Some people and businesses get lucky—they happen to be in the right place at the right time. And they often succeed, at least in the short run, despite themselves. But depending on luck isn't a good idea—as the Chinese proverb goes, “Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very long time.”
The vast majority of what we call “luck” is the result of vision and purpose, hard work and passion. As another saying goes, “The harder I work, the more luck I have.”Successful people work hard to put themselves into a position where good fortune can find them. The harder a manager works at developing people, the luckier he will be in having a skilled and motivated staff. The harder a salesperson works at satisfying customers, the luckier he will be at gaining referrals. The harder a couple works at it, the luckier they are at having a great relationship.
All that success requires is a strong vision, hard work, being passionate about goals, building relationships, constantly seeking to improve, selfdiscipline and taking smart risks. Beyond that, it's simply luck.
[写作内容] 1. 以约30词概括短文的内容。
2. 以约120词就“Does luck play an important role in success？”这个主题发表你的看法，至少包含以下内容：
(1) 一些人把成功归功于运气；另一些人把成功看作是勤奋的结果；你的看法 （50词左右）
(2) 你认为成功的主要因素是什么？（2 – 3点）（50 – 60词） (3) 结尾 （20 – 30 词）
请根据自己的经验，以 Ways of Making Friends 为题写一篇英语短文。 内容包括：
2 列举交友方式 (例如对他人友好；记住名字等)
注意：1 词数 100 左右；
I’m so excited about my trip to China next month. I can’t wait to see your school and give my lessons there. Just a few things I’d like to know. What do you hope to get out of these lessons? What topics do you find most interesting? And what kind of teachers do you like?
I am looking forward to your reply. Sincerely yours, Paul Smith
注意： 1. 信件格式已给出；词数100 左右
A funny thing happened to Arthur when he was on the way to work one day. As he walked along Park Avenue near the First National Bank, he heard the sound of someone trying to start a car. He tried again and again but couldn’t get the car moving. Arthur turned and looked inside at the face of a young man who looked worried. Arthur stopped and asked, “It looks like you’ve got a problem,” Arthur said.
“I’m afraid so. I’m in a big hurry and I can’t start my car.”
“Is there something I can do to help?” Arthur asked. The young man looked at the two suitcases in the back seat and then said,
“Thanks. If you’re sure it wouldn’t be too much trouble, you could help me get these suitcases into a taxi.”
“No trouble at all. I’d be glad to help.”
The young man got out and took one of the suitcases from the back seat. After placing it on the ground, he turned to get the other one. Just as Arthur picked up the first suitcase and started walking, he heard the loud noise of an alarm.
It was from the bank. There had been a robbery!
Park Avenue had been quiet a moment before. Now the air was filled with the sound of the alarm and the shouts of people running from all directions. Cars stopped and the passengers joined the crowd in front of the bank. People asked each other, “What happened?”But everyone had a different answer.
Arthur, still carrying the suitcase, turned to look at the bank and walked right into the young woman in front of him.
She looked at the suitcase and then at him. Arthur was surprised. “Why is she looking at me like that?” He thought.“The suitcase! She thinks I’m the bank thief!”
Arthur looked around at the crowd of people. He became frightened, and without another thought, he started to run.
Paragraph 1 ：
As he was running, Arthur heard the young man shouting behind, “Stop, stop!”
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The taxi stopped in front of the Police Station and Arthur
Twenty years ago, I drove a taxi for a living. One night I went to pick up a passenger at 2:30 a. m. When I arrived to collect, I found the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.
I walked to the door and knocked, "Just a minute," answered a weak, elderly voice.
After a long time, the door opened. A small woman in her eighties stood before me. By her side was a small suitcase.
I took the suitcase to the car, and then returned to help the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly towards the car.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. "It's nothing," I told her. "I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated."
"Oh, you're such a good man." She said. When we got into the taxi, she gave me an address, and then asked, "Could you drive through downtown?"
"It's not the shortest way," I answered quickly.
"Oh, I'm in no hurry," she said. "I'm on my way to a hospice (临终医院). I don't have any family left. The doctor says I don't have very long. "
I quietly reached over and shut off the meter (计价器). For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked, the neighborhood where she had lived, and the furniture shop that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she'd ask me to slow down in front of a particular building and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
At dawn, she suddenly said, "I'm tired. Let's go now." We drove in silence Lo the address she had given me.
"How much do I owe you?" she asked.
"Nothing." I said.
"You have to make a living," she answered. "Oh, there are other passengers," I answered. She said thanks to me, but she looked so sad.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.
I was on my way to visit her.
My Plan for the Future
Senior year is coming to an end．It is high time for me to think about my future plan.
Sarah Hughes won the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the 2002 Winner Olympics. A graduate of Yale University , she is writing her first book. She owes her success to her parents’ support.
“I started skating when I was three years old. Competing in the Olympic Games had been my dream from the beginning. When I was 12 years old, my mother was hospitalized with breast cancer. I was on the way to making my first national team. Seeing my excitement at each stage gave her strength through her illness. On days when she was too weak to walk, she would think, ‘I have to make it through. I have to be there for my kids.’My mom was able to leave the hospital to come to Philadelphia from New York to watch me win the Junior Ladies Title. That day I was skating for more than just the judges. My parents’ support made all the difference when I performed on the skating stage. When I won the Olympic medal, I was able to share more than just my skating experience with the people who were with me all along. I was raised in a stable, supportive environment. ”
请阅读下面短文，并以Our Life Rests on Our Choice为题，用英语写一篇150词左右的文章。
Life is a matter of choice. Seemingly, it means a choice of concrete (具体的) things. But in fact, it means choosing a way of life. Life is to be lived and enjoyed, not to be wasted or complained about.
Hardly can we forget the time when our society faced the threat from the life-and death disease --- SARS. Yet, even during those dreadful times, some suffering people remained optimistic. Instead of wearing white masks, some people turned to colorful ones, and thus displayed a happy mood. And some creative people dubbed SARS to mean “SMILE AND REMAIN SMILING.” People who survive these kinds of circumstances decide in their minds to carry on in spite of the hardships.
Although we cannot choose our appearance, inborn gifts and even avoid unexpected disasters and adversities (逆境), we do have the right to choose to live optimistically, to love our lives, to have dreams, and to cherish hopes.
Every morning when we get up, we have a choice of how we want to approach life that day.
2. 用约120个词就“Our Life Depends on Our Choice” 谈谈你的看法和感受，内容包括：
（1）简要叙述你对“Our Life Depends on Our Choice”的理解；
With the development of economy, people tend to pursue high quality living conditions. Most of the parents try their best to offer their children comfortable circumstances, but they seldom have time to stay with their children. In my opinion, no matter how busy they are, they should make the best use of their time to stay with their children.
Every time when parents take them to the amusement park, help them to prepare their birthday parties, applaud for them when they are competing in the sports meeting, the time they spend with children will become treasure in their memories.
Children need the direction from their parents. There is some wrong behavior in our society, such as dishonesty, violence and so on. Children have weak resistance in defending this negative influence. In this case, parents' instructions seem to be very important to children's growth. Parents should sit down and talk with them about what they should do and should not do.
I do not deny that there are some disadvantages in spending too much time with children. Some parents restrict their children, and give them little freedom to develop their interests. Therefore, I emphasize that parents should educate and instruct their children appropriately in their spare time apart from their busy work.
Parents Should Be Responsible For Children's Behaviors
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下面是21世纪报中学生版（21st Century School Edition）刊登的一封读者来信，请你以编辑的身份给这位中学生写封回信。
I spend most of my time studying. I hardly talk to my classmates. Sometimes I don’t care much about others, but I do want to talk. I just don’t know what to talk about and how to begin a conversation.
I feel so lonely. How I wish I had a good friend! Could you give me some advice?
3．参考词汇：自信self-confidence n. 缺乏: lack vt.
Dear Jin Jing,
Your problem is a common one among middle school students. Maybe the following advice can help you.
An old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The family ate together at the table, but his shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became angry with the mess. So they set a small table in the corner. There Grandfather ate alone while they enjoyed dinner.
Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The grandson watched silently. One evening, the father noticed the son playing with wood scraps（碎块） and asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?” The boy responded, “Oh, I am making a bowl for you and mum to eat your food in when I grow up.”
The words struck the parents so hard that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. The son gently led Grandfather back to their table. From then on, he ate every meal with them. Neither of them seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
4. 参考词汇： 1.英语俱乐部- English club
3.交换礼物- exchange our gifts
2. 提供饮料- provide drinks
How is everything? I’m writing to let you know about an English Evening Party and invite you to join us!
With the development of information industry, our personal information has become more easily exposed in public．As some celebrities are worried about their telephone number, ID number and home address being put on the Internet, ordinary people like us can't escape from the doom either．
A recent report from Xinhua reveals over twenty telephone-salespeople have been caught cheating customers by revealing their private information to local community of Beijing．
The report says the salespeople would call their potential customers trying to earn their trust by correctly revealing their personal information such as their name, telephone number, home address and even previous purchases．
They would then try to persuade the customer to buy a gold cellphone by mail．If the customer became suspicious, they would use another person's identity to prove their authenticity．
你在某英文报刊看到这则报导后，准备就我们学生该“ How can we keep our personal information off the Internet?”写一篇文章给该报编辑部，题目是“How can we keep our personal information off the Internet?”。
Christmas Day was coming. I was just a kid then, and my big sister told me there was no Santa Claus. I fled to my Grandma because she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told me the truth. Grandma was home, and I told her everything. She was ready for me. “No Santa Claus !” She shouted. “Ridiculous! Don’t believe it.” That rumor has been going around for years, and it makes me mad, plain mad.
“Now, put on your coat, and let’s go.”
“Go where, Grandma?” I asked. “Where” turned out to be Kerby’s General Store, the one store in town that had a little bit of just about everything. As we walked through its doors, Grandma handed me ten dollars. “Take this money, ” she said, “and buy something for someone who needs it. I’ll wait for you in the car.” Then she turned and walked out of Kerby’s.
I was only eight years old. I’d often gone shopping with my mother, but never had I shopped for anything all by myself. The store seemed big and crowded, full of people competing to finish their Christmas shopping. For a few moments I just stood there, confused, holding that ten-dollar bill, wondering what to buy and who to buy it for. I suddenly thought of Bobby Decker, who was a kid with bad breath and messy hair. He sat right behind me in Mrs Pollock’s grade-two class. Bobby Decker didn’t have a coat. I knew that because he never went out for recess(放假) during the winter. His mother always wrote a note, telling the teacher that he had a cough, but we kids knew that Bobby Decker didn’t have a cough, and he didn’t have a coat. I would buy Bobby Decker a coat! I settled on a red one, which looked really warm, and he would like that.
“Is this a Christmas present for someone?” the lady behind the counter asked kindly, as I laid my ten dollars down. “Yes.”
The nice lady smiled at me, put the coat in a bag and wished me a Merry Christmas.
That evening, Grandma helped me wrap the coat in Christmas paper.
Grandma and I waited breathlessly for Bobby Decker’s front door to open and finally it
Human Flesh Search—thousands of individuals working to find and make public someone’s personal information, mostly online—will be ruled as leaking personal data, which is against the law, according to China’s top court.
Internet users or network service providers who leak people’s personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, and clinical data will have to hold legal responsibility.
Network service providers will also be held responsible if they are aware that their users have violated others’ rights but have failed to take action.
The decision comes after years of arguments over whether it’s right for the public to try those who behave wrongly.
On the one hand, cyber hunting does have its positive influences. Some public officials have been removed from their positions after human flesh searches led to corruption investigations. During disasters like the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the search method also helped many people to find their loved ones.
But many think that online cyber hunting is creating a threat to privacy. “People’s ‘unusually high enthusiasm’ makes the human flesh search engine phenomenon unique,” Xujun Eberlein, a Chinese American author and commentator, told Forbes. “Participants often ‘reach out their hands’ thoughtlessly, violating people’s rights instead of being righteous(正直).”
2. 以约120个词就“Human Flesh Search（人肉搜索）”这一主题谈谈你的看法，内容包括：
There was once a farmer who had a fine olive orchard. He was very hardworking, and the farm always prospered(蒸蒸日上) under his care. But he knew that his three sons did not like the farm work, and were eager to reach the goal at a single leap.
When the farmer felt that his time had come to die, he called the three sons to him and said, “My sons, there is a pot of gold hidden in the olive orchard. Dig for it, if you wish it.” After the farmer was dead, the sons went to work to find the pot of gold.” Since they did not know where the hiding-place was, they agreed to begin in a line, at one end of the orchard, and to dig until one of them should find the money.
They dug until they had turned up the soil from one end of the orchard to the other, round the tree-roots and between them. But no pot of gold was to be found. It seemed as if someone must have stolen it, or as if the farmer had been wandering in his wits. The three sons were bitterly disappointed to have all their work for nothing. The next olive season, the olive trees in the orchard bore more fruit than they had ever given; when it was sold, it gave the sons a whole pot of gold.
And when they saw how much money had come from the orchard, they suddenly understood what the wise father had meant when he said, “There is gold hidden in the orchard. Dig for it, if you wish
2. 以约120个词就“Dig for it, if you wish it.”的话题谈谈你的想法，内容包括：
Young person to help with two children
Help with languages very welcome
Must have experience
Accommodation available if necessary
2.Which languages? How many?
3. Experience of teaching or caring for children?
4. How about meals?
Every one of us may be misunderstood in our daily life.
John was travelling by ship to Europe when a terrible storm came. A great leak was filling the ship with water. No matter how hard the sailors and passengers worked at the pumps, the water was still rising. The ship was sinking fast. There seemed to be no hope. But the captain told them not to give up hope. He said that there was hope so long as the ship remained above water. He promised that if they didn’t give up hope, he would land them safely. The captain’s powerful will moved them all. In the end he did them safely.
After they landed, John found the captain to show his appreciation. But to his surprise, the captain said to him that he was the boy of 30 years ago who bought a geography book in his bookstore. John suddenly thought of the boy. At that time the boy didn’t have enough money, but he had gone from shop to shop and believed he could get what he wanted. Finally, he made it. Now, it was the same willpower of him that saved the lives of all the passengers.