The advent of the Internet ushered in a new era of interpersonal communications and business operations. Undoubtedly, the Net are revolutionizing the daily lives of the people who have an access to it. The primary reason behind the Internet boom roots in its multifunction. It provides a vehicle for netizens to shop, search, publish blogs and browse Webpages.
A range of problems lurking behind the frenzy of Internet impressively stand out. A vast majority of Internet users’ mail boxes are saturated with junk mails, an issue which sparks strong criticism and generates the loss of corporate productivity. It’s not alone. Porn websites lure a growing number of young people’s visits. False news via the e-mail, BBS and chat room increasingly poses a threat to the social prosperity and stability.
To crack down them, we should push for a more effectively tough law. We should join our forces to launch a nation-wide campaign, including imposing stiff penalties on spammers, shutting down or blocking the lewd sites and introducing a real-name registration system to curb fraudulent messages. We can fully believe that our combined efforts will reap rewards. A clean cyberspace will paint our lives more colorfully. An economically booming and technologically advanced global web will play a vital role in the national economic and cultural advancement.
Publicizing Lists of Uncivilized Residents
Publicizing Lists of Uncivilized Residents
To improve the behavior of its citizens, the government of X City has teamed with local media to release lists of uncivilized behavior. The lists have photos and basic information of offenders e. g, drivers brealdng traffic rules have their license-plate nurabers listed along with the time and location of the infraction. This has attracted particular public attention.
Some welcome the policy, believing it will deter people from poor behavior They say it will force people to behave themscives, or they will risk being named and shamed in the media. However, critics have complained that the initiative is an abuse of administrative power and is irresponsible* Citizens should certainly be held responsible for misconduct, they say, but the government should also create an environment to help people exercise self-discipline.
Personably I agree that citizens should be responsible for their improper behavior but governments also do have a responsibility to improve their management. Besides, according to laws, law enforcement departments are entitled to give the proper punishments to violators of public regulations. It is, however, groundless for these governmental organs to publicly disgrace the rule- braces.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying “The most successful persons may not be the smartest ones.” You can give one example or two to illustrate your point of view. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
According to a survey conducted among a group of people who were in the same college 10 years ago, those whose grade-point average was in the middle fifty percent, all become rich or managers of different fields, while not a single young man of the upper ten percent becomes an executive or boss.
One ingredient, among other things, is good interpersonal skills. With a wide circle of friends who can be trusted to provide information and resources, your chances of success are much higher. On the contrary, if you are competent in your profession, but have difficulty in getting along with your colleagues and even your boss, you can hardly survive the corporation. Another component is the ability to express oneself. In today’s world, what really counts is the ability to express oneself rather than technical competence or professional knowledge. The larger the organization of which you are an employee, and the fiercer the competition, the more important it will be that you know how to convey your thoughts and convince others of your ideas.
To sum up, according to my observation, academic brightness is only part of the story, the other factors are very important.
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Hiring Celebrities as Visiting Professors
Hiring Celebrities as Mating Professors
Via Internet or other means of mass media，it is common to team that some super stars are employed as a guest professor of a university Whether it is helpful to hire personages for a university’s development on hot debate from the very beginning.
There are two voices: Some people think that stars’ social influence can do good to the enrollment of a university and raise its social degrees of approval. Besides, universities should open to society and take advantage of various social resources，inclusive of celebrities1 life experience and struggling adventure. However, others hold the opposite viewpoint. They think that a professor under a star’s name is just ai) advertising stunt, and has no practical meaning to the development of the university. It also diverts students* attention from their academic study.
In my view, just as a coin has two sides, the inviting of celebrities as guest professors has both good and bad effect. Thus I think colleges should evaluate the possible results thoroughly, and their choices should be based on the improvement of teaching standards and students, development. Universities should also take the features of their relevant disciplines into consideration before hiring some celebrity as a visiting professor.
Nowadays, digital media has permeated almost every aspect of our daily life. It is changing the way that individuals, especially young people, learn, play, socialize, and participate in the society.
As a result, the function of digital media has turned into a major topic for the public. Some people pay tribute to its positive role as very convenient news sources, being available almost anywhere and anytime. While some people condemn the negative influence it has brought on privacy, morality, and independent thinking, which some people used to have and enjoy. And still others have been fighting between the merits and demerits of digital media for a final conclusion.
In my view, digital media is good for us students as it introduces a new way of learning which encourages more interaction and participation rather than rote learning. Besides, digital media makes it easier to produce and share things.
For this part you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay on Happiness by referring to the saying “Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.” You can cite examples to illustrate your point and then explain how you can develop your ability to deal with problems and be happy. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
As an old saying goes, “Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.” Why is difficult to define, or rather discover and achieve happiness? I maintain the major determinant lies in a person’s attitudes.
There is little correlation between the circumstance of people’s lives and how happy they are. Instead, happiness lies in the struggle to be happy. To demonstrate, people sometimes go to extremes, and frantically pursue money, power, high social status, and so on, which are all symbols of success—but never of happiness. Perhaps if they shifted their life goal from ultimate success to unswerving efforts and to confidence that they will be successful one day they would be a great deal happier.
Besides defining it, how do I achieve happiness? There is little doubt that various people have diverse ways of going about this task. As for me, the most significant secret is realizing that happiness is a by-product of something else. The most obvious sources are those pursuits that give our lives a purpose. These can be anything from playing tennis to studying insects. The more passions we have, the more happiness we are likely to experience.
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For this part you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the remark“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” You can give examples to illustrate your point. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The famous saying “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it” is rather thought-provoking, which tells us the real meaning of life. It is contemporary social issue in China with common interests and permanent value.
In my view, there are good reasons to undertake meaningful things that exert positive and profound influence on society, such as protecting the environment, helping vulnerable groups as well as promoting education. To illustrate, Abraham Lincoln never wavered in his devotion to democracy and equality, whose life has become an inspiration in the United States and throughout the whole world. His life, though limited, definitely lasts longer, and is a life worth living. Likewise, a young person who aspires to be a great writer might decide to buy some literary books or spend weekends writing and refining his works. Without any aspiration, he might simply end up spending all his spare time surfing online or playing Internet games.
In brief, a meaningful life serves to motivate and guide us in our daily lives. It provides us with the focus and direction that enable us to work towards accomplishing a special goal, objective or task.
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Should We Help the old People Up from a Fail?
Should We Help the Old People Up from a Fall?
As regards whether we should help the old people up from a fall，there has been a heated discussion among the public in our society.
People，who are hesitant about helping the aged people up，have their own reasons. For the main reason. They worry that helping aged people will probably get into troubles. And indeed it is successively reported that several help-givers have been falsely identified as offenders and sentenced to pay economic compensation. This phenomenon stops people’s attempt to help the old.
As far as I’m concerned，such tragedies should never occur. Firstly，to achieve it，the behavior of helping the aged people in need should be advocated. More importantly，efforts should be made to protect the benefits of those who give help. Only in this way can we make sure that， on the one hand，the old people receive timely aid，and on the other hand， warm—hearted people never suffer from loss.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying “As long as college students are cautious, real-world experience can greatly benefit their future careers.” You can cite one example or two to illustrate your point of view. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The typical college student spends most of his or her time studying and, occasionally, participating in various sports or extracurricular activities. Increasingly, however, it has become common for university students to take on part-time jobs or even start their own businesses prior to graduation.
Students who launch their own businesses or take on part-time jobs can gain valuable insight into their future career path. To illustrate, by taking a summer job as an accountant or marketing analyst, business majors could see whether a particular field interests them on more than an academic level. Despite the benefits to students of “getting their feet wet” in the business world, it is critical to maintain academic studies as a top priority. Students who already have a heavy course load should limit their number of work hours and, if possible, ask for a leave of absence during examination periods.
Ultimately, every student must decide how best to allocate his o her time outside of class. For those with a manageable schedule, exploratory mind and entrepreneurial spirit, work experience prior to graduation can offer important career benefits –not to mention a paycheck.
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white-hot Training in the Society
White-hot Training in the Society
A recent survey indicates that all increasingly large number of people attend various training enthusiastically. And there has been a heated argument about whether people should attend it. Different people hold different views due to their financial conditions and personal inclinations. Many people attend various training willingly for the sake of a high mark on the academic records or getting different certificates. As for me, I am in favor of going against training.
For one thing，the aim of training is to help people pass all kinds of examinations and it mainly focuses on the teaching of examination skills， and it never trains people to think creatively and even restricts their efforts in getting command of the knowledge. For another，people spend so much time participating in various training that they cannot spare enough time for the new or creative job. Moreover，the tuition fees of the training are usually high，thus laying great financial burden on people.
From the above analysis，attending training will do people no good， and it is time-consuming as well as costly. Therefore，more and more people should be aware of the disadvantages of various training.
My View on NEET
注：NEET是Not Currently Engaged in Education，Employment or Training或Not in Education，Employment or Trainin9的缩略语，即我们所说的“啃老族”。
My View on NEET
Now in China the problem of NEET has been brought into public attention.NEET refers to the group of people who are not currently engaged in education，employment or training，instead they just stay at home，relying on their parents.
There are mainly two reasons for this phenomenon. For one thing， since the expansion of university enrollment in l999，an increasing number of college graduates have poured into the job—hunting market. However， some of them are not fully prepared and become unemployed. For another， some young people are the only child of their family and badly spoilt. As a result，they are psychologically dependent even when they grow up.
To solve this problem，first, colleges or the communities should provide pre-job training courses for the young. Second，parents should cultivate their children’s sense of independence in their childhood. Last but not least，college students also have to equip themselves with skills and knowledge and get ready to compete tomorrow.
Honesty in the Loan System
Honesty in the Loan System
China’s Ministry of Education has carried out an education loan system for years. Government grants interest-free loan to millions of college students from poor families every year. However，some student debtors fail to repay their loans even many years after graduation.
It is the national priority to push the whole education.in which students from poverty-stricken families have the right to be offered the money and the fair opportunities. Our government has a duty to provide and protect a comprehensive and high-quality education for its entire citizens. On the other hand，the students have to pay back the money after their school days. Otherwise，they，the loan defaulters，lose their credits， which is definitely not the result of our education.
To be honest is the best policy. Students master the technical and survival skills，and they，first of all，have to learn to be a human.
The Popularity of Instant Messaging Technologies
The Popularity of Instant Messaging Technologies
Recently，we can hear the melodious sounds of the lovely QQ penguin out of cell phones almost everywhere on campus. Those cell phone users are actually communicating with their friends through their mobile QQ. This new means of instant messaging technology has gradually gained its popularity among college students. Micro message, another form of instant messaging technology. Also receives vied usage among college cell phone users.
In comparison with the text message usage. Mobile QQ is much cheaper. Users are only charged by the total network flows. As to micro—message. Users can send free text messages. What’s more. This mobile instant messaging technology also brings more convenience. With these mobile services，users do not need to type on the desktop computer or laptop. In consequence，without worrying about the cell phone fees， users are able to enjoy the pleasure of instant chatting almost everywhere.
However，mobile instant messaging services should not be embraced wholly with open arms. When mobile QQ software’s are downloaded to cell phones，they can create a serious security breach，for crackers may plant virus in the program.
My View on Drunken Driving
My View on Drunken Driving
It is shocking to notice that tragic accidents caused by drunken driving have occurred with high frequency recently. Four people were killed and one was seriously injured in Chengdu because of a young driver who had just been to a birthday party and got totally intoxicated with too much alcohol.
How can we make a quick and effective stop to these unimaginable calamities? Some people claim that severe punishment，even the extreme penalty，will work effectively，since people seem to learn more from the similar bitter cases having previously happened; others believe that more importance should be attached to education，and civilized driving should be advocated among people. These suggestions do make sense and are actually in effect in many nations at present.
In my opinion，the most important is the self-consciousness about the potential dangers to life drunken driving may cause. Only when one is aware that his life is being threatened，would he try to avoid doing so for self-protection.
My View on Campus Violence
My View on Campus Violence
It is shocking to notice that extreme violence has occurred with frequency on campus in recent years. Several months ago，a university student hacked some of his classmates to death with a knife. Recently，a college student from a prestigious university stabbed a professor，who was preparing for his lecture，to death.
These tragedies seem to be unimaginable when college students are regarded as the elite of the society. Some people claim that the higher education hasn’t attached due importance to moral education of the college students. Others believe that college students are fragile in their internal minds. These opinions do make sense when we take the overloaded pressure imposed on college students into consideration.
In my opinion，it is more important to take measures to avoid such occurrences. Psychological aid is a solution. Those criminals on the campus may have the experience of being humiliated or facing a lot of pressure. Only through psychological consultation can they outlet their negative feelings and hence avoid extreme actions.
Does High Price Equal High Quality?
Does High Price Equal High Quality?
When asked about how to differentiate good products from bad ones， quite a number of people take it for granted that high price equals high quality. Confronted with uncertainty about the intrinsic value of the products. Consumers simply use the rule of thumb that they understand. They believe that high—quality products need high cost，resulting in high price. In a word，price reflects quality.
However. Others who hold the opposite opinion argue that there is no necessary one-to-one correspondence between quality and price. Having been exposed to news about fake products and fraud, many customers come to realize that salesmen also charge high price for low-quality products. They are supported by a recent case that a famous luxury furniture brand is found to cheat customers with low-quality products.
As far as I’m concerned. Only when business is transparent，honest and free from deception，can high price equal high quality. Therefore，in the current circumstance，we can’t determine the quality of one product solely by its price.
Directions：For this part. You are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay entitled My View on Early Childhood Education. Your essay should start with a brief description of the picture. You should write at least l50.words but no more than 200 words.
My View on Early Childhood Education
The he picture presents us a thought—provoking scene.in which a cock is standing on the platform，giving a lecture about higher mathematics. In front of the platform stands a desk，on which lies all egg which has not hatched into a chick.
What an ironical drawing it is! It reveals that an increasing number of parents tend to put too much emphasis on their children’s preschool education. The reason why such phenomenon emerges can be interpreted as follows. On the one hand，from the parents’ perspective, children are likely to fall behind when competing with their counterparts if they don’t start learning early. On the other hand，since most of the parents today have suffered from lack of knowledge，the enthusiasm of learning more things is naturally transferred to the present generation.
As far as I’m concerned. Such kind of early childhood education will pose pressure on the children’s physical and mental health. I suggest that parents should stop putting too much pressure on the children，and the children ‘education should be based on their nature-being happy. Only with the “natural law “can a child grow up healthily.
College Students ‘Social Responsibilities
College Students ‘Social Responsibilities
If you Google“the 71st Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre”(in Chinese)on the Internet，you will be impressed by the video show of a girl’s special commemoration. After watching the video. I Was wondering where college students were. Taking into consideration their indifference to other historic events such as the May 4 Movement，we can conclude that college students lack the due social responsibilities.
However，we should not simply criticize their indifference，and analysis should be made to reckon with underlying reasons. Firstly，college students are imposed excessive pressure by the job market. They have to pay more attention to their studies. Secondly，many students believe that the history has already been borne in mind，and it is unnecessary to commemorate historic anniversaries each year. For them，it is better to internalize the humiliated history and work hard than to hold ceremonies without concrete contents.
To my way of thinking，college students should not keep silent on those occasions. It is our responsibilities to voice Our aspirations and let the society know that we have not forgotten the history.
Nowadays a fashionable street scene is the buying and selling of lottery tickets. People crowd around either in front of big buildings or at street corners, purchasing coupons of various kinds, such as those of social welfare, sports industry and football games.
Investigations made among those “lottery citizens” show that they do it for different purposes. Some say that they play the game just for fun, others insist that they want to sponsor athletic development, still some others simply decide to try their luck.
However, I believe the aim behind the game, if fully exposed, is to make easy money, as it is said the prize winner can get millions of yuan in an instant, which is obviously great temptation. In my mind, lottery is much the same as gambling in nature and it certainly brings more negative effects than positive effects, if any.
First, the overwhelming majority, being misled by earning-quick-buck mentality, are impatient and impulsive to put their time and money into wrong investment.
Secondly, not a few people, being indulged in lottery, lose not only initiative for work but also interest in life.
Thirdly, some individuals, having gambled away all their money, may commit crimes. Fourthly, young people, particularly students (even pupils) may step by step become addicted to lottery and finally leave their studies. I think the cliche “reaping what one sows” is still applicable today and “sowing” takes time and hard work to have instant reaping is definitely one’s wishful thinking.
Last of all, since gambling and lottery both mean risking money on luck, why the former is forbidden by law and the latter is so much encouraged?
The discussion about overseas study has never stopped in the past few years. Let‘s have a look at its advantages and disadvantages before drawing the final conclusion.
The biggest advantage of studying overseas is the higher academic level and advanced research facilities. What’s more, by understanding a new culture and meeting different people, students can develop a more reasonable and balanced view towards the world. Last but not least, the experience will be invaluable to character building, which makes most students more independent, diligent and enterprising.
However, the negative effects are also obvious. To begin with, if a person does not make full preparations before going abroad, he will have great difficulty adapting to the new environment. In the second place, the cultural differences will hinder the regular life in many ways. Finally, money is always a big problem. Many students have to find part-time jobs to earn money to pay tuition and fees.
In conclusion, the advantages of overseas study outweigh disadvantages. Once they return home, the overseas students will make great contributions to our motherland.