Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30minutes to write a short essay on the topicStudying Abroad. You should write at least 120words following the outline given below:
Nowadays, going abroad for studies is enjoying astriking popularity among adolescents. Importanceshould be attached to studying abroad.
There are a great many advantages of studying overseas. First and foremost, living andstudying abroad offers students a different perspective of the world. On a university campus,international students are likely to encounter their counterparts from various countries andareas and are exposed to diverse ideas and values. What is more, overseas experience is thebest opportunity for the real-life use of foreign languages. There is no better opportunity toimprove second-language skills than living in the country in which it is spoken.
Generally peaking, it is my view that although going abroad is expensive and perhapspainful, the payoff is worthwhile. In the first place, in addition to knowledge, overseasstudents can gain precious experiences that those who stay at home will never have.Furthermore, overseas experience, frustrating and painful as it may be, is conducive to thegrowth of adolescents.
Now more and more sons and daughters from one- child families are attending universities. They distinguish themselves as a new social group. This new generation have obvious advantages since they are brought up in favorablefamilycircumstances. But there also exist some weaknesses in the way they think, behave, in their sentiments and in their characters.
Though most of these college students are intelligent and fond of study, some are comparatively less capable of handling their social and living affairs. When they meet something unexpected, they don’t know how to solve it. Some, even phone home to ask what to do each time they run into any problem. They feel weak at knowing how to conduct themselves in college for this is the first time for them to live independently.
I think we should not blame all this on them. It is not their own faults to be like this because they’re inevitable products of certain times. We should sincerely help them be aware of their shortcoming and adjust themselves to college life and to the society.