Nowadays, going abroad for studies is enjoying a striking(显著的) popularity among adolescents. Importance should be attached to studying abroad.
There are a great many advantages of studying overseas. First and foremost, living and studying abroad offers students a different perspective of the world. On a university campus, international students are likely to encounter(遭遇) their counterparts(对应的人或物) from various countries and areas and are exposed to diverse(相异的[dai`v?s) ideas and values. What is more, overseas experience is the best opportunity for the real-life use of foreign languages. There is no better opportunity to improve second-language skills than living in the country in which it is spoken.
Generally peaking, it is my view that although going abroad is expensive and perhaps painful, the payoff is worthwhile. In the first place, in addition to knowledge, overseas students can gain precious experiences that those who stay at home will never have. Furthermore, overseas experience, frustrating and painful as it may be, is conducive(有助于…的) to the growth of adolescents.
In most colleges and universities the examination is used as a chief means of deciding whether a student succeeds or fails in mastering a particular subject. Although it does the job quite efficiently, its side effects are also enormous.
To begin with, examinations lower the standards of teaching. Since teachers are often judged by examination results, they are reduced to training their students in exam techniques. No subjects can be taught successfully merely through being approached with intent to take examinations. In addition, the most undesirable effect is that examinations encourage bad study habits. As the examination score is the only criterion(尺度、准绳) for his academic performance, a student is driven to memorize mechanically(机械地) rather than to think creatively.
In fact, few of us admit that examinations can contribute anything really important to the students' academic development. If that is the case, why cannot we make a change and devise something more efficient and reliable than examinations?
In my life I have met a great many teachers who are really worth recalling. But perhaps the most unforgettable one I ever know is my English teacher.
What frequently brings back memories of ……but also aroused our great interest in exploring something deeper in this field. Second, I was attracted by his lively wit(智慧). I remember that we students always anticipated(参加) his class with great eagerness because his lecture were humorously delivered, never failing to provoke(激起) loud laughs.
Although it is nearly two years since I attended his last class, he is the talk of our old classmates, and I know part of him has already stayed in my heart.
I am greatly honored to formally(正式地) invite you to participate in ……at ……from 8 to 10 p.m. on April 1, 2011.
As you are a close friend of us, we would very much like you to attend the …… and share our joy. The occasion will start at……o'clock in the evening, with the showing of ……. This will be followed by a ……. At around ten, we will hold a ……If you do not have any prior(更重要的[`prai?])appointment on April 1, we look forward to the pleasure of your company.
To begin with, I would like to make a brief introduction to myself. I am ……it is my great honor to be here with all of you and …………I believe our cooperative efforts are sure to be productive.…… If you have any question for me, please feel free to ask at any time. Thank you for your attention.
To ……, the …… is organizing a …… to be held on Saturday next week (10 February) at the ……. Those who are interested in taking part in it may sign up with the monitor of their classes before Tuesday next week. Five professors will be invited to be judges.The first six winners will be given awards. Everybody is welcome to be present at the contest.