Our Right Attitudes Toward Animals
Your essay should meet the requirements below:
1) Describe the cartoon and deduce the purpose of the drawer of the cartoon;
2) State the negative effects of eating wild animals; and
3) Give your suggestion as to how to solve the problem.
As is depicted in the cartoon, both the cat and snake are on the table, with tears in their eyes, waiting to be eaten by humans. Through this p
icture, the drawer condemns the eating of wild animals and calls for our sympathy for and protection of them.
Eating wild animals gives rise to a lot of negative effects. In the first place, as many wild animals carry parasites or viruses, when we eat the animals, the parasites or viruses enter our bodies, thus causing a lot of illnesses. The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a case in point. It was reported that the virus derived from a “delicious” animal and the disease has claimed thousands of lives throughout the world and brought great damages to people’s properties. In the second place, since animals are an indispensable part of our environment, the extinction of some animals may disturb the natural balance. Last but not least, eating wild animals is cruel. After all, wild animals are our close friends.
Since eating animals causes so many harms, we should work together to put an end to the problem. On the one hand, the government should make stricter laws to prohibit people from eating wild animals, just as our government has been doing. On the other hand, all the people should realize the harms of eating wild animals and refrain from doing so. Only through these measures can we hope to solve the problem.
果子狸，花面狸：masked civet, gem-faced civet
刀叉：knife and fork
非典型肺炎：atypical pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
夺去几千人的生命：claimed thousands of lives
健康的生活(饮食)方式：healthy lifestyle (diet)
禁止做，不做：ban sth., ban doing sth., prevent sb. from doing sth., stop sb. from doing sth., refrain from sth./doing sth., prohibit sth./sb. from doing sth.
Two months ago you got a job as an editor for the magazine Design & Fashions. But now you find that the work is not what you expected. You decide to quit. Write a letter to your boss, Mr. Wang, telling him your decision, stating your reason(s), and making an apology.
Write your letter with no less than 100 words. Write it neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter; use “Li Ming” instead. You do not need to write the address. (10 points)
Dear Mr. Wang,
I’m writing this letter to inform you of my decision to resign from my current position. There are several reasons why I have to do this.
First of all, I find that what I learned at university cannot meet the requirements of my job. Therefore, I plan to study further and decide to prepare for the entrance exams for graduate schools. In addition, I am more interested in communicating with people instead of the words. In the end, the work pressure is too much for me, which has affected my health.
I’m sorry for any inconvenience my resignation may cause. I hope you will approve of it and I’m looking forward to your reply.
Chances favor the minds that are prepared.