Directions： For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the topic of Certificate Craze. You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below:
The Certificate Craze
There is no denying the fact that it has become a prevailing trend for people to take part in various exams with the purpose of obtaining certificates of many kinds: that for CET-4 or CET-6, that for computer level, the driver’s license, etc.
Of course people pursue certificates for various purposes. Some claim that owning these certificates can give them more edge in competition. One more certificate means a bit more chance of winning in the job market. Others, however, merely take this practice as a stimulus for them to study or study harder. They assert that, by working for those certificates, they can broaden their horizon and enrich their knowledge.
Personally, I believe that one should choose to learn what he or she truly likes or really needs, instead of merely working for some certificates. As for me, I shall focus my energy on a few fields, for I believe concentration of attention and energy is the key to success. Besides, keen interest is the strongest motivation for study. To be specific, I would like to learn kungfu and Beijing Opera in my spare time. I may attend some relevant tests and be awarded certain certificates, but they are just a natural result of my study, instead of my motivation.
Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled The Way to Success by commenting on Abraham Lincoln's famous remark, "Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend, the first four sharpening the axe." You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The Way to Success
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." This philosophical wisdom by Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in American history, is equivalent to the Chinese traditional wisdom that “A handy tool makes a handy workman”
The surprising similarity between American and Chinese wisdom fully testifies to the paramount importance of having effective instruments and methods as prerequisites for executing a successful job. The fact that Abraham Lincoln accomplished great deeds in American history can largely be attributed to his well-preparedness and effective measures in undertaking major social changes. He should set a wonderful example for us to follow.
As university students, many of us have set lofty ideals or objectives, but we had better start by asking ourselves whether we are prepared to face reality, take concrete actions, and proceed with the very fundamentals. There’s nothing wrong about dreaming of becoming the CEO of a multinational firm, but first and foremost one must grasp the knowledge and skills necessary for undertaking such a great job. Perhaps we all should learn from Abraham Lincoln.
The Impact of the Internet on Interpersonal Communication
As is shown in the picture, when a dad asks his daughter “how wasschool today?”， his daughter would rather tell her father to readall about it on her blog than inform him face to face. Thisphenomenon demonstrates that internet communication is changing thetraditional face to face communication.
What is the impact of the internet on interpersonal communication?Initially, it prevents people from face to face communication. Forexample, some students would better send messages to theirclassmates to express themselves rather than talk to them directly.Furthermore, the internet communication is making people lose theirregular and necessary communication skill. Take my friend Jack asan example. He is popular online due to his insightful thought andprominent writing skill. But in his daily life, he is so shy thathe cannot talk to others.
Internet, from my perspective, does harm to our interpersonalcommunication. And we should place much emphasis on face to facecommunication。
2. 有人认为“选秀”节目为这些大学生提供了展示自我的平台，他们应该抓住机会“秀出自己”；但也有人认为这种选秀节目会养成大学生 “急功近利”的心态；
Nowadays, TV PK Shows (or we can call it Talent Shows) are great hit in China and have attracted many young people. As for me, TV PK Shows, as all other things, have both positive and negative effects. Therefore, the most crucial thing is how we see them.
Some people think Talent Shows provide grass-root people with a stage to display their talents, so they should seize every opportunity to show off their talents. Some College students even give up their studies to attend these TV PK Shows in the hope of becoming famous overnight. They even regard TV PK shows as a shortcut to the success. While other people reckon that TV PK Shows will develop the undergraduates’ attitude of anxious of achieving quick success. And once they were failed in these shows, they would suffer a great psychological unbalance. This is really bad to their physical and psychological health.
To sum up, everything has its limit. As long as the right attitude is employed, then it is OK.
7.say no to pirated products
say no to pirated products