一、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.
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 to 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 also 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.
二、毕业后干什么 What I Choose to Do upon Graduation
本文是一篇议论文, 文中第一段描述了大学生毕业之际面临对未来的选择, 列举数种意向作为背景, 引出主题“ 我的抉择”, 例证真实, 论点明确, 思路严谨。学习本文应多临摹其思路以及语言表达。
Upon graduating from the university, every student is faced with a big, practical problem, thatis, to make a choice for his/her future career. However, the choice varies from pe rson to person. Some students want to find jobs in joint ventures, desiring to earn more money. Many arepreparing for entering the gr aduate school, so they work hard to pass the entranceexamination. Also, there are unambitious ones who are indifferent to the choice of career andthink that any kind of job will satisfy their desire. Only a small number of students are at a losswhat to choose. As to me, I am determined to further my studies abroad and I am fullysupported by my parents.
I have many reasons for my choice. T he fundamental one is that in a developed country I canenrich my mind with most advanced profes sional knowledge in my speciality. I believe thatthe more I learn, the better equipped I will be with modern knowledge, and the more probablyI will succeed in my pursuit. Some people suggest that I work while studying. Well, that mightbe a good idea. However, I would like to see more of the world when I am young, and I thinkthree or four years study will undoubtedly benefit my whole life. In addition, I am sure that Iwill certainly have more opportunities to get a satisfactory job in future with the profoundknowledge I learn in graduate school abroad.
There are different opinions among people as to ____ .Some people suggest that ____.
There is an old saying______. Its the experience of our forefathers，however，it is correct in many cases even today.
Today, ____, which have brought a lot of harms in our daily life. First, ____ Second,____. What makes things worse is that______.