Writes an essay, considering and assessing arguments for and against the following view: As reading is important for a good education, we should encourage our children to read whatever appeals to them.

The famous English philosopher Francis Bacon said, “Reading makes a full man”. Reading books can strongly shape you inclination, mature your thoughts, widen you horizon and enrich your personality. Life is limited, but knowledge is boundless. The more books we read, the more knowledge we get. Hence, We should encourage our children to read more books.

However, books can also be harmful, particularly the pornographic books. Bad books contain evil thoughts. In them, there might be much description about violence, superstition, and sex. Let’s suppose that you are in the position of a parent. Would you allow your children to read whatever appeals to them? If your answer to the question is “yes”, you are either extremely permissive or just plain irresponsible. If children read bad books, the evil thoughts would poison their mind gradually. They will be dispirited and perhaps commit a crime.

Good books, on the other hand, teach and help children to do good things. Good books are children’s real companions, and they are both instructive and inspiring. Children know past events from history books, study communication by language book, learn space and numbers through mathematics books. In a word, different kinds of good books can give them a large amount of ideas and knowledge.

Consequently, those who read good books can be inspired to grow healthily, while those who read bad ones will lead a wicked life and meet with miserable failure. So before we encourage our children to read books, we should teach and help them to identify good and bad books.


In China, both of the parents have their jobs. 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 point of view, no matter how busy they are, they should make the best use of their time to stay with their children.

First, the love between children and adults will be improved by spending more time on their children. Children could feel parents’ affection through the genial conversation and sharing their pleasure with them. Every time when parents take them to 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.

Second, children need the direction from their parents. There are some wrong behaviors in our society such as dishonesty, corruption, violence and eroticism and so on. Children have weak resistance in defending this detrimental 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. In addition, if parents often spend time in staying with their children, adults’ good behaviors will greatly influence their children.

Here I do not deny that there are some disadvantages in spending too much time on 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 works


Topic: Some people say that computers can translate all kinds of languages. Therefore, children do not need to learn foreign languages any more. What’s your position?

Sample answer:

With the rapid development of computer science, computer can translate all kinds of languages. Therefore, some people say that children need not study foreign languages any more. From my point of view, I think computer will never take the place of human beings.

Firstly, language is closely related to a country’s culture. Through language study, students can know the culture of a country. For example, if you study English, you can know a lot of things about English literature, English poetry, English festivals and English customs. I am English major. I like English romantic poems very much. The beautiful verses by Shalley, Burns and other famous English poets are still very popular in modern literature. We also enjoy some English festivals like Halloween, April Fools Day and Christmas, when people celebrate in night clubs and bars and have a lot of fun.

Secondly, computer is only a machine, whose programs are designed and written by human beings. Without an intimate knowledge of foreign languages and translation, we cannot write an efficient translation programs for computers, which will be a cold machine and become useless.

Lastly, language study can cultivate a child’s intelligence. Language is a unique ability of our human beings. Language study can improve children’s audio ability. They can distinguish the subtle differences of pronunciation and rhythm.

However, we don’t deny the advantages computer takes us. We have to read some foreign articles and materials in our study and work. Some translation softwares can give us an immediate explanation of some difficult words, which saves us a lot of valuable time.

To sum up, computer will never take the place of our human beings as a translator or an interpreter, because their ability is decided by human beings. (289 words)


主题: IELTS概述

IELTS(International English Language Testing System), 国际英语测试制度(简称雅思考试),是在世界上100多个国家举行的一种国际性英文测试。IELTS是由英国剑桥大学测试中心(The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicat – UCLES)、澳大利亚高校国际开发署(IDP Education Australia)及英国文化委员会(The British Council)共同举办的,为非英语国家学生赴英国或其他英联邦国家移民、或高等教育机构就读进修必须通过的语言测试。 1990年4月始在中国开始推广。英国、澳大利亚、新西兰、加拿大等国的众多院校均认可IELTS考试。另外,加拿大、澳大利亚、新西兰等国家的移民局还将这种考试成绩作为其吸收技术类移民中衡量英语语言能力的唯一标准。IELTS考试分综合 听力,阅读和写作测试在上午进行,口语测试在当天下午或第二天上午进行。考生必须参加全部四项考试。阅读和写作测试有两种类型(由考生根据实际情况选择其中一类):   1.学术类(Acadmic Module):适合申请高校课程考生 。 2.培训类(General Trianing Module):适合申请应用应用培训课程,移民、劳务或其他的考生。考试形式。 考试包含听力、阅读、写作及口语四个部分:  听力部分考试时间为30分钟 10分钟。考生需根据听到的录音内容回答四十个问题,问题形式为多项选择,完成句子,填空等。考生需要边听边写。   阅读部分考试时间为60分钟。考生需阅读三篇文章,回答四十个问题。(如文中有技术术语,将提供其简单的解释)第一篇文章较易,第三篇文章难度较大。阅读部分并非为传统的多项选择题,重点在于测试考生的能力。  写作部分考试时间为60分钟。考生需写两篇文章,其中第一篇文章要求至少150个单词第二篇文章要求至少250个单词,比如就一问题提出解决的方法,或为某一观点辩护或评价。  口试部分考试时间为11分钟-14分钟。考生将与剑桥大学测试联盟(UCLES) 认证的考试官进行会话。大多数情况是考试官提一些问题,考生回答问题,或者是考官让考生阅读一张卡片后,双方针对某一问题进行探讨。整个会话过程将被录音。(口语测试在当天下午或第二天全天进行,详细时间请留意考试当天的安排)在考试中所有的答案必须要写在指定的答卷上。考试完后一个月之内可收到成绩表。IELTS成绩2年有效。  评分标准 9分-成绩极佳,能将英语运用自如,精确、流利并能完全理解。8分-非常良好,能将英语运用自如,只是偶尔有不连接的错误和不恰当,在不熟悉的状况下可能出现误解,可将复杂细节的争论掌握的相当好。7分-良好,有能力运用英语,虽然在某些情况有时会发生不准确、不适当和误解,大致可将复杂的英语掌握的不错,也理解其全部内容。6分-及格,大致能有效的运用英语,虽然有不准确、不适当和误解发生,能使用并理解相当复杂的英语,特别是在熟悉的情况时。5分-适当及格,可部分运用英语,在大多数情况下可应付全部的意思,虽然可能犯下许多错误,在本身领域内应可掌握基本的沟通。此分数线一般为移民的最低分数线。4分-水平有限,只限在熟悉的状况下有基本的理解力,在理解与表达上常发生问题,无法使用复杂英语。3分-水平有限,在极熟悉的情况下,只能进行一般的沟通理解。2分-只属于偶尔使用英文,除非在熟悉的情况,使用单词和简短的短句表达最基本的信息,在说写方面有重大的障碍。1分(最低分)-不能通过,可能只能说几个单词,无法沟通。


IELTS国际英语水平测试由英国剑桥大学测试中心(The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicat – UCLES)、澳大利亚高校国际开发署(IDP Education Australia)及英国文化委员会(The British Council)共同举办。1990年4月在中国开始推广。

  英国、澳大利亚、新西兰、加拿大以及许多国家的众多院校均采用并认可这一语言测试系统。 加拿大、澳大利亚、新西兰等国家的移民局均将这种考试成绩作为技术移民及其他类移民中衡量英语语言能力的唯一标准。 以上国家的学校和培训进修项目及许多国家的院校都接受这一考试成绩,并设立不同的成绩合格标准。 IELTS考试分培训类(General Training )和学术类(Academic)两类。 因本考试有口语项目,因此会比TOEFL更具有可信度。



IELTS 考试结构

主题: IELTS 考试结构

1.听 力 部 分




2.阅 读 部 分

  Academic类与General training类的考题都以”三大段”的文章为基本结构,大约1500-3000字之间,内容多样,甚至有时以图表、表格的方式出现,学生答题的方式亦有多种答题形式, 约38-42题。


  A类与G类内容相同之处 在于A类除生活化范畴之外,加入考生在学业上、学术上的探讨与了解,而G类较着重于社会上的、语言的、工作训练等的主题。

3.写 作 部 分

  写作部分,全部1小时时间,分2大单元Task 1 & Task 2;A类(Task 1)通常考题以图片、表格座标、曲线图为基本形式,考生根据所给的资料,写出150个字以上的文章来叙述主题,组织并探讨主题,提出比较支持的论点;G类的(Task 1)考生以写一封信来应对考题中所给予的模拟状况或问题。Task 2 A类与G类非常类似,考生就考题的主题,用250字详加发表意见,通常考生被要求用几种方式之一来做为架构解决问题、表达自己的意见、支持或争辩考题所给予的讯息。

4.口 语 部 分




第三段:主考官抽出一张(角色扮演卡)(Cue card),卡上写明一个模拟的事件,环境或状况,由考生向主考官依卡提出各种问题(约3-4分钟)。考生提出的问题须与卡上的主题相关,并可自由发挥;