Dear Professor Williams，
It is my honor to receive your invitation to give presentation about Chinese culture to international students. And I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude and provide the specific information about my presentation, which is about the brief introduction of Confucianism, the dominant philosophy of oriental culture.
To begin with, the first part of my presentation is the brief introduction to Master Confucius and the Analects of Confucius. Relevant background about Spring and Autumn warring state period will also be introduced. In addition, the second part is about etiquette, one of the cores of Confucianism, which stabilized ancient Chinese society. Moreover, I would like to upload the e-book of English version of the Analects of Confucius to the official website of our university, so that the audience will be fully prepared.
Thank you for your invitation, and I wish my presentation will be appreciated by the audience.
The statistics about museums and their visitors are precisely illustrated by the line chart. During the 3 years from 2013 to 2015, the figure of museums experienced a gradual rise, and soaring from 4.145 thousand to 4.692 thousand. Besides, following the same tendency, the number of museum visitors, as is shown, ascended gradually from 6.378 billion to 7.811 billion, increasing by about 1.43 billion.
The following factors, from my perspective, are responsible for the statistics. To begin with, aside from disseminating knowledge in schools, department concerned adopts other ways to promote the comprehensive quality of Chinese citizens, for instance providing more access to museums is a simple yet effective way to broaden visitors’ horizon. In addition, having been experiencing the unparalleled material prosperity, most of Chinese citizens intend to pursue knowledge by visiting museums, tourist attractions and other places. Moreover, museums, which are supported by public funding, provide visitors with knowledge and professional service. Individuals, therefore, are inclined to enjoy their leisure time by visiting museums.
To summarize, the data shown by the chart objectively reflect what’s happening in our society. Museums undoubtedly exert indispensible effects on our society and Chinese citizens, and it is predictable that, in the next decade, both large cities and small towns will witness the popularization of museums.
Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following pictures. In y essay. You should
1) describe the pictures briefly.
2) interpret the meaning,and
3) give your comments.
You should write neatly on the ANSWER SHEET. (20 points)
What is clearly presented in the picture is two opposite behaviors. In the first picture ,there are a lot of books besides a boy, but he doesn’t read any book at all. On the contrary，, the second boy is making a plan of reading and carrying it out. Nothing can be more far-reaching and thought-provoking than this drawing!
Apparently ,the implication of the given picture can be interpreted with regard to the significance of taking actions.No one can deny the fact that taking actions is extremely essential to achieve your goals. Only by putting your dream into action, can you really realize it. If you never take actions, you will never have a chance to win. Just as an old Chinese saying goes: “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” The more actions we take, the more likely we are to accumulate experience, master skills and get close to our destination. To further demonstrate the importance of taking actions, I would like to take a famous fable as a case in point: the Foolish Old Man who dreamed of removing the mountain in front of his gate began with carrying away small stones and finally realized his dream.
Consequently, I believe, on the one hand, our government and the media should lose no opportunity to publicize the importance of taking actions. On the other hand, in our daily life, more than just thinking of something, we have to put it into action. Only by doing so, can we achieve our objectives and realize our dream.
Directions：Write a letter to your university library, making suggestions for improving its service.
You should write about 100 words on ANSWER SHEET 2.
Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use “Li Ming” instead.
Do not write the address. (10 points)
Directions：Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should
1) describe the drawing briefly, 2) explain its intended meaning, and then
3) support your view with an example/ examples.
You should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (20 points)
January 20th, 2007
Dear Sir or Madam,
I’m a student in the university and a loyal reader of this library. I’m writing to tell some of my ideas, which I hope to be helpful for you.
I notice that many magazines in our library are out of date. It would be beneficial to us students if they could be updated in time. And I suggest introducing some new journals so as to bring new fresh air to the library. Furthermore, since we have a huge number of books, it is not easy to find the right one easily. However, if we can introduce some new searching means, such as implementing new information management system that would be useful.
Thank you for taking time reading this letter and I’m looking forward to seeing some new changes soon.
As can be seen from the cartoon, different ideas may come from the same thing. In the picture, while trying to catch the upcoming soccer, the goal-keeper says to himself why it is so big. And, the striker simply thinks in a different way, that is why it is so small?!
What makes such a big contrary on the same tournament at the same moment? It is no doubt that they are facing the very same goal and experiencing the very same moment. However, the subjective views result in different impression on the same object. Many of us may still remember the story of a pony crossing the river, which we learned from the textbook in primary school. The squirrel tells him, the river is deep; and the cow tells him, the river is not deep at all. However, in the end, he tells himself a third answer. Therefore, it is not exaggerating to say that most of us are looking into the world with personal ideas. Subjective mental status may result in a really big difference in personal views, just like the goal-keeper and the striker in the drawing.
A possible solution might be to face any situation as objectively as possible. If we realize this in an objective way, it would be good for us to deal with what we encounter in life, especially when we are in setbacks or facing difficul