Should one expect a reward when doing a good deed
Should One Expect a Reward When Doing a Good Deed?
A great many people presume upon a reward when doing a good deed. First and foremost, there is a natural
tendency to equate doing good deeds with a certain amount of reward, and reward with a certain amount of money.
What is more, they maintain that since the basis of contemporary society is money, one of the major means of
earning money is getting reward by doing good deeds.
On the contrary, the vast majority of people assume that doing a good deed should be based on people’s
personal consciousness. Hence, doing a good deed is fulfilling itself and reward is of minimal significance.
Numerous illustrations can be given, but this will suffice. Mr. Leifeng lived a simple life dedicated to doing good
deeds without expecting any reward and helping people from all walks of life, yet he was remembered as one of
the most successful idol of our time.
Generally speaking, it is my view that we should not expect a reward when doing a good deed. It is universally
acknowledged that we do this for enjoyment, self-fulfillment and spiritual enhancement, not for the purpose of
The digital age
Living in the digital age, we are unavoidably exposed to all kinds of digital products, such as digital camera,
digital computer, digital television, and so on, which grow in an increasing categories and quantities. Believe it or
not, look around yourself and you can easily find one or two of these stuffs.
Here is a question，what kind of influence do the digital products bring to people’s life.? Frankly speaking,
these modern digital products offer us a more convenient life than before. For example, the digital camera makes
it possible to delete or correct the “unsuccessful” photo of ours, which was impossible with the traditional camera.
While, unfortunately, these fashionable digital items have cultivated a generation more isolated from the real life.
It is hard to imagine that a man so accustomed to the digital mobile on-line chatting can be capable of the practical
communication with others. Finally, too much dependent on the digital things, human seem to be more indifferent to the real world, which we, though reluctant to admit, have to accept.
Thus, as the generation assailed by all kinds of digital miracles, we might as well initiatively avoid some of
them despite efficiency and comfort they can supply. Don’t forget those old days when you were going to visit an old school friend though there would be a long train journey, which, in today’s digital era, has been thoroughly
replaced by the digital on-line chatting.
2006---6 1、近十年来某城市越来越多人选择出去旅游 2、出现这种现象的原因
The above table clearly mirrors an upward trend in the number of people who prefer to travel abroad over the last
decade. In 1995, there are only ten thousand tourists going overseas to take a trip. In 2000, the figure climbs to
approximately 40 thousand, and peaks at 120 thousand in 2005.
There are a huge number of reasons behind this phenomenon, of which the most important one is --China's
Thanks to the deepening of reform and opening-up, citizens of the Middle Kingdom enjoy a sharp improvement in
their living standards. They have enormous consuming power to pursue higher level of living quality. Perhaps
getting tired of visiting scenic spots at home, an increasing number of them choose foreign countries as their tour
When it comes to what impacts it would bring, in my eyes, it would give a huge boost to tour industry both at
home and abroad. And it would give Chinese deeper insights into foreign cultures. Of course, the dark side of this
phenomenon also exists. For instance, the uncivilized behavior of some Chinese tourists may have a negative
impact on China's image. Anyway, overseas travel is beneficial. What really needs to occur is consumer education
The Importance of Reading Classics
It is widely acknowledged that reading the classics is both important and beneficial to the character
development and personal growth of the young people. To me, nothing can bring more joy and happiness than
reading those masterpieces created by great figures like Confucius and Cao Xueqin. I believe works like The
Dream in the Red Chamber and The Legend of Three Kingdoms can drastically elevate one’s aesthetic taste and
deepen the understanding of the glorious history of Chinese culture.
However, the modern society is full of temptations. Compared with TV soap operas, sport events, and video
games, classical literary works are old fashioned and time consuming. In bookstores, “Fast-food” reading
materials are replacing classics, and young writers with sensational and “cool” remarks win the support of a large
number of fans.
As the salt of this world, we college students should be fully aware of the important role the classics play in
broadening one’s vision. Therefore, we should start reading and studying the treasuries our ancestors left and
absorbing the essence of those classical works. We should also advocate to the public the importance of classics
so that an increasing number of general people can enjoy the pleasure of reading.
Nobody could have failed to notice the fact that reading classics plays an important and beneficial role in the
personal development and growth of people. Personally, ever since my childhood, nothing has been more
attractive than reading the classic masterpieces. Taking a look around, we can find classics from which people
hugely benefit too numerous to list: The Dream in the Red Chamber, The Legend of Three Kingdoms, Bible and
However, it is widely acknowledged that an increasing number of people are losing interest in classics. A number
of factors could account for the change, but the following are the most critical ones. On one hand, practical
reading has occupied the market and students’ spare time in such a material possession oriented society. One the
other hand, the boom of internet industry gives rise to the change in students’ reading habit which consequently,
in comparison, makes reading classics time-consuming and less entertaining.
In view of the seriousness of this problem, effective measures must be taken before things get worse. First, it is
essential that college rules and regulations be worked out and enforced to encourage college students to read
classical works and start classics-reading campaigns in campus. Secondly, college students should enhance their
awareness of the importance of absorbing the essence of the classics in which our ancestors left their wisdoms and
experiences. With proper rules and an alert public, it will only be a matter of time to see this problem become a
thing of the past in the near future.
Your Help Needed
As some of you may know, Lucy, a lovely girl student, a junior from the Department of Fine Arts, has been
seriously ill. In fact, she has been suffering from hepatitis, which is very dangerous. This 20-year-old girl comes
from a small town in Shangdong province. Her family has tried every means to save her.
Now Lucy is in urgent need of operation to her liver transplanted. However, her family is too poor to afford
the expenses, which totaled 120,000 Yuan. How can a poor family earning 1000 yuan per month afford such high
expenses? But the time is limited. They cannot afford to wait to see the disease untouched.
So you help is urgently needed. Let's do what we can to save our fellow student. The life of such a lovely girl
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Reduce Waste on Campus
As is known to all, waste on campus has become a more and more serious problem. We can easily see many
students dump a lot of food in the garbage can. Some students spend thousands of yuan buying fashionable
clothes and so on.
The negative effects of waste can be shown in the following aspects. In the first place, it makes some
students dependent on their parents for money, which is harmful to their development. If they don’t learn to
support themselves, they will be “useless people” when they graduate. In the second place, it is not easy for our
parents to arrange for our schooling. Last but not the least important, there is no denying the fact that our country
is still poor. There are many people who cannot go to university and many poor people still need our help.
As far as I am concerned, I should set a good example to reduce waste on campus. First of all, I will refrain
from wasting anything, from food to stationery. What’s more, I’m determined to call on more schoolmates to fight
against waste. Only through these measures can we hope to reduce waste on campus.
June 19, 2004
I am writing this letter to reflect some problems I came across recently and. appeal to the improvement of the
This weekend I bought an English-Chinese dictionary in a bookstore near my home since its cover is
elaborately designed. But when I went home and read carefully, I found that the several pages of the dictionary
have been cracked and befouled. What is worse, the misprints spread everywhere in the dictionary and seriously
affect my comprehension. Since there was such damage and misprint to the dictionary, I went to the bookstore to
require for a replace. But to my surprise, the staff of the bookstore turn down my request rudely and even denied
the poor quality of the dictionary.
It goes without saying that today’s face-paced and market-oriented economy calls for much higher standard
for service industry. However, to my regret, many of the commercials fail to achieve this standard and the quality
of the staff needs to be improved. It’s self-evident that the poor quality of practitioners in the service industry will
not only deeply disappoint customers but also hamper the development of our country’s economy. As a result, I
expect your newspaper to appeal to the service industry to attach more importance to the service improvement.
Thank you for your attention!
20021 Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic: A Letter to the
University President about the Canteen Service on Campus You should write at least 120 words, and base your
composition on the outline given in Chinese below:
January 12th, 2002
Dear Mr. President,
January 12th, 2002
Dear Mr. President,
I’m very lucky to attend this world-famous university, but I’m afraid I’m not content with the canteen service
Firstly, the quality of the dishes should be improved. Undoubtedly, there are a lot of delicious dishes, but all
the year round, they are the same. More and more students are complaining about eating the same food each day.
So I think the most urgent problem is variety.
Secondly, the price is a bit too high. Many of us hope that the canteen can provide us with not only delicious
but also cheaper food.
Finally, the environment is so noisy that we can’t enjoy our meals in good mood. I suggest that there be some
soft music to help us relax.
These suggestions are not just of my own, but also of may other students. We hope our respectable president
will pay attention to our suggestions.
By the way, the canteen workers are very patient and always smiling. So I think if our university offers them
better conditions, they will offer us better service.
For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic: Student Use of Computers.
You should write at least 120 words, and base your composition on the chart and the outline given below:
［参考范文］Student Use of Computer
Since 1990, there has been tremendous growth in the use of computers by students. While in 1990, the
average number of hours a student spent on the computer was about one hour per week, this number grew to
nearly four hours per week by 1995, and to approximately 20 hours per week by the year 2000.
This significant growth in the use of computers by students in the 1990’s can be attributed to several factors, including widespread usage, lower prices, and technological and social developments. Nowadays, computers are
widely used by students for word processing, book keeping, multimedia presentations, and access to the Internet
for both research and communications. Additionally, since 1990, due to competition and technological advances,
computer hardware and software prices, as well as Internet usage charges have dropped significantly. Finally,
technological developments and changes in social habits in the 1990’s have played a major role in this tremendous
growth in the use of computers. Today’s society relies heavily on computers for immediate access to the news and
for entertainment, including, listening to music, watching movies and sport events, and playing computer games.
While computers are of great assistance to the students, and therefore, are indispensable tools, they also pose
some challenges. The biggest challenge that many students face is discipline in the use of this powerful device.
That is, students need to have the discipline of not allowing themselves to be lured by the entertaining aspects of
this wonderful tool—aspects that can result in addiction to computer games or viewing of undesirable material on the Internet. That is to say, students need to use this powerful tool with great wisdom!
There is a newly dissension putting forward these days: Is it legally allowed for Chinese on-campus students
to get married before they complete their courses? Some people prefer "yes" while some others prefer "no".
Certainly a large number of people just cannot decide which side they should be stand.
In fact, the governments allow on-campus students to get married before they complete their course. There
isn' t a regulation proclaimed in writing to forbid marriage of on-campus students. But it must affect those triers.
In my opinion, it is unnecessary to forbid on-campus students to get married before they finished their
college, however, it shouldn' t be advocated or encouraged. Because, for on-campus students, their play the role as
learners. Their main task is to learn. If they married, their school work must be affected and they may not graduate
favorably or may not be capable for future works. So, I believe: almost all on-campus students would deal with
the question in a reasonable way..
2、出国留学on overseas study
［参考范文］on overseas study
Recent years, more and more Chinese people have chosen to study abroad. To this tendency, some people
think it is not good, as most of the overseas learners do not come back, whereas I hold a different opinion.
In my opinion, it is a good thing that more Chinese people go abroad. There are three reasons. First, the
overseas learners can improve their ability through the study. They can grasp advanced technologies and their
language ability can be improved as well. Second, with the rapid development of China, more and more overseas
learners will choose come back, using their abundant knowledge studied abroad to serve for the motherland. The
third, the government and most domestic enterprises are willing to provide favorable treatments to attract them to
Although some do not want to come home, we are glad to see that there are more overseas learners chosen to
work at home than before. For the above reasons, I think it is not a bad thing for more and more Chinese study
3、居民日常生活花消表 (215 words)
Study the following table carefully and write an essay of at least 150 words. Your essay must be written on Answer Sheet? Your essay should meet the requirements below.
1. Changes in people' s daily expenses in the past five years
2. Give possible reasons for the changes.
3. Draw my own conclusions
In the past five years, there have been great changes in people’s daily expenses in XX city. According to the
figures given in the table, the amount of money spent on food decreased gradually, accounting for 35 per cent in
1998. However, there was a rapid increase in clothing expenses, which made up 17% in 1998. In addition, the
table shows an upward tendency in recreation expenses. The same was the case with other expenses.
What caused these remarkable changes? In my opinion, there are at least three good reasons. To begin with, with the rapid development of agriculture in China, the output of grain, fruit, vegetables, and milk has sharply
increased, which contributes to the decline in their prices. Secondly, the family incomes of people both in the city
and in the country have greatly risen so that people now can afford expensive clothing and some of them even
want to dress in the latest fashion. Finally, as the living conditions improve, the demand for a variety of
recreations is growing steadily, too.
In short, with the incomes rising continuously, people are no longer reconciled to living a simple, monotonous life. They are eager to make their life interesting and exciting. Therefore, I am sure that people will
spend more money on clothing and recreations.