作文题目∶ On Illusion
Some people are committed to their dreams and workhard to achieve their goals. What is guiding them is a kind of illusion.Some people think that illusion is good for success while others argue that it is not sogood because it may get people unrealistic.As far as Iam conc erned,illusion is necessary in our life only if it is encouraging and realistic.
There are several reasons.First of all,,there is power in illusion. The illusion canlead pe ople to the path they want to go on and it gives us passion.We need to live each momentw holeheartedly,with all our senses so that we can find pleasure in the fragrance of backyard garden,the crayoned picture of a six-year-old,and the enchanting beauty of a rainbow.T he illsion can be enthusiasticlove of life that puts sparkle in our eyes,alilt in our steps an d smoothes the wrinkles from our souls.
Secondly,we are born with wide-eyed,enthusiastic wonder as anyone knows who ha s ever seen an infant's delight at the jingle of keys or the scurying of a beetle.Itis this chil dlike wonder and illusion that gives enthusiastic people such a youthful air,no matter how old they are.For example,the famous cellit Pablo Casals would start his day by playing Ba ch. Music,for him,was an elixir that madelife a never-ending adventure.As authorandp oet Samuel once wrote,"Years wrinkle the skin,but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the s Oul."
Lastly,people withillusions also love what they do,regardless of money or power or title.If we cannot do what welove as afull-time career,we can as doa part-time vocatio n,like the head of state who paints,the nun who runs marathons and the executive who
handcrafts furniture. We cannot afford to waste tears and energy and time on"might-have-beens".We need to turn the tears into sweat as we go after "what-can-be".
To sumup,God gives each bird its food,but he does not throw it into its nest.Where ver you want to go,just cherish your precious illusion and let your dream be realized.
Some people believe it is good for students to attend military training, while others are opposed to it. What's your opinion? Write an essay of about 400 words.
In the first part of your essay you should state clearly your main argument, and in the se cond part you should support your argument with appropriate details.In the last partyou sh ould bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or make a summary.
You should supply an appropriate title for your essay.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness.Failure t o follow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks.
There is no denying the fact that it has been a hotly debated topic whether students sho uld attend military training in China in the past years.Opinions on this issue dffer sharply.S
ome hold the positive view while others are strongly against it. Personally,Ibelieve it is esse ntial for students to attend military training.
First,to attend military training is a response to the call for a stronger national defense. Though we are ina relatively peaceful age, the danger of wars never really fades.Some West ern powers have never given up their attempt to overturn Chinese government and subject China to their manipulation.Therefore,every Chinese should bear in mind his or her duty to guard the nation against invaders. Military training among students is the most direct means to instill such awareness and familiarize young people with life in the troop.
Secondly, military training serves as an effective way to temper young people's willpo wer, develop their team-spirit and cultivate their sense of discipline.As a generation brought up ina peaceful and relatively well-offenvironment, youngsters today suffer a grave lack of willpower. Compared with previous generations, they are more prone to saying die in the fac e of difficulties or setbacks. Therefore,they can gain much through the trying drills of militar y training. Besides,the honor of a military group depends on the effort of each member, whi ch calls for supreme team-spirit, which is another quality that many current young people la ckas they are self-centered.Plus, perhaps there can be no other settings like the barrack tha t demands so much sense of discipline.In these senses, military training provides a perfect c hance for those high-fed, coddled and even spoiled youngsters to learn life lessons.
Last but not least, military training supplies a chance to build up students'bodies.Alth ough most youngsters are enjoying a higher standard of living nowadays than their previous generations, their physical conditions are far from desirable.
Those against military training may be worried by the assumption that a sudden increas e of intense physical exercise,especially during summer, may do harm to students' health and they may cite as evidence the deaths of some students during military training in the pa
styears.ButIshould point out that those deaths are absolutely exceptional cases and are pe rfect evidence that students need more such training.
To sum up,military training is not only a means to strengthen student's physique and willpower,but also an effectiveway to enhance their sense of national defense and foster th eir patriotism.Though it proves too muchfor afew students, we should not give up eatingf orfear ofchoking. The only thing weneed to do is totake measures toensure that theleast harm is done to the trainees.