DSE 2016 English Paper 2 題目 答案
You are the President of the Students’ Union at your school. You are preparing a speech to welcome new students on the first day of school. In order to help new students achieve success and have an enjoyable school life, you want to talk about the following in your speech:
- importance of following school rules
- importance of interpersonal relationships
The first part of the speech has been written for you. Finish the speech.
Good morning Principal, teachers and fellow students,
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On behalf of the Students’ Union, I’d like to welcome all of you to our school.
I’m sure we all want to achieve success and have an enjoyable school life, so this morning I’d like to give you some advice.
Primary school life and secondary school life are utterly disparate – here, you are going to enjoy a lot more freedom than you did in your primary school. That is delighting, right?
But at the same time, I hope you will understand that it is equally crucial to conform to our school rules and bear some responsibilities.
Picture this scene: a group of naughty students are eating when the teacher is talking; some classmates are using their phones while others are doing an experiment in the laboratory; several boys are using foul languages when chatting. What do you think? Do you like to study in such a school? Do you want your schoolmates to be one of them? Great, I see that many of you are shaking your heads. Actually, in order to create an environment that is conducive to our growth and learning, everyone has the responsibility to abide by the school rules and develop self-discipline – to do the right thing at the right time. Our school is not a theme park to have entertainment, nor is it a market to chat loudly whenever you want. But don’t be afraid! It is neither a prison where you merely follow orders and instructions.
As long as every one of us follows the school rules, we can establish a good image of our school and make our alma mater an oasis of merriment and harmony. Let’s work together. Shall we?
Besides talking about rules, I would also like to share with you some tips on developing interpersonal relationships. All of you are newcomers and you may not know each other, right? But don’t be worried! I am sure that you won’t feel solitary here and you will have scores of friends very soon.
Why are interpersonal relationships an intrinsic part of the school life?
Imagine if you have no faithful and genuine friends. Whenever there is a mass game in PE lessons, no one invites you to their groups. Will you feel down in the dumps? If you have a good rapport with your classmates, you can share your glee and sorrow with them; you can seek help from them when you are perplexed by school work; you can have fun with them like creeping up on them to frighten them on Sports Days or in the graduation dinner! It sounds nice, doesn’t it? Also, you may benefit from peer learning – mutual encouragement, exchange of ideas and constructive comments are vitally important and they will undoubtedly help you with your academic studies!
So starting from this moment, wear a congenial smile and always try to talk to your neighbours. I am sure they will become your confidants very soon!
I hope that every one of you will make new friends very soon and have a memorable school life! Enjoy yourselves here and you will find that our school is such a cozy home!