i'm glad you'll come to beijing to learn chinese. chinese is very useful, and many foreigners are learning it now. it's difficult for you because it's quite different from english. you have to remember as many chinese words as possible. it's also important to do some reading and writing. you can watch tv and listen to the radio to practise your listening. do your best to talk with people in chinese. you can learn chinese not only from books but also from people around you. if you have any questions, please ask me. i'm sure you'll learn chinese well.
hope to see you soon in beijing.
my home town
my home town is a beautiful place. it stands beside a wide river and is rich in fish and rice.
but in the old days it was a poor and backward little town. many people had no work. they lived a hard life.
in 1949 my hometown was liberated. since then great changes have taken place there. the streets have been widened. factories, schools, hospitals, cinemas and theatres have sprung up one after another. the life of the people is greatly improved.
i love my hometown. all the more i love its people. they are working hard so as to make it still richer and more beautiful.
you’re so busy every day that you don’t pay much attention to your health. i’m worried about your health all the time. i’d like to give you some suggestions. i hear walking is the best sport. your company isn’t far from home, is it? why not walk to the office? you’d better take exercise at least once a week, such as playing tennis in the gym. going to swim is also a nice choice, too. what’s more, it’s necessary to have healthy food. try not to stay up too late. having enough sleep can help your brain work better.
dad, please accept my advice. i really wish you healthy!
your loving son (daughter)
doing sport builds up our body strength and reduces diseases.
though we lead a better life, our health is becoming worse now. so "exercise one hour a day，keep illness away" has been raised by the government.
at noon or after school we play ball games, swimming and running. look!the playground seems smaller because lots of students are playing on it.the school life has become colorful and we are energetic.as a result we study harder and better.
the sunny sports has brought an exciting change to us. let’s keep on doing it.
olympics and i dear friend,
i have a great news to inform here. through long efforts, beijing has been granted the right to host 2008 olympic games. as a resident in beijing, i feel quite excited and like to share with you my happiness.
this success means a lot more than a game to me. in the first place, this games will definitely promote the development of our economy. according to a recent survey by some experts, this games will raise our gdp by about 3%, and offer about 10,000 jobs. what’s more, our culture will be widely recognized and accepted all over the world through the games. people will come over from every corner of the world, and experience chinese culture in every aspect. besides, through the games, our living environment will be greatly improved. for example, the public transportation system will be up-dated. moreover, it’s known that more trees will be planted, and grassland will be considerably expanded.
my friend, i really look forward to the coming of this great games. as an individual, i’m all ready to offer my help in any way i can. i also hope to invite you all to come here, and watch the games in 2008.
career or family: which is more important?
when asked about their opinion of career and family, people always respond differently. some people deem it more important to pursue their career, while there are always other people who argue that family should be the number one in one’s life.
it goes without any question that career plays a key role in our life. in the very first place, career can give us an aim to live on. without career, much of our living time will be certainly wasted. what’s more, career can provide us with a means to live on. most of the people earn their income from a job. on the other hand, family is also an indispensable part of life, as many people will admit. family is always regarded as a place where we can escape from troubles in life. in addition, we can obtain a sense of belonging to from family. without it, anyone will feel lonely and desperate.
in my opinion, career and family are not in opposition to each other. rather, they can enhance each other so that one’s life can become better and better. therefore, it’s not a choice between right and wrong, but one between ideal and practical.
tourism in china
recent years have seen a tendency in china that tourism is growing faster. according to a recent survey made by some experts, about 47% urban residents travel regularly, and 28% rural residents also make their tour across the country. the survey also shows that more people are interested in tourism, and will join the army in the future.
facing this tendency, we can’t help exploring some underlying factors that are responsible. in the very first place, with the policy of reform and opening up, chinese people’s living standard has been greatly improved, and therefore, most of them can afford to travel around. what’s more, it is believed that people now take a more positive attitude to tourism, and regard it as a life style. in addition, tourism facilities are becoming better and better. for example, transportation develops fast, and many scenic spots are available now.
what a disaster(灾难)!so far,it's reported that more than 60,000 people died in the sichuan earthquake.what's more, millions of people there have become homeless.and they are still in the danger of illness and other difficulties. anyway, thanks to all the kind people, in and abroad,the situation has been changing well.but we still work hard at it,especially to build houses for those homeless people and cure the injured people.
what can we do now? besides doing our own job well,we can donate money to them.we firmly believe that with the party and the government's strong leadership, and with the people of all nationalities throughout the country to aid,this earthquake relief will be a victory!
recently, we have made a survey of the people on physical training. only 35 percent of the people surveyed have taken part in physical activities.
over half of the people say they haven’t got enough time to take exercises. 34.9 percent of them complain they don’t have places where they can relax themselves and that there are not enough training facilities, while another 12.9 percent of the people feel that they live too far away from the training centers. some of them even don’t know how to train.
for lack of physical training, many people are not in good health. people should realize the importance of it, and measures should be taken to provide people with training facilities.
the average family income in our kangming city increased from 8,000 yuan per year in 1998 to 20,000 yuan in 2008. in the meantime, the structure of the average family expenses has changed, too. these graphs show the change clearly.
the biggest part of the average family expenses is housing. in 1998, the average family spent 25 percent of its income on housing. in 2880, expenses on housing rose to 42 percent. food and drink are the second biggest part of the average family expenses. in 1998, about 18% of the average income was spent on this item. in 2008, the figure grew to 30%. as a result of such increase in the expenses on housing and food, expenses on other items have been reduced from 57% in 1998 to 28%in 2008.
thus, a conclusion can be drawn that as income increases, people can improve their living step. but still the average family has to spend a large part of income to meet the basic needs.
而一般家庭开支的最大部分是住房。 1998年，平均每个家庭花费了其对房屋的收入百分之25。在2880，关于住房支出上升到百分之42。食品和饮料是平均家庭开支第二大的一部分。 1998年，大约18%的平均收入是用于这一项目。 2008年，这一数字增长到30%。由于在费用等增加住房和食物，结果在其他项目的费用已经减少到1998年的57%，至2008年的28%。
where is my home?
some fish are forced to leave polluted water and are flying in the sky. but unfortunately, air is also so polluted that they have to wear masks. each of them is crying, “where is my home?” what a terrible sight!
mankind has brought so much pollution. waste is being poured into rivers and seas. poisons to kill pests in farming and chemicals go into rivers and seas, too. poisonous gasses from factories also make the air so dirty. the whole balance of nature is being destroyed as a result of our ignorance of the environmental protection.
personally, man can not live alone on the earth. should fish die from serious pollution, so would man! it is high time we did something to prevent such a scene from happening.
recently i have made an investigation on whether a model-test paper for senior three should be difficult or easy.opinions are divided on this matter.
some students think that a difficult exam is just like a challenge.the harder, the better.it can help students find out where they are weak in studies and improve their learning approaches.
others，however，are against a difficult exam.in their opinion，if it is very difficult，they may become discouraged and feel terrible about the coming college entrance examination.besides，with an easy exam，they can get high marks and gain confidence.
i prefer it to be neither too difficult nor too easy, because if it is too easy,teachers will not know how we are getting on with our studies, but if it is too difficult, we will lose heart
graduation and moving on
graduation is a time when we move on, from school to university, or out into the real world.
before graduating from school, we usually have a variety of activities, like taking pictures, leaving encouraging words to one another in memory of our friendship, or giving presents to our teachers express our thanks and show respect.
however, i have mixed emotions about moving on.i want to stay and have more fun with my friends, but i will have to move on.graduation means taking a step forward---moving onward and upward.thus i can learn more and will be more skilled and experienced.
graduation is coming whether we are ready or not.let's make great efforts so that our dream will come true.
different job outlooks
nowadays university graduates have different job outlooks. for most of them, to find a job with satisfactory pay is their most important wish while majority want to be self – employed. however, a certain number of graduates are not in a hurry to hunt for jobs. they are just waiting for better chances. toward this point of view, some experts warn that it is not wise to be just waiting. they advise that graduates should find a regular, full-time job as quickly as possible so that they can earn money to support themselves and get working experience, which will help to find a better position later. moreover, it might be more difficult to find a satisfactory job next year.
如今大学毕业生的就业前景不同。对于大部分孩子来说，要找到一个令人满意的支付工作是他们最重要的希望，而多数是希望能够自我 - 就业。但是，一定数量的毕业生不急于寻找就业机会。他们只是在等待更好的机会。对这一观点，一些专家警告说，只是等待这是不明智的。他们提醒毕业生应该找到一个正规，全职工作，以便尽可能快的挣钱来养活自己和获得工作经验，这将有助于找到更好的更高的位置。此外，明年可能更难找到一个称心如意的工作。
should yuanmingyuan be rebuilt?
yuanmingyuan, “garden of all gardens”, was burnt and fell into ruins in 1860. recently my classmates had a discussion about whether it should be rebuilt or not.
supporters of rebuilding the garden say only by doing so can we see the original sight of the garden, which reflects the chinese civilization. and it will be another place of interest for tourists. if partly rebuilt, it will provide a comparison and help us remember the history.
those who disagree think it more reasonable to keep the garden like this. the ruins will remind us of the past. we should never forget the history. other buildings like palace museum and summer palace can also be symbols of the chinese culture, so it isn’t necessary to rebuild this garden. some also worry that the environment will be destroyed when the construction goes on in this district.
personally, it is advisable to rebuild yuanmingyuan , which will add beauty to the city . what’s more , the new scenic spot will no doubt promote the economic development of the local.