Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay that begins with the sentence “Nowadays more and more people take a positive attitude towards life.” You can make comments, cite examples, or use your personal experiences to develop your essay. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Nowadays more and more people take a positive attitude towards life. It is natural that difficulties hide in every corner of our life, so we have to face them now and then. But the problem is that sometimes we can do nothing to handle the challenging situations as our abilities are limited. In this case, what we can do is to change our attitude towards these difficulties. Just as the saying goes, “You cannot change the weather, but you can change your mood.”
Our attitude is the driving force of life. As a double-edged sword, it can either push us to do great things or make us lazy and shiftless. Looking around, we may find that people with a positive attitude often enjoy a better life and are more successful than those who are pessimistic. Therefore, it cannot be denied that a positive attitude does play an important role in living a successful life.
Above all, life isn't always a bed of roses. When the bad situation can't be changed, we should adjust ourselves to it and learn to keep optimistic. Only in this way can we surmount tough surroundings and gain more power to pursue our dreams.