The desire of health is universal. With the quickening pace of urban life and ever-increasing pressure,people in growing numbers are suffering either physical or mental problems. It is generally believed that good health is the key to a happy life and a successful career.
There are numerous ways of keeping fit. First and foremast,it is most effective to do physical exercises. People respectively choose jogging,playing basketball,swimming,skating,climbing or riding as their regular exercises because exercise never fail to make us stronger and more energetic. Moreover,we should put great emphasis on forming good habits. A balanced diet and sufficient sleep are both indispensable to physical fitness. What’s more ,mental health should also be taken seriously. Especially in adversity ,we need to maintain an optimistic mentality to pull through life’s pain and sorrow,twists and turns.
As far as I am concerned ,I have a peculiar interest in yoga exercise,An hour’s exercise everyday usually makes me feel healthier and more vigorous. Besides,I never touch any cigarette or wine,neither do I stay up late. Instead I keep balanced diet and go to bed before 11 o’clock at night,because I believe burning the midnight oil is harmful to health. More importantly,an optimistic attitude toward life makes me confident and persistent. To sum up,all these practices guarantee a fit health and a happy life.
As I am planning to take the National Entrance Test of English for MA/MS Candidates (NETEM). I have decided to place an order of some NETEM books with due consideration of the good reputation of your bookstore and the high quality of your books.
Firstly,please give me particular accounts as regards names,authors,publishing houses and prices of those books. Secondly,I also need to know the terms of payment and after-sale service. Thirdly,I wonder if it is convenient for you to deliver those books by EMS to the headquarters of Beijing New Oriental School by January 17,2015.
I would like to express my gratitude for your kind consideration of my requests. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I am much grateful to be employed by you two months ago as an editor for your magazine Design & Fashions. I appreciate the opportunity of having worked here with you and other colleagues. The experiences will be unforgettable throughout my life.
However,as a young man whose primary interest is in computer science rather than fashion designing,I find my present job doesn’t fall in with my previous training and strength. I therefore decide to quit this job for something else that may conform to my former preparation.
Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconveniences my leaving may cause.
ln the picture above,a special football game is going on where four siblings as gatekeepers are trying hard to keep the ball,their old father,out of their gates,which represent their own home. lt discloses a strange social phenomenon in contemporary Chinese society that adult children shirk responsibility for their aging parents.
Such deeds reflect the decline of the traditional virtue of filial piety. Respecting the old and caring for the young has been among the most cherished virtues since ancient times in China. However,as the society has grown more money-oriented and people more self-interested,this virtue gets eroded along with distortion of ethical morality. How could one callous to his parents expect to be well-treated by his children when he grows old? How could it be possible for one to help other old people if he even disregards his own aging parents? The society will be threatened to be unstable if families,the basic units of a society,are not harmonious.
How to change this unhealthy social ethos? We should vigorously advocate the traditional virtues of honoring parents and respecting the old and caring for the young in society. We need the power of ethical persuasion to encourage the young to feed the material and spiritual needs of the elderly. Furthermore,those who fail to support their elderly parents should be punished by law as well as condemned by morality. These efforts are all prerequisites for building a harmonious society in which senior citizens are looked after properly.
Dear Sir or Madam，
Moved by the noble cause of Hope Project and encouraged by what has been achieved so far,I would like to do my bit for the project by seeking a child as the recipient of my financial assistance. I’m writing to inquire about the possibility of finding a candidate.
I would be deeply grateful if you could help me seek out a girl who has just started schooling in a remote and poor area. My plan is to pay for her tuition fee on a yearly basis till she finishes her secondary education and additionally provide her with 200 yuan living expenses each month. I would like to regularly remit my donation directly to a bank account opened by her family.
Please contact me when you find a proper candidate. I really appreciate your attention and hope to hear from you soon.
As is shown in the photos,one man has written “Beckham”on his face and the other spends 300 yuan imitating Beckham’s chic hairstyle. The photos reveal how ftically devoted people are to their idols.
In this pluralistic and liberal era,idol-worshipping is prevalent among the young generation. This obsession with celebrities,whether they are in the field of sports,entertainment or tech is harmless in itself,yet more often than not star-struck youngsters emphasize superficial stuff over substantial qualities,just like the two men in the pictures. They blindly copy Beckham’s looks without realizing that his achievements and international influence are the results of his hard work. Since he was a little boy,Beckham hung the tyre on the woodwork to practice free kick over and over again. His success is attributed to his diligence and perseverance.
Handled properly,idol worship can bring the best out of usr serving as beacons to guide us towards our ideals. We should learn from luminaries’ combatant spirit,their firmness of will and unrelenting efforts and constantly improve ourselves by emulating those talented.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am a student in this university who frequently comes to the library. Generally speaking,the services you offer here are quite good. However,I have some suggestions for you to make the library more user-friendly.
To begin with,will you please consider installing self-checkout machines,which would render readers and librarians more convenience? Moreover,it is expected to adopt the online reading room reservation,which can reduce readers’ waiting time. In addition,we will be very pleased if you can provide opportunities for readers to express what we want. The traditional suggestion box and its modern incarnation—an online suggestion form on the library’s homepage are terrific ways to solicit this feedback.
I would like to extend my greatest appreciation if you are so kind as to take my suggestions into consideration.
The picture depicts a breathtaking moment when the
player is nbout to shoot. At this time the goalkeeper in the player’s mind becomes a giant,who makes it incredibly dirncult to score,while the goalkeeper imagines that he is a dwarf who can barely prevent the player from scoring a goal.
Both of them underestimate their abilities and overestimate their enemys. This kind of insecurity may lead to underperformance. The purpose of the drawing is to show us that in the face of challenges,to be undaunted and self-assured is of great importance. There are tons of people who exude confidence all the time and have achieved a great deal,one of whom is Deng Yaping,the world famous table tennis player. Her short figure doesn’t stop her from becoming a legend in the table tennis field. ® Instead,her self-confidence as well as perseverance had enabled her to win not only 18 major world champions but also respect from all over the world.
Under the shadow of self-doubt. we may never fully release our potential or achieve success. Once we believe in ourselves,sparks of possibility may turn into flames of achievement. Just as Mark Twain said,”All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence,and then success is sure. “
I am writing to make an apology to you,for forgot to return the music CD which I borrowed from you last week. It is not until yesterday when I came back to Beijing that I found it in my luggage. I was busy preparing for my leave and it must have slipped my mind.
To make up for my carelessness,I have mailed the CD back through EMS,along with a CD by Bob Dylan as a token of my apology. They will reach you in about one week.
Again,I would like to apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you. Looking forward to your reply.
Walking sticks thrown away and stumps bound together,two disabled meni each of whom has only one leg,become a powerful union and are able to run forward as any ablebodied individual. Yes,what the picture reveals is the power of teamwork. It is no exaggeration to say,”United we stand,divided we stagnate. “
Teamwork is the spiritual power of working together toward a common vision and directing individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. A case in point is the Spurs,an NBA team. We’ve seen teams with expensive star players outperformed by this legendary team with players who may be individually less talented. The primary reason for its success is that they take teamwork,”team chemistry”,in the coach’s words,to an unparalleled level. Aiming at “winning”,Spurs players keep passing the ball and always give chance to those on the most favorable positions to shoot! thus creating its splendid records and the”Spurs Dynasty”in NBA history.
Collaboration can release and harness not only your skills but also those of everyone on the team,thereby producing multiplying effect. So when adversity strikes,we’d better change our ways of thinking and regard cooperation as the fuel of brilliance. Active cooperation can change unfavorable conditions into favorable ones,turning the situation around and eventually working wonders. this is the magic of cooperation !
As a faithful reader of your newspaper,I always appreciate your insightful report of social issues. I am writing to express my concern over the abuse of plastic bags.
In some regions,plastic bags are still widely-used despite restrictions by the government. To solve the problem,I believe it is imperative for the government to further control production and usage of plastic bags. In addition,I’d like to suggest that plastic bags be offered at promoted. Furthermore,newspapers should play a major role in advocating the importance of the restrictions and the concept of green consumption.
I hope you will find the above proposals useful and call on the public to be more involved in environmental protection.
As is illustrated in the cartoon,an enormous spider web,which symbolizes the Internet,confines people to a tiny space with its virtual walls. Everyone is well within reach,but seems quite far apart. This is the very implication of “Nearness” and “Farness” of the Internet,which vividly reveals people’s life in today’s society.
For the past few years,instant messaging tools like QQ and Wechat have sprung up and practically been the most popular medium for interpersonal communication. Comparing with traditional letters in written form,it has sharply reduced the time cost of interpersonal communication. It is no exaggeration to say that the Internet has brought about the most dramatic revolution in the history of information exchange,and the realization of “being with each other though far apart”. But we should admit that while social networking is shrinking the distance with people,it might give rise to serious indulgence in the Internet. Once addicted to the virtual world,one would gradually lose the skill of direct contact in real life,become withdrawn and fearful of social activities of any kind,producing the embarrassing situation of “being so near yet so far”.
How could we break through the virtual walls and be better connected by the Internet? Instead of cold text messages,sitting down with our family or friends for a chat,talking with them on the phone,and even verbal communication through video chat on social networking platforms are more capable of conveying our passions and strengthening our ties with others. What’s more,we should take a break from screens and go out to take part in more social activities. Only in this way can the Internet release its unlimited potential and get people closer to each other,thus better realizing the ideal vision that “ long distance separates no bosom friends”.
Volunteers are needed as desk clerks and guides for the International Conference on Globalization to be held in our university on Dec. 28. Basic requirements are proficiency in English and familiarity with the theme of the conference. Other requirements include good communication skills,sense of responsibility and tremendous zest for work. Priority will be given to those who are experienced in similar activities and familiar with social etiquette.
If you want to be a part of the conference and have close contact with world-famous experts. Call 12345678 or send your resume to postgrad @ xxx. edu. cn for application and for information on the interview.
如果你想参加本次活动，与世界知名专家近距离接触，请致电12345678或发送简历至postgrad @ xxx. edu. cn进行申请及查看面试信息。
The picture presents a steaming”cultural hotpot” with all kinds of foodstuffs in it,such as Buddhism,postmodernism,the Butterly Lovers and Einstein. Mixing together,these cultural ingredients look tremendously delicious and nutritious. What lies behind the picture is clear Multicultural integration is a noteworthy feature of the time and is of great benefit to the inheritance and development of world culture.
We live in an unprecedented age of globalization,where everything is increasingly mobile across national boundaries,and culture is no exception. Multicultural elements provide spiritual nourishment for people all over the world. For instance,some of our traditional ideologies have been introduced int the western world and successfully applied to practical use to boost management effectiveness Peking opera draws on the aesthetic elements of western opera,making it more accessible to the audience worldwide and thus more likely to be passed on and developed. All countries have been benefiting greatly from absorbing different but complementary cultures,which accelerates the development of both material and spiritual civilization of human society.
The blending of different cultures has become an irresistible trend of our time. For us Chinese,we need not only to inherit and carry forward the quintessence of traditional Chinese culture,but also to learn and incorporate what is best in western culture with an open mind. By the fusion of old and new,as well as of east and west,we can promote vigorous development and prosperity of Chinese culture,thus creating conditions for the great rej uvenation of the Chinese nation.
I’m so glad to hear from you as it has been a long time since we met last time. You told me in your letter that you loved to watch inspirational movies,so I’m writing to recommend one of my favorite movies to you,which is called The Devil Wears Prada. I love it for two reasons. To begin with,the film explores the theme of growth and self-discovery in the workplace,which could easily strike a chord with young people. The aspirant heroine undergoes an”ugly duckling-swan” phase in the workplace and finally returns to her initial ideal,inspiring us to be true to ourselves. In addition,the glamour of fashion industry also adds appeal to the film.
Hope you enjoy the movie and look forward to your reply.
ln the picture,two tourists,enjoying a delightful boat trip on the lake,are dropping litter recklessly into the lake——a behavior that makes themselves as well as the scenery not beautiful at all. And unfortunately,the lake is already littered with a clutter of garbage,which has spoiled the previously scenic lake. Just as the caption”What’s ‘Left’ after the Travel” implies,the cartoon is a poignant criticism of tourists with uncivil conducts that lead to environmental damage.
What is reflected in the picture is troubling many scenic spots today. Such behavior comes primarily from tourists’ lack of environmental awarenessr thinking of just casually littering garbage as no big deal. They regard themselves merely as passers-by,who need not assume the responsibility of protecting the environment of the scenic spots. However,if everyone lacked environmental awareness,standing by and seeing environment hurt,the beautiful spots,even our whole country,would be swallowed up by rubbish one day.
To avoid this kind of tragedy,the whole society should take actions to protect our home. For one thing,everyone should realize the importance of protecting the environment and start small by no littering at will and stopping others from doing that timely. For another,relevant authorities should establish sound and efficient laws and regulations on environmental protection,supervise effectively and punish law breakers severely. Hopefully through shared efforts,we can make ourselves behave better,make the landscape of our homeland more magnificent,and fulfill the dream of”green China”sooner.
My Dear Friends,
On behalf of the Students’ Union,I would like to extend the warmest welcome to you,the international students,who have chosen to study here,away from your home countries.
It is my pleasure to offer several suggestions to facilitate your stay in China. Firstly,to overcome language barriers,I suggest that you make full use of all resources to study and practice chinese diligently. seoondly,to cope with culture shock,lt is advisable to get acquainted with Chinese culture and customs through making chinese friends or via books ,films and museums. Besides,you can also make full use of various learning resources boasted by our library.
I hope my suggestions would be helpful and I wish all of you a fulfilling college life here
As is shown in the picture,two men react in distinctly different manners when they see a bottle get tipped over and half of the water spill. Wearing a gloomy look,one man covers his forehead and curses his luck,lamenting,”It’s all gone !”while the other smiles agreeably and reaches for the bottle,cheering,”Luckily there’s still some left. “
This portrayal reveals that in adverse situations,being optimistic or being pessimistic directs people towards two opposite paths. Just as Alexander Bell puts it”When one door closes,another openss but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. “When obstacles confront us,assuming the worst only spells more failures,while interpreting them in a positive light always spurs us to look for a silver lining and concentrate upon addressing problems. The drawbacks of pessimism and the benefits of optimism are self-evident.
Therefore,optimism is of great significance in our work and life. As an old saying goes,misfortune might be a blessing in disguise. When adversity strikes,instead of being blinded by pessimism,we should learn to examine it from a comprehensive perspective so as to break free of despair and discover hope. Besides,we should maintain a positive attitude all along by remaining gratified by what we have achieved,with an attempt to keep forging ahead and embrace various challenges.
Dear Mr. Smith,
On behalf of the students’ union,I’m writing to invite you to judge our English speech contest on April 28th.
The contest will be held from 18:00 to 20:00 at the auditorium. Competitors are required to first give a prepared speech on traditional Chinese culture and then answer 5 randomly-picked questions. You are expected to score and comment on their performance. You are an academic elite and native speaker,so that your valuable comments will surely benefit the competitors and the audience alike.
We will appreciate it if you could reply to our invitation at your earliest convenience. We are looking forward to your participation.
In the above picture,a flock of graduates stand at a fork in the road,with an air of confusion on their faces. They face four different choices: hunting for jobs,taking the postgraduate entrance exam,going abroad for further study and starting a business. Below the drawing the caption reads,”Choice-making “.
Undoubtedly this picture describes a dilemma all college graduates have to face-which path to take and pursue after graduation. This choice is of great significance to our future development. Therefore it’s imperative for us to make a prudent and sensible decision. Firstly,graduates should know the advantages and disadvantages of each path and have an objective appraisal of one’s abilities and interests. lt may sound clich but “know yourself” and “follow your passion” go a long way. Another factor that graduates should take into consideration is career planning. Once you set your heart on a given profession,you will put yourself on a track which ultimately will lead you to your final destination.
All desired life goals can be achieved through diligence,persistence and willingness to learn continuously. Therefore,with a compass in mind,graduates can make an optimal choice suitable to themselves and advance bravelyalong the chosen path.
毫无疑问，这幅图片描绘了所有大学毕业生都要面临的一个困境——毕业后选择和追求哪一条路。这一抉择对我们未来的发展十分重要。因此，我们必须做出谨慎而明智的决定。首先，毕业生应该了解选择每条路的利弊，并客观评估个人的能力和兴趣所在。也许听起来很陈词滥调，但”了解自己“ 和 ”追寻激情“大有帮助。另一个毕业生需要考虑的因素是职业规划。一旦你对某一职业下定决心，你就会把自己置于最终会把你带到目的地的轨道上。
I am a senior student in this university. I’m writing to express my humble opinions about physical health problem among college students.
Students’ deteriorating physical condition has become a burning issue. A recent report mentions that there are stunningly 6000 times of medical treatment for 3500 students in one new students’ military training. The root of the problem,I think,lies in the over-emphasis on test scores. So it is imperative that the exam-driven system be reformed and the value of health be stressed. Physical education should be compulsory for all students. Meanwhile,opportunities for students to exercise,such as sports meeting,would be of great value for students.
I hope you find the above suggestions helpful and utilize them in our university.
There are two photos of a mother and a daughter. One was taken 30 years ago showing the young mother holding her daughter’s hand and the other has been recently gotten recording the daughter supporting her mother with hand. Scenes have changed but what remains unchanged is their sweet and contented smile.
The two photos reflect the deep love between the mother and the daughter,bringing comforting relief from frequently reported stay-at-home children and elder mistreatment cases. As the world becomes materially rich,wealth accumulation and pursuit of comfort have become a fashion trend. Many young adults influenced have become irresponsible parents or unfilial children. Some leave their children at hometown where living cost is lower and their parents can help deal with tiring child raising. They intentionally or unintentionally ignore the detrimental effects of the lack of parental involvement on their children. Some turn a blind eye to their responsibility towards parents. They selfishly think taking care of parents will disturb their vibrant personal life and increase their economic burden.
These young people discard the most important element for happiness——the mutual love within a family and unwisely get temporary comfort at the expense of long-term happiness. A person of wisdom should place experiencing family love at the top of his life’s priorities.
As the host of the upcoming reading session,I am writing to you to recommend a plain but moving book,We Three ,written by Yang Jiang,one of the most talented contemporary female writers.
With her great wisdom and perseverance,Yang Jiang tells us the love and support between her late daughter,husband and her in more than 60 years,and their experiences of being happily together and heartbreakingly apart. By depicting dreams as well as realities,this book shows us the sorrows and joys in life. In addition,through this common but extraordinary family,we can see the personality of Chinese intellectuals at that time——cherishing their families and being diligent in their studies,and can deeply realize the true meaning of life that happiness always comes along with troubles.
I hope you will enjoy the book like me and share your impressions of it during the session.
Four friends get together to have a dinner. What’s weird is that the four appear to be stranger to each other,not talking with friends seated beside but totally indulging in smart phones.
The picture reveals a typical scene for modern people. Whenever people have a chance to relax,they will fish out phones to play for a while. The warm face-to-face communication which was taken for granted has been violently ruined by smart phones and become a luxury. It is challenging or even impossible for many people to concentrate on face-to-face communication. As the quality of emotional interaction between people suffer an annoying dramatic deterioration,more and more people arrive at an agreement that people should shut down mobile phones when being with friends or relatives. Unfortunately,it is only a theoretical opinion around the Wechat,a communication toolon the smart phone. Few people apply it into life.
The smart phone is really the most controversial modern invention,bringing enjoyable relaxation and great convenience on one hand and causing problematic phone addiction and consequent interpersonal isolation on the other hand. Rational attitude should be paid to the mobile phone. We should not squander the limited and precious time with friends and relatives on a lifeless machine. Due importance should be attached to the contact in real life.
To ensure that students from overseas have a better knowledge of our library service,I’m writing to inform you of some relevant information with regard to our university library.
When you get enrolled at our university,you receive a student ID,which would allow you access to the library. Our library houses a vast collection of books,journals,multi-media audio-visual materials both at home and abroad,which accommodates the needs of different users. Furthermore,we have computers available in the lobby for checking any book or document you may need. An orientation program will be offered to you on Wednesday afternoon. You can take a library tour which will last for about 30 minutes. The library opens on weekdays from 9:00 a. m. To 10:00 p. m. . Please feel free to contact us if you need any help via library@xxxuniversity. edu. cn.
September 1 ,2015
新生注册人学时，你们每人拿到一张学生卡，这张学生卡将容许你们进人校图书馆。我校图书馆藏有国内外大量的书籍、报刊、多媒体视听学习资料等等，满足不同读者的需求。而且，一楼大厅还设有计算机，方便学生查询可能需要的任何书籍或文档。周三下午将为你们提供图书馆迎新活动。届时你们可以参观图书馆，活动将持续约半小时。图书馆周一至周五早9点至晚10点开放。如果你们需要任何帮助，随时欢迎通过发送邮件至 library @ xxxuniversity. edu. cn，联系我们。
The above two pictures reveal two distinctly different parenting methods of two fathers. In the first picture,the father is urging his son to study hard while he is just relaxing himself,with his eyes fixed on the TV set. In the second picture,both the father and his son are concentrating on their study. The caption under the cartoon reads”lt is better to set an example than merely make demands”.
What the above pictures intend to illustrate is that parents can better teach children by example rather than verbal instruction in their daily life. As an old saying goes,a good example is the best way of persuasion. There is no doubt that parents play a vital role in the bringing-up of their children since they are the role models kids look to for guidance,especially in their formative years. When it comes to instructing and influencing kids,action tends to speak louder than words.
Therefore,in my opinion,it is parental duty for adults to set an example for children. Only when adults earnestly practice what they advocate can children follow their example. This way,children can also enjoy better family atmosphere and get better disciplined.
Dear Prof. Cook,
Welcome to china ! Knowing that you love travel,I’d like to recommend some of the most celebrated tourist attractions in Beijing.
Firstly,I recommend exploring the Palace Museum,the world’s largest ancient palace complex,because it showcases a huge collection of arts and antiquities which offers a quick glimpse into China’s extensive history and sophisticated culture. Moreover,if you are interested in outdoor activities,I recommend visiting the Great Wall,for the spectacular view of rolling mountains atop the ancient beacon towers will definitely make your trip worthwhile. Besides,there are unique cafes and galleries tucked away in the old lanes and alleys,or Hutongs in Beijing. Riding a bike along the quaint downtown capital after a whole-day teaching is such an excellent way to experience the charming Hutong culture.
Hopefully my recommendations are helpful and wish you a delightful journey.
In the left picture,a man is lolling back in his comfortable chair,smug about a shelf full of books in front of him. “What a great number of books I have !” he said to himself,yet obviously he shows no intention of reading any of them. The man on the right,by contrast,is sitting at a desk with only a few books on it,and has made a feasible reading plan: Finish reading 20 books this year.
Through sharp contrast,the pictures reveal the difference between “ possessing books “ and “ reading books”. For some people,books are nothing more than decorations. Their studies are gorgeously decorated and shelves full of books which are used not to read,but to show off or to satisfy their vanity. Totally differently,some people,fewer books though they have,regard books as spiritual food and do everything possible to read. For example,Lin Haiyin,a famous writer ,has written in Bookstore Freeloader’s Journal that when she was young,she always went to a bookstore and read there in a secretive way for lack of money,rain or shine. lt was the very thirst for knowledge that made her a writer with great achievements.
“Books are a stepping stone to human progress”,but as books are not equal to knowledge and unread books won’t help,we should read a single book carefully instead of merely collecting thousands of books to make progress. Furthermore,everything else should also be dealt wit’h in a down-to-earth way. Just as President Xi once put it,“Empty talk would lead a country astray,and hard work can revitalize a nation”,only through continuing efforts,can individuals advance steadily and the Chinese nation achieve great rejuvenation.
Dear Sir or Madam,
The 2018 Graduation and Degree Conferring Ceremony of our university will be held at the auditorium from 9:00 to 11:00 on June 28th.
With your remarkable expert knowledge,you have contributed a lot to the development of our university and the growth of our students. So I,on behalf of the Office of Student Affairs,sincerely extend to you an invitation to this ceremony. We will be greatly honored if you could be present at the grand ceremony,to witness this important moment in our students’ life. And,on the occasion,there will be volunteers guiding you to your seat.
The schedule of the ceremony is attached for your reference. It would be much appreciated if you could please send back the reply slip before June 2 to inform us of your attendance. We look forward to your reply.
ln the cartoon,a college student is sitting seriotlsly in front of a laptop,selecting his next terms’ courses. He “smartly” divides the courses into two groups those offering cutting-edge knowledge,inspiring innovation,but requiring hard work,and those with little academic pressure and an easy high-score pass. The cartoon reflects a common phenomenon among today’s college students,which is actually against the purpose of our course selection system.
Why does this happen? lt can be mainly attributed to a social climate which puts too much emphasis on “utility”. The current achievement assessment system in colleges which takes credits as the only indicator is also responsible for the phenomenon. However,neither of them is the excuse for students to shrink back from demanding courses and choose easy ones. Avoiding demanding courses will prevent them from building knowledge hierarchy and improving personal competence. Further,as the youth are the hope of a country,that will make our goal of constructing an innovative nation remain a remote dream.
lt’s not an overnight affair to stove the problem,and long-process concerted efforts are in need. First of all,students should put personal development high on the agenda,striving to be a man of courage,capabilities and responsibilities. Besides,colleges should diversify assessment standards and motivate teachers to deliver knowledge in interesting and illuminating ways. Meanwhile,a new tendency of daring to challenge and innovate should be cultivated. We sincerely believe that the Chinese dream of achieving great rejuvenation will surely be realized by the youth with the joint efforts.
With the sincere appreciation for your dedication to our project,”Aiding Rural Primary School “,I’d like to answer your inquiry regarding the forthcoming voluntary activity.
Each summer holiday,we organize ten volunteers to teach for three weeks in rural primary schools mostly understaffed and seriously lacking in resources. International students are often assigned to teach English and assist local teachers during classes,which will greatly benefit pupils there who often struggle in their English study. Besides,there will be a brief training session before leaving,during which you should decide teaching plans and submit them in advance for overall amngemem. And surely,our university will pay all volunteers’ expenses on meals,accommodation and transportation .
lt is hoped that my reply will be of help and please email me if you have any further questions.
ln the picture,there are two climbers on their way to the top of a mountain. One of them,sitting on a stone step with his backpack aside,says in slight frustration ,”I’m too tired to go any further. “ His travel companion hands him a bottle of drink and replies enqouragingly,”Come on ! Take a break and keep climbing. ” The picture intends to illustrate the irreplaceable role persistence plays in realizing great ambitions.
Just as mountaineers have to climb up rocky and steep slopes before reaching the peak we will inevitably encounter numerous obstacles on our way to success. What is needed then is a sustained effort to conquer them rather than an excuse to give up. After all,surrender means all previous efforts come to naught while hanging on certainly brings rewards. High achievers in competitive sports understand that very well and,almost without exception,attribute their glories to their perseverance with intensive training day after day.
As an old Chinese saying goes,the last leg of a journey marks the halfway point. The closer we get to the finishing line,the more fatigued and lazier we feel. At such tough moments,we can only achieve our goals by being strong-willed and gritting our teeth. In other words,the virtue of persistence is the key to success and thus needs to be cultivated consciously.
My Dear Friend,
Thank you very much for receiving me,a delegate of Sino-American cultural exchange program,during my visit to American. Your consideration and warm reception made me feel at home. You kindly provided detailed explanation of American custom,assisting me to get culture shock soon and,more importantly,have deeper understanding of American culture. I had a great time there,and I really appreciate everything you have done for me.
Additionally,I highly welcome you to come to China in due course so that I can reciprocate your hospitality. I promise you a fantastic visit,through which you may gain a deep insight into Chinese culture. Look forward to your visit.
As is demonstrated in the diagram,from 2000 to 2008,the mobile-phone subscription number grew sharply from 0.5 billion to 4 billion in developing countries. Contrastingly,during the same period,there was only a moderate increase ( from 0.7 billion to 1 billion) in developed countries.
Different performance was due to different market environment. In developing countries,the mobile phone market hadn’t reached saturation. Considering the population size there,the number of potential customers would be enormous. Thanks to the economic boom,an increasing number of potential customers gradually joined the market,resulting in the take-off of mobile phone subscriptions. However,in developed countries,there was a saturated market,leaving little room for growth.
Since the mobile phone market remains vast and the economy is still growing steadily in developing countries,the number of mobile phone subscribers there will continue to grow at a fast rate; nevertheless,the growth will slow down as the market reaches saturation. In comparison,the market has reached saturation in developed countries,so the growth of mobile phone subscription number is expected to remain stagnant unless extra demand is stimulated.
Dear Li Ming,
I must congratulate you for winning the fierce competition for admission to a prestigious university. This success means that you have acquired extraordinary learning capacity and,if this capacity can be further developed and purposefully used in university,you will become competent to build a glittering career.
However ,I must also warn you that the approaching university life is different to your previous school life. You should make important adjustment for int ; that is,you should mentally and practically prepare to be independent and learn not for examination but for your life purpose. I wish you could learn to manage life and study by yourself in the following four years,and gradually grow into an adult wholly responsible for yourself.
China’s auto market was still dominated by Japanese,Chinese and American brands. American cars remained the third most popular in the market with a slight increase in market share. A noticeable change occurred in Japanese and Chinese brands. Japanese brands,whose share of market slipped by almost 10% ,were displaced from their leading position by Chinese brands,which expanded their share by nearly the same margin.
The performance of American brand cars is to be expected,given their worldwide fame and reliable quality. The big change in the performance of Japanese and Chinese brands seems sudden but is not unexpected. Chinese auto producers had narrowed the technology gap between themselves and foreign competitors,and cleverly switched their promotion strategies to satisfy Chinese customers’ appetite for a bargain. When Chinese brands were growing,Japanese brands were hit by reputation crisis caused by frequent quality complaints.
The plight of Japanese brands is the reminder that quality is the soul of products. Hopefully,Chinese automakers will consistently guarantee high quality,thereby protecting their own reputation to maintain market popularity.
Dear Sir or Madam，
The day before yesterday I bought an electronic dictionary,P 900,in your online store. To my dismay,within three days of the purchase I found it couldn’t work normally. It shuts itself down automatically with intolerable frequency. I expect you to provide a new one for replacement or,at least,to follow the warranty policy by repairing it. If no satisfaction can be gained by these means,I will have to demand a refund.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. If detailed information is required,please reach me at 12345678.
Employees above 50 years old were most likely to report satisfaction,with 40% of them indicating they were content. Employees 40 years or younger were less willing to declare satisfaction,only 16.7% of whom said they were satisfied； instead,a third of whom expressed dissatisfaction. Employees in the 41-to-50 age group were surely unhappiest: none of them felt satisfied and the percentage of respondents reporting dissatisfaction was as high as 64%.
There is a significant difference in job satisfaction by employee age. The difference relates to their career situation. Employees at the age from 41 to 50,less energetic than younger crowd and less competent than older professionals,reach a career plateau. The consequent sense of powerlessness is strong enough to reduce them to deep dissatisfaction. In contrast,younger colleagues,in spite of occasional confusion,are mostly in an upward spiral and understandably will feel happier. As for elder colleagues,many of them have achieved career maturity and their careers are going to be crowned with relaxing retirement life. Not surprisingly,they are the happiest.
It is clear that career troubles will afflict people at all ages. For lasting happiness with our jobs,positive attitude is necessary.
It is a great honor to inform you that a charity sale is scheduled for September 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This sale is going to be held in the auditorium for the sake of kids on the verge of dropping out and the gain will be donated to the Project Hope. We are desirous of raising sufficient money to help 15 kids in financially strained families. Your participation is necessary to achieve this aim.
Hopefully,you can come and pick up your desired commodities. You will happily find latest books and pretty stationery being sold at a discount there.
The rate of college students taking part-time jobs during school time rises annually from 67.77% in the first year to 88.24% in the final year. The biggest increase occurs in the graduation year,with the rate 16% higher than a year ago.
College students will become increasingly willing to work part-time mainly because of the growing wish to gain practical experience to prepare for their later careers. It is reasonable and wise to do such preparation especially after unemployment reached a record high in early 2013. Another motive is obviously the money. As the school year advances,there will be huger costs of studying materials and social events,undoubtedly pushing students to reap money from part-time jobs.
It can indeed be beneficial for college students to be part-timers. However,the risk of erosion of study time should be also considered. To benefit from part-time jobs without suffering academically,students should learn to strike a balance.
I am glad that it is you who will be my roommate during my overseas study and cannot wait to meet you. Before my moving in,I think it is necessary to arrive at a basic understanding about each other’s living habits.
As a typical Chinese,I observe traditional living rules,sleeping and getting up early,having gorgeous breakfast,good lunch and humble supper and keeping room tidy and clean. In addition,I prefer cooking Chinese dishes at home and hope to get your tolerance for occasional spicy smell during dish preparation. There must also be some special living rules to be respected in your country. Can you explain them to me in advance? Hope to get your early reply.
From 1990 to 2010 while moderate increase occurred in total population in China,population distribution experienced a dramatic shift. Urban population increased considerably from 300 million to 670 million,contrastingly rural population declined from 820 million to 680 million.
The population gap narrowed largely because of the joint effects of urbanization and unequal economic opportunities. The 20 years’ urban sprawl caused millions of peasants to be passively transformed into city residents. Meanwhile,many more peasants initiatively chose to leave their hometown. In the 20 years,while urban living standards were largely improved,few economic opportunities fell on rural areas,making most peasants remain at the poverty line. Poverty prompted the call for change and healthy young peasants were driven to flock to cities to make a better living.
The increase in urban population is a sure indication of economic achievement. However,we should not ignore the inability of many urban newcomers to integrate into cities due to lack of education and civilized habits. They wandered around in the cities as urban paupers,isolated from cities’ prosperity and convenience. In this sense,we cannot be superficially satisfied with the optimistic figure,but should endeavor to foster integration of newcomers.
We are looking for some volunteers for the summer camp for high school students. The summer camp is organized to facilitate high school students’ academic learning and more importantly cultivate their cooperation ability and practical skills through activities including but not limited to reading salon and business-starting competition.
Volunteers are required to help organize activities and cope with daily affairs during the summer camp. Ideal candidates should be patient,active,warm-hearted and responsible. Having relevant experience is preferred. Anyone interested please contact us by students’ union @ abcuniversity. edu. cn or reach us at 12345678.
要求志愿者帮助组织活动，并处理夏令营中的日常事务。理想的人选应该有耐心、积极、热心并且负责。有相关经验更佳。感兴趣者请通过students’ union @ abcuniversity. edu. cn联系我们，或者拨打电话12345678联系我们。
The chart reflects the Spring Festival spending types and their respective proportions. Chinese people’s money is mainly used for three purposes during the Spring Festival traveling,New Year’s gift giving and having dinners with friends or relatives. They account for 80% of total spending.
Most spending is used to maintain or facilitate interpersonal relationship. This finding is not strange， since the Spring Festival is a Chinese traditional festival for family reunion. Developing relationship is beneficial and necessary for a person’s fulfillment and investing on people we love is sweet and happy.
However,we should not go to extremes. In China,there are many people fond of appearing extraordinary and hating to be known as weaker and poorer. They use handsome money to blindly pursue pride. Such intention causes huge waste of money and imposes heavy economic burden on people involved. The pride gotten by squandering money is transient and can only be a topic for gossip soon forgotten by others. Therefore,we should think rationally before opening our purses. We should
remember it is happiness that is the main concern.
I’m writing to express my gratitude for your congratulation on my success in the translation contest. Since you asked for my advice,I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts on how to improve translation skills.
To begin with,it is vital that you appreciate the beauty of language and hone your reading skills. Besides,a good translator usually reads extensively and constantly exposes himself to quality reading materials. One should cultivate a broad knowledge base and keep abreast of current events and issues. Moreover,be persistent. Language learning is not a task that can be accomplished within a short time. Only with a lot of sustained efforts can we improve our translation skills.
I wish you find these suggestions useful and I’m more than willing to discuss it with you about further details. I’m looking forward to your reply.
This pie chart,simple yet illuminating,illustrates the purposes of travel for students polled in a certain university. As is reflected by the chart,37 percent of college students travel to appreciate the beauty of the scenery; next comes the aim of relieving pressure,accounting for 33 percent. Students’ other objectives-making more friends,fostering greater independence,and other aims respectively account for 9%,6% and 15%.
The survey reveals that most students go on a journey to enjoy the view as well as to unwind and recharge. On the one hand,with the prosperity of tourism,college students who have ample time,curiosity and energy to explore their individuality and see the outside world are lured to go out of campus and come into contact with grandeur and beauty. On the other hand,college students have their share of pressure coming from academic study,employment and interpersonal relationship,to which travelling is a wonderful antidote. One usually comes back from a trip feeling refreshed and revitalized.
In my opinion,though it’s natural for college students to seek fun and enjoyment,they should attach deeper meaning to travelling. In the journey one can try to interact with local people and experience their culture in-depth,make friends with people from different cultural backgrounds and feel a sense of independence and self-reliance from the bottom of heart. Travelling truly could benefit a lot.
Dear Professor Williams,
I am honored to give a presentation about Chinese culture to international students at your invitation. I am pleased to take this opportunity to communicate with foreign friends about cultures.
My presentation will be focused on Chinese martial arts,which is an important component of Chinese culture. To begin with,I will briefly introduce it and its development over millennia. Then,I will focus on some common styles of Chinese martial arts,each of which has its own set of techniques and ideas. Furthermore,I will show some photos of relevant historical locations and figures. I believe graphic visual depiction will be more impressive than boring language.
Thank you for your invitation. I am looking forward to seeing you.
The given chart reveals China’s consecutive growth of museums and museum visitors from 2013 to 2015. The growth of museum experienced a slowdown in 2014,while the growth of museum visitors maintained a dynamic momentum.
This phenomenon can be attributed to the following reasons. Firstly,thanks to national endeavor at cultural undertakings,numerous museums have been constructed and opened freely to the public. Moreover,China’s rapid economic growth underpins the cultural progress. With living-standard improving,the public demand increasingly varied spiritual nutrition,thus visiting museums and galleries has become a willing choice for more people.
However,this encouraging sign also presents challenges,like how to address the supply deficiency posed by decelerated growth of museum and people’s increasingly diverse need for exhibitions. Museums can improve efficiency by embracing mobile and digital technologies like e-museum. Meanwhile,through digital pictures and interactive videos,visitors can appreciate numerous exhibits from around the world and obtain fresh visiting experiences. It’s believed that through joint efforts,China’s museums will constitute a bigger driving force advancing cultural development and the important means to enhance people’s well-being,thus further boosting economic and social development.
Dear Professor Smith,
I am writing to apologize for not being able to visit you as planned,since I have to cancel my travel plan for some reason. I am terribly sorry for any inconvenience this causes you and any changes that it necessitates in your current plans.
I have been looking forward to seeing you since we made the appointment. Unexpectedly,I was asked to substitute for a classmate who suddenly fell ill to attend an important meeting. If it is possible,I would like to reschedule our appointment to a time convenient for you.
Thank you for understanding in this matter. Looking forward to your reply.
The pie chart clearly illustrates the factors consumers take into account when selecting a restaurant in a certain city in 2017. Among all of them,distinguishing features of a restaurant account for the largest proportion ( 36.3% ). Next come the service and environment,which constitute 26.8% and 23.8% respectively,much higher than the price (8.4%). Other factors make up 4.7%.
What the statistics reflect is closely related to our economic development. For one thing,as per capita disposable income has risen,more and more people can afford to dine out,and it is natural that they care more about factors offering high-quality enjoyment rather than that of price,which used to be among their primary concerns. For another,an increasing number of restaurants with similar price levels are available to customers,so more attention would be paid to factors as features,service and environment.
Predictably,the catering consumption upgrade will continue,and catering companies should identify what consumers really need and improve their overall competitive power.
Dear Professor Smith,
Thank you for trusting me to arrange the debate. Now the competition is ready except for the debate topic,so I am writing to offer my advice regarding the topic.
I suggest making “Is Traffic Jam Caused by Inadequate Transport Infrastructure or Poor Management “ our debate topic. This topic is debatable as it contains two major reasons of traffic paralysis. And given that urban planning and public policies involved are taught in this semester,I think the argumentation surrounding this topic will deepen students’ understanding of their courses. Finally,this topic which includes hot issues concerning every student,like shared bikes,is a great way to get them think and talk.
The debate will be held at school hall from 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. on Friday. I will be waiting for your response on this matter.
The bar chart displays dramatic changes in terms of college graduates’ choices these years. Specifically,the proportion of those who entered the field of employment after graduation declined hugely from 68.1% in 2013 to 60.7% in 2018,whereas that of those pursuing further education ascended enormously from 26.3% to 34.0% during the same time span. In the meanwhile,the five years also witnessed a slight increase from 1.3% to 2.6% in the percentage of starting a business.
The data reflects a shift in graduates’ view regarding post-university life. On the one hand,as graduates are mostly expected to support themselves,start a family and climb up the career ladder,joining the workforce often becomes their first choice. On the other hand,with people’s living improving,this idea is changing gradually. Owing to less financial stress,graduates are increasingly willing to undertake postgraduate study for higher goals in a world with greater demand for professionals. Meanwhile,going self-employed gets more popular as the threshold of starting a business lowers in digital economy.
Predictably,with economic growth,graduates will enjoy more and diverse options. And only by creating the social atmosphere of respecting individual choices can more graduates fearlessly embark on the path that fits them most.
There is a saying that “The real danger is not that the computer will begin to think like man ,but that man will begin to think like the computer. ”The purpose of the saying is to show us that utmost importance should be attached to innovation and creativity.
To begin with,an attitude of innovation could be said to be the watchword,or motto of science. Think of all the innumerable times a scientific experiment must be carried out,all the laboratory test,all the live trials,before a new medicine or vaccine is invented. In addition,innovation is also responsible for many of today’s business successes. For instance,it was only after four year and four different tries of varying business models that an entrepreneur finally found success,and went to become the chairman of one of the largest Internet companies.
To sum up,in any field of endeavor,it seems necessary to first put great emphasis on innovation before one can finally reach success. It is as if life is testing us,testing our innovation and creativity to see if we are really dedicated to our vision,before life finally rewards us with success.
There is a saying that “Good habits result from resisting temptation”to which I can’t agree more. Unfortunately,lack of determined will and social experience,teenagers frequently fall into the traps of temptations such as Internet games,smoking,drinking,and so on.
In a bid to form good habits,one needs a strong will and perseverance to resist temptation. Numerous examples can be given but these will suffice. The outstanding habit of reading classic literature on a regular basis is a case in point. Nevertheless,you would definitely have to spend less time on your favorite Internet games or fascinating mobile phones. Likewise,the good habit of doing exercises every day means repeatedly dragging oneself away from the TV series and cozy couch. These cases effectively clarify that good habits arises from resisting temptation.
As has been mentioned above,a wise mind and determined will should be gradually cultivated so that the adolescents can resist various bad temptations and form excellent habits. Just as Oscar Wild,an esteemed British novelist put it. ”I can resist everything except temptation. ”
Just as Mahatma Gandhi,a great Indian saint put it,”Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need,but not every man’s greed. ”More recently,the human race has begun to realize that protecting the earth in its natural condition is imperative for human survival. Essentially,we need the earth to counter the effects of global warming,air pollution and ecological balance. I can think of no better illustration than the following one. Owing to human greed,air pollution has become a major cause of respiratory illnesses. In many cities,the air is so bad that people actually wear mask and air filters. Breathing this air can kill you. More than ever,city dwellers need the natural areas where they can go to rest their lungs and breathe fresh air. Thus,we must preserve and restore whatever the earth we have left,especially the ones in and around the cities.
To summarize,it is clear that humans need to leave the earth in its natural condition. We need the earth to combat air pollution,global warming and population explosion. It is my view that it is a long-term matter of life and death.
As an old saying goes,”Happiness is not the absence of problems,but the ability to deal with them. ” Why is difficult to define ,or rather discover and achieve happiness? I maintain the major determinant lies in a person’s attitudes.
There is little correlation between the circumstance of people’s lives and how happy they are. Instead ,happiness lies in the struggle to be happy. To demonstrate,people sometimes go to extremes,and frantically pursue money,power ,high social status ,and so on,which are all symbols of success—but never of happiness. Perhaps if they shifted their life’s goal from ultimate success to unswerving efforts and to a confidence that they will be successful one day they would be a great deal happier.
Besides defining it,how do I achieve happiness? There is little doubt that various people have diverse ways of going about this task. As for me,the most significant secret is realizing that happiness is a by-product of something else.
The most obvious sources are those pursuits that give our lives a purpose. These can be anything from playing tennis to studying insects. The more passions we have ,the more happiness we are likely to experience.
The famous saying “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it”is rather thought-provoking,which tell us real meaning of life. It is contemporary social issue in China with common interests and permanent value.
In my view,there are good reasons to undertake meaningful things that exert positive and profound influence on the society,such as protecting the environment,helping vulnerable groups as well as promoting education. To illustrate,Abraham Lincoln never wavered in his devotion to democracy and equality,whose life has become an inspiration in the United States and throughout the whole world. his life,though limited,definitely lasts longer,and is a life worth living. Likewise,a young person who aspires to be a great writer might decide to buy some literary books or spend weekends writing and refining his works. Without any aspiration,he might simply end up spending all his spare time surfing online or playing Internet games.
In brief,a meaningful life servers to motivate and guide us in our daily that enable us to work towards accomplishing a special goal,objective or task.
Speaking of attending college,people used to think about how to enter a good one. But today more people hesitate about whether to study at home or abroad. Undoubtedly ,studying abroad enriches life and cultivates open-mindedness and independence. But you may end up disappointed,if you are obsessed with overseas degrees and blindly follow suit,ignoring your circumstances and purposes.
In order to achieve a successful outcome,first you should correctly evaluate yourself. The admission is just a kickoff. Studying abroad,before graduation you must meet strict academic requirements,overcoming huge language and cultural barriers. New statistics show Chinese students’ dropout rate climbs to 30% in elite American schools. Second,base your choice on the long-term plan. As international colleges are increasingly accessible and more students study abroad,the overseas experience is hardly the extra point. If you merely want to graduate from whatever university without a blueprint,you’ll have trouble landing a job both at home and abroad. After all,universities are platforms facilitating our development,and it’s the down-to-earth efforts that we rely on to make accomplishments.
Of course,those attending domestic universities don’t have to regret missing top educational resources. Many top-ranking Chinese universities offer exchange programs and lectures given by foreign professors. In conclusion,whatever you study,cream always rises to the top.
Aside from fierce competition which compels people to work longer,today’s technology is increasingly blurring the lines between office and home. All work and no play can make Jack not only a dull boy but one whose health is in jeopardy,so each of us should learn to balance work and leisure.
In the first place,draw boundaries between work and life and ensure enough time of rest. Many studies suggest that when we stick to one type of mental activity,our brain becomes fatigued,which leads to decreasing productivity and even costly errors. So,as the workday ends,put work as well as our phone aside,enjoy activities we like and family time — that’s how we recharge to meet new challenges. Secondly,stay productive at work,which guarantees your free time after work. Productivity is not measured by the hours you sit at a desk. For open-ended tasks,it is advisable to set a self-imposed deadline and then stick to it. Don’t forget to take regular breaks too,for it can make you more focused and productive.
If we make a conscious effort to balance work and leisure,life will reward us with satisfaction and fulfillment.
首先，划分工作与生活之间的界限，确保有足够的休息时间。许多研究表明，当我们坚持一种类型的心理活动时，我们的大脑会变得疲惫不堪，从而导致生产力下降甚至代价高昂的错误。因此，随着工作日的结束，将工作和手机放在一边，享受我们喜欢的活动和家庭时间 - 这就是我们如何充电以迎接新的挑战。其次，保持工作效率，它将保证下班后的空闲时间。生产力不是根据您坐在办公桌前的时间来衡量的。对于开放式任务，建议设置一个自行设定的截止日期，然后坚持下去。不要忘记定期休息，因为它可以让你更专注，更有成效。