Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay on
the saying “Help others and you will be helped when you are in need.” You can
cite examples to illustrate your views. You should write at least 150 words but
no more than 200 words.
Be Ready to Help Others
There goes a saying that “Help others and you will be helped when you are
in need”, which indicates a profound significance and value not only in our job
but also in our study. Hence, my views are illustrated as follows.
First and foremost, take finishing a job as an instance, one can't do all
the jobs and complete all the things by himself, and cooperation and a help are
needed. What’s more, to help others means to help ourselves. We can't live in
the world alone. When we help others in trouble someday, they will do us a favor
in return. On the contrary, if we don't offer a help for someone in need, we
won't get a help. Last but not least, helping others is not only a good quality,
but also a happy thing. We can get much happiness by helping others.
To sum up, just as a proverb goes, the rose's in her hand, the flavor in
mine. We should believe that the more we help others, the more benefits we will
get in our daily life.
The Importance of Mutual Understanding
As the saying goes, “Seek to understand other, and you will be understood.”
The simple saying tells us the importance of mutual understanding. As a matter
of fact, mutual understanding is not just a matter of importance, but also of
On the one hand, mutual understanding lays the foundation for all kinds of
interpersonal relationships. The world is full of diversity and people hold
different values and faith. Only when we understand each other can we put aside
the differences, get along well with each other and keep a long-term
relationship. On the other hand, mutual understanding can clear up
misapprehensions. Everyone has his own principle when dealing with things. It’s
unwise and unfair to judge a person’s behavior according to our own experience.
To avoid misunderstanding, we need to put ourselves in others’ shoes.
In conclusion, mutual understanding undoubtedly fosters all relationships.
Therefore, we should come to realize the importance of mutual understanding and
try hard to create a harmonious world.
When it comes to the issue of respects, a majority of people believe that
they will respect others in the condition that others show respect to them, and
others maintain that they only respect the stronger and richer persons. From my
own perspective, all men need to respect others and be respected.
To begin with, everyone is born to be equal. Regardless of one's
appearance, social status, health conditions and financial conditions, he has
the right to be respected as a member of the society. Moreover, respects, in
other word, esteems are crucial to an individual. In terms of Maslow's Hierarchy
of Needs, when we have solved the problems of surviving and safety, we are eager
to achieve the other three needs.
All in all, a healthy society contains respects of each other. A Chinese
saying goes, treat other people as you hope they will treat you. Therefore,
please show respects to other people and you will be respected.
No one has the exclusive way to success. Some say money. Some say love.
Others say a house, a car, a child, a degree from a top university—but all are
of these are only outward ways to show others that we’re successful. People
think that they must have these things before they can be happy, but Scott Achor
in “The Happiness Advantage” says that the opposite is true. Achor, who is a
professor at Harvard University and who has been teaching the “Happiness Course”
for fifteen years, recently wrote this book to show that happiness breeds
success, not the other way around. When I read it, it struck a chord with me and
I realized that truly positive, happy people always seem to love what they do
and who they are with. Even if times get tough, they don’t knuckle under. They
persevere and overcome all obstacles.
To me, the way to success is to figure out what you truly believe in and
love in life. You should write up a mission statement about how you can
contribute to the world by doing what is meaningful to you. Then, you should go
after your dream—no matter what it is or if it fits society’s version of a
successful reality. Set goals, divide them into specific tasks, learn what you
need to learn, do what you need to do and always keep the prize in mind. The way
to success is to have a clear vision of your future and know what will make you
happy. If you are doing what you love, with people that you care about, and
making a meaningful contribution to the world, you will not only be happy, but
you will be successful.
A test of spoken English will be included as an optional (component of the
College English Test (CET). Some people contend that it is absolutely necessary
to hold a test of spoken English in China because we have been told many times
that a Chinese student who has been learning English for years cannot
communicate with a native English speaker. Sometimes even those top students who
excel at grammar and writing skills find their English inadequate to express
their thoughts freely when speaking. A test of spoken English will bring the
importance of speaking English to the awareness of the college students, and
thus help them with their communicating skills.
On the other hand, there are also people who maintain that good reading and
writing skills would be enough for the average English learners. College
students are already under considerable pressure from their coursework. Another
required test will only add to their burden. Also, some students may take the
shortcut and only practice the questions according to the fixed format of the
test, which will not actually improve their spoken English.
I believe that a test of spoken English will do more good than harm. Since
China will continue its policy of opening and reform, the ability to speak
fluent English is a must for anyone who wants to surpass others in a highly
competitive society. Whether I take the test or not, I shall make all efforts to
practice my spoken English in the rest years in college.
January 12th, 2002
Dear Mr. President,
I’m very lucky to attend this world-famous university, but I’m afraid I’m
not content with the canteen service on campus.
Firstly, the quality of the dishes should be improved. Undoubtedly, there
are a lot of delicious dishes, but all the year round, they are the same. More
and more students are complaining about eating the same food each day. So I
think the most urgent problem is variety.
Secondly, the price is a bit too high. Many of us hope that the canteen can
provide us with not only delicious but also cheaper food.
Finally, the environment is so noisy that we can’t enjoy our meals in good
mood. I suggest that there be some soft music to help us relax.
These suggestions are not just of my own, but also of may other students.
We hope our respectable president will pay attention to our suggestions.
By the way, the canteen workers are very patient and always smiling. So I
think if our university offers them better conditions, they will offer us better
Nowadays ther are a lot of false advertisements in society. They have
caused many harms to society. Generally, their harms can be listed as
First, they exaggerate the functions of the goods they advertise and
mislead consumers. Second , some advertisements contain obscene contents and
bring about spiritual pollution. Third, they seriously damage the credit of
businesses because the shops which sell those goods will be distrusted and even
considered the conspirators of those advertisers by consumers.
Personally, I am usually vigilant against any advertisements and so I have
never been taken in. However, some people are credulous and are easily taken in.
Therefore, in my opinion, effective measures must be taken to ban false
advertisements and protect consumers' interests. First, all the advertisements
must be strictly censored by the authorities concerned before they are
published. Besides, severe punishment must be inflicted on those who publish
In conclusion, false advertisements must be eliminated in our society.
Different people have different views on firecrackers. Some people think
that firecrackers should be banned because they endanger people's lives and
social security. However, others hold that firecrackers houldn't be banned
because they will drive evil spirits and bring luck.
As to me, I am in favor of the first idea. The reasons are as follows.
First, addmittedly, letting off firecrackers will create an auspicious
atmosphere, but it will not really bring luck to let off firecrackers. Besides,
it is dangerous to let off firecrackers. It was reported that letting off
firecrackers causes a lot of accidents, fire, injury, and even death every
However,it is our traditional custom to celebrate an important occasion by
letting off firecrackers.How can we let off firecrackers whithoug causing
accidents? The possible solution is that the substitute for the firecracker
should be invented so that we can celebrate an important occasion whitout
During the period between 2003 and 2007, piratedsoftware users declined abruptly from 5000 to3000,while authorized users increased sharply from4000 to more than 10 000.
Several reasons can account for this phenomenon.
To begin with, compared with pirated software, authorized software can guarantee both highquality and good after-sale service.
Apart from that,authorized software is becomingcheaper and cheaper—
more and more people can afford them as a result.
However, there are still a number of people who buy pirated software, generally for tworeasons.
On the one hand, they take it for granted that pirated products are cheaper than authorizedones.
On the other hand, they don’t realize that their behavior will do great harm to the wholesoftware industry and national economy.