Direction: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition entitled Asking for Leave of Absence. You should write at least 120 words according to the following guidelines:
Your name and role: Sam, a sophomore in English Class Two
Your Foreign Teacher＇s name: Ms.Riddle
Incident: you cannot come to her class for some reason
Task: write her a note, asking for leave of absence
Asking for Leave of Absence
To: Ms.Riddle, my dear Oral English teacher
From: Sam, a respectful sophomore student of yours in Oral English Class Two
Date: January 8,2005
Subject: Asking for Leave of Absence
I would like to know if I could ask for a casual leave of absence from your Oral English class this Wednesday morning.
Yesterday evening I got a phone call from my cousin, who is now running a small firm in suburbs of this city . He needs an interpreter for two days but cannot find the most reliable person, so he wants me to have a try. Personally, I regard this as a golden opportunity to put what I have learned in your class into practice, but I need your permission of absence . If you think I may go and help him get over the difficulty, I am confident that I ＇ll do a good job and both of us will grateful.
Direction: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition entitled On Power Failure. You should write at least 120 words according to the following guidelines(given in Chinese):
On Power Failure
Recently, every morning when I wake up, I find my air-conditioner automatically turned off . I didn＇t understand why at first, but soon I learned that there was a great shortage of electricity supply in our city C my air-conditioner turned off because of a power failure midnight.
With the rapidly developing industry and the ever-increasing population, demand for electricity supply is soaring. Besides, summers in recent years are much hotter than before, so most working places and households are air-conditioned, which consumes additional electricity.
Face with such a hard nut, we have to find ways to crack it . Above all, in western areas China, there is surplus of electricity supply. So, cities that are thirsty for electricity may ask for remote help. Then,when we have electricity, we should remember to save it . Set your air-conditioners at 27C and you won＇t feel less comfortable than when they are at 26C . In fact, some factories already shift their working hours to avoid the peak time of electricity consuming. My parents don＇t work from Monday to Friday as before C they work form Saturday to Wednesday and have the following two days off instead. This is also a way out, isn＇t it?