写作是英语词汇，语法和语言运用各方面能力的真实反映。高考中的书面表达是一种有控制的写作(controlled writing)，或称为有指导的作文(guided composition)。凡是平时不爱动笔的同学，应该立刻行动，每日或三句，或五句，赶紧写起来，否则悔之晚矣。
Yours, Li Hua
One possible version:
I read in a newspaper today that a “Learn Chinese, Sing Chinese Songs” Foreigners’ Talent Show will be held in Beijing Television Station on July 18. I know you like singing, and you are in Beijing during that period. I think this is a good chance for you to show your singing talent, and how well you’ve learned Chinese. If you would like to try, you'll have to go to the TV station to sign up before the end of June. If there is anything I can do for you, I would be more than glad to help.
apologize about last Thursday
did not come to see you
lost my wallet— found it
too late for the train
took the bus, but a wrong one
went to Milford
didn’t speak to you on the phone— tried, no answer
fix some other time
(6)以《The Value of Time》为题目写一篇短文。
I’m writing to apologize about last Thursday. I am terribly sorry that I didn’t go to see you, for I lost my wallet. Anyway, I found it. But it was too late for the train. I had to take the bus. What a pity that I took a wrong one. It went to Milford. There, I waited for half an hour for a bus to Driffield. It was much worse that on the way to your home, the bus broke down. So I just went back home to Pigston. I really do apologize because I didn’t speak to you on the phone, but it wasn’t my fault. I tried several times, but there was no answer.
Anyway, how about next Thursday?
Dec. 10, Monday, Fine
This morning I was on my way to school when I heard someone not far away crying for help. I ran over to see what had happened. Finding a boy struggling in the river, I put down my schoolbag and jumped into the river to save him without taking off my clothes. The water was so cold that I kept trembling. But I encouraged myself to swim forward. At last, I pulled him to the bank. Just then the boy’s mother came and said, “Without you, my son might have drown. I ‘m so thankful to you. May I have your name, please?” I just smiled, saying, “I’m a League Member.”
The city of Qingdao is in the east of Shangdong Rrovince. It is famous for the blue sea and beautiful beaches. It is a wonderful place for summer holidays. Tens of thousands of people from all parts of the country visit Qingdao every summer. They walk along the beach, go swimming or do some shopping. They can see fine view of the city.
Great changes have taken place in Qingdao in the recent years. It has played an important part in the development of the foreign trade of our country. It has become an international port city.
I’m very sorry to tell you that I can’t go with you to the Beijing Zoo this afternoon because my little sister is seriously ill and I have to take her to hospital.
The Beijing Zoo is far away from your home. You can go there by bus. As you live near Xidan, you can take Bus No. 15 at Xidan. That’ll take you straight to the Beijing Zoo. Today is Sunday. There are a lot of people going by bus. The traffic is very heavy.
I hope you have a wonderful time
My fellow classmates:
Every one of us is thinking about the future. What is mine? I have decided to become a middle school teacher. Does it sound surprising?
I had this dream when I was only a child. I love children. I don’t think to deal with them all year round is just wasting time. On the contrary it would mean happiness to me. As we all can see, teachers are badly needed in our country, but not many of us want to become teachers. One of the main reasons for this is that teachers work too hard but get too little. In spite of that, I’m determined to devote all my life to the cause of education.
The Value of Time
A proverb says “Time is money.” But in my opinion, time is even more precious than money. Why? Because when money is spent, we can earn it back. However, when time is gone, it will never return. This is the reason why we must value time.
The time we can use is limited. Therefore, even an hour is extremely precious. We should make full use of our time to do useful things. As students we must not relax our efforts to learn our lessons so as to serve society and our nation in the future.
But it is pity that there were a lot of people who do not know the importance of time. They spend their precious time smoking, drinking and chatting. They do not realize that wasting time is equal to wasting a part of their valuable life.
In a word, we should form the good babit of saving time. Do not put off what can be done today until tomorrow.
No. 2 Middle School
June 8th, 2000
It was very kind of you to remember my birthday, and I thank you very much for the English-Chinese dictionary and for your good wishes. I have already begun to use the dictionary, and I love it.
I am glad to tell you that I won the first prize in spoken English contest held in our city recently. I am sure you will be glad to hear that, and I’ll do my best to work harder and make more progress.