Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Social Network Sites. You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below.
Social Network Sites
Part I Writing
Social Network Sites
In recent years, social network sites like Renren and Kaixin have rapidly gained popularity among all kinds of people. Many people spend a lot of time on those sites chatting, making friends and playing games. Those sites have become a part of their life.
The public hold different views on this phenomenon. Some are in favor of those sites for they provide many opportunities to know other people and to know what’s happening in the world. Besides, they’re very convenient to access. One can use a computer or cell phone to log on at home, in a restaurant, or even in the subway. But some people don’t approve of the social network sites. They say that people are wasting too much time on the sites. Some even get addicted to them and abandon their real life. After all, they don’t live in the virtual world.
In my opinion, the social network sites can be very helpful when we want to keep in touch with friends, but we must remember that the real world is the most important in our life.
Social Network Sites
Social network websites have rapidly increased in popularity over the past few years. Many people have registered and become members of some social network websites, such as Facebook, Kaixin and Twitter. These websites have become a part of their daily life.
People’s opinions vary greatly on social network sites. Supporters regard social network websites as places to share feelings and experiences with their friends. Besides, they say these websites provide various interesting games and can help people relax. However, opponents think it is difficult to protect users’ privacy on social network sites. Apart from that, they maintain that users’ chances to gain employment may be reduced as more and more employers take the images which users portray on social network sites into consideration.
As far as I’m concerned, social network sites serve as a good platform for us to make new friends and keep in touch with old ones. Still, we should be aware of the potential dangers involved. It is very necessary to adjust our privacy settings to control who has access to our personal information.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled The Popularity of Micro-blog. You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below.
The Popularity of Micro-blog
In recent years, Micro-blog has been more and more popular. Precisely, Micro-blog has become part of people’s life. It seems that everybody has a Micro-blog now. Many factors contribute to the widespread of Micro-blogging. First, Micro-blog enables people to convey their emotions and individual thoughts more conveniently. Micro-blog has no fixed rules and needn’t professional knowledge and skills, which enables millions of people to have a voice and connect with others. Moreover, people can express their instant feelings at any time and anywhere if they have a phone. Second, Micro-blog can communicate with each other more deeply. By revealing their heartfelt emotions on the Micro-blog, their friends may also know about their conditions and can offer in-time comfort. Third, Micro-blog really provides a platform for ordinary people to display their abilities, and it is a good form for people to share views and to get information.
However, Micro-blogging can also be potentially dangerous as it may give away people’s privacy and other significant information. It might be used by some people who have ulterior motives to spread rumors or to slander other people. In other hands, being susceptible to others' idea easily，most people tend to lose the ability of thinking independently.
In my opinion, Micro-blogging provides us comfort and also inevitably some concerns. We should be careful while using it.
Directions：For this part,you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic：Travel-mate Wanted.You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below：
Directions：For this part,you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Lessen Stress in Your Life.You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below.
It can be noticed that there are some unhealthy living habits among young people, especially college students. Typical examples include staying up late, being addicted to games, consuming in an inappropriate way. Thus, due attention should be paid to students’ daily habits.
Apparently, these bad habits may generate negative impacts. To begin with, they may impair students’ physical health and psychological fitness. In addition, what worries many teachers is that they may also exert negative influences on students’ academic performance. To conclude, never can we turn a blind eye to these phenomena.
In view of the seriousness of this issue, it is time that we took effective measure. Firstly, it is suggested that universities or colleges should cultivate students’ awareness of healthy living. Secondly, students themselves are well-advised to learn to regulate and control their own life appropriately. Only by doing so, can we hope to see the ideal scenes in which students enjoy their colorful and healthy life in Ivory Tower. (162 words)
The Craze of Pursuing Graduate Studies
The Craze of Pursuing Graduate Studies
Each year, millions of Chinese college students sit for qualifying examinations for graduate studies, primarily in Master’s programs. Students prepare for those examinations either through years of arduous self-education or by spending large sums of money attending local training schools. The publishing of examinations-related study materials and the training programs offered, both online and offline, have combined to form a sizable industry.
An alarming fact about this craze is that most students pursue graduate studies not out of their voluntary will. Faced with the harsh reality in the employment market, which is forever looking for graduates with higher degrees, many college graduates find going to graduate schools is a good way to avoid unemployment and to enhance one’s competitiveness in future job hunting.
However, without that voluntary initiative, most students who do enter graduate schools are not motivated. For them, the only thing that ultimately counts is the degree or the diploma which they expect could give them an upper hand against other job hunters. As to the actual substance of their graduate studies, it’s not a big deal for them, as long as it leads to that degree or diploma. It is really pathetic to see that students undertake graduate studies with an ulterior motive—not for the sake of loving what they study, but for the sake of merely landing a job, which in many cases might be unrelated to what they have studied.
The chill truth is that students soon find their anticipations are a mere dream. As so many undergraduates proceed onto graduate studies, the employment situation remains as severe as ever. Instead of bringing about apparent competitive edges, two or three years of additional academic training is simply a waste of time and energy. They need to reflect on this craze and would have been better off distinguishing themselves with outstanding knowledge and skills when they were undergraduates.
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Private tutoring is “in”.A recent investigation shows that about 80 percent of pupils have private tutors，
Such a popular practice indicates that people are attaching greater importance to education. Many parents, for various reasons，missed the chance of obtaining a good education. When their children meet with difficulties in study, they are helpless, private tutoring is the only solution. As private tutoring is usually one-to-one, the teacher knows the strong points as we11 as the weak points of the pupil, clearly.
However, private tutoring has its own disadvantages; for one thing, it takes up so much of the pupils’ time that they can hardly find enough time for rest and entertainment, which are essential for their physical and mental health. For another, some teachers, busy“shuttling” from one family to another, tend to neglect their regular teaching duties. What’s more， some teachers are eager to help pupils do well in the test, offering the so-ca11ed tips for test
Generally speaking, its disadvantages outweigh its advantages. Greater emphasis should be laid on classroom teaching and practice, on the improvement of teaching quality and on the tapping of the pupils’ potentials. Only in this way can we generation be healthily brought up.
Directions： For this part， you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic Travel Alone or Travel with a Companion? You should write at least 120 words， and base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below：
Travel Alone or Travel with a Companion?
travel Alone or Travel with a Companion?
When it comes to traveling way， different people will offer different opinions. Some people like to travel alone， while others prefer to travel with a companion. Of course， everyone has his consideration for his preference.
Traveling alone， one can enjoy more freedom. The traveler can arrange his tour as he wishes without the trouble of humoring others. Moreover， traveling alone tend to bring the traveler unexpected surprise， such as making a new friend and enjoying a different scenery. Compared with traveling alone， traveling with a companion has also its advantages. For one thing， the group members can help and look after each other in the journey. For another， traveling with others who have same interest with， youu can share costs and experiences with them.
As to me， I prefer to travel with a companion. Firstly， we can deal with the possible problems and difficulties in the journey. Secondly， I like to share the pleasure of traveling with others. In sum， both traveling alone and traveling with a companion have their attractions， and you can find the pleasure from either one.
1.佳句：When it comes to traveling way， different people will offer different opinions.
2.佳句：Compared with traveling alone， traveling with a companion has also its advantages.
3.佳句：Both traveling alone and traveling with a companion have their attractions， and you can find the pleasure from either one.
1. When it comes to whether we should cancel the “golden week” holiday， different people will offer different opinions.
2. Compared with the cities， the countryside is relatively backward in economy.
3. Both network teachingand traditional school teaching have their advantages. Therefore， we should combine these two teaching ways.
There is a growing tendency nowadays that children in mounting numbers own mobile phones. Does anyone hold the same attitude towards this phenomenon? Definitely not. Actually, opinions vary from person to person.
Some emphasize the merits(优点) of children’s using mobile phones, they hold that children can contact with their parents or friends conveniently especially when they are confronted with （面对）difficulties or dangers. Moreover, mobile phones equipped with （装配有）various interesting games are also a convenient source of recreation and relaxation （娱乐和放松的来源）for children who have been under an enormous pressures from an overload of studies （承担过量学业的压力）. On the contrary, a majority of people hold that mobile phones are detrimental to （对…有害）children. For one thing, children’s being addicted to（孩子们对…的沉溺）mobile phones is nothing but a waste of their precious and limited time, which will definitely interfere with （影响）their studies. Additionally, radiation from mobile phone will exert a detrimental impact on （对…产生有害的影响）children’s body health.
From my perspective，it is not advisable that children should bring mobile phones. It is unbelievable that some students carry mobile phones just for the purpose of（目的）killing their precious time instead of keeping in touch with their parents regularly. The supposed helpful （本应该有利的）tool has become harmful. Accordingly, children should concentrate their time and energy on studies，those which might become distractions should not be introduced to them. 217words