Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30minutes to write a short essay entitled The Damageof E-waste. You should write at least 150 wordsfollowing the outline given below.
The Damage of E-waste
Electronic waste, or e-waste, has become anissue of serious concern to the public as a growingnumber of electronic items are discarded in landfillsevery year. Many consumers are not aware that electronics like computers and cell phonesactually contain toxins that can leach out into the soil and damage the environment.
E-waste compounds pose hazards to the environment as well as the human beings. Tostart with, when exposed to heat, the components of e-waste release toxic fumes and gas,polluting the air and causing global environmental problems. When circuit breakersdeteriorate, they release toxins, such as mercury, that pollute groundwater. In addition toits damaging effect on the environment, researchers have now linked e-waste to adverseeffects on human health.
In my view, it’s high time that the damage of e-wasted should be realized by the public andmeasures should be taken to cope with this issue. One idea is to put greater responsibility onthe companies that produce the goods. It should be mandatory for them to taking theabandoned items back and dispose them in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Opportunities are one of the essential factors to success. As an saying goes, “He who seizes the right moment, is the right man.” However, opportunities are rare, and they only favor those who are well prepared often.
There are plenty of opportunities for everyone in society. However, as for most people, opportunities come quietly and leave without being noticed. In contrast, those who have made enough preparation and take full advantage of opportunities will achieve success. The story of Bill Gates is a good case in point. When he was in college, the world was undergoing an information revolution. People at that time thought a giant machine as a computer could only be used to calculate and did not expect that it could become so popular today. Bill Gates, however, seized the opportunity. He gave up his studies to join with his friends and finally created the world’s largest personal-computer software company.
In a word, considering how important seizing the right moment is, we college students are supposed to make every effort to get fully prepared lest we miss the opportunity.
As an old saying goes: "a wise man is always seizing the opportunity and turning it into success." chances are the essential, and we must firmly grasp. Opportunity is like a flower, if you grasp it in time, it will help you.
Opportunity belongs to everyone, but many people did not prepare well to get it, did not go to catch it. Only a fool man waits for chance, while a wise man will make it. Opportunity will never look for you, but you have to actively look for opportunities. Waiting for the opportunity is a very stupid behavior. We are looking for opportunities to create opportunities, and let the chance be your friend forever and cannot leave you! Life, not a lack of competition, the competition force, the source of power is a chance.
In a word, we must take action right now, and grasp the opportunity that will give you a future full of spirit.