Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic: On the Popularity of WeChat, based on the outline (given in Chinese) below. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
On the Popularity of WeChat
WeChat, also called Weixin in Chinese, is a social mobile application with voice and text messaging communication services. The app of WeChat is available on Android and iPhone phones covering people from more than 100 countries. WeChat has become increasingly popular among people of all ages, especially in China, because of its instant messaging and multifunctions.
WeChat provides some basic functions, including various ways of instant messaging, such as text messages, voice messages. Users can also send pictures, videos, namecards, coupons and lucky money packages to anyone in the contact lists. Besides, WeChat enables group chat, free call, video call, moments sharing and so on. As WeChat supports wifi and 3G network, users can make some free calls or video calls easily by pressing the specified button, which just costs a little. In addition, WeChat holds many other attractive functions. For instance, the user can pay via WeChat. Wechat supports users to register as a public accounts. In China, WeChat public accounts have become a common service or promotion platform for the government, news media and companies. Specific public account subscribers utilize the platforms for different aspects, like hospital preregistration and credit card service, etc.
Combining convenient multi-functions and low cost, WeChat seems to seize the chance to get great popularity throughout the world. As it keeps the ability of creativity and updates the functions periodically, more and more people are likely to become WeChat users, and that makes the earth becomes a much smaller world.
Directions： For this part，you’re allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then express your views on the importance of reading literature. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
The Importance of Reading Literature
As is humorously portrayed in the cartoon, a teacher is handing a classic literature book to a student, asking the student to “just read it as if you are reading a long text message.” Obviously, the symbolical meaning of this picture is to show us the importance of reading literature.
It should be generally acknowledged that classic literature plays a significant role not only in preserving the essence of great minds but also in enhancing the quality of one's life. To begin with, literature as the collection of great minds will help us enormously broaden our horizons, experiencing things we won’t have the chance to do as well as lives we won’t be able to enjoy. What is more, those fine stories selected and conveyed by the great author, although happened in the past, still carry some useful information and implication for our daily lives. In addition, the beautiful words and sentences flowing in the pages of excellent literature can greatly ease our tiredness, making us feel easy and quiet.
Therefore, we ought to fully realize the importance of reading literature. Just as the teacher in the picture puts, reading literature should be as easy and common as reading text messages. Facing the coming challenges in the days ahead, we need to equip us with not only science but also literature by which we can beautify our life and the world.
Directions：For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay. Suppose you have two options upon graduation: one is to find a job somewhere and the other to start a business of your own. You are to make a decision. Write an essay to explain the reasons for your decision. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Finding A Job or Starting A Business
Upon graduation, virtually all college students will confront the problem of the career choice, which is truly a tough choice. Students' opinions differ greatly on this issue. Some hold that priority should be given to start a business of your own, but others take the attitude that finding a job is the best choice influencing their future.
As to myself, I prefer the latter view. An opportunity to start a business exerts a tremendous fascination on a great number of people, with no exception to me. In my view, with the competition in the job market becoming increasingly fierce for college graduates, some ambitious students have tried their hands at launching their own businesses. Over the years，there have been many successful cases of student entrepreneurship and such attempts should be encouraged and promoted by both the universities and the society at large. What’s more, college students who start businesses are pioneers, among whom will be born China’s future business leaders. Faced with unknown challenges, they are audacious enough to embark on a perilous journey while most of their peers enjoy stable salaries by working as white-collars at high-end office buildings.
All in all, the essential difference between the students who find a job or those students who create their own businesses is that the former are docile followers whereas the latter are aggressive trailblazers. For this reason, business-launching college graduates are more admirable, and thus they command our deep respect.
Directions：For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic: Limiting The Use of Disposable Plastic Bags, based on the outline (given in Chinese) below. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 300 words.
Limiting The Use of Disposable Plastic Bags
Disposable plastic bags were once widely used in China. When we went shopping at supermarkets and departments stores, shopping assistants often provided free plastic bags for our convenience. For a while, life without them seemed unimaginable for most of us.
However, disposable plastic bags do bring severe damage to our environment. Customers usually threw them away after use, and because they are thin and hard to decompose, these plastic products will exist for a long time. This is an immediate threat to our earth and water.
Nowadays, in order to limit the use of disposable plastic bags to invoke the public awareness of environmental protection, plastic bags are not free any more. Instead, they are offered in a much higher price. As a result, people are changing their behavior: paper and clothing bags that have vanished for a long time come back to our daily life. It is true that by limiting its usage, everyone in this society contributes some effort to the improvement of the environment.
Directions: Write a short essay based on the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then comment on the topic Studying in Colleges or Through Internet. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Studying in Colleges or Through Internet
As is vividly shown in the cartoon, a man is sitting beside a computer, saying that he believes studying via Internet is better while the woman is against his opinion. With the popularity of online course, studying through Internet draws our attention to the dilemma between traditional college education and jumped-up online education.
Some people are in favor of studying via Internet for its convenience and flexibility. Students can have courses without the restrictions of time and space. Also the flexibility of choosing courses can satisfy various requirements of students whose academic performance differ from each other. Others prefer studying in college because face-to-face courses make it easier for teachers to solve students’ puzzles and pass on more knowledge according to students’ interest. At the same time, students can be more engaged in the class.
All in all, both ways of study bring us different benefits. We should make the most of different ways and have a better command of them. Only in this way can we study more efficiently and achieve a better academic performance.