四级作文题型及范文
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1 四级作文评分原则:

1. 四级作文采用总体评分的方法,即阅卷人员就总的印象给出奖励分,而不是按语言点的错误数目扣分。 2. 从内容和语言两个方面对作文进行综合评判。内容和语言是一个统一体,作文应该表达题目所规定的内容,而内容要通过语言来表达。评分者会首先考虑作文是否切题,是否充分表达了思想,然后再考虑是否用英语清楚贴切地表达了思想。

四级作文评分细则:

14分-切题。表达思想清楚,文字通顺,连贯性较好。基本上无语言错误,仅有个别小错。 11分-切题。表达思想清楚,文字连贯,但有少量语言错误。 8分-基本切题。有些地方表达思想不够清楚,文字勉强连贯,语言错误相当多,其中有一些是严重错误。 5分-基本切题。表达思想不清楚,连贯性差。有较多的语言错误。 2分-条理不清,思路紊乱,语言支离破碎或大部分句子均有错误。

四级作文题型:

一、提纲型

1999.1真题

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic.Don’t Be Afraid to Say“No”. You shoul d write at least 100 words and you should base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below:

1. 别人请求帮助时, 在什么情况下我们会说“不”

2. 为什么有些人在该说“不”的时候不说“不”

3. 该说“不”时, 不说“不”的坏处

Don’t Be Afraid to Say “No”

Sometimes we have to say “No” to others when they ask us for help. Why? One situation may be that we are not capable of doing the things they ask us to do. The other situation may be that we are unwilling to do what they ask us to do, because their requests may be unreasonable or even illegal. On both occasions we should say directly to them: “No”.

But the case is not always the same in our daily life. Some people are afraid to say “No” when they should say so. On the one hand, they are afraid of losing their faces. On the other hand they don’t want to hurt others, such as their family members, relatives,friends or colleagues.

To say “Yes ” when you should say “No ” will eventually do you some harm. If you say “Yes ” but fail to help them in the end because of lack of the ability, they may think you are not worthy of trust. If you help them do something bad or illegal, you will b e punished for what you have done. So, don’t be afraid to say “No” if necessary.

1999.6真题

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic:Reading selectively or extensively? You should write at least 100 words, and base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below:

1. 有人认为读书要有选择

2. 有人认为应当博览群书

3. 我的看法

2 Reading Selectively Or Extensively?

Reading selectively or extensively? What is your choice? Perhaps each of us has our choice.

Some people think we should read selectively, for there are so many books for us to read. Thousands of new books are published every day. How can we cover all these books in our limited time? Besides, not all the books are worth reading.

Some people, on the contrary, choose to read extensively. They think that reading extensively can broaden their horizons. Through reading extensively they can learn something about their ancestors; through reading extensively they can get insight of great men.

Reading extensively can also enable us to adapt to the fast developing society. Because we are living in a knowledge exploding society, if we don ’t read extensively, we can’t get enough information about the modern world, and we can’t keep pace with the society.

In my opinion, we should read both selectively and extensively. By reading extensively, we can enrich our knowledge of aspects. By reading selectively, we can focus on and learn well the academic knowledge we’ll need in our future work. 2000.1真题

Direction: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic How I Finance My College Education? You should write at least 100 words, and base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below:

1. 上大学的费用可以通过多种途径解决

2. 哪种途径适合我(说明理由)

How I Finance My College Education?

Every year, thousands of young men enter universities and colleges. It has been a problem for the students and their families how to finance their college education. In fact, the problem can be dealt with in many ways. The most common way is to get all the money from the parents.If their parents can’t produce the tuition and the fees, students can apply a loan from the bank. There is still another way. Students can finance their education by doing some part time jobs in their spare time.

As for me, my parents can pay the greater part of the tuition and fees for me. So, I won’t have a heavy financial burden, and I can put all my heart into study. I would like to pay the rest by doing a part time job. Although my parents are able to pay all the tuition and fees for me, I just want to know more about the society by my own working experience. Therefore, I choose this way to finance my college education 2001.1真题

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic How to Succeed in a Job Interview? You should write at least 100 words, and base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below:

1. 面试在求职过程中的作用

2. 取得面试成功的因素

How to Succeed in a Job Interview?

Nowadays, students must seek jobs by themselves. Job interview is the first step leading to the success of their employment. It is clear that succeeding in a job

3 interview is very important.

There are some ways to ensure your success in a job interview. First, you should be well prepared for all the information about you, such as your diploma certification, you credit records, certification about your awards, publications, if there is any, and the last but not the least, a carefully designed resume, in both Chinese and English. Second, you must pay much attention to your appearance, including your dress and your behavior. You should dress properly. While talking with the interviewer, you should listen to him attentively, accompanied with proper eye contact and a timely nod of head.

Third, you must be confident about yourself. Your smiling face is the best way to show your confidence and friendliness. You should be also honest, especially when talking about yourself.

2002.12真题

Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic :It Pays to Be Honest. You should write at least 120 words according to the outline given below in Chinese:

1. 当前社会上存在着许多不诚实的现象

2. 诚实利人利己,做人应该诚实

写作指导:写文章之前,应该先花上一分钟时间好好地审一下题。这是一篇 命题作文,题目是It Pays to Be Honest。其中 “pay to”意为 “有利、值得”。因此文章应围绕“做人诚实非常值得”这一主题展开。在指令中给了中文提纲,所以按照提纲,第一段应介绍当前社会存在着许多不诚实的现象,如商人卖假货欺骗顾客,学生考试作弊欺骗老师等等,同时在这一段应表明自己对这种现象的反感。

第二段提出观点:诚实利人利己,做人应该诚实。并用具体的例子来说明这一点,例子可以是正面的,也可以是反面的。如范文中用的就是“狼来了”的反面例子。最后,结尾应强调做人应该诚实,这是人的基本素质。

It Pays to Be Honest

From the mass media and also with our own eyes, we know much dishonest behavior existed in our society. For example, businessmen sell fake products to cheat their customers; students copy others ’ homework or download illicit papers from Internet to cheat their teachers; and even worse, some people produce fake medicine that harm the patients. Seeing our society is filled with so many dishonest phenomena, I can’t help asking myself what’s wrong with us.

When we were very young we were taught the importance of being honest. I am sure everyone must still remember that story “A wolf is coming”. In the story the child kept cheating other people that a wolf was coming, but when the wolf really come, nobody trusted his words and he finally suffered his own dishonesty. Also we have heard many stories that people benefit from their virtues of honesty.

So since we have already known being honest benefit both ourselves and other people. Why are many of us still dishonest? I hope everyone must bear in mind that being honest is the basic quality of human beings and then we won’t be afraid of any “wolf”.

4 二、书信体

2001.6真题

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter. Suppose you are Zhang Ying. Write a letter to Xiao Wang, a schoolmate of yours who is going to visit you during the week long holiday. You should write at least 100 words according to the suggestions (given in Chinese) below:

1. 表示欢迎

2. 提出度假安排建议

3. 提醒应注意的事项

A Letter to A Schoolmate

June 23, 2001

Dear Xiao Wang,

I am glad to hear that you will come to see me during the week long holiday. It has been three years since we graduated from our university. I miss you very much. I even can’t wait to see you.

I ’ve made a plan for this holiday. As this is the first time you come to Beijing, I think we’d better have sightseeing around it. We can visit some famous scenic spots and historical sites, such as Summer Palace, The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, etc. We can do some shopping together. There are many splendid markets and plazas in Beijing. The State Library is also a good place for us to go. By the way, since lots of people will go traveling in this holiday, it must be crowded on the train. So you should take care of your luggage. Bring more clothes with you because Beijing is much colder than Kunming at this time. And don’t forget to tell me when you will arrive. I ’ll pick you up at the airport.

Miss you!

Yours,

Zhang Ying

Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic: A Letter to the University President about the Canteen Service on Campus. You should write at least 100 words ,and base your composition on the outline given in Chinese below.

假设你是李明,请你就本校食堂的状况给校长写一封信,内容应涉及食堂的饭菜质量、价格、环境、服务等,可以是表扬,可以是批评建议,也可以兼而有之。

A Letter to the University President about the Canteen Service on Campus January 12th, 2002 Dear Mr. President,

I am a student of computer science in our university. I am writing this letter to you to show about the canteen service on campus on behalf of some students of our department.

5 Firstly, we feel we need more varieties of foods served to the students, which means every student can get the food that he thinks suitable for his taste and his pocket money allowance. Secondly, we find it essential to prolong the opening hours of the canteen. A student from a class that ends at 12:00 noon may reach the canteen no sooner than 12:30. However, the fact is that the canteen is closed when he gets there. Thirdly, we are greatly concerned with the dining environment. We feel that student diners are entitled to a better dining environment than what they are having now.

We do hope that the university authority will look into the problems and solve them.

Yours Sincerely,

Li Ming 2003.12真题2003.12真题

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter in reply to a friend ’s inquiry about applying for admission to your college or university. You should write at least 120 words according to the outline given below in Chinese:

1. 建议报考的专业及理由

2. 报考该专业的基本条件

3. 应当如何备考

A Letter in Reply to a Friend

December 27th, 2003 Dear,

When it comes to which major you should choose, I propose that you apply for the major of English. To begin with, English is the most popular language in the world, which is widely used in all fields such as teaching, translation, and foreign trade and s o on. What’s more, it goes without saying that English majors are more likely to find a good job in the tighter and tighter job market.

In order to study at English Department, you have to meet the following requirements. In the first place, you have to spend a lot of time on it, just as the old saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”. In the second place, the basic skills of reading, listening and speaking are necessary, because they are the foundations for your future study. Last but not the least important, you need an intense interest in learning English since “interest is the best teacher.”

As far as the preparation work is concerned, you should first of all review all the required vocabulary. In addition, you ’d better spend some time on reading and writing. Only through these measures can you hope to enroll in our university. Yours ,

Li Wenming

Application for a Position of Stockbroker

Dec.23, 2012

Dear Sir,

Your advertisement for stockbrokers in China Daily of May 8 has interested me

6 very much. I feel I can fill one of the vacancies you have.

I am twenty two, and male. I will graduate in July. My specialty at university is securities and business. I have gained some practical experience in brokerage in recent two years acting as a part time broker for Beijing Commodities Exchange. At university, I have participated in a lot of conferences on the business of stock broking. I am young and energetic and maintain good personal relations with people. Should this application meet with your favorable consideration, I will do my utmost to satisfy the confidence. I look forward to seeing you as soon as possible.

Faithfully yours, Wu Ming

Application for a Position of English Editor

Oct. 30, 2012 Dear Sirs,

Having heard from one of my friends that your editorial board is in need of an English editor responsible for editing the English Page, I would like to offer my services for it.

After I received my B.A. in English from Beijing University, I worked for two years as a staff editor with “China Daily”. In 1998 I began to pursue a M.A. degree in Mass Communication at Beijing Broadcasting College. I expect to earn the degree by the end of the coming July. I think my education and professional experience will enable me to offer helpful services for your newspaper. The enclosed resume will tell you more about my personal information, including my references. Should you entertain my application favorably, I would spare no trouble to acquit myself to your satisfaction. I look forward to your early reply.

Sincerely yours,

Wang Ping

三、其他应用文体

2003.6真题

Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write an eye witness account of a traffic accident. You should write at least 120 words according to the outline given below in Chinese:

假设你在某日某时某地目击一起车祸,就此写下一分见证书。见证书必须包括以下几点:

1. 车祸发生的时间及地点

2. 你所见到的车祸情况

3. 你对车祸原因的分析

An Eye Witness Account of a Traffic Accident

My name is Liming. I am studying at college. A week ago I saw a traffic accident, which is still vivid in my mind.

It was at about 9:00 on Saturday morning, June 15th, when I went out of the university to visit a friend of mine at another university. I was walking leisurely on the

7 sidewalk when I heard a loud crash of two vehicles just at the T junction about 10 metres away. Two taxis crashed together. It was a traffic accident.

I went up and found that the two taxis were badly damaged. Both hoofs were out of shape. One door of a car was knocked off and lying on the road. One driver was bleeding and another was shut in the taxi. Some people were trying to help the driver get out of the damaged car. One man was calling the traffic policeman station. A lot of cars were jammed on the road.

From the stopping track on the road, it is clear that the two taxis were driving too fast. But it is just one of the reasons. In my opinion, the taxi drivers are eager to take more passengers and make a little more money. On the other hand, both drivers don’t show concern for one another. Both of them wanted to run in front of another. Therefore, the accident is inevitable. So far, we should let the drivers keep it in their mind that a little slower, a little safer. Taking care of others’ lives means taking care of your own life.

2004.6真题

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition entitled A Brief Introduction to a Tourist Attraction. You should write at least 120 words to the following guidelines:

Your role: a tour guide

Your audience: a group of foreign tourists

Your introduction should include:

1. some welcoming words

2. the schedule for the day

3. a description of the place the tourists will be visiting (e.g. a scenic spot or a historical site, etc.)

You should make the introduction and the arrangements for the day clear to everybody.

A Brief Introduction to a Tourist Attraction

it ’s great honor to stay here with all of you for a whole day. Just as the old saying goes, “It is always a pleasure to greet a friend from afar”. I wish all of you to enjoy yourselves during this trip.

The following is a schedule of the day. The first spot we are going to visit is the Great Wall, the grandest fortification in ancient China. The next sight to look around is the Ming Tombs, which is one of the best preserved tombs for 13 emperors in Ming Dynasty more than three hundred years ago. In the afternoon, we will go for the Summer Palace, the royal park for Chinese ancient emperors.

Currently we are on the way to the Great Wall. Dating back to the seven century

B.C., the Great Wall is constructed by respective states for fortifying against invasion of neighboring states. By the reasons of long history and its length, it

8 becomes one of the eight wonders in the world and represents the highest wisdom and crafts. From the top of the Great Wall, we can enjoy a magnificent view of continuous, green trees and blooming wild flowers. It is no doubt that one says, “He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man”.

Above is my introduction to the Great Wall. If any of you have questions, please 2005.1真题

Part V Writing (30 minutes)

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a Campaign Speech. You should write at least 120 words and base your composition on the outline given in Chinese below:

1. 你认为自己具备了什么条件(能力、性格、爱好等) 可以胜任学生会主席的工作

2. 如果当选, 你将为本校同学做些什么

A Campaign Speech Today I am very glad to run for the president of the Students Union. I am junior in Chemical Department. Since I came into the university, I have always been the monitor of my class. I have done a very good job for my classmates, and my classmates and my teacher all give me a good praise. I am good at communication and organizing. And I like to help others. Moreover, I have a variety of hobbies, for example,playing basketball, playing football, playing table tennis, etc. I am sure that I am qualified for this position. If I become the president, I will try my best to do well. I will organize some suitable activities for you. I will do many things for you to reach your demands as well. I sincerely hope you will give me a chance, and please believe me that I will be a good president.

四、图表题

描写图表或数据的语句

1. In 1990, it increased/soared from……to……

2. By comparison with 1998, it decreased/dropped from……to……/ to / by……

3. The figure has nearly doubled, compared with / as against that of last year.

4. It has increased / decreased almost……, compared with……

5. The number is twice / 4 times / half as much as that of 1990.

6. It accounts for / takes (up) …percent of the total.

7. The number was…, less than / more than a half / third / quarter of the 1990 total.

8. There is a sharp rise/drop/turn.

9. The number reaches the top.

Changes in People’s Diet

1、state the changes in people’s diet(饮食)in the past five years

2、give possible reasons for the changes,

9 3、draw your own conclusions You should quote as few figures as possible.

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100%100%100%100%Total 21%20%20%22%24%Fruit and

vegetables

21%23%20%17%Meat

13%12%11%11%10%Milk

45%45%47%49%Grain 19901989198819871986

Changes in People’s Diet

Grain, as the main food of most Chinese, is now playing a less important role, while the proportion of some high-energy food, such as milk and meat, has increased.

have more money. The price of meat and milk is much higher than that of grain, so in the old days people couldn’t afford them. Now they have enough money to buy both meat and milk. Second, people nowadays pay more attention to the elements of their diet. They look for a well-balanced diet that will be good for their health.

there have been changes in people’s diet in the past five years because of financial and health reasons, and there will be further changes in the future.

2002.6真题

Directions: For this part you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic Student Use of Computers. You should write at least 120 words and base your composition on the outline given below:

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10 1. 上图(图略) 所示为1990年、1995年、2000年某校大学生使用计算机的情况, 请描述其变化

2. 请说明发生这些变化的原因(可从计算机的用途、价格或社会发展等方面加以说明)

3. 你认为目前大学生在计算机使用中有什么困难或问题

Student Use of Computers

Students tend to use computers more and more nowadays. Reading this chart, we can find that the average number of hours a student spends on the computer per week has increased sharply. In 1990, it has less than 2 hours; and in 1995, it increased to almost 4 hours, and in 2000, the number soared to 14 hours.

Obviously computers are becoming more and more popular. There are several First, computers facilitate us in more aspects of life. Also, the fast developments of the Internet enlarges our demands for using computers. We can easily contact with friends in remote places through the Internet. Besides, the prices of computers are getting lower and lower, which enables more students to purchase them.

However, there still exist some problems, such as, poor quality, out of date designs and so on. And how to balance the time between using computers and studying is also a serious problem.

Anyhow, we will benefit a lot from computers as long as we use them properly.

Statistics of Family Expenses in Shanghai

2. 分析产生这些变化的原因

3. 说明这些变化对个人和社会产生的影响?

As is shown in the table above, dramatic changes have taken place in family obvious change is in expense on food and clothing, which has dropped by 48%, while those on recreation, education and health care have increased respectively by 5%, l6% and l0%. Expenses on other things keep rising from 17% to 35%.The statistics of rise and fall seem to exist in isolation but are in fact closely related to one another. The most likely factors accounting for these changes are as follows:

Development in economy is the fundamental one. The increased income results in the lowering percentage of food and clothing. That is to say, a small percentage of the total income is enough to cover food and clothing expenses.

Another factor lies in the development of people’s concept. When people are well fed and well dressed, they begin to interest themselves in recreation and education.

11 These changes should also be attributed to social reforms. In the 1990 s, college education was not totally free as it was before, which also accounts for the rising expenses on education. Soon after, the government gradually stopped offering houses to its citizens without charges. People had to save a large proportion of their money for housing.

That ’s partly why the expenses for others doubled.As for the more expenses on health care, I figure there are two main reasons: the cancellation of free medical care and people ’s awareness of the importance of health. The changes reflect the development of the city and indicate that people are enjoying more.

其他范文

To Communicate by Letter or by Telephone

In the modern times, there are many ways for people to communicate, among which are telephone calls and writing letters. Some people prefer the former; others the latter.

Compared with the telephone calls, I like letter writing better, because letter writing is mush more personal than the telephone. Perhaps it is more practical and convenient to use the telephone in the business world, but you do need to write to some people who are intimate to you. On the one hand, when writing letters, you can take your time and fully express your ideas and feelings. In this way, you and

your friend will get closer emotionally. This can certainly not be achieved by using the telephone.

On the other hand, while people may soon forget what has been talked about on the phone, they can read letters again and again, enjoying the content as well as the everlasting friendship. One more advantage of letters is that they don’t disturb them. If a letter is from someone you don’t like, you can throw it away without being troubled in any way. Unfortunately, the telephone is our enemy in this aspect.

In short, I think if you have time, it is better to write letters to friends than making telephone calls.

Pollution Control

There are many cause of pollution. Let us have a look at some of them. First, there are so many cars in our cities, especially large ones. They give off waste, sometimes even poisonous gases. Second, many factories, such as papermaking ones, let their dirty water directly flow into our rivers and lakes. Third, farmers use more and more chemicals and pesticides. So, our fields are polluted.

Of course, these pollutions are harmful to our health. Some rivers have become undrinkable. Some polluted food or vegetables can cause cancer and if we breathe dirty air into our lungs, we may fall ill.

Now, some governments are taking measures to solve this problem. For example, our government is making a policy to punish the factories, which have made the Huai River very dirty. Also, our government is reducing the number of cars in Beijing. I think all these are very necessary. If we all work hard, this problem can be solved in

12 the future.

Computers

The computer is a wonderful machine. It is the most important invention in our modern time. Today it is used a great deal in many ways. In the future the computer will probably touch the life of every one, even people in remote villages.

Computers can do many kinds of work. For example, in big shops, information about the sale is put into a computer. During the night the computer works on the information from all the sales that day. The next morning, the manager has a report on everythin g that will soon be sold out. In scientific researches, a scientist can “ask” a computer some questions. This is almost like talking to another scientist.

In the past few years there have been great changes in computers. They now can do most of the things that people do, though most scientists have no idea about what computers of tomorrow will be like. Will they make life better, or will they bring suffering to people? People today have to decide how to use the computers of tomorrow.

Advertising Needs a Real Check

Advertisement is shown everywhere, in big shops, in narrow streets, in city centers as well as in the countryside, on radios as well as on TV screens. All the words used in advertising are charming and fascinating. They are attractive, but not all of them are based on facts. In order to sell their products more quickly, many businessmen use exaggeration, or, sometimes, cheating languages.

Thus, many problems can be caused by the disagreement between reality and advertising. People buy washing machines, but they don’t wash. People buy radios, but they don’t sing. A person with insomnia, it is said, bought and took some sleeping pills, but he was not drowsy at all.

Of course, the consumers would become very angry and they would go to law against the above merchants. Sometimes, things would become even worse. Some lives would be lost in the disputes.

To avoid these tragedies, we must take some measures. For example, the government should make some laws against the overstatement of some advertisements. If some producers boast too much we should also be on the alert against some false advertisements. Things will become better if we all do our best to correct this phenomenon in our society.

Job Interview

You may have a job interview first if you want to get a good job before graduation. For an interview, he may have a lot of interviewees to choose, and for an interviewee, he may also have many jobs to choose. Therefore, both the interviewee and interviewer should be careful about their decision.

Through the face to face talk, either the interviewer or the interviewee can know a little about each other. On the one hand, the interviewer will make the interviewee know something about the job such as the property, the working conditions, salary, welfare, etc. He may also ask him the reasons of applying for the job in order to know what he is. All these will help the interviewer to decide whether

13 he is fit for the job or not.

On the other hand, the interviewee will try to introduce himself in order to give the interviewer a good impression. He will make the interviewer get some idea of his educational background, ability, character, interest and viewpoint of the job. Remember you should have confidence in yourself. All these will help the interviewer to decide whether you are fit for the job or not.

In short, the job interview has great advantages for both the interviewer and interviewee.

Hobbies

Almost everyone has some kinds of hobbies. It might be collecting stamps or coins, growing flowers, keeping pet birds, fishing, hunting or painting, etc. He does what he likes to do in his spare time for enjoyment.

Some hobbies are valuable and beneficial while others not. For example, if you like swimming, that will do you good. It will make you healthier both physically and mentally. You will have a stronger heart, stronger lungs and you’ll have your mind refreshed. But if you like playing mah jong, you just sit there, playing everyday, sometimes even until midnight. That will be very bad.

Bad habits often lead to unpleasant results. For example, a friend of mine likes drinking alcohol too much; his wife quarrels with him almost every day. At last, he exhaustedall the savings in the family and it led to the family break up. Let’s keep good habits and get rid of bad ones.

Hobbies

Almost everyone has some kinds of hobbies. It might be collecting stamps or coins, growing flowers, keeping pet birds, fishing, hunting or painting, etc. He does what he likes to do in his spare time for enjoyment.

Some hobbies are valuable and beneficial while others not. For example, if you like swimming, that will do you good. It will make you healthier both physically and mentally. You will have a stronger heart, stronger lungs and you’ll have your mind refreshed. But if you like playing mah jong, you just sit there, playing everyday, sometimes even until midnight. That will be very bad.

Bad habits often lead to unpleasant results. For example, a friend of mine likes drinking alcohol too much; his wife quarrels with him almost every day. At last, he exhausted all the savings in the family and it led to the family break up. Let’s keep good habits and get rid of bad ones.

Life in the University

Life in the university is not as satisfactory as what we had expected. First of all, we are tightly bound by continual classes, excessive homework and exams; some students complain that we are becoming “exam machines”. Secondly, the teaching method is boring; instead of lecturing. Some teachers just “read ” lessons. Finally, living conditions need to be improved; and food in the dining hall is far from being attractive and tasteful.

In spite of all these adversities we still enjoy our life in the university. During the

14 four year university study, we cannot only acquire a lot of book learning, but also various activities, such as speech contests. Different social gatherings and dancing parties can provide opportunities to make friends; many of these friendships may last a long time.

In short, we should value our life in the university. Four years is only a short period when compared with our whole lifetime. In the university we become mature, and we prepare ourselves for the real world, although there is something unsatisfying, the four years in the university is a worthwhile period in our whole lifetime.

Studying Abroad

Attending schools abroad has many advantages. In the first place, by looking at our own country from the outside,we can clearly see the strong points and weak points of our nation and therefore widen our vision and broaden our minds. Second, while studying in a foreign country, we can travel widely, visiting famous scenic spots and making friends with the local people. Thirdly, we can use the foreign language in our daily life so that our ability in the second language may be improved quickly. But the most important thing in attending a foreign university is to get acquainted with the latest knowledge in science and technology and make use of the first rate facilities available. For all these advantages, it is really worthwhile to go abroad for education.

However, as everything has two sides, there are also some disadvantages in attending a foreign university. The most serious problem is the language barrier. Most of the students who are ready to go abroad do not have adequate proficiency in the language spoken there. Furthermore, the cost of living is much higher than that in our country, so most students have to find part time jobs in order to support themselves. Faced with these difficulties, many students find themselves unable to pay full attention to their studies and some students may even fail in their courses and learn little.

Salary or Interest

Upon graduation,virtually all college students will confront the problem of the career choice. It is truly a tough choice. Students’ opinions differ greatly on this issue. Some hold that priority should be given to their interest in jobs,but others take the attitude that salary is the most critical factor influencing their career choices.

As to myself ,I prefer the latter view. A well paid job exerts a tremendous fascination on a great number of people,with no exception to me. Although it might be impossible to measure the value of one’s job in terms of money,salary counts most when I choose my future career. In my view,our career choices largely depend on how and where we have been brought up. I come from a poor urban family and my parents were both laid off workers. In order to finance my tuition,they have been working hard over the past four years. As the only son in my family ,I have to shoulder the burden of supporting my family.In short ,salary is the first and only consideration in my choice of career.

15 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Mobile Phone

With the rapid economic development,the mobile phone has found its way into campuses and a host of students take advantage of this wonderful gadget to communicate with each other. This phenomenon gives rise to this question:What are the advantages and disadvantages of the mobile phone?

It is widely believed that it greatly facilitates students ’ campus life. Many instances could be found to support this type of opinion. A graduating student in our university bought a mobile phone in the course of hunting for his job. He told me that through the mobile phone he could easily keep in touch with the employer of the company he intends to work with and would not miss any opportunities.

However ,everything has both positive and negative facets. The mobile phone also has many disadvantages. For instance ,the ringing of the mobile phone often disturbs the teacher’s teaching and other students’ learning.

Personally ,the advantages of the mobile phone outweigh the disadvantages of it as long as we don’t interfere with others while using it.