Needless to say, money is not very important, but very very important.
If there is no money, I can’t use this microphone to speak to you and we can’t have such a room to hold such a competition. Without money, we can’t study in such a schoolyard. Without money, we can’t live in such a hometown. Without money, we can’t have such a motherland. On the other hand, If there is no money, you don’t need to bear my speech about money now.
Most of us have dreams about the future, dreams of having a good job and making much money. Surely someone has thought at times “If only I had a lot of money, I could be the happiest person in the world.” In fact it’s the main mistake that people make about money.
However, is money the road to happiness? Not really! Many people work every day, work overtime, work weekends to make a lot of money. Are they happy? No. They are too busy making money. Meanwhile, their personal lives, if they have any, fall apart. They have no time to form or to maintain friendship. They even lose the abilities to relax and to enjoy themselves. Enjoying means taking things, taking time to see, to hear, to taste, to smell, to feel. They do not take time to do this. They say: “I’ll do it when I have enough money to retire” then they find that it is too late.
Why we usually make such a mistake and even more mistakes? Activists say it is because of money itself. They think money has changed many things. For example, they think money has changed our way to measure someone’s value in the society. They even regard money as the source of evil. Also, they hate money, but they are wrong, completely wrong.
In my opinion, it is unfair to money. Money is a tool. Well, there’s no denying that we do something harmful with money. But we can’t say money is the source of evil. Just like a hammer, we can use a hammer to kill someone, but can we say a hammer is a devil? It is the same with money.
Money is neither good nor bad itself. It is a mirror, a perfect and important mirror, and a mirror that reflects both the darkness and the brilliance of humanity. In other words, all depend on us.
So, my fellow students, ladies and gentlemen in the future, ask not what we can do for money, ask what money can do for us, ask what money can do to show the brilliance of humanity. Because, we have the future; we are the future
Keep Your Direction 坚持你的方向
What would you do if you failed? Many people may choose to give up. However, the surest way to success is to keep your direction and stick to your goal.
On your way to success, you must keep your direction. It is just like a lamp, guiding you in darkness and helping you overcome obstacles on your way. Otherwise, you will easily get lost or hesitate to go ahead.
Direction means objectives. You can get nowhere without an objective in life.
You can try to write your objective on paper and make some plans to achieve it. In this way, you will know how to arrange your time and to spend your time properly. And you should also have a belief that you are sure to succeed as long as you keep your direction all the time.
As is apparently revealed in the pie charts above, forty-eight percent of people surveyed have never heard of the International No Motor Vehicle Day while fifty-seven percent are willing to give up driving on such a day. What is betrayed in the pie charts is most thought-provoking.
The implied meaning of the pie charts is both disappointing and exciting. On the one hand, much necessary work still needs to be done with respect to environmental protection. The public ignorance of relevant environmental protection results from inadequate and limited popularity of environmental protection knowledge by relevant government departments at different levels. Since environmental protection is an international issue, we must constantly introduce the advanced and practical practice in other countries to our general public. Only in this way can we promote environmental protection in China. On the other hand, the enhancement of the public awareness of environmental protection is a welcome development. Over the past years, as people’s living standard improves, people attach more importance to the quality of their life. They have a better understanding of the relationship between environment and their daily life. As a result, they are more interested in following positive international models. In sum, we have got a mixed feeling toward the very fact revealed in the pie charts.
In my view, necessary measures should be immediately taken to ensure a nice environment. First of all, government departments at all levels must play a more active role in popularizing international experience and practice of environmental protection. What’s more, the general public should be encouraged to participate more actively in environmental protection. Only in this way can we live in a healthy and harmonious environment. (278 words)
Honorable Judges, Ladies and gentlemen, Fellow students, Good morning/afternoon:
I’m very glad to be here. My name is Wangqihang.
I’m ten years old. I come from Huanxi Primary school. I’m in Class 3, Grade 5.
As a happy boy，I have many hobbies, such as sports, playing piano, singing, and drawing.
Among them, travel is my favorist one. I have visited some other cities, like Beijing, Hainan, Chongqing, Guangxi, Qindao, Dalian and so on.
Everywhere I went, I enjoyed the natural scenery and appreciated the human landscape very much.
Not only that, I want to go abroad to take in the beauty of the custom of other countries in the future.
And I even dream about what the life will be when we are on planets other than our Earth.
That is why I’m so interested in the following scientific report recently.
Cherish what we are enjoying
It is a report about the new planet which holds possibility for life.
It shows that European astronomers have discovered a new planet, they name it Gliese 581 c.
It is about 20.5 light years from our earth. They estimated the planet’s average temperature at between 0 and 40 degrees Centigrade. It is orbiting the red dwarf star, Gliese 581.
Most important of all, it’s an earth-like planet. There might be mountin, sea and liquid water.
So the astronomers believe that it is potentially habitable.
However, Gliese 581 c might be “tidally locked” to it’s sun-the dwarf star the way our moon is to the Earth.
It means that it must always show its same face to its sun, and that while one side would be too fiercely hot to support life, the other side would be too cold.
This report makes me to realize that how valuable our earth is.
Everyday, we can see sunrise and sunset.
The day and night keeps on exchanging. It’s not too hot in the daytime while not to cold at night.
Everyday, I go to school cheerfully in the morning and skip along at the way home as the sun set.
We could experience changes through the four seasons of one year.
Spring is the season sowing seeds. It is pregnant with life and green.
In the Summer, colorful swimming suits frolick in the water happily.
Autumn is the harvest season , the paddy fields and trees are covered with golden color.
In the winter，We can have snow battle, playing to our hearts’ content in the world of silvery white.
How fortunate we are because we can live on the earth!
We should cherish it, instead of polluting it, spoiling it or even destroying it.
If One day, it is really angry and stop rotation, that will have be a disaster for us human being.
So, let us protect our earth with our love, making it better and more harmonious.