(1) The dictionary is a living teacher.
(2) Skills will develop with your constant use of various dictionaries.
(3) But you should have one thing in mind.
The dictionary is living teacher. Whenever you come across a new word, just consult it and you will get a clear definition from it. Every student, no matter attending school or self-taught, should always have a dictionary at hand. As a study aid, it is convenient, inexpensive and allknowing.
Skills will develop with your constant use of various dictionaries The more you use them, the more familiar you will become with them. Sooner or later, you will be quite skilled in finding the page, scanning the entries and locating the exact meaning of the new words.
But you should have one thing mind. As a language student, you should never depend too much on dictionaries. Basic language skills do not come from dictionaries, but from your practice. For some extensive reading, for example, you need not account to a dictionary every time you encounter a new word, you could just guess the meaning and skip it. Learn the language by listening, speaking, reading and writing more, and that is the only way to the mastery of a language.
Title: Help Children to Be Independent
The topic sentence is provided as follows:
(1) Today in China, many families have only one child.
(2) There are some ways to help children to be independent.
(3) To be independent is good for the children
You should write 160-200 words.
Help Children to Be Independent
Today in China, many families have only one child. So the children usually doted upon by all family members. Gradually some of them get used to depending on their
parents and lack the ability to solve problems independently.
There are some ways to help children to be independent. Firstly, the child should have a chance to see the world around him. He must understand that therere various competitions in this world, and everyone can find his right position in the society only by individual efforts. Secondly, the parents should give the child enough help to make him feel comfortable. Its impossible to ask a child not to depend on parents at once. A child needs help from the beginning. Without any help, the child may lose his faith. Thirdly, parents should let his child make decisions, which can temper his ability to deal with problems. A child should be praised when he is successful or when he fails.
To be independent is good for the children, because no parents can accompany the children for the whole life. It is the child himself who is responsible for her own fate. Only an independent person can live and succeed in this world.
A. Title: Only Stricter Traffic Laws Can Prevent Accidents
B. Word Limit: 160-200 words
C. Your composition should be based on the Outline given below:
1. Every day, thousands of people died from traffic accident in the world.
2. A drivers pay no attention to their driving behavior.
b. the whole society indulgent towards the peace breaker, too much traffic in both the city and the countryside.
3. make laws and regulations to prevent accidents.
Only Stricter Traffic Laws Can Prevent Accidents
Though the possibility of living a long and happy life is greater than ever before, every day we cites the incredible slaughter of men, women and children on the roads. Man versus the motorcar! It is a neverending battle which man is losing. Thousands of people in the world are killed or horribly mutilated each year and we are quietly sitting back and letting it happen.
It has been rightly said that when a man is sitting behind a steering wheel, his car becomes the extension of his personality. There is no doubt that the motorcar
often brings out a mans very worst qualities. People who are normally quiet and pleasant may become unrecognizable when they are behind a steeringwheel. They are illmannered and aggressive, willful as twoyear olds and utterly selfish. The surprising thing is that society smiles so benignly on the motorist and seems to condone his behavior. Everything is done for his convenience. Cities are allowed to become almost uninhabitable because of heavy traffic; the countryside is desecrated by road networks; and the mass annual slaughter becomes nothing more than a statistic, to be conveniently forgotten.
It is high time a world code were created to reduce this senseless waste of human life. With regard to driving, laws of some countries are notoriously lax and even the strictest are not strict enough. A code which was universally accepted could only have dramatically beneficial effect on the accident rate.
尽管现在幸福和长寿比以前更容易得到，但每天却有很多人丧身车轮。人和车的冲突永无止境，人却是受害者。世界上每年都有成千上万的人死于 车祸，我们再也不能坐视不管。 有一种说法我认为是对的，每当人们手握方向盘的时候，他们的个性就显露出来了。勿容置疑汽车将人们的恶性显露出来。平时安静的人一开车马上变得让人认不出。他们变得具有攻击性，极度自私，像两岁孩子一样任性。
There is a heated discussion on airconditioner
1) giving a brief introduction to the issue.
2) stating your view about the
3) justifying your prediction.
You should write 160-200 words.
With the rapid advances in the living standard of the Chinese people in recent years, airconditioners have joined other household electrical appliances as items in great demand. However, output has far exceeded supply, as manufacturers have scrambled for sales in this profitable market. As a result, fierce competition has driven them to resort to all sorts of measures to pull ahead of their rivals and avoid going bankrupt.
These measures include aggressive advertising campaigns, offering a free gift with every purchase of an airconditioner, and most important of all, lowering prices. Price wars are a common phenomenon whenever supply outstrips demand in a freemarket economy, and Chinas newly liberalized economy is no exception. Nevertheless, I do
not think we will see a repeat of the recent price war in the airconditioner market in the future
I have three reasons for my prediction. The first is that the earlier round of pricecutting eliminated the lessefficient manufacturers from the industry; so there are fewer companies supplying the market. The second is that the government has taken measures to regulate the airconditioner market, eliminating the chaos that price wars entail. And the third is that with Chinas admission to the WTO, manufacturers will have to offer more attractive-not cheaper-products.
Directions: In the past people thought that education was only for young people. But now it is believed that education is for a lifelong progress. Do you agree or disagree?
You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
You should write 160-200 words.
Education is an indispensable part in ones life. It illuminates human knowledge and culture, improving the development of science and technology. In my point of view, education is not only for young people, it should be proceeding in peoples whole life.
For one reason, our society is developing at an amazing speed along with the improvement of science and technology. If people stop studying after graduation from university, they can not keep pace with the steps of social development and easy to be eliminated in the fierce competition. Take the IT as an example. The amount of information is increasing in a speed dozens of times faster than before. If a person does not learn the latest knowledge they would not be able to develop new technology and products. Therefore, a person should take a lifelong learning.
As the saying goes, “never too old to learn.” To keep up with the development of world, a person must study during his whole life. Otherwise, he will lag far behind the others.
Directions: Nowadays, young people tend to rush into independence. Many of them leave home to study or work while still in their teens. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this. You should write 160-200 words.
It is very common for young people to rush into independence. Especially, many teenagers leave home to study or work on their own. I am of the opinion that this new trend has both advantages and disadvantages.
It goes without saying that earlier independence helps young people to better understand the people around them and the world as a whole. They can gather more valuable social experience for their future life and career. Moreover, living on their own enable the young people to face and overcome difficulties by themselves.
However, every coins has two sides, we cannot turn a blind eye to the unavoidable disadvantages of early independence. On one hand, people in their teens are still immature. They need proper protection to all the temptations and evils of society. On the other hand, they are inclined to allot their time and energy inappropriately, for they may have to spend the lions share of their time earning their own living. To sum up, young people should think the advantages and disadvantages of early independence seriously before making the decision to leave home and face lifes challenges alone.
Study the following graph carefully and write an essay in which you should
1) Interpret the graph.
2) Give your comments.
You should write 160-200 words neatly.
What Jobs Do College Graduates Want To Do
College students have a clear idea about their future occupation and boys are to some extent different from girls in their choice as is seen from the graph.
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 want to do this job. 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 preferring this profession.
Teaching is preferred by females as it provides a more regular and purer life. Womens patience also fits the job well. Boys consider working as scientists, managers, businessmen and lawyers more demanding and stimulating, so more boys want to show their talents in these fields. One thing worthy of note is that the numbers of girls wanting to do business is not small. This shows that girls also want to do the challenging and exciting jobs.
Directions: the table below shows the information about the metro system in six cities. Write a descriptive essay. You should write 160-200 words.
London Paris Tokyo Washington Los Angel Beijing
The above table describes the situation regarding underground transportation in London, Paris, Tokyo, Washington, Los Angel, and Beijing. The major cities founded
their subway system in the 20th century, which was in Tokyo, Washington, and Paris. London firstly completed its underground work and began to operate in 1863. The latest time that Los Angel had had its subway was after 139 years.
London has the longest underground railway distance, which is almost a time than Paris. Tokyo, Washington and Los Angel have similar datum which are 149, 114 and 123 kilometer respectively. Beijing only contains 50 kilometers of route length.
Though the longest route is London, the most carrying capacity is Tokyos subway system. It carried about 1434 million passengers each year, while 548 million people in London at the same time. The figures in Washington are not achieved 100, only 70 each year. Beijing only carries 45 million people which is the lowest carrying capacity in all cities.
How can we meet the needs of today without diminishing the capacity of future generations to meet theirs? Sustainable development implies a broad view of human welfare, a long term perspective about social development. Write an essay which should cover:
1) describing the set of drawings below,
2) stating its main idea, and
3) giving your comment.
You should write about 160-200 words.
As can be seen from the above drawings, the father has planted a small tree that grows into a big one and is left to his son to enjoy. Years later, his son sits under the big tree enjoying its shade.
In social development, we should not over utilize our natural resources, as in the case of forests. A reasonable use of forests and reforestation are the best choices in the long run. Human beings should plan ahead when it comes to social development. Even though trees are in short demand today, we must still keep the deforestation under control, for we do not want to eliminate all of our forests, which are essential to our existence. Reforestation is another wise practice. We may not fully benefit from planting trees for the time being, but we must continue doing so, since it will benefit later generations.
From the point of view of sustainable development, we have the responsibility to ensure that future generations have enough natural resources to use and are not penalized for the shortsightedness of present day decision makers. In other words, we should not use up our natural resources just to meet our own present day needs, while ignoring the future of our planet.
Directions: Study the following set of cartoons carefully and write an essay in which you should
1) describe the cartoons,
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) In the above cartoons, a young woman happily eats bananas and casually discards the peels on the street, unaware of the fact that such actions not only pollute the environment but also pose a danger to others. In the next illustration a disabled man struggles to properly dispose of the trash she has left behind.
Being well dressed is of great importance in keeping a good appearance. The way a person is dressed helps him to have a good appearance, which conveys his confidence and attitudes towards life. However, we should always bear this in mind: dont judge a person by his appearance. Ones confidence and good impression on others does not usually develop from the way one dresses or looks, but the inner qualities one possesses. Because of this, the old man is displaying a more beautiful virtue even though he is disabled and somewhat ugly physically compared with the young girl.
No doubt beauty usually refers to what appeals to the eyes. A nice, pretty girl is regarded as beautiful. A bunch of vigorous flowers are also considered as beautiful.
A splendid waterfall coming down from a mountain is as well looked upon as beautiful. However, beauty also refers to what appeals to the mind. The virtues of the Chinese people are regarded as beautiful, because they have helped to produce such a magnificent culture in the world. In a word, we should not only pay attention to our physical appearance, but also improve our heart and soul.