My Favorite Sport
My favorite sport is basketball， which is a team sport suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
I have been interested in basketball since Yao Ming， an NBA star from China， became the hero of millions of Chinese kids. Although as a basketball fan I am not tall enough， I believe it is helpful to my health， and just think what fun it is to play basketball for an hour or so after a tiring day! Besides， it gives me a good chance to make friends with a lot of schoolmates.
In short， it’s a good hobby， isn’t it?
I am writing to offer my sincere congratulations to you on your winning the first prize in the Chinese Chess Network Challenge. As your friend, I just want you to know how glad I am at your success.
“Everything comes to him who waits.” For these years, you’ve shown great interest in Chinese chess and kept on practicing it every day. Not only have you read many books about Chinese chess strategy, but also you have competed in all kinds of Chinses chess contest. Finally, you succeeded in wining the online competition!
So I’m so happy that you become champion of this network challenge. Atlast, I hope to play Chinese chess with you so that we can make progress together. Please tell me when you have time.
I came to see you but you were out. I’d like to invite you to see Beijing Opera with me next week, since you have always wanted to know more about Chinese culture since the first day to China.
With a history of nearly 200 years, Beijing Opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre, which is considered as the quintessence of Chinese culture. The performers in ornate costume perform various stories happened in history to audience by singing, dance and motions. I can tell you more about it when we meet.
Please let me know when you will be free and I will buy the tickets in advance. I sincerely hope that you can accept my invitation and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
In order to improve the students’ spoken Chinese and encourage them to read more Chinese classics, a Chinese Classics Reciting contest among the students will be held in the school lecture hall from 3 p.m to 5 p.m on 30th May. It is organized by the Student Union. Those who want to take part in the contest, please sign up in the Student Union office before May 20th.The contesters should recite Chinese classics individually or in a group. The first 10 winners will be given prizes. Everyone is welcome to participate init.
The Student Union
May 10, 2017
Heart-to-Heart Talks with Parents
As is shown in the bar chart, children spend less time having heart-to-heart talks with their parents when they grow older. For example, while the 7-9 age group spends as many as 6 hours per week on average, the 16-18 age group spends only half the time.
There are two major reasons for this: both parents and children are too busy working or studying, and there aren’t many topics of common interest for them to talk about.
In my opinion, children should let their parents know more about what they are interested in. At the same time, parents should spend more time talking with their children and sharing opinions with them. Only in this way can they better understand each other.
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