My View on Over-Consumption
Some people are in favor of the idea of over-consumption. They point out the fact that Chinas rapid economic development has materially enriched the lives of ordinary Chinese people, and at the same time increased our demands as consumers. They also argue that the rising consumption helps drive economic growth.
However, other people stand on a different ground. They consider it harmful to consume more than what their family can afford. They firmly point out that the dogged pursuit for more accounts for our debts, anxiety, waste and overload. An example can back up this arguement: The American financial crisis caused by over consumption made the people of the world worse off.
There is some truth in both arguements. But I think the disadvantages of over-consumption outweigh the advantages. In addititon to the above-mentioned negative effects, the surging consuming demand threatens to exhaust our resources and spoil our environment.
To conclude, our government is advocating ideas of conservation-minded society and sustainable development. Whether due to sense of guilt about waste, or a simple desire to save money, we need to promote sustainable consumption.
On the importance of family background
Is family background very important? With the increasingly keen social competition, some people strongly agree to the issue. They believe that family background is a solid foundation for development. For example, the children can accept a better education, especially hunt for a good job by the time they graduated. It seems it’s easier to satisfy all the needs having the help.
Contrary to the standpoint, some people disagree but put more emphasis on one’s own efforts. To achieve success in life, they say, real ability and learning can word all the time, but family background obviously doesn’t.
As far as I am concerned, I give my vote to the latter opinion. It is undeniable that family background may provide some convenience to some extent. Nevertheless it cannot take the place of one’s efforts and persistence. Furthermore, only by cultivating our own core capability to improve our competition ability continually, can we stand firmly in competition.
With the gloomy prospect of returning to school, many students could suffer from post-holiday syndrome,which refers to a general feeling of depression before returning to campus life, which is caused by irregular lifestyles during the holiday.Symptoms include fatigue,lack of appetite and concentration,irritability and a feeling of helplessness.
Various reasons can account for it.But most important of all,a large number of students tend to overindulge themselves in eating,merrymaking and playing around during the holidays,which makes it difficult to adjust to their routine study schedule and life pace on the campus.
My suggestions to deal with this syndrome are as follows.First，exercising and sticking to a normal schedule over the holidays will make a difference and nip post-holiday syndrome in the bud.Besides,it pays to return a few days earlier before the semester starts.The early return seems to have kept the holiday blues at bay.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Post-holiday Syndrome Among Students.You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below.
1. Recently with the development /advance/progress of science and technology, the phenomenon of pets has aroused wide concern.
2. Nowadays, it is undeniable that pets has almost become the biggest concern of the present-day world.
比如：a part of citizens cling to the idea that keeping pets is beneficial to their daily life.
1. first, keeping pets can reduce the loneliness of many people ,especially the old and the children, who have to stay alone.
2. in addition, the pets are lovely, they can make you feel delighted when you go back to home.
比如：although the former is reasonable to some people, there are still these who claim that having animals at home is unacceptable.
比如：they are of the opinion that keeping pets should be banned.
1． On one hand, they will give rise to serious pollution, which exists not only at their onwers’family but also the public places.
2． On the other hand. Not only will they be responsible for some injuries to the innocent children but also lead to some terrible noise which can be horrible at night.
比如：Personally, I insist that keeping pets is a two-edged weapon which can be used for good or evil.
比如：I intend to stand on the side that pets is our friends, without them. We would witness a gloomy future.
In conclusion , it is high time we poured attention into the phenomenon—feeding pets.
Nowadays, there exists an increasingly serious problem. Fake advertisements have become a concern of the public.
Although there are countless illustrations arround us,the following one is sufficient. Not only on TV but also on newspapers can we find dozens of bad ads which are cheating the consumers.
Fake advertisements definitely have led to some consequences.
First and foremost, individuals may buy some bad food and drink. It is really unfavorable for their health. Besides, some old people like to buy medicine，Sometimes, which are harmful. Last but not least, the enterprise of fake advertisements can earn much illegal money. It will cause serious problems in government and the society.
To alleviate this problem, we are hoped to take effective measures.
On the one hand, the government must control a multitude of advertisement in media, and find out fake advertisement in them. On the other hand, people ought to learn how to identify fake advertisement. So fake enterprises cannot earn profits from individuals anymore.
Only in this way can we have a harmonious life.
City Problems Nowadays, millions of migrant workers flock into cities in search of jobs and better living. However, with the sharp rise in the urban population, many problems arise in the development of cities.
Firstly, cities become more and more crowded, putting much pressure upon transportation, housing, sanitation, education, employment and so on. City services and facilities have been strained to a breaking point. Secondly, a growing number of private cars emit huge amount of carbon dioxide, leaving the air mercilessly polluted. What is more, the city is also threatened by rising crime. Not a single day passes without the report of someone being robbed, kidnapped or murdered.
Last but not least, city-dwellers are not only separated from the natural world but also isolated from each other, even not knowing the name of their next-door neighbor.
All these problems have harmed the attractiveness of the city. Unless there is some improvement, more and more people may seek to live in the suburbs.
Should Retirement Age Be Postponed?
Based on a recent survey on the Internet, a majority of individuals admit that aging society willbring a variety of problems to their life. Along with the trend of longevity, it has become a trendfor people to debate whether it is wise to postpone retirement age.
Some people favor postponing the retirement age. In their eyes, it is this policy that enables theaging society to build up enough work-force. As a matter of fact, people in mounting numbershave come to realize this problem in an aging society. Even so, others hold a different view thatpostponing retirement age carries some risks. This policy can bring old people stress, but cannotarouse their enthusiasm for work, and cannot help them to enjoy their retirement pension.
I am convinced that we should balance old people interest and this aging society. Thus, if thoseseniors have enthusiasm for work, we should educate, advocate and encourage them to work andperform their tasks. If we try our utmost to do so, the future of old people life will be promising, hopeful and rosy.
should cet-4(6) be abandoned?
there has been a heated discussion about whether to keep the college english test band 4(6) in the universities. some people argue that the test has become an obstacle to the teaching of english on campuses, while others maintain that the advantages of the test outweigh its disadvantages.
as far as the first group of people are concerned, they give the following arguments. for one thing, many students spend most of their time preparing for the test, therefore their focus is not on learning english better but on getting a high mark. for another, many teachers don’t concentrate on how to improve the students’ abilities. they only care how many of their students can pass the test.
however, there are many people who believe the test should stay. to begin with, the test is the most effective way to measure how well the students have learned english. what’s more, we can come up with some ways to lessen the negative effect.
as far as i am concerned, each side is right in a certain way. we have to keep the test so students will have better motivation to learn english. however, we can’t attach too much importance to the scores of the test. after all, it is just a test, isn’t it?
On the Senior Empty Nests
For most senior students in universities, the last academic year has nothing to do with academics. To the frustration of professors, few courses are attended by students. And dorms are almost vacant with few lodgers. This kind of phenomenon, which has been called “Senior Empty Nests”, is common among universities of China.
Where have those absent senior students gone? Some lucky dogs have gone to their new jobs while the majority are still striving to get a job or engaging in their internship outside of the campus. The severe employment pressure has pushed senior students into employment market earlier. The anxiety of getting a job before graduation disturbs the restless mind of every student, which leads to skipping school of most students.
In my view, with senior students leaving campus earlier, their time of education has been reduced, which puts them in a disadvantaged position in the employment market. Students should start job hunting after finishing the courses of the last academic year. At the same time, the universities should provide career education for senior students.
Some people tend tostick to their positions all the time，as they think the longer one works in a particular field，the more skillful one will be at it.Some have been teachers all their lives.Some devote all their energy to scientific research.Such people love their work and turn out to be specialists in their own fields.They are usually high achievers.
Some are different.They are in the habit of job-hopping，for they always purpose what is new and stimulating.They never seem content with their present situations.They like to meetmore people，make more money and new acquaintances，so they hop from job to job.
As far as I am concerned，I am not in favour of constant job-hopping.I believe in a famous proverb，A rolling stone gather no moss.I want to be professionally strong.And I respect those who devote themselves to their affectionate jobs throughout their life.
Should Graduates Spend Much on Job Hunting?
Should Graduates Spend Much on Job Hunting? Nowadays college graduates spend more and more money on job hunting. According to a recent survey, almost every graduate spends some money on finding a job. And clothing, transportation, resumes producing and training expense are the main aspects that cost them a lot of money.
As to this phenomenon, different people have different views. Some say it is necessary for graduates to spend money in producing embellished resumes and buying suitable clothes, which can give interviewers a good impression and increase their chance of success. However, others dont think so. They argue that the high expenditure can increase their parents financial burden since most students have no regular income. Apart from that, the decorated resumes do little help to find a job because most HR managers pay more attention to skills.
In my opinion, there is nothing wrong for graduates to invest some money on job hunting. But they should bear in mind that it is their knowledge, skills as well as experience that matter a lot. So they must have a rational attitude toward what they should buy and how much money they should spend.