一、What Are Your Opinions About Money?（金钱观）
Believe it or not, almost everybody loves money. But money doesn‘t mean everything. You can not fulfill your dream with money only. Money is only the means of exchange. We can hardly say money brings happiness. But without money we are certainly unhappy and can do nothing.
In this world people sell something for money. If you are a teacher, you can earn your life by selling knowledge. A worker sells his labor and a monk sells spiritual comfort for people‘s lives. Even a beggar can sell something for money — he sells his dignity.
Usually we get the things we need by selling something. And the money we get differs according to the service we give. If the customers receive good service from us, they will pay us well. With this money we can buy the things we need. To be rich means you can buy almost everything you want. We are well-off when we are able to afford the things we need.
Quite a few think that they make more money to get more happiness. Some even say, ―If I make one million dollars, I will be very happy and I can do whatever I like.‖ When they reach the goal, they find themselves unhappy. A great ancient Chinese thinker said, ―Never be fettered by too much money nor be chopped by poverty. ‖ So I personally think a well-off life is an ideal one. A comfortable life is the most important.
Wealth brings happinessDirections: In this part, you are to write an essay entitled “The Relationship between Wealth and Happiness”. You can agree or disagree, completely or partially to the above statement. But whatever position you take, you should give sound supporting reasons. At the end of your composition you are required to draw your own conclusion.
Wealth has always been what some people long for. It is true that most of them try to acquire wealth by means of honest labor. Their efforts contribute to the welfare of the society and at the same time to the accumulation of their wealth, and hence to their happiness.
There is no doubt that wealth brings happiness, especially in the modern society. Various kinds of up-to-date household appliances, latest fashions and recreations make their appearance with each passing day. All this makes our life more comfortable and colorful. Therefore, without money we cannot turn admiration into reality.
Wealth, however, can also lead to disasters, if we have an inappropriate approach to it. Wealth may tempt weak-willed persons to be addicted to harmful habits, such as drug-taking and gambling, and result in their own ruin. Besides, a person may lose his reason and go astray if he intends only to seek wealth and indulges himself in leading a luxurious life. For example, there are some government officials who take advantage of their positions to take bribes from the people turning to them for help . Obviously, wealth may bring us disasters if we don’t take a proper attitude to it. In my opinion, on no account can we equate happiness with wealth. I also believe that one should never reckon only on wealth to achieve happiness.
Health or Wealth?
Which is more important, health or wealth? When given this question, different people have varied answers. Some insist that health plays a more important role in our life, while others see more advantages arising from wealth.
The first group of people quote the old saying “Health is above wealth” to prove their idea. They argue that, on the one hand, a strong person can do almost anything as long as he/she tries hard. On the other hand, however, rich people will not be able to enjoy the wealth if their days are numbered.
In contrast, the advocates of wealth have such arguments as follows. For one thing, wealthy people will be able to buy more healthful foods. For another, they can enjoy better facilities to improve their health. (Take my neighbor, Lao Wang, as an example. He had a heart attack and is in hospital. However, he cannot afford the expensive operation, which costs as much as 100,000 yuan. Therefore, he has to lie in bed hopelessly. If he were a rich man, his life could be saved.) (括号中的部分同学们自己可以在别的文章中发挥。)
As far as I am concerned, both health and wealth are important to our life. We should try to strike a balance between them and gain wealth with a healthy body.
It seems that the fame of outstanding figures is due to some stroke of luck. Throughout history， some famous people always have admired opportunities that lead to success. In daily life， some “lucky dogs”(幸运儿) never lack chances in their turning points. In fact， opportunities may come to everyone now and then.
However， it is a pity that most people fail to seize opportunitiesg Why ⅡOpportunities “prefer” those who are prepared to grab. Without a ready mind， admired opportunities may slip through one’s fingers.
In my view， without diligence， willpower and continual efforts， opportunities are groundless talk. To be qualified for success， people should be equipped with necessary skills， rich experience and abundant knowledge besides numerous unusual qualities (素质)。 In a word， opportunities are only catalyst (催化剂) of success， but not precondition (先决条件) of success.
Internet and our life
We are now living in an internet society. It seems that we are overwhelmed in the internet life. Newspapers are talking that the internet age has come.
Everything in our daily life can have relationship with internet: in the morning, we may turn on the computer to check whether we have E-mails from friends of abroad; then we can read some latest news from any websites in the world. To the internet users, there is no borders between nations. People can contact their friends wherever they are, as long as they are connected to the internet. After a day’s work, you may connect to the internet and do some shopping.
Internet makes our lives easy and convenient. So why don’t we turn on the computer and send a birthday card to our father?
Every student will be faced with the same question when he passes the College Entrance Examination: should he choose a good major or a good university? Different people will offer different answers.
Some students give priority to a good major. What they cherish is a specialty they like most. To their mind, whether or not the university is famous doesn’t matter--so long as he works hard, he can learn well in any university, and a bright future is awaiting him.
Other students pay more attention to the fame and quality of the universities. They attach great importance to the university because the environment is vital to the making of an excellent person and is the symbol of good job prospects. How can you have a wide vision and a broad horizon if you receive your education at a small college?
Frankly, the best choice is a good major at a good university. We can only get such a chance after making great efforts. If we cannot obtain both, the first thing to consider is a good major itself.