1. Criticism can be of great use; we may not like it at the time, but it can spur us on to greater
2. Even if you fail, don’t let failure harm you, don’t let failure take over. Remember failure is a
necessary step in learning; it is not the end of your learning, but the beginning.
3. I don’t want to scare you unnecessarily, but you might as well face facts and look at a few
4. Loneliness is marked by a sense of isolation. Solitude, on the other hand, is a state of being
alone without being lonely and can lead to self-awareness.
5. While originally he had been fully in support of the reform policies, later he began to attack
the reform movement.
6. Some women could have made s good salary in job instead of staying at home, but they
decided not to work for the sake of the family.
7. How can you justify such rudeness? You will pay heavily for that because they have sued you
for damaging their good name.
8. Solitude is a positive state of engagement with oneself. Solitude is desirable, a state of being
alone where you provide yourself wonderful and sufficient company.
9. The new mechanism is not so effective as they had expected, for months passed and there has
been no big improvement in management efficiency.
10. The professor definitely will not agree with the point that the translation amounted to little
more than looking up words in dictionaries.
Research findings show that we spend about two hours dreaming every night, no matter what we may have done during the day.
2. 我们终于我们的承诺：凡是答应做的， 我们都会做到.
We remain true to our commitment: whatever we promised to do, we would do it.
This little man is not so innocent as he appears.
There’s nothing I can do about the problem , so you might as well turn to Professor Wang for help.
We’ve given up on him because he is so stubborn. It is pointless to argue with him.
The plant does not grow well in soils other than the one in which it has been developed.
They were accused by authorities of threatening the state security.
After all, money is not everything, the richest people are not necessarily the most happy.
Both sides speak highly of the fruits in their cooperation in different areas, and hope that the cooperation can be furthered.
The ability to visually distinguish between red and green is essential to becoming a driver.
More Candidates for Civil Servant
Nowadays many college graduates apply for civil servant positions. It is true that the positions are ideal in terms of incomes, employment security and respect of others. However, the ever increasing number of applicants doesn’t necessarily mean a good thing. The fever for civil servant has brought some side effects. The side effects are listed as follows:
Firstly, many students apply for the positions for wrong reasons. Some of them apply just because their friends do it or because their parents want them. Some, instead of aiming at serve the people, have the intention of enjoying the interests and power brought by their future position. Secondly, too many candidates compete for limited positions. Take such hot positions as those in the judicial branch of government for example, it is estimated that one matriculate is selected out of 200 candidates. More worse, with the flow of most talents to such positions, those positions that are important for social welfare but inferior in personal welfare are left uninterested. This should arouse our deep concern.
For my part, college students should be cautious when deciding whether to apply for the positions. On the one hand, they should not follow others blindly. On the other hand, there are plenty of ways of employment and self-employment, so why crowd on one bus? In a word, the fever should be cooled down.
Recently an online activity has become very “in”. That is online education. 68 online education colleges have been established in the past decade in our country.
Why could online education be so popular in such a short time? Among other reasons, the quick development of internet should be an essential one, which makes all our dreams of attending class in a distance possible. Another underlying reason is the quick development of both society and technology. Today, modern science and technology is developing with lightning speed. To catch up with this development we all feel an urgent and strong desire to study. While on the other hand, due to the great pace of modern society, most people are too busy to study full time at school. Online education just comes to their aids.
Personally, I appreciate this new form of education. It’s indeed a helpful complement to the traditional educational means. It can provide different learners with more flexible and versatile
ways to learn. Most of all, with online education, we can stick to our jobs and at the same time study and absorb the latest knowledge.
In present-day China, fast food is so popular, especially among children and teenagers, that it can be seen in every big and medium-sized city. It’s even difficult to think of any other single thing that represents the fast pace of modern society in the way that fast food does. Some people think it is very convenient and saves a lot of time. The trends of modern society seem to all point to one ultimate goal—saving time, and fast food well serves this purpose. In their opinions, its popularity is also attributed to the restaurants’ clean and cozy environment, excellent service, and guaranteed quality of food and drinks.
However, others maintain that fast food is usually low in nutrition and can’t be regarded as a balanced diet. For example, doctors suggest that people, especially children, eat fast food as little as possible. Besides, although cooking at home is time-consuming and the following washing-up tiresome, it offers healthy and delicious meals your body needs and likes.
As far as I’m concerned, fast food is not my best choice. For one thing, I prefer traditional spicy Chinese food. For another, being engaged in the work all day, I may spend one or two hours to prepare my favorite dishes to ensure myself a nice rest. As a result, fast food is only a good choice when I am in a hurry and resort to it once in a while.