How to Enhance Etiquette Education?
Etiquette education, which plays an important role in moral education, has caught more and more people’s attention. Because it is an integral part of quality-oriented education and contributes to the construction of a harmonious society.
However, due to the lack of etiquette education in schools and families as well as the bad influence of the social environment, many college students have little knowledge of etiquette, thus it is quite common to see their bad behaviors. For example, they have no respect for their professors and the old, they talk to each other loudly in the library and don’t care about what they should wear in public places.
Regarding the seriousness of this phenomenon, I think we should take the following measures to arouse university students’ etiquette awareness. First, parents should set a good example for their children at home. Second, colleges should pay attention to students’ etiquette education and open some courses relating to etiquette, and they ought to try their best to create a good campus environment at the same time.
On the Popularity of Microblog
With the improvement of microblog services and the influence of some “star microbloggers”, most of whom are celebrities, microblog is becoming an important and convenient way for people to express their opinions and communicate with others. Now, more and more people start to use microblog services provided by different websites.
However, microblog might give rise to some problems as well. Some microbloggers may become so dependent on microblogs that they would rather express their thoughts and feelings by writing them down in the microblog than communicate with family members or friends. Day by day, microblogs tend to draw them away from their real life. What’s worse, lack of face-to-face communication with others might isolate microbloggers from the society, which would do harm to their mental health.
In my view, microblog is a good platform for people to share their personal experiences and communicate with others. But microbloggers should also have a rational attitude toward it and avoid spending too much time on it. After all, sitting in front of the cold screen for a long period of time does no good to their health.
On the Losing of Traditional Culture
It is widely noted that lots of traditional culture is disappearing along with the development of technology. Many ancient architectures and traditional ways of living have been deserted. It seems that the traditional culture and craftsmanship will be replaced in this modern era.
The following reasons can account for the above phenomenon. Firstly, traditional technologies are always considered ineffective while the new sciences are always highly efficient. Secondly, it is costly to protect the traditional culture. If the fund used to protect the ancient culture was instead delivered to the poor, it will be helpful to the improvement of their living standard. Thirdly, modern science and technology facilitate both our daily and academic life a lot. For instance, college students always collect their thesis materials by surfing the Internet instead of borrowing books from the library.
In my opinion, although traditional culture is an ancient heritage, it couldn’t keep pace with the development of society. It is the tide of history that the traditional culture and technology will no doubt be eliminated in the end.
False News Reports
It’s not uncommon that some journalists make up false or misleading stories about celebrities, illnesses, crimes, etc. Take celebrities for example. The death of the famous writer Jin Yong appeared in several news reports recently, which proved to be false.
People may wonder why so many journalists cook up false stories. More often than not, the reason is all about personal interests. Most journalists create misleading news in order to draw public attention so as to make themselves more popular or to win certain prizes. To achieve these goals, they try to get something out of nothing and rumour about famous figures regardless of those people’s privacy.
Now, it’s high time for China’s journalism supervisory bodies to deal with the false news reports. They should take stringent measures to prevent all possible false news. For instance, journalists who are found to manipulate news should be severely punished and could be banned from news writing for ten years or more.
College Students and Luxuries
Walking on the campus, you’ll find luxuries are not far away for students. Some wear CK clothes and some carry LV bags. According to an online survey conducted by Tencent in May this year, there are 37 percent students claiming to have a certain luxury.
On the basis of the survey, the way of obtaining luxuries is quite different. Some students get them from their parents, as their families are in good financial condition. Some take part-time jobs to buy luxuries by themselves. For example, a college student named Xiao Mei said she worked as a tutor for three months in order to get a bottle of Dior perfume. Some receive luxuries as a gift from their friends or relatives.
As for me, I object to students’ using luxuries. It is known that luxuries are notable for their super prices. However, students are not economically independent and their attention should be paid to study. In this sense, using luxuries is improper for students.
On the Importance of Imagination
Imagination is the ability to form a mental image of something that is not perceived through the senses. As to the attitude towards imagination, it varies from person to person. Some people think that imagination is good for many things. First, imagination makes it possible to experience a whole world inside the mind. Secondly, imagination has a great role and value in each one’s life.
However, some people hold a negative view on it. They think it does not matter whether you have imagination or not. First, imagination is not practical, which makes people daydreamers. Second, people sometimes do not have to be imaginative in life or work. If they follow the step-by-step schedule, they also would succeed. In their eyes, imagination is a creative power but it is not necessary to achieve success in any field.
As I am concerned, I think we should recognize the importance of the power of the imagination, maintain, and develop our imagination as time steps. Understanding how to use your imagination correctly will put you on the golden path to success, satisfaction, and happiness.
My View on Major Ranking
In recent years, it is very popular to rank majors. Major ranking lists based on a variety of criteria can be found on some educational websites or newspapers. These lists have great influence on students and many of them have come to rely on these lists to make their major-choice decisions.
To this phenomenon, people’s opinions vary from each other. Some think that the results of the ranking are helpful for high school students to choose a major field of study, e.g., some lists tell people what majors will lead to decent jobs after graduation. Some people, however, believe that many lists are actually useless. Rankings are only about numbers and they do not tell you anything about the distinct nature of the major. Besides, some majors may be listed as hot majors when students enter colleges, but will be unpopular when they graduate.
As far as I’m concerned, we should not over-stress major ranking. It should be remembered that rankings can play a big role in the selection of a major but it should not be the only criterion. Many factors including your own perception of the major should matter in your final choice.
Aging of the Population
Aging of the Population
Population officials and demographers have much to worry about China’s increasingly aging population. It is estimated that the proportion of people aged 60 or older in China will rise to 11.8 percent in 2020. By the middle of this century, people aged beyond 60 will take up 27.4 percent of the total population — that means one out of every four people will be senior!
The aging population poses a serious challenge to families and the society. On the one hand, with families becoming smaller and living pace escalating, it is even graver for families to care for aged members adequately. On the other hand, aging causes a relative decline in working force. Consequently, the productivity of the whole society will be affected to some extent.
The rapidity of the population’s aging has made it more urgent for the adoption of countermeasures. There is no doubt that the key is to build a solid economic foundation. Meanwhile, importance should be attached to overall social progress by changing the backward situation in social security, welfare and service. What’s more, family care and community-based services should also be encouraged.
Decline in Morals
In modern society, the decline in morals is becoming more and more severe. For example, there have been a few cases in which a senior woman pretended to have fallen over and then blackmailed the person who tried to help her. There was also another case where a little girl was hit by a car and no passers-by gave her a hand.
To solve this problem, we need first to find out the reasons. For one, the fast pace of modern society is driving people apart from each other, thus people are losing the patience to care for others. For another, with technology developing, it’s much easier for people to know what is happening in the world today. In order to draw people’s attention, some media would lay stress on negative news and overemphasize the negative effects.
To reestablish social morals, we must work together. People should learn to care for the others, while the media should treat negative news more properly.
预测作文. Killing Time Indoors
Nowadays a growing number of people, especially the 20s or 30s, tend to stay indoors for most of their spare time, especially on holidays. Some spend the majority of the time online chatting, blogging, shopping, dating or playing computer games. Some sit with their eyes glued to the television screen, day and night.
People’s opinions vary when it comes to this way of killing time. A great number of people maintain that staying indoors is cheap, comfortable, and most importantly, very safe. Others, however, frown upon staying indoors for too long. They are worried that lack of physical exercise and face-to-face communication with others will do harm to people’s body and mind.
Personally, I don’t think staying indoors for most of the day should be advocated. Instead, people in all ages, their physical conditions permitting, should be encouraged to spend more time outdoors. The brilliant sunshine, the pleasant green space, the interactions with other people, etc. are all good for people’s health, both physically and psychologically.
On the Senior Empty Nests
For most senior students in universities, the last academic year has nothing to do with academics. To the frustration of professors, few courses are attended by students. And dorms are almost vacant with few lodgers. This kind of phenomenon, which has been called “Senior Empty Nests”, is common among universities of China.
Where have those absent senior students gone? Some lucky dogs have gone to their new jobs while the majority are still striving to get a job or engaging in their internship outside of the campus. The severe employment pressure has pushed senior students into employment market earlier. The anxiety of getting a job before graduation disturbs the restless mind of every student, which leads to skipping school of most students.
In my view, with senior students leaving campus earlier, their time of education has been reduced, which puts them in a disadvantaged position in the employment market. Students should start job hunting after finishing the courses of the last academic year. At the same time, the universities should provide career education for senior students.
Will Internet Media Replace Traditional Media?
Suppose you are going to spend a whole month in a remote island and you are allowed to bring only one thing with you, what are you going to bring? If you are smart enough, you should bring a laptop with WIFI. Actually, for the young generation, a computer with access to the internet can be everything that traditional media may stand for and even more than that.
The Internet is so penetrating in people’s lives that many people believe it will replace the traditional mass media in the near future. In their eyes, with internet, you can watch TV programs, listen to music and sing, make friends and talk to your friends, read news and books, receive and send mails, make comments about things, and even do shopping. Whatever a traditional media can serve you, it works for you better.
In my opinion, internet media does bring great convenience to people’s lives, reducing time and cost for people who want to be informed of the world news. However, no matter how all-mighty internet is, some traditional media are worthy to be kept. For example, paper newspapers and books are better for sight while radio is more portable than a computer.
China has long been considered a conservative country where people try to avoid talking about sex, especially to children. But things have started to change as people attach more importance to sex education. Now an increasing number of schools begin to offer sex education to students.
Sex education, especially at an earlier age, is vital for children’s growth. First, sex education provides children with the information they need to understand their bodies and gender roles in positive ways. Second, it boosts the likelihood that teens delay having sex. Third, it helps to prevent unwanted consequences such as premature pregnancy, HIV infection or AIDS.
To launch sex education correctly, parents, schools and the whole society should make joint efforts. At home, instead of telling the children that they were picked up on the street, parents should answer children’s questions honestly. In schools, especially high schools, sex education needs to go further, focusing, explicitly if possible, on safe sex. As for the society, it should lift taboo on sex and provide more channels for children to learn about sex.
Enhance Our Creative Ability
Among various aspects of the quality education implemented in China, building the innovative capability of students is highly emphasized. The reason behind is that it is the basis for creative ability. And either innovative capability or creative ability is crucial for the effective learning of everybody and for their further developments in life.
To begin with, we should make clear of the conception of innovative capability. It means your ability to do things in a new, original, or advanced way. It is different from creative ability, but the two are interrelated. And there are many misconceptions about creativity. Creativity, which is no holy gift that some people have and others do not, is only a thought that is new to an individual. And all of us have different creativity capabilities.
However, creative ability is not born with us and it can’t improve unless we take efforts. There are some tips to enhance your creative abilities. First, be open-minded to ideas. Secondly, pose new questions to yourself every day. Thirdly, engage in creative hobbies. And finally, and most importantly, have courage and build self-confidence.
A growing number of college students and even people from all walks of life take part in the National Graduate Entrance Examination nowadays. According to an official statistics, in the year 2011 alone, there were more than 1.4 million applicants sitting for the exam. It seems to be a craze for postgraduate study.
People have different purposes in trying to go to the graduate school. First, the majority of candidates try to get into graduate school due to the employment pressure, as a bachelor’s degree is no longer evaluated as a sufficient qualification to ensure a decent job nowadays. Second, some people, though employed for years, find their knowledge inadequate to meet the demand of this ever-developing society. Naturally, they turn to postgraduate study. Third, some people see postgraduate study as a fashion and follow suit.
In my opinion, it is advisable to pursue postgraduate study under the present condition of low
Employment rate and high demands on talents. And I have every reason to believe that more people will struggle to study in the graduate school and the craze for graduate study will last for years.
Holiday economy is not new to people all around the world. In China, it stands for the nationwide one-week holiday starting from October 1st (the National Day). The government established the week-long holiday back in 1999 to stimulate domestic spending. Tour operators, retailers, and wedding halls have been cashing in ever since.
However, there are shifting perspectives about holiday economy. Many people, including some economists, think positively about holiday economy. They believe that tourism-based holiday economy has increased consumption and helped to spur the domestic demands. While others, who worry about the negative effect of holiday economy, argue that holiday economy do more harm than good. For example, during the extended holiday, scenic spots are overloaded with tourists, and it not only spoils the relaxing mood of the tourists, but also overburdens the tourist attractions.
In my opinion, both sides are reasonable. We should take good advantages of the holiday to develop economy while trying to tackle the problems existed with practical measures. Only in this way can we not only enjoy the pleasure golden week endows us, but also promote the development of holiday economy soundly.
The Way to Success
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled The Way to Success by commenting on Honore De Balzac’s famous remark, “There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.” You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
There are many ways to success, such as hard working, passion or good preparations. From Honore De Balzac’s famous remark, “There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power”, we can see that the way to success is having a strong will.
A strong will is essential if we want to achieve our goals. Initially, every success involves several stages of setbacks and risks, and we need to summon up our will to overcome them. Moreover, there are enormous temptations in our path of the pursuit of success. Only with a strong will can we resist the temptation, and persist in chasing our goals until we reach them.
The long history of human being has also proved that only those with a strong will can achieve success at last. We are all familiar with Thomas Edison’s story that he had tried one thousand kinds of materials before he finally made his great bulb light up. Without a strong will, Edison might have been a nobody. Without a strong will, no one can succeed.
The Impact of the Computer on Writing Ability
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled The Impact of the Computer on Writing Ability. Your essay should start with a brief description of the picture. Your should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
As we can see, from left to right, there is a brush, a pen and a computer in the picture, which indicates the development of the way people write with. Under each one of them, there are two Chinese characters meaning “handwriting”. Obviously, the two characters under the computer are not as beautiful as the rest ones, which implies that with the popularity of computer people’s writing ability has deteriorated.
This picture brings us the question whether we are going forward or backward after the popularity of computer. There is no doubt that our life has become much easier owing to the conveniences computer has brought. However, people have depended so much on computer that they can hardly do things well without it, which result in the degeneration in some abilities, such as writing ability and communication ability. In this sense, computer has made us go backward.
Alarmed by the issue reflected in the picture, we should do something to prevent ourselves from the side effects of computer. As far as I am concerned, we should limit the time we spend on computer and try to develop as many good habits as possible in spare time.
On Maintaining Honesty
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled On Maintaining Friendship by commenting on “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” by Jean de la Fontaine. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
By saying “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer”, Jean de la Fontaine has pointed out the importance of friendship. Nowadays, it seems that people get closer to each other by means of the increasingly advanced communicating technologies, yet the closeness of hearts has in fact been distanced. Therefore, it is high time that we should attach great importance to maintain this precious sentiment.
Everyone need the warmth of friendship. In good times, friendship is flowers growing fast because we irritate it by sharing our joy and happiness; in adversity, friendship is a dose of consolation since friends are always there ready to help. Also, friendship is the effective lubricator for cooperative organizations, communities and different countries in the process of cooperation and development.
As friendship is so important in our life, actions should be taken to pursue and maintain it. And it involves trust and honesty in establishing and maintaining true friendship. Frankness and uprightness contribute to a good relationship. Moreover, tolerance and modesty also help promote the closeness of friends. Only by doing these things will we retain our friends and keep the lamp of friendship burning long.
Save Money or Borrow Money?
Mentioning money, some people like to deposit it in the bank, while others like to consume it in advance. Money saved by people is mainly for: buying a house; in case of emergencies or diseases, car accidents, unemployment, earthquakes, and things like that; in case of college expenses of their children; for retirement, and so on. People believe that saving money is essential to lead a comfortable life. Having money in the baiik allows people to pay for vacations or expensive purchases like furniture or doctor bills m cash*
With the world entering a consuming era, many people, especially young white-collars and college students, choose to borrow money. In other words, they spend money in advance _ use credit cards and pay back the loan and interest on tbe next payday. They argue that: first, they could enjoy the convenience of credit cards and purchase expensive goods by mstal^uents. Second, many banks make some preferential policies on credit cards, like sending a. gift or lowering year cost* which is a big attraction,
On my personal level, I approve of saving money — in case of emergency, you do not need to turn to others for help, at least. And Vm opposed to the abuse of credit cards among college students. Since in most cases, parents arc their sole ftnandal sources.
Reform of English Education
As college English education is greatly emphasized with the rapid development of global commuiiicaticm，tbe defects that exist in the current educational system are open to more criticism- It is widely acknowledged that a thorough reform of college English education should be under way.
People ask for English education reform mainly because of the Inadequacy of college English education under the current system. On the one hand, many coilege English teachers underestimate the role interest plays in English learning and keep preaching in class. On the other h^nd, under the current system, most Chinese students tend to separate vocabulary memorizing, grammar, Hsteniiig, speaking, reading, and writing ftom each other and therefore their English is also “broken” in this way. This has also greatly contributed to the “dumb English” of many Chinese students.
In my view, to reform English education, colleges and universities should encourage students to speak English in class and hold more activities to promote students' oral English. Teachers should focus on attracting students with vivid teaching and arouse students* enthusiasm in learning English. With the collaboration, the reform of college BngHsh education will surely yield pleatifu] fitiits.
Student Investors in the Stock Market
China’s stock market is luring students looking to sec how their textbook teachings fare in real life. While there arc no concrete data on the student- investor, business professors say tbe market boom has boosted the number of students looking to play around with stocks. They invest in the stock market with money from parents and sometimes with amount equal to several times their annual tuition.
Some people are alarmed at the trend. As investing in the stock market involves many risks, they say，college students are very likely to lose, which may put students' &miiy assets at risk. However, some are supportive. As more and more students become sbarebolders, they will help raise tie general quality of shareholders and there will be more rational stock buyers in securities market， which is actually a good thing.
In my view, college students may give stock investment a try if possible. Stock investment may be a way to make fast money and help finance students’ schooling. Even if the students are likely to lose in the stock market, it may still bring about valuable investment experience.
On Students' Interpersonal Relationship
Positive interpersonal relationships are vital for optimal humsit growth and development. However, in recent years, educators have expressed their concern about the ability of interpersonal relationship among students in institutions of higher education. According to a survey conducted by Hebei University, many
college-age students regard interpersonal relationship as the biggest headache. Increasing diversity and rapid changes m our society make interacting with others more and more complex and difficult. With 1 united life experiences and social skills, college students face more challenges in dealing with interpersonal relationship. This is especially true for students coming from rural areas. Because of the lack of social skills, they are often rejected by others _ and rejection gives them even fewer chances to leam how to interact with others.
In my opinion, now that interpersonal relationship is important to students* devclopmentj colleges should offer courses about comprehensive interpersonal relationships. The course should address the knowledge，skills, attitudes and behaviors involved in participating in positive relationships in the family and with individuals at school, m the conununity and in the workplace.
On the Losing of Traditional Culture
It is widely noted that lots of traditional culture is dis^ppeBriitg alotig with the development of technology* Many aucient architectures and traditional ways of living have been deserted. It seems that the traditional culture and craftmanship will be replaced in this modem era.
The following reasons can account for the above phenomenon. Firstly, traditional technologies are always considered ineffective while the new sciences are always highly efficient. Secondly, it is costly to protect the traditional culture.
the fund used to protect the ancient culture was instead delivered to the poor, it will be helpful to the improvement of their living standard. Thirdly，modeni science and technology facilitate both our daiJy and academic life a tot. For instance, college students always collect their thesis materials by surfing the Internet instead of borrowing books from the library.
In my opinion, although traditional culture is an ancient heritage, it couldn't keep pace with the development of society. It is the tide of history that the traditional culture and technology will no doubt be eliminated in the end.
Everyone meets setbacks and fiustratians In life, and each tries hard to avoid them, only to find tbat they’re just like your own shadow accompanying you all your lives. The truth is，adversity can exert great influence on you, depending on how you deal with it.
When confronted with adversity, different people make different response. Some people consider it a stumbling block on the road to success, and get depressed and even sink into despair; others consider it tlbe stairway to great accomplishments and try to overcome it with constant struggle. The latter, therefore, will recognize their disadvantages from their temporary defeat, draw lessons from it, and grow stronger each time they have coped witb a difficulty.
In my opinion, adversity often leads to prosperity. Painful and depressing as it is, overcoming adversity endows us with great confidence that is crucial to achieve success. Great people are not born successful, they are great only because they have tempered their personality and remedied their deficiencies through experiencing countless adversity and defeat, which is actually a goddess of blessing in disguise.
Waste sorting is not a popular convention in our country, though it should be. Garbage bins filled with all sorts of recyclable and non—recyclable wastes mixed together are seen everywhere. People still haven’ t formed the habit of sorting wastes.
The neglect of waste sorting will bring about a series of problems. First of all, it causes a mass of waste of resources that could have been recycled or reused. Secondly, the growing amount of mixed rubbish will take up a lot of space in the landfill site, which will worsen the land shortage problem. Last but not least, it will increase the cost of waste treatment.
Waste sorting should be advocated, no matter from the perspective of economy or environment. Everyone should do their best by starting from daily life. More importantly, more campaigns for waste sorting should be conducted to raise the public awareness.
How to Reduce Drunken Driving
Currently, as a mass of reports on deaths and injuries caused by drunken driving are all over the news， the phenomenon of drunken driving has aroused nationwide concern.
Drunken driving will undoubtedly give rise to severe consequences if we turn a blind eye to it. In the first place, it will put the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians under threat by causing traffic accidents, injuries or even deaths. After that, it means a mournful waste of time and money to treat the injured and fix the crashed cars. In addition, the irresponsible behaviors of the drunken drivers may lead to the unstabilization of the society.
Prompt and effective measures should be taken to reduce drunken driving before things get worse. On the one hand, it is essential that laws and regulations should be strictly enforced to impose heavy penalty on those who violate the rules. On the other, more efforts should be made to arouse public consciousness, such as propagating the bad influence of drunken driving. Only in this way can drunken driving be reduced.
Should Free Music Downloads Be Banned?
With the development of technology, more and more people are making use of the Internet and are enjoying downloading all types of materials. Some are especially fond of downloading free music. They argue that free music downloads not only enrich their lives, but also are good for the music industry because they help increase the popularity of music.
However, from my point of view, it is not advisable to allow free music downloads. For one thing, this practice violates the intellectual property rights of musicians. For another, this will exert a negative impact on the sales of musical products such as CDs, which may do harm to the whole music industry. Without good returns, who would like to invest in the music industry?
In order that the music industry will develop healthily, we had better ban free music downloads. Let’s all start to do so ourselves.
Does Higher Education Cease to Be Useful?
In the current climate of rising college fees and tight job market, the functions of higher education is arousing public concern. Having a degree or not seems not to make any difference to our life and may not necessarily guarantee a good job and income.
Students who attend higher education obtain a wide range of personal, financial and other lifelong benefits. First of all, the whole experiences of university life including all the academic lectures and social practices forge our personality and cultivate such virtues as cooperativeness and openness. In addition, according to the statistics, there is a trendy correlation between higher level of education and higher earnings despite the fierce job hunting competition. University is a huge advantage if we need to acquire expertise to practice in a meaningful profession.
In my opinion, it would be wise to attend university. Having a decent degree and being broadly intelligent may not guarantee us success, but it makes us a candidate.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Live with a Goal by commenting on the French writer Alexander Dumas，remark，“Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.” You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Live with a Goal
According to the French writer Alexander Dumas, living without an aim is like sailing without a compass. It signifies that without a goal, one would live a passive life~just like the dead water in a muddy lake.
Frankly speaking, to live with a goal is of tremendous significance to one’ s life. For one thing, a proper aim helps foster the realization of the visions, as people are better motivated when they want to attain the goal they set for themselves and have a sense of fulfillment when they succeed. For another, by setting goals one could take good control of his/her life, without wasting time or energy being confused about what to do. With a clear direction and certain plans, one will readily get what he/she wants.
Consequently, we could draw the conclusion that we should live with a target, as a goal—oriented life is an active way of living. Without a clear purpose, we might feel at sea, squandering our time and opportunities.
Conducting Moral Education in Colleges
In the current world, college students become morally more tolerant to the phenomena such as exam—cheating, academic dishonesty and default on loans. In this case, it’ s urgently important that we conduct moral education in college.
Moral education is beneficial in the following aspects. To begin with, it makes us aware of our personal responsibility. We must comply with social moral standards and learn to behave and conduct ourselves in society. Secondly, moral education teaches us to shun evil and do good, turning the uncivilized to the civilized. Thirdly, with higher moral standards, we will be more considerate towards others and avoid quarrels or conflicts, which contributes to maintaining a harmonious society.
As for how to conduct moral education in college, on one hand, theoretical moral education should be integrated into all aspects of campus life, including classroom teaching and extracurricular activities. On the other hand, we should encourage students to take part in moral practices such as volunteer activities. Through these measures, they will know better about the meaning of life and shoulder their social responsibilities.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Abilities and Good Looks by commenting on the old saying, “Never judge a person by his appearance. ” You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Abilities and Good Looks (能力和外貌）
We are often told not to judge people by their appearance, because for a person, abilities are far more important than appearance. Throughout history, there are numerous examples of outstanding people with remarkable achievements who are just plain or not good-looking at all.
However, nowadays some people hold the belief that appearance outweighs abilities, partly because some beautiful people seem to have advantages in competitive situations like job interviews and have been given more opportunities than others.
Nevertheless, I still firmly believe that abilities are more important For one thing, although good looks are easy on the eye, it is always one’ s abilities that create values that really matter. For another, while people’ s good looks were born to them, abilities have to be gained through deliberate self-cultivation and years of hardworking which speak more of people’ s true colors. Last but not least, abilities grow over time while good looks only fade. Eventually, it is the abilities that help people succeed, so it is safe to say that abilities will always bring more to life than good looks.
Directions ： For this part，you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled The Way of Learning by commenting on Abigail Adams ' s famous remark，“Learning is not attained by chance ； it must be sought for with passion and attended to with diligence. ” You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The Way of Learning (学习的方法）
Abigail Adams once said, “Learning is not attained by chance； it must be sought for with passion and attended to with diligence.” It is to say that learning is an enduring process in which one should exert oneself with desire for knowledge.
On the contrary, some people hold the idea that there is a shortcut in learning, and drag themselves to look for easy ways to study.
From my point of view, I am totally in favor of Abigail Adams’ s remark. For one thing, passion is of ultimate importance in learning, as interest is the best teacher. For another, one should resort to hard work and perseverance to acquire knowledge. Rome was not built in a day. Diligence and determination will be rewarded, as God loves those who spare no effort to cultivate themselves. In a word, learning is a life-long process which requires passion and diligence.
Directions: For thispart，you are allowed30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Attitude Is Everything by commenting on the proverb，“Every horse thinks its ^wn pack heaviest. ” You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Attitude Is Everything (态度决定一切）
There is a well-known proverb，“Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest,” which means whether people feel optimistic or not lies in what attitudes they adopt. It is universally acknowledged that life is by no means perfect and a positive attitude makes life brighter. As the case stands, it is our attitude rather than the situation itself that determines how we feel.
On the one hand, a positive mind brings about an active life, because to be in a good mood or a bad mood is at one’ s own choice. On the other hand, looking at the bright side of the situation and remaining cheerful work out quite well when one is confronted with adversity.
In such a rat-race society, everyone is bound to encounter difficulties. In my opinion, we should keep an optimistic attitude to pull through any hardship, as we can say “attitude is everything” .
Directions: For this part，you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled The Importance of Diligence by commenting on the proverb “Diligence is the mother of good luck. ” You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The Importance of Diligence(勤奋的重要性）
“Diligence is the mother of good luck，”as the saying goes, which means hard work and perseverance bring about fortune and success. However, it does not mean exerting oneself all day and night without rest, food or sleep.
From my point of view, diligence is of vital significance in one’ s life and career. There are some reasons as follows. Firstly, industrious spirit is an indispensable quality that makes a person stand out, as most people are biologically endowed with almost the same IQ. Secondly, diligence leads to accomplishments while laziness must result in failure. An idle man indulges himself in creature comforts. That he is doomed to failure is of no doubt. Lastly, diligence helps remove ignorance, overcome difficulties, and enlighten the mind.
Therefore, it can be said that being diligent costs nothing but is worthy of millions of dollars. All in all, I hold the view that diligence is crucial in one’ s life.
People Migrating to Another Country
People Migrating to Another Country
Nowadays, many people choose to live is a foreign country, which has aroused great concern. Many people, especially some intellectuals and celebrities, migrate to some developed countries^ such as America, Britain and Canada. In addition, there are also many people studying and working in foreign countries struggling for “green cards1'
There arc many reasons accoimting for this phenomenon. Among all these fectorSj pursuing high-quality life, which is guaranteed in wealthy countries, plays a critical role. Besides, most people oiigrate to some foreign countries in the hope that their children t;an receive better education and have a more promising future there. Moreover, some people move abroad just expecting to experience a different culture- As far as I am concerned, though I wouLd like to experience various cultures all over the world, I won’t migrate to another country. For one thing, I hate to live far from my friends and relatives who have been with me for more than twenty years. And I firmly believe in the saying that “East or west, home is best.*’ For another, the preparation before movmg Jo another country would be a tough task* Especially，learning a foreign language is really a torture to me.
Should College Students Hire Cleaners?
Should College Students Hire Cleaners?
That some college students at a local university hired a cleaner to do laundiy and cleaning once a week has led to a heated debate. Some people advocate and support the practice. They mamtain that hiring cleaners to keep the dorms clean can help students save time, which they can spend on their studies.
Others, however, argue that hiring cleaners could help students save time and devote to their studies is merely a pretext* Typically, college education is not dominated by heavy loads of coursework and college students have ample time to manage their own afeirs apart &om studies. Usually, those students who claim they are too busy to clean their own dorms are most often found preoccupied with playing computer games or shopping. They refuse to do manual labor because they tend to regard themselves as elites once they succeed in entering a college.
Personally, I think college students shouldn't hire cleaners. In performing the cleaning himself/herselft a college student learns to share the responsibility for managing a public space of which one is a part. And by doing so, the student also shows respect for the common welfare of the entire dorm- Cleaning one's own dorm is a small but necessary process whereby one becomes a responsible person.
On Campus Politics
Many college students show great enthusiasm in participating into campus political activities nowadays. For example, it，s not rare to see that many students for heads of the Students* Union or some student societies on campus. There is no doubt that campus politics has become an important part of college life*
The fact that college students can benefit a lot from participation in campus politic? contributes to this phenomenon. Fiist ofdl, by attending campus poiitical activities, students can develop pr^cticdJ capabilities，especially mandgement and coordination capacity. Moreover, these activities provide students a stage to show theiTtscIves and bring their abilities into full play. Besides, campus political activities help strengthen students1 sense of responsibility.
However, campus politics might bring some problems. For one thing, too much participation in campus politics might influence the academic study. For another, some students) being keen on campus politics is only for fame and gain, which will do harm to their mental health. Therefore, schools and teachers should give necessary instructions to students on their participation into campus politics.
Perhaps there is something you don't know how to doTTn the past, you might turn to a friend or a relative, attend a night class or go to the local library to find the answer. But at present a lot of websites are springing np to offer free practical advice on these subjects aod actually anything else you can imagine.
Why is online learning so popular among people? The answer is obvious: online learning is nuich more convenient. In the past, you perhaps had to spend pienp of lime learning m a night class or going to the library to look for relevant materials. However, now when you run into a problem, yotijust need to click the mouse, then a lot of related websites will appear in front of you*
However, not all the materials on the Internet are correct; sometimes they are false. Thus, if you want to lcam something from the Internet, you should make sure what you will leam is completely correct.
Importance of Buying a House
There is a heated debate on the importance of buying a house with the soaring house prices. Those emphasizing the in^ortance of buyiog a house maintain that living in your bwn house makes you feel better and more comfortable compared to that in a rented one. Besides, no investment is more rewarding than buying a house nowadays. Statistics from both home and abroad shows that owning a house guarantees an increase in assets.
Quite the contrary, many people say, buying a house is not that important. On one hand, a rented apartment can provide the same comfortable or even better life for people. This is especially true when many people have no money to decorate their houses after the big purchase. On the other hand, peopk can spend more money on other more protitable investment than involving in real estate, such as buying stocks or other art poliections.
Personally, I think possessing a house is extremely important. At its core, a house is a shelter After buying a house, people will becomc stable. What’s more important is that thctr children will also settle and can concentrate on study _ children could get affected as they adapt themselves with the new places, teachers and creating new friends making them Lag behind academically.
In recent years, Sinology, the study of Chinese traditional culture, literature, history, society etc*, has become increasingly popular* For instance, it is reported that many primary and secondary schools have set up courses of sinology, in which students are taught classical works by Chinese ancient educators and philosophers, like Confucius- Another good illustration is in the program CCTV Lecture Room famous scholars, e.g, Yu Dan, give lectures on Chinese ancient philosophies and literatures*
Sinology becomes prevalent due to the fact that it is of vital significance for both the individuals and the society. For one thing, Sinology is the essence of Chinese civilization with more than 5,000 years. Thus, for individuals, they can enlarge their scope of knowledge, enrich their experience and adapt themselves to the complicated society. For another, it is acknowledged that the rehabilitation of Sinology can contribute to the establishment of a harmonious society.
In my opinion, all Chinese people should inherit the merits of Sinology. To do so, we can read books by ourselves or to attend lectures on this issue. Besides, we have the obUgation to popularize introducing it to the world* By doing so, we can not only inherit it but also make it glorious and prosperous.
Should People Play Games While od Duty?
Should people play games white they are working? People*s.attitudes toward it vary greatly. Some people regard it as a common phenomenon in office nowadays. They think playing games is a good way to kill liie boring time. At the same time, it can make them relaxed, which, in turn, can help them do their job efficiently*
However, some people have the opposite opinion. They think companies should prohibit their employees from playing games. They raaintain that playing games at work is an irresponsible behavior and a wrong working attitude which can exert a bad influence on their colleagues. Moreover, many serious mistakes are often made when people piay games during tbeir working time, because playing games distracts people's attention.
In my view, people s&outdi^t play games while on duty. Oa the one hand, pi ay mg games can occupy some of their time wbicb can be used to do something more important and meaningful, such as the further study of their working field and the improving of their working skills. On the other hand, playing online games takes up a lot of corporate network resources which may interfere with other colleagues work.
Working from Home
Certain companies, especially some small-scale businesses, start to encourage their siaff to work from home or use home as £t working base for at least part of the week nowadays. Some offer some form of remote working support to their workforces, such as equipping them with laptops and installing broadband, and others pay for the telephone bills for these workers.
This worJc pattern is popular because it’s clear that there are a number of benefits for these companies. First, it helps retain employees, especially highly- qualified working parents with childcare responsibilities. Second, it brings higher productivity because the employees have fewer interruptions and less commutiBg time. Last but not feas^ it offers savings on premises and other facilities.
However, there are some potential drawbacks. For one thing, there is difficulty of managing home workers and monitoring their performancej and difficulty of maintaining staff development and upgrading skills. For another, it may create a sense of isolation among home workers and it can be harder to maintain team spirit. Therefore, enterprises should weigh the pros and cons before permitting their employees to work at home.
On Taking CET Repeatedly
In recent years, many college students are laying grearstress on CET exams. In order to get high marks in the exam3 many sbdents are'taking CET lime and time again although they have passed it. When “CET season” approaches, campuses are filled with students occupied with CET preparations.
However, some people disapprove the idea of taking CET repeatedly for high scores. Although CET application fee is not high, taking the exams constantly can be a considerable financial burden. Moreover, it’s a waste of time to prepare for it every year, when you can do something more meaniigftil during the golden time in college. In addition, rather than focusing on CET, students should strive to develop other kinds of abilities.
As far as Tm concerned, it’s understandable to taking CET repeatedly for higher marks to be more competitive in the job market. If our future job requires a good mastery of English, we can step further to take high-level exams such as TOEFL or IELTS. But if it doesn't, we should not waste our lime and energy to take CET repeatedly.
Campus security and safety is a big issue and has become a focus in education, especially when tragic events happened time and time again on carnfms. The recent stampede at a middle school in Hunan Province is still fresh in our memory. It took the lives of eight teenagers and injured 26 others.
The tragic events served as a wake-up call. It warns that3 to safeguard the students, there is still much to be done. Schools across the country should take safety education seriously and conduct it compulsorily. Besides, they should revise their emergency preparedness plans and tighten security. For example, security guards should patrol on campus aro^md teaching buildings and student dorms, and enforce strict entrance checks, barring entry to anyone carrying a gun or s. knife.
As students, we should enhance our awareness of safety — that is, being aware of safety issues and of potential hazards in our daily life. For example, foresee the possible incidents and keep away from crowded places. Lock the dorm at night or whenever we are alone in the dorm. If possible, we should also have some first-aid trainings in order to help us survive emergency situations.