Directions： For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then express your views on the importance of personal credit. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
How did you handle it when your kid asked you that embarrassing question, “Daddy, what's your credit score?”
On the Importance of Personal Credit
A thought-provoking question is raised in the picture that how we handle the embarrassing question when our kids ask us about our credit score if we have a bad credit report. With the popularity of credit card in modern society, we must pay high attention to our personal credit to avoid such an embarrassing question.
Firstly, personal credit report is a mirror of our honesty and credibility, which is of great significance for us to gain a foothold in society since nobody will believe a liar. Secondly, we should set a good example for our children. As the famous saying goes, there is no job more important than parenting. Paying off the credit card on time is a living example to teach our kids how to be a responsible man. In addition, a good credit record could bring us some benefits and convenience, such as an efficient loan when we are in need.
A small credit card mirrors a big world. Never belittle your personal credit because it really matters.
Directions： For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then express your views on knockoffs. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
My Views on Knockoffs
As is vividly depicted in the picture, the bears are painted to look like pandas. This picture reminds us of a social phenomenon that China is now suffering from an overflow of various knockoffs in the market.
Various knockoffs are so widespread in our market that almost everybody has frustrating experiences of buying them. Then, what should we do? In my view, it's our obligation to support authentic products and fight against knockoffs. The reasons are as follows. Firstly, we should support ingenuity and originality as well as authentic products, which are based on creativity. Secondly, knockoffs represent plagiarism in design and production. Thirdly, support for authentic products and fighting against knockoffs can help form a fine competitive atmosphere in our society so as to promote the comprehensive progress of the industry and the society.
In conclusion, we have every reason to fight against knockoffs and support ingenuity and creativity.
Directions： For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay based on the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then discuss the changes in lifestyle caused by the advances of technologies. You should give sound arguments to support your views and write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
The Technological Advances and the Changes in Lifestyle
In the picture, we can tell a gradual change of writing tools ranging from the brush to the pen and then to the computer with the handwriting growing poorer and poorer. This is the epitome of people's changes in lifestyle caused by the advances of technologies.
As is obviously demonstrated, the development of technology is a double-edged sword. It cannot be denied that people's life becomes more convenient and comfortable with the emergence of new and advanced technologies. However, modern technologies have also caused some negative impacts, which cannot be ignored either. In fact, some people are confined by technologies to a mechanical cage where they use machines at work and live like an ever-running machine, stiff and inflexible.
Therefore, to live a healthy life, people should make full use of the benefits brought by the technological advances and preserve the essence of the previous lifestyles.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then express your view on helping others. You can cite examples to illustrate your point. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Don't Be Mean With Your Help
The cartoon meeting our eyes is quite worrying and thought-provoking, in which a not harmonious scene is depicted vividly. Just as what we can see from the picture above, a drowning man is signaling for help. A boy is about to give his aid when another man stops him and asks him “Have you thought of the consequences of helping him?” Helping others has always been a virtue in traditional Chinese culture. But nowadays it is strange that people dare not offer help to those in need.
Why, in this prosperous society, are people in China more reluctant to help others? It forces us to rethink whether we should help others regardless of any results. Admittedly, there are cases that help-givers are successively reported to be falsely identified as offenders, which makes common people become more risk-conscious and unwilling to offer their help.
Nevertheless, helping people in need should be advocated since it is always considered as a traditional virtue. To prevent such a tragedy as above from happening, efforts should be made for the benefit of those rescuers. Only in this way can we be sure that everyone in our society will be ready to help people in need.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then express your view on the way to show our love for our parents in return. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
How Do We Show Our Love for Our Parents in Return?
As can be seen in the picture, one boy remembers his own birthday and his friend's birthday; the other boy even knows his idol's birthday. Ironically, both of them forget their parents' birthdays. Our parents have done much for us since we were born. They give us lots of love and care, but we don't care for them enough. This picture reminds us that we should do something to show love for our parents in return.
What can we do to repay our parents? Firstly, we should talk with them as much as possible. It's said that parents today always feel lonely, so it's important for us to communicate with them. Secondly, doing housework at home seems to be a great chance to show our love. To do some housework not only relieves our parents' burden but also shows our gratitude for what they have done for the family. Finally, we are supposed to have a good future. The harder we work, the better results we'll have. If we make certain achievements, they'll be proud of us.
Parents' love is the most unconditional and thus the greatest love in the world. If we spend more time taking care of our parents, love will be always around them.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then express your view on the value of labor. You can cite examples to illustrate your point. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The Value of Labor
Nowadays, children are too lazy to do housework at home unless they are given pocket money. Just as the girl in the picture above, when her parents ask her to do household chores, she says, “Pay me, or I'll never do that!”
Simple as the picture is, the meaning it conveys is profound and thought-provoking. With many children being spoiled too much, their independence is gradually taken away, which in fact does great harm to their growth. Thus, it is necessary for children to realize the value of labor. For one thing, by doing housework, children will understand how hard it is for their parents to support the family, which in turn will urge them to make even greater efforts in their study. For another, doing housework contributes to cultivating children's sense of responsibility, and also helps them harvest the joy of labor. Last but not least, doing housework can develop the ability to stand on their own feet, which will benefit them in the whole life.
In view of the facts mentioned above, I strongly recommend that those who are not in the habit of doing housework start doing something immediately. Your parents will be pleased, and at the same time you will benefit a lot from it.