[Task Writing] The Voluntary Work

The passage introduces the heated situation of the teens voluntary work to support charity in America, in which the teens gain leadership skills and experiences of meeting people and working, according to a volunteer Gaby Lucy.

Doing volunteer work means a lot to growing-ups. We can learn how to communicate to people properly, gain co-operating and leadershop skills, and last but not least, meet all walks of people who has the same aim as yours. I had been working as a voluntary member in an association, which helps improve the canteens in my senior high school. My job was to ask students for their advice on the canteen service, which taught me the way to "interview" a stranger. I also met many fellows, who were kind and optimistic about life, and I will never forget the experience being in the association. I will be active if I have a chance to do volunteer work later.

In the modern society volunteer work is regarded positive and necessary. Thus we teenagers should take part in volunteer work to learn more about the society.

[Task Writing] The Time Machine

The passage talks about the author's thoughts of the film The Time Machine. If he could, the author would go back to the Berlin Olympics, where Jessie Owens won four gold medals, showing how wrong Hitler's ideas were.

It's an exciting idea to have had such a time machine to witness the past events and even try to make a difference. If I had a chance to go back in time, I would choose 1990's. I would travel around China to learn more about what was happening in that period. I would ask the ordinary people what they thought about the country's future. I would see what the nature environment and the social situation were like. I would also track my parents' life, where they should be plenty of happiness.

If I achieved all these above, I would have a better understanding of the development of China in the past 30 years. Thus, I would know what's the right thing to do in the future, cherishing the age I am in and creating a better life.

P.S. the example of the starting:

The author introduces the film "The Time Machine", in which the hero invents a time travelling machine to save his sweetheart. He also imagines where he would go if he could travel through time.

[Task Writing] Pros and Cons of Blogs

The passage discussed the pros and cons of online blogging, finally concluding that keeping a blog is beneficial while the public and the government should prevent it from abuse.

From my point of view, personal blogs are valuable. As a new kind of medium, blogs make various opinions spoken out, which is a must of modern society. For us students, blogs help us improve learning, writing and communication skills, as is listed in the passage. On the other hand, blogs may spread bad information, and thus the government should keep an eye on it. I totally agree with the idea in this passage.

I have my own blog online, which I created several years ago. It gives me a space where I can think in depth and write whatever I want to. I share my hobby and life on it. Some visitors left useful comments as they checked out my blog. I even gained a friend by my blog. Thus I recommend that students should have their own blogs so as to understand better about lives.

(topic is from 2012 Shantou civic yearly final exams of Grade 11)