Directions：For this part，you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on innovation/ creation/ invention. Your essay should include the importance of innovation and measures to be taken to encourage innovation/creation/invention. You are required to write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
In the era that is full of competition and challenges, the issue of how to be innovative has been brought into focus. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Thomas Edison, a famous inventor, once put it that way. And I totally agree with him.
According to Edison, one can only achieve a hundred percent success by both hard work and the creation elicited by the inspiration. In other words, being creative or innovative is an essential quality for people to succeed. Besides, it is the unceasingly up-coming innovations that have actually promote the progress of human beings.
There are several ways to be innovative. To start with, one should learn to break the rule. The rule is used to regulate people’s behavior and to make everything in order. Nevertheless, new things do not always follow the old routines for their unique qualities. Thus, to create something new, you have to be brave enough to ignore what is old. Furthermore, it is vital that a creative person should adopt a sharp sense in the new trend in this fast-changing society. Living only with familiar things can trap oneself in the comfort zone which may gradually result in a dull and lazy mind. In that case, nothing new will ever come up to shine up his or her boring days. Only by being exposed to trendy and fashionable things as well as ideas can one really be on the right track of being innovative.