注意:载人飞船manned spaceship/spacecraft; 出舱活动an extra-vehicular activity;
Shenzhou-Ⅶ, which was shot up into space on September 25,returned to Earth three days later, having completed its historic mission.
It is the country’s most challenging space mission since 2003.The main mission is to carry out the space walk, known as an extra-vehicular activity, or EVA, which is expected to help China master the technology to create it’s first space station in the next few years. During the traveling, Zhai Zhigang, one of the three astronauts on board Shenzhou-Ⅶ,stepped out of the capsule and conducted the historic space walk. Most importantly, all along China has relied heavily on homegrown technology. The Shenzhou-7 mission marks a historic breakthrough in China’s manned space program. It represents the comprehensive strength of our nation.
What a Great Olympic Games!
The 29th Olympic Games has been over in Beijing, China on August 24,2008, which has left a great impression on the whole world. About 204 countries and regions attended the Olympic Games. In the Games, our Chinese athletes have won 51 gold medals, while America,36; Russia,23. This is the first time that we, Chinese athletes have won so many gold medals in one Olympic Games, which means our sports games belong to the first class in the world!
It is our athletes’ intelligence and other qualities that have won the great honor for us Chinese all! Days when we were looked down upon have gone forever! From the very Games, we have proved that our government has the ability to hold the Olympic Games successfully! Not only can we hold the Olympic Games well, but also we can perform well. The fact has showed everything to the world! It is the successful 29th Olympic Games that destroys the saying of those who doubted about it days ago! What a great, successful and impressive Olympic Games!
In the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Chinese athlete Liu Xiang dropped out of the race due to his foot injury, which led to a heated discussion among people across the country.
According to a survey conducted by Sina Website, about 34% of the people think an athlete should quit the race when injured since health is much more important than a gold medal; While nearly 20% of the netizens believe that an injured athlete should hold on to the end instead of giving up halfway. They regard the sport field as a battlefield in which every athlete should fight for the honor of his or her country in spite of any difficulty.
In my opinion, it’s a right choice for Liu Xiang to choose to quit the race. For one thing, nothing is more important than health and sports doesn’t mean sacrificing one’s health for a gold medal; for another, after Liu Xiang recovers fully, he still has many chances to realize his dream.
In recent years, the topic whether it is fair for athletes to pocket large sums of money has aroused more and more discussion.
Those who support giving sportsmen high salaries think that athletes have won a great reputation for our country in the Olympic Games. What’s more, athletes must undergo painstaking physical and psychological training. Besides, they offer a lot of encouragement to young people to take part in physical activities.
However, some people have different ideas. They consider that athletes do little to boost the national economy directly. Thus they should not receive so much money.
I believe that they should get high salaries, considering all the efforts they have made.
Dear Mr. Wang,
We’re so pleased that you are willing to share our views.
In the course of the general revision, what we need is solid foundation. As you know, we didn’t learn well enough in the first two years, so please slow down and make sure we have really mastered something. Besides, we need a little more time to think for ourselves. As for those important points which also make us confused, would you please give us more practice in case we forget? Meanwhile, we need your instruction, for example, in how to write in natural English. I still have another request: assign us less homework in order that we can do it more efficiently.
By the way, we often feel frustrated, which has a very bad effect on our study. We would appreciate it if you would give us some encouragement from time to time.
1. 简要描述这种现象； 2. 给状元们提一点建议。
2. 参考词汇：状元 Number One Scholar；产品 product；适合suitable
After the college entrance exams, some companies that sell learning products are always trying to do anything they can to make full use of Number One Scholars in order to sell their products.
In fact, it’s not easy for students to become Number One Scholars. Most of them succeed not because of the products, but their proper way of learning and hard work. Every student has his own way of studying, so the Number One Scholars’ experience may not be suitable for all the students. Most important of all, not all of these products are good enough to help us study.
I do hope that Number One Scholars can think of the poor students instead of themselves only.
Recently, the incident of Sanlu milk powder has become the focus of people’s attention. According to the investigation of related departments, the powder was found to contain a chemical called C3N6H6 which can cause great damage to infants’ health. So far, four children have died and approximately 54,000 have developed illness after drinking the milk.
From this incident, we can see that there are still more things to be done. Firstly, the government needs everything possible to ensure the quality of products, particularly the safety of food as this concerns everyone's life. Secondly, as for the producers, it is very important for them to be morally honest. They should never try to pursue profit or economic growth at the expense of health and life of people. Thirdly, we consumers must attach importance to the things we eat and develop an awareness of how to protect our legal rights if cheated. Only in this way will we be able to build a more secure and harmonious society.
参考词汇：差距 gap 相关法律 relevant laws
The idea of sustainable development has been accepted by the world. How to keep sustainable development is a big problem facing our planet.
The present situation is worrying. First, natural resources are becoming less than before. Second, as some people are not aware of the importance of the environmental protection, the problems with it remain extremely serious to some degree. The gap between the rich and the poor has the tendency to become wider and wider.
To our great joy, many countries have taken action. On one hand, they have made relevant laws and regulations and put large amounts of money to the environmental protection. One the other hand, popularized education as well as international cooperation is being carried out.
As for myself, I should take the responsibility to devote myself to sustainable development, our future and the lives of our children and our grandchildren will be in danger.