Dear Professor Smith,
Our school is planning to have a lecture on how to learn English effectively for middle school students next week and I'm writing to ask you to come and give a talk on English learning strategies. It will help us understand how to learn English in effective ways and also increase our interest in learning it, thus making us learn it actively. Do you think one and a half hours will be enough for such a lecture? Please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make arrangements.
Looking forward to seeing you and enjoying the lecture. Best wishes.
Yours, Li Hua
Our world today is faced with many major threats. The most dangerous threat of all is war. Each war starts for a particular reason, but there are a number of steps countries can take to prevent its outbreak.
On main reason for war is the difference in ideology. In order to control the world, capitalist countries never stop trying to tam over the communist governments. Land ownership is also a reason that countries declare wars on their neighbors. For example, if oil is found on the land in one country, that land may be claimed by another country, for historical reasons, and the latter is likely to declare war in order to recover the land containing oil.
To prevent the mutual slaughter of human beings, countries shouldtry to solve their differences through international organizations such as the United Nations or by other peaceful means. In addition, the world people should never stop condemning those warmongers and send them to their graves if they dare launch new wars.
The Double Seventh Festival， on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month， is a traditional festival full of romance. It often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar.
This festival is in mid-summer when the weather is warm and the grass and trees reveal their luxurious greens. At night when the sky is dotted with stars， and people can see the Milky Way spanning from the north to the south. On each bank of it is a bright star， which see each other from afar. They are the Cowherd and Weaver Maid， and about them there is a beautiful love story passed down from generation to generation.
Long， long ago， there was an honest and kind-hearted fellow named Niu Lang (Cowhand)。 His parents died when he was a child. Later he was driven out of his home by his sister-in-law. So he lived by himself herding cattle and farming. One day， a fairy from heaven Zhi Nu (Weaver Maid) fell in love with him and came down secretly to earth and married him. The cowhand farmed in the field and the Weaver Maid wove at home. They lived a happy life and gave birth to a boy and a girl. Unfortunately， the God of Heaven soon found out the fact and ordered the Queen Mother of the Western Heavens to bring the Weaver Maid back.
With the help of celestial cattle， the Cowhand flew to heaven with his son and daughter. At the time when he was about to catch up with his wife， the Queen Mother took off one of her gold hairpins and made a stroke. One billowy river appeared in front of the Cowhand. The Cowhand and Weaver Maid were separated on the two banks forever and could only feel their tears. Their loyalty to love touched magpies， so tens of thousands of magpies came to build a bridge for the Cowhand and Weaver Maid to meet each other. The Queen Mother was eventually moved and allowed them to meet each year on the 7th of the 7th lunar month. Hence their meeting date has been called "Qi Xi" (Double Seventh)。
When September comes, it is the time for students to go to school, for the freshmen, they need to join the military training at the beginning of the semester. It will be a hard time for them, because they are princes and princess at home, now they need to be burned in the hot sun, how terrible it is. But the military training is good for the new students, they will learn to be a strong person, they have to bear the hot sun, listen to the order. Comparing at home, most students will give orders to their parents, they are spoiled by their parents. But when they come to the school, they need to live alone, so they must learn to get along with others. When they meet troubles, sometimes they need to get over them, military training teaches students to be a strong person, no matter what difficulty they have met.
I'm glad to have received your e-mail but I am sorry you are having some trouble in making friends.
In my opinion, friendship is one of the most important things in everyone's life because without friends we will suffer loneliness. If you would like to take my advice, you'll win real friendship. First, why not communicate with your friend when possible and tell him/her what you think about friends and friendship and let him/her know that you want to make friends with him/her. Secondly, you should learn to share your happiness and sorrow with your friends. Thirdly, it would be a good idea if you like to invite him/her to join in some activities such as swimming and ball games, which can make you learn to appreciate your friends and cherish your friendship.
I hope you will find these opinions and ideas useful. Best wishes!
Yours, Wu Dong
Though the people in the world are all opposed to war, they can by no means avoid it. This is indeed a regrettable thing.
War is very terrible. Everybody hears it with fear. In a war thousands and thousands of lives will be lost and a large amount of money (will be) wasted. It brings us untold miseries and damage.
To sum up, so long as war is unavoidable, human beings cannot enjoy lasting peace. How tragical their fate is!
I have already finished my winter holiday.In fact,I enjoy it very much. There were some interesting things happening in this winter. The most unforgettable thing is the celebration of Spring Festival.
Spring Festival is the most important festival in China; certainly, our family also celebrated it like others. At the first day of this new festival year,I went to visit my uncle with my family. My parents celebrated to my uncle with the words “Have all your wishes ”, and gave some lucky money for my cousin. My uncle did the same thing;therefore, I received some lucky money from him. I think this money can bring some useful books, which can broad my view and enrich my life.
Spring Festival also provided the opportunities for me to meet my friends,who had already worked(studied) in other cities. On the fourth day of the Spring Festival, my old friend, who had already lived in other city, came to see me. At that time, we talked a lot of things, such as the study,the life and the job in future. Through talking with my friend, I knew some new imformation from his life.On the other hand, meeting an old friend that have never seen for a long time always makes people excited. I still remembered when I finished visiting with my friend, I felt excited and motivated.
Spring Festival not only can give you the chance to meet friends,but also can give you an opportunity to relax youself. In this winter, I often played basketball outside.keeping my body healthy;I also read some books,such as The Red and the Black; I made plans for the studying of next semester. Through these things, I could relax myself whether in physical and spiritual way.
The winter holiday ended. It's time to concentrate on studying.However,now I still remembered the events happened in winter.I enjoyed this rich holiday.