Section III Writing
You want to contribute to Project Hope by offering financial aid to a child in a remote area. Write a letter to the department concerned, asking them to help find a candidate. You should specify what kind of child you want to help and how you will carry out your plan.
Write your letter with no less than 100 words. Write it on ANSWER SHEET 2. Do not sign your name at the end of the letter; use Li Ming instead. You do not need to write the address. (10 points)
Study the following photos carefully and write an essay of 160~200 words in which you should
1. describe the photos briefly,
2. interpret the social phenomenon reflected by them, and
3. give your point of view.
Such a Worship
In these two irony pictures, we can see that a young man has written “Beckham” on his face while daydreaming to himself, “Tomorrow I shall be a famous football star.” Another youngster dreams of being a successful athlete when he can afford 300 yuan to have his hair cut like Beckham’s style. But it is a pity that they never put any craze and admirations into real practice. If they go on “daydreaming worship” like this, they will be doomed to failure in the end.
Not surprisingly, the drawer of these pictures intends to warn us not to worship blindly and aimlessly. Some young people, in the real life, have quite a few heroic stars to follow and even great images to run after. However, when it comes to actual challenges, they may forget all the deeds and the can-do spirits that their idealized stars have inspired to them. Why so? To my mind, two good reasons can account for this social phenomenon. In general, these crazy fans are so absorbed by the idol star’s appearance as to ignore the spirit of courage and determination, all of which sports stars and some great men have symbolized. And in particular, these young men don’t value their golden time to act today, but always blindly admire the other’s success.
Like daydreaming, to admire and worship idols is not a mistake but a good beginning, I believe. To have a good example or even dreamlike images to pursue will be the source of success if some effective actions are taken as soon as possible. With great heroes in mind, we may well make it possible to learn their endeavoring spirits in real action instead of simply imitating their surface!