The Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics logo has a single Chinese character on a traditional red Chinese seal. The English words "Beijing 2008" are written with a Chinese brush below it. At the bottom of the picture, there are the five rings of Olympic Games. The figure in the logo resembles a runner or dancer and the Chinese character "jing" which means "capital".
The image carries the message that today's China is not only a nation with a long and glorious history, but also one full of modern dynamics. First and foremost, this logo is a journey to the future, the emblem for China moving towards the 2008 Olympic Games. What is more, it is a symbol of the city's promise to make the Games a success. Accordingly, this emblem represents the heart of an ancient culture embracing the modern world, the spirit of a people moving towards a new destiny.
In my view, first of all, the Olympic Game represents the spirit of sports. Arms flung wide, it invites all people and the world to share in the city's history, beauty, energy, and its future. In addition, it is a gesture of friendship and hope that the community of nations will unite in peace through sports.
When we use the word “love”, we do not simply mean an attraction to a person of the opposite sex, which is a very narrow definition of the word. Love is emotional strength, which can support us no matter how dark the world around us becomes. As a matter of fact, throughout history people of many different cultures have regarded love as the most sublime of human emotions.
As an illustration of the power of love, we should remember how the Chinese people of all nationalities respond to the call to help the victims of the deadly earthquake in Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008. Although their incomes are still low by international standards, people all over the country do not hesitate to donate whatever they can——be it money or goods——to help their needy fellow citizens. Furthermore, they do this with no thought of gain for themselves.
It is my view that the best way to show love is to help people who are more unfortunate than we are. We should always be ready to give a helping hand to those who are in trouble, no matter whether they are family members or complete strangers. Only by doing so can we help to make the world a better place because the darker the shadows of sorrow become, the more brightly the lamp of love shines.
Directions: For this part you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic Internet. You should write at least 120 words and base your composition on the outline below:
In recent years, people are developing an inseparable relationship with Internet. As is known to all, it is convenient for us to click the mouse when surfing on line, either to entertain ourselves or to meet the work’s needs.
On the one hand, no one denies that Internet is currently one of the most useful media in our daily life. As a college student, I get on line every day to exchange information through e-mails with my net friends. But on the other hand, a good many people admit that they are too much addicted to Internet to maintain a regular and wholesome lifestyle.
Thus, it is necessary for us to use Internet in a reasonable way and restrain from overindulgence. After all，Internet is invented to enrich our life, and to improve the efficiency of our work rather than shackle us with a chain.
Directions: For this part you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic My Views on Examinations. You should write at least 120 words and base your composition on the outline below:
In most colleges and universities the examination is used as a chief means of deciding whether a student succeeds or fails in mastering a particular subject. Although it does the job quite efficiently, its side effects are also enormous.
To begin with, examinations lower the standards of teaching. Since teachers are often judged by examination results, they are reduced to training their students in exam techniques. No subjects can be taught successfully merely through being approached with intent to take examinations. In addition, the most undesirable effect is that examinations encourage bad study habits. As the examination score is the only criterion for his academic performance, a student is driven to memorize mechanically rather than to think creatively.
In fact, few of us admit that examinations can contribute anything really important to the students’ academic development. If that is the case, why cannot we make a change and devise something more efficient and reliable than examinations?
Directions: For this part you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic The most unforgettable Teacher I ever Know. You should write at least 120 words and base your composition on the outline below:
In my life I have met a great many teachers who are really worth recalling. But perhaps the most unforgettable one I ever know is my English teacher.
What frequently brings back memories of my school teacher is his special qualities. First of all, he gave us the greatest gift a teacher can offer—an awakening of a passion for learning. He not only led us to an appreciation of the beauty and perfection of English language and literature, but also aroused our great interest in exploring something deeper in this field. Second, I was attracted by his lively wit. I remember that we students always anticipated his class with great eagerness because his lecture were humorously delivered, never failing to provoke chuckles or loud laughs.
Although it is nearly two years since I attended his last class, he is the talk of our old classmates, and I know part of him has already stayed in my heart.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter applying for admission into a college or university. You should write at least 120 words according to the outline given below in Chinese:
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am a Chinese student who wishes to apply for admission into your prestigious university. My plan is to start my course next term, and I would be grateful if you would be kind enough to provide me with certain essential information.
First, what qualifications do I need to follow a course of study at your university? I already have a bachelor’s degree from Beijing University, but I wonder if there are any further academic requirements. Second, how much are the tuition fees? Although I intend to be self-supporting, I would be interested to hear if there are any scholarships available for international students. Third, what is the situation regarding accommodation?
I look forward to your reply, and to attending your esteemed institution.
Directions: You want to invite some friends to a party. Write an invitation letter to them individually:
I am greatly honored to formally invite you to participate in Mr. Guo Jing’s wedding ceremony with Ms. Huang Rong to be held at Beijing Grand Hotel from 8 to 10 p.m. on April 1, 2007.
As you are a close friend of us, we would very much like you to attend the celebration and share our joy. The occasion will start at seven o’clock in the evening, with the showing of their wedding ceremony. This will be followed by a dinner party. At around ten, we will hold a small musical soiree, at which a band will perform some works by Bach and Strauss.
If you do not have any prior appointment on April 1, we look forward to the pleasure of your company.
Directions: You live in a room in college which you share with another student. You find it very difficult to work there because your roommate always has friends visiting. Write a letter to the Accommodation Officer at the college.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to inform you that I wish to move into a new room next semester. I would prefer a single room, as I find the present sharing arrangement inconvenient.
I must explain that the reason for my dissatisfaction is my roommate’s inconsiderate behavior. For one thing, his friends are constantly visiting him; for another, he regularly holds noisy parties. In these circumstances, I find it difficult to concentrate on my studies, and I am falling behind in my assignments.
I am sure you will agree that the only solution is for me to move into a room of my own. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could find a single room for me, preferably not in the same building but as near to the college campus as possible.
Directions: Write a speech on the opening of a conference of no less than 120 words. In your speech, you should:
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Beijing! To begin with, I would like to make a brief introduction to myself. I am the president of Motorola (China) Electronics Ltd.
The following is my introduction to the conference. First, it is my great honor to be here with all of you and declare open the Conference of International Trade Cooperation. Second, on behalf of our company, I would like to express my heartfelt welcome to all the guests and delegates. Last, I believe our cooperative efforts are sure to be productive.
I wish all of you enjoy yourselves during this conference and hope the above information will help you. If you have any question for me, please feel free to ask at any time. Thank you for your attention.
Directions: The Students’ Union of your department is planning a Chinese Speaking Contest. Write an announcement which covers the following information:
You should write about 120 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the end of the announcement.
Chinese Speaking Contest
February 3, 2008
To improve students’ ability to speak Chinese and enrich after-class activities, the Students’ Union of Department of Chinese Language and Literature is organizing a school-wide Chinese speaking contest to be held on Saturday next week (10 February) at the Students’ Auditorium. Those who are interested in taking part in it may sign up with the monitor of their classes before Tuesday next week. Five professors will be invited to be judges. The first six winners will be given awards. Everybody is welcome to be present at the contest.
The Students’ Union
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
王 江涛：今年事情比较多，针对今年6月份的四六级考试，我们可以首先关注一些热点问题，关于北京奥运、四川地震，这些表达可以积累。其实我在网上已经贴出了 十篇范文，在新浪的博客上，大家可以输入我的名字“王江涛”可以找到，范文上贴出了今年6月份四六级考试的十大必备范文，其中包括北京奥运、四川地震。如 果想积累更多，可以搜索一些网站，有很多这样的英文表达。
应 用文重点准备三种，第一种是书信，这是四六级考试的重点，书信分为很多种，建议信四六级考过两次，投诉信，四级考过一次，六级考过四次。关于邀请信，新大 纲明确提出要求掌握的，详细了解一下书信的写法，在我提供的范文当中提供了一些书信的范文，大家可以参考。书信一般先写一个称呼，称呼有两种情况，一种是 写给机构，是尊敬的先生或者女士。如果是写给个人，就是dear后面加上人名就可以了。但是需要注意的是后面要使用逗号，而不能使用冒号。书信的第一段一 般就写两句话，第一句话就是自我介绍。四六级考生一般都是大学生，上来介绍自己是哪个大学、那个专业大体的学生，但是需要注意不要出现自己的真实姓名，出 现大学专业是可以的。
第 三段，一般来讲第一句话就是表示感谢，但是需要注意假如私人建议信就不用表示感谢了，你给一个朋友写一封信，建议他怎么选专业，怎么度假，不需要感谢对 方。但是假设考到公务建议信，比如你给图书馆、书店写一封信，建议它改进服务，还是需要感谢对方的。07年考研写作考的就是一封公务建议信，给图书馆写一 封信建议它改进服务。图书馆没有得罪你，而且图书馆改进了服务对你也有好处，所以公务建议信甚至是投诉信也需要表示感谢。
所 以，书信我们总结一下就是三段，第一段自我介绍写作目的。第二段，改写两到三点提纲。第三段就是写表示感谢和期待回信。最后来一个落款，落款首先写一个结 尾客套，就是“您的真诚”，但是需要注意后面使用逗号。另外，签名四六级、考研一般叫“李明”，高考一般叫“李华”，不要写错了。
告 示这种题型四级写作已经考过两次，06年6月17号，四级写作让你写一个海报招募志愿者，而07年6月份，四级写作再次写一个告示，写一个社团的招新启 示。告示的写法有的同学不太了解，格式应该分为四个方面，这是新大纲明确要求的。第一个方面是标题，告示一定要写标题，你看到题目当中有几个大写字母就是 标题，把它写上。如果实在找不到就写notice或者是aouncement就可以了。第二个格式就是日期，写在标题下一行右下方月日年。第三个格式就是 正文，正文一般是给几点提纲就写几段，而且时态一般使用将来时、现在时为主。我们知道四六级考试一般是写作时以现在时为主，而不是过去时，尤为主，让你现在写一封信或者是议论文。告示的第四部分就是落款，假如是机构应该牢记从小到大，比方中文系学生会，应该先写学生会，再写中文系，写成两行做对齐。这是第二种应用文告示。
写 作我们大概再总结一下，还是应该准备两种题型，第一种是应文文，有三种：第一，书信。第二，告示。第三，致词。第二种是议论文，四级考试重点准备大学校园 生活话题，比如关于老师，关于课程，关于校园生活。六级考试可以关注一些社会的热点问题，比如关于奥运或者是地震、爱心这样的话题。写作暂时讲到这个地 方。
王 江涛：这些国家大事一定要积累一些表达。实话实说考试的题目在考试之前没有人知道，我们需要去关注。按照四六级往年的常理一般不考察当年最热门的话题，但 是可能改头换面考你。比如不一定考四川地震，但是假如考一个告示，比如你是一个学生会的工作人员招募一下赴四川地震的志愿者，或者是招募一下赴奥运的志愿 者，或者考察爱心问题、互相帮助的话题，都是和热门话题有关，需要积累表达。