Many people owe their success not to formal schooling but to self-education.
2.dedicate/devote oneself to 致力于…
I think it is very noble for him to dedicate himself to public service.
3.stem/result from … 源于…
The pressure of finding a job among college students stems largely from the population explosion.
4.lead to/result in/give rise to 导致…
Technological advances can lead to more efficient uses of natural resources and sustain economic growth.
5.in terms of … 在某一方面…
Tourism is becoming a global industry, an industry which ranks second to none in terms of size and global influence.
6.take … into consideration 把…考虑在内
Governments should take into consideration enormous challenges and opportunities presented by global aging when making decisions.
7. tend to/be likely to/be inclined to … 倾向于…
A sweet smile tends to avoid the conflict, iron out the discrimination and shorten the distance between people.
网络越来越普及（The Internet has played an increasingly important role.）是观点或者主题，前面可以加上背景，比如随着改革开放，人民的生活水平有显著提高（With the reform and opening-up in recent decades in China, people’s living standard has been very much improved. ）
With the reform and opening-up in recent decades in China, people’s living standard has been very much improved. The Internet has played an increasingly important role in our society.
1. With the reform and opening-up in recent decades in China, people’s living standard has been very much improved.
2. With the development of economy and society, competition is increasingly fierce.
3. It is well-known that we exist in a dynamic world with various difficulties. We can do nothing but face them. Attitude is the key point to take the first step.
4. Smartphones have penetrated every aspect of daily life.
5. With the accelerated pace of contemporary life, people’s work and life are increasingly stressful.
6. Resource exhaustion, environment degradation, and aging population constitute the three major national issues confronting human beings.
7. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it. The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them. So having right values in life is very important for us, especially youngsters.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Nothing Succeeds Without a Strong Will by commenting on the humorous saying, “Quitting smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I’ve done it hundreds of times.” You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Nothing Succeeds Without a Strong Will
As a humorous saying goes, “Quitting smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I’ve done it hundreds of times.” This saying intends to inform us that a strong will plays an extremely important role in achieving success （主题）.
Why, you may wonder, is a strong will so essential for success. To begin with, with the rapid development of economy, people’s living standard has been very much improved. However, competition is increasingly fierce. A strong will enables us to concentrate on our work and compete with others even in difficult time. Furthermore, it is well-known that we exist in a dynamic world with various new changes. A strong will also allows us to persist on the road we choose.
Given the factors I have just outlined, I personally argue that it is a strong will that exerts a positive impact on success (学会变换句式). As far I am concerned, if one makes friends with those who have strong wills, he is more likely to succeed in the future.
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on living in the virtual world. Try to imagine what will happen when people spend more and more time in the virtual world instead of interacting in the real world.
There is a growing recognition that the Internet has played an increasingly important role in our daily life. It allows us to communicate more effectively, read the latest news, and make transaction online. Consequently, the past several years has witnessed a growing number of individuals who are willing to indulge themselves in the virtual world. This will obviously exert a huge impact on our future. (65 words)
For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter to express your thanks to one of your school teachers upon entering college. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
To begin with, I would like express my sincere gratitude to your generous help. During my study of College English Test, I faced a lot of challenges. I found it very difficult to write an essay since my vocabulary was very limited. However, your instruction and encouragement were of enormous value. I finally successfully passed the CET-4 with high scores. Moreover, you are a good teacher as well as a great friend. The past several years have witnessed our close friendship. You pay special attention to our life quality and always tell jokes to us. Your positive attitude exerts a huge impact on my life.