1 Be an Optimist 做一个乐观的人
Do you see the glass as half-full rather than hall empty? The two different answers to the question represent two different attitudes towards life — optimistic attitude and pessimistic attitude.
Optimism always leads to happiness, health and success while pessimism, by contrast, results in hopelessness, sickness and failure. That's because optimists and pessimists deal with the same challenges and disappointments in very different ways. When things go wong the pessimist tends to blame himself, while the optimist looks for loop holes. The optimist feels in control of his oval life. If things are going badly, he acts quickly, looking for solutions, forming a new plan of action, and seeking for advice. On the contrary, the pessimist yields to the arrangement of fate and moves slowly. He doesn't seek advice, since he assumes nothing can be done.
Most people are a mix of optimism and pessimism. Optimism is important in all aspects of our lives. If you can change your mind from pessimism to optimism, you can change your life.
2 遇到挫折的态度 Encounter setbacks
As is shown in the picture above, two men react in completely opposite ways when faced with the same event: A bottle fell off on the ground, and the wine inside spilt out. One is smiling, feeling glad that he still has the rest half of the wine while the other is sighing in great desperation saying that “everything screwed up!” The cartoon tells us that being optimistic and being pessimistic are two different attitudes towards life. Faced with a challenge, a pessimistic person may feel gloomy and distressed. He considers himself powerless, and complains about it all day long, refusing even to have a try before giving it up in the end. An optimistic person, however, may adopt an entirely different approach. He may not regard the challenge as something that bad; instead, he takes it as an excellent opportunity to display his abilities and talent. As an old saying goes, “The way you perceive the world will determine your way to cope with it.” In my point of view, though it is natural that we encounter challenges of one kind or another in our life, we should be optimistic whenever we are confronted with challenges. If we are pessimistic, we are destined to fail, ending up accomplishing nothing. But if we approach the challenges in an optimistic way, we may go from victory to victory.
3 希望 I hope
During our daily life many people may have such an experience of losing something that is important but finding it later and so do I.
One day, I was about to go into the cinema when I found my ticket gone. How I regretted losing my ticket because I had looked forward to the film for a long time. I was cast down. As a result, I had no choice but to return home. The moment I turned back, I heard someone calling to me, so I stopped and saw a boy holding a ticket in his hand, which was unbelievable.
From the experience, I understand that even if our society may not be perfect as we imagine, there still exist honesty and kindness. Sometimes, just because we are too careless, we don’t find them. Therefore, we should believe our society is full of honesty and kindness just like sunshine in our hearts.
4 如何对待考试及如何克服考试紧张的情绪 How to treat the test and how to overcome the tension in the exam
How to overcome the pressure of exams
As we all know, most of us middle school students feel somehow nervous whenever we’re taking an important exam. There is no doubt that exams are important to us students, but it’s more important to have a right attitude towards them. As a matter of fact, exams are no more than a means of evaluating, therefore, there is no need to worry too much about the results. Only studying hard very day and making good preparations for exams can we avoid suffering from the pressure of exams.
We’d better go out for a walk or do some outdoor exercise before exams. Besides, having enough sleep can make us full of energy and make it possible for us to perform well in the exam, A hot bath or a cup of hot milk before going to bed night help you have a sound sleep.
So, my suggestion is: don’t worry about exams, try to relax yourself.
5 患难朋友才是真正的朋友 A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Ways of making friends Everyone needs friends, so how to make true friends is very important to anybody. First of all, you must be friendly to others. Smile at others and you always sure to get a smile in return. You should think more of others than of yourself and try your best to make a stranger fell at home. Think as you are in his position. Try to remember others' names, which will make them fell that they have made an impression on you. If you don't agree with others,don't argue but discuss with them. Finally,don't believe those who leave their friends when they are in trouble because “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
6 互帮互助 Mutual help
I'll never forget the person who helped me The person I shall never forget is my junior high English teacher, Linda. She speaks beautiful English and she's very kind and friendly. She helped me a lot in my English learning. She always encouraged us to practise more. We often did pair work, group work, discussions and reports. She also brought us a lot of really nice English songs and chants. We never found it boring to learn English. As a result, I made great progress in English. What's more, I really enjoy learning English. I'll never forget Linda who helped me in my English study and I'll try to help others as much as I can like Linda.