6.Craze for Civil Service Examination (公务员考试热)
Every year hundreds of thousands of people in China take civil service exams conducted at various levels in the hope of becoming government employees. Among them, college
graduates are a fast-growing force that can‘t be ignored. The craze for being a civil servant is not limited to liberal arts majors, as it‘s also gaining popularity among science and engineering students.
In the final analysis, this growing trend among the youngsters is mainly attributable to two factors–ambitions and comforts. On the one hand, many ambitious college graduates view these exams as a springboard to a higher social status, greater power and prestige, on which many of their other wishes rest. On the other, as being a civil servant generally means a stable income, enviable healthcare and pension programmes, as well as other comforts of life, it‘s quite an appealing career option to many people, especially in this age of sluggish world economy.
Personally, the desire to be a government official is beyond reproach, as the nation and the people do need an injection of new blood into the civil service sectors. The fresh-faced college graduates, armed with lofty ideals, new vision, and strong drive, are undoubtedly among the best candidates.
你(Li Yuan)给你的朋友(Jane)写封信，邀请她参加你的生日聚会。Dear Jane,
My parents are going to hold a birthday party for me at 13:00>
You may take bus No. 2 to Qing Street and walk straight about 20 meters. There you'll see a drug store. At the corner of it, turn right and get into a very narrow path and look for Beijing No. 10.
That's my home. We'll wait for you there.
Please call me before the date, if you can not come.
I can't wait for the get-together.Li Yuan
It’s a pity that you are not in, so have to leave you a note. There are two posters at the school gate. One is about the movie “ Gone with the Wind”, which is to be shown at 7 Saturday evening in the school hall. The other is about a lecture>
The Bicycle in China
The bicycle is the most popular means of transportation in China. China is a country “on bicycle wheels”。 People ride them for various purposes such as going to and from school and work. Bicycles are very cheap and easy to buy in China.
There are many advantages to riding a bicycle. First， using a bicycle can greatly help reduce the air pollution in many big cities. Second， people can improve their health by riding a bicycle.
The future of bicycle will be bright. In some European countries， city governments have arranged pedestrians to use “public bicycles” to travel round the city center free of charge.
Should Men and Women Be Equal?
People have different ideas about this issue， Some people say that men are superior to women in ability because men are physically stronger， do most of the hard labor in the world and hold most important positions. Other people believe that women have the ability to compete with men. There have been many famous women state leaders and great scientists in the world. We should fully carry out the principle “to each according to his work” so that the enthusiasm of both men and women for work can be fully aroused.