1. 写你三个方面的变化，用上used to结构；
I’m in Grade 9 and I have changed a lot. First, I used to be thin, but now I am a little fatter. I used to have curly hair, but now I have short straight hair, because I am busy with my study. Second, I have made much progress in English. I wasn’t good at it at the beginning. But with my English teacher’s help, now I often get good scores on my English exams. What’s more, I’m more outgoing than I used to be. I was so afraid of speaking in front of people in the past, however, now I can give a speech in public confidently. Last but not least, I have made lots of friends as well.
These are my changes. What about yours?
For now, COVID-19 seems to be under control in China. Our lives have mostly gone back to normal. It was a tough experience for most of us here.
I didn’t realize it would affect my life in such a big way. Last year, my new semester was supposed to start in March. But I was told that I would have to study at home. I always dreamed of not having to go to school – my dream came true in an unexpected way. I started homeschooling. At first, I thought it was fun and interesting to talk to my teachers and classmates online. But over time, I got distracted by the internet and had trouble following my teacher. I failed one of my final exams, which really upset me.
I regret that I didn’t make better use of my time during the period. I realized self-control is necessary for successful development. I hope I can learn from this.
提示词：poverty alleviation 扶贫；be lifted out of poverty 脱贫
I’m glad that you are interested in poverty alleviation in my hometown. I am proud to say that great changes have taken place in the past few years.
People in my hometown used to make a living in big cities, leaving their kids at home. But with the help of the local government, they no longer need to live that way. They can now stay in the hometown and still enjoy a good life. For example, many of them are selling fruit online. The government has also made efforts to improve the environment. The river that flows through my hometown is getting cleaner. Trees have been planted as well. We are starting to receive tourists.
I’m looking forward to your visit in the future. You can see how things have changed with your own eyes.
- How has China’s development affected your life?
- How do you feel about these changes?
3. Are they good or bad?
Over the last several years, great changes have taken place in our lives in China. My own life is a good example.
When I was a kid, my family lived in a small house in a village. We never had spare money for snacks, clothing, or travel. But now we live in a big, comfortable apartment near the city center. We often go out to eat on weekends. We sometimes go shopping for trendy clothes and like to travel during holidays.
China’s development has improved our living standards and enriched our lives. There are better movies and TV shows these days. There are also more fun and interesting extracurricular activities at school. I am grateful that these changes have taken place. They make our lives better. I will study hard and eventually make my own contributions to China’s development in the future.
感动中国2020年度人物已经揭晓，他们或护卫祖国，或造福民生，或推广传统文化，或传递市井温暖，都让人忍不住热泪盈眶。在你心中，年度人物有什么样的特征？请以“2020 Person of the Year in my heart”为题写一篇英语作文。
[范文赏析]2020 Person of the Year in my heart
In my heart, the Person of the Year is someone who improves other people’s lives. Wang Yong, a courier (快递员) in Wuhan, made me feel moved.
Wang volunteered to transport medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though he was worried about the virus, he still came forward when medical workers needed help. He also called on more people to join him. The team helped to buy food and medical supplies.
As an ordinary people, he devoted himself to improving other’s lives, leaving a great influence on me. We should learn from him, as a small act of kindness can make a big difference.