In recent years, Sinology, the study of Chinese traditional culture, literature, history, society etc, has become increasingly popular For instance, it is reported that many primary and secondary schools have set up courses of sinology, in which students are taught classical works by Chinese ancient educators and philosophers, like Confucius- Another good illustration is in the program CCTV Lecture Room famous scholars, e.g, Yu Dan, give lectures on Chinese ancient philosophies and literatures.
Sinology becomes prevalent due to the fact that it is of vital significance for both the individuals and the society. For one thing, Sinology is the essence of Chinese civilization with more than 5,000 years. Thus, for individuals, they can enlarge their scope of knowledge, enrich their experience and adapt themselves to the complicated society. For another, it is acknowledged that the rehabilitation of Sinology can contribute to the establishment of a harmonious society.
In my opinion, all Chinese people should inherit the merits of Sinology. To do so, we can read books by ourselves or to attend lectures on this issue. Besides, we have the gation to popularize introducing it to the world By doing so, we can not only inherit it but also make it glorious and prosperous.
1. more thancan 简直不,无法,难以
eg. The beauty of the city is more than I can describe.
2. beyond description 无法描述
eg. The beauty of the city is beyond description.
3. There is no point in doing 是没有任何意义的.
4. The first nut for us to crack is 我们首先要解决的问题是
5. short-sighted policy 眼光短浅的政策
6. while with one hand, with the other. 当一方面., 而另一方面
eg. While money is eagerly collected in vast sums with one hand, it is paid out in increasingly vaster sums with the other.
7. far from 远离,远远不,非但不
eg. Far from taking exception, no one is even mildly surprised.
8. be bound to
eg. Any discussion of this topic is bound to question the aims of education.
9. vice-versa 反之亦然
10. sth. be measured in terms of sth.用来衡量
eg. success is measured in terms of freedom from insecurity.
11. , upon which views vary from person to person.
12.A be more essential to B. 对B来说, A是尤为关键重要的.
Psychological Problems among College Students
There is no denying the fact that psychological problems arebecoming serious among college students. Reports are often heard thatsome collegians committed suicide or murdered their roommates. Typicalexamples include the case of a Chinese student named Ma Jiajue and thatof a Korean student studying in the U.S.
A number of factors may account for these young men and women’stroubles, but the following might the critical ones. First, as youngadults, most of them are at the stage of personality formation and arequite sensitive to their surroundings. Secondly, they are at a criticalpoint of personal development and are facing pressure from variousaspects: love, academy, job-seeking and so on. To make things worse,most of them are living off home and without their parents care andsupervision.
In view of the seriousness of the problem, effective measures mustbe taken before things get worse. First, it is essential that thechannel of communication be kept open among students, between studentsand their superintendents as well as between students and theirparents. Besides, psychological counseling should be enhanced andrendered to problem students in time. Only with these measures takencan we expect sound growth of college students.
catch one's breath 喘气,松口气;屏息
catch one's eye 引人注目
catch sight of 看到,发现
come into effect 生效;实施
come into operation 施行,实行,生效
come to one's senses 醒悟;苏醒
come true 实现
could not help 禁不住,忍不住
cut short 中断,打断
do one's best 尽力,努力
enjoy oneself 过得快活
fall in love with 爱 上
find fault(with) 找岔
gain an advantage over 胜过,优于
get hold of 得到,获得
get rid of 丢弃,摆脱,
get the best of 战胜
get the better of 战胜,占上风
get together 会面,装配
give rise to 引起,导致
give way 让路,让步
admission of sth 承认
advance in 改进,进步
advantage over 优于……的有利条件
affection for/towards 爱,喜欢
answer to ……的答案
anxiety for sth 渴望
apology to sb for sth 道歉
appeal to sb for sth 恳求,呼吁
appeal for 魅力,吸引力
appetite for 对……的欲望
approach to 类似,办法,通道 of sth/to sth
arrangement for 对……的安排
for /against attack on 对……的进攻,评击
On the Senior Empty Nests
For most senior students in universities, the last academic year has nothing to do with academics. To the frustration of professors, few courses are attended by students. And dorms are almost vacant with few lodgers. This kind of phenomenon, which has been called “Senior Empty Nests”, is common among universities of China.
Where have those absent senior students gone? Some lucky dogs have gone to their new jobs while the majority are still striving to get a job or engaging in their internship outside of the campus. The severe employment pressure has pushed senior students into employment market earlier. The anxiety of getting a job before graduation disturbs the restless mind of every student, which leads to skipping school of most students.
In my view, with senior students leaving campus earlier, their time of education has been reduced, which puts them in a disadvantaged position in the employment market. Students should start job hunting after finishing the courses of the last academic year. At the same time, the universities should provide career education for senior students.