, not the grades. . iJl=Y!Do''') Before the compmer was invented, people Oldy need tolearu the knowledge ofmathematica physics, chemistry and so on. H.,.;·"""",, lode)' people have to learn how to ope:rOt,,!he computer, 10 use a variety of software aod iffhe computer 00.,. no! work, people have to learn how to repair IT. People hav< to learn not Oldy the knowledge of ",!'!mIre hot also tha! of hardware. No ending learning makes people eshausted and their life more ccmples; The oompuleF else makes life more stressful, The society in which we live is called "information ,ociety& qnot ;. Thanks for the development of tho coruputer, the rliythrnof life are iDcreasingly rapid. The business IIlI\n has so.many meetings to .tIend, '0 many e-mails to deal with that they have no time to have his luecb, Some sntdents have to work late on the computer to do the homework at night There are more andmore peopleslrnggling from tiie nervous sickness and OOIIIjIlaining!he "busy life". Topic; 72 A Ill! cf'peeple claim tim! marks in .. tests·enoourage students to learn. l.greewith this etetenent, because examinations ere a.geed 1&df for a student to review "I;I!,'h.at students beve learned; test scores are.a _d measurement fer- students' Ieaming ability and knDwLadge 1000e~ and the test system em benefit their future. Ther.pidlfuvelopmeni of the computer makes people feel stressftdteo. The new generation of the· software anpecific · in_. Yon em alw,Y' 0_ yoor telephone and IIIOIlem with 0 oomputer to.read them. Iis'Ieoing to ram" or wotching television can be info.-ined with what are happening around you conveniently too,. but jusI on the computer can you ,easily rend the specific new, in which you are · intaesled without'having to buy newspapers. 'So, up to IIDW, it·is tho !Il1lS! .mIDreoieni wa,. to read · news; .at home.. ,Some people think that computers ha"" made life oomplex ani! stressful. They may not be very familiar with C like, what 'Pots are mIISt-s~, and how we can get there. We ciID. .. gd infOl:ma"tion frQm the internet on how to get ill drivers.license,. how to lMite an article: on :it ~opic.,. and·even tak.e.simnlat:i.oo tests on a speei.fu::: subject. The computer is snch a gre->t learning and informstiOn Iool! R=gnizing tho fact IlIat computer is '0 indispensilhle to our daily life, we can safelycoodude that computers'have made life easier and more c-onvenient fur lIS_ ,Some people believe that oomputeB provide·easier and more CIIJIDg< all the details abcut the trip in advance, The traveler need not worry .0001 .mere to lind the betel, where to- rent Ihe car, and bow to lind the direction, It will make the !rip .a little bit easy. Another '-.ge is that led by a tour guide will save IIIllCn time than traveling alone Wilh 1he professional knowledge;tuor guide will make 1he smartest .schedule. I would never forge! that ODe of my friend, a city lour guide in the Shanghai, China, said that sbe carriead traveler to ";';t the \mole city by one day which people should spend two or three day. to finish it T_ alone.means &ii-I can meet new people more freeJy. I em meet not only the other travelers, but also the local residents whenever I travel to a new place.Iffhe person 1 want tc meet is-not available at the present time; I can even reschedule my time_ But if I travel in a gronp led by. tour-guide, I have I<> ,tiel: to the schedirle.I have I<> IaIre other people's time into consideration. That means I will lose a lot of chances to meet new people. T_ alone also means 1 can try new things parsonally_ I can go anywhere I w..t and do something different from my 1ifes1)'1e_ However, if 1 jravel in a group, the place wh travel is in a groop Jed by a tour guide, - When IIiDally mangel<> take-a """,,1, Iwant to relax mj'selftondlJ'. WoIk is roo hard to do, and 1 am reilly ""ga- to have on enjoyable break. However, I am in a group -and I have ID stick to tha "",1Ol schedule, to consider the other groop' members' feelings, to go wlEreva- the rocr guide leadS ID. That seems justlike Illinon my doty-_:ilv.-ork again. I cannot-really gerrelasatien I always prefer to travel aloud would like to meet a lot of different people, experiencing new things OIl my W'J' in _"ehrig, I think thai only scheduling my travel time more casually ca. make me'relax completely. Would not that be tee-only porpose of_,eIing" I wonld like I<> encotIrOge yoo to travel alone IDo. In aoy case, do not travel in • gronp led by a tom guide, (E=y IDe ,3< ) (Esssy ID: 247 ) Topic: 74 No doubi"I do strongly odvOCare this -idea_ that the best '"'Y to travel in a group led by a tam guido There are rmzrerous "'''ODS why I agree witl;-this opinion, and I wwld in here explain a few cffhemcst impcrant ones. A11irst, I em get many conveniences if Ijravel in a groop led by a tour guide. 1 don't wOlIJ' .boul some things such lIS residence, traaspertatica, and eating. During tha-wbole journey, I can rompierely enjoy the pleasure of tr .. -eling-wilheul beingdisturbed by some trivial thing~ Another reasoa wby 1_ wiIh Ibis ide. is _that tra,'eling with a gronp people is more ,enjoyable 'then traveling alone. We can s1wewith Ihe beauliful view each oliler and can express our feeling each other. In oddition, ifl encounter certain difflcalifies, there will be many people to help me. Sc, this tra,'eling pattern will else more safe. Topic; 74 Topic; 74 There are basically two wayS of_'e!ing: traveling in a groupfed by a tour guide, OJ; traveling iridepeodentIY. There are ad'l!Ilbges and disadvantages of the both, By traveling ill a group, you will enjoy the companiombip, ccmfbrt'aad safety of group travel, and learn moreiDforrrurtion .bout Ihe place froni , tOOT guide; while traveling indepaIdffilly, you can maintain Ihe freedom, Ileiibility and individuali=- Some- people sa y that for most people, the best way to travel is in a group led by a lour guide. I agree wiIh tIriS opinion Firstly, you will enjoy the companionship when traveling in a group_ Usually a tour group consists of around 20_people, The", people travel together, eat togetler and-stay in the same hotel, During the trip, yru cenajweys lind lIIhEB Thirdly, you can learn more infu:rmation about the place from a tour guide, and not worrying ,boot mis'ing an important 'pot The toor gaicle will take you to each spct tlet ibould be visited and give you detailed infu:rmation about the place you visit Y OIl never have to lind infurrrurtiOIl about the places yoo ore guing to through the lnternet or boy a book from the bookstore, Traveling in. group can save yoo time and money on inforinStion Searching, 'Ibe Iasrreasea is that a tour guild will let ill learumoreknowledge eboutwherewe will ge 'because we aren't fumiliarwith that place, Maybe dne to our ignoracce, we will miss many - interesting places wiIhout • tour guild Uod=tanding the reasoning above, it is quire sore now to say. the best w:ry to travel is in , gronp led by a tour guild Some people mal' think that the best woy to travel is in • gronp led-by. tour guide,-buI it is just .mere I differ from lito", people: llhiok the best waJ' to _ is to travelalone. If'Ifravel alone, I can enjoy the pleasure ofmeetiDg new people, trying new things and toially relaxing. However, In conclusion, there lire many odvantiges of traveling in , gronp. Although for young people, 134 n61192 1371292 traveling alone is more advantages and,timulating, for most people, _"ling in, group is thebes! choice. for 'example, can include 1he toeories of journalism, tbebistones of journalism.beth domestic and international, tiie IJe\Io~ writing skills, the interview courses and the ,editorialS writing and so OIl. The students have to study all offhese above course as journalism major. It does mean a lot of _wad to do even if studEnts just specialize one subject I do not deny there are • couple of advantages for universities I<> require students I<> take in many SIlbjectS, ODe thing, the wad places require so-called g~i today. Studenls mro takemarry subjects may probebly mean the "l'Portunity of meeting that request Another istbet students who take in man)' .>Ubject> em also help their main subject. Thus-probably can help them .mdy what Ihey are majoring better, Whatever the benefit it will be, bowever,'_ taking any other subjects Should not interfere their main target In the.whole, l!hought that universities could allow students to take-subjects as inariy as possible if.their tmies and energies were available, How"""" I think- that possibility is faint. So I have to '"}' thet it is better for utrivemities jusllD urge stu_ to speciaIize in one subject_. Afte< all, the main sulJject is already • lot of wad to ciJpe with, considering thedeplh aDp<=ity that students shouldtake classes in many subjects.is that they cenmake full use of the ahundant resources the! • university has to offer.-A uniwrn1y has pIeoty of educational and research resources. It is • very good ide. I<> make full me "fthese- ,..Juable .. _ While 'htdjnIg in the uni\..rnty. The best way !o aclri£:1." this is to-bke , variety of subjects .,1llIlch lIS poSsible. Through leaming m..e oourses, a _nt can get acc"" io knowledge and resnguage as soon lIS they.tlIrt school EVen maDY pareJJts bIIgbl their chddren Ihe foreign langnage before elementary sd!oollt is obvious that rWly necessary. People oan Learn .langnage eosily wben Ihey are young. Many older people oflEn say that Ihey are too old to leorn. foreign 1 __ They car(fremernbeJ: the words or phr.ises even after lrundsadscoftimesrec:iting_ It', bord fui fu"",in faith, but while if, quite diff~ fIDm the young. A healfuy child ha, • better and qairkei memory, '0 -the DOW lhings he te.rnod may n<>t be forgotten easily will! Ihe process ofhme. When you go to the primary !citro!, j"'" begin to learn tbe knowledge from your- teachers. Moot -of lh= use their ,",tive langnage while teaching you. IT yoo don't tonch the foreign Lmguage you want to leam, 1h.e longer you recei .... -e ·the.edoca.tion., the mOle d:ifIicult fOF you to learn :i.tJ...fure and more oppornmiti'" tll speak CbiDese will affect on Ihe oonsequence of foreign laitguage study directly, rmI"" We start lenning it as SOOIl as the school begin,s. An6ther reason for=lj' Ianguage study is thet the ymmg'may dare to talk with fureigners 'and_i(; • very good chaDDe to practioe- ornl sIriUs. & yoo know, many grown-ups are baSliful to talk wi!h lheforeigoars,-but Gl:ade_One or Two students can do '" very easily, furlhey do!ll care their gnumnar or'expresSiom_rigbtor notJn-ract, neilherdo fue foreign""~ !fthey sbut!" learn. foreign langnage as soon .. they_go to schoo!, lhey=y also talk wiIh,each other in it What, geod chancer Jt.will help • lot, 1 think .. In • word, Ieaming. f"oreign language'as sOOn .. 'tarting ,chool is helpful and impertant 11', not • borden but one of the be,t ways of-learinng. The_t-I ""!'P"rl in_the lirnparagraph is also in. position ofadvlIIltage beclwse ,tudent> can be more adaptable-in tIreir future c:rreer if Ihey choose • variety of subjects during fueir imiv¢ity study. It i. obviou, !bat 1he dovelopmeutof modorn >Ociety requires peeple withiiiferdisciplinary and romprehensive knowledge_ IT. sIudeut chooSes a variety of sulJj_ ill his utrivernity sIl1dy, and gain.,J-' breath md widlh ofJ:nowledge., be ",ill be more adajItllble to the requirement-of fue society, aD-to spec:iilize in one SIlbjecl It i. jillt what the majors are called for, ""'" though there are-. coorle of Ihe adVllIltill''''' of _. tokiog cl=es. in many subjoct>. I! is • more-sensi.le decision that univ specialize in one subjeet They nmst hove known that the deplh of. c_ sulJjoct is infinite wlIile both Ihe ,_' energy and time are liniited It probabty tells tbe trilliL Only wben , student just specialize. in one SI1bject, can be focus on it 11ms it <=UreS the stu_ more likeI)' to· be , J:ind of expert in.""", subject wlteo they are gi\'eIl1he degree._ That i. ju>t the purpose of sp-called educatiOIl. It does not meaIl that students have not 1<>0- m:my classes to attend even if they jus!" """"ialize one subject_ There ore a lot of sob-subjects or divisions-of. main subject The rieitce of journalism, (E'SBSj'ID: 51'2_l'his i.!I 31 :5 p;!im .essay} Topic: 76 Nowadays, some may hold Ihe ""inion that children should begin leaming .-foreign language as ""'" _as they start ,choo.!, but <>!hers have. neg.hve attitude that leaming a foreign language early 136 137 TWEEl,'l" 1381292 TWEEl,:ry' 1391292 will PO"" teo-mach pressure on kids and will affect their mother-tongue learning. p", far :IS I am . concerned, I agree thlIt bilingual education should start :IS eerfyaspossible. My ..-gumeots fur this poilit ere-listed as follows. I agree with the statement wilhool reservation.since children leam second languages quickly than adults. p", we li.n.., observed, children can learn languages faster than adults; and immigcmt children translate for their p..-erm; who have notfeemed the!anguage; and that child 1""",,,", speak without a foreign accent, wboreas this is impossible for adult learners. Therefore Ibe earlier kidsleem a second l_ge, the 1= difficulties they "auld meet wben they grow "I' and have 10 'face a foreign language spe:dcingenvironInenl Another reason \\1ly I agree with the :W_ statement is that I believe thlIt bilingual education em be fun and stinailete children', learning interest, Many parents and teacbers know how to teach kids a second languegein an interesting way. One of my ught him a few Chinese characters as well as than- meIIIllIlg m English. p""timepaased, the kidbecane.keen 10 loam EngIisli Sometimes be g3Vl' mrnnam dada quiz by speaking "'me English wotds mdaaking them _ their meaning is. Bilingu"J education will not affect the mother-0\", statement is that traditional gender stereotype. are often reinfoiced in single-= academies. Boys _d 10 be tmlght in mere regaeentedtraditional and individualistic fuhiim and girls in mare nurtllring, cooperative and open en, better than one's. With the combination of all people's knowledge, we ClIIl solve the prOblem or bring out·, better solution", soon as possible, In addition, to work with teemalso em save the time and make more money for companies. N.. we knew, it is :3 strong competitive society.Tine can meaaa a let to a ootupany _ To work 'With a teazu can, reduce 1he timetofhe lowest eatend '0 that the company em increase their oompclition ·AIthough 10 work with a team does baVe ils profound ad,..m.,ges, ot .the mean time there lies some drawbacks in it such as an indiVidual miy rely on the others in a team, But if all ihese factors are contemplated, the advantages of workIng with a greupcfpeople.carry more weight than those ofworking indepatdEntly because the first one fits me>! companies better in two way" In the first place, we cannot live .irr a society independently sad we need 10 communicate with each other, so the comnnmicatioa skill is very important 10 us, Through teamwork, we can enhance this ahility. Seccadly, furough teamwork, we can try each one', best 10 give a better idea to save time and make more profrt !'OF ccmpanies. 'Iberefore from who.! w.lia1i€ discussed, we may safely come 10 the conclusion that choosing to work with. group of people is a rather ~Se decisii¥l- (E~ID:233) Topic: 78 Topic: 78 In • modem society, employers lllways fare ihe dilemmit of whether mohoo",' a p<=lII ill work with. group'ofpeople or 10 work inJepaIdently. This prol>lemis a nmch- team work, communication and cooperation between companies.and individuah.. Take a computer system fur .example, it comprises of hardware, operating system sad software.which are mamrl'achIJed separately hy different c01llJl"';"'. Not one single oompany can aoooriJplish a computer syst."'" without using pn>ended on my work made me feel like I w .. doing worth",irile things. For esample, I ""'" in charge of the front end fu.- the Gill for the new lest manager. Thi. w .. very "a1uable, because I !:now how important working on • team is. inclusion, I think !lie II>OS! important quality for me in my worken"iro1lIlleni is the :wility to work with others in il team. To work independently m the .bvi= advantage that it em prove the ahility of a empI"l""'- One cim use his OWII knowledge and way ID solve the iliffic.u1.ties·IIiet doring the work. But !hare lieS inlIinsic harmful cliarncteristie in,this methode Some people warn that a parson chooSing 10 work inOS! important and honor:Ible person in this city is not •. single per.!0D, it is the people. People are heroes. For our city 10 .=vive and thrive, it is essential that the city ""dote it. 140 141 TWEEl,'l" TWEEls:ry. 143/291 "I'PfO"cMo managing its most impD) The answer to fhis <[IIOSI:io-n depends on yon['o"", experience lIIId the country you were brnugbt "l'- In my point view, the most important custom from my country that I would like people from other countries to adopt is filial piety_ According ro Chinese lradition, filial piety is the primary duty of all Chinese. Being a filial sen me ens show respect to _'s parents duriDgtbeit lifetime and_ they Uew older-taking the best pos,ible care of them '. A story can best illustratefhe concept of filial pity_ During the Chin Dynasty (4th-5ih century CE), a bey named Wu Meng was liIready serving his parents ill exemplary lilial piety altheugh be was just eight ye= old. The family,... so poor 1hat they could not. even afford • g>IIZe ret apt- the mosquitoes. Therefore every night in !be SUIIIIIIer swarms cf'mosquitoes would com, and bite them Wu Moog 1<1 them all feast on his naked stomach, Evon theogb there were so . mimy, be did.not drilletbem away_ He feared that the mosqnito-es, having left him, woold instead bite hi. parents. His heart was truly filled with 10;'0 for hisparents. Filial piety is a good virtual of Chinese people-and people from other countries should also learn from it: Parents 'gave us birth and mofured us, llierefore we have the ohligaboo to respect them and to-take care of them when theycan no longer take care of themselves. Western cmm!ries have complete ,OCiaI welfare systems to support people firumciaIIy _!hey retire, birt older people often face Joreliness; they long fur ,omebody to talk to them especially their children and grand-children, We should try our best to spend more-time wi1h them tlIlk to them end take them to fumily gaiberings and trips to the-nature. Topic: 81 Nowailllys,we are in an age ef'technclogical revulotions. Many ccevenieeces have been brnugbt to us hy ledmooogy and science. I agree with the steterrent that technology has made the world a bert", place to Iive, The reasons and examples are chiefly 'as follows: Filial piety am _1 our society.It caamake our limIily tie monger; end children am learn a lot from our attitude to om parents and from theic grand parents. They can. realize how iaJportanl a family is 10 o,pemoo, aad develop a strong sense efresponsibility to !heir families and friends __ Fer &le, when it is neoessary to stand out 10 defaId om fannlies and even the nation for danger, we wiIlnot hesitate to do so, because we Irnow bow important our families and ourcountJy is to us, The.developnenta oIoompudte'rs and inlanet have improved our life styles dramaticelly. Ccmpatershave chavged our traditional w:I}" ofreading and writing, which bring us great convenience. 'Ihecombanation of computers and inlemet has made our living quite diJlirr-enI from before. Elecofrceicruail is a useful example. computer users can conammicate with one another across the globe. Electronic mail is particul.uly _Jioial for language ,tudents_ Learners-can enjoy language exchange withuatise speekera tbrougb electronic mail, Another good example is the invention of automobiles. AcroaJJy automobiles have been lIII integral part of every iadastrieleconrany. Mmy """"Ie use 1III aUtomobile 10 get to WoIlt, mlIII)' otbers -frademan, salesman, taxi drivers, police men - use automobiles as port of their well_ On a larger-scale, car production is possibly lbemosl imp_ element ofuational indiotrial perfannance. All in all, d is iD::rediable to imagine a mordem.wcrfd will belike wilhout emztomctales. . In short, the most important ",.10m from my coursry thaI I would like people from other countries to adopt is to be good to tleir'parents, It is not only ensure 1hat our parentscan be !l!ken good care of when they are getting old, but alschelp onr children to develop gocdvirnes and spirits- Topic: 81 Likewise, inlemotional jet transport has-had some reeolatioanry effectsca our lif es tyles. Beaceuse !be high speed and relabvely low costs ofthis type oftravel, il has chavged the way people look al the world. Today the world is much smaller !ben .t was in the past. Adimittadly, tecbaologicel advances also Caused so UIIJlleasanl effects such as pollntion of automobileexhaust fumes, and noise of'transport vechiels.But as people.have realized fhose problems and lire trying.to lind ways 10 ",1"" them, onthe mwle.l believe, th3tn Iheclinnoogy has made the world a better place to live. (&;aym34, tho benefits of'technolcgy fur otdweigh uti badinfheaces. So' it is safe to say that technclcgy has made tho world a better place to m;e. . (&;aym4?o) Standing at the tum of the newcenrury, we observe !be tweniefhcentury as a great a'lIIICe in technology, With those advances, human Jrces have clw!gad _caIty_ in some ways, life is worse, but mostly,it is better, So per>llmviogreasons ru we know, firstly technolo-gy can help people to live a 1_ Iife, A small example em give some light to this point. At the stone age, ouranr,eslo-rs'.'-eragO age is abeUf25_ Due to tho developmk)'s""l""'. Living in them, _Ie enjoy the comfortable hves witIDu! wOII}'I arrywhere and anytime. From what bas been disru=d above, we ClIII safely OIltai protecho-lL Many factOries have acJlle,.'ed ecOIlomic grov.1b withoot po-tlution under certain new tecltnology_ The"" cities are beginning 10 be very belIIItiful places 10 Ii"" in. inStances of the """"_ am bemultipbed_finiteJy. \Vhen taking into _ all these . meriflI we may safely arrive at tha conclusion that advantages of technology olllweigb any disadviiDlage it may bring 1000r liVes. Though I most admit that people sometimes im'en1 """" thing:l that-threaten !he h\'es'of themselves, no one can ignore the additional convenience lIIId satisfaction offered hy teclmoIogy, and just v.i1h .,"cit experience the human beiag forge ahead swifUY101he future. Topic: 81 Wi1h the development of loclmoIogy, there have been a lot of cbanges 10 our life Admittedly, some oftbeoechllnge.. are bad( causing mlIII)' """ironmenlal aad.social problems. However, most of tbeoe ahanges comibute 10 making our life more convenient, more comfortable and more wonderful. FIrst of al1, due ro the improvement oftedmooogy, pecple can enjoy more convenience !ben ever_ Forexample, il ouly!l!ke, travelers or bO>ine= """""" bouc! to go 10 other ~ hy jet plane, whicb make. !he world.seem 10 be mocb .smaller .. Wi1h the belp of Internet, _le at differenl corners of the world ClIII co-mmunicale with significantly high speed and low cost It is lecbnooogy that bas cleared away the barriers thaI once prevented people from leading a convenient life. Topic: 82 Nowadays some may hold. the opinion 1hat a"''alisingcan tell yotl a I", abcut a cmmlry_ As fur as I am concerned, I agree with this _t My·.arguments for this point. are listOO as follows_ ·One. of the primary :couses is thaldvertising.i. always" reflection of a country's culture and customs_ ArIv-ertising varies from =try to coontJy, dopending on the·oountry's.pariirnlar coIWeutions. For example, a Japanese ad,'ertisement may feature a Japane>e lady with traditional lcimono, while an AmeriCllII ad~nt may feall1re. we;tem cowboy with3 hat· and ride a be"",_ TIno-ugb adffitisement, we ClIII have • general understaading ohmt _le from otbeF OOlnItrie, look like, what they wear during their daily life, what tbeJ' ea~ what kind of tramp_tion they use, and what they do during their """" times. We em alw"l" learn diffe_ cultures of differenl conntries !hrciugb those rulfilre specific ad,'ertisements. A further more subtle point we IIIII>I oonsider is that we ClIII 1IIlderstand a commy hy ib, producb_ When we see a Toyota.or, Srtation 1ocls. In addition, technology pro;ides us mlIIIy choice, 10 speniI our.spare time_ listening 10 music hy 144 145 TWEEl,'l" 1461292 TWEEls:ry. 147f.l92 have gamed • deeper understanding of. product, we can also gain a deeper _landing of that country and people, In modern society, technology has brougIn us amazing smprises ",,",),day, Someone claims that IIIIJdeffi Ie<:linology is creating • single world culnae, 1 co:mplotely disagree ",i1l1 this statement, I will list some, of my "'"""TIS here, 'What is more, when we become curious' i!hout the culture and customs of it ,eoUJd:ry through sdvertisemeet, we",'; willing to spend mil!" time on "",ring?, In short. alogy has shorten the distance betweencultures, .aad made this world smaller. Bntwe calloot "y that it is cre.llling asingle world cul!ure.' On the contrary, with the belp ofInD) First of all, with the develcprrent ofmodern technologies soch as computers, English is beroming the.most important language in the world, and the importmre of other languages is getting weaker and weaker, Adinilor net, the mast common language wed tmlay on the _ is English, this make, English becomes the one and only most jmpcrtaat language in the world. On the other band, computers can cross the barrier ofhuman language, No matter w!Jere people are, and no mallei: which!anguage people speak, they always me computers the same way" and b""cll' they are rising the same I:iDd of software packages, lite Wmdows Operating Systems and wood procoessing software packages. Compnter hmgnage is alae a universal language Progrnnmers -fremdiffereatpart .fthe world can work in the Silicon ValIy, AIIhoogh they might have di1lk:ulties in ooIIlIllllIlitation in English, they have "" problem at ill writing progmns with Java, or C++. Besides, thedevelopmeul of the ;memo! is Uniformiziog people's life style. lnIernet is being Used in almo.t ""OIj' OOIml[ the world. People are ooing almost evOIj1hing with the mtemet, lite getting all seas of information, shopping online, paying fur their bills and checking their balances in the online bank, Over 00 per rent of people in the world use the sarre kind of internet browser - MS Inleruet fuplOJa', andalmos! every internet page look, like the some, although taeyuse differeul language and design. People from all over the world ""doing the """" thiDg ea ch dol' on the internet, and their Ji''inghabil is becoming closer and closer with each passing day. In addition, modem teclmoIgy has facililirtid the comannneanons among people from ill over the world, and therefore result" ,.mgle world ouIfiIre. For instance, people coo chat with, friend or a stranger who live s a broad on the phone, iotemet, and they em alae see and listen to himIher thioogh ._ camera and a micr""ilone just like face 10 face. This helps onecalfure learns from .iliff rullnre, and bring,the worldtogether. 'Before people can see'each other through'TV, they used 10 wear their local costcmes; oowllilal" I-shirt and,biue jeans haw become a universal custom fur, people. This is • concreate eXample that modern de\-eloprDl'Ill is creating • .mgle world culture Based on the points discussed above, we can see why I agree with that medea technology is cr.,;ting a single world culture,. (Il=yIDo'OII) Topic: 84 What thing>. can be widely used in education, busiress, govemnent, !iuni1y and almost an the other Belds an over the world? One answer is the Internet, which is a great ,=rIIIBllIiC>tiO tool in the 21st century. 'Some people claim that the 21>1 century could lID! exist withmrl the Internet, 'I'h€refore, children andyoung adults should use the InIemeI freely everywhere. Personally, I have the impression that there are some Ii awa in this seemingly indispuI;Ible,propositimc CInIdren and young adults should not use the InIemeI freely for three reasons, and some safe programs and filters-are indeed needed in the Internet, Topic: 83 For one thing, the children and }"<>nng adult> that 'use the _ freely IiIight gel the Mung information by chance. Children and yoong .mIl:; coo be influenced easily by rIWI)' ""'" tmng.~, The Internet is so wide that it include!; some wrong information sach a. violence and pomcgraphy. Thatinformation <'an cause m:io:y bad effects on the,children and young adulb, which are bod fur them are growing. For example; there is rome violence inforiwltion in the Internet. After the children end young adults watch that by chance. they might follow the violence way from the Internet to solve the problems, Consequently, we have to me some kinds of software to block this I:iDd of information. This highly tecanical sofhaare has already been ,do.,-elope:I well Parent. can just trust this kind of software in order to prevent children from accessing the blocked wecsites, ,which inclodes the wrong inform:iIioo. For another thing; the children and yaung adults using fhe Inleruet freely might cause some computer problems A. the Internet is used on the computers, it is related 10 the Computers closely, The computer is, bighlytecluiicalmachine thai Sii1rlletime; is hard to control, M; result, some bad thing> may have loopholes to get into theOOIllpUler suchas the computerviruse.s.lfthe 146 147 14&'192 1491292 childrmand juung adnltsuse the Inleruet freelywithrut scene safe programs.theircomputers win proliably be infected with computer viruses. For """"Pie, m>ny y= ogp, I used my computer on the lnIernet withoul any safe progr=. One day, I found my computer was abnormal and called a oompliterexpertro 1001: ever it. He said my computer mast beinteoed with computer viruses from the Internet and 'suggested I use 1he safe program to prevent the viruses. Since then, I have used the InIemet with the sa" program every time, and never get the cornpater viruses my more. In addition, there are also some computer backers on !he _ who alWays _<:I: otters' computers or, steal the data from others' computers, which is a serious problem for- the oomputer users. Therefore, a safe progrl!lIl is really needed fur thecompnter nsen 10 prevent the viruse.s and hack= ,,!rile they are using 1he Internet F-nrtbennore, by using ,ome lilters we con '''''' a 1<>1 of time 10 di~ the usefu:l,ond nnneces'IIr)' informotirirL Moo! people lise 1he Internet to lind and get infOrmation. There are '" , great qnmtities of infurmation on the,hItemet that we usually hn" ro,spend quite • long time to lind the nsefulIDformation. \VItore"'-, if"e use ,ome lilt""" we candistinginsh'theusefu:l and nnnecess:iJy infonmtion easily __ F or 0=npIe, my E-mail be. 'alv."l"Heceives'"""", pomogrnphic junk mail, which are "01)' disogree,ble. After luse,the IiIter.; to block these mails' sendeR, that mail cannot get mto my ~maiI 00. any more Howe""", the Inrernet is 'SIlch an mrere.ting: thing that people "no eojOj' it may Ireop on surfing on the net, People wbe have little ability of self oonIrol Will lose,themselve, in the infurmationhiglIw'}' spendingalongtin:Jein fum! of1he """"'Il, which is absolutely bad for their healllL Thus, the IiIIers :Ire quite useM when we nse'ib.; Internet, outside, of fuonal education, SWdeols benefit because the Internet provides. resource. to snppleruental infonnalion for any subject, Educators benefit because the Internet provides' a cast ,knowledge base to prepare for topic>. People are no! only learning from the Internet, they are oonlnbulingand ,sh>ring knowledge throogb networked cemnnmities; The Internet is the advan-cement of education for all its, lISeIS_ Internet can deliver better customer, services to people. 'Ihe'Intemet is changing the w:ry We do business, Using Inleruet broadcasting, we are able 10 target the righllllldie!ire, prop>re and present a teclmical pr""""ation on ,popular t""ic, inreract with new cusIm!ers, and collect Inmdredi of highly qualified Ie¢!. M 1nI"""" oo:mpliIlies 'continl1e ro lind innova,tive ways ro leverage tIE capabilities of the'lnleruet for businesses, the more "e will learn how ro provile optimal solutiona for =Iomers. I!ihich in lorn, will ~y benefit P"'ple, The InIemeltoday'is, way to trmsfer and shareinfoIInaJiOlc On the whole, it is, benefit to illiIi.idoals of allltind;. We do hn" problems sm:rormdiog 1he Inleruet thaI neEd ro be wIved, but '" with ill new tednologies' there are d~1es and ""inions. Sinre !he Intemo! technology is spreading, it win'&OO!l'become "" populllI as all other forms of ronmnmiCatwn. If you hn .. DDt tried it, do "'- Topic: 85 'Some people hold that children and young adult. use 1he Inleruet freely cao widen their ey'" of the world. However, I think nsing,!he Internet v.ith the IiIter.; can also 'get tIE'information muth enoogh 10 widen therr eyes, Moslparent> do nOl use the fillers'boca_they donoti:now how usefu:l1he liIIers,are The lilt&.; are '" geed now that we can chooSe tIE different "'"1" to get tIE different kiDds of'infunrmion. Using the IiIIers cao'rnake the hmit to help 1he children 'imd yOOIig adult. kown more ',bout'the thing. that are modiu for them IT the children 'and young adult> use the Intemet freely, they may !rue their directions. ru a result, they might no! ouIy widen their ey"', but also waste alol of time, The fil_ conheJpm to prevent getting into the'websires that we win "", of inlffiest-,the Summer PoIooe, 1he Forbidden Palace, the Forbrdden City, and 1he Great Wall of China. (Il=yIDo 452,) The Summer Palare i. a royol _:II located on the bank of a large loke Visitors can wall: a10ng a woteJfron! promenade that leads to a concrete ,hip docked at 1he far end of the wall:, At the ooncreie ship, you coo take a ferry back ro 1he entrmce of the paI= Something you may want to 00 while :II the Stmnna- Palace is go mto the giflllhop, get diessed in traditional Ohinese clothing, and pose for a S(,uvenir phorograph. The FOIbidden Paloce is absolutely breathtaking. There are a ,erie, of gates that lend ro the main paloce grounds. Pay particular :dtenIion ro 1he stairwell. in the paIare comtyards.'I'h€re are .alab, carved with mlricate ""'gon design>., _ the emperor _ ruopended over in a ClImJan whenever he left the paIare grounds, 11 would be a good irOand the globe. My IIiew i. a-c""""""", one, oo.ed on 1he fact 1I1ot the Web is • vast 'torehouse ofinfoIInaJion and opiniOIl, which can be scientific, lit..."., politieal,,~ or sexual, Anyone with = ro, computer and, dialup coiniectiro,can nnlock the door imd trawl through it> offerinJis~ Fmally, oon't miss 1he Great Wall. It'., loc_ outside of!he city and it takes up most of1he doy, rut it', well worth it When you =end the Great Wall, there ore two paths--01292 TWEEls:ry. 1511292 favorite, among tourists, experts and locals alike. '!'here you em bargain wilh the sbop owneJS and loiy gcodqualiry cloths wilh 0 ""l' low price, yoo can even see plenty ofpireted ~ ironically. v.iIhin'igbI of the US Embassy. So, there you have ii. 1 encoonige oIlymle to spend ,I least a rew days iII Beijing, because there areso rcuch to see, ". . . she carne 10 my house. 1 enjoyed her cooking, and evelylhing looked fine as usual, The uect mornirig, she cooked the breakfast for me Before !left, she kissed me and said " Jackey, good jack.I love you!-! replied: "Ihsoks, ho""y"]_ we yw, 100." The test goes fiDe. After the-test, my Cell phone rang as ! tmned it OIL It is 0'"' of my best ffieads Moon He said" Jockey, Christina wen! bad: to Jap!IIL She tried IoI:iII heIself Now she is in the hospital and she is in danger period Younrust amve Io'the airport in Ihree minutes. The vise, ~SJl'?rt aiJrl the air ticket are in the car, You has ... e to rome to Japan right now. We will see you in Japan!" Wben I saw her, she said - llhinkyDUI business is more important than me. I do not think you need me any iwre! Goodbye, forever," She sleeps forever. If! go' bad: 10 the tine, ! wilI.tay with her and spend mnch more time 00 ber.I eveacandrcpray business, In fact, it is impos"ible ror backing !hat time! Chri_ is died There isnot another Christina for me, but will have fum time. per y"" for the IDEFL test The lost would never he back .. own country 'is true ornot is to look into the .''''1ige·Chinese people's life iII P"""lL If'a foreigner Is also a "ell-informed persort, he 1IIIlSthe buried with bulb of irIfurmation all shouting .boo! the.so-called "insider, view" aboat the circumstances of the life of the·Ctinese people in today', China; and ifho is a critical reader, he .sbeuld no! swallow all that without even asking "is that true'!" Accordingly, I would say 10 the foreigoertha!!o liv. withan overoge Chinese family will deserve all your endeavour and it is the perfect way 10 spend your one-day-tour in China! Topic: 86 If I wore afforded !he opporturrity 10 go bad: to .a specific time and place in tliepast, I would venture bark to ancient Greece. DurirJg the 5th century B.'C., the Greeks were in the proces' of developing and reforming a wide range of cultural, social, and scieIIlifio pursuits which still have • sigmficent iIq>oct OIl the world !oday. In the art s; Greece excelled in many fields. particularly dramatic literature. The wmks of Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophaoes have had a trenendous influence no! oIIIy On western literature, but alaowestem theughl in gereral, The willks offheseplaywriglrts are still performed on stages around the world today. Heweee; it would he 0 rnre and e.hing them a .happy new year, instead of.rnWly travel to their frie'ods' house to make a visit. . In conclusion, telephones. andeaail are ccaveaient \VOIYS to cennmmicate andean actually increase ihe corrammioatioa between people. They meybe less personal, but !hey ore surely more effective mems: of communication, Topic: 89' If! could travel bad: in time!o meet a famous person, I would.most like 10 meet and speak with Siddlbariha..GanlllDllL The.Buddha, If by "onIigh!enmeDl"one ""'lIDS a complete UIlder;landing of .the universe, then Buddha, having achieved "enlightenment", would he fully capable ofmsweriIIg all questions.relating to the origins, condinon, anddeslirry of!heuni,,,,,,e. Intemcl can dem",·_ CUIS!omer ,ervice, to people. The lnte_ i. changirrg tbe woy we do . bus:iness. U'ing _ breadeasting, we ore able 10 !mget therighi oudience" propere. and.present o teclurical """",".tion on a popular !epic, _ wilb new oilsloIr!Or.l, and collect _ of highly quaIi1ied leeds. As Interne! corop:miescODtimre ro find imli111lInve W3)"l1o leverage !he capabilities of the Interne! for busir>=es.. the',,",re """ will'lfarn bow 10 provide Qptin:W soJrrtions for "",Iomers. Which in tum, will grelllly bene:IiI people. Perhap. the find thing I would like to discl!~llpo]rrn""ting Boddha, would he·!heev-ent.l mrrmmding the birtlt of the DIIive=. How and wby did·the universe come into being? I\re conlempornry pby.!ici ... oorrec! in assuming 1hat :ill IlllItteI emerged spontaneously IIDm 0 'ingle point heyend time and 'I'lICe? The Big Bang' And.-does this theorycomplirnCUSlion of the origins of the mllve:rse, 1 would like 10 ..... Buddha. IlUIlIlberof ques!iOIlS .com:erniog the "hioi:i:m conditiOll." Why'"",' Mankind lbe plarJe! Earth and the uni,-er:se structured the way they are? Wha!';' tbe purpose of life? Why does eoisteriaH:onllIin such drastic _rites love and bolio, good and evil, joy and soffer:ing? Having, gained an mtdemandiIIg of both !he univ=e and the hi1lIlm cooditioIl, I would !hen like to.move on"to a·diScus.sion ofl'danlrind's destiDy_ Wbatis!:hen ultimate fute Qf~uni.verSe, ;mdin tum, life? ls it1rue, •• ,ome grea.t !hirJker:s have >llggonol 00= of the voidf The Iritemet today ;. • way 10 \rmsfer and share irIfurmation. On the whole, it;' • _Ii! to indivimtal. of all kinds. We do Imre pro!>l""" surroUIldiog the lnIeme! ihal need 10 be solVed, bul "" wilh:ill ~ !eclrnologies 1here are, deb_ and opinions. Since the lnlemet !eclmology ;. spreading, il will >OOll become as popular ., all other fomis of oonmrunicatien. If you 1m;' ..,1 triedi!,de So. Topic:. 88 At-find ghince, this s!atement may sound I'lamible becauso.e![cep! from per>onaI coDIact, every other farms of camrminicatiort, indIIding telephones and erIl3iI'l, are inIJirect VIaJIS of oomrminicauOll. But shall we get • <"""mion 1haI !elepborie-l and· email have·made comnnuricalioo _"'" people I",,, personal? To answer this qrrestion, we sbeuld 10<1: at the following poiIIts: FIISt, telephone and email "'" more ellicien! ways of oonmrunicati= Telephones and email are ~ more and more importJml fur US' today. We use·teIephones fur 'coII>"""tionS !o'our friends and lim:JiIy; we use email 10 trund'er imporlant iIIfo:rmalion and documen!s, even pboto and nmlti-medi. files. \Vilb • pbone,.we OllIl .-.-der services and make enquires regarding 0 service withoul pbysically prerenl in the place, 1hi> will ~e us ",. much time and energy. In time of ~ies, wbmit·;. iIq>rusib1e fur us to physicelly go to, poJire.s!ation or, he'l'itoj we can sirr¥y caD 911, • emergency vehicle will rome !o us ,in ten min_~ Imagine bow him! it will he forus ifwe de not w.e access 00. telephanennderemergellc), situations, Throughout hi>!ory, inlelligen! men and women'lmre thrmgh! deeply .boot God, fate, destiny,.and tlte origins of the Imiv-erse. The opportunity to have these ques!iOIlS answered by one wbo lived iII the 001100 1it;tm1 past, would truly he 0 reIIllIlk.ble '''''J'l'Ii=, Seoond, te!epbolles and·emaiI increase thechrmces ihat people,comrnunicale_ Although boo-tofa", pec!oIllll oonlact is more dose and intimate 1han maJ:ing ph !o he handsome, !ich and happy. Famom oct"", and· -=eo, pep -. or ·athletes are '0 popular beeause they re.!ized the lire""", manyordinaJy people _ If! could ~ a famous _or ,.&tete, thi,.person will he Julia RDhert" Julia Roberts ;. , ;-ery talented· actress, She COIl play many cham_' and each one ;., """' and different Stie.,,,,,= 1<,. become the perso:ri ,he ;. portraj.ing and gi>.." a 1O()"l.·10 the perl'omwIce. Pretty Women ;. my fj",6rite because il was !he firs! Juli, IIlmIie ihat ! saw and it was her big .break_! s!ill ",'3Ich the IllIlvieto'!hi> day and enjoy it Steel M.goulia:s is 2nd Juli. was in the oompany of a verl' tlllented c .. l.and held her OWIL If,. classic, oomedring you alVIaJISenjoy ",".!ching. 152 TWEEls'l" lW292 TWEEls:ry. 155/292 I loved Notiinghill because tbe movie was full ofmimy emotions. It made you feel bappy after seeing-it. I enjoyall of ber movies. I see them even if thecritics dish the movie. Hsheis in a movie I know her perfumIance will be worth seeing. Her Oscar was ''ff'f worthy ofher as she \\'lIS of it. Her Oscar was a long time corning. I'm sure we Can all look forward to many more grear 'films to come end ber always Oscar winuing performance, Julia, Roberts is not only beautiful, but .sbeeaeones the characters she plays '0 "ell, that she can almost bring us to team, __ almost, H I hada chance to meet Julia, I would also !hank her fur always thinI:ing of the pooT aad ihe needed After the disaster inNew Yolk and Pennsylvania, her face looked the sincerest of ill of !he stars, Also', I hUm on the-news that Julia ga,'e $2'milliro as a tribute. Recenffy, you 'pleaded at us oongres' fa- money on achildren's disease, 'IhanI: Julia for helping wittrsech a kind heart especially during a time when so many have lost so, nnrehl I know thaf!hey appreciate your support end thonghtl'ulness, Julia, (E-;S:JYID: S1.7. This ta a 5 ~1!5~ Topic: 91 Hlhad the opportunity to sit down and meet one ofmy idols or heroes, I could oome np with himdi-eds of questions to find Out what they did to get wha:e they are, rut in' particular- I like to' have asked Helen Keller, what 'would she-hal.., made of the technology availeble today to blind end deafblind individuals? Sudti. Julia Roberts;a pretty woman and America's sweet heart, and she is the star fhat I deli.nilelywmt to neetfhe most, (E=ym".) When Helen Kaller was nineteen months old, a sences illness almost tool: her Wi>_ She survived the disease had left her both blind and deaf Her education coetributed to her first teacher, Anne SuUiWIl. Anne taiJghl Holen to finger_speIl, andmaaagefo let her unda:.t:md fuememingof words. Imagine how bard d is for" per.son both_blind and deaf to relate words with real world objects, althoogb slie never had a chance to see those objects ! Topic: 91 Another teacher Mary Swift Lamson who over the coming year w as to try and teach Helen to speak: This was oomething that Holen de.ptralia, Sooth America, Europe and AJiica Her hard work and achievemffits was widely.recognized tbroughrut the world, and abe 'was .dmOwledged as "!be Miracle Worker"_ H loould ask a famous peP.lon one question, I would like to ask the world famous scientist Li Sigumg if O\II city could build. ,tame or monnment to bonor him. Because I think that he definitely deserves to be hollered in S01Iltimulate our children to model this famous scientist-and push themselves to .tudy berd But I hav-e to ask his permission The famous geologist Zhao Sigmmg had made-great ecbieveeenrs in geology, One ofhis famous diaccvesies 'is tha:I be reaewedfbe continental drift tbeory in China, By applying his new theory into practical we, protector> have been eXploring a lot of erode oil wells and precious mineral sitesia china, These discoveries hal" beco promonng our iodositrie, greatly and.therefore IIIlIde himfamou.s_both in our country end in the world we need 10 honor himfor these achi,,_, There are, lot of ways to honor" famous scientist Iike Li Sigu:mg, such as to _blisb anextra holiday, to name. meet after his 'mine besides buildiog' '1aIue crmonnnem, Howecer, establishing a new holiday will involve a seies of legislative proc= and there is alTeedy a street thatis called after his IIlIIDe in our city_ The left choice is, to \mild a statae or monnment to honor him Besides, 00 was bora in om city_My city 'is his hometown. So, I iIiink nothing can be more appropriate to honor him than to build. _ or mo:oument After the statue or mronment having been built, our ~er,g_rations offue city ClIII model him more easily. Our children lire U>Ila!Jy to snow this famous geologist from books and magazines, or bearing his name from theil: teaches, It is a little more difficult for our children to adore him because ill tbe stories abont the famous people lire seemed to be similar to one another. From building a statue or rno~ to honor him, obildren can look up to him anytime and know that he was bom in fue city and just standing over there, This will stimulate them to study bard and bope tbeIrneJveS to-be as famous as himin the futnre, Oeeall, ifl bed the opportunily to ask • famous per.son one question, I would really want to know if our city could build a statue or IDonumenttn hrmcr Li Sigeang, We really should honor him fur his achieieneats and his potential positive effect upon our children. However, he is too modest 'a peP.lou So, I have.to ask him about tliis qaestion and hope thai he will "'Y "yes" to me, If Helen Ketler were, hem tcdey her life would !lIldm1btedly have been oomplelely different Her hfeloog'dream was to be able to talk, "'mething thot.he was neva-really able to master. Tod'J' the teaching methods exist that would have bflped Holen to realize this dream What would Helen have made of the technology availeble today to blind lI!lddeafbbod incmidwds? Teclmology of tooay bas enabled blind end deaf blind people, lil:eJ!eIen, to .cennmmicate directly, and independentl)', with anybody in !be wodd, (E_mlO") Topic: 92 There is DO denyirrg the' fae! that whether to choose, place that have the same weether all year long" or a place where the weather changes several times • year is a popular topic Mllch'is nmch talked about, Althongb it seems that norrnally we cannot ten which one outweigh tbe other between tbeseswo kinds of pia ces, they deserve sorne close e!I1IIIIinalion. H three criteria were taken into account, I would prefer Iiving_in areas where the weatber changes several times a yeor to living in places that have the same """ther '" climate all year loog_ Tbere ending on seasons; However, wearing various clothes, looking at others" fashion, and feeling the change of seasons is very interesting fur me, Thirdly, ~ of seasons isgeedforom,bealth_ When winter cones our body's metabolism slows down, and when oummer come, it speeds ttps.sc that om bodycan _ a good ih:ythn:L Also hould Jearn how to 00 a good roommate, basically , Believe or not; dormitoiy life is, a extremIy happy thing, 'Yon make new ftieads, experience. independeoe, difficulties and enjoy the freedom But ill of these are base on your behaves as a good roommate. For fuese, reasons, I prefer to live in areas that beve several changes of'weather, Only these tbree reasons eiiD make It person draw the conclusion that living in areas that have season ebangee is better, not to mention there are more .. FIrslJy;you should !mow bow to respect people, Not only your roommataalso people around YOlL It is tbe most important filcJorin our commmications. Whatever what is yom background, yon are the SlIIIle asyour roommates, you goy. lire allequal, To respect yourioonimate, respect theil: religions and cultures. Do not laugh at enthetic people or racism. That is mde end stupid We' should respect what God created for us, Besides, you must respect your roommates' privately, everyone:have righlto ba\", their secret._ (E=ym '01) Topic:, 93 AI first glance it ,eems '''''Y difficult fur us to define what are the impornmt qualities of. good roommate. However, after serious comiderations. VIote can see fuat 11IIrlH most cin::umstarJ.CeS, iI good roomIllllt" sheuld at le", have the fulIowing three qualities_ Take your duty lI!ld re;ponsibility_ Y wean ""t ingere lI!ld think .brut those ,are negbgibIe_ Do DOt \i,od to ask your mlI1eS to do things what you' hav" to do_ R.member, D,O one willlil:e • lazy and irresponsible roorrun>te. Jn general, you should help to cleaning, pnt ,litter begs to dllSth",p., put things back after)'''' """d ,To 00 quitewben others are stndying, take care of your men i.,another factor 1iDlIlIql_ In addition, Yon are one ofIneIllbero of your domIiiory_ Do nothideyonrselfbelllnd, yon are liuIdyofyoorm<>IIlIIIlIliis_ Try to ,bareyoor ideas, ~ of study and life, yom heppin= etc. And yoolisten to your matesexperienoe as well Take'care of your motes You dormitr.l' will 00 lively then. First of all, • 'good IOOIIIID2te should be open and "illing tn CODlIIIUDicate_ There are al""l" is""" regarding rent, bills, food .. d heusehold doties, goestl, privacy, noises, shacing and borrowing, to name , few, lI!ld interestlll!ld bobbies'o[roommates, are not al""l" the identical There will alwal'~ be conflicts 3IIlO1I!\ roommate .. When problem'."r conflic!s orise, JOOIDID3!es nmst openly di,,,,,,, the i,sne and quickly reach,' ",lulion tn the proolem In addition,. socces.ful roommate sitillltion require' go'ed cODIImInicatiOlL Take lim< to talk frequerdl)' 10 each other, chatting with eochother helps keep np the basic relationship which can prmida the un:deJpinning for a hermonious oelstionship. Therefore open and willing to ""rIlIIIIlnicate is the 1in!t important quality of a good roommate All in all, as long a. 1'00 enjoy your dormitory life, got "en with your friends, then you should be,a ,good JOODIIDaIe_ Whale<,,- what yon expaiences, those of them will be , beautiful memorial of yourr .. ! ofWi>, JRYIT, (Essay ID: 493. This. ig 31 :) poaLm Ianding. A good roommate ander:stands what)'ou need; He is , good friend lI!ld a good listener, lI!ld offer)'ou help when you need it Of C will be peaceful and enjoyable_ Ils we may see IIDm the oheve examples, dancing is an integilil part ofmanycultures_ OfC, but IlIllIIlJ' people in our society still find dancing an enjoyable form of_lI!ld art Yoongpoopje,go fo disoo ",ith their friends to release theil: .....-gies, and they find dancing • good wa), !o reJax ,and make frie","" Older people dence together as , social even! and • good m= of exfITise Jn oddition, IlIllIIlJ' peoplego'to tl:teotres to 'onjoypa:formanees ofbellet and modem dan=_ EnjoJUIgthose beauJ:i:ful dancing, IIl!lsic ,and oostumes in , dlI!lee performance, ~lIIl gWe us • beauJ:i:ful experiimoe, lI!ld help 'm; develop _eciation of art, .. d'enrich our ofler work Wi>_ Topic: 93 The important qrnilitie. of, good roomate We become more indepen experience while live without families. but your 156 TWEEl,'l" 15&1292 TWEEls:ry. 1591292 In conclusion, no one em dIl be cured by gettiDg awa y from the work. We may never make cceaact willi. whatever other species tbere may be out there in space_ EVa] so, there are still two v -ery practical and positive consequences (if ~ exploration. One is: a certainty and the otler ie a possibility. The certainty is medical research. Yes, we COIl oondUct research bore tin earth But mnchofthe research done in space.fbr esajnple, im the effects of gravity on bonemarrew, is making a differencein medicine here on Earth. When we de research in 3pilCe" we also Jearn more about spiu:e explor.ilim:L Also, many of the. .inventions that were deVeloped for space travel have been adapted to good use on Earth_ The.possible consequence of 'Paoe exploration is finding mother planet bnman beings COIl colonize.Overpepulatiea is • huge problem on oould be angry ilt me or vice versa, Here, 1he-rute·furst:ress"istalking about the problem and being·wi.th my friends. Unlike work, you =~ walk "-""'Y from yoor fiiendi Stress I cause myself is also not '0 .,.sy to get'rid of If I feel bothered by en exam or anxious about the future, 1here is very ·little for me to do'. I just hove .to tell IIlJ"'eIf that I can cinly do my best and leave the rest up to fate. It is impertant to try to Iead a. stress-flee life. If yon cm avoid stress by walkiDg """y from it (like at work), taIking through it (like with yom friends) or firing it beed on (like ",i1h yourself), your bealfh, personality and relationships will benefit. (Il=ym 105) Topic; 96 In today's society, everyday we may face scmekmd of'stress and difficulties from work, school OJ family.ln order to escape them; people have dill'ereni methods. Some read, some eaercise, while, others worl: in thfir gardens, From my point of view, I would like to use differ"" W3J" ocoording 1D different stress. Topic: 97 'some communities have ~ided! to base evaluations of teachers on students' test scores. U's these evaluations thai determine Imw much teachers will be paid. I drin~ think fuis i s a very good idea forseveral reasons. Past, the stress from work and school maybe the most oommon stress, In fuis cjrcumstance, llike to listen to. 011";", especially some inspiring IIIlJSic. When I appreciate i4 I can transiently forget thoseuepl ...... 1hiDgs and let my beed sober. After listeningto those inspiring IIIlJSic, I feel that I am frill of enoomogo overoomiog difficulities. Then I ",ill calmly ana1yre my circumstance and lind the "''1 to solve problems. . Ifmy stress come from my family or my friend!{ IDe esemple, .some mi"'_g and squabbles}, 1 think that the best way to erase fuis stress is a siaere conversation, I will positively converse Willi my relataes and friends. I hope that I can know what is their opinion and also, Ie; them HIlderstand me. I feel fhat when we rmderstandeach otber.ellconflict will disappear. Pirst of all, ifteacheB' salaries are goiDg to be based on how much sIlJ_ learn, then some teachers willstart to teach their students only what they need to get high test scoresThis means that ._em. will miss out on • lot of education fhat cent be measured on a test For instance, one of the best metheds to help students uaderstanda subject is encouraging them to discuss it. A common practice is to divide the class into groups, have each group discuss the SI1bj ect, and then have them report bock to the \\hole class, This kiniI of shared learning can Iead to • fuller understanding. It also teaches students how to discuss and debate ideas. However, it doesn't supply fact. to show off on. test In a word, everyone can lind the best way taaris suitable for hiImelfi'her>el[ But conservation and appreciating ri:w.sic. are the most suitable for me to erase stress. Another problem With basing teachers' salaries on how much their students learn is that teachers may ignore students who have learning difficulties. Some students learn more slowly than otbers and need more personal attention, IT. teacher is worried about tests, he may feel he has to push the majority of the students to cram facts, That effort will take ill hi. time. He won't be able to 158 159 1001'192 161i'l92 help the Jess .ble students. me. It', true 1here are teachers who ''burn out' after many year'. teaching and just don't care how mnch their students ieam, Bas.i.ng, their salaries on fueir stud.enls' test scores ilIlay improve tl::ieii" efforts, However, it', not fair for the ""jority of teachers. They deserve and need to bi;_jndged by other criteria. Topic: 98 IT I were asked to send one thiDg represeIIling my country to an international exhibition, Td send somethiDg unexpected; one week's worth of television progmmning, These pro_ would bact represent my country. They show Imw tcecmzens ofmy country live and what they think and feel . Topic: HIO I realize that ifs important ro stay up to dale With oar technology. So much, like om spare end defense programs, depends on it I've also rem that we shouldn't let other geverumeats get ahead of oars.in the raoe for better tecanclcgy. This oould eventually put us at a disadsantage and om m.ole economy could saffer. Despite ill this, 1 think om: government 'hmild spend WI taa dojlars on mere basic, items before it get.; into fbebasiness of.developing computer !e<:hnology. We have '0 many problems iii ocr.society, and it seems every solution needs money. For instance, we tall.: about getting people cffwelfare. To do that we need mOney to. give them jobs until they 'can support themselves. That means support trainiDg, day care for fheir children, and probably a' monthly rent subsidy. All "fthose 1hiDgs ClIII costbandreds of millions of dollars. However, ifwe could sefce it major. problem like that, wouldn't it ImproVe our society even more than De~' tedmology'! Another problem is that om transpcrtaticn system is filling apart, Bridges have cracks iii 1hem_ Higbways buckle, Accidents happen because of these.preblerns. We shouldn't put money inlo imprm-ing a computer chip 00aJ we have basic needs like these, The dramas on televisiori are·very realistic. They show hew people-in dif'fffint parts of the oountry go about thfir daily lives. They show how' they eam their li\'iDg'_ bew.tbey deal with crime,. and Imw they interact Wi1h each otber, The dramas ""'0 show how people iii vanous OCOMmit gr""l" dress, >Waf kinds ofheuses they live in, and what kinds ofedncatioa their children receive. The comedies iildicale what people in my country think is finmy. E_lliDugh the sitaations are exeggereted, they reflect how my culture: deals With very bane human situations, People everywhere _ fulling in love, raising • family, aod earning alivin& Besides, \\hy should.the government be in the business of develcpiag technclogy? Aren't ther e. =..ru very >IJCOeSSfuI ooiporations doiogjul;" the forest; which is the main habitat 'of the i'llrioos animals, has been destroj'ed More and more wild :mirnaI. fa"" the danger of ex!inction because of the sboruge of hobitds. Therefore, there are more basio tlrings that • SIICC=ful government should do soch .s keeping the water dean, keeping the iIir fresh, and keeping the :mirnaI hoallhy. . If I did want to·choose my own roommate, I'd first pick some candidates from the lisl supplied by the UID1ieriity. Then,I'd -..--rite., themlliiil they'd wiite.bacl.:.. Throughmn letters, we'd-lind out if we· shared common :inieresbi,. such as· sports or DlO\rl.es_ Mote iIllp(Irtantly~ we'd find out nVi ... e"liked ing!be """'" 1hiDgs in om free time. Becau.e ofmy imreshgation, I'd probably go! someone oompatihIe wi1ll me. Ifs. lot of work to go' throngb, though. Besides, the pioces, oJ lindiDg s:imilar.interests isn't 'all that dill'ereni from wbat the mIi,'eIsity does. TIj-ing to predict whom I'm going to·get lIlong With is not a "",,,",e. I migh! choose 'tillD, which ",illbenefit their people a'lot and benefit them ins!ant:meoosljr . 160 161 TWEEl,'l" TWEEls:ry. 163/291 From whaf I have discussed abeee, '''''''IJ'ODO can see that fuere are more things a government should do 1ban buying computer; such as Ilro!ecting 1be eevironmeat'and impro;ing the public """;00. Therefore, I think a successful goverllIllent'should speed more IIlOIIeY on thO basic demands ofthm people im_ of spending asm""h llI!IIiOy as !>oo,jb]" on developing or buying computer technology. lern l'm sloppy, Thai', why I like to use macbiees to do my wrn:k rather than do thingJ; by hmd.· Machires can be creative, precise, and efficient. Most people _ that you can Lsaid, Iui sloppy, but I like neatness, 'Ihafs why I prefer to use machioes:. mDIIeIs that lire DeCeSSaJ}' for machine-made IWIIIllficturin- Fcresample, in baud-made pottery making, people caD wmk out their DeW'design III any tine. In macbino-made manufacturing, however, moile!s have to be deeelopedin advance, and .fterward all finished products bas ed on one model beve completely same looks. If. dilfereut look needed, people nws! devise another model first. Moreover; there ore still senethings cannot beprcduced by maclrim; because ofoo matched models, . (Il=ym 190) Topic: lin I agree that school should ask students evahite their teacbers.Thee'are threereescns; The first, the educatinon is a acfivity that communicete each other. The information that _ evaluate is given to their teacher, The teacher can impro\-e their education skill by this jnfortnation, If there are no evaluated information bystudon1, the education activity become nniIIIIeriiI.cti"ity_ The _ spread thoir inf'oimation to stcdeets, but the students" informations reflects back to teacher are "eI}' few, The evaluation-can help teacher in:Ipr"'''' the their skill from time 10. time. Machines are also mote efficient rm too tired to pick up the plIo"" and see wbc is calling me. My =wering macbineim1 tired If; ""'''')I' on duty. It doesn't gel tired, upset, cr mcody. I can dinly,they sbouId protect their rights for themselves. WheD they find the eduCa.tionai skill of the teacber ia bad, they llIlIJ' have school changed the teacher inDmnedietly_ In • word, I agree this point that students evaluate their teacher, Topic; 1111 In general, there are two ways of making products, one is by hond and the other is by machine. It is 1lJIdeniable that products csn be mannfacmredeasilyand efficiently by machine dire to. ,imply repealed operations. Bitt for me, I prefer band-made ID=i for their features of indi\~ acceptability, and flexibility. . F_ of all hand-madeprcducta are mere personal, Take l>irtbdirJi cards as example, instead same picture. on selling cards in the market, the well-d!osen images on a self-made cards, such as people's own photos, surely distinguish the card from those selliug ones Owing to the uniqueness, . the self-designed card will be of gr."ter. value for the person who receives it What's """",_-things made by hand are litter and more suitable. This can be seer from the story of ordering formal clotliee, sl!ch as IDOII'S suit and lady', ~ dress, the ready-made kind, of whi-ch actualty. aeeasy to find in fashion sbops. Needless' 10 SliJI hewoften famous figures, like Princess Diana.visit ivadm.ido known fiishiOIl de;igners. Nowadays more and more oMinmy people go fur tailor-made clothing rather than l>uy those machine-made chillies from market simply because tailors can make clothing precisely according. to em!"",,"'. measurement and their own' styles. Obviously, fitness aud snirabilily are what tho", people care _ most, Finally, J'TOducing items by baud is more flexible. It releases people IIDm being confioed by "orne Topic: H12 I think it's a good idea fur schools to ask students 00 evaluate their teachers. This informs teachers of how students relict both to thmteeclriDg inethods and 00 them as individl13ls. Teachers can weigh tho criticisms aud change what they think needs 00 be changed, Praise from srcdents is also valuable. II can reinforce teachers' opinions _ how they're teaching and give them confidence. It'. also helpful fur """001 administrators to bear what snideats think aboultheir teachers.Hkeeps administrators in _ with whal', geing on in the school. It also gives them some idea ofwbich re!iOhers eIfectively reach the students. However, good ~ know that·student evahrationsneed to be reviewed with. keen eye fo.-projmfice·aud adolescem attitudes. Aft", all au evahiation is a good way for students to get hack at teachers Mw ""J"'Ct more of them fhan they wani to give. Eval'uilling teachers is also a good exercise for. the smdeaa. They beve to organize their thoughts aboutwhat they think oftbeirteachers.In thliI way, theypinpcinl for themselves wbar they expect of'those teachers. They begin to understand what they calue in. teacherand what is p.tiony or useless. EvaIua.tiug their teachers is alsoa way fur students to _ ebout bow they would """""'te tbemseh'",_ Are 1bey working as bard as fuel' should in ,lius7ls that why their teachers ""'._ critical of their work7 Isn1that whIIIa teacher should do-push no totry 162 163 16t!192 165/292 harder? Thi1Iking about these-things" cMrbelp students do better in class, At the '''''Y Jeast, !hay wilIllIIrleIStand better what is expected ofthem. Siuden! eeajuatioes of teachers also make ,_ feel as if they hav e a voice in what haps' in their schools.It makes them feel as ;ftbey're pau of the education processwhen their opinion is vahred byfue administration Finally, it teaches 1beru responsibility. fumiing machine toniake crops ,tIongIy grow, the oven to bake 1be delicious bread, the maclinie 10 produce cloth, the scientist, will be 'Wrecillled', praised aud thanked to. Because we can DOt live without food and' clotbes but can the srticles. (Il=ym 1.2) Thearticles and the artists are only the taIking topics while we sitting in front of1be furnace, having coffees aft", - mOOing something. the idea that solve the problem in a science method or 1001: fill help of scientists, spark at first in om mind. For example, a complex and confused math subject makes me eKtremeIy exhausted, the first and only thing I want is • calculator which can work itoat by pressing a few buttons in seconds. Meanwhile, my favorite Bach, Mozart, 5hakOspeare and their articles are ill out ofmy mind and have DO bell' with it . Theretore, the signilic'aru:e of the scientists !Illlong the,contributiona for _ beiiIgs is more considerable than that of artists because the scieacehas the superiority that the art can-not surpass in the basic life cf'people. (Il=ym4'"-) Topic: 103 A1though'bonesty, inteIligeuce, and a sense ofbnmorare ill wortmvhile cbaracreristics, I feel the most importmt o~ in life to have is sensitivity, A sensitive pernon is aware of bimIherself and the w.}'!heir actions affect ethers. A sensitive person kno",~ the place cfboresty, intelligence, and. sense of humor, Henesii' is lIot "'Ways the best pc!icy_ There is ",icb • thing ... wbite lie. YOll dhn't warrt to insult .omeo:ne·by 'Il}.mg that !herr DeW dres, doem1 fif properly or that you wonldn't Ii,,,, in their new houreiffueypoid you Younwst be sens:iti,,,, to wbeu d is 1Ieces.ary to tell the trutbaud when il is retta- kl tellil white lie. Topic: 1114 Inte1lige.nce is a wonderfulfuing to liave,-but.uot ill intelligent people nse!heir intelligence sensitively. You oon't ",ant to >haW off and make others feel stupid. You must l>e .ensitive to the reactions of the people aroone! you Itmigbt beawropriate for you to .dmitthet you have the . right anSwer, l>ul:in SOlDO cases, you might have to say, "1_ this is the answer, \mf we inigbt WIIIlI to check it" A sen.sitil1e pa:son Wlluld IIOt make someo:ne else look dnmb. A sense o.fbmoor is oIway. valllOd. Di_ people, however, langb at different things, You don't WIIIlI to make someon would make "'irryone feelCOOlfurtable. A """itive paron undonrta:nrls thet _le are different aud that the valu", ofbone;ly, intJe ohcienfist is grossly greeter. To li"", the most basically living requirement is food, clo1hes aud place to live, wbich their ontire source'is the ilItelIigenfinvenl:ions of the !cie serious profes>ionals, while' artists are sometime.s viewed· as" flaky, i:ire,.sp for lhe IIiSt melhod, it is mt in my consideration for I do not think one can do sogood job like lhaJ "'Jl"CI be has ever do some professional !raining in long run. Living off-campus, however, is • defiuiIe ..w.m.ge far older students. Finding an aparuneit, dealing with leases aIKl the landlord', regulatiom, 'ooolIndent" (illay m 104) Topic: 106 Topic: 1M There.are man}' differ'eul types of trnnsp I would probably have to speofhow more preferable. & far '" Lam concerned, I have.to declare myself as one of'these who agree lhaJ higher education should be 0_ to allthe students. Among countless factors which inlInence my choice, fhere are three cuaspicnous aspects Iisted' as foIlov.-~_ The first and foremost cause for my propensity is that ill ,tudenls should have fue same oppornurily to attain • finlher chance of studying. Boin equally asall of us, it is impartial that we all can approach, belter<>nding profit fi'em it. investment Is it • truth 1het each studeIII 'Who receives hi.gb.ereducatiori can evaIDllilly become a qualified gI"adl.1:m who can .find·a suitable place in the society? Moreover, offering higher education to every _t will result in tIie decrease of lhe educ.tloual efficiency_ SllPl'Ose that if''''~'''''''Can go to rollege'wilheut arI}'Jestru:ti"m, lhe6impus will be crowd.ed, 1he library will'!lave I"" space fur,nl_ and lose its """",",,,,_ Teach ... have to faj" hur!dred; of bea&; in lhe claOIDlOIlL Wecmildo.l expect any good educational qnalily from soclt ronditiOIL To sum up., a higher edocaiion is never a.,olutely jmt • dream of lhe ,tudent. wilhout • terrific IWIIk. Lt ;. a dllim:mIa fus the p1IbIio to choose fiDm the two object opinions because they are frmn tm;o to time confused by the seemingly good qualities of lhe thinking that higher education i. avaiIablemeretyto good students but neglect the gerinir>ely good qualities of!hetrue one_ From lhe ilIotors presented ""'""', I.strongly oommit to the notionlllat a further education should be rendered more widely and openly_ (illaym "0) Making higher education available to good students, 0Il1he olher'hmd, i, no donbl an eflioien! "'Y - Limiling lhe quality of lhe stu_, is like selecting good ninieral Source. Only locating lhe, miner in. pote_ place can we get what we '""'fi1 like jo."schoo~ volunteering, aIKll:ra1ie!ing to olher parts of the worl&They'vedone a lot of le:uning in their live~ and you em me it to decide what you w:mt to do wilh yoors. In some cases., lhere' .• no real ruhatilu.te for pawualeaporience. FOT example., I really don't like to make presentatiollS in class_I know ru make mistakes, even iffm lhorrughly prepared aIKl know all about my topic. Notmng but eaporienre can help me deal v.iih the nen'OUSnes.1 feel_I know lhaJ the feedbad: I get from the teacher and from the other studenls will help me learn from the", 16S 169 TWEEls'l" 17QI292 TWEEls"),, 1711292 mistakes. At least fm·confi_ iha!.the next class preseateuoa I make will be nmchbetter taan the last one., In the end,,11Irink that the best way 10 Ie am ohont life is by experiencing it firmhmd_ No one else am teach yon haw to get aioog, with other peepfe, how to reoIisticaIly judge your own abilities, or how to understandwao YOll are. Yon can only learn these things by dealing with sinaticnseoery I'Dt. What kind of. school is i!'1 It could be a school where children sit at their desks all day long memorizing dates ani! facts. Or it could be. school \\here the teacher help' the children Ieam what they want te learn. I think the second kind is a lot better for a child than the first kind. I have a lot to learn in life, so I want as many people as po,sible ro help me. I wan! II lot of fiiends to show me haw 10 have a goad time. ru do the ,arne for them. (E=yIDc202) SiroilIIdy, what kind of play lire we talking .OOlIt? The child could be alone all day long watching television, _ could make biro or her bered ani! looely. Or the child ooold be involved in groop activities with neighbOIhood children of the"""" .ge, which ooold help lIirn or her learn how ro get along with others I think bo-tli ,study and play are valullhle, so I moold prefer 10 send my child ro II school where fuere is :a combina:ti.oIl!. I think il variety of activities mak,es: learning ,easier for myone at my age.. Topic: Il2 (E=yIDc20') There i. mnch discussioo .OOve when should children begin 10 study? Some people think that children. ,hould ,>tart leIIming lIS eDiy lIS pas.ible. Other people, however, argue that yoong children. could begin to study IIIIe. As fur as I am coooerned, yoong children should spend most of their time playing ani!..,t begin studying too early. Why do ,ome people think that children ,shook! begin 10 ,study early'? For one thing, children lire very good at learning because they have good memory ani! occept new things quickly. If they WIlSIe their time when they are yorrog, they probably need to spend mnch more time in leIIming Topic: Il3 The first adamtage ofhaving a new niIlvemty boilt in my ""mnnmity would be the jobs it woold bringrothe ""mrnniIlty. Initially, the jobs would be those ""nnected with the actoal hnilding of the univ"",ity ,trucfures, SIlch .. brick IayeB and carpent",. Once the building:s were cODJPletad, the jobs would be these on the CllDlpus itself. Those would include teocher.!, ollke worke.-., Cl1>IDdians, and hOrarims 172 173 TWEEls'l" 1741292 TWEEls:ry. 175/292 Net all of tbe people the unreersny m,,;(j would i!lready be 1!leIIlb= of Ihe rommmrily, so that would mean a let ofnew people oomlng to town, Of COUfSe., . a tot of :students·Would coree too, Two advantages cf'newpeople in lown would be more taxpayers and a more diversepopnlaticn Wi1b more people poying taxes, there would bemnremnney for schools, libraries and oilier commmrily needS. Wilh. more diverse population, there would benew stores; new restaurants (tc serve difI'wing wa)~. Firstly, the family is the·first school a child should enter.There be learns and is t.ugbllIDw to JeamJt is safe to say that the character of. """"n is determined in hi. childhoodand when it is the family which 10 n:i.ke the detesmination, Sewndly, a good fmIily will affurd good edacatioa for. tho cliild, Now mere and more Chinese family realize the importance of educationsorra even make'thirecialdrea study in foreign countries.All this is unehoo sa ble fer tlie child,that is, the·family has the undeniable.influence on tbe young .duli . Thirdly, when 1he child is in his young adult, the family still playsa important inlItience on him Fer instance, I olw'l"!eel !be expectation ofmypareets and struggle III favor them Which is. hard work, but I still think it is naturally that 1, as a 'OD, Sbould meet·the especation of them. Thus, !he·family is really a strocg inJIu<,nce on the young I make the fmIily !he important irIfhreno. doesn't deny that the role of friends on the young adults. Onjy that m"oo,'ro!e is not as important as the family: Of course, there would also be disadvantages. More people living in !he con:m:nmity could mean more houses being built. 'There would be more traffic on the streets, With tbecombination ofnew residents and students who bring !heir cars. PIw;, more people would ""' en mere public services would be needed These-services could include """'}'Ihing from trash collection to rwre schools III hold alI1he children of tho new residents. New services might-mean local-taxes would have 10 . go "1', even though there would be more axpayers.. Am1her.disam..mage ie that the personality of our community would change, It would go from being a place where e1ieryoody knows everybody else to-a place where a lot of people are strangers. It would become a place with a lot of short-term residents, like the """"","Iy etudeits, who migbl not care as much abeul1he town. Communities always change over time, .. though,.andoverall I like.tfe atrncspbere of a "college IDWIL "A new tmivenily would bring a lot of challenges, but I think IT would be worth it (Il>;>ym""'J (E-;S:JYID: 26i. This ta a 5 ~1!5~ Topic; 114 Topic: 115 Although friends make an impression on your life,: they do not ha". 1he """",influence that your family has. Nothing is as important to me as my family. From them, I leamedeaerjthing that is importliIl1llearnedaoout trust, azuhition, .... d love, Yom family is with you forever, They are IIOt going to leave you because they find another daught'" they like better. They are not going to leave you because they think yon ore roo much trooble .. A family is permanent, \\hiIe friends come and go. Your parents are your mle models. They will _go.yon to do your best, to push ),0111>eIf, and to improve yoorself. Friends ",-.01 you to 'Illy the same; they don't w .. 1 yon 10 be different A family is ambitious for you Friends-are not. Bota leisure time ... d working time form!he whole parts of roe's lif e. Here leisure time has a broad definition. Because of its import:moe, people moo the dilemma wh" yon because you heve a new car or because you go out with ·them·on Satunlajo~. A family loves you. Friends only like yoo_ Wl1bmrt my famal', i wouldn't know whet 10 do: I wouldn't fuel as secure. I migbl not hove the ambition to go III school. I probably would be. afraid 10 love. My family is nry greatest inlIuenre. It is true that there are some advantages about not planning for the leisure time, but I would . . explain • few important "'OSOIlS why I prefer 10 plan far it The main reason is that pImning for il corefully can avoid a lot of troubles. To illustrate this, there is an e:" strong foundatieas, but no one em ignore the added convenience and satisfaction.offered by planning for it Suchexperience will 174 1761192 J77/292 de:liniteJy bebeJpful in one', later life anything. If you gel bored, yru migbl even full asleep while you're Iiitening! When you're actively participating in something. you're more likely III my alert . Dverall, whout this or that activity. Before we know R, half the day is gone. Ifwe·deci w _ epian, We canjustl ea ve tbe hause and walk around end see "What catches om attention, Often, this is bow we discover places. we neeerkrew _ .. We mightend up doing something we never thougbI ~d try. We might just happen 10 find ourselves outside a new bookstore 0.- • bowling alley and go in on • whim, because wehave some free tine, Someone wbc is diffureitt from yo~ wrin!t have the-same reaction to simations. This can be a big belpIf ycme thekiodofperson who gets very impotien! waiting for your meal in. restaurant, it helps to hove someonecalm With yoo_ Yoor mi.id can help you keep your tenper -, lfyou're a lilll. timid about standing up fur yourself a mere as sertsse fnead cen help yon develop a .little more self-respect. It', nice ifwe can have the best of both worlds. We can plan our free time activities filr one d'J' of tlte weekIlISIilf and that there is enespended world ill fr.ont of yo,,- AJl of these result from that you have the courage to' change yourself For the reascrrs.preseeted above, F moogly eomzait te'die notion !batch:mge 1IlIIk", om lives colorful and trains us 10 adapt.to our ,,1lII find·us at }u)me and when we are free, 'Ibis makes visiting easier .. Topic: na There is a _ ollnese prceerb says., "The world is so big thai it inclOOtayi:og the same bas e 101 of adcanteges, bull will explain some importanl reeaoas m.y I prefer to dWIge. In modem ,Ociety, the world is dWIgIDgin",,,'Y mimite Ifwe dc not change. hOw can we keep pare with the world? A small ex>mpIo could give',;,me light to this point: Scme youngpeople like traveling from-one place to another. New experiences could jet them understand the world fblly. Another equally significant'_age of changing is that we caneapkne our talents better and deeper. Some people like tochange jces. They believe that new job. can give them chances to understand tcemselves and choose one is the most suitable for them Take Chanoo: fOT example, bebad been. courtier,' soldier. an.ambassedor and alegislator. Finally, he became the noted writer. In Ctability of a household ronIi:ne suits me better. I . thin!< that while most people need a minimum amo1lIll of secor:ity, the", whe depend on you often IIlIIke a difrerence in yo", lifestyle. (E:;s:JyID: 2.12 , Topic: na living ill this world, people.seep difI'eruIt.ruIesimil preference to their life .. Some people prefer to experience wbat they 00 not knew, some choose tc regular their life endeajoy the quiet, Obviously, no '"'" is wrong, while as fur me, n:ry personal opinion is ennilar with the fonner. ConsiderIDg all !lie factors, we will find out Ihat1he·advllIllllges of changes outwe:igh'_ of staying the same. Both views have strong foundations, but D.O One could ignore the convenience and satisfaction offered by change and new experiences. Such experienres will definitely be helpful in one's later Iife_ Ill' pcsitively ch:mgIDg their life people CIIIl enrich their knuiol~ek fur from the change of their jnth suicide is very senoasly, and inv-estigatihop.malkel. We ,choose·the attractive.package, same, we feel close with a stranger dress in proper clothes. T" this extent, clctles reflect.our special national custom end culture. These reminds mot at our customs, personal discrimination; and occupations. Calvin Kelen is famous for his simple style that defines the aware! of the whole American yonng generation in the early Wth camuy _ We also lind tbat people in di_ occupations wear differeDt!y_ Bank employees., bcsinesssren usually dress in d.ID: suit since they shruld 000 clients reliable impressions. Teachers wear nice clothes that let their snideat feel kindly Track to the long InIman hi~, our predecessor have developed the complete clothes system From the primitive leather to elaborated modem urehd, clothes offer lIS the ch:moes Ie, express. Our nnique 11ie>vs and show us the oolmfullife_ So 00 you consider 1hatbuy " nice ""parel fur YOllIself when go oul'_ time? @>;ayIDo""_"" by_Billyaf""",.T"""",gk.oow) Topic: 120 I disagree with the statement that the decisions people make quickly are ajways wrong. However, I think those decisions prebahly tum out to be wrong more often than carefully mode decisions do. Usually, fast decisions are based 011 what we tall om "gntreactices," or feelings we 1m..,. about. situation Sometimes fhese gut reactions are.based on good sense backed byesperiecce, rut sometimes: they're based on nonsense or poor reasoning. Topic:. 119. People 00 beha,,,, differently depending on what they are wearing_ The reason i. not became they have dWIged, bnt recause people', ,eactions 10 them basch:mged Let's ,ay you're at ",OJk·anoJ the boss calli y<>n to his office and tells yon there's a big project that needs 10 be mile, He think, you're the bestpersca fer the job, but he needs en.answer from you on the spot: He hasn't told }1>U what the project is, but you make the quick decision to accept, '!'his is the right quick derision, because you're bosing it on a lot of fact"",·!hat will occur to y<>n later. One is tbaf it wouldn'tlllllke sense fur the boss 10 .ok you to do something he .didn1thin!< yeu could handle. That would only lnIrt his business. Phis, doing • good job n wmJldn't How 00 you know when ifs okay to IIlIIke • quickdecii:ion? You fu"", 10 be able Ie guo'" .t the possible benefits ,= thepossihle dang=.lfifs. small decisiOn like where to go to hmch, .WID cares~ H",,-.- ifmywhole future were at slake, fd '.iant as IIlIlclt time '" I oould get to thin!< "houliL "Certain doth~ are "appropriate fur oertain sit:uatioos_ ~ IJ:¥ill C3Ii \Vear. a suit to WQIk and :it woman can ,,_ soIlE1hing professionallookmg like a sI::irt and jacket .. Topic: no Wbeu ';'ierynne'dre",,,,, the 'ame, _ i. no prob!em. It i.like • unifi>Im. Imagine gemg to'. law office Ie hire a lawyer. One ofthehrwyeI> is wearing uuit; the-other is ",earing·jeans. Which Iaw}'er 00 you wllIIl to hire~-Sin:Iilmy,.a mechanic works on air> iilldayandwears dotbes 1hat cstiget dirty. It wonld be strange 10 find. rnt'cllanic wearing a ""at and tio torq,m aoengine_ People will ireat you differently dependIDg on wbat i'OO lire wearIDg It will n...-e. If)"om clothes are -.uaJ for the ,ituation, they may ti"eat· you with di"''''pect_l remeinher once I hod'an old'army coat. I wore it·into '"""'Y candy shop to Wj' oomechocol~ Theworrian was very sw:piciO\ll and .• little·afurid loouldnTnnderstmdher reaction sinre it was still me underneath n:ry big, old ngly green coat I was dressed like a bum and this o-msed the sale'l"""on to re.ct negatively to me. o,nsequently, 1 was ", .. n roo", polite Ihao UsiraL .. Some people atgue ')S ifi! is. general tnith that to lIlIIke a \WOng decision is better1han to lIlIIke Il{I decision itt all But to be fumk" I ,can· not"agree with them. IiI my point of view, it is sag. I wouldn't want to lose a job on potential ffiendship simply because 1 picked outtbe wrung clothing or said s~ wrong. 1 thinI: e,,,,,,,,,,,, deservesthe chance to make a second impression. (E:3BsyID: 219. Thisig:J Sp;Rn:ti!5!";B}') Topic: 121 Ifweall based our lin:il opinion of otliefs on finlt impressions, it would be hard to get to know ""lone There is.efways more to peoplethaaraeets the eye. If we dcc't give someone achance, We IIllIy be-missing out on meeting 3 life-long friend. That would truly be a shame .. In our daily life, we will alway. be told a weaUh of such cases as a gay who has fallen into love with a girl at the Imt sight, one of ymIr friends who impresses your mother deeply on his or ber finlt visit to J"'ur house and then is treated exceptionally wall by ywr hard-to-be-pte..ed uetlier, and even the applicant who attracts to the HR_'II. (human resources IIllI!l'lle.) immedi,taly lit the finlt sigh! of the iIifeIView andtben is easily eniplol'oil, to IIllIIE just a few. All of the abovementioned cases tell us many people in the world trust tho first impressions of a person, hi. or her character, her conduct and ber eloquence, etc., ell of which ho or she display. at e3Ch otheJ', finlt meet But is all thaf he or she displays, '" all that you understand through who! becr she displ'l" or.hints COJreCt crjusta blur image whichn who has just won your hard-Io'be"pleased mother's trust is criticized by your mnfher because of his. or ber great incoherency in !he manners, and even the newl),-<,mployedemployee is dismissed because ofhe is not telling 1he truth in hi, resume. Till IWw; 00·'{OiJ still fiIiDI: the fitst Imprasl_OIrS cf'aperson'a character are dependable? Topic: 122 I think it's probably true that people areuever, satisfied with whot !hey have. They always want ~ IrIOre or something different from _ is theirs. This just seems to be port of WI human nature. Look at •. toddler. Give her • toy to play with and she', happy-until she. sees . sometlii.ng eke Then she wants that other toy 10 play with. If she and ber brother are each given, cookie, she'H look to see whose cookie is bigger. Sbe'll prole>! loudly if.she thinks her brother is getting more, Psychologically, in our bead we had a ""'}' periioct image of. person, of COUI>e, which Varies . from one _ owing to his of be specific experiences, education and fimIily bacJ;ground:, his or ber own opinion about a special view, etc. and when such • person as ccefinns witb the image . in oor beed pretty o_~ presents, we wiH;to great extent, overestimate or even _Ie the his 00 her merits, while omit ·the· shortcomings a. we can help it Maybe this is the psychological reason, tlnu we """ ourselves lead to the answer to thequesl:ion referred above that 'tlie first impressions ofa pm.y be said roost people would agree that children change the lives cf'tleir perenrs. The best method ofutilizing dissatisfaction is to chang~ things before !hey get out of hand.An inleUigent man will oonst.ntly monitor his emotions; an inlelligent politician will understand the mood ofhis people. Soine people might SUFt that the nansition to'independeIIre for C3n.idiI and Australis "'''IS much smoother then that of the United States because Britain allowed the", two. dominions to evolv€ with·time.. To take tm: ~:fur1i::Iff, il good parent. or.an astute poIiticim will e\Ien aJI!icipate potential dissatisf.cnons and therefore tllke precmnoos. Topic: 124 I have alwaY' considered that general knowledge is tbe best choice for me and universal learning the perfect means to support the phrase "knowledge fur the sake of knowledge .itself" .But if I have to choose between the above-mentioned subjects I would definately concentrate on art and jrteratare which I consider fit better my pesoeaety. Art and Iiteamre have a let in comruoa in that they require a differen!,quire often universal approaCh to 1he world .mmd us.They 00_ not so much on the black and white "'J"'CIs of living but on 1he colomful side of life; on tints rather th.m brighteess.Maths and science study the form, the physical shipe'and its ID.~, but it is artand lit era uire that fulfiIl this form with that ultimate meaaing that only the human soul can sense, And it is 1heInnnan soul that has So IIllIlIj' _"OIllllnj' aspects andinkqlretatirins to all things.That is why I .pprecilrte !he subjectivity of art and li_tore-the·IIlIIIl..-ow reoliI:ies they impo:se are c~ to our inner world than the strict powers ~ rule thai ,of science.. I agree with the .reve >!Jdemenfbeca_ I beha", that we mature through _f,mOlL WIlbout the .bility to recognize our. discontent; we could collapse inlo illness. Suffering'lwpem oorsenses. One·is free ro toler.de., to cri!isize, to iIcoep! !hefurm of lUI but not obey them. Topic: 123 How could 0lIJ'one ,uggest thaI people .should only reed about real eVaiis,-real people, and estabtished fact.? For one.thing, that means'people wouldn1 be reading half of aIllho great book; that have our world "1', """"ing us to otheF I:inJes ·and different _ys of living, ReOOing histories of th"", I:inJes wnuld s"rve kind of the =e purpose, but it probably wnuldnbticJ: in our minds as sharply. Reading OIl """Y ,about P"''ffi)' in Victorian Englalid is not !he..me thing .. reading Charles Dicken', Oliver Tv.,,,. The images of. small bey being. sold ore more horrifying th:m simply reading the ,tatemem, "Children were ,old inlc laber" becoose , r.wel moll'S that small boy seem real to "".- Reading fiction milk", • mme lasting inlpressi6n 00 wr minds and emotions. It is belie\'ed.1hat O:rdei-rame from Cbaos.Andifwe can iiSSocme s.cience and maJhs'with Order it rounds loglait to claim that Chao. ~ ,lot to do with art and ~.ter.bm,.The well of our: =nsr:ious brings forward the smmgest PO""" and !hey show mOre ·of the univec;eth:m maths and science del'or Chaos is the beginning of life. Having in mind the 'Om"" I delinataly "'rppcrt art and literature as • better _.am for achieving universal knowledgeWhati.more, whilemaths and,cienoe closely.deal wi1hlaws,!hey cannot in any ''''OJ' tearn us.bout that·"thin red line" "",,""ting had and·evil, while. or! and literatore I stronglyWievecan. . (E:;say ID: 314. This is.;J j pciD:t:l!5say) Topic.: 1:24 Many people hold that studying scientific SlIbjects is more beneficial th.m 'todying literory ones. lIowe<-er, I do believe that each field·ha. it. own impor!amJe OIl our live~ Besides, storytelling is an emotional need for hmnim beings. From e_ time., Imm:nis have taJIgbl their children IIhout life, not by telling theFn facts and ligures. but by telling them stone." Some of these "''''"'' show what people ore like (hurn:m nature), and help usexpecientific and cullllnl ad""""""", ifwe didn1 have ,nbjects like ma1II, physics,. chl'mislel}, and w= We, wouId't ha, ... oonquoied Ihe spo",,- if we didn't ha,,,, astronomy. Also, we wouldn't have foondcures fordangeroos deseo"" ifwe dnln't have medicine. Our lifu relies great deal OIl the", snbjects, so 1hey."" greatly vital to us, Yet, 1 believe that """" people lire bem with the skill to handl,,>cientific rere:m:JJ while 0th0J;, tend mIlre towmli1if"'"'Y 5Ilbjects. Therefore,1""'l'le bern wi1h hterory talent. are also very usefiiJ to us. Mlmy "'J"'CIs of our lives need to be treated by lUI· imd literature, ru hllIllllIl beings we also have feelings and emotions and those things need to be cared for as well. So writ"", painleo: and mOTS ore functiOnal ole"","" in our "'rtance_ From time irnm<;morial, pI:ry has been, s:igniJiCllll! means ofcllllJlIlUDicatiou amoog childrm as a role model to the complex. illter-personal =mnunicatiom"'"""!l adults. The effectiveness ofplay to'bring about bouding 0IIl0D!l otber children/adults has _higlilighte:! by scienlists.and sociologists ill over tIie world. In addition to the benefits ofplay on fhephysical systems ofhnmans such as toning of the various organ systems. to their optimmnle<'els offunctioning, the effectson the mental bealth of the mdividnal ore seen to have a greater bearing. Fmthermere, sinoe man is more of. social animal, play tactics are often found to further enhance the IDdi;idnal', sense of self-esteem amoog !he society be lives in. His fimctioning as 0 productive member of the community is _ echsnced.and this also is seen to Dave an inlnbilNy effect on 'the negative aspects of one', """"nality _ This holds good evea in the face of the highly stresafhl Iifes:tyles of tcday's people. Topic: 124 In general, the-knowledge em be divided into two types: uanual knowledge am:! social knowledge. Science and math are the important component of former, while art and Iiter._ ore essential parts oftlie latter. In my opinion, both of these are very impornmI to ""Yindividm.l The reason 'goes as follow.:· . . VIIS!, only complete knowledge em make a really knowledgiible manfwon:ien_ We know that the world consists cf'nntealy the object studied by the subject like science andmath, such aa stars and flowers, but also consists of the beautiful and attractive things such as poena, poitings. wbioh is studied by the subj_like art and fiteratare, Lack cfknowledge will lead to anllncomplete view about the world Truly, one cannot bat agree whole h..m.dly with the old grandmother', "')'ing " All wmk andno play makes Jock. dull bey." Indeed, play for children am:! adllits alikeeasures a healfhier, happier society Secondly, !he Slndy subj_ like art and Iiteranare are helpful for !he development of-subj_like science and math, There-ere some rules that gwen b01h types of subject, the master of one subject may be beneficial to tbe development of another subjec< . .It is because of this reason that mmy great people are great artists as well as a scieatists. It is known that Einstein played well in violin while he is acknowledged as.a great physicist It is believed by seme people !bat grasp-b01h type, ofknowle:lgeis eeseetial for anyone wish to be successful in the new millenium_ Tepic; 124 Ofcourae, the stud}' of scieece and math is-eery impornmL It is !he Slndy of them produce oor modem society, Boweser, sn additional master of art and literature-will make our life more colorful, and even more successful, At an early stage ofhoman civilization science was "'" developed ill random _y_ But today with the deeelcpnent cfjechnology.scieace becomes more useful and cultural aspect furmankinii At eVery stage of life we use many scieatific iastnmenrs. Again science bell" to provide entertainment for homan being s, Nowadays science is progressed m more ad"""""" way_-Byusing technology, men ore able to ineVnt many!lew~. Math=atics is an important subject·"'"""!l. otber science subjects. At everymcmeaf; people can able to ealcalate any problemby applymg mathematics To stiJdy otber science subject. like physics, statistics, chemistry, etc, tbe knewledgeof ~ti<:s is very essential as it ia very useful to ",1,,,, any problom related to above subjects. With deVeJ:opm.em of science we can able to use internet system. Topic: 124 In general, the knowledge em be divide:! into two types: natural knowledge and social knowledge. 'Science and math are the impornmI component of former, while art and hteramre lire .,.".,..n.:I -parta o-fthe latter, Inmy opinio:Ii, both of these are very impornmI to anyindividmu_ The reason goes as fbllows: FIrst, only complete knowledge em make a reaI1y knowledgeable nimIwomaiL We know that the world consists of not only the object studied by the subject like science and rwdh, such aa stars end flowers, but.also consists of the beautiful and altmoli,,,,-thin!l' such as poems, pailltings., wbioh is studied by the subjects 'like art and literature: Lack of knowledge WiIlI",d 10 an 186 187 ISgn92 1891292 mcomplete View about the world Secondly, !he stiJdy subjects like art and Iitornture are helpful for the development of subjects like science and math, Therearesome rules thai grtant It is the study of tbem produce WI modem society, Hcweeer, on additional master of art am:! literature will make om life more colorful, and even more successful, Science and Matti subjects are intellectually rewarding as they teach the ~g offheories ~ jmprcve human's living standards, such iI..S researches condccted in universities and science laboratories to eehance the he. of homan beaigs will,vaOCines constantly beuig researched, produced and tested fur jncurable diseases. Wilhouhruch a study, the world be jnserious trouble of pcor health and lri-ing standards, Every theory that is founded would have been tried and tested to P""'" its success, concluding bow !he.rudy of science. and math subjects requires intellectual cap.bilibes in rl.·challenging field, While it is essential thai the· study oftheociences and math continue to ensure a heahhy living environment, if is abo important that a science student receives adequate education in the arts slibjOctS to develop an, artistic side of his life. Topic: 124 I think if, more impornmI for students to study history and literature. These subjects help us understand thehoman moe and feed our spirits and our imaginations. Thaf,'more importimt than undeistmding how to split the atozn or do algrll,;,_ A distinct cultme of the arts student is his detailed and subjective approach toward 0 subject which he has particular interests ami talent. It is the beaUty of life amidst ill the things thai could .beexplainedby a science student and; mystey to-study. While histury had taken plece.flre study of homan evolution is equally beneficial iri developing a knowledgeable individual II helps enhance an individnal', lire in the "'ility tc'eppreciate the beaay that lire comes bundled in. In conclusion tomy opinion, it is essential to have a balance in fhe study of arts and science SIlbjecb as they compl.imeni an individual's life with knowledge and fact, and !he ability to, appreciate the beajty oflife, wi1hgod'. gifts ofmusic, literature and art. People talk about a crisis of spirit in cer ccuntry. They mean we've forg:otten how to believe in and ~ our own better na1ures, I tItink pm of this is because we\" beco"", too exci!e:l .boot facts and ""I enoogh .bout things we can\ see am:! ""'asTIre. Reading books from oor OM! cti!hne helps us tIII_ oor roots. Reading bo<>k. from other cultures belps Us understand the way othe. pcople.tItink am:! reoct. to ,ituations_ li .r.o teaches u.s that we're not so v<'rydifferent from ,,·ther., and tha'loads to better relaticat3 between culturel_ Reoding literature al"" fueth our spirits_ Even when the material we're.reading is .bout terrible ",dn= and hatdship, it ,till brings us ill touch ",th om ion,,'- sffi";'_I! makes us tItink .boot. issues other than the Dew car '9ote. want to drn:e or how ImII:b money \lre!re·mak:ing. Topic: 125 I agree lhatall ,tudents should be required to study art· and namie ill high School. Tveread that young children who stOOy art and music in grade school do better in 1heir otber studies. That argumon! aside, we shook! Slndy art and nmsic for its SlIke alone We sboold Slndy art and nmm to learn more aIxnit ourselves, om culture, and our·world. studying histury giv.. \IS !Ill)re infmmation than just who died when or wli", won which w..-_I! !elk us about·how homan bein!l' have relafe:! tD each otber .t difl\ienl periodS in our. development_ It' gO.", us the big pic'""'. So o:ft' walli or by reading the pwgrnm notes at 0 recital. SInrtanl. in their OlV!lculture. . StudEDlS may. also learn about otber cull1Ires by 1o.6l:irig at 3rt and hstening to music from oilier oounlrie~ Wbeo they do thai, they1I ,ee similinitie. and differences with 1heir 0W1L They'll learn .boot what is impcn.m in other societie,_ Students will also lema how the art and DllJsic of otber cultures affect our m.tm. It has tong been , oonlrovervy amongst ,tlldents and critic, in prospec-live majors of the sci""""" 3Ill! arts to oonclnde wbich subjects would be more beneficill to ,tudy_ While ,cience s!uden:!s cloim that its fiold o-f study im",l ..... inteJrectual·'bili1y, arts _""ts feel that the understandillg and study of art is IiIr richer in its importanoe chiefly ill the infIm",ce through e1i()hition ofhoman history_ While roonclude that·a balance in !he knowledgeofboth the rubj_ are =enIiaI,_lehn" lay down my reasons. By studying.art and nmsic in high sChool, students begin t.o undersiand ~ as well .. their 0Ml cultDre am:! other cuIJureS_ Whet could have more value !him thai'! Topic: 126 188 189 TWEEl,'l" 1901292 TWEEls:ry. 1911292 There is mach disagreement over wbeIher there is something that young people can teach elder people or not Some people claim that the older know everything better than the younger3)ther people, hm ... Over, OIgIIe that the younger can master.omething that the older do not know. M far aa Iura concerned, the older can still Jearn something from theymmger even if the former know more than the lattet. ~ degree, young people', -a ttitudeo; may infhreme old people. Y mmg people also can shore with old people what they like, m.icl! may lead a ch.mge of <>lJ people. As "elm",,; nrostyoung people like popular music or even reck-end-role. However, most old people hate thai !oDd of naaic. .. 1lIII1 have on example to show that young people can change on elder: 11m" a fiiend who likes Japanese music veIJ' well, everyday sbe plays this music at home. He: grandmother often aska ler to atop the nmsic and ask, her why she likes them 1!e!J' nmch_ My friend tells her grandmother .~t the history of 1"""""", rrasic and shews a lot of clijipmg:s. Gfadually beq!;randrnother likes Japanese aaisic lIS well, which "",de \1, so surprised NOW if we go 10 !heir house, we can see !Ill" friend and her gerndmothor listening Japanese music mgelherand shore the feelmg. as well. YOtI mast teaapnsed like me when }'0\1 know thestOI)', rut it did happen! . Why do some people _ that the elder is more Imowledg€>ble than lire 1'_ on 0II)l!h;ng? The main reason is, people accumulate knowledge from espeneace day after Snnger than belshe. 'So, nometter what age gronp yo" belung to, we must believe that e''''lJIone has So""'thing to shore ",ifu othersond to teach others: Old people can give the youngsters lessens and guidance, on the other hmi!, ),oung people also can teach the elders new things and dift'ere!lt way' towards life! "(Es:s3yID:3t:O) In the second place, the ymmger ere more creative and imagina.tive. When tho elder do something, they IHlrmally follow some rules they got before. It is true tte.older seldom make mistakes but they also hardly make something lEW. While, the YOnngeI do not have nmch experience and do not have nnmy restrictions lIS well 1hey make mistakes ''Ef}' ofteabat also can make ~ magnificent Topic: 1M ru is walllnow,older people-have experienced.this wonderful world .101, and they lire smely to bave.ecqcired nmrh = Imowledge ebout this world than the·yoong people 00. GiaduaJly there exists a saying, there is nothing young people can teach older people. But actually I dD not appreciate this stateneat Y OtIIlg people need to learn a lot from the older people, but it is also reasonable for the older people to keep the pace of this world by the moons of communicating with the youngsters due te the rapid evolution of this world It moms the older people aJ.>0 need to get ,omething new from the youngsters. Admittedly, from the standpoint view of pIrilosophy, young people start to learn _evOI)'thing from beth the theoretical books and experiences, then they will grow np in respective wayThey will put fhemselves into this practical world. trying to find and solve new problems. Also nnmy new discoveries and principle will be found by the practice ofyOlIDg people. Only through their practice do this world "",,1110 1!e!J' ""idly. Tim> everybody in this wodd can share the results of the social develepmeat.Ojherwise, if no new things were found by the YOlIDg people, no creative develcpnents wonld be made, and the society would stop developing, It is rot cur expectation It is just these new thing. that the older people are sure to be lad, '0 the young people have the responsibility to show tho older people what those new things are and Imw they work. For example, the advanced mage of computer is just the recent remit doe 10 the rapid growth of information technology. Many older people do not know Imw te use the corcpcter, those older people get accustomed to the traditional metImds, and refuse to .djust themselves te the new concept. of this computer tines, Thea yoong people have the obligation to show those older people how te use the computers, because everybody in this society bas right taeajey the edvenced computer technology. In conclusion, on the one hand!, young people need to learn a lot from tho older people in order to meet the practical needs, on the other hand, the older people also need to communicate with the youngsters. Only in this woy can the human being benefit from each other, and the societyevolve rapidlyeientaally. In conclusion, L believe that the elder can leon> many thing. from the younger oot ooly because that the ymmger know more later tecbnclogies, but also that the ymmger have more creative thoughts. (E!ss3.yID: 3t:7) Topic: nil Who siIJI' only old people can teach young people? We admit that elder people have mnch more experiences than cur young people, and iris true that they can give us IllI!II)I guidance when we meet problems or unsolved difficulties. However, with tbe.rapid davelopmeut of'. modero society, young people can also leach the elder people a lot Tbey con np_ new teclln<>logies fur the elders, share attiIDde. towards life wilb them and bring freshnes. into their Jives. Since living in -a very fast developing society, we need to make contact with nnmy new -tecbeolcgies ",~,,",y.1D other words, weueed to 1,"", everyday to-keep np v.--jth the latest devel~ Por.esample.ccecputers are aew very popular, but we seldom see tee elders to use ooInplrters.lfthey eaa learn how 10 nsethem from young people, they will defuritely be beneficial from this new inachine because computers have brought a lot of changes to our Ii\"", and made us experience a different life. Y 0tIIlg People ore known fOJ thffi quick understanding and acceptance new things, '0 I think they can teach the elder abont new technologies used in our daily Iife. The attitndes o-fyoungpeople.are totally different from old people. Mostly th"}' are more positive and energetic than old people, They have • different angle 10 judge oomething. Sometimes the e1da:s are passive towards life because they went !hrougb a lot of frustrations, on the eontrnry, young people life full of """Igy towards the life, they are aIways.optimis!ic esen thengh they met some frustrations, 1hey proudly say because the}' lire )'OlIIlg\ they can by millions of times. In Topic: 126 190 191 1921292 1931292 Many of us believe that yoong people' have nothing vahaahle to teach elder people. HOW01-er. that is not always tho case Yonng people ClIIl teach older people about technology, yonthculture, and youtb-related social issues. (E~ID:LB) Yonng people are·nsually better-at using new forms of technology than older people. Children these days become fuinili",'wilh compo_ at an early >go. aida: peoplecen learn to use computers from young people. This is true ofother technIllogy too. For example, I tought my grandparents how to use • video cassette recorder when I Wlio thirteen }= old. 'Ibey.dida't !mow what it coold do IIIIIilI showed them Now they oneil regulaily. Older people are. usually not familiar ",-jth youth culture, and younger people can help here too. This is important because ii cenbelp older _1" live a more enjoyable lifu: For esample, pcpul .. nn",ic is generally }'O\1th-oriented;, and older people don't always listen to it. However, when young people teach them "'out it, they may ocme to enjoy it My gerndmother, for example, neve! hsteeed to popular tousie before! Introduceil her to -it, Now ebe and I listen and dance all the time. I plan to teach her .brut anothor piece of }'O\1thcultnre-rolIert>Iading-,,,,IJ' ,sooo' Of=e, there lif< IIlOIe soriom issn", shout "hich yOunger people con teach olda: people. As with compUte.>, _y,dnldrenhave grown up knowing about AIDS :indschool violence. Thet is not true for older generations. Here, again, children can teach older people .~t things that are important to everyone. I know thore..-. people who would say "yon cm1 teach on old dog OO1V tricks.' IIowelier, it, plain m me that the yoong ha\'e plenty to teach the old if they take the time to try. Wbfll they do, I think oothgain. n€W appreciation fur each other. (E=ymm). Topic: 12-8 Thoogh·physical recreations andintellectua! activities are two besicweys in which people spend their leisure time, In Ill)' cpiaiou, the former is more important fur my generation, m., is in twenties and is stndying hard for their academic acaieverents. This is based on a consideration of age, our main occupation and the characteristics of two forms of recreation. People of my· age lire full of energyand phySically active, but we have to sit for hours •. d'J' racking oor brains. We need a complement that can give us.more phy>icaI exercises and divert our attention from _}ing. A intellectual octi;ity, like reading , book, playing a chess 'game can help ill esc"!,,, from the worries and forgetour stndy fur a moment But there is no physical activity, what, more, they are mere or I ess still a form of mental recreation, For instance, we may feel menlilly tired al\er gimes of chess ani! our study will he' affected. In conlrast, .• phy>icaI """"atioo can provide lIS with • lot ofphy>icaI _os and real =tal relaxation. A balIgaine, fur'example, o.an boill np mudes, flex joints., speed np blood circulation and enhance bodily organs. We.my feel physically exhausted, bet we can be .- in stod)' more easily. In the view (Ifi1bove,;hm;s.'ever~ it OOeS3:{t mean that one"furm is "meat' and the othe:r is "pC.Ison" 'Occasionally, when we are physically exhausted and we ..-e in good mood!, a chess game or. good IV program O>n be \'Ef}' helpthL (E-;S:JYID: 34.1. This i.!Ia 5 ~1!5~ Topic: 127 Topic: 128 While physical """""'" is impoJ:lanl, I do nol helieve that it is the schoof. respoosibility to provide physical·training fur its stndentK That is something that "''''J'OIl'' con toke care of 011 hi. or Dei own. . Reading ~ such os oo\'els and ,hort stories, is = enjOyable than watching • mOvie_ Of course, 1he images, in a movie are IIIlIch more 'vivid. because yoo're see.ing them on.a large s:creen in a·dark room.. The:D:nages you '"see'" in a no:'i.i'eI are only as strong as yomownImagina~n_ But ·the ~e 'yo-ul'ead, the. irtronger. your iinagination becomes. Readingexereises ywr imaginati1i!e PO"'''''' Watching' 1lliI\'ie dulls them. Imagination, like a nmscle; needs to re used Otherwise il = disappoor. Many _IS get plenty of physical exen:iso lIS p..-t of their daily life OJ recreali.,. A stnd",,1- m., bicycles ten mil .. m and from ,chool doe. not need more esa:cise_ A ge'od physicil educa1ion program mnst W:e a student's outside iilctivity into oonsida-a.ti.on. 0t.Iiawise, some .tudo suggests that stnWimming, ",-eight lifting, hallet, baIIrnom dance, yoga, skiing,.horsebacI: riding, and golf are just a few. However, the nmnber that • school could offer is ,maIL Some sto_ ooold got bod grade, in physical education siJnp!y heoa= the school oonld not provide an activity Ihoyenjoy or do well This ,o of crops and all the funning conditions in tbis lend With, research lready a business centerin thesoulhem part offuo country. Because of the :IDOVerelready serve as 0 model for many ofher countries. While wecertainly bave IIIIlch to learn, the U 5_ >heady has 0 fairly solid economic basis, Further, businesses.are elreedywell-coenected inrern.tion:illy They hal", theam'2I!!age 'oftheJnrernet and other means of electronic information traasmissioa, I think fhat a basmess research center. would really on1y help 0 fow directly. Businessmen wmdd get richer" For the rest of the_ o01lIl!ry'. people, there migb! belittle obvious benefit On the other hand, OIl ogri we know. dmiagchildrea's 'cIevelopmeIIl periods, especially 1rom 10 to 16 years old, sports are really helpful fur children to develop, Sports con create a sIroog bedy thot reduces the'possibility of oo!!lracting some disease. easily. Definitely we believe that children benefif from sports. Morally, l believe tho! it is be>! to do what will berefit the most people. I believe that the .uaiveraitj's decision 10 build magricultural researchceatercculd dcjust that (Jl=ym215) Tepic; 129 Anotberg<>od thing is that sports teach us to learn how to corporate with other members in. team Most sports are te:mi WOIl. Ifwe Want ill play them well, wennist masler scme.skills 10 care about what our team members are thinlnig and bow to adspt each other to achieve a 00= goal. Sports are no! OIl individual ootivity, d needs OOIJIOOItion and III!lIualll!ldemanding. This is no! ""'Y 10 master. Of course, for paren", they are delighlful to seefheir children 10 .get this WlI frern sports. '0. the other band practicing sports seem to occupy too mnch of chil_. spere.tine. to concentrate their schoolwod:_ As-a student, one', major task is to slndy hard and try to limn as mnch as pcsaihle, which aeeds studeata to devote muclitime on study or their spare time. IT children devote !l!eImelves in practicing-sports, it is.not denying that they cannot concentrate them on scheotwork ·.t·the """" lime. The eensequeace of practicing sports too nmrn leads children to distract tbemsetves, which mfluences their future. ArtualIy, besides sports, there are still many kinds of activities, sud! as dGlwiIig,oollecting, good fur their developments, Lf, chill is-toe concentrated on sports, it is ine-l.n.ble that he willlacl: of chances to explore other activities and lose some happiness ",beD engaged in different experiences. 'Oveall, on one haad, we should enconrage our children to participate ia sports ,octiViti"'; on the other hand, w.·III!l>! also remind them not to 'be too engaged because they should put srudy at the first place during their school time There is a limit of doing everything. Since theanm1lIlC of daily exercise thot will keep them health)' as adults, too. Today, many children a1id adults are O<'eTWeighI, butthese'who loVe 'POrts stey in shape, Plus, by developing fheir physical abilities, they willl .. mbewto work bard towards a goal Their achievanenls.in sports will make them feel good ~bout themselves. Tbey'll also make friends and leam teamwork. Sports, whether a little or a Ictcan have positive eII,.:!>L We.dmire the.talent and dedication of young athletes, but we also wonder iftheyreloslng something, Their focus is very narrow. Lfthe)' devote Illllstoftheir time to sports, ore they -ueglecting schoolwm:k' What about other interests? Children should tryout many diJl'erenj activities. 10 addition, many ymmg athletes are pressured by parents or coaches to succeed Kids whosedrrce come, from inside osnally do okay, hut others can bellIlhoppy and have heabh and eoootional problems. So sporfu..like·any!hing elsein",,=~ can bave negative e_ 100_ . Whe!l I,"", young, I liked books and h>ied sports_ I .. w other people who loved sports and bat'" school. Now that -Pm older, r"" found. betier ball1l1C"- People bave to figure oIIl wbut, right for 1h<= i< there such. thing as too much sports? There i. 00 right mswer, beamse there is DO "rigbI amotIIIi. II Everyone is diffffeD.t. Nowadays, many people who are living in the material wcdd tend to. believe that money is 'Y""II)'III"us with successand thus ordy people who elIIIl • lot 0[ money are successful. Bot is it the casez I beg to differ. . On ,,::me"ha:oiL the ricbes-arenctnecessarily seccessflil. To semeestenr; we can not consideran officer who WlIS charged fur his abnsiDg he authoIity fur personal gains successful, norcan we m, Molher Theiesa threw this eager vitality 0[ hers into 0 vebanenl striving after the social welfare of the.needy and won the Nobel Prize,'Micllelangelo achie,iliim" ordypcuple'Who eam • lot ofmoney are successfi..U" is s:ti1l subjected to sffio"w reconsider-ilion. . i< it !rue that on1ypeople who eom.1ot of money :ire successful? Re<:ently the conlroveny has been brooglIl inlo IDrus_ We =t deny the fact that money is one of the yordstid, .gain>! \\hick how mnch one has achieved is measured However, in stuk coIIlrast, many people would rather ,stiel:: to· an opposite "iew. Topic.: 131 The rhetori< that mily wben people ha,,-. eomed • oolo,sal.!UIIl of mo!ley CaD they be regamed successful is DOt ordy uore""""",~ uncon;in<:ing, or misleading but alao absurd and ridiruIous in that d bas obviously !leglected the eelel;,otedsrienlists, sociologist psychologists, philowphers and anlhropologists who moy have no''er lwIenough money to live 0 comfortable and convemeDI life yet they are "iI:tualIy SIlooessfuL For instan<:e, AIberI Einstein, The greatest physicist of the 2-Oth cen!uJy who created thetbeory of relativity and wa, aworded the Nobel Prize, wa, inurnme to becomiIlg weilthy_ Many l"'opIe believe that .Iorge income oqnals sucCess. I believe; however, that =5', is IllOJjo _how nmch money you make. Some of those measures of8llCcess inolnde liIme, respect, and knowledge. Most people assume that Iim:tous people are ·rich people, but that isn't always true .. For. examp~_ Suppcrl his fumily_ Ho_, his stu_ bad great respect for him and always listeoed to wba! he said. A. a result, we were. a ""'Y g<>od band 10' Illy opinion, my bond diretated_ lnoooeDI people ba,,-. to suffer IIoods and air pollutions. A1thangh the fonners are rid!, theY:ire never suco.,,;sful but guilty. Last but not the least, besides money, there emls a diverse array of oIher oaIibntiOIlS to measure ane's ocirievemenL The society owardsils members in different ways_ As long as onemakes contributions to the .S!, and decided whai he wanted to do wiih that knowledge rnther than just think about IIlOIlOy. In my opinion, he was extremely . successful. When we tlinik "fhistory, tlereare few people that we remember simply because they were rich. Overall, we reID of success, assessing the am<>unl of one', earnings has'becorre universally accepted as ;a. rule to measure one's success, Each yea:r~ Fornme Magazine pahlisbes a special issue to rnnl< !lie top 100 most seccessfial people tlnoughmrt·the world according to their ,.early income, because there is no other methods 10 nily on In addition, the """"'" ofmoney one makes is the consequ"""e of one', hard wmk and talent. 1'0 deny the accomplishment werull! brings is equal 10 deny tlie sccrces from which it springs. In the post, ! only believed in spiri!uJll """"'" aod then I",!,! rashly 10 Ilie conclusion that the best thing in w;, involves no money at alllt is my uncle who showed me the ,ignilicarice of money and changed my opiaion, He to!d.nE lie respected money and made it a goal to strive for in his way towards success. Because lie would hece ID F"Y a price for it in terns of time, theugbI andone~. GJadnaIIy, I carne to realize it is themeulal and physical labor he devotes in theprnce a father of a two-year-old boy, ! would make a baby sitter robot The reasons are as follows, In the first place, a baby-sitter robot can take care of my baby when ! go 10 work. There will be a dilemma in front cf'pnents when they have a cIuld!, wlm should stay at home and who should oontiIwe to work, mother or fath..-? With a baby -a itter robot they do not need to make a choice. Parents will no longer give up their jobs because of their child_ Finally, money is the IlIDS! p""oer:fuI possession in one', lifetime. As ""eryone knows, suceesa is'the ability to do whateVer one wants to and to be satisfied with oneself n..!! also add grandness ID one', success. In conclusion, Dl.OIl:eY.se-~ as a me.as:urement of one's achievement, But we should keep in mind that only the", who obtain money by hardwoiling and use iI to lienefit the society are really suocessfuk In the second place, a baby-sitter robot can make my baby stay away from danger. A panon cannot CODIl-.te on one tlinig 24 hours a dol'. It will be dangerous when he/she is taking care of a baby. A baby is '0 unpredictable that you never know what besbe will do in the next rniniJte_ For instance, the baby mayswallow a coin or fall to the ground from the bed when you just do ..,1 look at himIher for a second However, a robot does not 11:"", such a problem because she is never tired Slie can keep an eye OIl the baby all tlie time AJry potential dangerous action will be prevented Even waesi tbe baby is sleeping, tlie robot can still watch the baby if yon want. In addition a baby-sitter robot can entertain the baby. Songs andstories can be inputted in the robot's memory and replayed whenever the baby needs them, It is '0"")' 10 change them that the baby ",ill never lie bored on one soog or story, In conclusion, I would Iilre to _ a baby-sitter robot not only because it can bike care of my baby for me, but also because it can make my baby safe and happy. Topic: 132 (Il=ym451) 198 199 201i'l92 ~cmiling to our morals. Topic: 133 ! can't remember how =y times when I was ird'oImed IIlat a perscne childhood years played a rather important role in ilie wlmle life; ! =1 remember how mmy times especially when a VIP was interviewed by a journalist, lie or she, more often than..,t, would mention his or her childOOod.ye."" regardless of its tooglmess or happpiness. Justas the famous peot Word', peom goes, 'Cbild is the father of the man "! So.I think, the seueralchildhocd year> are tlie !lIDS! important Y""",' of. persons life both psyclH>!ogiclllly and physically. The famous P')'ChologiSt Sigmund Freud had once put great emphasis on the ilnportmce of. person's childliood!, 10 put aside the the ecadernic debata I think whether a person spends Ilie crucial couple of cbildheod years in a hsppy-go-hicky w"'! 110, a lotto do with his or her later life psyclH>l<>gically . For example, a child who MIll maltreated when in his or her childhood may be under the shade in the adult li:fe, which 'has been proved either experirnadilly or emperically. As amsner offactfhese examples are dotying iog,orneIhing if they doo'thelp oot erbcme, Sh:n:ing in household teaks benefit; children of all'ages. FIrst of all, household tasks build skills. V"')' young cliild'ren learn motor skills and classification skills when they pick op their toys and pur tliem a"",y. Talking about Imw to do thing:l'heIps them learn to ana1yze situations. Older cliild'ren learn'skills they'll nred""an mutt. Oe.mi:ng and oookiDg iri:ry Seem dull, but ImowiDg Imw 10 do them wllll makes life a lot easler. Hew many yoong .dulls leave for oellego unable to do their own !arm 11', :onozingIycommon (Il=ym4B) When Overyo""in " family lieIps out, the fmuly is bappi",.Nowiilirigs, then ""out rest of the "",ld. We learn how io respond to others based tlie __ w"e,!re gi~ Ifwe're Loved, then we. know hO'l.li.ID I.ove.cl:hei:s. Hwe're treated bmhly.., we may grow lip to treat 0111= bar.iliIy. We ru;o funn our ideas aboUt our own self-worth from the way other:ii treatw: duriiIg fuese}'eaIS_ 'Ibey can oomrince u.s v.-e're wm:t:b1ess, OTthey can teiiclJ. us: .. ve· des""", loVe·and respect. These are the.yean; whfII we begin our formal ediJCIlfiOIL We acquire !lie basic skiIls-"'~' \1riting, wolling with ID.IIIJberi-thit we1ln'" throughout om lives. We need a good foundation in these subjects. Otherwise, Onything we try to do Ialer will be undermined by oor lack of skill •. p.m.!" the """t iniportml thiog: We can lel!rIl dining these.years.is how to ana1yze irifOlIllalion aod use il These ore skills that wi:ll.lwa}~ be uiefuL Most imporllinl, from my point of view, these are the yem:s when we de\oelop our moral sense of wIIal's right and wrong. Otbers teach us .boul gOOd and bad, bullatex in our early years we liegin to decide for ourselve~ II's also during this time !hat we begin 10 develop the self-kills of a certaingame, whic.h enable youto play better end better. Consequently, tbe ewareae sa ofycur ability in !eaming new thing, is the best award you can find in game playing. Therefore. i will conclude by ',aying that playing a game·jteslf is Worthwhile end to w:io rir not to win is !KIt. maiterto ccccera siaceycc could get rid of the feeling:of exhaustion andcoofum yourccafldeace as a learning-capable being. (EssayID: 511. This jg 21 5 p:r[m:i!5ssy) Topic: 136 I agree with the old saying, '1t's I10t wbether YOll win or lose, it's how·y"" play the ganE. "I don't need to win. I bave lim p1.)U!g all games because it gives me limo to be wilh friends, learn new things, and work as a team Tennis is _ game that I enj;oy. If, , great opportunity to socialize. Of course, you can'tcurry on • conversation while you're playing, but my tennis-partner end I talk a lot before the gaIIE. Since. 'We have to reserve a court, we have to talk to ODe another to find a coasement time to meet. 'Then wi> have tomake sure that the ceurtis available at that time, This o!leo takes many phooe calls and, of course, we talk about many other thing~ during the same conversation, One", we get to the court, we often have to wait. That give> us another opportunity to chat. After the game, we usually go out for It sedaor a meal and talk seme more. We don't even taB::·.;ibolTt Mw well or how poorly we played, Tennis is just en excuse for Us to get together. The beard game Scrabble, 00 the other hand, is a ",III iliIl builder. Irsa challenge to form WOIds . from the letters in front ofyoo and 00 1he beard, I always.learn a new word from my oppoaeat, Topic: 136 Reren!I)" many people argue a. ifit is a general trnth that playing, game is lim only when yoo win. In various games andmatchs, the main aim of players from both sides seems to be winning. AM w:ioning is not only for the players themselves, but III", for the hourn of their feam, and ,lOVeD for that of,their nation But to be frankly, I can net-agree with them. There are I111merollS reasons" .and I would explore only a few primary OIlfS here. The main problem wi.1h this argumad is that the real meaoing of a game is toeojoy the proces, of the gome; the result, whether IT is win or lose, does not seem matter. Thin!: of the original games of our aecestcrs, the goal is to show their love of sports, their p!J:;~ical sIreogth and oeIebrating the himIing. And the tTIlE' intention cf'tleir.game is fcr.rel ... tion and annseneat, Anotha- good 202 203 2Ofn92 205/292 0ItampIe is that children eojoy playing _ more than adnlts. Wbeo we WlIIch children play, we em IIOd=tand that they are more concentrate-on tle'game itself; and do not-care for the result, There are to ymmg to realize the importance of winning the game; therefure they enjoy it more. If !he pleye ... play a gane'for winnmg; they willconceetrate 'on score; to much, and forget to enjoy the game,·In this society, everyone ",am ro be wcmer, for they will not ealy w:io the hoeor.. but also win fame, mooey, end so on. In the same way, the loser will lose ev"J'lhing . .It seemed thai p1'l'ing a game become a way to get material comfort, but . not .fllilillrnent of spirit Fmtherrnore, wben palyera play, game for .winning, they face the stress froin the team, even for the natien, and they struggle to win. Sometimes, players do everything by fair means or foul in order to win. They may use illegal drugs, or bribe the judges. '!'here are various scmdaI, .l>oul ,thelte almost in;,v"ry international game, am this-thing become more anll more serious, 'Ihese ar e, all because tberesults of games have been linked to mo""Y·and the honor of a coootry. Geoenl speaking, when you only ,"am "', 'IlIlrc you will I_the limofplaying. game .. Taking into account of all these factOH,we may reach the coocbisioo that, i! i< ",iser to learn "'enjoy playing witheul regnd of the result of game. (E'SBSYID: 278_l'his i.!I3I :5p;!iJIt.esS3)'} Topic: 137 I think high scliool smdeetsshoald be allowed to choose scene "fthe >Objects they smdy. However, !he basic subjects, like malhenaties, ~tmrore,aod science, shrnrld be mmdatoay for all students. Wheo I was in high school, we were allowed to choose three electives each semester. Electives were subjects that weren't part of the b ... curriculnm They included things like mesic, jommlism, art, end various kinds of team sports. Choosing some cf'tbese.sebjects to itlldy gove me achance to experimaIL I was able to get a head start 00 what I was going to smdy in college. However, college preparation shooldo't be the main factor, I think all ,tridents should be allowed 10 toke a _lIin IlIlIOber of co""", just becmse they're interested in them .Foo many students, high school is the his! chance to learo aboot things they're mterested in. Maybe·oooe1bey hare. ]no !here wont he time for stIJdying. . (Els.sayID: 352) Of cmme, it', also importml that _ sfl1dy certllin b,;;;c sLIbje<:ts.lf fd had a choice, I know I wouldo1 have studiedmalhematics oo·scieoce. I wain't.-ery mterested in Iher!c However, once I was in class, I found myself getting inIerested_ I wouldn1 ba"" known this if fd been gi''en the c.hoioe,. becatlse I would I.."e c.hosen not '" take 111. oomses. High scOOolstudenls areo1 al-..ays the best jud,,,,,, of what they'll find useiw in the year:s shead. They need the·goidaore of eapats in the lieId of edncaIiOJl_ However.,. they IIIso need SOrr>O freedom to fuIlow their curiosity aod individual~. They ·shorild be gi\= the freedom to choose some courses, MIile being required to take others. . (E=yml!) Topic: 136 Reren!ly, rwmy people "ll'''' a. if it i, ~ 'general truth that playing a game i, lim only when yoo win. In \rarl.ous.gam.es ;md m,Bcbs,. the maiIt.aim of gama-s ofboth side seems: tQ win. And win is ·oot orily &.- the _ themselv.., but also for !he hono.- of their team; andeveo foothat of their nation. But '" be furnk, I can oct 'gre< with fuem. In my point of view ; Ihe real moaning of_ is to gain lim ftom the procedure of the playing, but·not gel !he result ofw:io or los,. There are. IIIlIDeIOUS r .. ooIlS why I hold no coofideo"" on than, and 1 wOuld espIoaeouly • few primary ones bore. The main problem wilh this argoaoad is that it is ignorant of the basic fact lhatplaying a game for win will mtunly make ga= looe the fun, bul also result in many things breaking the rure_ In this society, everyone wam to be wimer, for they will not only win the honoa,but also win mooey, house, and '0 OIl. In the same way; the 1= will 10'" eVetything. Ii is seemed that plnying • game become a way '" get creature COIOfurt, but not 6Iljoymet of spirit. Fmtheoulathelte olmos! in all the intffiIaiiooal_ aod this thiog beoome more and more serious. Topic.: 138 Maybe in ",moone', opinion ,to be ;, n>lion ,00,"""",,, wilh the so-ealled negillive "'I'flI1:s menlioned ,bm"·,"e can sllfely soy that it is better to ., leader of. gro"l' than to ba • member of. group' Anotha- ,easoo·why I di>agree wilh Ihe above sta_ is that I believe that the real meaning of g>ime·i. 10 gain lim from the procedore of the playing. When we obseNe the·playing of children, ",,,will find !hat they are more like the game per so, not·care foT1he resnIL There are so little adriltcon realize the joy of the procedure of the p~ as a child_ On the o!her bimd the OIiginal game of our lTTICesro.- is campmng the pbysicalstrength aod ce!ehruing with the bnoting. AM the t:r"ll€ intention o:f1heir game is fur relaxation and amnsement Of cooase ,a leader of, group ,i3 intrircieally • member of the group ,so in this seose ,!he leader should answer for 1he doties " common member shoukI do aod also con eojoy Ihe rel'.ting rights a oommon a n>-elopment in DiycOI11p:my aDII there ere , fom subsidiaIy staff in my dep_. Since I started to worl: ... leader of this group, I have developed Ill}' obility in leadership, decision making, communication skills, """"'" and secceedin your oompany. In addiIrin, you will enjOy the happiness and fulfillment that the j ob has given to you" Basicaliy, a house is' ccmpcsed of a living room, a dninig room, washrooms, and bedrooms.Even thoogheacb room has ita valuable featores.I fully believe that • bedromn is the most siginific.m one" In this plaee.I can rest, study lIM chot To begin with, a bedroom allows me to recharge my physical and.rceitel batteries. To tllustrete, when l amexbeusted, lchooae to sleep there. With. oozy had I con gain sufficient energy 10 work eflectiently'and effectively. Besides, 1 con just .. t on a couch and read a newspaper end magazine. It makes-me relaxed and release my stress. Frnthamore, 1 can meditate or.iook on! a f .tbe scenery. These ectivities con enable me to forget my trouhl", tenpcranly.So, I cannot deny that my bedroom is the most appropriate enviramnad to recess. Moreover, to avOid being disnnbed, ,tudying.in my bedroom is the best choice fur me J con prepare <=m>, do projects, complete assignments, and review bome...-olk in this till}' and quiet room. On top of that, ifnecessary I can surf the Internet for relevant infornmation. For-example, if I amessigeed to make" presentation "'oul"Civil War". I cen simpjyuse a search engine·Jilre Yahoo or Google to find oriI "Civil W:u" aod its orgin and its hiatorticel importance. In this Wll)', [ will come up with ideas to ceganize bow to present perfectly. Tbeaefbre, withouta bedroom 1 might get dislracteilwhile ,{udying. Las! but nor least, in a bedroom, [ can talk to someone through a phone.For instance, i chat with my boyliiend fur hours. It would.not be easy to chat with him in a public room socb lIS·, kitcken or living room. Under these circmnstaaces, 1 can share my feelings with him. Also, wbea 1 am either.enligl!!ened or depr""ed, [can make apaonecelktc my peers. 'IlIu5, oonmnrni!:ating with ~ in. il bedroom appel'S less embarassing, AU in all, fur_.being.leader in. gr""l'ainmakemy lifi,inare splendid-and wonderful . .Iwill get difforad experiences from it (EssayID: 351. 'fhig.i!I":i!I 5,P.Qim essay) Topic: 138 According to my opinion, it', always better. to be a leader than a fcllowerTme leaders shew IDitiative. They take action and they assume respcnsibihty. A leader makes • decision. Some fullowers rm)' appro'''' of the decision; others may ccmplaia .boul it. However, fhese followers ellchose to follow, not tc lead. They chose not to make', decision, That', bow rm difl'eren!. Iui not a follower. I wont to make the decisions. Ocersll, it= dull to stay in. bedrom. The moretinie we stick in this spot, the less time we gather with cut friends aod families Necerfheless, I whreheartedly fhinka bedroom p1"l" a significatn rolein a bouse becaase other moms cannot sabstifate its characteristics: • better rei! room, a quieter study place. end a IIlOre private room fur cbdting. f!l=yIDom) Good leaders will not react to events, but will anticipate them. A leader will start a plan of actKm ani! then will persuade others to follow.For example, • class president at a lccel college may feel that the relafronsliip between !he. conmnmity and the """'Pili is riot "good one. The citizens may feel that the college kids make 100 mncl! noise On the street; litter public areas, and ,hop ia other communities. A good cia", pr",i_ will reecgnize 1hat the community ,mil the campus depend on one another. The president' will ask the studenf oo'dytO keep noise dowu, help clean up the neighborhccds, and walk with busiaesses.to attract stadeers. A good leader takes the initiative; Good leas" that the washing machine is oct of worl: only after one-rnonlh use.Lbelieve a user definitely feels angry aod irritatiag .bout the had qualityofthi"""slinig machine, In scene degrees, we can make sure of the '1ulllity made by machine. Furthermore, by machine, people can seve time. I deet believer auy mamrliooturers will make fumitare by hand at masl time. Although this does happen in some cases, they are vff'j special. Furniture rnade by machine can be sold to customers as soon as possible, which increases company's profit througl! i'astmill. no lIir-eonditioning, but I don'l ever IerneIrJber feeling too bot There was aIweys. breez» ooiningthrougb, along with the"""",", ·of_c :mdkids playing ball in the,heel. . My futba', fmrily lived on a farm In the country, and their bouse had. hugo kitchen with windows on three .oall!lries. From the 'beginning of tinie, human beinga have gathered togothe< ne.ar the lire where the food WlIS being prepared. I bope that ""'''''. cllange~ (Il=yIDo B) In view of odvanlages and disadsaatages I mentioned above, I suggest we should see what items we are going to buylm~'Iheo&eide to choose !hers made by hand or by machinf. Ifl were a cusromer, I woold prefer cboooing 'clothes made by hand and so"", furnitme 'by machine. fu. short, a is mwise to ""l' wIriclJ one is better in an arbitmy way. f!l=yIDo 14) Topic: 140 From my point of ;iew, there are many fadars affoc.ting Miether 10 choose on item "",de by band or byrnachine. The mainfac!oriO make'a judgment i, wlietherwe use the item for our daily life. or fur cotlet:lion ~ d.ecciration pmpo5eS. For items used in om daily life, the choice, we make depend on the following factors: tlmction, furm, IiI!d price. Function is the most ._ thing fur us. If. product i, beautiful, but it is not able to perf(O'Ill the function, it can only be called a deroration, or a piece of garo.g<'. For· example, when we buy a TV, what we really care about fiBt it is the quility of the pictme .00 SOOIid, bow rnmy ,tations it con receive, and whe!her it can be oo""""ted easiIy to the VCR and DVD pI.}'er .1 berne. The _ tactor·whicb affects.our choice of. prodllct for daily use is its fuJm Is the TV too big, too srnaIl, or too ugly" Will it lit into the living roam? Will it be compatible with the colors of,other appliances .ind the fuiniture1 The IhiId factor: we "",y oons~ is the price. Even ifv:.re are .... -ery bappy with tbeitem" there·is no meaning ifwe caimot affordi!. Topic: 140 &sically, the production of items cm be divided into two groups:' one is·made by hand and the other is made by machine. Some people always ask which one is better, by hand or by machine1 For me, both ~f!hers have adv:m!age. and disamianlage.. Items made by hand are de!ioate.1iI!d be.utifill in""appellrnlCO. For. _Ie, most of poop Ie like Chinese sitkmade by hand 'l1lereasoo is thafnot'onlythe silk is too delicateto rise niachinetO sew, but also , good pree. ofband·made silk will make ous!oJnErs feel it ·like,·. "",,fer pree. in • degree. In addition, when band-maker:s de their jok, they usually devote more """'gy and tinie i:n them, which allows the pos.;bilily~fpursinng theoccuracy to:oometrue. As we koow, thEre:;till ha" .. rnmy Jodi .. to prefer the tailor·made clothes. Why'! The r""""" is Vff'j 'iniple beCause they IiIink only tailors cm meet their needs. We con iniagiDe after the tailor SOM the piece.stitch by So, in our daily life, Ihere i, really no ~ whether our cIllthes or furniture are mode by hand or mode by macliine. It just doesn't matter .. long .. they can perform their function. For ite= for oollection and deoomti6n,' it is nomploWy different story. Ancient tools aod historical :utiflcl. ha,'e more marl:et and educational value than IIlOd.'lIday>, immlvemostly sitting and'!imng Riding a bike, makes exercise fun_ The.first stepwouldbe to offer.third andfourth year laoguage classes. This particular school had no Janguage prngmns above the second year level. Students who started language classes in the first Y"'" ran out ofclasses to toke by the time they were halfuiay throogh !he school This was fiustroting for tbose ofus ;"110 10;-00 le.minlilanguages. II also had had effects wbeo we tried to """,,",.language studie, in oollege after a two-year break, NeUI friends' houses. If yoor school is close eno"llh, you can toke yourself to school You have control over where y<>u ge, andyru 'renOt.lVOI)'l waiting or begging for a ride, Now j'OO Can sal' "Can I go ... ?" instead of "Please take me! II (Es»ym '6) To me as a child, a bicycle mean! ;oo~ No! only oould I go fmller, but no one was watching \Were I wenr; Tberoad Wloo',·" Thriller" thrills children So" !IIIlSic inspires children's imnds. Most import3ntly, " stereo allow, cihldren 10 commanicate with host. cf'broedcasts. Fur _Ie, 1b.ey can tum into talk show on 99j FM.. There is a program celled'Take.e geess" ,iit 9:00am on weekdays. Unsually, the boot asks questions like" what is the largest animal in the world?" Every child cea respccd through a phonec lf'somecae gets the-"Toog:mswers, die.host wouldprccide Topic: 143 I like the idea of stnde:uls'haVing several short vacations throughout the ye..-. rm , working p..-eni with two scaccl-age children Every sumI.ei I have to come up wTIh • plan for keeping my children safe and entertained for three months, while my husband and I are at work. Summer """'1" are expensive, and finIIinil the one ycur childreo willenioycan be." cbnlleage. Getting rid of that one long vacation worddmake life, lot easier. Hoving several shorter vacefio as would also make it easier to. schedule vacetioas. My husband :md I both work in small offices with other wmhng parents. All of us need vacation time during' the same three months. This is hard on OlD" businesses and oar careers. \Ve' abo find that wherever we. go in the'scmrrer, it's: crowded. It would be nice to. go places throoghom the year endfind smaller crowds. I'm sure the attractions themselves would like thet better, tooIt would be better-for the-economy to spread things out, too. 210 211 2121192 I think mychildreo would be more focused on their studies if 1hck, Fve pickedup in my travels.I also like to have- interesting space. I don1 want all the rooms and windows the ,ame size or a boxy design, A modem opartmen! usually cones in one size and shape. A traditional house is going to hove a variety of spaoes \\bore I can !"I_little table or a window seat And rl will have lots of room, frooi basement to attic. These are all gcodreesces fur me te prefer living in a trodrlional house. 'Some people love modern design, but it', notfor me. The spare and beauty of a traditional home are more important to me than bavingevaything new and perfect, Topic: 143 Hello,frieods!As student..,what period is your happiest days? -HoIidays!1 think ... ~ will agree with this answer.sc do IBm what kind of holiday do yoo like better-tho longer one or several shcrtvarations in a yeai!1 think each of them bas its advantages and disadvantages.As for me, I like the latter one: (E=ym441) Now, Iet's ioak at the good and had points of the two kinds of holidays. Of course, I'd like to begin the topic willi my favorite one-short period of vacations. Fist; short vacations are , greet relaxation after busy final exams:Wben we finish the eoams., ",-e know that we1l 110'-'" month to think freely, to do other things beside; ci"",es,.to visit fiieruh, to be with oor family, to ge to roocerls, to ivatch 'Ports: c_,and so OlLSeoond, we can pbm to iI.vei during the holt vacations. In spring. we can go to ~ t,O :see the various. ~wers th.tt can't be seen in cities, '10 see the ,tream flowing, to dimIJ the moontains, and ro apprecial< the beautiful scenery on the Sl1IIJDlit!WhaI. wonderl'ul picture,. especially for we students alwsl'~ swimming in !he "sell" of hook,! And in"""""", we cm go to the seashoretoEnjo}' the stmShine andong beachln'winter, we may go to see the SIlOW'Scenerjn1 gi\'eS ill a lotofpleasure..At ~ tbe most impo:rtmt one is thai we will not forget clas"" :diet the short vacations. The _coming is thaI,. fu.- those students 00,0 want to maJ::e 50lllie JD.9lEY to cover Ihf:ir :sc~l expenses., '!:be V will break dov.n or need rePlareine!!l; simply becanse ohge. As foithe longer \raeations, ~ can ba~re a l_onger.~au.tion... we,t:an have a km.get relax.a:ti.on,. 'I.lI."e can go to remote are.as or go abroad to 1::riivel. But ifwe only have' one Long 'I.";3;cati.on fur at yea:r~ isn't it dull forus"And we aIsoIlllIy forget ",me.ofour lessons:dlet wererom to ,drool From the >hove., I thrnd the short period of vacations have • lot of advantages comparing .with the longer ones.so why not join ill in short boIidays and enjoy e\ck, rve picked up in my tmrels.1 also like to.have interesting space. I don1""",, all the rooIIIS and windows the .an.; ,.izeor • boxy design. A modein opartmen! usnalIy comes in one size and shol"'. A traditional house is going to hove a .variety of spaces \Were 1 can !"I a Iiltle table 0< • window ""'l And rt will have lots of room, from bas=t to attic. These ... all good _om. for mo: 10 prefer liWig in a traditional house. 'Somepeople 1o\"'1lllldem design, but.i!',.not for"",. The spare and bemtj-of. traditional home are more important .to me than haWig evayIImig new and perfirl .. (E=ym '0) Topic:. 144 I know there are advantages to living in a modein ap'-..t, bur·rdpreferfu live in a traditional !Jous<. My IWIin "'0011 is that llolre traditional design. IJ', grareflil and WIiDIl and in>iting. I think modern design is veryempt)' and,terile and not very inviting. So, beeouse of the wayitlook~ Ed choose '.lraditionall!imoe. I rerogrllre the fact that , modem apartment is geing fo be in much better .m.1'" Being Dew prob:lbty meims all the phimbing. wad::s,. the rem isn1 going to le3I:, the windows .:Ire prope continues fhreughout om lives .. We Spend afot of our iooney trying to keep up with our · neighbors. We buy the WM mOOeI_, haVe ill the latest gadgets in our homes, and live a lifestyle beyond our budgets_ ·Am...,m,ing enooung~ \1" 10 define ourselves by what we own rather 1han by m.o we are. It ""'=rage •• competition of falsevahes and shallow measurements of what matters. in om-lives. fun to travel and enjoy ,00 many wonderful sightseeings in dilforem places. During their vacetien, most people would choose to travel'tceajoy a period of leisure time so that tbeycan refocase on their studies and businesses. . In the secong place, particip3ting in varied outdoor activities can help lis increase koowIe.Jge through our own eaperierice and widen our horizon, As • famouse Chinese ,r.aying goes: to become wiser, you need to not only read !O 1housand becks, but also travel 10 thousand miles. It is true m.e. we go oui we have the chance to moe! different people and differeni tlring>', which cannot happen if you·my indoors. We clJa!. with people and ex change ideas, we visit mmy places and Ieazn didfereIIt culmres, all ofwbich can ret us know more about a true world. Am,-ertising.can be damaging. However, it is alsc one of the way;in which oor """"""y seeps growing. People need to buy products in-order for other people to have jobs marrul'ac1urin& transporting and selling those products.Advertising also keep, us informed aboutnew products that IIlliY"ctu>l.Iy hel]l us in someway. For these reasons, juucculd sey aa.-ertising is, necessary evil, .. In conclusion, I personally prefer ourdcor activities to indoor ones not only because I can enjoy the relaxation and refreshment in the nature but also through participating in varied out activities, I gain valuableopportunities to convert theore1ical-lnowledge from book, into a kindof reel experience, . (Il=ym4 means a chance to stretchury mental and physico! !IIIlSCles_1 can go biking in an area I've never beenbefore I <=go swimming or raffiag . on theriver. I can 'go' on a nature·wall;; willi. a ranger and leani about flowers and trees. I can visit all the outdoor IIlO1IllIDj~ been 1hengbt to be important to the development of'well-balanced ami creative children; however, wIut part, if any, they should pi")' in the lives of , when thing> change. We learn how to devise, pI:m.for reaching our goal, We learn ,ti-.regy. Most people lInd_ that "all work mil 00 pIal'" i. bad for you Lelillling all these tiring> woUId 00 much sIowex if we dIdn'I play.g.m.s_ Life wonId be.mud:t duller, 100_ (Il=ym2l) There', rmthing my basband enjoys more ajter a bard dey ofwork than to come home ami play. game of Chess with someone, This enables him 10 unwind from the d'J'~' activities and to discuss the.highs.and lows of the dey in. nou-threotening, kid: back euvironment one ofmy """I memorable wedding gifts, • BackgRruniou set, was received by • close friend, I asked him wby in the world he had givea us such-a gill He replied that he feU thai on impo_ aspect of marriage was for "couple to never quit playing games together. 01.", the years, as I have come to purchase :mdpIay, Wifu.other couples & cowoll thatocrur in the oocirty of .. deep. ",ish of mine. When I WlIS , child my llm:liIy and I ofleu w...t to the.couadry on _.' becmse oue of Dad's brothers owued , piece of laud nOlI 100 far from the city wbere we lived I eujoyed llIJI"eIf riding horses. pIa)Ong with oat> and doga, picking up egga from hens, loolring al 'rabbit>, wlitching birds, "driving" ti1lclors and so on. Since then, I haVe been dreorunig to m.''e son:te free laud ofmy OWl! proparty, in order to de what I most like Withcnt :mnoying any neighbours_ First of all I would fill it with trees; flowers and gross, bec.useTI_ to stay outside andlm" walk, \J[lder the tree;' shadow. GeneIliI speaking, game tell us the principle mil truth of'life, :mil people OlIn lellIIl frOIl! game how to deal with problem, how 10 tsIre on the duty and eXperience the life in the society. Taking into ""count of all these, we may reach the conclusion that, gilmes teoch _I", .bout life. and people Secondly, I would roy ,,,,me Gaman Sheepdogs. Actually fm '"")' fond of this race of dog~ and I wish to I!JOW up some ~Iars :md win premiums at dOg competiti""'_ Dogs are the relIl p'osioo of my life. I 10'"' to stay with dogs :md speak to 1heru and teiich them some bosic things_ ¥maIIy, in order to 'I'J'there a1""l'>. I woold build '. small country house, made of strine and 216 217 TWEEl,'l" 21&1292 TWEEls:ry. 2191292 wcodbet with all "'_ and .a swimming pool to balhe in when if', '=I hot Probably ifs a dream, bot don't say if, unpessible.to accomplish, In-fact, I ",OUUI only need to work in some place neillJE:r too near, nat too fur from !he country. There I could find some !me Iand.oo do what I've just said, So 1 would realize the chiIli"·""""sphere·iliat I can only rOmember ·00" =I fhat is so _whenjustthinl:ing of'if. . . let their children go to the hlmny ftequenliy than see their child speed lots of time in playing the game or watclririg television, After all, a goodbook em provide children wrlb eaom •• '" lleIp in tbeir ftmne Iife.. Ftom whilt baa been discussed.above.I =y safely drawthe co'ndlision ·1Imusing this. land to buildthe hlmiry for people will be my first choice, (&s:fj- ID: 3]5. Thi.!I is.a 5 p;Kn:I: 1!S~) Topic; 149. Topic: 149 Wbat-s!lOnld I do if some day I bad """",.1=1 of rrI)~eIf? I take it a s a serious question IIlthoogb if it is just • hypothesis. While, dofini!eIy, Iwill facilitate it to lmiII "I' a public school! The reasoa is 1hlIt education is so iruportant to both this society and individual a it is.my dream to develop • school fur the childrea who have been bereft the opportunity of'ecceptaace educetion The world is becoirring.increa:singly!ilIl.aIler and smaller. The world's pcpulatien is noW at six. biIIion_ The worldcilies lire getting larger andiorger. At least twocities, MexiCo Cifyand Sao P:rulo have almost 30 million inhabitants. In this.ecetext, one could say 11m a gift of land is !he greatest gift of all Land is pehaps tlie moot pamanent thing in Iba world. Unlike di:onOnds, which reilly have little \OIille in =I of themselves, Jand iIctuMly bas great VlIi"". Unlike jelecisices and cars, 1=1 cannot be destroyed-c-if'you remove land, tbere is still more 1=1 under ir, In this contest, I will discuss wharl wonIddo were.I giVeu somel .. d as a gifl.UwiD be . neoe"'''Y, however, to discuss fuar thing. first First, it is neoe""'}' to estllhlish the sizeof the landSecond, we need to know Mlore Iba landis. Third, 1he ropo~y of the land is uuportani. Fmally, the weather in the location is fimdamelrtal. FOI the purposes of this essay, I will assume'jhat I havereceieed a rather large parcel oflend (it is a gift, righl'!) in • temper.te climate with four sees 01IS. I will assume that the 1=1 is fairly flat, Mo,t importantly, I will assume fhat this land is. mine and that I have control O'-eT the ~ re., that no olher.govemmenl controls the land- . Having grow. up' in • ratber poor 1iimiIy, I thiiIl I wonld be quite ""'itedabout receiviag some _ I have never owned ""l'-th:ing of any great VlIine .. d to own some 1=1 woold be • wonderful thing fur me. For a loag time, it has been a dream of mine to be .ble to build • bemuifuJ bouse for my mother. My _ is stillliviog in poverty =I it saddens me to IhinI: ofber living in that :situation. She often does not have, enough money to. use the hen in the wintertime :and! cannot afford ill buy new clottes.I wouldlove to be able to give her the gift of a house =I': happy place to live fur the rest of her life. Since we lived in a country with veIj' cold winters, my IiimiIy oft"" fe11\=1 cold. Lwould 10,,,, '0 bring my _ to a warm place to spend the rest ofher dajs. However, I would not devote all of the land to hooses·furmy fim:Iily. I wook! use most of the land to develop a business. ill iny case, doing this would be very import>ut since I grew up poor. I would need to ensure tb.a:I:"1 would have a source of incorue and ,I" way to sustain the activities on the land, An ellicieol way to do this. would be to develop the 1=1 iIi some way suitable to the laad In this case, I woold usetbe land to develop-a langUage lind confidence truningcarnp. It has long been my drearn to build a .perfect.Jango,ge!eanllng center -·a place M..re people «mid go to Ie\UII' Ian_ tc.iemerse themselves in the I_ge, to meet other people and to have.fun .wllile doing '0. ill conclusion, F would like to, make one more poinf I innst admit that I &,,1 somewhat guiltyebout the idea of accepting soch a gift efland, There is apart ofme that is ,omewhat idealistic and woold like to think that !he world is a. beautiful place =I thaI all hnmsns should live together peacefully. FTOII1 this viewpcint I would 'Ii}' that IlO one CIlIl Own land, As .. _.an InOIl is 11m people can spend their spare time in a IDOle meoningful way in a library. Now the life pare Is faster and faster.so people, especially young people, like to ge to see a movie, or a disco party. In comparison with those places, I think 11m library can provide a quiet =I cooifortable atmosphere for people who want to redaoe the pres=e of life. Moving on to wider themes, a library is a good =1_ place fur children I'arenls would refher 21g 219 22W192 221i'l92 Topic: 149 Of course, there are SOIne bad sides for children to watch TV. Our 1V -watching children increasingly view life as an entertainment extravaganza, in which they yeom to play, stming role, and here the nasty content of '0 nmch modero broadcasting rome. into play. Besides, it is hatd to willch an evening of TV without encounteriag unspeakable violence, whose perpetrators are celebrated, Again, the.effects of'televisioa vieJ.ving depend on progoon content and genre, and parents shook! teach their children nge of "''»1'1 from food prodoction to scientific research An animal iliat i, not only helpful to os but cl"", to us em<>tionalIy is 1he dog. That i, why I feel1hllt dogs "",·the ""'st iIuportJmi IIrIimaI iIi my country. Dogs provido·a very imprnmrr! chan"" to learn or maintrin social skill,. Children whohave dogs leamresponsibililywbite caringJor them Dogs IIlso help older peq>le: The e1dedy often feel lonely as they get older and have fewer h.-ing friends and reI,Ii""'. They \ire ,ble to rnainJ:lIin a posiIiveotrtlool: and to feel needed l>ec..,..;they are caring.fo(a dOg !hatJlfleds thim_ In .ddition to oocilllbenelili:, dogs also provide some very impo_ .,sis1ance. Seeing-bles fm: use by C2rDp1'CI =l1Ilso those who do not wish to sbIy overnight A c:m:IjIground woold provide "lot ofoctiviti", fur very litthimoney: Thafwonld definitely improve thi, area. The result of\milding a campground will be fhli_t rwmy rIlIlTepeople will be ,ble to afford an OlljOyahle evening out. A o.mpgrotind also promotes heIIlthy ]i,1ng. People """ get out ""d breathe fresh air: They em wall: and hike and play bask! 11m Topic:. ISO lelevision has increased the speed '" which news tnvals and neon bJing ,itu:ations and images into our homes that previous pr;iIions ·would not 11;"" hod the oPFOItImiIy or re·gret to witnes~ lel","'on is ro=nIy crilicized· as :being badfur children that an iruportant lite:! sometime, gets o"",looked. In my personal opinion SOIne!Jopes of television "ieMrigInaY aotually,eoh;mr.e chil_,inlallectlJlll dovelopment Again, thfre \Ire. rwmy useful.mimals in tbeUrited State.. ill terms.of the rIIlIDiorous ways in which they can be helpful, however" I believe the dog i, the roost signific:mt 'Ie.le\risioD confains 311 eJlOlIIlOOS variety cfforms :;:mdpJntent.. The effectS cftele\li.sion viewing ecmne acti",,1y engaged with television oontenf thai is neither too ell')' n..- too· diffiru1t to c~ 11m is, co:Iitent iliat prO\ides stmie challanges;bu1 '"'0 allows ,chilli to gain, sense of mastery. Just like om nmscles, the brain gets stronger whea ni>· used, .. d alrofhies when it isn'lused. It seems that lack ofuse·1Ilso Ie"",,, it \'IIInenble to degeneration later in life. Topic.: lSI Before I """"Or this question, I feel 11m I shook! introdoce my.elf I come from Chim, '0 I thin!: that the pig shook! be the moot impo_ animIIl iD oor oountry l>ecmse this animal pla}~ • very signifioant action in our daily life. Needless to say, the pig is one of the most import:rnl meat foode Everyday, we ",ht from its heed to it, feet All !"rI" of" pig are Odible. We can use its differenl pam; lo·oook all kinds of delicious food. In China, lllere ""'eight kinds of thsh party .. Every kind ;;, clOsely .. sociatad with !he polk. Theseoond, thepig is a1",. kind of important indnsiria! ""ieriaL We can Use the pigskin ton:iake all sorts of shoes, wallets =I other leather goods. ill addition, ,ts f",!her can be used to make :brushs. The Iastrreaoon is 1hat raising pig is one oftbe important:i:Jx:ome sourcesof' ~_1f;rffi1 ba\rei a chance to Chim, )'Ou can find iliat ahnost every fiIImer family raises seve:rIIl pigs. Many fur= m TWEEl,'l" mn'l2 . TWEEls:ry. . get their cash by selling pigs. At lb" same time , some providienl ani! ski11ed fumers beve become Very weollhy through raising pig. After uncIa>1lIndind1he reasoning above; I think th.t Dilbady should doubt my snswer lIlJout this question. The pig i,re.J]y 1heIlID'ltimportlin! animal in om counny. In fhe Wild=es., animals are also IIWCh harder to lIlId<·ani! monitor, Z"", make research less time-consuming and expensive. Long term follow-ups are easier tOO" since even with monitors, wild ani.ma1s: often are killed cr disappear. In zoos, researchers em observe an iIIlimal's: entire life .'I'IIIL Overall, I !i>;llhat properly managed zcosprovide exrellenloppcrtunitie. foreducation and rese.ru., .... d are therefore v.ery useful_ (E=ym29) Topic: IS2 Many natunl resources are dis.appearing or heing wasted on om planet every .d'J'- One of !he mostimportent reeccrces weare abus:ing is cerjrees. Each yeirr, hundreds ofthonsands of acres of trees disappear in oounlrie,ra!lllIDUDll the world In'OIDe countries, these trees are used fur fuel. In other couctries, trees are destroyed 10 build houSing developments. ani! shopping centers. Saving uees bas become a ID.ajercul.tural and economic issue in many areas of the worl.d_ Topic: 153 Trees are essential to rmr SUIlJivaL They are a major part of the process of phetosynfhesis. Photosj'ntheiis is the pr"""" in which green plants use carbon dioxide 10 produce oxygell,. ani! oxygen is something allofus need, The fewer frees fhereare, the more this affects our obilityto hresthe Children like to go 10 the zoo on holidays_ They find il interesting to "",Ich monkeys or beers deing funny things .. But how maIl)' adalta go to the zoo not for clrildren', sid:.? I IbinI: few, Because we finally Jirnl tbet a zoo has no really useful P"'P"'" and if, not a truly lim. place-for us. When a person breaks !he law, he will be thrown into prison, But the animals in the zoo have dene oothing to deserve being loclred in a small cage. No plants, no water, just.brick walls ani! 1l00, or even p"",,_ Animals are. 001 able to distinguish which food is had for tham ani! tlws thay ",.I 100 much unfitable food It is very harmful 10· their health So I don't see any useful purpose to build tIp a zoo in a cily just for people', entertainment, brt io sacrifice tha animals' health mil freedom AIldit does no good to teach our children to have animals as: our best friends. . Topic: IS3 Zoos can he wonderfully educational pleces. They provide a safe, controlledenviroament 10 I""", about. specific species. Cbildren oar! feel safe exploring the world of'the chimpanzee there, ani! adults C3II I""", about ani! see types of'birds they've rever seen before. Unlike in the wild, there', no wonl' of being pIry.icaIIj' hanned hy an animal. Zoos are also importirnt for thereseereh uppommitiesthey provide. Research is safer ani! easier to oondnc:t thaulo:iliewild Scientists caafeel secure in the confined area of!he zoo. for example, whiJe conducting ·a·medical esperiment in an open field, scientists have.to worry-about both·the ailim:iI they are-worling wi~ ani! also other animaIs.nesrby_ Inzoos, hem-ever, they need only worry .boul the research suhjecl_ Every city has one or more zoos. There IS nodenying.1he fact that whether a zoo is: useful or not is a popular topic which has caused heated debate over a lcegperiod of tine. Some people think that establishing a zoo of ecorse has its ad<'antage>, while· others frank it makesno sense. Aud fur • MIile, people think that a'zoo is no useful purpose. II. far as I am concerned, Ldisegree with this cpinioa, There are 00 less 1han three reasons to disagree with the opinion as rendered below. One chief reason, which can be seen by every p=on, is that children cen obtain direct kn<>wledge about a variety of enimals. They can see-what tigers like, hearvmo.. sounds of birds and differ one animal from """ther. 'Iffhere ia no such aplace, how can thay mai:e direct impressian of animals. They may !Ie"'" have .a chance to see various animals eveo though they learn many from 222 223 book A further reason why I disagree the st,!emenl", tbetmost of-us live-in cities-andhave many things 10 do. We, rIDlSI: work for living and learn for o_Ka better job. Everyday we live \Vith • rapid' paceand we want to relax, A zoo of eearse is a good place for us to have a relaxation. Tbere are so maD.)' lovely animals end ~ bemt:iful environment in which "\iJo'e can leam more things. about :ani:maI.s as well as relax ourselves. In my country, Romania (located in South-Eastern Europe), we consider _.I !he most importanl plant FUIalIy, to be frank, there is also. more personal reason wlIyl think. 2)00 isusefal, When I was a little girl, I liked animals 11"'}' much, especially birds. But I could not-feed tham for myself: so the zoo which was located new: my heme was the place I went.to most frequent. And I really 10;-., these places. Based on what has heeo discussed """'e, 1 IIlli}' safely ani"" at !he condusioo that ~ zoo has its useful purpose. (E=ym49'J) During ceanaies, our ancestors had to fight numerous invaders in order to protect our 1II(Ist precious wealth: _I. Uotil World War II, Rmnania had beeoconsideredtbemost important Mteii_1 producer of the entire oonlinent UnfortunaMy,. _!be war, my country was invaded by Soviet troops, having a sole plIIJ'O"e: stealing. They stole everything thay fuuud money, jewelry, em, industrial equipment and, last but not least, food During that period, wheallleur was considered the most precious asset-a pa:s.un could own. After the 60's, the situation returned to DOIIIlaI. Regrettably, however, _'poddocb were considered e. scarce for <>htsining: merchandise 10 he sold 'OIOOd, in return for fureiguctlIreIlC)' meanito fuIIlIl Ceeusescc's insane.plans for "!he new oornnmnist ere". Dozens of'trauis full of wheat berries. cro=dour bo.-dorro, while Rorwmian people were .tan for ="'"' reaso:ru. Not only will heuinng =king improve people's health, it will also increase \VOlker ptoductivity ani! reduDe ronllicts_ We all Immv s:ooking i< not healthy_ Uuf_e1y, when s:oolreI:s. are oble io smoke ill public t.rildings, thayoorImai:e otherpeoples:id_ They may wild: with people WID are aIleIj;ic to smoking, for'~e.ln that "",e;the Il!ID~ ha,,,, no elm", unI"", theyWllIlt to qnittheir j.obs_ They O->Il only got s:icker, which", unfair. Of course, heuinng SlDilking m public t.rildings and offices will pl€ose non-smok""" It will oloo impr",,,, !he SIIlOlreri health They will""'e fewer opporfiinities..10 """,4, '0 they will smok. fewer cigar-.. Banning,moking moffice t.rildings canol", increase wod:erproducti;ily. Smokers won't inlerrupt their WOIJ(a!1 the time fo srn!!ke. TIiere will also he fewNworkor absenres. Wheu smokers ·Clrt dewu tha oranber of cigllretle>, they will got reo.-er ,moking-related illnesses_ After !he ooll",~ of roIIlIIlllIlism, everybody relieved 1hat 1hings wunId mum \0 normal_ However,.another prohlero oorurred. Irre;po:mihle people· stole mru! irrigati, pipes); so wheat produCtinu has been oontinoollsl'l d~ Atpresertl; _t i. still couSidered. preciou,·gift ofnature gilJen to om: people. ThollSSlll!sof people working in agricul_ are treating thiS planlas the Illi>lt importanl thing in their lives. I hoPe that, -time, all my natinuals will gi\ i< • good idea It will reduce conflict ani! inere"" producti",;ty_ll will 01", beuefit !he health of smokers and ·OOIlSIlJ[)IreI:s. alike. I relieve that JILlt about anythrog that improves·om health is -. good idea! (E=ym30) Topic: ISS Topic: ISS Chiquita, !he name brand !hitt most people see here in North America 00:en the), ·go,get some banana, at !he supermarket, "' tha mark for all !he b"""""" pmdIroed at the Clrir:iqui land Co_ Whatnot so mmy people !:now "' filat th.,..,.banaDll> are from my oounliy, Panama, Where !he pl:ammon' o.ftbiS fruit Dlf:i1II..S .a Vf:IY important income infl,) our economy_ The prodUction of bliIIllIlllS in panam. i< one of !he moot importanl 'in the i:ounliy_ Since the .beginning of the last·llffifury, IllI.tive Indianl; froml'anama have w<>lled in theplantlllion o-f oon.nll'" Thus, it means this has been • ""l' to bring some iucoroe to all these Iromes and io. the natio:nal economy,. too_ The phnt.hon ofhauanas means millions ani! milliOIlS ·of dollars to.o:rII ocooomy every year_ The banana. are not only for !he local 00=, lnrtalso fo be "'Ported The·elIJKIrfation of banana, wt only I" The-United St.tes but to many other countriesi< 3,r.OOrce ofmooey 10 om internal ocononiy_ Therefore, it means more school, hospitals and other henefit. fur !he local population. The quality of the banana plants and theirproduC! are.""OOlent Qnality control", ''"'}' demanding and meets the excellence oflSO OO'J The banana pIanl is protected with a.speciaI plastio thahlOl home made neal, Plants are vital 10 the survival of all life on Earth-plant. transform the light of the sun into """'ill' thai is usable to other life on Earth. Without plants, anenals would not be able 00 me the eDeJID' of the Sun that readies the Earth. The removal of.oae plant from 1IIe ecosystem CIIIl came·many unforeseen changes, sometimes irrevembly dluwIging an eeosysten, However, oome plants are more importani 1hm others,.either for biological or cultural reasons. In IlI)' country, KOrea, I would say that the grass that produces rice has come. to be themost important plant, not just because rice is a staple food, but also for other cultural reasons. Virtually eve'}' Korean eat. rice at least twicea day. 1, for example; IwI rice at'breakfast, lunch, and dinner yesterday. For moot Koreans, rice is an inregnl part of. meal, as expected in a meal as ink is to iilVffil or wheels are to a car-a meal widlOut rice is not iii meal In fact, if I have dinner with my American friends and do not eat rice, I ecmally feel lnmgryesee ifl have. Idled riIyseIf with potatoes OI other food while eating with them. Many ofmy friends have made similar rolllIDeDfs to me, So, I believe that rice is as much it part of'our daily Jiv·es as wm:k ,ortdkirig on the telephone is. Second, lhewhe·at bread is the traditional meal ofmyc_ty. 10 fact, wheat bread or waeatbeeas are alway, oa celebratiens and big~. There is no wedding wilhout. big round breedfcr tfe bride and groom, chiistoning· without bread With fortune pieces imide, or fi.In even in history books is. written that when the R IIIIDj' liberated 'our country .1 the nineteen centuries.people meet soldiers with wheat bread and salt. Even n,",,', on some big meetings wheo many relatives gel together, there is bread infronl of the door oflhe host, and everybody bas to chopa piece of tho read and eat it to show respect to the gathering and people.of the family tree. . 10 conclusion, Wheat is symbol of om nation. It is important 'for people of my country not only because it is their staple food bot also because it is in their culture. Wheat is always IIIHl1 will always be II part of our nationality. However, rice is nru::h more tban just a staple food to moll! Koreaas-et represents the very sustenance of mnoh of our culture. Our history teachers tell us thot tho development of rice as on 'agricultural product ", zas lorgely responsiblefbr the 'WlIJIre!IIffilt of Korean culnae-since nee was portable-and had a .Icag storage time; people had more freedom te move and were 1= . susceptible to changes in the weather. In marry ways, rice has oome·w beconsidered the perfect fo·od,.o ingninediS itin the minds cfuiany Koreans, and many Asian> for that matter, as food thai we often "l' "bave yro had yccr-rice" instead of saying • have you had your meal "10 fact, 1 hare mide fhis translation emir many fimes whife Ihave been in the United States.Ehseewanted to ask IlI)' Ame:ricaJi friends whether tlu;y hare eaten, and I ask, "Have yoo eaten your rice?" N •. furally, they oftenrespon a '''IJI importaol plant in my country. Coconut tree plantations are important scerees of revenue, food and shelter. Om-country earns a 101 o-fmoney from the expert of coconut tree products likecopra, coconuts, coconut oil, mil coconut milk. This hasbeen the main source of our foreign exchange fer ova: II cenImy. Infact, many of the coconctplantatioas were p1_ by various colonial poweIS and now, since IodepE:n.denc,e, are nm. by our own citizens. Topic: 156 We nat only esport 1he food products of the ccccnntjree, we eat them ourselves 100. The coco is the basis ufmnch of our o>J:ionalcoi>ine-. We are famoui for our curries made rich by coconut milk. We also use the oil to fry our foods as well as to add shine 00 our sI:in and hair. Many people cannot afford to visit a foreign Comnry, because · .. ther.they bevenotane or they have 00 !IIIlney. Fortunately, I have·the oppcmmitypay a visit a foreign country as I would like. The first choice oomes inro my mind is Italy. . As we know, there areso many classical architecturesin I~y_ I iID1 an aruateer architecter. But I could only study 1110'"' great work, in lhe bcok or on 1he internet Now that Lhave the opportunity to go there; I could obsen .. e them in. direct way. I think thai will be totally a different espiecce. The fronds of the coceent tree are also mod to cover !be walls and roofs of temporary shelters. 226 227 Also a football fan as I am I am eager 10 watch the best foothall match on the 'PDf I- am locking forward to applause for tee.stars together With other fum. If possible, I will be lucky enough 10 get the signature of my fawrite stars, to make friend< with people ffonr all "''01 the. wodd, Also; it is arbitrary to judge the best choice is visiting China according to fhe excuse I mentioned in tha above paragraph, It is gena:alIy acknowledged thai China is a nation with apare cnUuIe from the east, and she has a hisIory of more than 5()(1(1 years old. Over those years, people here have developed brilliant skills, and hare build mIIIIfJh fu'e in smaller Iilwml or on fiIrms in rnGd areas. Vtsiting _ pi""", is very restful. People don't feel1he need to stick to a "hedoIe. Thin!!, get done, but in a1llllch mare relaxed faahion_ in my oountr}" there', 1he feeling that you're alwa)~ late fm; something. In lreland, it feeJ.l·llIgy "'" fail Computers go down and 06mpufa:progrnrt:l crasIL Televisions·· break, and the elei:tricily can sudilenly go off. In Iho",-,illlations, who', going to teach me? IfTm at ""hool, and the teleVision or the oompu_ :;lop functioning, 1ha:e', a teru::her to step in and change tho l=on plan. Teachers can dreW.OIl their teaching ""J'SI important I"",,,,,, we. !earn in school II prepares us fbI life; and for working With other people. Being with other people also heIpa us disco\ref who we are.. Topic: 156 Another concern i have ahoul 'tudying III home. i> getting dl..tracred_ If, strange bo.ll thinI: being ho~ al<>ne i> ~redistracting 1hm being.t school With .JOt ofpeople. AI school, were.n fueused lin the·"""" ,ubjects. At hll!IlO, it woold be So .""Y to tum off the computer or the television and go do s6methingelse. I might tell rilyseIflhat it', okay 10 play •. compiI!er game now and make up thestodj' hours later. Clmrtces are; rdnever makeup !he ,tudy-ho=. rm all in f,,'or of rising lechnology in !he ciassrooIrL I think computer.; and television are great .ways for sIudOnts to ha"e ac=s to • 101 of infonnation. I juSt don't think tlu;y shoold be the only Iools I have as a studeot I also oeed te:ioher.l and other studeot. to help me·gota complete 8lucation. 1beamwerofllri. statement· depends lin your m>n espffiertce anil·life ctyle.ln my pIe of as many. as 56 difIernd JllI.ti=. In oome paru of Cbina" )'1lIl can "' .... live With a family fbI one day or more. from which you can get aOl[Il"inlanre With and learn mare llboul Chinese, who lire eager Topic: 158 Everyone is entitled to have an opiniODL When it c,omes to opiuions~ though., there's ~ dIffeJeore between !be msjmty "IpeoplellIHl1oelebrities like aclars, athletes and rock, ,tm.lfyou'rean 22S 229 TWEEl,'l" 23Q1292 TWEEls:ry. mr.192 overago pe1"0n, ,only yom filIIlily aoiI friends care about yom opinion If your famrus, the whole wcrldbsteas, or '0 it seena sometirees, Is thi> the way it >.houId be?] d'on'I think so. We ,hmddn1 pay attention 10 fOlllOllS people's opinions just becense of who they are. Being a famouS basketball player doesn't Imke someone an expert on environmental issues. However, that basketball player has a hetter opportmIily to be heard _most people do.If that player feels very strongly about an issue, be can use his fame 10 draw attention to it and get other people involved Often, people with causes that aren't well-known ask celebrities to get i'nvol"""- That way they can draw attention and needed dollars to that issue, People who are.rich pur their money behind a cause, In the some w:ry, famous people are-using their.most valuable asset. In their CO"', it'snot money_ II', their name reoognition Should_le pay attention to What they tlrink just because of 00:0 they lire? I dcet think so. I also don't think We should discount what they think just because ofwhc they are. They M'''' a right to their opinion. If their name draws people 10 that came, all the better for jhe-cease. ltlrink too often we categorize people and try to-keep them ia their place, Celebrities have brains and ,ho:mld.be·allowed to use them Wben they're .m"OCaling a cause, their opinion ;hou]iJ be just one of many factorswe use to evaluate ~ cause. because they have enaugh wits to win a game or do well m act. They just have their good health or good realure end thit is why they succeed, I once met a famous actress. Sbebaa lots of fans in C1JJina, rut whenshe talked >bout ill Goo Bridge.she didn1 know why it is welI-kno..TI among Chinese people.even questioned why such-a bridge should alway, be talJ:nd.hy Chinese people. Let alone her opinion ebout life. Furthennore, U"they do have their own feelings about life, the famous people's opinions arenot useful to, us, We have our own experience in our Jife, and we ran learn tbem fromour Ol,l"TI experience, Y 00 ill")' ask why cannot we Ieem from them then we em avoid the problems ito our life. That maybe true, but we em learn these from hooks, and alway> boob are good teachers of us, .why should We bother to pay attention to those people', wonk More over; the famous people always 'give their opinions when ,rJred hy fans or reporters. In such a hurry they cannot eventhmk enough eboctfhe question, and they spilt their words without kacwing what theyare speaking, In such a case, ·shouId we p:ry attention to their words. Almost the moot devoted fan will ret agree to say 'yes.sir.we shouId,whate\"" they may speak.' So. SF"" yoor rime 10 do other thing more important than listen to' these tonsenses, SO I think we shouldnot pal' .\ter!lioo to these opinions. (E!ss3.yID:35) (Essay ID: 306. This. is 31 :) poaLm II lind almost everj1hmg youneed on the Inrerret, oOlllIniiniC.te with friends, read news, watch movies, Iisten to music' etc. Butycunmst do all thesbow thing. on, computer. em't log in the Internet means beIiiiid time> today. Al!haugh many other i'nvadions of the 20th cennny brought great convenience to horoan or changedpeople's lives.computers beve the most valuable contribution to human, anditwill have nmch more oo~ in the future. Topic: 158 As far-as Ibave known, I think we needn1 p:ry attention 10 the words of the feraous people. Those famous people IlIlIy have their QWO opinions,but let Us get. down to the foundaint be worried about losing the paper,yoo m save it in the . romp:nterln ~t::t,that isjust Ii pi~ ofa cake for·a· cOJllImteJ)t can ~ represent.1be :fuoction ofa ronll"rt",_ When you eota- mto the mtema.tional nelwork"the computer will lead yoo into another world.In tlilli way,you just ,tay .t home;but you can know "''''']'thing happeIring.in the world m every rorner.Isritii WCIIderIil!'>Nowaday.s,many people <:II=e to work.t ho"", to do WOJk,as they canCOlllleC! the offiCES hy • computa-_They say it greatly Sav", orocl! time 'Second,the =I"ter m:ikes the comn:nmication llIIIse aoiI &top it from spreading. the quality of life fur many people aroood the world improved' Today smallpox i, fNgo_ p=t ofpI clinic~ \~ ramos aoiI specially hospitals have all improwd the health care for oor oommimi~s.. As the .mmtanges I explore ab""e,l think the oomputer .>houUI be remembered oOOuI m the 20th ceJihIry- If you ,houId be unfortunate aoiI reqrnre surgery, yoo are stilIlud:y to ha\" lIle 'urgeI}' today rather than"""", teo Y""'" age_ Now with micro=pic and laser sorgery, oper.rti.ons are more efficient Yon spendles, time m thehospdil and yoo reoover thster_ I cm~ think of aoy ether.change that has _ted the lives of '0 many people. Om bealIh is iniportml to all of llil_ We all are thankful fur.dv>nces ito the area of medical ,cienre.. (Essay ID: 455. Thi5 i.5 31 5 p.;m: I!S!";S)') (Essay ID: :141. This. ig 31 :) poaLm.essay} Topic: 159 There have beeo many ahanges, beth reclmological aoiI ruItoraI, m the moo.t whall'm saymg_ .' . l'uttingmy:cimlplairit m writing,also."""""" itwoo't seem too emotional_ Ifyoo feel that you've .been "".ted hedly or taken am'allt>ge o~ iI', easj' to Joshmrt. Losingyorn remper, thongh, is a sure way to lose your "'!li"lli'n1. Yelling is very satisfYing at the~·butil only makes the pe1"OR you're yeIling >I mad .t ymt Et doesn1 get them to agree with you or to offer help_ There', aho the issue of the per:loo you're doaling .wilh. Ifyru complain m per=>, you ha,,,, ro 1llIk to who"';"", is- there. Chances"", that he or she isn'l the pers<>n reSponsible for the defective ."",dud or the-poor ""';ce. ·Often the_Ie who take oompl.mts are nol the people m charge, iniless YOO'e dealing with • very small business. Yelling >l tbem ;sn't fair, aoiI doesn't do anything IT yoo ,hoo]d be unfortunate aoiI reqWre S\lIgery, yoo are .stilIlud:y to have the.surgery today 232 233 TWEEl,'l" 2341292 TWEEls:ry' 2Jl/292 to get a relimd or. satisfaction for YOle You need to ",.m the fl"L'on in charge. The best woy to do that-is in writing. time ofreidschool. And there so many letters and cars which recall ynu the time of college. An of these memory are happy time, and all ofihese.pre_ts are indelible. Another reasoncan be seea by every """",ns is 1IW gills and presents contain the Iove and friendship of fr:iendslllld relations.In different cultures and diffirenl coctries people expres' their emotions to ofhera by preseanng gills. And e\'elution period, rationahaing sccha lack of reed fur education in such • woy is the frost step to withholding edscation from certain gr""P"> a great scciafcrime thai has led to the dis...ntage groups allever the World throughoul history: However; ifwe cmlreep in mind th,t education·is a basic human rigb!, thou 'we can discuss the.strengths of the propositiea that literacy is mere important tow than it has'",,,,, beeu bef",e, It', notthat I begrudge' the players and entertainers their huge salaries .. MOs! "fthem have Very short careers. Athletes ID'J' be too old in their em:Iy ]{I;: Many of them gambleemy in their lives 00 ma!ring it big in the 'Port. or __ world, and dony themselves a goodeducatiOll. They hlIve little chance of a stahle Cllseer, so they need to """ enough, DJj)ney to support theru fur.alongfime_ On the other hand, """t "fun",,,'t griingto eamllO million ina JireI:ime.of work So. it'; bard to 'ympathize with people who do. Welmreto ask ourselves: wh:o realiy.gi= theme'" vafueto met}'? lri. !rue that. in !he past the majority ofpeople all over the world made their livelihood from agriculhlIlll activities and that the vas! majority.·of&"'·e activities required little or no literacy akill,. In some·senses, we could aague that literacy dcilh were lers irnport:mt in the agrirulhlIlll.ge than they are nOw, but to do "" ",,,,,Mbe to fOrget that Ii_cy oJso reflec!s lin. active mind and that people bave always needed to eugoge in aro,oties of the mind_ For elWIIjlle, even theugh a funner might have labered !ill day in he< com field, she ID'J' enjoy r"'ding the lates;! Jane Austen TIO\'el when mi\red at oome. We em see in this example that white literacy was: not directly reli11ed to !his Jabcffis livelihood; ~terocyWllS.important tD her '1wililj' of life. iIowev-er, weomill moke a good aagurnent ih.t liruacy is more impo_ ",,",' 1IW IT ""'" in the JliIsl N. we an'know, the world is experiencing .• revolulion that moy finn oul to be more imporlllnt than the Industrial RevOluIiO!L We are now entering the lnfOIIDiltion Age, an age in ..mch inl'mmation and knowledge have more value th;m the. ahility I<> build maclrines. ,reate "sluff," grow crops, or even niin_e P!ffious m:etals and prodnoe gemsf~s.. N~}"'S, accu:iate infurrnation moy be _ more thin the·most expensi'''' Rolls-Royce or the bigge.t.diamoucl The perfect ehrl in the =vice, agrialihmll, and beovy indnstry fields. Topic: 163 While ~ oountries ha,,,, strong.programs against iIli!erlIcy, othera still do no! care that IlllJclt But, illi_cy hils be<:ome a big ob.harp dev'elopment ofteclmology,.more of jobs on the labor market Me for lireJale people'and less of them are for _Ie withem any or ,light. "'.>ding or writing knowledge- For ~le, there"", not needed '0 !mld:i people who can work 00 lands or select parts in auto-factories betause. the machines'do that kinds of jobs now. On the ather hand, fmorie, and rolJlC"fions need people who can read the instructions and comol the machines. It.i. bore !rue thet Withmt jObs that need of'potential employers (who areusually ,,!dung fur 'help"), without notice; newspaper' adds offering jobs 'woulda'! be any.more than paper fur yOu. Y oucould gel irradiated inadvertently (even the information about the Caution signaling, Is written!). You Woulda'! even be able to ,isit a city wiihout',gclIing lost, .o1herwi.e you d have to aok people how to get everywhere. A fimnY-prtrial Rt:1.i>lution period, rationaitaing sccha lack of reed fur education in such • way is the first step to withholding edscafion room certain gr,,1 wha arrived .j borne. We caa see in this example 1hlrt while Iiteracy WlIS not- directly ",1_ to this laborer's Ireelihood, lile!ooi:y was important to ber quality of life ... They bad to disc eu rer a solution fur each new problem, and this is the way the civilizations began. They developed the languages to transmit knowledge, and as a need Conseqnenlly, they needed a way.to commtmicate and file this pool of knoWledge Mfirst, to readaed write was only • possibility 10 some whose activity.required it, and it was restricted-to privilegirl people wbo could affordifor get ;1 (became of the long distances, and the availability ofteachkill. and those without ·these skills will be·>ttd in the service, agricultur.d, :md heavy indllStry fields. In short, we oan """ 1hat peOple in the past who were li1cl:ing ill lileincy skrlls esoentially had milre oompmy than those lacking these skil1s have tod'J' ,1IDil coold stilf .. am their livelihood. Further, we could aTguo thai because of the nahlre of the gloha! maiketp!.ce and bee""", of the eIIIBJl<'II<:e of1he InfOTmaiton Age, we coold rilaIre·the ~ that literu:y is f'undarndm!ce of reading and "'-riling hlis increased remarkably. Se\'eIlI! reasons account for the le"", iInpelves .breast.ofaffairi; aToond 1hem_ In other wards, !he need did·not lilise-for.mass awareness and -particip:dion m efl'ons fur inrellectu.:l. enligilfumJding and writing N~~ writing was a more popnIiIf 1hm:reading ;since it was· the rn.o-st common means of oomnmmcilhon - in the fonn ofletteIs. E-commerre a!oo till do) :md point 10 objects thet they would like 10 buy. 'J'hjs phy.lical ""preach to sJuwing does.not require any spocillllanguage skil1s. TheinternolwilI force us all ro be li_not oDlymreading and writing, haI.also with oomputer.~ Today, we must be.skilIed Teaders·and writers !xl be .>UCCe",fu] in the high teclt world. Topic: 104 However, at present thesoenario !ms chaIJged Olmsilerably. Innovation and change.1Ire integral pari> oflife_ Now adwnrement in teclmology !IllIIks 1he day. To oope tip MIb ihe rapidly "''(lIving new ideas and,com:epts,readirig.!ms became more import:mt'oow thrm ever befme. Inventionof high-tech gadget> arid st •. _-the-art information sysIemI m areas of <_cation, 1rODspcJI and general. business demands ml>re awareness .boul oontemp.-y "''''''' and changes With advancement in technology, man'~ ea.gome. I ne\-er est more 1han a few ounces offish OJ clIicken • day and I rarely""t me.t I eal.lot of \ older. ExeTCise helps the bones binId dernity and helps you rnaintaai yom paslOTe. A regnIar=<:ise program of c:mIiovascular training and weight traimrig is an important pm of keeping you healthy. Friends are an important part of ,"",', healtlL Sfudies have ,hown thai people with. wide range of social contocls gel fewer colds and ha\'O fewer complaints 1han these who don't L:mghing is also an rrnpo_ pm ofhealtlL !like to laugh with my friends and 1 a1ways feel better when I am with them 1han when I am alone. By eating properly and =<:ising regularly, I can keep my body ot an appropri.re weight and can rnaintaai my hoaltlL By spending time ",i1h my fruni.we also make our parerss and relatives happy."", become adults since the IIIOIIIeII!_ So life is, be:rulifulTo become an adult means to become InOT)O independent and more re~o ... ible, Topic: 106 The difference bsweee children and adults are very e-llSY to tell from their physical outlooks: cbildreo and small, weak, run", • poor judgment, and have to depend on adults. On the contrary, adult s are big, strong, and !II",e irulepeOll an adult?1n my personal opinion, there are a 'lot of events which rnarlr the turning paint for • peI>Oll to become adult Book, on _en! Iifestyles, occupations, cultures, or government> will open ""'" dOOlS to stude!!ls. Students woo cent read will only J::now what·they see around them StndOll to become adult In college the. young person may reply fully or partially on his parens fur finlIru:iaI support, rut after he gradtl>tes:, he IIIllSI find. j OD fur birnseI( and live .tingfrom college and joining the work force can also make a person an edult, Mm:iago is '"'0 a bige\'elJI to a person Once become husband or wife, the young person starts to bike care of others, and toke responsibility for the family. ODDe the yonng person becomes • parent, he or she should '"'0 bike care of the baby. I believe thet gotting married and have children is the most important even! thet turns a peI>Oll into on adult, Only after one get. married, does he or abe lake on the responsibility to the family an d the society. Today, • person who can't read is ,evereIy' handicapped. A nan-reader will have to work ill the mast menial job s. ReOO=; especially good readers, have the whele universe open.to them They will have the possibihty to learn any job that interests them. By volunteering to help an elemen!1iIY school child learn to read, I am helping him or her not only today, but fur the rest ofhis or her life. I am helping them keep pare with their peers end eaplore the world end themselves throngh books. (Il=ym45) Topic: 106 Everytime my f:dher=.- .something difficull,l feel omlOOS and ask my;elf"When will I become on adulf?" A children is so little thin and cowardbut an adult is very strong end wise.I want to help my parent s an d make them happy. (Il=ym4eJo of the global village turns to be most important to the prosperity of !be rounfry, orthe success of. people. This kind of knowledge is usually bettered actueved if pursued .e broad, F-urthemnne; foreign experiences improve 00.:. willpower and ability of .dju.ting to • new envirorarent, and one', capability to Overcome various haJdships mil setbacks. Yoongpeople are considered aggressive and ambitious, their success is not based on comfort or easiness, but on theiiimJessanipaimta!cing elfurt and theirnev..--mding willingness to~ themseh1"". Ina fureigo country they lire confronted with greater challenges, moce unsteadiness and less help, from their.fiunilies and friends. An theseundonbtedly lead to m independent, seJ1_rting, rescarcefal j>ffi of children, le>l the OOUIllgo of cope with difficulties offhen, and ruing them many lessons. Thking into account of all these faeters, we may reach the conclusion thntliving.by own male a-child mature an d wise • mil turn a child into an adult. Topic; 167 Our school has been gicen a grant to makenecessary imprnvemen!s to its facilities. We con spend it on new book, for the hOrny or on more compUl= Our schoolalready has bcoksin its li1>rary and it alresdy has ,comput.rs: Since we have more' books fuan computes, I tInnI: thnt new computers wiIlll<=fit the students more, Computers can acces up-to-date iIifunnation on ihe Internet Righi now, the reference boob in our Iibrary are very ouIdared_ Our encyclopedia set is eigbt )I'"'' old But-if every _ul had 3D""" to a compere, we all cculd have the West fact, and fiJ:U1"" on everything. Unfortunately, giving Indent. compntermeons we.need.1m ofoomptrt .... Righlnow, the ratio of ooinpul= to sInden!::l i, """ to twelVe. 1'his rilearu >ludentJ; ludy in • foreigo counfry in order to leom more advanced skill. and lecbmlogy. In generu, these _ intend to learn m a developed C01IIltry such .. the Unites St_, NeodI"",to soy, the US i. fueIllQSt de.-eloped 001IIltcry. Lt bas many famous universities: SJJclJ. as: the HA. V.ARD.n is, these filDJ.OlJS uni\rersiti.es· that foster il nninber of eminent talent>- Lt ;._ 1heoe W_ who let the US become the f<>reIl>OS! country in the world. All of these are an appeal to attract many fureigo students, After they gradua!e, fuey can apply the J::nowledgo they I""" to the construction of their own col:mtry. Maybe their homeland can become very developed ,o~y. WI1h'2I oomputer~ infomJations:earches: are imtmtiIDemJS. If we all had ~ter.>: we cOJ:lld acress: more information m.d :access it faster by ,t:ompo:ter_ We could have alIlhe information we neodedfor onr schoolwork. We could all improve. om grades. Foriliese reasom, I feel thai purchasing more oompu!ers will_fit us more fuan buying mme bo'"". ffiluding onl>ide om couulrie, should. very good thing, Topic: 108 (Il=ym3l") Nowadays; more ;md more students 'cJIoo:se to ~ schoiili or umvern.~es :ou:l3ide their home cOlmtries. Then why :studying ~bro~d is :so jJ,tt:ractive even though it often ~~ greate" expe:nse and mare difficultieS? We may soy !bat tho"" students are bound to _fit oonsiderllbly from their foreign 'hldy i1y in the hmne country also haiie '-agi'S to some extent, for example, if you dent have much money, finishing uni,..mty education ill yom hameIDWD me.ns.ligbter l:irnlh fix you But if all tbese factors are ccctercpleted, the advantages of attendiIlg a university ill anotber country in the horne country. From what has been discussed above, we may finallydraw the conclasioa that if you finish yom university educationabroed, you g-el a complete study and, rich and·",ler:fullife_ Topic: 168 The last hut not 1_,_'" in abroad may do thing. all by tlemselves.Therefbrejley could get rid of the protection from their parents and learn how ID face the difficulties, whicb belp !bem grow~yandhetter ... Siudying obroad,studen!scould harvest a lot which dae ID the stiting reasons above.In conclusion.,there are marry s.tude:Il:tS;" choose to attend schools or universities outside their contries.If I have cbance.l will dofinitelyci!oose to study abroad Although _ em get a good education in mo.st subjects atfheir home universities, it is important ID study abroed fur ""me or part of ere's college education. Study .broad can give a. _ competency ill , now I_ge, fimriliority with. different cu1ture, end a chance to grow in differeol waY". . OneCl!Ilnot dony that it is importnnl to be bilinguill. Or oven multilingual in today, fast-paced world: We haVe a. globaleconcmy and comnnmication by l:otemot and S3IelIiIe TV means we must be faniifiar with other Jauguages in order to keep up willi DOW dsvelcprrents. Knowing another Culture i s else important todoy. Respect for other peoples and Ihelr traditions will foster cooperation and peace. We should all do om part ID make sure the world is .safe for oor children, It will only be safe ifwe understand and respect other people and their culture. Topic; 168 Al!endriJg a university ill one', home oountry or in another country is a question Some people . held the opinion that attending a univeI>ity in home country is superior 10 attending. ,university in another country. Otaers, however, contradict finishing their mm,.,rnty education abroad, Personally, I wonld prefer attending .a uni>..mty in another counrry because I thinI: it has more advan1llgy I""" to pI.y .IIl!lsitili ills_ and IistOo to music . from the radio, 'IV and a Walkman_ There", InU>ic for birthdoy., fur weddirigs. fN Christmas, fbr New Years day_ There is DJJJSic for every ,single occasion m omlife.. Topic: 171 IT I were to leave my home fo.-, yoar, there is one thing I definitely wonld taJ:e witb me: my oellphonoi. WitllIny cellphon_e, I could·CaIl mY friends ot fumily if 1.,,.- WiS lonelv, needed advice, or ju.t WI!Ilted·to talk. . . We are ,surrounded by \rarl.oUS kinds: ofnm:sic :since we were born and lIIllSic.lw: become an illtegn1 pm of om life. Interesting enough, IIIIlSic often ,erves " an import:mt pm to other art fuIIDS., such as: music in dancing, dcmJ.a mdDJ.O\lies. N .. a matter offuct, many fumou:s'music piec,es come lIDm dancing and movies~ SIlch as' the theme lIDm "'Love Stmy.'" IT I were away from hmne for a yoar,l would he ;'ery lonely, espocia!ly ill the beginning before I made frienth, Ifl oonld Call my mother and flllher, I would hoar their familiar voices and I would not feel '" lonely. Hearing my fiiends' \'Oices would lIlso help me o\"=me my ,odness. Music "'pm ofthehi.tory. Thohi.tory ofIlJ1JSic i. almo.t .. long .. the lIistory ofhmwm civilizations. Music from old times has be:omo the groot CulfiIre heritage to us. 0110 of !he examples "' classic InU>ic ofBee1hoven and Tchaikovsky. People enjoy their music from generation ID generation. Li.tening to IIl!lsit "' QUO of the IIlQSt popular forms of_There are '0 mmy kindS of IIIIlSic that can .lmit tastes of differenj people Young people like pop IIIIlSic and RocJ:-3Ild-Roll and older people mayeujoy classical IIl!lsit and opera. Whether we are happy or.sad_ there will always be InU>ic thet \YO CI!Illimen ID. People CI!Il "'Pres, !heir feolings and emotions through music. 1.0\= ollen play ",ft Iove.songs to :show their lo\'e and devotion to each other_ fve never been on my own so there are many things I iIlIli not :f.u:niliar v.ith. fve De\'er opened il bank aocounl, got a driver', license, or made my OW'll food. Ifl hod to cook cIricken or something, I cruld Call up my mother and she could tall me bow ID make dinner. Sometimes, I may jmt wml ID talk ill my own Jauguage. Wi1h my oellphone, I could call my friendS and teR theru .boot my new life. Thi. would make theru jealous of mo I wonld Call them a lot '0 they conld hoar all !he wonderful thing:ll aru 01292 TWEEl,:ry' 2511292 By laking the photos; I cruld record my trip easily. I dcc't Deed to speed a lot of time on wrilting do"'"Il what 1_ so that 1 ccaldrest more. The jnteresting cosnane of the people; the escfic architectures, the gr ea t scene, and so on, everything will be "wri.tt"" down" by the camera. Obvi""-'ly, the photos are Diy whole life', treasure, because, maybe I will never. be there again, Not "'''''}'ODO could bece the oppotunity like me to travel such along time. They may be busy all the tme, or may not haveilealthy body to travel, Fortunately, my friends could eojoy the photo. I take during Illy trip. They could see what interest me viiIhoUt stepping our their house. Fmthenncre, the camera Iiiay help me if I were in short Of money. 1 would exeImiIge my camera to get IIl time, what do you especially want? I believe the answer is a camera, It is also what I would take ito 'ddihon to clothing ani! personal care items, when I plan to have a long trip. Among countless: factors, there are two conspicuous aspects as fuUow~ The main reason fur taking a C3IIleI1I is 0 camera will record everything thai happens ill a trip. If you encounter beauti:ful scenery, you can take a picture of it. If you meet a humorous and nice person in it trip, you can have :someone takea a picture for you and the new fi:i.end_ If you meet a girl you love in the trip, why not ask yom Iiiend to take a picture when you send a rose 10 her'! Let's' imagine how disappointed! it is: if you do not have a camera with yOll! at 1hat time, Topic: 172 Another reason em beseen by every per>on that each picture is a memory. Maybe a per>on will take many trips in hit life, nyou take many pictures in each trip, you wilI1in11 it is just like a novel about yom own life. When yoo are old!, you will alW3J'" recall many things thai happeoed long before. At that time, I swear that you will take out the albums and "read" than v.i1h happy tears. You also cenfind bow you loved the life am! what a pleasant life that god gave you. It is: und.aubtfu1lly important for a freshmm to get accustomed to the new environment as soon as possible )of course ,the ability of ildap:tation varies from one peISOD to the other ,with !be ncre rough Situation fur these Who have """..-Ieft his or tier home am! lived alone ,rut what lole >houId·the school Flay considering hew 10 help the newcomers to adapt tbemserees to the new surro~ and the new .lrrn.sphere2 I think .the school .shocld at fiTI;j offer the orientation service tothe newcomer to aid than ito becoming familiar with the kind> ofbuildiIigs .such as the lab buildings ,the teachingbuildiDg ,the dormitory apartnect ani! So on ,which will be ,I convenience for the newcomers' later study am! fifeThen .the school had better develop the relevant service neIwaIk and hand out the brochme and other materials offhe iatroductioaofthe school as weill as the service booklets ,in which all the service phone iImnl:>= IIhould be included ",i1h the pmpooe of of!ioriog the service when and \\hereBesides ,the school shcuId organize the volunteers to. be at hand fur the new students to consult and tbey elsc can give. briefjmroductioa of'fhe school What is more ,the school shoulddevelop tbe atrncsphere for. the prospective _ to feel-at home and like to'study and live arthesdiool even at the lim Sigh!.Ai? we an known ,ifinipressed by the s<=ery or """"' person or oome'where ,I the Imt sigh! ,we will nmmilly have • crave to experience the """""y again.tc keep in touch wi1h tbepersoa .er.to live there for along time even ifyrnt had at first planned only to"stay fur • ","",le of days fhere.sc is the schaclIffhe new students are-impressed by the the attractiveness cf'scenery ;theJ:indne", of the vohmteera .tbe timely services and all the other things they have experienced-at fhefirst day ,it will inevitably attract them to live and s:tudylll the school. Above the MO reasons, yoU! can:find! it is very important to take a camera. with your trip. And that is my choice when I am preparing fur • trip. (E=ym4l2) Topic: 172 ,~IIlO\-mg inlo a new community and attending a newschool can fare a tot of problem>. Their biggestworry isusually fitting m, The scheol counselor, the.scbool', administration and the students' teecbers can all help the students come through jhisespaieace successfblly. They can engage other students to become involved with the new stadents, too. New students ito a school reed to feel like pm of the school comnnmity as quickly "possible A 'Of coarse .dezens of services the school can offer besides the above saidbut the aim of the service is. the sam;, ,thai is ,to help the new student. to get used to the new·erMronn:ienI snore quickly linStalgia fur seme IIIlIIIIin}'bcys 250 2j3fl92 (E:;sayID: 501. Thi5 ts 31 5 p.;m: I!S!";S)') curse .. lves andour place in the universe. As iidults-, many of us bave:cotIt:irw.ed to be self-absorbed. We j oin health clnhs to be perfect in body end ge into therapy 10 be perfect in mind When I think .boul oor actions, it seems that my parents' gereraticn is more "outer" directed and my generation is more "inner directed. II Topic: 173 I dent think it's a very geed idea 10 borrow money from • ffiead, It can C31lSe resentment and ewkwardaess in the relationship. How do you approach your Iiiend wi1hout maJ:ing him feel he has to do this fur yoU? It's unlikely he'U feel as n he can turn you down. Can he tum you down witheut insulting you? Probably not. (E_m>5) How do you know \\hether yom friend em afford to lead you the money? He may be embarrassed to admit he', 0 little short of funds himself. Or he mighl not want to diaappciat you. So he lends you the mOlle)' and theo tie needs money, too. Topic: 175 In III}' country, the lectcre system is the'most common system. II is the-one I prefer for three ",""OIlS: I3IIl Used to the lecture.system; il is an efficient system; I am-too shy to till in clas s, All my life, I have listened to t ea chers. They come inlo the room; open their books, and start to lecture. We .students sit quietly 'at OlD desk, am! take notes. We never ask questions because we don't want to seem stupid M the end of the eomse.we are given. test If we can repeat on the _whet the teacher said in class; we will get a good grade. The lecture sy>teni is ,an ·efficient one. The !eocher i, the one who knows the sobject; not the _. It"" wa>le of!iine 1isIening!o a :rtuO and make fun ofmy idea. I prefer to listeD to the teacher and memorize the 1eacheJ'. ide ... However~ moOre often than not, money issues between fiiends are 3D. ·em'bilITilSsmenf_ Ifyoo need! money, it' •. better to go to .il:rnJ: fur.almm (E=ym54) I hope I can alW3J'" study in a schoolwhere they use the lecture system. I think it i, better to ooutmi\e with what one is med·to. I aloo think that therei •• lot ofmformation!hat I musllearn in the m",t efficient manner possible. I wooldn1 waut to interrupt , teacher with my foolish questions. Topic: 174 The prin~ipal differences between my generation and my p..-miis' geru,r.tion are in how they reI.re to otheJ:s_ My generahon is more toierllIl! ol other people's choices, Ies, concerned .bmrt what others think, and more seIf-eentered. (E=ym5 everyday .bout people wtie ha,,,, wm:se health and oomplilin.bout poor heel1h condihon. Many of these problems could be rednred by e=ci>ing more and Walking is oae of the best and smiple>t =iso. fu.- people. 'Second, by will:ing, we Can redncol"'thition and thereby protect the eIl\'ironment As leclmology inipro,,", all over the world and peopie have more and more money; they are starting to """.1hi>. IIlOIle)' to buy automobiles. k a result, people are using public Ir.m>portation less- and I"". Driving one's ()'I;Ilm ,!=iif e;very day ~ bad a very large i:mpiJd on the envlrOIllIlffi! as: a rerult of tM· 'peUution <:reoted by gas bmning automobiles. Walking i. the perfect way 10 redoce pellution sinoe there !Ire so many other _ts as well. My parents (generatinn is IIJiIch IllilTe concerned ,heut what other people think ·of them. Many . grew uP in tighHy ·knit comnnmities whetally relaxirig and enjoying yourself The memories you bring bene with yOu can give you Ilia! same pleasure again every time you think of theJIL The UN acticelyworks to prcmcte education. Uni""",alliti=:y iscre of-its-irupertant goals. Every child in the world deserves to !:now how to read and write.·The·UN is also involved in job trnining for odoJts. The age of information technology demands. new job skilla- The UN works wi1h oonlimriug education progwns around the world '0 workers are riot left out ·ofthe job mallet The UN lias played an imtrurI>mlaI role in the.eradication of smallpox. Polio vaccines end AIDSawareness progwns have also helped reduce the incidence oftbese diseases. There is a lot to be done in these areas: . A car Ill", give' youpleasare, every fine youdrive it There's the pleasure ofnot lining to depend on poblic traasportation, You can ge places ol'fthe beaten tr:ad, m.a-e public transpcnation doesn't go. '!'here is also the pleasure of being indepeudent Yon are able to ge anj'OO:ere yom car can lake you, withoot depending oa others A , ra cation .gives you tlecppcrtuaity to learn new things and meet new and intererting people. However; if, only for a short peried Of time. A car gives }"" the saroe cppcrtunifies on. small"" level, but an a mere regular basis. Wrth, car, you can go someplace new """y weekend. Yon cenalsc join, car pocl. That _yyon coo sharetravel expenses with the new people you meet Same people might sily thai spending yom money on a vacation instead of an a car is being impracti7/292 Now that we are in a ""'" millennium, we can assume there: will be ~, in the world, I predict that the changes will be in the areas ofinforrnationdissanination, globalalliances, and Wni1y structure. childrerte grow II!' ha1ll1fuly. With tbese, children con fOIDl eaoelleat character and be confider!! in dning things. In the past decades, the computer was 'respansible for changing the·way information was organized Now, the computer phis the Internet i..changing the wa), infaImatioo is spread. Information will now be univ..,.]ly .. ailable to anyone with acomputer, You will not have to go to lilmlrien to dn research; you "ill not hal" to travel to visit scholars, you will not lin re to go to • bookstore to buy • bock, YOu can do all of this from your home on the oomputer. In the post decades, the nations of the world aligned themselves with the United States, the former Soviet Union, 01" with one another in a loose alliance, .In t:I:E future, these alliances, v.."ill be more fluid. Same countries will oligo poliIicaIly with one cenntry, but economically willl'allother. Same coitataes will share technology and other information, but will not trade' together. Same countries, which have long beat enemies, will align militarily for regional security. The family structure willnot be based 011 a _lfathedchild patten Single parent families will be more comznoaaadoften tfe child will not be a biological child of the singIe peent, but will be ~ted_ Other fmrily structures like domestic partnerships will become more accepted. What""" the changes may be, whether in the way we receive information, the way nations align with 0;" another, or the way fumily units are defined, )'OUcon be sure thai there will be more change. Change is a oonstmt . . In • word, to-be a good p..-eni is not OIl.easy thing, but with Pllffilts>effuJt, each parent can do it liery well. From what I hare stated above, yoo may .gree with my·statomem that eeasideretion, exouragemen, communication and care are the qualities ofa good P aect (E'SBSYID: 411_l'his i.!I3I :5p;!iJIt.esS3)'} Topic: 179 I am fortunate '10 have good parents '0 it is ensy for me 10 identify the qualitie'l that make them· good, These qualities ore unconditional Love, trust and respect forme endmybrotters and sistera All mothers and fathem Love their children, 1bey.rnnturethem and keep thernfrom harm. But not all Icve is unconditional, Scmeparents would not Iov€ their children if they married scmeone of a differenlre!igi do on such a thiug. By m::h considerotinn and corrnmmicatioo, children, of cornse;. can .<:eop! their p.rent's advice. Meanwhile they can elimirmte the ,o-ealled "generntiongap", and the relatiorulrip betweenparenb and their children is getting a1ong.liery well Part ofunconditioaal 10,,,, is.trust, My parents trust us to 00 what is righl. They knew we would never 00 aIIything to hurt them pect U'l. 1bey tim '" as indiVidiliis. They accept our differences. They 00 not expect.", ro be·like thern They want us tobe our own persoDS. They \\'aDl us to·IIl.o1ke our C1~'"D wilY in lire w~ld, not follow .in their f~teps.. W:ithou! their love, I would not be as oonlihould have such wonderful pareuts. . (E=ym",.) Topic.: 180 Iike"""t young guy. IIike movies verynmch. If you .sk me wby movies are '0 popular I !funk theIe are 4 reafi[}TIS_ Another !acror which ,hould deser;.., same words is·lIIat these qualities em promote children to make progress. For inst_ enoouragemenI is an effective way fN • porent to teach his children. When • child fails to do SIlIIlelhing, becau>e of his limited knowIe.Jge and experieoile, if his parent can encmJJlIge the child to do n ,gain and belp !he child analyze the rea,,,,,, wby what he has oone i. wrong. Then the child can iearnIllOreknawledge.and will try it ogain, andha will SlKoeeiI in ooing soch • thing finally. What is more, these qualitie. help children grow II!' healthily. When parents bl:e c"", of their children, children 'can' feel family's Clire and can stay,.t horne,=.' happy. This. is very useful for Firstly, movie. ui I'ngLi.sh are m effecti'>e tool fN te.rning English. I remember wlien I ",en! to XingDongFmg school \0 study English I alwlIys wonied IIbou! my poor Iistening sI:ilL Then I acrepted • teacher's .dvire· and started to Watch some English IiIo'I.-i"". What made me heppy"''aS thai I "'" !lU"'" what the characteIs in the mOl""', s:ry and I cm learn SOllIe nseful words and expressions from theJIL GradJ.edly I fomtd that English is not '0 difficult \0 understand and it became more and more interesting to me. Now I CllIl "l' II>O\'i"" IIotonly improve.my listening sI:iLl but also' make me more interestest'in te.rning English 'Secondly, mo";,,, c.n satisty diIIerent:pilople" oeed Some married people like TIlmalllic'rIloviesc From tbase they can know what true love is. Snme young people like oction movies. Some older _le·may like cJamc movies that can remind the P'" thing<. So it i. obvious that movie em enrich people's ipirituallife. Thirdly, !Il7 TWEEl,'l" 25&1292 TWEEls"Y' 259n.92 _le·_ outside space look like in movies. Geol ... gists can show people whal earth look. like IDillions of years .go. It is through movies 1haI people can know cultures fuJin many other fuIeign coitatries wilhout tm; fuat YOlllI!': people can mimic language and beheeiora thatthe movie shewed easily so that a movie rating 'l'~- is nea=iI}'. broad d'J'ligbt Now lama student, but I know semeday I will be • scientist or a pohticim or a famous model_ When I go to the movies, I can see my role models. I see.how they act, what they we", bow they talk. I can prepore myoeIffor the d'J' when I will be like tho.m E""" though my life is quiet, lean go to !he movies and watch scareoneelse's life. I can share their-enoticns and their ""erydoy lifu. I wonder if they would like to share eiine, Topic: 180 Topic: 181 Have you ever- seea a film that tears your tear? Have j'01.l, ever Impressed on the movie about a love srory'! Have Ypicuous as poets as follows, It', hard to dooy that with fhe developing ofecnomics there i. more and more land used for housing and iadastry.Butfn use land aefwo-foldedweaperyon may golbenifits from it,but in many cases you may meet troubles. The main reason for Its 'populinity is we em learn. many things :from movies. Frcm a mmzie abem love, we can learn bow tocoIIlIID1Ilicate with our 10'VeIS when ttere'are some crisis between Our emotion, From a IDO;ie about history, we can learn what-has happened before and how the m..mli:ind evolved From a mocie eboutwar, we can learn how cruel the 1N3J is, and how important 'the peace is. For my emml:ry,China,whieh ho,.her childrenfar more Ihari :my .o!her country, fiie need to leave land in it> natural condition outweighs the need to develope it fOF housing and industry.Here are the reasons for it Anotba- reason em be seea by every peISOII is that movies have become the relaxation mode little by Iittle, In. silver moooIigbt it is so ,omantlc to go to see • love story movie with your girl:friend or your boyfriend. E,,,,,, ym. em imitate the ,!o,y that bappered in the llJm,ie with yoor girlfriand or boyfriend, I believe you can lind it is """'fimrI\', and it will be a deep impressimi on the love between you and he or she. Ferthenncre, I think movies ore just like art A good art will attract lot. ofpeepje, so. creative movie will also be popular all 0""'" the worid With the. de.eloping of the technology, I am sure more' and IDD.re good moves will be created by the directQI"ana other movie workers. First.China is oneoffhe moot polhned 00UJJIIies in the world'Ihereedfor land 10 belef undeveloped is more necessary now than-ever beforaBecanse in this way the land wi.l.l bring us many plants and beasts.especilly plants, which contribute much 10'.1",,= pollution and make the -eertha good place fur living. Besidesjeaving the butd alone is important fur. country to develope permanenIlylfwe used lIP all the land fur houm.g and indI1stry, what shall we leave fOJ our ~1 A polluted earth with her sopping face'!Ihot is • problem more and more recognized hy many scieats and polioutioas ill" From all weheve discussed" there is no doubt that movie is one of the most.popular en:tertaimnem: all over the world. The Iosl'bn! not the leastjbe number ofpersoas In'. in China is growing rapidly.Te leave the land alone DOW anddovolope.il when it is necesoary and can be used feasibly is the best w:ry to solve the problem refered before. In all,though it is a hard chcicamore mil more people are aware !hal the need fur Jand 10 be left in its natural condilioo is more Ihari be developed fur housing and irldostry. Topic; 180 Movies ore popular.because people aregreat watcbers. They like to watch _peopleS' 11\"". 1hoy like to live vicariously. By going to movies, we. can escape cirr own lises; share other emotices, and i:m.a~ ourselves as SOJIlffJD:e else. :Many of our lives are nat ;IS adsenmrous or ~1lS as 'the jives .in movies. We do not battle e;i] all day long and then go hack to our lu.'ide, we can iraagiae our ancestors sleep with their . pets. And I think·having a. close.relationship with pets is ''eJ)' good fer people, the reasons \Wy I say so as follows. First, having • pet is vey.gcod fur children. Children alway' reedsorceone to play with them, take care of'them, but thoir parents =1 do n all the time. When children have a pet, for example, a dog, they will be attracted by it and speruI most of tbeir time playing with d. TIre children went feelloneJy.wen thoir parent. can't take.care of them Besides, thar alsc make parents hove their Il' is also very important to old people. Topic: 182 I think being very close tc a pel can be beth a positive 3Ild a negalil1~thing. Health professionals have ccecluded that illnring a pet is very heaJthy fur e;'eJ)'0TIe. People wha have hoar! disease or similar health problems are often urged 10 get • pet because it om lower your blood pre""""'Howe;-er, some people got ,.moos .bout than pets. If you alwaY' wony .boot the pet getting los! or not gotting fue rigbt food to ed, thoir that im1 healthy for you. Mmy pet. ore very Io;ing and it', eaay to love them od Some people, thougli go overboard. They treat their pets like one of tho family. S\lmetimesthey even set a place for them at the !able or gi\'e them their own room> in the house They tred them "" if they were childrenc Some pets ore, in foct, substitutes for chilmen People nead to k"'l' thoir penpective .bont than pets. Dr=ing a pet lIP in clothes like a d:riJd is not emotionally healthy. Pets are animals 3Ild get oonfuoed if you expect them 10 oct like human beings. There ore now sWes devotedenlirely to pets. They.seIl pet fuod, pet toys, pet clothes, pet home~ !'ets .shooJd he given appropriate food and they sh:ouId have a few to)", . .moe they need some enjoyment just like Immans do. Howe;-er, some pet owners spend hundreds of dollars on supplie, fur than pet •. There ore children in the world who don1 ha\'e clothe. or food or toys. It would he betIer 10 give ,ome of that money to charity. Altheugh ,ometimes pet. make yoor room. mess, breok yom favorite vase., even some time fuel' bite you, the .dvantoges of ha\ to others.!'ets are so heauti:ful and li\'ely Topic: 183 Most _le like watching illiIvies made from differad countries, ,.,t only because they em !::now .boot these coontries' hisrory, who! is like in their doily life, rut a]",. their vario11! attitude and ideas: towmh· life. 260 261 TWEEl,'l" TWEEls:ry. 263/291 FustIy, IIlOVi es can reflect a oonliy's history. Basedon ~t historical backgrounds, movies em give us a lot of information about • country's put For those who have the background bistcrical knowledge, 1hpid growth of the econoraysnd the recilOology of the cciintry, Ferthermcre, movies can show difi'erent social and cuUur.il eavirorreet and varices cuStOIn:l', _ .ltGIot many moviegoers. Al1hongh people have more .. d more'chanoes to travel abroad to see the world, ibis is: not always the case fur every~e-_ Movies give us a convenient way to know more about the outside wcdd.Prcm movies, we get to know that "foast" "cab mean different thing to different countries; such as "good Iud" to Americans, "had luck" to H~. From movies, we get to know bow Americans live end what food they eat, which bring us closer to the wmld even when we stay at ru:.:rne:. From all those reasons abcce, watching movies will be undoubtedly the best W3J' to learn .lIbout a country well. Topic: 183 Finally, by wathchiog movies, wemay know other people's attitudes and ideo. towards life. _, we mayfeel depressedcrfrustrsted just becauseof some sinaIl problems in our lives. We almty feel pessarastic toward life, but from movies, we know AnHicons are optimistic towards their fives even in bod situations, Their attitodes will deIinitely chaoge oao ideas and make us cherish the life. What's more, we may know Ameriains like to toke risk>; ",-lriIe Frencheslike a relaxed Ii:fe and Italians like ITJIDaIlCe. Do yoo ever w.roh movies from other countries' \Vh himd,.wiIe slilI some wsnt ro study withoul anything·doing.AruI when yru study aIone,yoii can take yoao fa""rite way and.needoheg..-d wh:d others feel. When you ,tIJdY, especially when yon study some subjects which are hard to understand such as ""ths aM ph}osic, you need to concemrare.on them 1hot requires ;_ quiet _ without distractions. Studying alone can provide that, you.can read your book, >od think of questions withoUt being disturoed. If will help you to understand the knowledge better and to rememoo'the kacwledge better. . Fcrthesmme, studying alone has another ad~e that studying with friends does not hava r That is it forces: jeu.to think. "When yoo facesome questions hard ro solve, :and there is no other students·..-ound you, you have to. think of the questions hard end tty yoo best to solve th= This gives you an opportunity to iinpro"e your ability to deal ",ilh problems hy yourself Obviously, studying with friends cannot give you these. Because when you meet Sey when I live in the dormitory because the costs of living will be shared \villi the roo:mm:ites. Bm I will alIard the cost hy nryseIf' ifllive alane. II is well known thet the cost. of hving are nwclt che""" in the dormitory, and I =,. studant, ,till. OOnmIllff and 1 have:no income.. It is, hrurl to affOrd. it. S~ 'lhae is an another factOr e.;Efect my· cb.oioe.. Topic: 184 Do yoo like ro sit alone in "quieI place pondering on h solutions in yom sludy'/.Or you would favor di=JsSing!borubje<:tswith ",,,ern! friends? The question of!bo Condition of study, which plays an inipertm! role in the process and on!come of study, ."' olton met \vifu di"""e "'""""". Some people ,boose to study.aIone, enjoying ,peaoe:fui >IIIIOOIIding. without disturb; others, ooWe\-.r, wouIdrother join. grOup of people; &baring dilferenl ideo. with !hem AI for os I 11m coricemed, I prefer the I.tter fur the following argumem. To begrn willI, there "' rIO donial ilIat .hJdyiilg alone helps betrer co~;,n on the pr'ObIans, consistency in the trniI of thought, and _blishmesJ! of the ability ro himdle problans by oneself But whal if·it coroe, to oonfr wi1h others., and olleu can di=ssioo help yoo oul of your predicainenl,o:r at IeaSt·achi""e enJightemrienl_1ead to what you are in searehfor. Writer or designer, for exampie,."']dom works on! wooderor clwic alone with od_ On theoOJItnuy, their resources aocrue from oonmwnicatioowith other people, !eaming, feeling, .00 progresr.ing. Topic:. 184 Some_I> prefer to study alone, while others prefer to stndy with friends. Although ,.hldying Secondly, sludying_in group can help t.llIiI leliIllWorI: oorncio,"""",,; _ is IIIllCh needed. in today', corupetilion worId_ To study means !lilt <>nly the iinjrro;-emenrofknowlffige; but also the de;-elopmenl "fIllElllal quality. Both em benefit from group study. Preseotations in university ore. ofton ""lulled to be performed by • group of_. With • oommon gnal to prectire and. rehearse, sludeols usrnilly .Hod! gre>tt enlIwsiaSm and Spareno effort to achieve fur soill and 2.64 2.6) TWEEl,'l" 2661292 TWEEls:ry. Topic: 184 Study habits are a very individual iIring_ Some people like to study alone, while others like to study with a groupo. Personally, I would rather stndy'alcne, but I c ana ee od1illIltJiges to both Wll~_ It can be very helpful to study with other students. For one thing, yro can exchange infurmation aboul !he topic, Not everyone is going 10 hear ",,,.yibing!he teacher says in class. Comparing notes is '-good war to be sure yon get wlu.t J"'" missed. Yru can also discuss various aspects of the topic. Other _ can bring a different perspective to the .discllssion They can point on! things yon may not have thongb! of and belp yon make your arguments clearer. Studying with other _ can also help keep you focused on studyiIJg. lfyou 're in. study group., yoo have to be at a particular pleoetc study at a particular time. This Isgeed discipline. The group reviews ill !he material eveilableaad _then begins ,StOdYiIig. There's not a lot , of wasted time, if things work !he W'J'!hey ,shonld. I love having plants around. If, ''''1' healthy for the air insid< and if's cheerfuI to have liviDg things growing in a room Right new I have plants sitting on tables. This is the _1 Can do in an apartment fd like to have a gud"" instead. That way I could grow a IDt of different J:inda of plants and flowers, and I could we a vegeliblegarden in thesumilJer. Besides hlWinga garden, Id.like to have abackyard with Iots oftrees and" smIIll·!inmtain in !he corner, 110." watcl!iIlil birds and listening to them sing_ 0.. the wiodowsill of my aparnnent, I put 001 bi:td seed """'1' IIlOI1IlID!l. In the hot weather, I put out. sIWlow tin plate with water in it for !he birds. The trees and the fountain in my backyard would give me pleasure, bitt they'd reilly be fur the birds. The trees would give-them a place to nest, and the fountain would be e sciirce of fresh water wren if, hot . Studylmow:s no bounds. Moreover, 'tlldyingin group canexj>and'one's horizon, yon will learn to consider problems from different perspectives. In conclusion, despite scare minor drawbacks such as lack ofpriwre time TIl study, studying TIl . group; corupared with studying alene, is instrumental rather than detrimental for a student's education, aadtfms will not fuiI to be. wise'chcice. (E=ymlillj am J"'" picture my dream'hoase? A business would only giVe me money. A house-would giee me scmepjace special to be myself . . (E=ym70) Of'course, it doesu~heIp ifymirein a . study group that doesn't !Jikestodying.=iousty_ Then you'd be much better off stodying by yourself H you're trying to.stL1dy with friends and all they want to do is talk about other thmgs, you'd get more done going somewhere to study by ycarself Being with people who don't want to s!lJdy em mean you'll be constantly distracted. Therell be. IDt of interruptions, and you won't gainmnch heering their point. of view 00 a s!lJdy subject. Topic: ISS I will purchase the big house sothat i can live·and work comfortabje.The housenearby the beach is my whole' w;, dream when 1 was young.The '_ge of'house is'the shield ofnoisywithoot others.and is quiet and freely, FIIS!, The basic essential fur the people is livingliviog is vital fur the family In the world. We can ooocliJded that the house is the aim pursuiting by the peeple.Ibe whole dey futigue of'percn is replying on the sleeping in the big house _ ha\" the first-rate electric such as the airoonditiOllS,mgital1V Sets, wireless cell phone,1iirlge, Water-machine, cemprrter, n_, etc. Se.fhehcuae is important and n"""""'Y fu.-·thepeople every day. FmaIly, whether yon study alone 1aID a few ofthen=t important ! but-not least, irs a requisite b. family. If you. married man, ycabeve to be responsible to yom Iimi:tly, yom wife and JRllII children. Basicly, -it', most importlUll to provide eeouga.speoe to your childreato grow"". Anddc yon agree thaI it', helpful for yonr wife tocockina Iarger kitchen' Agr<.e/Dis .geee Some people argue as if it i s a general truib that. __ But to be frank, I cannot agree with them There ere nmnerous reasons why I hold no confidence on them, and I would explore ordy • few primary ones here. Of course, Choosing pnrchasing a business alan has .odvan!age.< to-sene extent, fur example, you am make i'Ie • spiri1uaIly strong p<=>II, you are confid.ent ab6trt yom self and you have the nerve to face the possible loses.in '3 business. These are very impo_quali!i"" to succes, in tod:ry', world. On' the other hand, choosing to buy a house means relatively more conservative, shorter ;sighted to me. I Cannot ;see nmch .... moo and gut in these people_ What is more. .. Examples ... General speaking, Recognizing the fact that __ 1Ihould drive us to oondi:tde thaL Third, choosing to porchase and run • busin= can.us get more knIlwledge and eaperienres_ A business is • cornpl"" system, In 0Jder to nm • business ",.Jl, we·must Ieorn very_ haJd fur the IDOS! current knowledge of Inai:tagoomenl, =onn!ing and marketing_ We alan ha\" to know !he ar .. of specifiCilithor. have. negative attitude As far as I aJn ooncerned, I agree that My ~ for ibis point >Ie listed as fonOVi~ I agree with the ,statement tbat ... without reservati:on:sinre __ Another reason why I agree with !he arove statement i. that I bobeve thaL. In a word!, Taking into account ofall these factODi~ we may reach the conclusion that _ .All abm·-e 'are just some- reasmJ..S far my choi.ce: A.nd: I am :sure Ihat this ,choice will be a good cboioe, wn.tever the outcome·may be. Cboice1Pr~fe:('eDees When it comes to "., although some people think that . __ , they friI to see ".I aJn , and probably will always be ,one of those who argue that __ The most persuasive point is, that .. 2.68 269 TWEEssoy. 27Ofl92 TWEEssoy. 2711292 Fwthennore .seciological stadies have found that __ There is.aIIDfuer &Ctor 1iIat deserves Some words. heI:e". SuclI as _. SimlIarly, these ""'SOilS are also useble when we.coasider th.L(exlIIIlples --J FTOm the above yOu might got idea that I _--(repeat the. above lhree reaOIl that _ When it comes to __ , Nevertheless, in my part, I prefer A rather thm B as my inclination. My arguments for this point are listed as fellows, I agree with the statement that ... without reservatioa since _ In addition, these reason are also usable when we consider that., N.taraIly __ 11 can be given a concrete example, __ A moreessential factor \\hy I adsocete the argument of .Js that. Obviously . __ Take the case of, thing that, __ There are some disadvantages ia, __ F-urthermore, what is worth ootieing 00 is tho! This demonstrates the undenieble 00 thaL Of course, cbocsing B abo has advantages to seme extent; .. But if all these foetor> are oontamplated, the advantages of A cany more weight thm those of B. From who! has been diacussed above, we moy finally draw the cceclusion that, __ In. word, __ Taking into account of'all these factors, we ""y reach the cceclusion that, __ Cboice1Pr~fe:('eoees Explanation Some people prefer 10 A_ others believe B. When f>ced with tho decision of A or B, quite a few would claim that.., but others, in contrast , deem AlB as the premier choice and that is also my poinI.ThereareIlllIl>eroUSreasonswhy , and I wcaldesplore only. few of the most important ones here, . __ There moy be by one or two disadv..tages to ; however, I believe tho! there are for more advanlages_ My arguments for this point are listed as follows. The IWIin reason why l agreewith the abovestatement, however, is thaLTake_ ..•• example,-- First of'all, perhaps one disadvantages to .. .is that .. For instance, Aoolher drawback to . __ involves the possibility that __ . For example, __ 270 m 2721292 TWEEs,"y, 273fl92 E1i"" though fuere moy be-one or two disadvantages to. _, tho advant>ges far outweigh them. The main reason Icr nrypropensity for . __ is that. . For example _ Another reason for my inclination for .. _·is thot For example, ._ In. word, inspire ofthe'f,ctthot there moy be. couple of disadvantages 10 __ , I feel ihafthe ad1i.ntag to _Among countless factoas which mfhencetfechaice, those are three OOnsplCUOUS aspects as follows. Yet tho! does not mean they are all tho ,.m;, 10, me, Which 0'"' Iprefer depends on my own experience, life style end emotional concerns. 10 be frank, I prefer AAA most in my point of view, 111< IWIin reason for my pr"P"'sit), for. _ _is' that, ... Aoother reason can be seea by eVery per:son is that, __ Choice/Prefereoces 10 choose A CO" choose B is something of. dilemmo to the poblie because they """",times ore confused by tho seemingly geod qualities of B, and ..,glect the genuinely good-aspects of A Cb oice/'Pl"de.reoees [For. B, people are often drivea tc believe tho! 1 It is quite easy for """",ge people 10 CHOOSE B because of tho obvious reason that] ... _ .... CA>' ~ says, "Everything has two sides") Although B does have its seemingly prcfbund ,dvonlages,,,!lie meen timeithore lies intrinsic [harmful cheraceristicdrawbacks] in it such as 1 it con be achieved ouly ooodiIii:mally because. l_ Some ple/eaperts] [maimain/wam] thoL __ . 'Ihis significant-point, however, is often not noticed by [the puhlicmost people] and accordingly, is uacensciously overlooked, (Therefore wehave no completeeviI'T1i'l""i"'" . Cboice1Pr~fe:('eoees . __ is only par! of tho impcrt;mt aspects, and :mothereqwilly.>igrnfic:ml role of CHOOSING AAA lies in the development of _. There is no denying tho 00 that (whether to choose A or B is better) i s a popular topic which is nmch Ialkad about [not only by . __ , but also by .. !by people across the world! in a mcden society]. OJ: There is no denying the filet that (whether 10 choose A or B is better) is. popular topic which has caused beated debate over • long period of time (because il affects everybody in his or her daily lives). OJ: In. modem society, people olwoys' fire the dilemma of whether to choose A or B_ This problem is a mach-debated one in that it affect. everybody in hi. or her daily lives, This demonstrates the undeniable 00 that ._ Besides, the further "'''''D why I advocate AAA is that . __ This ""yexplain why .. In addition .. FinaIly--- 272 273 TWEEl,'l" 274f1'12 TWEEls:ry. 27lfl'12 Allhooghit"""", that [[no!IIll!!lJllwmefimes[ we can not tell wlricltone outwfigh!he other between A and B f!hey nmmally coexist pe.eefullyj, they deserve .'III'" close esamination, [If three Oriieria were taken into account, in ccmpanng these twc.Fwonld prefer A I As fuI.!IS I am concerned, 1 vote for !he l __ L'Ibereare no less than three advantages in A as rendered below: Before renderiiJgmy opinion, 1 think it is imp_ to take a glandImo1her reason for my propensity for A is that 2 .The third reason, not tbe Iast'hcwever, gQeS this way: 1 _ lit first glance it seems very diffirnll for u.s to draw a [delinitelqnick] ceaclusion thlit __ . is rigbI or wrong.because it.I sas. both advantages and disadvantages. Howeoer.. iiIIer serious considerations we can see that under most circumstances _ ._(this opproacb) will de more-geed than harm 'Or: ru far as I am concerned, 1 agree with tbe opinion However, it is unfuir to drnw a quick conclusion without serious considerations. In conclusion, to mention there ire DlOJe.. Cb.ojce/Pt~fif'.reDC'es 'There .." no Jess than [three advantages in Althree IeI!SOIlS to 'gree with the opiniooj., rendered below: Wbile both the two [methods/choice] may hece their adWnlages and di,,_oges, lheycan be applied under different cireumstarces. Afterwards, I will ""JII.m my opinion about it, [A has the obvious '_ge that I One very strong aJgIlII>w anll discussed in greater detailin subsequent lessons, I_on While becoming a proficient English writer may seem like • danating task at first, !here is no way to get around 00. very simple and basic truth: the ccfy WIly to become. writer is to write and read as much and as often as you can. This may sound trite, but it is the fuadamental keyto icoproving your writing skills. Whereas 'it is import;mllhat yon read and slrJdy examples of "good MiIiDg, " unless yoo ore wi!h:ag to pat in lime and effcrt tcwrite yourself, yoo will ""',." become • competent writer of English. Great writers of Englishcertain1ydid not become that w'Y overnight; it oh>iousIy took II graat deal of oornmi!ment, diligence, and time to perfect their craft, Thus, you-", an English as a Second Laaguage.writer aod speaker- will need tobewilling te mvest.acevesi greater effort into perfecting your English writing. In the 1'e It is vital that you read the assigned topie vel)' carefully and not add or delete anything. This is one of tire IDDS! 00= mistakes in wriling anessay-by :uIdiDg a few words, or conversely ignoring one or two signifieantones, a test tskercaneasily digress from the assigned topic. Of course the end result is failureto addres fhe topic. (2) Your e>e of the biggest dilemmas students fare with ""say examinations is how 10 make the best use of their time during the test. Certainly, the ammmt of time each student will need to make m outline, write the essay, and proofread will ''''Y- However, ill of these steps are oecessary 10 produce II 2&2 2&3 2&41292 2&5/292 1-3 minutes-Read and Paraphrase Question f-S minute s- PIan, Prewr:ite your reader see, hear, taste, smell, or feel what it is you are describing by cJioosing vivid vocabulary. Avoid vague., geneIlII words such as good, nice, and bad, and replace the", with more. descriptive, specific tenus. Metaphors (oomp>ri>ons of two unlike items) are also often wed in descriptions. Try to-imagine tha! yoUr reader bas never experienced tire object that )'0\1 are describing; it is your joh to.bring this suhject to life. clear, organized essay with few granenaticalenors. Below is • suggested way to divide the limited tare you are given 17-20 minutes-Write Essay Cause and Effect Essay 5--7 minutes-Procfread, Correct Essay To "cause" an actioo means to make something happen; thensuh cr consequence offhat a~ is the "effect" FOr example. "What are the chief causes of divorce and how does it affect the drildreo of tire couple?" Typical traasifions fur !hi; type of """y are: as II I,' would You Spend the·money? Describe isi detail bow you think your life would change as a result of your new-found wealllL " Compare and Centrast Essay Intell'reiation/ Analysis Essay This is one of the most typical forms of essay examinations, A comparison tells the ""'l"'. in which • per>on, place, 1hrog. event and '0 on are similar .. A contrast points out differences. There are two common methods of organizing compare/contrast essiIYs. Let's use the topic of "urban life vs. rural life" as aaexample; In the.interpretation-typeessay, YOU"'" gi"latino_ This kind of """'Y is rapidly growiog in popu1ar:ity, especially foressay entrance aaminations. to American uni_. and fur many standardized tests. The time given fur !he ""say test III3J' v.iry from 15 minutes-to two hours, deponding on the school and/or !he standardized test. 'Ibereftae, 00:en you practice writing this type of exam, you should try several different time frames. (I) Body OR illustrative Essay 0) Body A_ lhban life: advantages and .dis:idvantages R RnI!illire: advantages and disadsanrages .An.o1:ha- type of essay is the o:oe.1b.at is based on examples or iJ:1ustro1.I:io.ns to support the writer's. thesis. For.example; 'What were tire best classes you ever tool"? Give examples of at 1_ two classes which you found onIs1andiog, ande!!plain why you chose these." Of coarse, ilhlstratioo is 3Il import;mt coIqlt per>0II. aDII include: in my opinion, it seems ., me, or in my '"""'_ How,,".er,evellifyou ""ethe·!hirdpernon (and furs is ·ofteiJ considered to be more sophisticated), you em make your stand clear to yoor·reader. Precess writing, geoerally speaking. jacvides instructions or detail" a process: that is;it fells the reader how to operate a VCR, apply 10 a school, baild a bookshelf, Ieam a foreign. language, etcetera. Therefore, while this "'Tiling style is quite common, it is. ""I typically tested in an essay examination. Oil the other himd it is oot unoorninoo to. ha giveo !his type of essay as :m III-home aosigrailen! THE ll'<"TRODUCTION TO THE ESSAY Descripti"l' :Essay like all fir>t impresrioos, theinhodooloIY paragraph of your essay ",ill leave a lasting imprint_ Therefore, it is exITImely impo_ that it be well writteo. To lilvocably icopress your Teeders, your·inIroduction should oonfaintlre following: The pmpose of a descriptive ",s'Y is to preseat • det.riled pictme of. poc!on, plare, object> eveal, etcetera. To make 1heimage as ieal as. possi.bJe., you can we won~ OF linguistic devices.:L:nownas "iinilgl'Iy." Thesemay be words that appeal directly 10 tire reade[" senses, That is, you",", help Hook How is. hook _ in fishing? Itd.1ogle, in IRnlofit. target (!helisb) and ni"; tD hire or 2&4 285 TWEEl,'l" 2&61292 TWEEls'l" 2r:1n92 captivate it. In much the same way~ the "hook" in an essay is used to catch jhe.atteoticnof ycur audience. To accomplish fhis, begin your essay with an interesting, thmghl-pr<>Vlll'ing idea "bout 1!Ji, topic you have been.~_ Avoid asserting the obvious; that is, mem_y stating a fact that everyone knows is true. For example, "Leeming 0 new language is difficult" is a fuct!mown to be true by almi>st~ne., aoV5l» works well as 0 hooI< if it is particularly relecem to the thesis. 3_ _ Divorce is not legal in my oountry _ Some people think it s1muld be, some don't. G«neral Sialem e nts Regarding the Assigned Topic 4_ _ Wal1:ing is the best exercise; it is great for one', health, and it doesn't coot anything! 5_ _ Traveling for fun md edncetioa, 6_ _ Because I wanted to loom how to speak English fluently, it was essential that I move to an English-speaking country. Your introduction should only introduce the main ideas of your essay_ This is not the place for you to provide supporting details, S>.ll:h as specific names; placea.and dates. Sece fhese fur the bodycf your"""'y- 7 __ Financial woes am lack of free time are the major causes ofstress today. ,g_ The Beatles sold over a million records in the l%Os. Thesis 9_ _ The Beetles am the Rolling Stones were far more talented fum the popular rock bands oftoday_ The tbesis is Ihe most significm:d: statement in your ,es!:ay_ It consists. of one sentence only and is usually the last' sentence of'ycur introduction, A thesis rIIUS! he. complete sentence (unlike a title). It should also be narrow enough for you to.be able to discus, it within the Short lima frame allowed 00 the ToEFL and within a .two- or tlaee-paragraphbody. Yet it must also he generel enoogli for yoo to be eble to write two to three sub-points on this topic. 10_ _ Now, I am going to write about the reasons I moved to the United s tates. To check your responses move, be sure the thesis statement Contains one, and only one, complete sentence Provides 0 clearly dafined main topic T3I:e, a clearly stated position on the topic (instead of merely stating 0 fact) Doesn't explicitly state what you pIm to dois'l' Ansv;en Untike some countries, in the United States, we do not state direc:tly what we plan to do or say in our ,essay;. for example, "I will write about. .. "' is UIJ.a:Ccq:Jtable"in an American essay_ If your essay is well written, your intentinns'shoold be obvious to yeur reader witheat ycur hajang to explicitly state them The tbesis senes two basic fuactiena Firs,' it states the main topic ofycur essay. Secondly, it provides a viewpoint or position that you, the writer, holds about this .topic. For exampIe,' this is not a thesis: ·Siookingin restauraits' in New York is illegal" It IDEreJy states a fact, but provides no pesitioaor opinion regarding this fact. This is', thesis: "NoreDowing =oking in restanrantajn New YOlk is higbly unfair to the smoker and gives too rmdt power to the nommciker_· Here we >regiven both. topic (i.e., """'king in restaurants in New Yolk is illegal) plus 1M> clear opinioos·.OOuI this topic, Because this thesis state, two positions regording lIie topic. it will also help the writer to qnickly and effectivejyset up the organization-fer lire body ofhis1la:=ay_ Thnt is, the two sub-points have been clearly laid rut in the introductio.o for. both 1!Ji, reader and the writer. NT6.T2. T7.T3_NT8_NT4. T9_ T)NTIO_NT Practice Two Often students feel that there !IIIlS! be a "righI". or "moog" position that .lIre)' shoold take on • . given topic. Remember:.Y on are entitled to yom own cpmien, The readels. are only interested in whether.you have logically, clearly, andeffectively supported the position tIW yon have taken, Practice One T3I:e the following topics and questions, and turn them into theses, Remember tIW each thesis must be a complete sentence that clearly states: your main idea and takes il position on this: topic, Ideally, it will alsoset up the orgonization for the oody of your e",.y_ Doing this cm save you 0 great dad of time when you write the bedyItwill also help you stay focused. EXAMPLE: TopidQuestion: Inmanycounfries, the goverurrent practices censorship of television progruns_ Do you support this practice or not? Support your answer with specific examples. Possible Thesis: Government censorship of'televiaion progruns is unfiIir md meally wasteful, Which of the following sentences is .lb.si,' IT the sentence is a fhesis, put a "1"' in the space provided next to it IT it is not a fhesis, put in "NT' in the 'poce provided. Be preparedto discuss the reasons" for your choices. L Topic/Question If you had. choice, woold yon like to Iive forever'! Explain \\hy this does or does not appeal to you. Thesis: 1 .. _ Washington, D_C, is the capillll of the United States. '1 There are two basic reasons: fur 1h.e rise of. divorcee 1h.e Jack ·of.coIIIIIlUIli.ciIton skills: and financial problems. .' . 2, TopicrStadects attend a university orccllege for 0 varietyof'reascns. In your opinion, what should 00 the main prnpose of 0 uni1llOJ1iity education? 286 287 TWEEls'l" 28&1292 TWEEls'l" 2!19n92 3_ Topic: When m:my people think of the United States, wordssuch as independent am freespirited come to mind If you hod to describe your country by its personality, >MIlI1lrait(,) would best describe if! Practice One Read the following sample essay body divisions, am think of possible topics for these divisions, L L Imrodaction IL Body A_ Past B_ Present C. PuIure 4_ Topic: Most peopleexperience at least seme degree of cultureshock when they are getting accustomed to 0 new culture. What advice would you give to 0 friend of yours to help him get 0'"" culture .shock? (You may write about your own culture or about the American cultura) llL Conclusion 2, 1. Introduction IL Body A. Infant B_ Quid c. AdultD_ Old Age llL Conclusion 5_ Topic: It is uecessarytc 00 wealthy in Older to be successful Do you ogre< with this statement? Why or why not? 3_ llnlroduction IL llody A. Emotional B_ MenIal c Physical llL Cbnclusion 4_ I.lnIrodoction II. Body A_ Urban B. Small Tow" C_ Countryside llL Conclusion PracnceThree Choose-one of the questions from tbe ebove list (1-5) and write an introdaction Be sure to follow the steps laid out in the in\'erted pyrunid diagram, md watch the tine, Remember, on the actual test yoo will only have 0 very short time in which to compose your iatredactioa, 5_ 1. Introduction IL Body A. Home n Wod: C. School m Cbnclusion Practice Two THE BODY OF THE E-SSA Y In the exercises below, take the topic provided and, working with 0 partner, create your own subtopics. The main purpose of tne boo)' ofyoor essay is.to give spppcet to.your thesis (usually the last' sentence of your iotroduction). To give sufficient support, yon need to provide a minimum of two or three paragraphs in yom 'oody for: an essayexarnination, Ho"""..-,.' take-home essay gererally bas several oody paragraphs. .' . EXAMPLE: Topic: Best uses of home computers All body paragnophs begin with .. tOpic "",tenco. The topic sentence states the main idea of the 00dy poragnph, a main sub-point ofyour thesis: For this Ie!lSOD, n may be' said that after your thesis, topicsemeeces are the most important pert of your essay_ ILllody B_ Entertainment C, Pay bills Immediidely following the topic seneace.you should provide clear, specific details to lend credence.to the argument of yom paper; specifically, to tbe topic sentence cffhatparagraplr '1:0 ~Iish this, )'OII should use specific dates, people, places, liIId/or events, You will nest likely need ,,",re fum One seatenee to provide sufficient details for each point. Use transitions-to inImduce your e:mnples (see list in oppendix), L Topic: The most practical college =iors IL llody A_ B. c 2, Topic: Advantages to living in. foreign country ILllody Generally speaking, the body paragraphs areioager than the introduction and conclusion However, be """ thet each 00dy paragraph 00_ ani), one mom sub-point. All the ideas incladed in each paragraph must fall under the broader topic sentence .. That is, e\"'}"IIf:W idea require, a new paragraph. Think of each __ ence _ the topic eeetence ("the set") as a sub-set of it A. <.._-: B_C_ 3_ Topic: What apersoa must do to have. successfal life While you will want to use transitions within your body paragraphs, yon also need to me -them to connect one boo)' paragraph to another. This is '""""""Y tcmeke your poper smooth mil coherent, For example, if you are writing a c~oontrast essay, you may want to begin yom second body poragrsph with a transition phrase such as on the otbior bend OF in contrast . .study the list of transition terms at the end ofjhischapter to determine which oneC,) would 00 appropriate for the typo of essay yoc'ere writing. IL llody A_ B. c PracnceThree Choose one of the topic, '0011"-, and write a 3-paragraph essay body on it. Y 00 have 20 minutes in _ to write the body. You may cheese either two or three sub-points (body poragraphs). Be 198 289 TWEEl,'l" 2901292 TWEEl,'l" 2911292 . snre 1IIa\ you begin widt atopic sectence, and that all of the following sentences in that p ara gnph remain within the fuunewo:ik ofyourtoj>ic sentence. Anew topi< unrodnces'a rewparagrepb, marries: or has: children THE CONCLUSION OF THE ESSAY L Thesis: "lfyou WlIlJIIo live a long andprcdnctive life, yeunnst eaercise regularty andeet lieoIthy foods," Parapbrased'Ihesis; The conclusion of tbe ess"l' is often neglecteic sentences. This will refresh your memory as to the main idea and main sabpointsuf yourpoper. Parapbrased'Ihesis; 1RANSITIONTERMS Begin your co:oclusion with. paraphrase of your thesis. It is vital that you not repeat your thesis 'verbatim, Doing so is redundant and boring, and you miss the ~ty 10 show your readers the br",dfh of your ,,,,,,bulory. Follow with general.statements. These should be a SI1IIlIIllIIJ' or evaluation ofpreviwsly !llaItionedmain theirglm. The word transit means 10 move or pass from one place 10 another .. Thus, the words and phrases we use to move :smoothly :from one idea to another one in an essay are called jraasitiens. To create a coherent, smccfhessay, you must use these terms, end use them correctly. Yom lost sentence shceld provide a final ~ght or C
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