Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled The Way to Success by commenting on Abraham Lincoln’s famous remark,“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree , and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”Abraham Lincoln once said.Although four hours seem to be quite a long time, it can help people chop down the tree more smoothly and less laboriously in the rest two hours. It is obvious that a full preparation can enhance the efficiency of trees-chopping.
The saying aims at informing us of the significance of adequate preparation. Definitely , we can’t emphasize the importance of full preparation too much in our pursuit of success. A full preparation enables us to achieve our objectives and realize our dreams more smoothly and rapidly. The more preparation we make, the more likely we are to become confidence, reduce the risks of failure and seize the fleeting opportunities. For example, when graduates hunt for jobs, it is those who are well prepared that can surpass other candidates and get the offer finally.
Accordingly, at no time should we overlook the power of preparation. Besides, we need to set up a proper goal, carry out a full investigation and elaborate a detailed plan before we take actions. “Preparation breeds success.” Benjamin Franklin also once said. (200 words)
the advantages and disadvantages of living in the 21st
living in the 21st century offers certain advantages,such as a higher
standard of living, but it also has some disadvantages, such as a polluted
to begin with, most people now have more money for less hard work. they
earn higher salaries than before and enjoy better social security, such as
social welfare for laid-off workers and disability insurance.
secondly, because of the advance in medical technology which leads to
better medical care and treatment, people’s life expectancy is longer. moreover,
most people now can afford to buy foods of high nutrition and enjoy their
thirdly, modern conveniences such as radio, tv, internet, various vehicles
and labour-saving machines in the home, all greatly facilitate human
communication, transportation and housework as well.
nevertheless, living in the 21st century also has its disadvantages. the
most serious one is the increasingly polluted environment; air is filled with
smog and water is contaminated by iehemicals from factories.another main
disadvantage is the personalization of human relattonships which mostly result
from people’s ever-increasing contact with machines and numbers. still one more
disadvantage is the weakening of spiritual values. an undeniable fact is that a
large number of people are solely interested in materialistic culture,while
neglecting spiritual civilization. limited by space, we have to skip the
in conclusion, although the 21st century has indeed given us a lot of
advantages, it may not have made us wiser, because it has also made our earth
dirtier, our people less humane, and our spirituali iife poorer, we shpuld
continue to enjoy the benefits of technological advancement,however, we must
make a concerted effort to preserve our natural environment for future
generations. moreover, we should take the time now to make our lives more
meaningful in anihcreasingly impersonal, computerized world.
大学英语四级考试，即CET-4，College English Test Band 4的缩写，是由国家教育部高等教育司主持的全国性英语考试。
2018年六月大学英语四级考试作文真题Directions：For this part，you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essayon the importance of speaking/writing/reading abilityand how to develop it。You should writeat least 120 words but no more than 180 words。(注意写作要求） ［参考范文］（1）It cannot be denied（There is no denying/doubt）that reading plays a key role in people’s growth and development in anyera(年代)。The 21th century is a time of knowledge explosion and reading ability becomesincreasinglyimportant。（开头引出话题）（2）How to developreading ability？Based on this concrete and meaningful question，some steps should be taken。First and foremost，the main growth in your reading skill and ability will come from reading as much as you can do。Try to make a book list that you take interest in and make a practical plan。Just as the proverb goes that，“Don’t bite off more than one can chew。”Furthermore，amastery（掌握精通）of some reading skillsis not onlysignificant，but also indispensable（不可缺少的）。Some books are fit to doextensive(广泛的）reading while some others are suitable to dointensive reading（精读）。（In English study,intensive reading must