For this part, you are to write a composition of 120 words on Which Is More Important, Wealth or Health？ In your composition, you should clearly state your opinion and give reasons to support your arguments. Write your composition on the ANSWER SHEET.
Is it the sole aim of most Americans to make money and possess luxuries which could be called excessive？ The majority of Americans would certainly deny this, though most feel proud to amass wealth and possessions through hard work. In the USA, about 90% of the population is well enough off to expect a brighter future. The USA still has one of the highest standards of living in the world, although, at the present times, 10% are below what the Government considered to be below the "poverty level. " While these under-privileged people receive help from the Government, they have no high hopes for their future. It is from this "underclass," and those who take advantage of it, that most of the violence springs—the violence, which is one of the least pleasant aspects of American society. Some believe that the only guarantee of security is wealth, and the only way out for the poor is to get money.
Stock market can bring a fortune to people. However, it can also take away everything from you overnight. Many individuals think of investing in the stock market as being similar to gambling. When they think of the stock market this way, they miss one big point: A gambler has a negative expected return, while an investor has a positive expected return. Over time, the more money that an individual gambles at a casino, the more money she will lose. In investing, the more money that an individual commits to long-term investing, the more money that the individual will make because the odds are on the side of the investor. Historically, stocks have returned about 10 percent before taxes. People who view the stock market like a casino tend to act like spectators, trading in and out of stocks every few months, or in extreme cases, every few days.
You are to write in no less than 120 words about the title "Vocational Training Vs. Humanities". You should base your composition on the outline given in Chinese below:
Dubbed Brainology, the unorthodox approach uses basic neuroscience to teach kids how the brain works and how it can continue to develop throughout life. The message is that everything is within the kids' control, that their intelligence is malleable.
Some experts say our education system, with its strong emphasis on testing and rigid separation of students into different levels of ability, also bears blame for the disappearance of drive in some kids. Some educators say it's important to expose kids to a world beyond homework and tests, through volunteer work, sports, hobbies and other extracurricular activities. "The crux of the issue is that many students experience education as irrelevant to their life goals and ambitions," says Michael Nakkula, a Harvard education professor who runs a Boston-area mentoring program called Project IF (Inventing the Future), which works to get low-income underachievers in touch with their aspirations. The key to getting kids to aim higher at school is to tell them the notion that classwork is irrelevant is not true, to show them how doing well at school can actually help them fulfill their dreams beyond it. Like any ambitious toddler, they need to understand that they have to learn to walk before they can run.
You are to write in no less than 120 words about the title "Should Education Go to Market？" You should base your composition on the outline given in Chinese below:
One of the really nice features about e-mails is that they allow us to send files as attachments to other users. This is a very good thing. If I'm working with a colleague and want to send him an image file or a word file, I can do so very quickly and easily, without having to fax it to him. This saves on long distance bills and printing costs. It also, however, presents a problem, because attachments can take a long time to download. For those of us who pay by the hour for Internet service, unwanted attachments can be quite costly and time-consuming. I once had someone send me fifteen large image files, and it tied up my computer for 20 minutes just to download one of them. So, in short, if you're going to send an attachment, get permission first.
In this part, you are to write a composition of no less than 120 words about Whether College Students Should Be Allowed to Get Married. You should write according to the outline given below. Remember to write it clearly on the ANSWER SHEET.
1. Choose either of the two positions: College students should (not) be allowed to get married.
2. State your reasons for or against the issue.
You are to write in no less than 120 words about the title "How Should We Travel". You should base your composition on the outline given in Chinese below:
Section A Dialogue Completion
Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short incomplete dialogues between two speakers, each followed by four choices marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the answer that best suits the situation to complete the dialogue. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
Doctor: It's the flu. Drink plenty of water and have a good rest.
Patient: Do I have to stay in bed？ I have piles of work to do at office.
A．Did you hear what I just said？
B．You needn't go to the office.
C．It's OK if you have to work overtime.
D．I'm afraid you have to keep it off your mind for a week or so.