For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay commenting on the saying "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever." You can cite examples to illustrate your point of view. You are required to write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The Importance of Asking Questions
Nowadays, it is common to see that people are active in showing their understanding of things. But when it comes to something that they are not familiar with, seldom do they reveal the ignorance. In fact, they are just afraid of looking like fools.
As far as I am concerned, coming up with a question is not necessarily a negative sign. To begin with, people don't have a question when they don't study at all, which means they are not thinking and just letting the days slip by. Another case is that people are actually pondering over some questions that they cannot find answers on their own. However, they choose to keep these questions in the dark for fear that someone else might know their weak points. In this way, they lose the motivation to think about and put forward questions day by day.
In brief, there is no need to hold back from asking questions. Just as the saying goes, "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based on the picture below. You should focus on the importance of being cautious about online comments and speech in the new media age. You are required to write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Being Cautious about Online Comments and Speech
As is shown in the cartoon, people are often aroused with the feeling of anger or sympathy in this new media age when abundant information just swells within sight. The picture vividly reveals that modern people tend to receive and believe what they get from the media and then react to it directly.
From my perspective, one should think twice upon receiving online comments and speech. To start with, online information could be ungrounded and fictitious just to impress and catch attention. For instance, rumors go around that a celebrity couple is expecting a baby. What's more, reports online could be one-sided, that is to say, they are providing incomplete information and seeing things from one angle. In this way, it is hard for the audience to judge right from wrong, especially when the public opinions lean towards one side.
As an old saying goes, "Better don't read if you believe everything you read." Likewise, one should make his own judgement based on real facts and experience in the era of information explosion.