Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the topic of A Few Marks on Competition. You should write at least 120words following the outline given bellow:
Competitions and Personal Development
Nowadays, competition has almost become a natural part in every aspect of our life. On the sports ground, for example, sportsmen do their best to win the champion. In the business field, businessmen try every means to gain more profits; in school, students exert all their efforts in a race against their classmates for good marks.
Competition is cruel, but does play an important part in one's personal development. Firstly, competition stimulate us to work harder. As we know fall behind the others, we will devote more efforts to work, which will inevitably help to improve our abilities. Secondly, competition can make us psychologically strong. Since only the fittest survive, we'll have to become strong to adapt to the cold competitions. Thirdly, competition strengthens the idea of equality of opportunity, so has chances to display his ability. In a word, it's competition that helps to bring our ability into full play.
In my opinion, competition is a double-edged sword, It can sharpen one's skills and capabilities on the one hand; on the other hand it can also weigh down a person with unbearable pressure. So it's important to for an individual to view competition in a constructive way, so that we can use it dynamically rather than destructively for personal development.