第一届 初赛试题： Topic: High School Students Go Abroad for College Education Directions: In China today, there is an increasing trend that high school student go abroad for stu
dy. Please write a composition about this phenomenon in no less than 600 words with your creativity. Writing of any style is welcome.
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Topic: What do you think are the symbols of success in today’s China? Directions: The answers of what success means vary from person to person and change time to time. What do you think are the symbols of success in today’s China? Please write a composition in no less than 600 words with your creativity. Writing of any style is welcome.
复赛试题： Upward or Outward? Directions: At present, large crowds of people move into cities, making them bigger and bigger. Every city faces the problem whether it should expand upward or outward. You are allowed 60 minutes to write a composition on the topic: Upward or Outward? You should write from 300 to 500 words, and base your composition on the following outline. 1. Description of the city you live in 2. Arguments on the expansion
3. Your opinion and reasons 写作要求：目前大量人口涌入城市，使得城市规模越来越大。各城市都面临 着应该向上发展还是向外发展的难题。请你在 60 分钟内，根据你居住的城市的 特点，些一篇 300~500 字的作文，按下面提纲阐述你的观点及理由。 1. 描述你居住的城市状况 2. 城市发展方向上的争论 3. 你的观点及理由
第三届 初赛试题： Directions: Some people argue that English has been overemphasized in China. It seems that almost everything from entering a high school or university to finding a job or getting a promotion depends on one’s mastery of English. This has misled students at schools and universities to spend too much of their time on English rather than on other subjects or their major area studies. Do you agree with this view? Write an essay of approximately 300 words to support your view.
复赛试题： Directions: Write a composition of 300 words within an hour according to the following graph. Your composition should cover the following points: A. Difference in annual income between teachers and businessmen; B. Difference in annual income between inland cities and coastal cities; C. These differences greatly influence people’s choice of profession and home; D. It’s economic interest that counts.
Note: 1. $ refers to US dollars. 2. □ refers to teachers. 3. ■ refers to businessmen. 4. The above graph is a contrast of annual income between teachers and businessmen in the early 90`s China.
第四届 初赛试题： Topic: Nowadays computers have become an important part of our lives. With the development of the Internet, computers can be used for studies, communication, news and entertainment. Give your opinions on how computers may affect your studies in the future.
复赛试题： You are to write an essay at about 300 words in 60minutes on the following situation. You may supply a topic of your own. According to a recent report from the United Nations, the world population is aging rapidly. Take China as an example, the population 60 and older has reached 134 million (accounting for 10% of the Chinese population), 70%of whom are located in the countryside. How would we respond to this social problem, in the next 20years in particular?
第五届 初赛试题： Write a composition of 300 words on the following topic: It is true tourism will certainly bring benefit to a nation. However, some people claim that it will also cause problem to environmental protection and cultural integrity. To what extent to you agree or disagree with this opinion?
复赛试题： Writing Topic for Semifinals
We can be sure that most people have experienced failure and success. Most often, when we are successful we are happy. If we fail, we are sad. Now, you are asked to write an essay on the topic of Failure and Success. You can give some example and facts to support your opinion. You can give some examples and facts to support your opinion. Your essay should be written in English with on less than 300 words within 60 minutes.
第六届 初赛试题： Directions: Read the following paragraph and then write an essay at about 300 words on the following topic: The Internet in My Life According to a report from the Digital Future Project in the U.S.,the overall Internet access has risen to its highest level in the last four years; about three-quarters of Americans go online. The number of hours online continues to increase---rising to an average of 12.5 hours per week---the highest level in the study so far. What do people do online? Both very experienced users and new users spent by far the largest percentage of their time online dealing with e-mails; followed by general Web browsing, work at home for their jobs, reading news, etc. In terms of who are online, the report reveals that three quarters of the Internet users are aged 55 and under. Are you an Internet user? If yes, how long are you online each week? How do you connect the Internet? What do you gain by using it? If not, why not? What do you miss by not using it?
Some people maintain that universities are the best place for young people to receive higher education; other people believe that young people can be equally
educated by taking correspondence courses or going to evening classes and open universities in their spare time. Write an article of about 300 words in which you compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of formal university education and informal higher education. Which do you think is more effective and desirable? Support your argument with appropriate examples or illustrations. 第七届 初赛试题： Value of Exams in Schools Direction: Students have experienced a lot of exams all through their school years. They may have a lot to say about the present exam systems. You are allowed 60 minutes to write a composition on the topic: Value of Exams in Schools. You should write about 300 words, and base your composition on the following outline. Role of exams Your experience of failure at one exam Suggestions to better exam systems
复赛试题： Directions: With the development of computers, more and more people are working with computers. But, we know that computers are harmful as well as useful and helpful .Here, you are asked to write an essay on the topic “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Computers”. You can give some examples and facts to support your opinion. Your essay should be written in English with no less than 300 words within 60 minutes. 第八届
初赛作文试题： Directions: Read the following paragraph and write a composition as stated at about 300 words in 60 minutes.
Your composition will be graded according to clarity, accuracy and meaningfulness. Some experts claim that parents` attitudes toward solving teenage problems are crucial determinants of child personality development. Do you agree or disagree? What role does parental attitude play in child rearing and personality development? You writing ought to contain three parts, your viewpoint, the supporting ideas, and the conclusion.
Directions: Read the following paragraph and write a composition as stated at about 300 words in 60 minutes. Your composition will be graded according to clarity, accuracy and meaningfulness.
In accordance with CRI news, the spirit of Chinese volunteers, from responding to the May 12 earthquake to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, not only touched the Chinese people, but also generated worldwide attention. Official statistics show that china has accumulated about 8 billion hours of volunteer work from 380 million volunteers since 1993 and is going to have more and more volunteers, especially the youth. How do you understand volunteer work? In what way(s) is it important to promote the well-being of individuals, families, communities and the world at large? Your writing ought to contain three parts, your viewpoint, the supporting ideas, and the conclusion.
Topic: Natural Disasters Directions:
Read the following paragraph and write a composition as stated in about 300 words. Your composition will be graded according to clarity, accuracy and meaningfulness. A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard (e.g. flood, drought, tornado, volcano eruption, earthquake, typhoon, tsunami, or landslide) that affects the environment, and leads to financial, environmental and/or human losses. Recently, we can see many natural disasters occurred home and abroad and huge damage have been made either to the environment or to our human lives. Those natural disasters urge us to reconsider our beliefs and actions toward our mother nature when we seek for clothes, food, and sheltering etc. Therefore, what is your attitude toward the natural disasters? What shall we do to prevent us from being simply destroyed? What kind of role did we play in the causes of those dreadful disasters? Your writing ought to contain three parts, your viewpoint, the supporting ideas, and the conclusion. 复赛试题 Topic: Should We Follow Fashions? Directions: Some people say that fashion is just for selling clothes, so we should not follow it and we should dress what we like and feel comfortable in it. How far do you agree with them? Write an essay on the following topic: should we follow fashions? Requirements: Illustrate your view on the topic with no less than 250 words and write down your opinions and reasons so long as they are reasonable. 第十届 初赛作文题 Directions: Recently, Amy Chua, or the “Tiger Mother”, aroused heated discussions both in US and in China with her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger
Mother. The following are the ten things she lists in her book that she strictly forbids her two daughters to do: Attend a sleepover (a party for children in which they stay the night at someone’s house); Have a play date (in which children hang out with their friends); Be in a school play; Complain about not being in a school play; Watch TV or play computer games; Choose their own extracurricular activities; Get any grade less than an A; Not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama; Play any instrument other than the piano or violin; Not play the piano or violin. You are invited to write under either of the following two topics. The length of your writing should not exceed 300 words. Suppose you are a “tiger parent”. Write a letter to your child and explain to her/him your ideas about tiger parenting. Suppose you are a child who has tiger parents. Write a letter to your parents and explain to them your ideas about tiger parenting. 复赛作文题 Chinese people always have the tradition of helping others; regardless of a friend or a stranger. However, in recent years, people find that when they try to help others, some changes are taking places. One of the most common examples is that, a passer-by who sent an injured senior people to hospital would be very likely to be recognized as the accident-maker. This kind of events is being rerun again and again. When trapped in the dilemma of tradition and trouble, what would be your choice?
作文命题思路和评分细则： 该作文题目就我国近年来越来越受重视和各认同的志愿者工作， 对考生的观察能 力、思维能力和社会体验能力进行考察。通过该题目的写作，检查考生的语言逻 辑组织能力和语言表达能力。考生可以在所给题目范围内自己命题进行写作。 作文评分大致分为四等： 99-90 分： 1.对作文题目有独到见解，并有很强的创新能力； 2.语言流畅，思路清晰，有较强的英语写作能力； 3.词汇和语法使用恰当，错误较少。 89-80 分： 1.对作文题目有合理的理解，并有较强的创新能力； 2.语言比较流畅，思路比较清晰，有较好的英语写作能力； 3.词汇和语法使用比较恰当，错误较少。 79-70 分： 1.对作文题目有正确的理解，并有一定的创新能力； 2.语言通顺，英语写作能力一般； 3.有常见词汇和语法使用错误。 69-60 分： 1.对作文题目理解尚可，创新能力比较一般； 2.语言不太通顺，英语写作能力较差； 3.词汇和语法错误较多。
1.对作文题目有独到见解，并有很强的创新能力； 2. 思路清晰，观点明确，论证充分； 3.语言流畅，词汇丰富，句式多样； 4.有效地使用语句、段落间的连接成分，内容连贯，结构紧凑； 5.词汇和语法使用恰当，错误较少。 1.对作文题目有恰当理解，并有较强的创新能力； 2.思路较清晰，观点较明确，论证较充分； 3.语言通顺，词汇和句式有变换； 4.能使用语句间的连接成分；内容较连贯； 5.词汇和语法使用较恰当，错误较少。 1.对作文题目有一定理解，创新能力一般； 2.有自己的观点，并加以论证； 3.词汇和句式基本满足需要； 4.语句较通顺； 5. 有常见词汇和语法使用错误。 1. 对作文题目理解尚可，创新能力比较一般； 2. 内容不太连贯； 3. 句式词汇有限； 4. 词汇和语法错误较多。 1.对作文题目理解不当； 2.字数不够，内容不连贯； 3.语言混乱，思路不清晰； 4. 词汇和语法错误很多。
Which one of them do you think is the expert? First complete the conversation. Then write down your opinion on the qualities of being an expert.
Doctor: Patient: Doctor: Patient: You have to learn about thousands of diseases, but I only have to focus on fixing what wrong with ME! Now which one of us do you think is the expert? 复赛试题 Directions: Would you expect a “thank you” when you give your seat to an old man, or a woman with her baby? How do you feel if they take your seat without even taking a look at you? Would you be angry? You are given 60 minutes to state your view on the topic within less than 300 words. You can add a title by yourself.
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Ⅰ. Writing(本题共 100 分)
Telling lies for a better world?
Lies have a bad reputation. Telling the truth is normally considered to be a good thing. One conventional view of lying is that it is bad in itself and should be avoided at all costs. Another conventional view is that the
consequences of lying are often bad, so lying should be avoided except in extreme circumstances. In the past two decades, though, a number of authors have challenged conventional wisdom, arguing that lying is not as bad as normally thought and that a number of other beliefs about lying are misunderstood. A well-known study even shows that an ordinary person tells three lies every ten minutes. So what is your opinion of telling lies? How is your relationship with them? What do you do when being lied to? And more importantly, when and how do you choose to lie? Please write your view on the topic within less than 300 words. You can add a title by yourself.
Recently, a book named “THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE” became one of the best-sellers in book stores. It aims to present some powerful lessons in personal change to people in contemporary society. Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit 3: Put First Things First Habit 4: Think Win-Win Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood Habit 6: Synergize Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw What do you think of the role of effectiveness in your life and study? Have you ever benefited from one of the habits mentioned in the book in your daily life? You are invited to write a composition in about 300 words concerning the topic above. Your composition should be given a title and it should contain your personal experiences. Marks will be graded for content, organization, language and appropriateness.