With the development of Chinese economy, we can choose from all kinds of recreational activities today, such as singing, dancing, sports and online games, which make our life really colorful.
But every coin has two sides. Recreational activities may bring about benefits and harms at the same time. For sure, taking such activities after hard work can help people relax and get refreshed, and some activities, especially sports, can also make people better in communication and cooperation. However, things will bear good results only when they’re done within a certain limit. When we have too much fun, we are no longer relaxed but become tired instead, and we won’t have enough time and vigor for the incoming work or study.
Therefore, in my opinion, recreational activities should be taken in a proper way, especially for us college students, who should learn to strike a balance between study and fun. We all know that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, but Jack would not be a better one when things go so far as to become “No work and all play”.
How to improve student’s mental health
As you may have noticed from the press, there is an increasing number of university students who commit suicide because they are unable to handle obstacles in their life. For sure, that’s chiefly because of their mental weakness. Thus, it’s now an urgent task of the whole society to help students improve their mental health.
As far as I’m concerned, I believe this can be achieved with efforts of both the university and the students themselves. From the part of the university, firstly, courses related to mental health should be opened to students so that they can learn more about how mentality can impact their life and how to improve their mental health in scientific ways; secondly, related university departments should appoint professional mental staff to serve students when they find it hard to cope with mental difficulties, so that the university can keep track of students’ negative thoughts and timely clear them up.
And as we students play the vital part in improving our own mental health, we have to seek out some ways to stay optimistic and confident. We must remember that without the bitterness of failure, we will never know how sweet the success is; we must remind ourselves that it’s not trouble itself that troubles us, but we make ourselves troubled by it. To achieve success, we must believe in ourselves in the first place.
In a word, since mental health is important for the future of university students, related departments and students should strive together for better mentality of students, who are the tomorrow of our nation.
A Letter to the University President about the Canteen Service on Campus
January 10th, 2005
Dear Mr. President,
I am lucky to be a student of this famous university. But I don’t think I am happy with the canteen service on campus. Firstly, the quality of the dishes is poor. They taste bad. The cooks often forget to put salt. Sometimes, however, they put too much salt. One of my classmates even found a dead fly in the soup yesterday. I really don’t want to go to the canteen for meals. Secondly, the price is too high. Most of my classmates are complaining about it. We pay more money there but we don’t get better food. That’s not fair. Finally, it’s dirty and noisy in the canteen. Tables are dirty. Chairs are dirty. Dishes look ugly. We find it hard to enjoy meals there. By the way, the canteen workers are not very polite. Some of them are even rude. Can our university do something to improve the canteen service? Thank you!
该文中涉及食堂饭菜质量、价格、环境、服务的所有抱怨均采用不超出初中英语程度的基本词汇和句型表达，比如：poor, taste bad, forget to put salt, put too much salt, the price is too high, tables are dirty, chairs are dirty, dishes look ugly, not polite，等等；而它们的表达效果比起装腔作势的大词长句来，一点也不逊色。