in ancient times, transportation was very inconvenient. that’s why the attendants of lady yang yuhuan had to spend several days bringing her favorite litchi from the south to xi’an. now, however, it only takes two or three hours for delivery by plane. modern transportation seems to have shortened the distance.
owing to the convenience of modern transportation, people make contact with each other more frequently. they no longer regard a foreigner on the street as a monster. besides, people of different nationalities are getting to know and understand each other better.
to sum up, with more and more advanced means of transportation, and more and more frequent contact among distant people, the world tends to be like one big family. no wonder that most of us feel that the world is getting smaller and smaller.
Nowadays, many universities encourage and organize students to take part in social practice activities. During the holidays, more and more students choose to be the volunteers, take part-time jobs or take part in other practical activities #url#
It is obvious that social practice is playing a more and more important role in Chinese college education. Undoubtedly, college students have benefited a lot from social practice. Above all, there are provided with more opportunities to contact the real world outside the campus. Moreover, in social practice activities, students can apply their knowledge to solution to practical problems. So the social practice skills are improved greatly. Besides, social practice help strengthen students since social responsibility. Considering their above mentions. I think it is necessary for college students to participant in social practice. However, social practice may bring some problems. For example, some students spend too much time in taking part-time jobs so as to ignore their study. Therefore, we should try to balance relationship between social practice and study.
One of the wonderful things about being a foreign educator in china, is that chinese students are so eager to learn from you. they have been trained from an early age to be knowledge sponges, looking to soak up as much new information from their teachers as they can. secondly, confucian education demands a high degree of respect for teachers. the title lao shi is one of reverence in chinese society, though teachers tend to be poorly paid. even greater is the respect in china for foreign teachers or foreign eperts as they are called. despite the fact that most foreign eperts in china have no previous epertise as teachers of english as a foreign language but are employed as such, the chinese government welcomes their contribution by bestowing a respectful title upon them. thus, chinese students hold their foreign teachers especially in high regard, which is perhaps why so many people who come to china to teach end up staying here longer.
It would be hard to find this level of appreciation for teachers among american students. young people in the u.s. have a somewhat different attitude toward educators; they are taught to question, not simply absorb, so they decide for themselves if a teacher is credible. american students may reject their teachers, confronting them and even publicly disagreeing with them as part of the learning process. american young people are less accepting of information at face value, preferring to evaluate for themselves as to whether or not what the teacher says is true or useful.
The status of the teacher in eastern and western education has a major impact on the way students take responsibility for their learning. chinese students become heavily reliant on their teachers to give them the right information and can easily blame the teacher if they do not do well in the class by saying, the teacher didnt teach me enough. american students tend to be more independent as learners, and teachers encourage them to do research on their own, form study groups and seek answers from outside sources. this gives american students more fleibility in gathering information, and also encourages them to be responsible for their learning. responsibility in this contet does not simply mean memorizing the correct answers to pass an eam, it refers to the sense of ownership that makes learning meaningful.
In chinese, people epress modesty by saying that they gave all their knowledge back to the teacher. this implies that the person never really owned the knowledge in the first place, but simply borrowed it from the teacher to pass the eam. but it also implies that the person never cherished this knowledge, because he or she never owned it, and so they neglected it and eventually forgot it. its just like the difference between living in a dormitory and living in your own house. no one who lives in a dorm takes very good care of it, especially the public areas. but once you own a home, you make it beautiful and keep it clean because it has greater value to you. this is pride of ownership, and what is owned is cherished. what is cherished endures.
As much as chinese students appreciate their foreign teachers, they should not forget that responsibility for learning comes from within, not from without. the teacher cannot give someone english. no one can get english from a teacher or from a book like one can get a cold. responsibility for learning can only come from the learner, when he or she freely chooses to own the quality of his or her learning eperience, versus relying on borrowed knowledge from eperts.
happiness is the most precious thing in the world, which can be obtained in different ways.
from my point of view, being in a good mood anytime and anywhere is the first thing for those who want to be happy. there is an old saying going like this, happy is he who is content. i cant agree with it any more. i still remember a story my mother told me when i was a child. a millionaire tried every means to seek after pleasure but to feel unhappy. its not unique, but has its counterpart that poor men to whose name not having a thing always feel happy. why are they so different? the answer is that the rich is being thinking how he can gain more while the poor is satisfied with what he owns at hand-health, freedom, love and so on.
furthermore, love makes great difference to happiness. if you have love in your heart, you will have happiness in your life. love consists of two parts, one is to love others, and the other is to be loved by others. lei feng set a good eample for all of us. he served the people wholeheartedly until the last minute of his life. he regarded serving the people as the happiest thing. there are numbers of similar inspirational stories to be found. in addition, being loved by others can also lead you to happiness. courage from your parents when frustrated, care from your lover when ill, help from your friends when in trouble… all of these will make you the happiest person in the world.
the last but not least is to act happily. putting on a happy face and thinking interesting things are helpful to trigger happy feelings.
wile happiness is precious, it is easy to get.
have you ever heard of the dying college students who badly need systematic medical treatment but lack money ⅱ when people talk about donating to them, debate occurs. some people say donating to those dying students is nothing different from lasting their agony(痛苦 a and wasting moneyg but i would sayc why not ⅱ
here are my reasonsg first of allmthe value of these students future life can be realized only when they are living. another point is that although the sum of one persons donation(捐款，捐赠) may be small, sums of donations could work wonder when collected together. most importantly, these students in agony need our helping hands, not only financially but also spiritually. to some etent, our donation means our love, care and encouragement.
accordingly, we should donate for those dying students as long as there is hope. the magnificence of the human civilization lies in paying respect to life. today our pocket money may save tomorrows promising talents. remember, in a humanitarian(人道主义的) sense, life is the most precious property on this wonderful planet.
Nowadays, the employment of college students is becoming more and more of a problem. About a decade ago, university students could find satisfactory and enviable jobs after graduation, while at current
situation, about 30% of graduate students can’t find a job but stay at home after graduation。
Employment difficulty of college students is due to the following reasons. Among these, the increasing recruitment of colleges and universities plays a vital role. In addition, many colleges and
universities fail to adapt their courses to the development of economy。Considering such a rough job market, I think it is high time that we took effective measures to solve the problem. Above all, college students should realize their own defects and further improve themselves to keep their competitive edge in society. Moreover, colleges or universities should provide more trainings and internship opportunities before the students enter the society. Besides, college students should hold a right attitude towards jobs and set their job expectations at a suitable level. Only through these ways can the college students find a satisfactory job and have a brighter future。
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My composition is not very good, the reason is that there is no "goods" in the stomach, thank you, Internet composition. I heard on the Internet can check the information, the Internet can also be learned in books, school, participate in the network learning, very magical.
So dad did not hesitate to spend nine thousand yuan to buy a computer, and then hurried to the telecommunications bureau to apply for an open account. Who knows that people say to surf the Internet, they have to match the "cat". Does the horse buy and care for the saddle? So he took the cat home again.
The machine is loaded. The father saw a mouse, "cat" son "Miao Miao toot toot" cried, after a while, even the "Eagles" education website. God ah, think of the Internet have so magical ability. Dad said, "what is this? Let's look at the educational Internet all over the world. That's great! Not only can we find all kinds of information, but also talk to friends who don't know each other. " "What time do you try?" I asked quickly, dad pulled a face to say: "what time the composition scores increased again."
"Yes, look at me!" I began to read online immediately, in the "electronic library."
I read a lot of books that I usually want to see but I can't see. There are fairy tales, popular articles, and award-winning compositions. Not to say, when writing a composition, the computer is really a great help. Once, the teacher arranged to write "a kind of flower I love". I want to know that I love orchids most. Can mention a pen, but nothing can be written, the original is not always careful to observe. I had a good meditation thinking can not write a few words, pupil composition "thank you," the Internet. Last think, or go to the Internet check it! So I went to the Sohu website and type the key word "orchid". In a moment, one of the web pages about the orchid is present. Open a web page at any time. There are pictures of all kinds of orchids and introduction of orchid growth characteristics. I can get a lot of water here. My composition was selected as a model for reading in the whole class. Composition comments are: using words accurately, describing vivid images. Since then, I began to like to write a composition.
Soon, I also represented the school to participate in the Nantong composition communication competition, the topic is "XXX". To tell the truth, the first time to participate in the competition, I was very nervous, but I seldom read extracurricular books, not what to write the book. The bottom of my heart, because this time, I read a lot of books on the Internet, so I wrote a "reading" how the steel was tempered "feeling", hard work pays off, my composition was awarded the first prize of talent shows itself.
Now my composition is more written and better, and two of them are still published in the press, which adds to my confidence in writing. I think if I don't have the help of the Internet, what's going on in my composition now?
Let me make a sincere voice, "thank you, the Internet!"
1. Failure and Success
Failure is a common thing in one's life. Almost everyone experiences failure in his life. When one fails in his attempt in doing something, he often feels upset. Some
people may yield to failure and flinch from it. But others will stick to and achieve the final success.
Success is what everyone expects. It may lead to fame and glory. When one
succeeds in doing something, he gets so excited that he often neglects all the
unsuccessful at tempts he has done.
As the old saying goes, "Failure teaches success." It is true that failure is an
important factor toward success. The way to success is full of various difficulties and obstacles. Many important inventions or discoveries were achieved after hundreds of failure. And only those successes which have been achieved after many failures are really valuable and praiseworthy.
2. My View on Double BA Degree
Recently it has become a common phenomenon for college students to have two majors at the same time. In this way, they can get double BA degrees when they graduate from the university several years later.
Although it may bring unfavorable consequences, we can be sure to conclude
that this practice is favorable on the whole. To begin with, most students will become more hardworking and efficient in order to finish the learning tasks satisfactorily. Moreover, with two degrees at hand after graduation, they will stand a better chance in the job market full of fierce competition. In the third place, as for today's university students, tuition and fees are becoming more and more expensive. If they can make achievements in study at school and find a satisfactory job afterwards, it will not be a big problem.
Weighing the pros and cons of such a new trend, we can naturally arrive at the
conclusion that it is beneficial and rewarding. This system not only compels students to work hard, but also prepares them for the coming competition.
第二段第三句中的stand a better chance(of)表示“大有希望”；第三段末句中的compel sb．to do sth．表示“迫使某人做某事”。
3. Opening Psychological Courses
Recently more and more educator and common citizens suggest that universities colleges open more courses which are helpful for students' psychological health. Personally, I fully agree with their proposal for the following reasons.
On the one hand, the ever-increasing pressure of study at the moment and
job-hunting in the future may lead to many psychological problems such as anxiety, depression and even despair, and the psychological courses open a door for
communication and relaxation. On the other hand, such courses can teach students how to regulate feelings and emotions under different situations, which is a good preparation for the future life in the complex social network. Finally, these courses also introduce good habits which are conducive to mental and psychological health. To be mature and qualified citizens in the society, students have to do more than study hard.
In a word, I warmly welcome the establishment of psychological courses in
universities. In my mind, they are good for students' psychological development.
第二段第一点中的ever-increasing表示“一直在增加的”，修饰两个名词词组，对比鲜明，at the moment表示“现在”，in the future表示“将来”，open a door for…表示“开启了……之门”；第二点中的regulate表示“调节，控制”；第三点中的conducive表示“有益于……的”，后接介词to。
4. Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Dictionary
The discussion about electronic dictionaries has never stopped in the past few
years. Let's have a look at its advantages and disadvantages before drawing the final conclusion.
The biggest advantage of an electronic dictionary is its convenience. Whenever
you meet new words or expressions, you can know the meaning quickly. What's more, with the development of science and technology, electronic dictionaries are becoming more and more advanced: they can pronounce the words clearly, provide sample
sentences to illustrate word usage and store difficult words for special memorization. Last but by no means the least, electronic dictionaries are becoming cheaper and cheaper, and more and more students can afford them.
However, the negative effects are also obvious. To begin with, some students
rely too much on the electronic dictionary—they never put their heart into learning new words and expressions. In the second place, some explanations are neither
complete nor accurate, which are quite misleading. Finally, new technical inventions do not necessarily lead to progress in learning. Diligence is always the decisive factor, because "there is no royal road to learning".
Up until now, we can see it clearly that an electronic dictionary is not beneficial or harmful in itself. The key lies in the user—so long as we can make proper use of it, it can be most helpful to us in many respects.
第二段第三句中的illustrate表示“用图或例子来说明”；第三点中的afford表示“买得起”。第三段第一点中的rely too much on表示“过分依赖”；put one's heart into doing sth．表示“专心致志于某事”；第二点中的accurate表示“精确的”，
5. Teenagers' Studying Abroad
Recently it seems that among the students who choose to study abroad, there are more and more-teenagers who study in high schools or even elementary schools. Many people, especially the parents, think it will certainly do good to their chidren because the independent life will make them learn confidence and perseverance. Moreover, the quality of overseas education is often higher, thus the child stands a better chance of entering a better university and getting a better job in the future.
After careful consideration, I have to say the above view is more than biased. On the one hand, early independent life is not necessarily good, if the child cannot receive proper guidance and tender care from both teachers and parents. On the other hand, the educational quality is also a question—too many foreign schools aim at earning money. When the children come back, who can guarantee that they can adapt to the fierce competition here
We can see clearly that although teenagers' studying abroad may bring favorable results, there are still a lot to worry about. It seems necessary for young students to make a careful investigation before going abroad.
第一段第三句中的stand a better chance of表示“有更好的机会做某事”。第二段首句中的biased表示“偏激的，存有偏见的”；第三句中的aim at表示“目的在于”；第四句中的guarantee表示“保证”，adapt to表示“适应”，fierce表示“激烈的”，修饰competition(竞争)。
6. How to Eliminate Cheating on Campus