Directions： For this part you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic Is Stress a Bad Thing? You should write no less than 150 words and base your composition on the outline (given in Chinese) below：
“I can't stand the pressure and competition，” explained one friend of mine when asked why he decided to quit his highly-paid but demanding position in his company recently. My friend may have his own reasons， but I don't think his decision is wise in reality。
It's true that my friend's case is not unique. In the last few years quite a number of men and women have chosen to do something less competitive at the cost of a comfortable， easy life a highly-paid job can obtain. They are afraid that the stresses and strains of work will rob them of joy and happiness and do them harm both physically and mentally. In fact， however， stress isn't the bad thing it is often supposed to be. Unless it gets out of control， a certain amount of stress is vital to provide motivation and challenge， and to give purpose and significance to an otherwise meaningless， idle life. People under stress tend to express their full range of potential and to actualize their own personal worth——the very aim of a human life。
Stress is a natural part of everyday life and there is no way to avoid it. What we can do is to develop our adaptive abilities to deal with it rather than to escape from it。
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Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition based on the chart given below. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. Your essay should start with a brief description of the picture. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition of at least 150 words but no more than 200 words according to the following information:
Currently, a number of schools allow students to grade their teachers and even decide if the teachers can teach on or not. This has given rise to a heated debate, with some approving of the pratice and others strongly opposed to it. Now discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Directions: For this part you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled My View on Plastic Surgery. In your essay you should clearly state your view and support your view with appropriate reasons or examples. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.