2019年11月14日 01:58

  Our English teacher is a middle-aged woman. She has taught English for more than twenty years. She works very hard and has been a model teacher for many years.
  She is kind to us. but she is rather strict with us. She always encourages us to speak and read more English. She often tells us that “practice makes perfect.”
  She is very good at teaching and tries hard to make every lesson lively and interesting. She often gives us slide shows, teaches us English songs and helps us to put on short English plays.
  She loves us and is always ready to help us. In fact, she is not only our good teacher but also our good friend. We all respect and love her.









  In a modern sense, Mothers’ Day originated [源于] from the United States and initiated [发起] by Anna Jarvis. She was unmarried all her life. She always accompanied her mother around. His mother died in 1905, and Anna was distraught [悲痛欲绝的]. Two years later, Anna and her friend began to write letters to the influential[有影响力的] ministers, businessmen, congressmen [议员] to seek support to make Mothers’ Day become a statutory holiday [法定假日].
   Anna believed that children often ignore their mothers’ feeling. She hoped Mothers’ Day could remind people of what their mothers did for the family. The first Mothers’ Day was celebrated in West Virginia and Pennsylvania on May 10, 1908. During the festival, Carnation was chosen for mothers and then passed on.
   In 1913, the United States Congress[议会] passed a bill [法案] to make the second Sunday of May each year become statutory Mothers’ Day. Since then, Mothers’ Day spread.


  Nowadays, quite a few people believe that combatant spirit is essential for one’s success in today’s competitive world. However, some young people today think nothing of this spirit which,in their opinion, is only needed in revolutionary age. Even worse, when facing the difficulties, they will choose to yield or cower without making any efforts.
  There are many factors resulting in young people’s lack of combatant spirit. Among these, comfortable living environment plays a vital role. Today’s parents provide nearly everything to the children, which results in the children’s lack of motivation for striving on their own. What’s more, the present education system does not pay much attention to help the young people build up the combatant spirit.
  Considering the importance of combatant spirit, I think it is high time to take effective measures to strengthen young people’s combatant spirit. Above all, parents shouldn’t spoil their children and should ask their children to strive for what they intend to obtain. Moreover, schools should build a better environment for students to develop their struggle and aggressive spirit. Besides, young people themselves should adjust their minds and follow the examples of those people in history or around us who achieve their success under the stimulation of combatant spirit. In a word, it is an urgent thing for today’s young people to enhance combatant spirit.






  In our subconscious minds, there is always a perfect vision in which we see ourselves on a long, long journey that almost spans the entire continent. We’re traveling by passenger train and, from the windows, we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at crossings, of cattle grazing in distant hillsides, of smoke pouring from power plants, of row upon row of cotton and corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of mountains and rolling hills, of city skylines and village halls.
  But our minds are always focused on the final destination—for at a certain hour and on a given day, our train will finally pull into the station with bells ringing, flags waving, and bands playing. And once we get there, so many wonderful dreams will come true. So many wishes will be fulfilled and so many pieces of our lives finally will be neatly fitted together like a completed jigsaw puzzle. So restlessly, we pace the aisles and count the miles, peering ahead, waiting, waiting, waiting for the station.
  “Yes, when we reach the station, that will be it!” We promise ourselves. “When I’m 18, that will be it! When I buy a new Mercedes Benz, that will be it! When I put the last kid through college, that will be it! When I have paid off the mortgage, that will be it! When I win a promotion, that will be it! When I reach the age of retirement, that will be it!”
  From that day on we will all live happily ever after.
  Unfortunately, once we get it, then it disappears. The station somehow hides itself at the end of an endless track.
  Sooner or later, we must realize there is no station in this life, no one earthly place to arrive at once and for all. The journey is the joy. The station is an illusion—it always outdistances us. Yesterday’s a memory, tomorrow’s a dream. Yesterday’s a fading sunset, tomorrow’s a faint suise. Only today is there light enough to love and live.
  So, gently close the door on yesterday and then throw the key away. It isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad, but rather the regret over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who would rob us of today.
  So stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, swim more rivers, climb more mountains, kiss more babies, count more stars. Laugh more and cry less. Go barefoot oftener. Eat more ice cream. Ride more merry-go-rounds. Watch more sunsets. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.