为了交流学习经验，提高学习效率，《中学生英语辅导报》举行了一次以How to be a good learner?为题的征文比赛活动，请写一篇80词左右的短文谈谈你的看法。
How to be a good learner?
As a good learner, we should have good habits and ways of learning.
We need to get ready for our lessons before class and always listen carefully in class. It’s good to study in groups and help each other. We should do more reading in our free time. If we have some problems, we’d better ask others for help. As a student, working hard is important, but don’t forget to do sports and keep healthy.
I think all these above will be helpful to us.
亲爱的同学，你的初中学习生活马上就要结束了，请你以“My English Study”为题，谈一下三年以来学习英语的心得体会。
My English Study
How time flies! My three-year middle school life will be over soon. Looking back, I have many memories of my English study.
When I entered the middle school, I had so many difficulties with my English. I was not able to understand the teacher in class, and I couldn’t master the words and phrases. For a time I wanted to give it up. Later, with the help of the teacher and my classmates, I listened to the teacher carefully in class, kept on reading English every day and spoke as much as possible. Step by step I made great progress in English.
In a word, only when you develop interest in studying English can you learn it well.
2.还可以为父亲做些力所能及的事情(do something that you can do)，如为父亲准备一杯茶等他下班后饮用等。
Father’s Day is coming and you must be thinking of giving a present to your father. Different people like different kinds of gifts.
If you have enough pocket money, you can buy a useful but not expensive thing, like a tie. I think your father will like it. But if you don’t have enough pocket money, you can do something that you can do, for example, you can prepare a cup of tea. When your father comes back from work, he can drink it.
No matter what you do, the most important thing is to make your father happy on Father’s Day. Don’t you think so?
请根据提示以“The Spring Festival”为题，写一篇不少于80词的英语短文。
3.家人一起吃团年饭、看电视、拜访亲朋好友(friends and relatives);
The Spring Festival
The Spring Festival comes in winter. It is the most important traditional festival in China.
People usually go home to spend the festival with their family. They have a big family get-together. The Chinese people have big meals and watch TV during the Spring Festival. They also visit their friends and relatives.
Children like the Spring Festival very much because they needn’t go to school and they have a lot of time to play.
Linda is my best friend. She has changed a lot in the past two years.
She used to be short and have short hair. However, now she is much taller than before and she has long hair. She used to like playing ping-pong, watching TV and chatting with friends. But she likes playing the piano, reading books and taking a walk now. She used to be outgoing. But now she is a little quiet.
I think people sure change as time goes by. Even though she has changed a lot, we will be the best friends all the time.
参考词汇：living conditions, narrow, be crowded into, communications(通讯)，telegram, thanks to, rapidly, mobile phone, policy
You want to know the changes about my hometown. You know, great changes have taken place since 60 years ago.
In the past, the living conditions were very poor. There were not many buses or cars, and the roads were narrow. Usually, a big family was crowded into a small, dark house. Most families couldn’t get enough food. The communications were simple and slow. People kept in touch with their friends and relatives far away mainly by letter or telegram.
Thanks to the government, our hometown has developed rapidly in recent years. The living conditions are much better and more comfortable. The roads are wide. Some people have their own cars. Most of the people live in big new houses. Quite a few adults have mobile phones. I think our lives will become better and better because of many good policies.
参考词汇：网购 shopping online; 避免做某事 avoid doing sth; 商品 goods; 导致 cause
With the development of the Internet, many people are used to shopping online. It has become a fashion in our daily life. Some of us students also join the group.
Shopping online has many advantages. Just by a click of the mouse, you can buy what you’re interested in without going outdoors. You can avoid getting tired and being trapped in the crowded people and cars and save time. When shopping online, you can choose from more varieties of goods, whose prices are generally lower.
Every coin has two sides. Its disadvantages are obvious, too. On the one hand, it’s very easy for you to buy goods different from the pictures you see on the Internet. On the other hand, shopping online may cause people to buy goods that are not badly needed. That’s a waste of money.
All in all, I love shopping online.
I am Li Hua. I am in Grade Nine this year. My life has changed a lot in the past few weeks.
I used to get up at seven in the morning. But now I get up at six and read English for half an hour every morning. I used to watch TV and go to bed at 9:30 in the evening. But now I have to keep doing homework until 11:00 in the evening. I used to play tennis in my free time. But now I have to spend all my free time studying.
I really miss my old days.
It’s Mother’s Day today. It’s a special day, isn’t it?
I think we should do something to show our love to our mothers on this special day. My mother and I are good friends. Whenever I meet with difficulties, she is always there, ready to help me.
Today I will make a beautiful card for her, with my thanks and best wishes on it. Then I will help her wash the car this afternoon and cook her favourite food in the evening. Besides, I’ll take a walk with her after dinner and then play chess with her, for she likes it very much. I’m sure she’ll be very happy.
What’s your plan for Mother’s Day? I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
参考词汇：top student优等生;handwriting笔迹;full marks满分
We had an exam yesterday and now the papers are being handed out. There’s a paper without a name on it and that student got full marks.
Whom can it belong to? It can’t be a boy’s, because none of them in class can be so good and tidy. The paper must belong to a girl because its handwriting is very tidy. There are only three girls who are good at handwriting — Rose, Mary and Lucy. It might belong to Rose, but I’m not sure because she is not so good at English.
It can’t be Mary’s. Although she is a top student in English, she has already had hers in hand. So it must belong to Lucy. Today she is ill at home and she does well in English, too. Well, it must belong to her.