Part ⅠWriting(30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic Generation Gap. You should write at least 120 words following the outline given below in Chinese:
Generation gap seems a hot topic between the old and the young. Parents complain that children don’t show them proper respect and obedience, while children complain that their parents don't understand them at all. Often they discover that they have very little in common.
One cause of the generation gap is that young people have to choose their own life. In traditional societies, children lived in the same area as their parents, married people their parents knew and approved of, and often continued the family occupation.
In our society, people often move out an early age, marry or live with people their parents have never met, and choose occupations that are rather different. Parents often expect their children to be better than them. However, these ambitions for their children are another cause of the division between them.
Finally, the speed of change in our society is another cause of it. In the traditional culture, people are valued , but in our society the knowledge of a lifetime may become out of date.
No doubt, the generation gap will continue to be a feature of our life. Its causes are rooted in the freedoms and opportunities of our society, and in the rapid pace at which society changes.