Write an email to the editor of your local newspaper, stating your opinion on the issue of thrift.
Many college students have no concept of thrift in their mind. They take it for granted that they spend money from their parents before they enter into the society.
This extravagant spending is primarily caused by the following factors. First of all, nowadays most of the students are the only children of their families. They are the apple in their family’s eyes and naturally get more care and pocket money. In addition, with the improvement of living standards, parents can afford higher expenditure of their children.
From my point of view, a college student, as a pure consumer, should learn to be thrifty. We should limit our expenditure on daily necessities but not buy whatever we want regardless of their prices. The habit ofthrift can help us form right values and is favorable to our future development.
Suppose you have an important interview, but have unfortunately fallen ill. Write an email to apologize.
To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to thank you for arranging to meet with me for an interview on Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 10:00 am.
Unfortunately, I have recently been diagnosed with a serious ear infection which will require surgery on the same day as our interview. I am sorry to say that I will therefore not be able to makethe interview and apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you. If possible, I would like to postpone the interview for another day later in the week. I promise that such a thing does not usually happen.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and, again, am sorry for any troubles this may have caused you. Please kindly excuse me for not being able to inform you of my situation sooner. (131 words)
Suppose you are a college student, write an email to apply for a student loan.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am a third year student majoring in history at the Beijing Normal University and seek your assistance to help me finance this final year of my course.
This year, I need more time for my studies and have had to cut back on the outside jobs. I want to get as good a pass mark as I possibly can hence; I have made studying my priority. This is the reason I seek your help through a student loan.
I am not exactly sure of the rules and conditions related to a student loan and would appreciate it if you could send me the details for repayments, the interest rates applicable and the periods for which loans are available. Thank you in anticipation of your assistance. (126 words)
Write to a company, and apply for a post advertised in a newspaper.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I have read your advertisement in China Daily on 9 December for the post ofAccountant, and would be grateful if you could consider me favorably as an applicant for the position.
My professional training and experience all contribute to my qualifications for the job. I graduate from the Department of Accounting in Guanghua Management School of Beijing University in 2013. You will note from my enclosed resume that I was awarded First-prize scholarship four times for my outstanding academic performance. After graduation, I worked as an accountant in Beijing New Oriental Education and Technology Group. I hope that such working experience can be taken into favorable consideration.
I have enclosed a resume for your reference. I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation if you could let me know the result of my application in due course. (138 words)
Suppose you are a major in art of Central Academy of Fine Arts. After graduation you decide to pursue study in the graduate school in Yale University. Write a letter of application for admission, which should include the following points:
1) make an application;
2) provide your personal information and academic documents;
3) express your hope for a reply.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to apply for admission to the master’s program in art at your graduate school, beginning in fall 2014.
As a bachelor of arts, I will graduate from Central Academy of Fine Arts, China in the summer of2014 where I majored in Art. I have completed all the required undergraduate courses with satisfactory scores. Official copies of my transcript and of my TOEFL and GRE scores are being sent separately from the offices concerned.
Three recommendation letters are also being sent by my professors. I do not have the funds to finance my education; therefore I will be applying for an application fee waiver and full financial support from the university to cover my tuition and living expenses.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if my supporting documents are not enough for consideration of my application. (140 words)
Write to the head of a train, and complain about its bad services.
Dear Sir or Madam,
As a regular passenger of your train, I am completely disappointed to find that the service you provide is far from satisfactory. Therefore, I am writing this letter to draw your attention to the matter in the hope that the present situation will be much improved.
As we all know, punctuality is essential to the railway service. However, the train is delayed from time to time, which brings me much trouble and inconvenience. Worst of all is the bad manners of yourstewards and stewardesses. From their services, we can not understand the saying: “The customers are the god.”
I believe you will take this matter into serious consideration and give a satisfactory reply as soon as possible. At the same time, I sincerely hope that you will review your management system. I would be glad to see improvements in your railway service. (143 words)
Write a letter to Professor Schipper, a world famous professor majoring in Chinese philosophy and religious studies, and invite him to participate in a conference to be held in your university.
Dear Professor Schipper,
I am very pleased to inform you that Beijing University is organizing an academic conference entitled “ Sino-US Conference on Philosophy and Religious Studies” on December 8-9 in Beijing.
You are cordially invited to participate in this important Chinese academic event to be our guest speaker. You will be welcome to participate fully in the activities of the conference, including workshops, seminars, and other recreational activities. Your round trip air ticket, accommodation and meal expenses will be subsidized.
We look forward to seeing you in this conference and to having you as a significant part of this event. If you accept this invitation, please advise us of your date of arrival, so that we can make necessary arrangements. (118 words)
After being involved in an accident, you were looked after by Mr. Shakespeare. Write a special letter to express your thanks.
Dear Mr. Shakespeare,
I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude. I am referring to that unfortunate accident the other day, when I was knocked off my bike by a taxi.
If it had not been for your timely assistance in giving me first aid, I fear that the consequences might have been much serious. Everyone agrees that it was your quick-witted response in that emergency that has led to this satisfactory outcome.
Although nowadays people in mounting numbers talk about the need to be unselfish, we see very few people practice what they preach. If there were more people like you, this world would be a much nicer place. (107 words)
The environment protection club is going to organize some activities with the theme of “Creating Green Culture and Building Low-Carbon Campus”. As the club leader, you will write a memo to the members to explain the importance and arrangements of those activities.
Do not sign your own name. Use “Li Ming” instead.
To: All club members
From: Li Ming
Date: January 4, 2014
Subject: Creating Green Culture and Building Low-Carbon Campus
We are going to launch a series of activities to promote low-carbon lifestyle, or more specifically to advocate energy efficiency, waste minimization and recycling. This green lifestyle is a potential recipe for a healthier and more habitable environment and highly recommendable to every person.
To attract more schoolmates to accept this low-carbon lifestyle, we will hold lectures to introducethe new life concept, make broadcast programs to record low-carbon experience around us and host an exhibition of fruits of recycling to encourage students to make the best use of old stuff. In addition, we will hand out leaflets to every dormitory, recommending students to switch off unused lights and other electrical equipments, recycle paper, batteries and plastic bottles, and travel by bicycle, bus or subway.
All members are required to take part in those above activities. Other creative thoughts and brilliant ideas about activity plan will be encouraged. (148 words)
For this part, you are allowed to write an announcement to welcome students to join to a club. You should write about 100 words following the outline given below:
Welcome to English Club
January 4, 2014
Welcome to English Club! It could serve as a platform to show your outstanding abilities and help you develop a range of great skills.
You can be involved in a variety of activities including staging musical dramas, holding group discussions, watching Oscar-winning movies, and so on. These after-class activities could offer you ample opportunities. First, your active participation is helpful to strengthening the sense of responsibility and managing interpersonal relations. Second, various activities organized by us could raise your level of proficiency in English. A good command of English empowers you to enjoy decided competitive edge over your peers.
You can file a written application to our staff office or email us email@example.com. The deadline for entries is January 22. Come on, join us now!