The Students' Union of your department is planning a Chinese Speaking Contest. Write an announcement which covers the following information:
1.the purpose of the contest,
2.time and place of the contest,
3.what is required of the candidates,
4.details of the judges and awards.
You should write about 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the end of the announcement.
January 17, 2015
To improve students’ ability to speak Chinese and enrich after-class activities, the Students’Union of Department of Chinese Language and Literature is organizing a school-wide Chinese-speaking contest to be held on Saturday next week (24 January) at the Students’Auditorium. Those who are interested in taking part in it may sign up with the monitor of their classes before Tuesday next week. Five professors will be invited to be judges. The first six winners will be given awards. Everybody is welcome to be present at thecontest.
The Students' Union Department of Chinese Language and Literature
2015 年 1 月 27 日
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.
3) give you comments.
The cartoon depicts that a strong person is trying to find gold out of a huge stone. Holding an ax with his firm hands, he is hewing out of the stone of despair a piece of precious gold. The caption indicates that,“Only through Innovation can we make progress and conservatism means regression.”
The purpose of the drawing is to show us that utmost importance should be attached to innovation and creativity. To begin with, an attitude of innovation could be said to be the watchword, or motto of science. Think of all the innumerable times a scientific experiment must be carried out, all the laboratory tests, all the live trials, before a new medicine or vaccine is discovered. In addition, innovation is also responsible for many of today's business successes.For instance, I personally worked with such a company and its entrepreneur. It was only after four years and four different tries of varying business models that he finally found success, and went to become the chairman of one of the largest Internet companies.
To sum up, in any field of endeavor, whether it be in medicine,engineering or in business,it seems necessary to first put great emphasis on innovation before one can finally reach success. It is as if life is testing us, testing our innovation and creativity to see if we are really dedicated to our vision, before life finally rewards us with success.