Directions： For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay about square dance. You should state the reasons and write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
On Square Dance
Nowadays, square dance has become a more and more popular exercise, especially among senior citizens. However, many residents who live around are annoyed by the loud music. Students preparing for important exams and employees who are exhausted after a whole day's tiring work are deeply affected.
People may have different opinions on this issue. Some people think it is necessary for senior citizens to give up the hobby for the good of most people, while others argue that senior citizens have the right to do something they like in public places. They are both right to some extent. From my point of view, the authorities, instead of forcing senior citizens to stop dancing, should do something that can meet everybody's requirements. For example, they can supply some shuttle buses which can transport senior citizens to a place where there are few apartments around. Besides, local communities can also organize leisure activities that create little noise.
In short, there are always some good ideas that can cater to all. After all, everybody has the right to live a happy and fulfilled life.
Directions： For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay about your opinions on the issue of heavy traffic. Your essay should include the influence of heavy traffic and measures to be taken to reduce heavy traffic. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
On How to Reduce Heavy Traffic
Nowadays with the increasing number of private cars, traffic has become from bad to worse. There are often traffic jams on the road, especially during the peak hours. Such heavy traffic has caused great damage to the environment.
Measures should be taken to reduce it. For one thing, the government should encourage citizens to reduce the use of private cars. For example, the authorities concerned can make public transportation more available by lowering fees, adding more public vehicles and opening up more lines. If public transportation is more convenient, citizens will choose it instead of private cars. For another, citizens should realize the grave consequences caused by heavy traffic and go to work by bike if they don't like public transportation as bike-sharing has existed in many cities, which makes cycling easier.
Since exhaust fumes are one of the causes of many environmental problems, such as the greenhouse effect and smog, all citizens should take more efforts to lessen the heavy traffic and to reduce emissions of exhaust fumes for the sustainable development of the environment.
Directions： For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay about your opinions on the importance of internships. You should state the reasons and write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
On the Importance of Internships
Nowadays more and more college students have chosen to be an intern for some time before they graduate. It is a natural phenomenon because internships are very important in the following ways.
First of all, internships can prepare students for the society. Students usually have less social experience as they spend most of their time studying. Internships are a good opportunity for them to develop their social skills. Secondly, internships allow students to put what they have learned into practice, which will help them to better understand their merits and shortcomings. Last but not least, internships are useful when it comes to hunting a job. Most companies would like to hire those who have work-related experience. Students who have internships on their resumes stand a better chance of finding a good job.
To sum up, internships are beneficial in more than one way. But college students should be careful in choosing an appropriate internship because some companies just want cheap labor in the name of internship. Students should ensure that their rights are guaranteed as an intern.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on smartphone addiction. Your essay should include the consequences of smartphone addiction and measures to be taken to keep away from smartphone addiction. You are required to write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
On Smartphone Addiction
Along with the coming of information era, smartphone has crept into our daily life and occupied all our scattered time. I have heard an adapted poetry, “The furthest distance in the world is not the distance between life and death. But when I stand in front of you, your eyes turn to your smartphone”. These lines poke fun at the group called “smartphone addicts”, who are totally addicted in the virtual world, turning a deaf ear to the world around.
Accustomed to the convenience brought about by the mobile phone, we cannot neglect the unfavorable consequences of smartphone addiction. For one thing, excessive dependence on mobile phone not only does harm to health but wastes a lot of time. For another, focusing on cellphone alienates our connection with our families and friends as well as weakens our communicative ability.
As far as I'm concerned, it is high time that we threw away the phone and raised our heads up. Do cherish everything around us and have a face-to-face talk with our relatives and friends. What's more, we should do more exercises and take part in real-life activities. Only when using the phone reasonably, can we realize the happiness of life.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on child slave. Your essay should include the reasons accounting for child slave and consequences that child slave may bring. You are required to write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
On Child Slave
With the improvement of the living standards and the change of individuals' consumption attitudes, parents spend more and more money on their children. Thus child slave is coined, which refers to young parents who have to spend a large part of their income on children. Nowadays, some young parents fall under the so-called child-slave category.
The reasons behind child slave vary. Financial burden is the first to blame. Prices are hitting the sky these days, resulting in the ridiculous upsurge of cost in raising a child. However, economic pressure is not the only reason responsible for this phenomenon. Blind comparison is the main cause for that. Young parents try their best to provide the best possible living and learning conditions for fear that their children will lose at the starting line, which fits in exactly with retailers' wishes.
If continuing, child slave may give rise to a host of problems. On the one hand, parents will suffer from great strain under the burden of raising a child. On the other hand, doting parents can spoil their children's life. Therefore, parents should put the mentality in a correct place and accompany the children's growth following the principle of moderation and rationality.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on post-holiday syndrome. Your essay should include the reasons accounting for post-holiday syndrome and ways to deal with post-holiday syndrome. You are required to write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
On Post-holiday Syndrome
Have you ever had a feeling of depression caused by fatigue, loss of appetite and irritability upon returning to school or working from holidays? If so, don't panic; you just suffer from the so-called post-holiday syndrome, a catchword which has caught our attention in recent years. As can be told from its symptoms, the syndrome has negative impacts on our life, work, study and health.
There are two main reasons accounting for post-holiday syndrome. To begin with, tracing the syndrome to its source, it is usually caused by irregular lifestyles and overindulgence in the holiday. Furthermore, psychologically speaking, we find it extremely hard to readjust ourselves to the regular schedule after throwing us into thoroughly relaxed lifestyle.
So what can we do to avoid post-holiday syndrome? In my opinion, the most effective way to nip the syndrome in the bud is to keep the same lifestyle during the holiday. Another approach to keep post-holiday syndrome at bay is to retain an optimistic and positive frame of mind, which can help us to stay away from negative moods.