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  A. Study the following picture carefully and write an essay in 160-200 words.

  B. Your essay must be written clearly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (20 points)

  C. Your essay should meet the requirements below:

  1) describe the following picture and interpret its meaning

  2) and point out its implications in our life


  In the thought-provoking picture, a young man is sitting on the chair in an autobus that is allocated specially for the old, the weak, the pregnant, the disabled, children and the like. Regrettably, he simply neglects the pregnant lady standing just beside him with great efforts. The scene will set ordinary citizens to think seriously about the nation’s painfully declining moral climate.

  Some of this can be attributed to the lack of morality, a problem shown particularly in the younger generation. Their sense of moral standards seems to be withering although their material comforts have been considerably enhanced. What makes matters even worse is the fact that such misdeeds as spitting, picking flowers in public gardens or making noises in public places are becoming so pervasive that they are likely to be taken for granted by the public. With today’s worsening morality, social bonds have been weakened, replaced by a greater emphasis on self. That is why new ideas must come forward to improve the nation’s moral climate though the challenge cannot be underestimated.

  Moral decline will not be reversed until we find new ways to improve our moral standards. For adults, we can make use of every chance to remind young people of the importance of good manners, both as a competent citizen in modern society and as a model for them to follow. Only in this way can the moral climate of our nation be improved, and we sincerely wish that the young man in the picture could realize that he has sit on a “wrong” seat.





  Study the following bar chart carefully and write an essay in which you should

  1) describe the bar chart,

  2) state the meaning and

  3) put forward your position.

  You should write about 160-200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (20points)


  As is obviously revealed in the bar chart above, over the past seven years (1998—2004), the proportion of free blood donation in clinical blood collection has been climbing and rocketed to over seventy percent in 2004, which is a welcome development to our whole society.

  The implied meaning of the bar chart above can be illustrated as follows. To begin with, the increasing percentage indicates that great changes have taken place in terms of people’s spiritual civilization. Most people want to make contribution to our society in one way or another is a way to realize self-value. The spirit of selflessness is more pervasive than ever before. What’s more, the statistics betray that modern people, especially the young, have a better understanding of medical knowledge. Most people have abandoned their old idea that blood donation is most harmful to human body. In one word, our spiritual progress and rich medical knowledge have resulted in such a positive result.

  In may view, effective measures should be taken to encourage free blood donation. First of all, a nation-vide education campaign should be launched to spread the necessity and knowledge of free blood donation. Besides, should be set up to protect those who donate blood. Only in this way can we create a harmonious and healthy society. (234words)





  Study the following two pie charts carefully and write an essay entitled The Changes in College Students’Ways of Spending Vacations. In this essay you should:

  (1) interpret college student’s ways of spending vacations in 1980 and2004,

  (2) analyze possible reasons for the change, and

  (3) your comments about the change.

  You should write 160-200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2.


  As is clearly shown by the two pie charts, from 1980 to 2004 the students who go traveling and do social practices during vacations increase greatly while those who stay at home decrease a lot. For instance, in 1980, only 9% of the students took advantage of their vacation time to do social practice, but its percentage has been more than tripled in 2004. Obviously, great changes have taken place in the way that college students spend their vacations.

  Considering these changes, we can find there are possibly three main reasons. Firstly, with the fast development of economy, many people have become rich, which makes it possible for more students to go traveling. Most parents tend to support their children to travel financially. Secondly, the reason lies in the fact that the boom of tourism has made traveling attractive and, also, modem transportation has made it easier for students to go out to travel. The travel agencies not only provide historic sightseeing but also cultural as well as educational tour around China. What is more important, the fast changing society has raised higher requirements for college graduates. The authorities of Chinese university or college have been encouraging their students to do social practices in the hope that college students would broaden their view to know more about the society and become more adaptable to the future work after they graduate. Therefore, more students go out traveling or doing social practices during the vacations.

  As a college student, I think the charts reflect the exciting progress on the college students’ thinking patterns. We have become much mature to realize how to spend our vacations meaningfully and practically. Form the changes in the charts, it is easy for us to predict that more and more college students will walk out their home and throw themselves into more various vacation activities.




  A Letter to Citizens of Beijing as to Improving Involvement in Preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games.

  Dear Countrymen

  I am writing the letter to call on all people in Beijing to perk up and do more work for the coming 2008 Olympic Games. As a common citizen here in the capital of our great motherland, I jumped over joy when news came saying we won the competition for hosting the great games, the first in our history.

  But after a month-long excitement, I started to think about the question: What can I do for the huge project? I had been left with helplessness for all the past months, like many people did. But now I came up with some ideas that might attract you and equip us all with sufficient confidence.

  Maybe I would be too old to be a volunteer in 2008, but I will start studying English, and two of three of other foreign languages if possible, to be able to communicate with friends from all corners of the world. We could have been making Beijing an international city in the proper sense of the word. Apart from that I will try to understand modern concepts about making a city, and a country, more beautiful, for example, environmental protection, community construction, city planning, and above all, the quality of being a citizen in the modern metropolis, and make positive efforts to put them into practice.

  Actually, we will not be making preparation for preparation’s sake. After 2008, I have all the reasons to be optimistic that Beijing, and our country, will be taking a strong position in the powers of the world.

  Please join me in the action and extend our excitement into a spirit that dares any possible difficulties!Thank you!

  Best wishes to Beijing and our country,

  Zhong Guan

  (A common citizen of Beijing)








  I am writing this letter to express my regret…

  I am writing to apologize for…

  I would like to give you my apology for…

  I am very sorry to say that…

  I must apologize about (not) doing sth…

  Please accept my sincere apology for…

  I am writing to say sorry for…

  I am terribly sorry, but…


  Once again, I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  Please allow me to say sorry again.

  Hope you can accept my apologies and understand my situation.

  I sincerely hope that you will be able to think in my position and accept my apologies.

  I want to let you know how regretful I am feeling now.

  I am sorry that I can’t… and trust that you will be able to understand.



  One of your pen pals will shortly be visiting your city. For some reason, you can not manage to meet him at the airport on time. Write a letter:

  1) explaining why you cannot meet him at the airport,

  2) asking him to wait for you at the airport, and

  3) telling him how to identify you.

  You should write with no less than 100 words on Answer Sheet 2. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use “Li Ming”instead. You do not need to write the address.


  Dear Martin,

  I am looking forward to your visit. Just think, after all these years of writing to each other, we will finally have the chance to meet! However, I am sorry that I will not be able to meet you at the airport as soon as you arrive.

  The reason is that your flight will arrive early in the morning, and the earliest I can get To the airport will be about an hour after you land. Please wait for me in the arrival lounge. You should be able to have breakfast there while you wait.

  By the way, as we have never met I must tell you how to recognize me. I am of medium height and have a small moustache. In addition, I will be carrying a copy of the morning newspaper tucked under my left arm.

  Looking forward to our meeting.

  Yours sincerely,

  Li Ming






  I am writing to extend my sincere gratitude for...

  I am writing to express my thanks for...

  I am writing to show my sincere appreciation for...

  I would like to convey in this letter my heartfelt thanks to you for...

  I feel deeply indebted to you and I really don't know how to thank you enough for your help.


  I must thank you again for your generous help.

  I am most grateful for your selfless donation.

  My true gratitude is beyond the word's description.

  I feel most obliged to thank you once more.

  Please accept my gratitude, now and always.



  After being involved in an accident, you were looked after by another person. Write a letter:

  1) mentioning what happened in the accident,

  2) telling the person about your recovery, and

  3) expressing your thanks.

  You should write with no less than 100 words on Answer Sheet 2. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use "Li Ming" instead. You do not need to write the address.


  Dear John,

  I am writing to thank you for looking after me after that unfortunate accident the other day, when I was knocked off my bike by a taxi. If it had not been for your assistance in giving me first aid and taking me to a nearby hospital, I fear that the consequences might have been much more serious.

  The doctor says that my broken leg is healing well. In addition, the taxi company has agreed to pay my hospital bills. Everyone agrees that it was your quick-witted response in that Emergency that has led to this satisfactory outcome.

  Although nowadays many people talk about the need to be unselfish and to help others, we see very few people practicing what they preach. But you showed by your actions that you are an exception.

  Yours sincerely,

  Li Ming



  I am writing in reply to…

  I would like to suggest that…

  I am writing with my suggestion proposal about…

  I am writing to express my views concerning…

  You have asked me for my advice with regard to…and I will try to make some conducive suggestions.


  I feel that it would be beneficial if…

  I would like to suggest that…

  I would recommend that…

  If I were you, I would…

  You may consider doing…

  It would seem to me that you could…

  As you may agree that…


  I hope you will find these suggestions/proposals/recommendations helpful/practical/ useful.

  I trust you will take my suggestion into account.

  I would be more than happy to see improvements in this regard.

  I would be ready to discuss this matter to further details.



  You have a friend who is about to enter university, and he wants you to advise him on which subject to specialize in--history, in which he is very interested, or computer science, which offers better job prospects. Write a letter:

  1) explaining what he could do,

  2) why he could do this, and

  3) wishing him luck with his studies.

  You should write with no less than 100 words on Answer Sheet 2. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use “Li Ming” instead. You do not need to write the address.


  Dear John,

  You asked for advice concerning whether you should study history or computer science at university. I will try making some suggestions.

  University is preparation for your career. You should consider studying a subject which will best equip you to earn a living. Computer science offers more job opportunities than history. We are now in a high-tech age. For the foreseeable future, it would be necessary for everyone to be equipped with computer skills merely to earn a living!

  Of course, you don't have to devote all your time at university to studying computers and nothing else. I would recommend that you continue reading of history in your spare time. That way, you will find that your leisure hours are enriched while you prepare yourself for a worthwhile career in computer science.

  Whatever you decide to do, good luck with you studies!

  Yours sincerely,

  Li Ming









  I am sorry to disturb you, but I have to...

  I am writing this letter to report the loss of my... when I...

  I am writing this letter to request your assistance in finding my... which I have lost during the stay with your hotel.

  I hope it will not be too much trouble for you to help me finding my suitcase which I have lost due to carelessness.

  I am writing this letter to see if it is possible for me to have my camera back.


  I would really appreciate it if you could...

  I would be grateful if you could...

  I also suggest that the lost bag be sent to... if possible.

  Thank you for your help.

  I am looking forward to your reply.



  You have just spent a weekend staying at the Lilo Hotel in Adelaide. When you get home you find that you have left a bag at the hotel. Write to the manager of the hotel:

  1) giving any relevant information about the bag and its contents

  2) asking the manager to contact you immediately if the bag is found and

  3) telling him/her how the bag can be sent to you.

  You should write with no less than 100 words on Answer Sheet 2. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use "Li Ming" instead. You do not need to write the address. (10 points)


  Dear Mr. Simpson,

  I stayed in your hotel on 23rd and 24th of October, in Room 603. When I arrived home, I discovered that I had left one of my bags at the hotel. Could you please check to see if my bag has been found?

  The bag is a small black leather case. Inside the bag, you will find several business cards, a small address book, and three copies of a business proposal. These things are not very valuable in monetary terms, but they have a lot of personal value.

  I would appreciate it if you could contact me as soon as possible, particularly since I need the proposal for a presentation. If you could send the bag to me by courier service, I would be most grateful. I will arrange to pay for the service.

  Thank you for your help.

  Yours sincerely,

  Li Ming




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