Directions： Study the following drawing carefully and write an essay in which you should
1）describe the set of drawing，
2）interpret its meaning， and
3）support your view with examples.
It is vividly depicted in the cartoon that a boy is running along the racetrack with painstaking efforts， sweat pouring down his face. After a long journey， he is making the final spurt toward the finishing line， with strong determination to become a champion. It seems that he could rest for a while to enjoy the ecstasy of victory. However， straight ahead lies a sign which indicates a new “starting point” and urges him to continue rushing to the next destination.
Undoubtedly， the cartoon conveys the meaning that life is like the process of running in which one should make constant efforts and never stop making progress. Owing to the quickening pace of life， competition goes increasing fierce in all walks of life， stimulating everyone to pursue one goal after another. Once a person stops making progress， he can hardly maintain his past glory and survive in this competitive world. As Deng Xiaoping， the great Chinese leader said， “Development is inarguable truth.” No matter how powerful a specific institution is， it will definitely seek new development in high speed. Generally speaking， neither a country nor a person can remain stagnant.
A case in point is the successful launching of “Shenzhou Ⅶ Spacecraft” which sets China in a high position of aviation and space flight. Although it means a great achievement for us Chinese， we are facing new challenges in the forthcoming future and need to do further research in space technology. Another illustration is closely related to us， the examinees. If we pass this test and are confronted with the challenge of conquering the difficult graduate courses. We still have to strive for success in our future academic study， employment and career. On the whole， these examples effectively clarify the saying that “destination is another starting point.” （296 words）
Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay， you should
1）describe the drawing briefly，
2）explain its intended meaning， and then
3）support your view with an example/examples.
You should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. （20 points）
As we can see from the picture， a football match is going on. On guarding the goal， the man on the left seems to be keeping a “huge goal” that is easy and inevitable for a goal， while the person on the right hesitates to kick the ball with an illusion about the “huge keeper”。 It is obvious that both of them exaggerate the difficulties in front of them.
This picture does reflect a thought-provoking social phenomenon which is not uncommon in China now. The young always give up because the problem is beyond their ability to cope with. Superficially， it seems to be somewhat reasonable， but when weighing in the mind， we find there is an apparent tendency underlying this phenomenon： the lack of confidence. Firstly， it is well-known that we exist in a dynamic world with various difficulties. We can do nothing but face them. Secondly， attitude is the key point to take the first step. Assuming bravery and confidence to solve the problem， you will find the question is not as “huge” as you imagine. Take us for example， the entrance exam for graduate students even seems to be a horrible monster before us. Some people give up， some persist. So， with confidence and the right assessment of the difficulties， try and exert your strength， and then we will overcome all problems.
On the whole， I believe we young people should face the difficulties in right manner. And nothing is impossible， just do it.
Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawings. In your essay， you should
1）describe the drawings briefly，
2）explain their intended meaning， and then
3）give your comments.
The pictures vividly reveal that heavy traffic is becoming increasingly serious all over the world. In the first photo， there is traffic congestion on the road with numerous cars， trucks and buses. In the second picture， hundreds of people are waiting for a train.
We can deduce from the pictures that the photographer is trying to attract our attention to the issue of heavy traffic. First of all， every year men and women crowd into cities in search of employment， a decent living， and the excitement and stimulation of urban life. As people in mounting numbers flood into cities， city services and facilities have been strained to a breaking point. In addition， since in a city with booming industry， land is precious and cannot be extravagantly used by traffic， traffic flows constantly rise to fill whatever scale of roads and highways are provided for them.
It is imperative for us to improve this situation. For one thing， the number of private cars should be limited while more bus routes should be opened up because buses can accommodate more passengers. For another， more streets and roads should be constructed. Since neither of the suggestions can effectively solve the problem， there is an increased awareness that the two solutions may be combined with other possible solutions to produce the best effect.