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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.
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.
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.
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。
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.
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.
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.
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 it ; 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.
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.
Currently,there is a widespread concern regarding the previously neglected connection between growing human population and decreasing wild species. As the two graphs obviously portrayed,American population in 1990 was 250 times than that in 1800,a trend accompanied by the extinction of nearly 70 kinds of wildlife in the past 300 years. A clear correlation is suggested that mankind has exerted a tremendously negative influence on natural resources.
There are a great many causes responsible for the aforementioned tendency. To begin with,to satisfy the space demand for booming population,the only available solution for Americans is to take occupation of forests and grasslands that used to be the habitat of wild animals and plants. In addition,the process of industrialization and urbanization has generated severe pollution that essentially destroys environment and ecosystem.
Form my point of view,the dearth of wild species today forecasts an unpromising future for humans tomorrow. In order to eliminate species extinction,relevant lows and regulations must be established and enforced to maintain a large portion of unspoiled areas. Drastic measures should also be applied to ensure that the impact of pollution be removed.
Since 1990， China has witnessed a great change in the ownership of houses. As the chart shows,the percentage of state-owned houses in a certain city in China decreased considerably,dropping from 75% in 1990 to 20% in 2010,while the corresponding figures for private houses increased dramatically,rising from 25% to 80% over the same period.
The rise and fall can be accounted for by a couple of factors. For one thing,the boom of the urban economy has resulted in the increase of family income and the improvement of family economic conditions has led to the changes of people’s minds. Nowadays,hire purchase or installment plan has found its growing popularity and acceptance. These have promoted the purchase of private houses. For another,the government has put in force a series of new policies which provide residents with subsidies and loans to encourage their real estate investment. These policies make it easier for an individual to buy his or her own house.
In my opinion,owning a house is also an excellent investment for an individual. With the population rising as quickly as it is ,it is a very good idea to become a property owner. In the forthcoming years,land will be increasingly expensive,and therefore less attainable . Furthermore,if one buys a house,it is likely that he will be able to sell it at a reasonable profit in the future. Accordingly,the increase in house ownership is acceptable for both the authority and individuals,which should be encouraged.
The diagram above clearly illustrates that dramatic elevation has occurred in the recruitment of Master of Engineering(ME) in the past seven years. According to the statistics given above,we may conclude that the recruitment of ME was on a steady rise form 1998 to 2004. In 1998,the number was at a low level,only about 2500. Surprisingly,it reached to more than 35000 in 2004 within no more than seven years.
Some driving factors that contribute to the above-mentioned changes may be summarized as follows. First and foremast,China has become particularly active in manufacturing,which leads to the increasing demand of qualified engineers. In addition,the development of job market on the whole cannot keep pace with the expansion of college graduates,which obliges a large number of students to stay on campus for another three years to get better prepared for their career. Last but not least,working pressure is another reason. Taking all these factors into account,we may predict that with speedy development of our society,the number of recruitment of ME will keep growing in the forthcoming decade.
On the other side of the coin,however,this tendency may bring about a good many problems,such as the waste of talents. It is necessary for us to take effective measures to ensure this situation doesn’t get out of hand,and encourage students to choose majors in which theoretical knowledge and practical skills will be demanded in the job market.
The above is a table showing the vehicle-related traffic accidents in the year 2005,as is contrasted with those of the corresponding classes or categories in the previous year. There are 5 classes of vehicle-related accidents in the table,divided in accordance with the causes of the accidents. Of all the 5 classes of accidents,4 have gone up,and only one goes down slightly,showing a worsening situation.
Of the 4 classes of accidents that have gone up,the largest in scale of increase (15%) comes in the accidents caused by drivers who have drunk alcohol. Under the influence of alcohol,drivers are liable to lose their control or even consciousness,thus causing disasters. The total banning of alcohol from the drivers who are to drive is in nature an action to save lives. Unfortunately,over four hundred pedestrians have become victims of traffic accidents due to their own carelessness.
A conclusion can be easily drawn that strict observance of traffic laws and regulations,both drivers and pedestrians,is the precondition and a necessity of avoiding traffic accidents. Wheeled vehicles have been invented and produced as a help to human life,rather than a killer of human lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 shouldremember it is happiness that is the main concern.