Write an email of about 100 words to Professor Smith, your history teacher,
and tell him that you will not be able to attend his lecture on Friday and give reasons; you want to hand in the homework in advance via attachment.
Write your answer on the ANSWER SHEET.
Do not use your own name at the end of the email. Use “Li Hua” instead.
Do not write the address. (10 points)
Dear Professor Smith,
This is Li Ming from History Class 1. I am writing to ask for a leave of absence for your class on this Friday, as I have a doctor’s appointment at 10 a.m.
Please check my assignment in the attachment, which is to be submitted on Friday. I will also do my best to look through the materials you provided for this class and ask my classmates to share their notes. I am so sorry that I can not show up in your lecture this time.
Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following picture. In your essay, you should
1) describe the picture briefly,
2) interpret the implied meaning, and
3) give your co妹妹ents.
Write your answer on the ANSWER SHEET. (20 points)
The picture depicts a grandma and her grandson crossing the pedestrian walkway and complaining about the misplaced shared bicycles all around. Shared bikes are now co妹妹on on city streets in China but despite the widespread adoption and proliferation of shared bikes, constant criticism centers on the chaotic parking of these bicycles. How can we solve this problem?
To address the problem of illegally parked and misplaced bikes, urgent measures need to be taken. First, bike sharing operators need to tighten regulations on bike parking. They should clarify in their app where riders can and can not park their bikes. Any parking in the prohibited areas triggers an alarm, and users receive text messages about their violation. Second, the traffic police need to step in to monitor and regulate bike parking, especially during rush hours. Third, the government can build more parking space for bikes. The shared bike plague is partly attributed to the fact that city planners did not take bike parking into consideration when designing road networks.
Hopefully, China’s bike sharing revolution will continue to transform the look and dynamics of its cities by formulating strict parking regulations, holding law enforcement accountable, and improving facilities to allow more inclusive services.