Studying the English language in an English-speaking country is the best
but not the onlyway to learn language.
Do you agree ordisagree with this statement
Directions： for this part， you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the importance of reading/speaking/writing ability and how to develop it。
Studying a language in a country where it is widely spoken has many advantages. It is, therefore, a good idea to study English in a country such as Britain. However, I believe it is not the only way to learn the language.
In the first place, most students in non-English-speaking countries learn English at secondary school, and sometimes at university nowadays. Although their spoken English is not usually of a very high standard, their knowledge of grammar is often quite advanced. This is certainly useful when students come to an English-speaking country to perfect the language.
Secondly, studying the basics of English at secondary school is less
stressful than learning the language while overseas. This is because
students living at home do not have to worry about problems such as
finding accommodation, paying for their study and living costs, and
trying to survive in a foreign country where day to day living causes
However, there are obvious advantages of learning English in Britain. Every day there are opportunities to practise listening to and speaking with British people. Also, students can experience the culture firsthand, which is a great help when trying to understand the language. This is especially true if they choose to live with a British family, as exchange students for example. Furthermore, if students attend a language school full-time, the teachers will be native speakers. In this case, not only will students' speaking and listening skills improve, but attention can be given to developing reading and writing skills as well.
In general, even though it is preferable to study English in an English-speaking country, a reasonable level of English can be achieved in one's own country, if a student is gifted and dedicated to study.
新东方在线的老师们反复强调传统类考题的重要性，今年卷一题目是the importance of writing and how to improve writing skills，考查形式属于“现象类”，考查内容属于“大学生学习工作生活”，考查形式和内容均类似于2010年6月四级考题“Due Attention Should Be Given to Spelling”，具体解析如下：
|Knowledge of grammar||语法知识|
|Students living at home||在国内/家里的学生|
|Pay for their study||支付上学的费用|
|Cause much stress||带来/产生压力|
|There are opportunities to……||有机会做……|
There are many advantages in……
Have many advantages
It is a good idea……
It is better to……
It is preferable
In the first place
Be of a high standard
Be very good
This is because
Day to day
Be a great help
Go to school
Be dedicated to study
——It is, therefore, a good idea to study English in a country such as Britain.
——in a country such as Britain.
——However, I believe it is not the only way to learn the language.
In the first place
This is because
——Furthermore, if students attend a language school full-time, the teachers will be native speaker.
In this case
Whether in history or in the present-day society， reading has always been a hot topic among we human beings。 No one could deny the fact that reading is of great importance to the comprehensive development of children and teenagers。
Studying a language in a country where it is widely spoken has many advantages.
Most students in non-English-speaking countries learn English at secondary school, and sometimes at university nowadays
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This is certainly useful when students come to an English-speaking country to perfect the language.
This is because students living at home do not have to worry about problems such as finding accommodation, paying for their study and living costs, and trying to survive in a foreign country where day to day living causes much stress.
- problems such as……后举例无数，雅思阅读中常用such problems as……
Also, students can experience the culture firsthand, which is a great help when trying to understand the language.
In this case, not only will students' speaking and listening skills improve, but attention can be given to developing reading and writing skills as well
- not only, but also必用部分倒转句，据说是高级句式
- 部分倒装：指将谓语的一部分如助动词或情态动词倒装至主语之前,而谓语动词无变化。如果句中的谓语没有助动词或情态动词，则需添加助动词do, does或did，并将其置于主语之前。
- in this case，完美地衔接上句
Firstly， reading has become an indispensable part of our lives。 We gain new knowledge， directly or indirectly through reading， which will exert profound influence on the way we live， work， play and learn。 Secondly， reading can enable many youngsters to get a clear perspective of their career plans and life plans。 Knowing exactly what they want to achieve in the future can be beneficial to them to a large extent。
Secondly, studying the basics of English at secondary school is less stressful than learning the language while overseas. This is because students living at home do not have to worry about problems such as finding accommodation, paying for their study and living costs, and trying to survive in a foreign country where day to day living causes much stress.
- 第二句紧接着this is because做解释，这句解释很长，但是句子很好，用两种从句和并列复合出了很棒的解释
2。 注意后期单项技巧的掌握，包括写作，听力，阅读和翻译。 并加强课后练习，不断巩固，强化概念。这些技巧能够帮助考生在第一时间迅速切中要害，如同打游戏开的外挂，但也应该懂得技巧属于锦上添花，而不是雪中送炭。
So how do we develop our ability of reading？ To begin with， the whole society should encourage teenagers to reading more books of great value to broaden their horizons and increase their knowledge。 What’s more， we teenagers should cultivate the habit of long-term and regular reading。 Only in this way can we be an effective reader。
Against the backdrop of economic globalization， never before has English learning aroused so much concern among the public， among which the learning of writing is always on the top of both students’ and teachers’ agenda。
There exist numerous necessities for this phenomenon spreading in colleges nowadays。 On the one hand， as for students， it is an important and indispensable quality for them to be competitive in the future job market， as writing is a process of output that needs a long time of accumulation。 Thus， to be excelled in writing is equal to painstaking efforts for English learning in universities。 On the other hand， enterprises and corporations nowadays are in the position of enrolling those who are equipped with excellent mastery of English writing， in that cross-national cooperation and collaboration does need formal written documentaries or contracts， which can be fully demonstrated in the format of writing。
To sum up， it is high time effective measures be taken to further improve this beneficial situation。 To start with， we each student should pay enough attention to every aspects of English learning， especially writing。 Apart from that， relevant courses or lectures are also supposed to be launched in colleges to highlight the significance of writing。 Only in this way can a bright and promising future beneficial to all be expected in the long run！
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am interested in graduate study in Physics, with the ultimate goal of teaching at the college level, and would like to talk with you about the requirements of your department。
After my graduation from Peking University in 2000, I worked for several years before my marriage as a teacher in Open College. During that time I completed three graduate courses at Zhe Jiang University, but did not finish my master’s degree. A resume of my background and experience is enclosed。
I could probably manage almost a full schedule if necessary. However, I would prefer to begin on a more limited basis if this could be arranged。
I will call your office in a few days for an appointment。
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am a graduate from Sichuan University of Foreign Language
Institute. As a student of English for Business, I hope to work in a
foreign company after graduation. So I want to apply for the position
of assistant of your Public Relationship Department manager。
In the past four academic years, I have proved myself to be a straight A student, awarded a succession of scholarships. My English is particularly good and French happens to be my second foreign language, which will reach the requirements set by a wholly-owned foreign company like yours. I am a good team player, self-motivated and eager to learn. I believe I deserve your consideration.
I should be very happy if you would arrange an interview with me. I am expecting your early reply!
Dear Sir or Madam,
It is my pleasure to recommend Wang Xin for his application to graduate studies in your school。
Mr. Wang has been my research assistant since September 1997. He is an enthusiastic and ambitious young man with extremely high potentiality. All the work handed to him was completed satisfactorily. With his help, I have been able to spend more time in writing the research paper. I really consider myself very fortunate to have such a capable assistant。
I am certain his diligence, coupled with a good competence and pleasant personality, will assure him of academic achievements in his future academic pursuits. I strongly recommend his admission without any reservation。
I am writing to thank you for looking after me after that unfortunate accident the other day, when I was knocked off my bike by a taxi. If it had not been for your assistance in giving me first aid and taking me to a nearby hospital, I fear that the consequences might have been much more serious。
The doctor says that my broken leg is healing well. In addition, the taxi company has agreed to pay my hospital bills. Everyone agrees that it was your quick-witted response in that emergency that has led to this satisfactory outcome。
Although nowadays many people talk about the need to be unselfish and to help others, we see very few people practicing what they preach. But you showed by your actions that you are an exception。
You asked for advice concerning whether you should study history or computer science at university. I will try making some suggestions。
University is preparation for your career. You should consider studying a subject which will best equip you to earn a living. Computer science offers more job opportunities than history. We are now in a high-tech age. For the foreseeable future, it would be necessary for everyone to be equipped with computer skills merely to earn a living!
Of course, you don't have to devote all your time at university to studying computers and nothing else. I would recommend that you continue reading of history in your spare time. That way, you will find that your leisure hours are enriched while you prepare yourself for a worthwhile career in computer science。
Whatever you decide to do, I wish you everything goes well!
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am a regular customer of your store and I am writing to show my great anger about the bad service I encountered in your department store last Sunday。
The saleswoman (No.411) was by no means patient enough to answer my questions about the products. She was so eagerly talking with her friend that she just turned a deaf ear to my questions. I felt disappointed that such bad service could have happened in a so-called five-star department store。
I hope you do something to stop such things happening any more, just to save your store’s fame. I am looking forward to your earliest response to this matter。
I am sorry to tell you that I won’t be able to come this afternoon because I have to go to the airport at 2:00 p. m. to meet an overseas visitor from Australia。
I really have kept our date in my mind all these days. However, I received my boss’ e-mail this morning, and he asked me to go to the airport to meet one of his friends from abroad. It’s all of a sudden and urgent and I must go。
I sincerely hope you could accept my apology. Would you please ring me up to make another time? I am looking forward to your earliest reply。
Dear Li Hua,
I am writing this letter to extend to you my sincerest congratulations on your winning the first-class science award because of your creative work in the field of applied chemistry。
I know that it is the result of many years of hard work and numerous experiments. I have heard of the excellent achievements you reached in studies. This shows that your outstanding scholarly attainments and whole-hearted devotion to science have been given public recognition。
As one of your friends, I am delighted that I will share your honor and achievements, and I am very proud of you. Best wishes for your greater success in all that you undertake. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon。
Dear Mr. Williams,
I am writing on behalf of the English Department to invite you to give a lecture in our college。
We know that you are an expert on American literature. As English majors, we would like to know something about American literature. We would be very grateful if you could give a talk on “Contemporary American Literature” to students of the English Department on Saturday, June 4. If this subject does not suit you, any other similar topic would be welcomed as well.
We have already had several very interesting talks from some distinguished visitors from various countries and we look forward to the opportunity to benefit from your experience and wisdom。
I am quite sorry that I have to ask a favor of you, with the hope
that you will be kind to help me.
I have been looking forward to applying for the entrance examination for MA candidates for a long time because I want to pursue further studies. Unfortunately I find myself far from the required standard, especially my very poor English. Finally, the personal friendship leads me to approach you with the request, whether you can give me some constructive guidance. I promise to be a diligent student. If you agree, please call me as soon as you are free. I hope I can visit you twice a week。
Thank you very much for your kind help again.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am organizing a group of students to pay a visit to the historical exhibition in your town. I am writing the letter in purpose of inquiring/ seeking/ obtaining/ requesting information concerning/regarding the following aspects。
First of all, what is the size of the exhibition, what is its theme and what objects are on display? Secondly, what are the dates between which the exhibition will be held, and what are the daily opening hours?
I must point out that I hope to bring over students to the exhibition. So I would like to inquire if there is any discount available on entrance tickets for students. I look forward to your reply。