Directions：For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay based on
the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture
and then give your comments. Write your essay on Answer Sheet 1. You should write
at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Grabbing red envelopes has been hogging the limelight in our daily life since
the 2016 Spring Festival. At no point is it clearer that this activity has endowed
our vapid life with the flavor of high-tech and fun, especially giving traditions
typical of festive periods, such as the Chinese New Year and Chinese Valentine’
s Day, a facelift.
However, some people may be trapped in a situation where they put the cart before
the horse. Disappointedly, what some people do on festivals is not to communicate
with their relatives and friends but to hold their cell phones and fix their eyes
on the screen all day long, just in order to grab red envelops. For my part, what
really matters is the relationship instead of the money. Essentially speaking,
gifting red envelopes is beyond reproach. Only in a rational way shall we not be
reduced to slaves of materialism or hijacked by the high technology.
Festivals offer precious opportunities for us to send good wishes to our beloved
ones and what we should do is to cherish these chances rather than to ignore the
essential connotation of the festivals. Anyhow, kinship, friendship and other
relationships are above anything and we ought to make every endeavor lest the
profound cultural atmosphere of traditional festivals should decline.
从 2016 年的春节起，抢红包在我们的日常生活中变得越来越流行。俨然，抢红包这种
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay
entitled Post-holiday Syndrome Among Students. You should write at least 150 words
following the outline given below.
Post-holiday Syndrome Among Students
With the gloomy prospect of returning to school, many students could suffer from
post-holiday syndrome, which refers to a general feeling of depression before
returning to campus life, which is caused by irregular lifestyles during the holiday.
Symptoms include fatigue, lack of appetite and concentration, irritability and a
feeling of helplessness.
Various reasons can account for it. But most important of all, a large number
of students tend to overindulge themselves in eating, merrymaking and playing around
during the holidays, which makes it difficult to adjust to their routine study
schedule and life pace on the campus.
My suggestions to deal with this syndrome are as follows. First, exercising and
sticking to a normal schedule over the holidays will make a difference and nip
post-holiday syndrome in the bud. Besides, it pays to return a few days earlier before
the semester starts. The early return seems to have kept the holiday blues at bay.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter in reply
to a friend’s inquiry about Plan after graduation. You should write at least 120
words according to the outline given below in Chinese:
So great to receive your letter on May 1st, in which you inquired about my plan
after graduation. Now, I am writing to illustrate it and my accounts.
As is known to all, so many graduates are eager to set feet on their work-life
roads. According to a survey by National Department of Education, more than six
million college students will leave the so called “Ivory Tower” this year. It is
clear that the competition of job-hunting will be extremely furious. On the contrary,
it seems advisable for me to further my study and get a master’s degree. What makes
me convinced is that a higher degree and better educational background will,
undoubtedly, enable me to make full preparation for entering the society. Besides,
if possible, I will get involved in social and practical activities in my spare time.
Taking all aspects into account, I choose to study as a postgraduate. Many thanks
for your concern. Best wishes!
Directions:For this part you are allowed 30minutes to write a composition on
the topicInternet. You should write at least 120 words andbase your composition on
the outline below:
In recent years, people are developing aninseparable relationship with Internet.
As is known toall, it is convenient for us to click the mouse whensurfing on line,
either to entertain ourselves or to meet the work’s needs.
On the one hand, no one denies that Internet is currently one of the most useful
media inour daily life. As a college student, I get on line every day to exchange
information through e-mails with my net friends. But on the other hand, a good many
people admit that they are toomuch addicted to Internet to maintain a regular and
Thus, it is necessary for us to use Internet in a reasonable way and restrain
fromoverindulgence. After all，Internet is invented to enrich our life, and to
improve the efficiencyof our work rather than shackle us with a chain.
Directions:For this part, you are allowed 30minutes to write a short essay on
the topicStudying Abroad. You should write at least 120words following the outline
Nowadays, going abroad for studies is enjoying astriking popularity among
adolescents. Importanceshould be attached to studying abroad.
There are a great many advantages of studying overseas. First and foremost,
living andstudying abroad offers students a different perspective of the world. On
a university campus,international students are likely to encounter their
counterparts from various countries andareas and are exposed to diverse ideas and
values. What is more, overseas experience is thebest opportunity for the real-life
use of foreign languages. There is no better opportunity toimprove second-language
skills than living in the country in which it is spoken.
Generally peaking, it is my view that although going abroad is expensive and
perhapspainful, the payoff is worthwhile. In the first place, in addition to
knowledge, overseasstudents can gain precious experiences that those who stay at
home will never have.Furthermore, overseas experience, frustrating and painful as
it may be, is conducive to thegrowth of adolescents.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30minutes to write a composition on
the topicAttending TV PK Shows Does(or Does no) good toYoung People. You should write
at least 120 words,and base your composition on the outline below:
Attending TV PK Shows Does No Good toYoung People
Nowadays, TV PK shows are great hits in China and have attracted a large number
ofadolescents. Some youngsters even give up their studies to attend these shows in
the hope ofwinning their fame overnight. Some people argue that these shows provide
young people morechance to show talents, while others assume that attending these
shows does no good to thejuvenile. As for me, I prefer to the latter opinion.
It should be admitted that some young people like Li Yuchun has stood out from
thenumerous attendants in the PK show, but that doesn’t mean attending the PK shows
is agood way to become successful for teenagers. The following reasons can support
my view. Firstand foremost, TV PK shows breed restlessness and induce young people
to hunt after fameat whatever cost. Furthermore, TV PK shows can subvert the
youngsters’ values. They clingto the idea that attending the PK shows is a shortcut
to success, so they may despise the wayof achieving success by hard work. Finally,
if the young fail in these shows, they will suffer apsychological unbalance.
In a word, entering for TV PK shows is not a good way for young people to
achievesuccess. I hold the opinion that young people should think twice before
deciding to attend PKshows.
Directions：For this part you are allowed 30minutes to write a composition on the
topic Jobsfor Graduates. You should write at least 120 wordsand base your composition
on the outline below:大学生难找工作，原因很多，解决的办法。
Job hunting has always been a headache forcollege students. Though many
graduates areemployed right after graduation, some are not. Mostserious of all, some
still have no idea where to go working even a long time after graduation.
The reasons for this phenomenon are various. On the one hand, a few years ago
collegesand universities enrolled so many students in popular majors, such as
economy, finance andso on that the number of graduates was greater than the need
in the market. On the otherhand, most graduates would rather stay in large cities
without suitable job to do than go tothe country.
I reckon this problem can be solved if both colleges and students take measures.
First, theyshould research the market and develop special skills to suit its need.
Second, students’attitude towards employment should be changed. They should go to
small cities and country.There they can also give full play to their professional
knowledge. In a word, if we pay muchattention, the situation can be improved.
Directions:Study the following picture carefully and write an essay in which you
1) describe the picture,2) interpret its meaning, and
3) support your view with examples.
One glance at a pyramid can leave the viewer in awe of its beauty and splend
or. Upon closer examination, however, one might be surprised to discover that such
a grandiose structure is composed entirely of ordinary stones.
Most people are familiar with the proverb: Rome was not built in a day. An object
as grand as a pyramid is likewise not so quickly or easily constructed. Just as the
greatness of the city of Rome is due to the combination of its smaller parts, a pyramid
is only as strong as the stones it is comprised of. The image of a pyramid reminds
us that great success is in fact an accumulation of small achievements.
History proves that many famous artists and scientists are only successful
because of their continued efforts, even after numerous failures. One might recall
Leonardo Dancing’s drawing of an egg, Wang Xi Zhi practicing handwriting, or Thomas
Edison inventing the light bulb, for example. The fable that tells us that even water
can eventually pierce through stone also points to the importance of patience and
diligence. We should take such stories and histories into account and remember the
importance of fundamentals; remember that one can build a pyramid only if one is
willing to work with small stones. People would be wise to abandon rash inclinations
and instead try in earnest. Perseverance is sure to lead to success.
We can see in the picture, a great Egyptian Pyramid towering magnificently into
the sky. At first sight visitors may be overwhelmed by the pyramid and cannot help
but marvel at the huge stones in front of them — the embodiment of patience and
endurance of an Ancient Egyptian Civilization. During this extended period of
building, one can only imagine the amount of patience and endurance that was required
by the people before any of this greatness was to be achieved.
The stones of the pyramid remind us of a famous saying: “Rome was not built
in a day,” that is, great things are never done without much time and labor.
As human beings, we are eager to win merits for ourselves. It is, however, only
patience as well as endurance that can help us to succeed in performing great deeds.
In the case of Si Marian, without those brilliant qualities mentioned above, he could
never attain such great achievements. Difficulties are unavoidable, unless we do
not engage in anything at all. In the end, it is patience and endurance that counts.
Some people would give up halfway in the face of what seems to be insurmountable.
Men of such a type can hardly expect to succeed. We must take a step by step approach
to accomplish everything until we get the final result. The reason is very simple:
if one attempts to climb a mountain, however high he reaches, he has failed if he
does not reach the top.
Everyone has his ideals. A businessman wishes to make greater profit; a farmer
expects plumper harvests; a student tries to learn more and better. And
However, one should be sensible about whether his ideal is well founded or not.
If it is, one has to plan and work hard for its realization. Effort, skill and
persistence are all necessary. And very often, one has to get help from others,
including advice and support in one form or another.
My ideal is to become a doctor. It is said that the field of medicine is a
well-paid profession, but I take it as a lofty profession entrusted with saving
people’s lives. To realize my ideal I have concentrated on laboratory work to develop
the analytical skills necessary to become a qualified doctor. Ijm
sure^willjiealizejm^jidealjifrperseverejinjthisjpursuit. (156 words)
with more or less effort 用或多或少的努力
realize v. 实现
be sensible about.意识到
it is said that.据说
concentrate on. 集中注意力于
persevere in 坚持
Complaint About Noise
June 18, 2010
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am your neighbor living downstairs in the same building. lamjwriting you to
complain of the noise you make during the night.
Recently the noise during the night disturbed my rest. Almost every night, there
comes some noise from your apartment just as I go to bed and am on my way to a dream.
I wonder what the noise is. Are you repairing your furniture? Are you doing physical
exercises? Whatever you do at that time of the night, you have to take your neighbors’
rest into consideration. In a word, you are disturbing both your other neighbors
I heard you are always a friendly and considerate neighbor. Please stojp making
noise at night. Thank you. Take care.
Yours friendly neighbor
扰了我和其 他的邻居。 我听说您是一位十分友好、善解人意的邻居。请不要在夜间制造噪
2010 年 6 月 18 日
I am writing you to complain of … take … into consideration 将
disturb v.打扰 in a word 总之
on my way to a dream 即将入睡 considerate adj.考虑周到的
take care 请注意
Directions:Study the following picture carefullyand write an essay in which you
1) describe the picture,
2) interpret its meaning, and
3) make a comment on the phenomena.
As autumn winds blow, leaves fall. Havingseparated from a tree, leaves decompose
into theearth and eventually return to a tree’s originalroots. Hence the saying:
“fallen leaves are destinedto return to the root.”
The picture above depicts the motion of leaves towards the root, which in turn
can beinterpreted as the intense bond Chinese feel towards their motherland.
More and more overseas Chinese are returning or have already returned to China.
Despitethe length of time they have spent abroad, or regardless of the life they
may have lead, theyare often disposed to return to their roots, to come home. It
is commonly said that blood isthicker than water. Because they are grateful for their
homeland’s nourishment and support,they return to contribute to the construction
of their country with the knowledge, experienceand wealth acquired abroad. This
inclination is an expression of people’s attachment to, andlove of, their homeland.
Patriotism is a prevailing emotion among the overseas Chinese. TheChinese still
living in China should also cherish and love their country, and give back with
theirknowledge and actions in order to cultivate the country’s present and future.
Directions:Study the following cartoon carefullyand write an essay in which you
1) describe the cartoon,
2) interpret its meaning, and
3) point out its implications in our life.
In the black and white drawing above, a youth gravely contemplates a narrow
winding pathheading into a forest. Perhaps he thinks that his own future may be much
like this path; full ofbends and curves, thorns and traps. The road to success is
never anything but uneven anddifficult.
In fact, one could even say that the more successful one’s life is, the more
problems andhardships one must have overcome. The ability to work through difficult
situations andunfortunate events only makes one stronger and more capable. Given
that the road tohappiness always contains obstacles and setbacks, we should be well
prepared for thehardships that life inevitably brings, and abandon the idea that
life is smooth or easy. Wemust accept the fact that failures are unavoidable, whether
they are failures in examinations,in finding a job, or carrying out a task. People
who accept that their life will not always be simpleor calm are better able to handle
problems when they arise. Those who are upset by each andevery small setback — and
there are many people with such attitudes— do not have muchpotential. Failure is
mother to success as it can strengthen one’s will. Those who can drawlessons from
failure are destined for success.
Directions：Study the following set of cartoons carefully and write an essay in
which you should
1)describe the cartoons,
2) state its main idea, and give your comment.
These two cartoons show two contrasting scenes. While the male student spends
all histime and money playing Internet games, the female student studies diligently.
One could easilyargue that a bright future awaits the students who study hard, while
those who waste tuitionplaying games have little to look forward to. The above images
encourage students to valuetheir time in school and take advantage of educational
While students dream of being accepted into college for years, they often become
lost onceadmitted. Without their parents’ constant support and advice, or because
of limitedcommunication with teachers, many students are unable to focus on their
future goals. Suchconfusion leads some to forget their studies and resort to playing
on the Internet, amongother forms of recreation.
Students should not only keep their ambitions in mind, but also seriously strive
towardsthem.Without a clear purpose, one might easily waste crucial years neglecting
Constantly playing on the Internet leads to failure, while continuously studying
guaranteessuccess. Students need to appreciate their time in school, and work hard
in order to ensure agood future.
Directions：Study the following drawing carefully and write an essay in which
1) describe the drawing,
2) interpret its meaning, and
3) point out its implications in our life.
You should write about 160—200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (20 points)
Drawings can be useful tools; a simple picture may reveal a profound truth.
Theillustration above, for example, is far from complicated, and yet carries deep
implications;from the top of a mountain one can see clear and far.
Such an image draws attention to the fact that people tend to be distracted by
immediatebenefits, or deterred by present difficulties. If one was to stand higher
and take a broader view,one could make wise, long?term decisions, as well as have
a clearer sense of how to solve anygiven problem.
The importance of keeping things in perspective is of practical significance
to universitystudents especially. When students face difficult decisions such as
choosing between majors orcareers, or deciding whether to continue with postgraduate
education, they should considertheir future life in broad terms. If you allow
yourself to become preoccupied by immediateinterests or discouraged by current
obstacles, you might not make the wisest decisions.
Nevertheless, it is important to realize that viewing our lives from a far is
not equal toaiming for an unattainable goal. Inexperienced youth must be careful
to realistically create andpursue their ambitions.
It is best to look beyond temporary needs and problems and keep one’s present
andfuture life in perspective.
Directions:Study the following picture carefully and write anessay in which you
1) describe the picture,
2) interpret its meaning, and
3) point out its implications in our life.
This simple picture represents a situation that every person must face: when
approaching ajunction, which direction should one choose?
Most viewers can empathize with the sense of hesitation and uncertainty embodied
insuch an image. Without exception, everyone has to make choices in life, whether
they concernschool, career, or love. While some choices are simple, one cannot avoid
the task of makingdifficult decisions.
Choices are often directly related to one’s happiness. University students,for
example, facea hard and crucial decision upon graduating. Many students have
difficulty deciding whether tocontinue studying or begin developing a career. Every
individual is different, and one must takethe factors of one’s personal life into
consideration. In addition to an awareness of specificcircumstances, however,
making the right choice also depends on correct appraisal of oneself.
In order to choose correctly, therefore, one must be both realistic and self
aware.Furthermore, once having made a decision, one should seriously accept and
pursue the pathone has chosen, and strive towards the realization of one’s goal with
Directions：Understanding is a drop of golden sun, is wellspring of life, and
is a bridge between manand the soul of man. Understanding is tolerance, is a kind
of self?restraint. The world needs understanding.
Write an essay which should cover:
1) describing the drawing below,
2) stating its main idea, and
3) giving your comment
The human being differs from the wild beast in that the latter is liable to have
a hostileview of others and interact in an unreasonable and aggressive manner.
Primitive humansmight have acted in such fashion, but civilized humans should
cultivate more appropriatebehaviors.
In the drawing above, a man carrying a large load accidentally steps on a woman’s
foot.Given that he gracefully apologizes, the woman both accepts his apology and
assures him notto worry.
The man and woman depicted interact with each other in a courteous and
compassionatemanner. The woman understands the man did not intentionally step on
her foot, andtherefore whether or not she is in pain, she does not attack or blame
him. Because she is ableto view the situation from his perspective, conflict is
diverted. Mutual understanding such asthis is a fundamental aspect of civilized
Some people tend to think the worst of others and become angry over even the
smallest ofmatters, regardless of how their own actions are disturbing in turn. Such
intolerance onlyleads to more conflict. Disrespecting or mistreating people not only
inflicts pain upon others,but can also harm one’s own conscience and attitude.
Having compassion for others is an important facet of social intercourse. Once
one strivesto understand the experience and perspective of another, one can avoid
much trouble andconflict, thus making life more peaceful and just for all.
有人 sha 人，还带了刀具…..Balabalaba…..” 虽然有时是善意的，提个醒。但有时
Directions：For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay by
commenting on the remark “It is unbelievable for people to believe what they should
not believe: Internet rumors.” You can cite some examples to illustrate your point.
You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Given is a simple but thought-provoking remark: “it is unbelievable for people
to believe what they should not believe: Internet rumors.” Obviously, this saying
can be naturally associated with the seriousness of rumors: if we intend to have
a positive Internet environment, it is advisable to eliminate/refuse rumors.
In contemporary society, it has become a trend for individuals to surf the
Internet for the information they need. Meanwhile, an increasing number of people
find it rather difficult to distinguish the true news from rumors. Searching the
Internet, we can notice a great many examples like this: false news, ads and
pictures.Then, it is these rumors that lead the public to be cheated, confused and
even panic. As a matter of fact, experts in large numbers have come to realize the
importance of Internet honesty.
As a regular Internet surfer, I am convinced that it is of great necessity for
government to punish rumor makers. Accordingly, we should educate, advocate and
encourage our friends, classmates and acquaintances to refuse making and spreading
rumors. Sparing no efforts to do so, we will witness a hopeful and promising future
of Internet life.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay
on the topic Children’s participation in reality shows. You should write at least
120 words but no more than 180 words.
参考范文：Children’s participation in reality shows
Nowadays, it has become a trend for children to participate in reality shows.
However, is it really good for them?
There are two sides for each coin. On one hand, participating in reality shows
is good for children. First, it can make children more courageous and more confident.
Second, some shows such as outdoor shows can make children more independent. For
example, in some shows, children are required to accomplish some tasks without their
parents accompanying them. That is a good way to train the children.
On the other hand, children’s participation in reality shows may cause some
disadvantages to them. For instance, children may become vainglorious if they win
some fame from the shows. They may tend to pay more attention to undeserved reputation
instead of studying hard. They may overlook the importance of working hard.
As a result, you really need to think carefully before you take your children
to reality shows. I personally feel that these shows make the children grow up too
fast. Why not just let them be children?
Nowadays, star-worshiping is popular among teenagers, especially many
Why? When it comes to the symptoms of worshiping a star, the main factor I’
d like to mention is imitation. With a blind love for their idols, teenagers firmly
believe that their choices are the best. As a result, the stars’ clothes, hairstyles
and hobbies, as well as their behaviors in public, are closely observed or followed,
though, to some extent, they may be considered improper or even ridiculous.
In my opinion, having idols is not a bad thing. However, we should make it clear
who are the real “heroes”. As far as I am concerned, the real heroes are those
who are making the most contributions to our society, such as teachers, doctors and
scientists. As students, we should learn from them. Only in this way can we become
useful persons in the future.
What Jobs Do College Graduates Want to Take?
It goes without saying that college students have a clear idea about their future
occupation. Boys are to some extent different from girls in their choices as is seen
from the table.
According to the table, the most striking contrast is in the occupation of
teaching: 45% of girl students would like to become teachers after graduation whereas
only 5% of boys would. What boys like to do most is to become managers (40%) and
the second largest group is to be businessmen (30%). Girls also like to pursue these
two professions, with a percentage of 15% and 25% respectively choosing these two
jobs. 15% of boys want to become lawyers while 10% of girls prefer this profession.
It can be easily proved that teaching is preferred by females as it provides
a more steady life. Women’s patience also fits the job well. Boys consider working
as managers, businessmen and lawyers more demanding and exciting. It is true that
more boys want to show their talents in these fields. One thing noteworthy is that
the number of girls who want to do business is not small. This shows that girls want
to take challenging and exciting jobs, too.
Nevertheless, no matter what job you choose, it could be a challenge. As for
me, I like science and technology.
With the economic growth and social progress, professionals of science and
technology will become more and more important. Therefore I will choose doing
scientific research as my career.
Directions: Write a composition entitled On Disasters. You should write at least
120 words according to the outline given below in Chinese:
1. 人的一生中，可能会遇到一些灾难事件，给我们的生活带来意外 的打击。
An old saying goes: Life is full of roses and thorns. As we all know, one’s
life is full of unexpected events, some of which are wonderful and some of which
are disastrous. Those heavy blows, such as, floods, snowstorms, and earthquakes,
threaten to weigh one down.
However、it’s even worse if one can’t drag himself out of the grief in that
mental break-down is more serious than the disaster itself. Instead of indulging
oneself in sadness, one should take positive attitude towards life and contribute
to the reconstruction of his or her life and hometown.
As for me, if I am lucky enough to survive in a disaster, I will try my best
to help those who are suffering by donation blood or money. If I am a victim, I will
endeavor to recover from the sadness as soon as possible and be certain to be strong
and supportive to the recovery work.
In recent years, a new type of online shopping is rapidly gaining popularity
— group purchasing, which was originally introduced from foreign countries but is
now widely accepted all over China. People can buy not only goods, but also all kinds
of services on group purchasing sites.
Group purchasing is very convenient, and saves people a lot of money. But it
also has some problems. Since group purchasing is nothing more than another form
of online shopping, the nature of it is no different from other online shopping
patterns. Problems that exist in online shopping also can be found in group
purchasing, like deceptive advertisements or poor after-sale services.
In my opinion, we should treat group purchasing as a way of shopping and nothing
more. We must be careful not to buy something we don’t need only to follow the fashion.
2、亚健康的具体表现及在我国的蔓延程度(据调查，北京 75%、上海 72%、广州 70%的
How to Deal with Sub-health
With the modernization of the world, people’s standard of living has improved
a lot. Then there appears a state of sub-health among people which poses a new threat
There are some tpical symptoms for people who are in a state of sub-health. First
of all, those who suffer from it often have a headache or backache. Secondly, they
feel like having a rest frequently. What upsets us most is that, the situation
spreading countrywide. As a result, more and more workers in big cities are harassed
by it, with a percentage of 75 in Beijing, 72 in Shanghai and 70 in Guangzhou
Then how can we sovle this problem effectibely? Experts suggest that the best
way to keep ourselves thealthy is to do exercises. It is also very important that
people should form a good living habit, for example, getting up early and going to
sleep early. Only doing so can we keep us healthy.
Moral Building on Campus
Moral Building on Campus
Recently, if you search the internet or other media, you would see reports on
demoralization now and then. Universities are no exception. These demoralization
shows in the following aspects: theft, lack of credibility, cheating in examinations,
plagiarism in papers, improper interaction with the opposite sex etc. In sum, moral
building on campus is of critical importance in students’ all-round development.
On one hand, this requires the universities to attach great importance to natural
environment planning and building. A good campus environment plays an active role
in cultivating students’ ideology and moral education. On the other hand, the staff
in the university should find the best in both Chinese and Western culture to educate
the students. Students can learn important lessons from Western cultures, adding
to our profound morality.
We, as students in the university, should be aware of the importance of moral
building. We should do something to support the moral building work, starting from
little things around us. Students Union should organize some activities for students
to take part in, highlighting the importance of moral building.
Some 20-somethings ,supposed to dedicate themselves to studies, are in hot
pursuit of fashion. The craze to vie with each other is prevalent in colleges and
universities. Undoubtedly, they have every reason to reverse the trend.
Students should concentrate themselves exclusively on studies, which should be
on the top of their agenda. Holding the right concept of value makes sense. To earn
an impressive academic performance, we college students must pour determined efforts
into study and pay no attention to vogue .
Keeping up with the Jones results in the unavoidable distraction from studies.
And college students are vulnerable to business promotional campaign. They are
heavily targeted by ads. We should compete with our peers for better scholarly
achievement instead of more expensive items.
My View on Job-Hopping
Job-hopping, or frequent change of jobs, is becoming increasingly common in
China today. As the economy grows, more opportunities for employment are appearing
than before. The result is that people, especially young people, are tempted to
change jobs frequently, seeking higher salaries or more interesting positions.
Nevertheless, many people prefer to stay in their old jobs. This is partly
because they feel loyal to their work units, and partly because they dislike the
idea of having to spend much time training for a new job. In addition, although a
new job may offer higher pay or more opportunities for promotion, it may be located
far from home and be inconvenient to reach.
I think it is a good thing for the workforce to be flexible, so that new demands
for personnel can be satisfied quickly. However, if a person changes jobs too often,
he or she will cause losses to the employing units. Moreover, frequent job-hopping
prevents a person from gaining valuable job experience and developing good work
Self employment could bring many advantages. One of the advantages of being
self-employed is that the profit the business makes belongs to the owner. If the
self-employed person succeeds in business, he has the chance to earn a great deal
of money. The profit earned is the reward for the owner’s effort, ability and
creativity. Thus, a second advantage is that a person’s intelligence and abilities
have a direct effect on the earnings. A third advantage of being self-employed is
that a person can control his working hours. While not all self-employed people are
completely free, most of them have more control over this area than the salaried
However, being self-employed is not without problems. First, being one’s own
boss places the responsibility directly on that individual shoulders. Everyone has
some weaknesses in a certain aspects. These weaknesses will affect how successful
a self-employed person is. Second, though the self-employed can earn considerable
profits with a successful business, losses can force them out of business and
sometimes, place them in debt. A third disadvantage concerns income security.
Self-employed people have no guaranteed wage. Their earnings can vary greatly,
depending on business conditions. Salaried people, however, can generally count on
In addition, salaried people often enjoy fringe benefits that mean greater peace
of mind. One of these benefits may be insurance paid for by the employer that
continues the employee’s salary in the event of sickness or accident while many
self-employed people do not have such protection.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic
“Blind Date”. You should write at least 120 words following the outline given below
Enjoying popularity across the whole society, blind date is becoming more common
and acceptable in China today which appeals to countless people. However, for it,
people’s views differ.
According to a recent survey, young people are found quite positive about blind
dates. They believe that blind date can help them experience more, make new friends,
Even though most blind dates will not develop into romantic relationship that
people search for, it still is an effective way for us to meet more people. However,
some people think differently. They argue that people who go for blind date may value
materials more than the personality. For instance, a girl may like to date a wealthy
guy rather than a poor one.
To sum up, despite the above negative views on blind date, I still think it is
a good way for the youngsters to socialize.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay onthe
following question. You should write at least 120 words but nomore than 180
words.Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improvedthe way
Food Preparation Methods Improve Our Lives
The twentieth century has brought with it many advances. With thoseadvances,
human lives have changed dramatically. In some ways life is worse,but mostly it is
better. Changes in food preparation methods, for example, haveimproved our lives
The convenience of preparing food today is amazing. Even stoves havegotten too
slow for us. Microwave cooking is much easier. We can press a fewbuttons and a meal
is completely cooked in just a short time. People used tospend hours preparing
an oven-cooked meal, and now they can use that time forother better things~ Plus,
there are all kinds of portable, prepackaged foods wecan buy. Heat them in the
microwave in the office, and lunch at work is quickand easy.
Our life pace is fast, but people still like good food. New food
preparationtechnology has given us more choices. Today, we can prepare food that
is moreconvenient and of greater variety than ever before.
Directions：Reform of English Education
Reform of English Education
As college English education is greatly emphasized with the rapid development
of global commuiiicaticm，tbe defects that exist in the current educational system
are open to more criticism- It is widely acknowledged that a thorough reform of
college English education should be under way.
People ask for English education reform mainly because of the Inadequacy of
college English education under the current system. On the one hand, many coilege
English teachers underestimate the role interest plays in English learning and keep
preaching in class. On the other h^nd, under the current system, most Chinese
students tend to separate vocabulary memorizing, grammar, Hsteniiig, speaking,
reading, and writing ftom each other and therefore their English is also “broken”
in this way. This has also greatly contributed to the “dumb English” of many Chinese
In my view, to reform English education, colleges and universities should
encourage students to speak English in class and hold more activities to promote
students’ oral English. Teachers should focus on attracting students with vivid
teaching and arouse students* enthusiasm in learning English. With the collaboration,
the reform of college BngHsh education will surely yield pleatifu] fitiits.
Conducting Moral Education in Colleges
In the current world, college students become morally more tolerant to the
phenomena such as exam—cheating, academic dishonesty and default on loans. In this
case, it’ s urgently important that we conduct moral education in college.
Moral education is beneficial in the following aspects. To begin with, it makes
us aware of our personal responsibility. We must comply with social moral standards
and learn to behave and conduct ourselves in society. Secondly, moral education
teaches us to shun evil and do good, turning the uncivilized to the civilized. Thirdly,
with higher moral standards, we will be more considerate towards others and avoid
quarrels or conflicts, which contributes to maintaining a harmonious society.
As for how to conduct moral education in college, on one hand, theoretical moral
education should be integrated into all aspects of campus life, including classroom
teaching and extracurricular activities. On the other hand, we should encourage
students to take part in moral practices such as volunteer activities. Through these
measures, they will know better about the meaning of life and shoulder their social
How to Enhance Etiquette Education?
How to Enhance Etiquette Education?
Etiquette education, which plays an important role in moral education, has
caught more and more people’s attention. Because it is an integral part of
quality-oriented education and contributes to the construction of a harmonious
However, due to the lack of etiquette education in schools and families as well
as the bad influence of the social environment, many college students have little
knowledge of etiquette, thus it is quite common to see their bad behaviors. For
example, they have no respect for their professors and the old, they talk to each
other loudly in the library and don’t care about what they should wear in public
Regarding the seriousness of this phenomenon, I think we should take the
following measures to arouse university students’ etiquette awareness. First,
parents should set a good example for their children at home. Second, colleges should
pay attention to students’ etiquette education and open some courses relating to
etiquette, and they ought to try their best to create a good campus environment at
the same time.