Doing Morning Exercises

“You can take a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.”However,
many university authorities fail to fully appreciate such a seemingly simple
principle in their management. In some universities, no matter they like it or
not, students are forced to take morning exercise in the form of running or
jogging. Without a minimum record in the physical exercises, there is little
chance for students to be conferred with their diploma even if all the other
graduation requirements are met. For my part, this policy is too rigid to play a
positive role in encouraging sports activities among students.


First of all, this established regulation may go against some student’s
living rhythms and throw their biological clock into order. In some university,
students are required to run 800 meters between six thirty to seven AM for at
least 50 times in one semester. For those who are accustomed to studying late at
night, this regulation has posed much difficulty in balancing their life order.
If they maintain their old style of working at night, if will surely be quite
hard to get up and do the running in the next morning. And what’s more, lack of
sufficient rest will interfere with the morning classes. We can imagine how hard
they will struggle studying at night. They may find themselves functioning less
effectively during the day.


Secondly, it neglects students’ various interests in different kinds of
sports. With the increasing priority on individual interests, students should be
granted the right to choose the form and time of doing sports to keep it.


From the above discussion, we may conclude that students should not be
forced into abiding by the policy of doing morning sports. University
authorities could exercise more flexibility over the arrangements.





From the cartoon given above, we can observe that there are two people
watching Peking Opera. With the actress performing vividly on the stage, the old
man is watching attentively. However, the little boy sitting beside does not
even cast a glance at the actress and falls sleepy. It is obvious that he shows
no interest in Peking Opera.

The cartoon reflects an interesting and usual respect of daily life.
However, from a deeper perspectives, it also reveals the gradual loss of
traditional culture in modern society. What exactly contribute to this
phenomenon ? Possible reasons could be listed as follows: for one thing, quite a
few people, especially youngsters, hold that Chinese traditional culture is
out-dated and of little use in modern society. Perhaps, from their perspective,
traditional culture form the distant past can hardly adapt to or keep pace with
the ever-changing new world. Moreover, exotic cultures, to some extent, have
also posed a great challenge to the traditional culture of China. As we can see,
a large body of people have been attracted by foreign cultures which feature
diversity, novelty and richness —Crazy fans of foreign TV programs, electronic
products or even ways of life abound in our daily life.

However, no one can deny the significance of Chinese traditional culture.
It is the crystallization of Chinese wisdom and civilization. An individual or
nation showing no respect to the essence of traditional culture cannot be
expected to develop and be stronger. Hence, something could and should be done
to reverse the inexorable decline in the emphasis of Chinese traditional
culture. (263)




For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based on
the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief account of An
American girl in traditional Chinese costume and then explain the importance of
cultural exchanges. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180

The picture vividly depicts a lovely American girl in traditional Chinese
costume with a sweet smile on her face. She wears ribbons, necklaces and other
accessories that are characteristic of the clothes of a certain Chinese minority

The fact that people from different countries are attracted to mysterious
Chinese culture indicates that to some extent a culture can be accepted,
respected, appreciated and shared internationally. In other words, a nation’s
unique/distinctive culture can become international through worldwide economic
and cultural exchanges. Since the trend of globalization becomes irresistible,
the increasing cultural exchanges can effectively improve mutual understanding
and friendship.

It is my view that national culture as priceless spiritual treasure should
be preserved and cherished. Meanwhile, there are good reasons to advocate
international culture for those ideas from the other cultures, controversial or
even absurd at first sight, can provide a different perspective for us to
observe the world in the long run. Nevertheless, when we are confronted with a
different culture, we should be sensible enough to absorb its essence and to
resist its dark side.







For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based on
the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief account of
environmental pollution in some scenic spots and then explain the importance of
environmental protection. You should write at least 120 words but no more than
180 words.

As is subtly portrayed in the cartoon, two tourists are taking sightseeing
on a small boat while discarding their picnic leftovers casually into a lake.
And below the drawing, there is a topic which says: "after" the travel or "me"
in the travel.

From the portrayal, we can conclude that the painter wants to convey such a
message: a good many scenic spots are flooded with visitors, who spoil the
beauty of nature by creating and leaving behind God-knows-how-much trash. On the
one hand, tourism, as a multibillion-dollar business, is booming everywhere. On
the other hand, tourism has exerted great pressure on the environment we are
living in: water is polluted, the ecological system is disturbed, and natural
resources have been excessively used.

Undoubtedly, tourism could not be banned in any country as it does help to
shore up the economy in places which offer few sources of income. The
significant point is that the unchecked growth of the travel business may render
the development of an economy unsustainable.







You are supposed to write for the postgraduate association a notice to
recruit volunteers for an international conference on globalization. The notice
should include the basic qualification of applicant and the other information
you think relative.

You should write about 100 words on ANSWER SHEET 2. Do not sign your own
name at the end of the notice. Use " postgraduate association " instead.(10


Volunteers are needed for the International Conference on Globalization to
be held on this campus in early July. Basic requirements are familiarity with
the theme of the conference and proficiency of English. Other requirements
include interpersonal communication ability, familiarity with our city in terms
of its tourist attractions and its history, proper manners, and sense of
responsibility. Priority and preference will be given to those experienced,
either in international conference or in other similar activities.

Call 86754321 or send messages to postgr_ass@ccc.edu.cn for an application
and for information on the interview. Enquiries are encouraged but visits

The Postgraduate’s Association