Read the following passage and the three summaries. Judge the summaries according to the guidelines above. Point out which of them is the best, and what is wrong with the other two. Original:
I walked by my father ’s side, clutching his right hand. All my clothes were new: the black shoes, the green school uniform, and the red cap. They did not make me happy; however, as this was the day I was to be thrown into school for the first time. My mother stood at the window watching us, and I turned towards her from time to time, hoping she would help. We walked along a street lined with gardens, fields planted with crops, pears, and date palms. “Why school?” I asked my father. “What have I done?” “I’m not punishing you,” he said, laughing. “School’s not a punishment. It’s a place that makes men out of boys. Don’t you want to be useful like your brothers? ” I was not convinced. I did not believe there was really any good to be had in tearing me away from my home and throwing me into the huge, high-walled building. (157 words)
Summary 1 The first day I went to school, I was wearing new clothes: a pair of black shoes, a green school uniform, and a red cap. I held my father ’s
hand tightly as we walked there. From time to time I turned round to look at my mother, who was standing at the window. I hoped she would tell my father no to punish me by sending me to school, but she didn’t. When I asked my father what I had done wrong, he said that school was not a punishment, but a place to turn boys into useful men. Still I couldn’t understand why I should go to that place. Summary 2 The day my father took me to school, I was not happy. I thought school was a punishment and asked him what I had done wrong. He said that school would make me a useful mean. But what he said did not convince me. Summary 3 The first day of school, my father took me there. I didn’t want to go. I asked my father why they decided to send me to that high-walled building and what I had done wrong. Then he explained what a school was for, but I didn’t believe him at all. How I hated the place that looked like a prison! (59 words) (44 words) (109 words)
PART VI WRITING
It is reported that a couple registered for marriage since they have chatted on Wechat for only one month. Is online romance really reliable? The following are the opinions of two different groups. Read carefully the opinions from both sides and write your response in about 200 words, in which you should first summarize briefly the opinions from both sides and give your view on the issue. Marks will be awarded for content relevance, content sufficiency, organization, language quality. Failure to follow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks. YES Online love is very romantic and exciting. How does he/she look like? What is his/her view on Pride and Prejudice? It is the mysteriousness that pushes two strangers from afar to know more about each other. In China, one of the preconditions for couples to get married is that the groom must own a house. Unfortunately, many lovers break up for lack of material affluence. Online romance, compared with realistic love, attaches more emphasis on the appeal to each other in spirit and involves less material conditions. Online romance knows no boundary. Boys and girls can chat each other once they find they have the same topics, regardless of their physical appearance an geographical limit. NO The Internet is a virtual world, in which there impossibly exists real, enduring love since it is very difficult to tell the real from the fake on the Internet. Everything provided online may be proved untrue. Pursuing online romance is sometimes very dangerous because there are many cheaters on the Net. They disguise themselves as perfect lovers, rich, generous and gentle. They know hat you want as a soft woman. But all of these are, in fact, tricks they play to cheat money or sex. Online love grows out of illusion and thus is very infirm. Sometimes, they even don’t have an overall understanding of the person they dream about. Yet they know each other better, they break up as quickly as they fall in love.
Write your response on ANSWER SHEET THREE.