Silence Is Not Always Gold
“Silence is gold” is a popular saying in which many people have belief. To these people speaking too much is not a merit. However, if you always keep silent, you will probably miss many golden opportunities instead of obtaining the gold of silence.
Last week I read an article written by an office lady. The company where she worked had two kinds of offices: cubicle office and window office. As a new employee she worked in a cubicle office together with twenty colleagues. Two years later she still worked there but some colleagues who came later than her had moved into the window office. She felt confused. One day one colleague told her that window office wasn’t obtained without request. But believing that she certainly gained one if she did a good job the woman had never asked for it.
From the woman’s experience we learn that silence is not always gold. In the modern society one needs to speak his mind and speak for his own interests.
从女人的经验我们知道沉默不总是金。在现代社会人们需要说出自己的想法,为自己的利益说话。Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic How to Keep Psychologically Healthy? You should write at least 120 words according to the outline given below in Chinese:
How to Keep Psychologically Healthy?
One in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. When you fail to manage these problems, they are likely to cause various mental illnesses.
The causes of mental health problems often vary a lot from one case to another. In today’s society, a good number of people are suffering from heavy pressure. Others lack communication skills. In addition, a lot of people are ignorant of psychological knowledge about how to keep mentally fit.
There are a lot of ways to curb mental health problems and keep psychologically healthy. Firstly, find the real cause of your mental health problem and see whether you can do something to make a change. Secondly, learn to relax yourself and take exercise to release the pressure. Lastly, you may find it helpful to talk to your partner or friend about your problem, or seek support and advice from a psychological consultant.
有很多方法去抑制心理健康问题和保持心理健康。首先,找到真正的原因你的精神健康问题,看看你是否可以做些事情来做出改变。其次,学会放松自己,锻炼来释放压力。最后,你可能会发现,这有助于你的伴侣或朋友谈谈关于你的问题,或者寻求支持和建议从心理咨询师。Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30minutes to write a composition on the topic SocialPractice of College Students. You should write atleast 120 words, and base your composition on theoutline below:
Social Practice of College Students
Nowadays a large number of universitiesencourage and organize students to take part in social practice activities. During theholidays, students in mounting numbers choose to be the volunteers, take part-time jobs, ortake part in other practical activities alike. It is obvious that social practice is playing anincreasingly essential role in China’s college education.
Undoubtedly, college students have benefited a lot from social practice. Above all, they areprovided with more opportunities to contact the real world outside campus. What is more, insocial practice activities, students can apply their theoretical knowledge to the solution to thepractical problems. So their practical skills are improved greatly. Besides, social practice helpsstrengthen students’ sense of social responsibility.
Considering the above-mentioned, it is necessary for college students to participate insocial practice. However, social practice may bring some problems. For example, somestudents spend too much time in taking part-time jobs so as to ignore their study. Hence, weshould try to balance the relationship between social practice and study.