1. 家庭教育 family education
2. 高学历 a higher degree
3. 成就感 sense of achievement
4. 开阔眼界 widen one’s horizon/ broaden one’s vision
5. 学习知识和技能 acquire knowledge and skills
6. 为社会做贡献 make contributions to the society
7. 不可推卸的责任 unshakable duty
8. 死记硬背 learn things by rote
9. 塑造某人性格 mold/shape one’s character
10. 促进孩子身心发展 promote children’s physical/mental/intellectual/emotional development
With the development of economy and society, those with high degrees are in great demand in all walks of life.
Parents shield their children from the hardships, therefore, the children cannot independently face and solve the difficulties in their life.
Parents should give their children more freedom to cope with troubles and problems by themselves.
Parents have to cultivate their children’s good personality and ability, and only in this way can they make contributions to the society when they grow up.
In the examination-oriented education system, students are heavily burdened with studies from families and schools.
Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should
1) describe the drawing briefly,
2) explain its intended meaning, and
3) give your comments.
You should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET. (20 points)
Emerging from the elaborately painted cartoon is an ironic scene: with sweat steaming down his face, a father pulls up his son’s neck to help him read a stack of books on the left, while the little boy, holding a pen and a notebook, looks unhappy and reluctant to finish reading.
The scenario echoed by the drawing above can be seen in almost every family: an increasing number of parents dedicate to their children’s early commencement for formal education. Why does this phenomenon take place? First of all, due to the fast economic and technological development, the society is full of fierce competition, so most parents expect their kids to start formal education at a very early age and have a bright future. According to a survey conducted by a newspaper, 30% parents argue that children’s early commencement for formal education can enrich the life and improve test scores. Secondly, some organizations advertise that being put to early studies, children can develop good habit of studying, for the process of learning helps develop children's mental abilities, such as the ability to memorize, the ability to understand and so on.
Every parent hopes their children succeed and have a better life when they grow up, but it is a long process to make this dream come true. Family education should promote not only the children’s intellectual development, but also their physical and mental development. Only in this way can the children realize all-round improvement.