Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic “the advantages and disadvantages of recreational activities/selective courses/taking a part-time job/liberal art or science/computer games”.
The recreational activity is of utmost importance for one’s life. We can experience a great many recreational activities on campus. For example, I once joined a tennis club and enjoyed my life there.
There are several aspects concerning recreational activities. On the one hand, nowadays, college life tends to be very stressful. Recreational activities can relax our minds and release our pressure. Also, a student can widen his circle of friends through these activities. One can find friends with the common interest. Besides, recreational activities can also broaden our horizons and make us wise. However, there are drawbacks. Recreational activities may interfere with our study. Therefore, students cannot concentrate on their learning and may even fail in the exams.
To sum up, the recreational activity is just like a double-edged sword. We might bear in mind that it can exert both positive and negative influences on our society. However, we can avoid those undesirable effects, when making full use of it.
liberal arts/humanity 文科
main/compulsory courses 必修课
selective courses 选修课
enrich one’s life 丰富生活
broaden one’s mind 扩展思维
expand one’s range of knowledge 扩展知识面
release one’s pressure 释放压力
relax one’s mind 放松心情
widen one’s circle of friends 拓展朋友圈
increase one’s contentment 增加满足感
lessen one’s pain 减缓疼痛
help people to relax and unwind 帮助人放松
savor a wide range of experiences 品尝一系列经历