Too many cars have created a lot of serious problems in our world. Besides congestion, accidents and fast consumption, cars are responsible for a good part of air pollution in big cities. All the time, they are pumping huge amounts of waste gases into the atmosphere. These gases are very harmful, causing disease and even death.
One possible solution is to design and develop clean cars and clean fuels. In Shanghai, some of the public buses begin to run on petrol. But it may take decades for the new models of clean cars to completely replace the traditional ones.
Another solution is to develop modern public transportation systems and restrict the use of private cars. If the price of petrol rises constantly and the public vehicles are efficient and convenient enough, most people will not buy private cars. And the total number of cars in big cities will reduce greatly.
On the whole, the elimination of air pollution needs the collective efforts from the government, the public and the environmentalists.
To be successful in a job interview, you should show certain personal and professional qualities. You need to create a good impression in a limited time, usually from 30 to 45 minutes. You must take a positive impression which the interviewer will remember while he interviews other candidates.
You should pay attention to some questions during the interview. First of all, you are expected to dress properly. The right clothes worn at the right time can win the respect of the interviewer. The first and lasting impressions of you is partly determined by the clothes you wear. Secondly, you should pay close attention to your manner of speaking. Since speech is a reflection of personality, you should try to speak in a clear and loud voice to show your confidence. Finally, you should make full preparation for the position you are applying for. Talking about it in a professional way will impress the interviewer deeply. If you take all the problems into account, you will probably succeed in a job interview.
excuse me for my long delaying in returning to you your “robinson crusoe” which i read through with great interest. i had finished reading the book and was about to return it when my cousin came to see me. never having seen the book, she was so interested in it that i had to retain it longer. however, i hope that in view of the additional delight thus afforded by your book, you will overlook my negligence in not returning it sooner.
thanking you again for the loan.
24th June, 2002
Thank you for your letter of 18th June.
I am very interested to hear about your one-week art festival to be held this summer and understand your needs. Unfortunately, I am unable to help you as our company has a fixed budget for sponsorship and new items will not be considered until next year.
I hope your festival will be a success. I suggest that perhaps you contact us again next year.
4) 祝贺信(Letters of Congratulation)
祝贺信(Letter of congratulation)是向对方表示祝贺的信件，一般用于对方有什么喜事或取得了什么成绩，以及节日寿诞等。祝贺信是人们情感交流的一种方式，多写祝贺信可以使亲戚朋友同事之间加强联系，增进了解，彼此关心。祝贺信的主要内容有：
正文的结尾要写上再次表示祝愿的话。如：“With renewed good wishes，and kindest regards to you and your spouse。”（再次敬候你同新夫人安好。）又如“May the years to come bring every blessing to you both.”（愿你俩年年福寿无疆。）
Directions: Please write a letter of about 100 words to congratulate your friend Li Ming, who did well in the college entrance exam and has been enrolled in Beijing University. You do not need to write the address.
We are very happy to know that you have successfully passed the college entrance examination this year and have been admitted into Beijing University. Allow us to give our most sincere congratulations on this exciting occasion.
You have all along been working hard at your professional studies, and you are excellent in most subjects. Your success shows that only hard work can yield good results.
Friendship is the most precious thing in the world. No gold can buy I; no force can compel it. Everyone may have friendship no matter who he is, rich or poor, black or white, and male or female. Friendship is a warm hand when you are in trouble. Friendship is a happy song when you succeed.
True friendship is rare, and the only way to get to it is through our own efforts. Show our true love and care for others and always be faithful to our friends. We should remember a friend in need is a friend indeed. When we seek friendship, we should never care about someone’s power and money. Treasure the true friendship that has built because they are difficult to gain in life.
Nowadays a growing number of people, especiallythe 20s or 30s, tend to stay indoors for most of their spare time, especially on holidays. Somespend the majority of the time online chatting, blogging, shopping, dating or playing computergames. Some sit with their eyes glued to the television screen, day and night.
Peoples opinions vary when it comes to this way of killing time. A great number of people maintain that staying indoors is cheap, comfortable, and most importantly, very safe. Others,however, frown upon staying indoors for too long. They are worried that lack of physical exercise and face-to-face communication with others will do harm to peoples body and mind.
Personally, I dont think staying indoors for most of the day should be advocated. Instead,people in all ages, their physical conditions permitting, should be encouraged to spend more time outdoors. The brilliant sunshine, the pleasant green space, the interactions with other people, etc. are all good for peoples health, both physically and psychologically.
Some students don’t like to study. They are more interested in doing other kind of practical work or relaxing and enjoying themselves. They say that it is no use learning the knowledge from textbooks when you won’t use this at all in your whole life. Even when you look for a job, they won’t pay much attention to your academic records. They put more emphasis on who you are, where you are from and whom you know.
In fact, it is very important for college students to study hard. Firstly, a college student without much knowledge wouldn’t be very useful to the society. What he can reward the society is very little. Secondly, he may hardly find a good job and live a respectable life on account of lack of knowledge. This is also a great loss to himself when he couldn’t find a place in the society. Finally, college students are young and energetic and a college provides the best place for them to grasp science and technology. If they can make full use of time, they are certain to learn something and improve themselves. Therefore, college students should realize the importance of learning and try to obtain as much knowledge as possible.
Many people have realized the importance of regular physical exercises. Physical exercises increase the blood circulation. It can strengthen our muscles and make our bodies strong. Physical exercises may prevent us from getting too fat and keep us healthy. Anyone who does not have a good health, can do nothing for his country.
Sports can promote international communication and understanding. It is believed that international sports may create goodwill between nations. If countries play together they will learn to live together. Understanding comes from contact. International sports give different nations a chance to get to know each other. In this way, different countries may have better understanding between each other.
i am afraid that you will think me unpardonably negligent in not having answered your letter dated 7, december sooner, but when i have told you the reason, i trust you will be convinced that the neglect was excusable. when your letter arrived, i was just in hong kong. as my family could not forward it to me during my absence, it has been, therefore, lying on my desk until the moment when i took it up. now the first thing i have to hasten to do is to write to you these few lines to express my deep regret.
i enjoyed many pleasant sights during my trip. i shall be pleased to give you an account to of them when i see you next.
Electronic mail, or E-mail for short, is a new way of communication by means of computers. Fast, cheap and convenient, E-mail is so popular that it has become an indispensable means of communication.
Millions of computers all over the world have been connected to form a global network, namely the Internet. You can send and receive by E-mail documents, letters and papers to anyone in other countries in no time. By using E-mail you can also store, , compile information. In a word, E-mail helps you overcome spatial and time limitations in communication.
With the rapidly growing popularity of computers and the expansion of information highway, E-mail is expected to play a more and more important role in our lives.
Different people have different hobbies. Hobbies are activities in which one participates for amusement. A hobbys can be anything, such as listening to music, playing various musical instruments, reading books, collecting stamps, going for sports and so on. It mainly depends on one’s interest and character.
There is no doubt that hobbies have a great influence on people’s life and society. Good hobbies can benefit people in many ways. They are both helpful to people’s growth and development, either physically or spiritually. On the other hand, bad hobbies are harmful to people. For example. Excessive drinking and smoking not only affect study and work but also hurt one’s mind and body.