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 follo
wing 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. 第十届全国创新英语大赛复赛作文题
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?
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 occured 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. 第九届创新英语大赛复赛作文试题
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?
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. 第八届创新英语大赛复赛试题
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. 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. 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。
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.
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? 复赛试题：
Directions: 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.
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 Directions: 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.
1.对作文题目有独到见解，并有很强的创新能 第一档 99—90 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 第二档 89—80 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； 第三档 79—70 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； 第四档 69—60 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； 第五档 59 以下 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。
A组 A01. Who, in your view, is the greatest athlete and how does he or she influence the lives of others? Why? A02. What are the negative social effects of advertisements? A03. Is there a generation gap between you and your parents? What do you think causes this generation gap? What can be done to solve this problem？ A04. What does the recent royal wedding in Great Britain mean to the public? Why were they so excited about it? A05. If you became the richest man or woman in China, what kind of life do you think you would lead? B组 B01. Should romantic relations among students be encouraged? Why or why not? B02. What does your parents forbid you from doing when you
were in senior high school? B03. What are some of the effective and ineffective methods people use to cope with stress? B04. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using the Internet. Will the Internet isolate us from one another? B05. If your school asked all the students to wear school uniform, and you were the head teacher. What would you say to persuade the students? C组 C01. What role does music play in your life? Do you listen to music while studying? Do you think it is a good habit? C02. Which emperor do you like best in Chinese history? C03. Some people say. “We learn more outside class than in it” Do you agree？Why or Why not？ C04. Do you think music can affect people’s lives, for example, calming them down, cheering them up, or increasing efficiency? C05. What do you prefer, watching movies at home or at the