Dear Mr. Smith,
I'm Li Hua, a student from Hongxing Middle School. I'm writing to apply for the position of volunteer you advertised on China Daily.
My experience has made me a qualified volunteer for your activity. First, I'm not only fluent in English but also have a good sense of cross-cultural communication, which enables me to provide a good service. Second, I am familiar with the history of the ancient Silk Road and know many stories about it. Third, as an outgoing member of the Students' Union, I have gained much experience in organizing social activities. In a word, I think I wouldn't let you down if I were given this opportunity.
Looking forward to your early reply.
I’m very glad to introduce Zhong Nanshan to you.
Zhong Nanshan is one of the premier medical scientists in the 21st century. Born in 1941 and having graduated from Beijing Medical College, this ordinary but great man has been working in the medical field for over 50 years.
Now in 2020, Zhong Nanshan, aged 83, as head of a high-level expert team, is fighting against the COVID-19. He is a good doctor in the patients' eyes and a kind medical professor in his students as well. Zhong Nanshan, always inspires his students to devote themselves to the medical cause. What a selfless and respectable man he is!
Dear Sir or Madam,
I'm Li Hua, an exchange student from China. Having learned that you're looking for volunteers to monitor the water quality of the river, I'd like to be one of them.
In my hometown, my family have lived on a river for decades. I know how important the river is to people. The river to us is what milk to a baby. That is why I'm willing to join you in helping protect the river from being polluted through monitoring its water quality. I promise I will spare no effort to do the job and do it well.
I would appreciate it if you could offer me the opportunity to do something for us all.
Looking forward to your early reply.
I'm glad that you will come to study in our school as an exchange student. You want to learn about our daily life in school. I'd like to take Monday for example.
As boarding school students, we get up at 5:40 am, doing morning running and reading until 7:00 am. Four classes, Chinese, Maths, Physics and English, are arranged from 7:40 to 12:00. There are three classes lasting from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. School is over at 5:00 pm, which is the time to throw ourselves into the after-school activities, like doing sports or reading in the library. At night, having finished our homework, we will stay in the dormitory, sweeping, washing clothes and chatting. Then, we'll go to bed before 10:00 pm.
Though we are busy, we feel fulfilled at school every day.
Today, a high school delegation from the UK came to our school to have a cultural exchange activity, which offered us a good opportunity to learn more about each other.
At first, we showed the delegation around our cultural corridor where pictures and art works about Chinese and English culture were exhibited. Then a cultural lecture was held at the lecture hall, during which students from both countries introduced the development of their own culture. Finally, the art performance that represented Chinese and English culture turned out to be the highlight of the activity.
Through the cultural exchange activity, we have enhanced the understanding of different cultures and promoted the friendship between the two schools.
Good morning, my dear friends!
I’m glad to stand here to give you a speech about dreams. It is true that different persons have different dreams. Without it, one may not know where he goes or even gets lost in life. So that really matters.
My dream is to become a doctor, which can help reduce pain in patients or even save their lives. I believe the job is helpful and worth doing. Though the dream is really a big challenge for me, I’ll work hard and go all out for it.
Not only will I spend more time learning my lessons, but I will also expose my self to books on medicine. I’m convinced that I will achieve.
The problem you are facing is quite common among us teenagers. As a student of your age, I quite understand you, and I have some advice for you.
Firstly, you should understand that your parents care about you. They often compare you with others perhaps because they want to let you be aware of your disadvantages and help you become better. If you don't like it, you can tell them about your feeling, saying that you feel stressed out. Secondly, you can tell them that you have the confidence to improve yourself in some areas. And meanwhile, let them know that you want to be yourself. I believe your parents can understand you and make some changes.
Hope what I said above can be of some help to you.
I quite sympathize with you and understand how you feel. To help you save your friendship, here is my advice.
To begin with, having been friends with him for so many years, you should trust him. Maybe something happened to him or his family. He probably doesn't want you to get involved in it. So it may be a good idea to give him some time to be alone. Finally, you can ask another friend to help find out the reason, which is the key to solving the problem.
I hope these suggestions are helpful and that you and Tom are on good terms as before.
My classmates and I are planning to plant trees by the river this weekend. We all hope you can join us. Here is the schedule.
We are to meet at the school gate at 8 o'clock this Saturday morning. Since we'll cycle there and work in the field, you'd better wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. ①It would be so much better if you could bring some necessary tools. Besides, we'll have a picnic after the work is done. ②Everyone is expected to bring their lunch and share it. We may return at around 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Would you like to join us? Hope to see you then.
With Chinese New Year drawing near, I'd like to invite you to celebrate it at my home.
Chinese New Year is regarded as one of the most important festivals in my country. On the New Year's Eve, families and relatives will gather together to have a big dinner. When it comes to the reunion dinner, people often think of dumplings. But actually, the reunion dinner is usually served with abundant foods, such as fish, chicken, beef aswell as many other dishes. Some foods can have special meanings expressing people's good wishes for the coming new year. All my family will be excited about your coming. I'm sure you'll have a good time with us.
Looking forward to your coming.
Knowing that our library is going to buy books,I'd like to offer some suggestions.What we need most are popular science books.Usually popular science books explain basic principles of nature in a simple and interesting way.They help us understand science subjects better and arouse our curiosity about scientific discoveries.
In addition to reading for knowledge,we read for fun and inspiration.That is why I recommend another category of books:literary books.Classic works,written by masters,present great thoughts through fascinat ing language and stories.They not only offer us joy and excitement,but also encourage us to think critically.
I'll be glad if you can consider my recommendations.
Welcome to “Mum's Restaurant”. We are making every effort to offer you various dishes, which are perfect in color, aroma and taste. The dishes we prepare are not only delicious, but also rich in nutrition.For the vegetables we buy on the market are planted on the organic farm and the meat is also fresh, which guarantees the quality of the dishes. In particular, we don't use any nonfood additives. What's more, recently we promote some special dishes and you will be given a 15 percent discount on them. We promise that you have never had such delicious dishes before. Come and try, and you will not regret!
Nowadays, many students go to school without having breakfast. Some of them buy the fried food served by the small food stalls at the school gate, which will do harm to their health in the long run.
In order to solve this problem, our school works out a healthy breakfast plan together with the students' parents. Every morning from now on, our school canteen provides students with different kinds of healthy food. This plan guarantees that every student can have breakfast in time.
On behalf of the Students'Union, I call on every student to have healthy breakfast regularly, so as to benefit your health as well as your study.
I'm glad to know that you're planning to visit our city and now I'd like to tell you something about it.
Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, is located at the western edge of the Sichuan Basin and the climate here is pleasant all year round. With abundant natural resources, it is the birthplace of Sichuan cuisine, in which the Sichuan pepper is the most unique and important spice. Besides, there are many tourist attractions worth visiting. For example, the Dujiangyan, an irrigation system constructed by the State of Qin, contributes to the agricultural development of Chengdu. In addition, Chengdu is home to giant pandas and I'm sure you will fall in love with them.
Looking forward to your coming.
How is everything going? Knowing that you are also a fan of Jay Chou, I would like to invite you to go to his concert in our city on Thursday night.
Jay Chou is a famous Chinese pop singer, whose Blue and White Porcelain is one of my favorite songs. I recommended it to you before, and you said you liked it. Besides, you said you also liked his unique voice. I believe the concert will be a perfect chance to enjoy his music and know more about him.
I wonder if it will be convenient for you to meet me at the school gate at six p.m. this Thursday. I would appreciate it if you could go with me together.
I’ve read your discussion on how to behave properly while traveling. Every year, a great many holiday makers go out for sightseeing and relaxation. While they are enjoying themselves, some of them behave rudely, which causes a big concern. How to be a civilized tourist has become a heated topic.
In my opinion, it is necessary to watch our manners. First, we must respect and follow local customs. Besides, we’d better not talk loudly in public places to avoid disturbance to others. Also, be aware that queue jumping is unacceptable in many countries.
More importantly, if we travel abroad, we should bear in mind that we are representing our country, so we need to be cautious about how we act. Only in this way can we enjoy our trips and have beautiful memories as well.
Dear Xiao Dong,
I’m sorry you are having trouble in learning English in senior high school. However, the situation is easy to change if you take my advice. Here are some tips to help you.
Firstly, why not try to communicate with others in English? If you do so, you will feel confident gradually. Also, don’t be afraid of making mistakes because everyone makes mistakes. Secondly, you should keep on reading aloud English sentences every morning and evening. That way, you’ll learn many important expressions. Thirdly, it would be a good idea if you read more English newspapers and watch English movies.
I hope you will make great progress in English.
With cold weather drawing up, heating begins in various ways. Among all the means, using natural gas is becoming more and more popular.
One of the primary advantages of natural gas is that it is much friendlier to the environment. What I mean is that it sends fewer emissions into the atmosphere when burned. Natural gas also gives off a lot of heat as it burns very hot. This property of natural gas makes it good for heating homes and for cooking. Compared with burning coal or using airconditioners, using natural gas will cost less, which can help people save a lot of money. What's more, natural gas can heat up the house in a short time and keep the air indoors fresh.
So I think using natural gas to heat is a better way.
How are you doing? I'm honored to be invited to my foreign teacher's this weekend. Invited to pay a visit to a foreigner for the first time, I'm worried that some of my manners may appear impolite in her eyes due to cultural difference. So I'm asking for your advice.
Would you please tell me some rules of etiquette needed to obey? As a student of hers, I think it's good manners to bring a gift for her. I'd appreciate it if you could tell me what kind of present I should take. Additionally, do you think it's necessary for me to dress up for the visit?
Under your guidance, I believe I will have a good time.
Looking forward to your early reply.
Science and Technology Influence Life
As we can see, science and technology have been deeply influencing our life. Take our school for example.
Now there are several HD-cameras monitoring the whole campus in case of emergency or school bullying. At meal time, we can watch TV news in the dinning hall, learning the latest international and domestic events. Not only can our teachers use multimedia equipment to make their classes more lively, but also they can mark papers on the computer, which greatly improves the efficiency of paper-scoring.Additionally, we can do many things conveniently, such as paying by Alipay, getting food by card, going to school by shared bike and so on.
In a word, it is the development of science and technology that makes such a comfortable and convenient life available to us.
Low-carbon life is good for everyone.
To help with the environment, I always walk or ride a bike to school instead of taking a car. Besides, I will try to use things that can be recycled and I never forget to turn off the lights when I leave the classroom. I think it’s my duty to live a low-carbon life. And even the simplest activities can make a real difference to the environment. So I suggest we should reuse books as long as possible. And we’d better not spend much money on expensive clothes.
If everyone does something for the environment, I believe the earth will be a better place.
I'm glad you're interested in my hometown, and I'm proud to share with you its brief introduction.
①Zhengzhou, located in Central China, is the capital of Henan Province. ②It has distinct seasons, which bring us beautiful natural scenery and rich agricultural produce, such as Chinese dates, garlic and watermelons. As an ancient capital city, Zhengzhou has a long history, making it full of historical scenic spots, for example Shaolin Temple. It is wellknown around the world for its kung fu. In recent years, my hometown has greatly developed, becoming a modern busy metropolis, and a trade and transportation center.
Welcome to my city and enjoy the special local produce. I believe you'll love it.
I'm glad to hear from you. It's true that people in my hometown have become richer than ever before through the development of modern agriculture and I'd like to share their recipe with you.
To be honest, my hometown used to be very poor. In response to the government's policy to enrich people, we have grown organic vegetables and fruit, which are sold throughout our country with the help of the Internet. Actually, what benefits us most is the ecotourism that we have developed to attract visitors to experience the joy of the harvest. Additionally, we also raise fish, goats, pigs and cattle with vegetables, whose meat is more delicious and better sold than those fed with fodder.
Looking forward to your coming one day.
Learning that you are interested in Chinese folk art, especially the weaving art, I'm glad to tell you something about it.
The weaving art, dating back to over 1,000 years, is one of the Chinese native arts passed down by craftsmen from one generation to the next. Since the weaving art is popular among common people, the weaving materials are mainly from nature. Bamboos, silk threads, or some other vine plants are usually used to make chairs, pack baskets, curtains, baskets, decorations and so on.
Chinese knotting is generally regarded as one of the most outstanding decorations of the weaving art. The reason is that it's not only a beautiful decoration with various shapes, it also symbolizes good luck and prosperity.
Here is a book on Chinese weaving art for you. I hope the book can help you know more about it.