Section Ⅲ Writing
Some international students are coming to your university. Write them an email in the name of the Students’ Union to
1) extend your welcome and
2) provide some suggestions for their campus life here.
You should write about 100 words on ANSWER SHEET 2.
Do not sign your name at the end of the letter. Use “Li Ming” instead.
Do not write the address. (10 points)
Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should
1) describe the drawing briefly,
2) explain its intended meaning, and
3) give your comments.
You should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (20 points)
On behalf of the Students’ Union, I am writing to express my warmest welcome to all of you.
Since you will live and study in a totally different environment, I would like to make several practical suggestions with regard to your life in our university. First of all, you’d better learn as much Chinese as possible to get along better with Chinese students and teachers. In addition, it is recommended that you take part in some extracurricular activities so that you can improve your interpersonal skills and expand your horizon. Finally, please relax yourself and feel confident toward your future life.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon and wish everything goes well.
In the above picture, we can see an interesting scene: a bottle is knocked over with the liquid inside splitting out, and two men respond to it in totally different ways. One is expressing his disappointment for the loss of half of the liquid while the other feels thankful for the remaining half with a smile on his face. Obviously, the drawer wants to tell us that different people may have different outlooks on various difficulties in life.
When faced with obstacles in life, the pessimistic person always focuses on the negative side and exaggerates the worst situation, while the optimistic one always look on the bright side of life. The pessimistic person chooses to give up quickly and then broods over their loss or failure, which in turn will throw their life in the vicious circle. On the contrary, the optimistic person, who always bears hope in mind, will never flinch and will summon up courage to find the way to conquer the obstacles. Therefore, the way people perceive difficulties will determine their way to cope with them.
From the above discussion, we come to know that if people want to succeed in this highly competitive society, they should try to develop an optimistic perception toward life. Moreover, the government, mass media and schools should take the responsibly to awaken people to the significance of optimism. Only in these ways can people achieve more rapid progress and greater success in their life.