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 doing small things before undertaking something big. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
This drawing, apparently, can be linked to the critical significance of doing small things. In the picture, the youngster expresses his worries about “disposing of nuclear waste”. To his surprise, his father points at the dustbin, telling him that if he can empty the dustbin there, he can do anything.
The father means that if young people dream to achieve success, it is sensible for them to start with little jobs. Admittedly, in the present-day society, it is a common phenomenon for many teenagers to neglect tiny things in life, such as cleaning rooms, washing clothes and emptying dustbins. Why? The reason is that a growing number of young people find it rather useless to deal with these things. A typical example is the boy in the picture. Nonetheless, it is these small tasks that ensure youngsters to master sufficient knowledge, competence and experience. Actually, wise people in large numbers have come to recognize the significance of these small things. Doing small things brings us skills, arouses our passion for success and helps us to make progress.
As a college student, I am convinced that it is exceedingly necessary for young people to strengthen our comprehensive quality by doing small things. Accordingly, we should educate and encourage our friends and acquaintances to foster this positive awareness and habit. We, sparing no efforts to do so, may witness a hopeful and promising future of our work and study. Everyone should bear in mind that a big success originates from everyday small progress. （282词）
悲观/乐观 pessimism / optimism
勤奋 diligence n. / diligent adj.
耐心 patience n./ patient adj.
尊老爱幼 respect the old and care for the young
感谢 gratitude/ appreciation
成功无捷径 there is no shortcut to success
终身学习 lifelong study
幽默感 a sense of humor
身心健康 physical and mental health
奉献精神 the spirit of dedication
团队精神&合作 teamwork spirit & cooperation
社会公德 public morality
内心美 inner beauty
和谐社会 harmonious society