给孩子配手机 Giving Children Cell Phones
Giving Children Cell Phones
More and more children are showing up at schooleach September with cell phones. Many parents buytheir children a cell phone because it is a nice safetymeasure. It gives those working parents a littlesense of control and security to know when theirchildren are off campus and on their way home.
But having a cell phone might be a problem. Parents may find themselves facing afrightening bill at the end of the month. The reason: chatting on the phone and sending textmessages can soon become the favorite pastime of preteens and teenagers. Worse still, cellphones in schools can lead to classroom distractions, text-message cheating andinappropriate photographs.
Knowing their children can always be reached is reassuring for parents. But before buyingtheir child a cell phone, I think parents should decide if the child is really capable of managinghis or her own phone. Besides, parental control must be exercised in the use of the phone. Forexample, they should set limits on how long the child is allowed to stay on the phone.
知识之美 The Beauty of Knowledge
Praise of knowledge has never come to an end since ancient times. Apparently, knowledge is a treasure that everybody volunteers to possess and much of success could be attributed to it directly or indirectly.
As far as I am concerned, the beauty of knowledge can be explained in three aspects.
Firstly, knowledge is open to all human beings. People can learn whatever they wish in one way or another. Secondly, knowledge learnt can be reflected in one's later life, so that one knows how to savor the present moment in peaceful times and how to deal with problems in difficult times. Last but not least, one of the most prominent features of knowledge is that one carries it throughout his life. Even if one loses a large fortune, he will never be a beggar if he already knows how to make money.
To sum up, knowledge is of great importance in one's lifetime. It is advisable that one should learn the beauty of knowledge and enjoy the process of learning.
Jan, 1st, 20xx
I know it’s a bit hard/difficult for you to accept my choice to apply to Tsinghua University (for further study). You have been taking good care of me during the past 18 years and in your eyes I’m a good boy who is always willing to follow your advice. But this time I do hope that you can allow me to make my own decision.
Tsinghua University, one of the top universities worldwide, has appealed to numerous excellent applicants. Not only do they admire these distinguished scholars but also they can share the advanced teaching facilities and reference resources. In addition, graduates from Tsinghua are bound to have more chances to find rewarding jobs. In this competitive society， I can prove myself an outstanding talent and make great contributions to the development of our nation.
I know you are worried that I can’t look after myself if I go to Tsinghua. However, this will enable me to learn how to live independently and stand on my own feet. I really hope you can understand me and support my decision, which will benefit my future.
Xiao Er Wang