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  An Announcement

  Jan. 9, 20xx

  International Conference on Globalization, from March 3th to 10th, will be held at Tsinghua University. We, the Postgraduates‘ Association, are entitled to organize this conference. Thus, we are badly in need of volunteers to assist us in organizing the relevant affairs, including reception, distribution of documents, technical support, etc.

  Students who have previous experience as volunteers are preferred. Basic knowledge in computer, fluent oral English and an amicable personality are some of the qualities we desire. Volunteers shall be available for at least 3 days without absence during the conference.

  If you are interested and willing to have a whole new experience in this semester, please do not hesitate to send your resume to liming@hotmail.com before Jan. 20th. Your applications are welcome.

  Postgraduates‘ Association








  A. Title: Air Travel

  B. Time limit: 40 minutes

  C. Word limit: about 200 words

  D. Your essay should be written clearly on ANSWER SHEET 2.

  E. Your essay should be based on the information given below.


  (Composition for reference only )

  Many people prefer to travel by air. This is because air travel has some advantages. In the first place, airplane, the miracle created by man, is the fastest means of transport. It takes the least time for one to travel by air from one place to another. Secondly, traveling by air is convenient and comfortable. Friendly air hostesses are affectionate and considerate. They look after passengers all the way to their destinations. Moreover, on long distance flights there are films and music for people to entertain themselves.

  As a popular saying goes, “Everything has two sides.” The same is true of air travel. It has some disadvantages, too. For one thing, air travel co



  You have just returned from a visit to a university in Great Britain. And you were warmly treated there by Professor Smith. Please write a letter to express your thanks to him for his hospitality.

  Dear Prof. Smith,

  I would like to thank you very much for your kind hospitality and the honor you showed me during my recent visit to your university.

  It was nice of you to introduce me so many of famous professors and celebrated scholars at your university. I feel obliged to you for the selfless assistance you render me. I appreciate it more than I can say.

  Finally, I wish I can have an opportunity to repay your kindness when you come to China in the near future. Again with many thanks.

  Sincerely yours,(逗号)

  Li Ming(无符号,千万不要打点)












  Directions: You are a Business English major due to graduate from Beijing University in June 20xx. Write a letter of no less than 100 words to apply for apositionof secretary in a company which requires the candidate master fluent English and good computer skills. Introduce yourself, ask for an interview and give you contact information in the end.

  Dear Sir or Madam,

  I am applying for the position of secretary advertised in Beijing Today. I majored in Business English. My training in Business English and Secretarial English will definitely meet your qualifications.

  I’ll graduate form Beijing University in June 20xx. In addition to the required courses of my major, I’ve studied Computer as my second major. I’ve also had a part-time job as a secretary in a company for 2 years. I am confident that my qualifications and experience make me suitable for this position.

  I have enclosed a complete resume for detailed information. I hope you will consider me for this position. Please reach me by telephone 139……

  Yours sincerely,

  Wang Hua


  Dear Sir or Madam,

  As a student to take CET-6 in this coming December, I am writing to ask if there are some high quality test preparation materials.

  I wonder if you have the following books: a vocabulary book covering the 5,500 words for the CET-6 test as well as past test papers with keys and model essays and a Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, which I can turn for help. Besides, how should I pay for these books? By cash or by other means? Finally, if I order these books now, when can I get them and how will these books be sent to my house?

  I would be grateful if you could give me an early reply.

  Yours sincerely,

  Li Ming


  (Common as it is, it has deep implication). As is vividly shown in the cartoon, at least five patients are staying in one hospital who are injured because of jay-walking, driving after drinking and disregarding of the laws. If we take a closer watch, it is of little difficulty to find that one police is patiently explicating the traffic laws to one injured person, standing at a wheel chair which is pushed by one nurse.

  There is no doubt that it describes a common phenomenon in our society that traffic problems are more and more severe and what might trigger this affair? (For my part, the following two are of utmost importance.) For one part, the general public have failed to realize the importance of abiding by the traffic regulations and laws(and a big deal of the attention have been distracted by the so-called“great affair”). Once some drivers easily disregard the traffic signals, so do other drivers who intend to obey the laws. Moreover, the current state of affairs depicted in the drawing, may have been encouraged, though not justified, by the lack of severe legal penalty. If someone does disorderly parking or drives under the influence of alcohol, the punishment is not so harsh that the drivers could afford to learn a heavy lesson from the fine as to never do it again . (If we let this situation continue as it is, ultimately, our society will suffer a great destruction.)

  It is advisable for us to take steps to reverse this current evil trend. On one hand, we should cultivate the awareness of people that everyone needs to reflect on his or her uncivilized conducts and strengthen his self-discipline. On the other hand, it is high time that more severe and sound laws and regulations should be introduced to harness and curb this matter. Only in this way, can we crack the hard nut and embrace a bright future.


  一、 应用文写作

  To Whom It May Concern,I am writing this letter to donate some money to Project Hope and I would appreciate it if you could help me find a proper candidate.

  I would like to help a little girl who is active and intelligent finish her middle school study. I know how hard and desperate it would be to an enthusiastic learner when she is in GREat need of money. I will take out 100 yuan from my salary each month to enable the little girl to realize her dream.

  We are one family in this global village. I hope all of us can help each other and make this world a better place to live in.

  I am looking forward to your early reply.

  Yours sincerely,Li Ming

  (129 words)

  二、 短文写作

  As can be seen from the two pictures, two football fans show their adoration for a football star: one having the name Beckham on his face, the other asking the barber to cut his hair in Beckham's style. Obviously, the famous football player's charming look and dazzling success make his fans crazy about him.

  It is not uncommon that nowadays in China a lot of youngsters show their love and admiration for a certain pop star. They will try their best to collect their photos, follow them everywhere and persuade other people to support them, just like what they did during the TV contest for Super Girls in the year 20xx. In spite of the fact that they have to spend enormous time and energy, let alone large sum of money, they remain firm and persistent in their pursuit. To them, life is interesting and the world is beautiful if their stars keep shinning.

  As for me, I would not be enthusiastic on the surface when I show my feelings for my star. I will look up to him as a role model, from whom I can draw inspiration to strive for my own success. I will not only cheer for him when he makes GREat achievements, but also pray for him when he undergoes sufferings and setbacks, for I understand that while success is to be valued, the way to success is to be honored.

  (236 words)



  You want to apply for the following job: a personal secretary to the general manager, write a letter to Mr. Byron to:

  1) show your interest,

  2) describe yourself, and

  3) explain why you would be suitable for the job.

  Dear Mr. Byron,

  I am writing to apply for(求职) the position as the personal secretary to the general manager./(求学)(the opportunity for further study in your university).

  I am fully confident that I am the right candidate. To begin with, I major in secretary and will graduate from Peking University. I have a good academic performance in school and have been the top five students for four years in my grade. In addition, I am an open-minded, cooperative and ready-to-help girl.

  Enclosed is my resume to provide additional information. Thank you for your time and consideration. I am looking forward to your reply at your earliest convenience.

  Yours sincerely,

  Li Ming



  Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following pictures. In your essay, you should:

  1) describe the drawings briefly,

  2) explain its intended meaning, and then

  3) give your comments.

  You should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET. (20 points)

  This picture is humorous but reveals a profound meaning. According to this figure, we can see that two individuals are digging wells for water with spades. However, one person gives up looking for water because he digs even three holes but still cannot find any water, while the other one insists on digging one hole and finally receives an abundance of water.

  This picture tells us one principle which is a famous proverb called “Success belongs to the persevering”. It is obvious that the chance of finding water is fair enough to the two men. Nevertheless, the reason leading to the completely different consequences is only their different attitudes. As students, we should not doubt that the God will favor one special group and feel upset and hopeless. To be frank, our society is realistic and it provides everyone with same opportunities. We need to seize the opportunities, correct our attitudes and be down-to-earth persons. I firmly believe that we can achieve our goals by persevering painstaking efforts. Nothing is impossible as long as we do our best. In addition, sometimes insisting itself is not absolutely unquestioned. If we choose an unpractical goal, it is just a behavior of wasting life. On the contrary, it is wise to set an objective cautiously and then keep going without any complaints.

  To sum up, selecting a right target and always working for it is of great significance for all of us.


  To Whom It May Concern,I am writing to ask you whether you could help me find a child in a remote area to whom I will offer my financial aid.

  The candidate should be a girl at age 10 to 12 who is deprived of the opportunity to continue her education because of poverty. Her previous score reports should prove her potential to be an outstanding student in the future.

  I would like to give the girl my financial support annually until she graduates from college. The money will cover her tuition fee and other expenses at school. Besides, I will correspond with her frequently so that she can seek advice whenever she needs.

  I am looking forward to your reply.

  Sincerely,Li Ming

  (125 words)


  It goes without saying that the pictures reflect a common and serious problem in China —worship of celebrities among young people. In the left hand picture, a man has had David Beckham's name written on his face. In the right hand picture, a man who is having a haircut asks his barber to cut his hair on the model of David Beckham, the popular British soccer star.

  It is not uncommon for Chinese young people to have super stars as their idols. Most of them are fans of certain basketball players, football players, singers, actors and actresses at home and abroad. These fans not only watch the matches, TV serials and movies starring their heroes, but also pay a large sum of money to gain access to a live show, a concert and so on. Moreover, they imitate their idols in almost every aspect of their lives, such as their hair styles, glasses and clothes.

  There is nothing wrong for one to have his own role model. However, if people adore the pop stars to the extent of losing self-control, they misunderstand the significance of popular culture. Anyway, popular culture is to enrich our life. Young people should learn how to live their own lives instead of blindly following others' footsteps.

  ( 211 words)



  You are preparing for an English test and are in need of some reference books. Write a letter to the sales department of a bookstore to ask for:

  (1) detailed information about the books you want,

  (2) methods of payment,

  (3) time and way of delivery



  Dear Sir or Madam,I have long been a moral supporter of your organization, and today, I am proud to be able to make a financial contribution to Project Hope. I don't have millions of dollars to offer; however, as Chairman Mao once said, “Even a small spark can start a field ablaze”—which is to say, even though our actions are very small, we can make a big difference.

  I am writing to your office in the hope that you will help me find a young girl in northwest China who shows scholastic potential, but has recently been forced to withdraw from school because her parents can't afford tuition. If she is willing to be a diligent student and work hard, I will pay for her textbooks and tuition until she finishes high school.

  Many thanks,Sincerely,Li Ming

  ( 139 words)


  One of the pictures shows a very dedicated fan that, in support of the world-famous footballer, has written David Beckham's name on his face. The other picture shows a man in a barbershop, asking his hair stylist to give him the same hairstyle as David Beckham. For this service, he will pay 300 RMB.

  These pictures are perfect examples of the increasingly wild and creative ways in which fans are taking ‘support' for their sports heroes to new levels. This is very popular in foreign countries, and it has become much more widespread in China over the last few years. I imagine that, in the future, there will be more and more famous Chinese athletes, and Westerners will be trying to find new ways to prove that they are true fans of Chinese stars like the basketball player Yao Ming.

  While some people might think that this admiration of athletes has gone too far, I think that it is harmless as long as it does not consume a young person's life. Sometimes life can be very tough and boring, and sports can allow us to have fun every once in a while.

  ( 192 words)










  With the improved living standard, residents in an increasing number are fond of browsing the internet for shopping rather than wandering in the supermarkets just as the picture depicts. From what is shown, we can clearly notice the expenditure in online shopping rockets rapidly from...in... to...in...

  There is no denying that the following factors should account for this phenomenon. To begin with, the updating process of science and technology makes it possible for consumers have various commodities with less money but with the same quality as those in the physical stores. And to be specifically speaking, as the ever-growing stress puts on our shoulders, we do not have so much leisure time, it is a time-saving process rather than a time-wasting one. And also, it can be defined as a course for relaxing and refreshing ourselves from our daily incidents.

  It is a typical trait of the development of our society and economy, but on the other hand, it may bring about many potential damages to our physical industries. Therefore, effective measures should be set up and taken if necessary from the whole community.



  What is subtly demonstrated in the above drawing is that in front of a desktop sits a fashionable lady who is staring at the screen with shocked expression wearing on cheeks and huge sweat dropping from her forehead. What is spit from the computer is the lengthy Alipay bill, which can almost be spread as long as two meters. The caption above reads that you should keep away from Taobao and cherish your income.

  The objective of the drawer is to show us that utmost attention should be paid to shopping online, which has exerted profound impact on the daily life of the average individuals. We can easily recognize its advantages as follows: e-commerce, which is extremely convenient, can save us a great amount of precious time and we can buy products everywhere we want as long as we can surf online. However, for all the advantages mentioned above, online trading is by no means without its limitations as listed below: we may be cheated by some online retailers, which might be a potential threat to our bank accounts.

  Accordingly, it is imperative for us to take drastic measures. For one thing, we should appeal to the authorities to make strict legislations to severely punish those who deliberately spoil the interests of online customers. For another, we should enhance the awareness of residents that rational purchasing is conducive to our income management. Only in this way can we maximize the merits and minimize the demerits of online purchasing.


  Directions:Your friend Smith told you he had started his own business .Write a letter to him to congratulate him and give him some helpful suggestions.

  Dear Smith,(大家注意此处是逗号)

  I was happy to learn that you had opened your own firm and I would like to express my warmest congratulations.

  The final realization of your long-cherished dream should be attributed to your diligence, persistence and ambition. I am glad that your consistent pursuit of dream is rewarded now. As a good friend of you, I advise you to keep your ambition. Moreover, in response to challenges, please never to overestimate the difficulties and underestimate your ability.

  Please accept my congratulations again. And I do believe you and your firm will achieve one success after another.

  Sincerely yours,(逗号)

  Li Ming(无符号,千万不要打点)