Firstly，the ever-increasing population is a leading cause of water shortage. As populations increase, the demand for water grows accordingly.
secondly, people everywhere waste water without even realizing it: showers last too long， taps are left running and so forth.
Last but not least, the industrial production will cause water contamination and it will also decrease the existing water resources further more.
In view of the seriousness of the problem, effective measures must be taken before things get worse. For one thing, it is essential that laws and regulations be worked out and enforced impose a heavy penalty on those who waste or contaminate waster deliberately. Secondly, a large-scale education campaign should be launched to inform the public of the significance of economizing on water. With these measures taken, it is reasonable for us to believe that this problem can be perfectly solved in the near future.
water shortage is still a serious problem threatening the existence and survival of the whole human being, and yet the phenomenon of wasting water can still easily be found anywhere in our daily life. For example, water taps are frequently left on by careless users. Someone even assumes that they have the right to waste water because they pay for it so that it has nothing to do with others. In fact, so precious is water that we cannot afford to waste it. Water resource is indispensable not only in our daily life but also in the industry and agriculture. And water is the wealth of the whole mankind, and it is hard to imagine what the world would be like when there is no more water.
Even though an increasing number of people have become aware of this emergency, further measures still need to be taken. On the macro level, the whole world should make a joint effort to fight against waste of water. On the micro level, publicizing activities, such as broadcasting wonderful ways on how to save water on TV and other media, should be conducted. To store water means to store happiness and only by saving water can we save a better life for our offspring.
Go to Work or Become A Postgraduate? 工作还是考研?
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Go to Work or Become A Postgraduate? You should write at least 120 words following the outline given below.
[l]Many college students face a dilemma when graduating. They do not know whether they should go for a job or further their study as a postgraduate.
On the one hand, if they choose to work, they can enjoy economic independence immediately. But the starting salaries they receive can be very small, sometimes even lower than those of blue collar workers. On the other hand, if they get higher degrees, they will become more competitive than most graduates and their starting salaries can be higher. However, the job choices left to them may be fewer than those they had as graduates.
In my opinion, the decision actually depends on each individual's practical situation. If one wants to pursue further academic achievements and makes sure that he can benefit a lot from a master degree, further study is a better choice. But if his family's economic conditions do not allow him to do so, or postgraduate study contributes very little to his competitiveness, he'd better prepare his resume as early as possible.
口dilemma n.两难，困境 口go for选择
口further one's study继续深造 口economic independence经济上的独立 口starting salaries起薪 口blue collar worker蓝领工人
口each individual每个人 口practical situation实际情况
口academic achievement学术成就 口master degree硕士学位
口economic conditions经济情况 口contribute to...对„„做出贡献
1.„face a dilemma when... They do not know whether they should... or„ (说明两难困境句型)
2. In my opinion,„actually depends on each individual's practical situation (引出观点句型) 在我看来，„„实际上取决于每个人的实际情况。
One of the most important problems a young person faces is deciding what to do. There are some people, of course, who from the time they are six years old “know” that they want to be doctors or pilots or fire fighters, but the majority of us do not get around to making a decision about an occupation or career until somebody or something forces us to face the problem.
Choosing an occupation takes time, and there are a lot of things you have to think about as you try to decide what you would like to do. You may find that you will have to take special courses to qualify for a particular kind of work, or you may find out that you will need to get actual work experience to gain enough knowledge to qualify for a particular job.
Fortunately, there are a lot of people you can turn to for advice and help in making your decision. At most schools, there are teachers who are professionally qualified to give you detailed information about job qualifications. And you can talk over your ideas with family members and friends who are always ready to listen and to offer suggestions。