现象分析 典型例题 A growing number of students, especially girls, tend to lose weight by going on a diet or even skipping their supper. They believe that being slim is being beautiful. As a result, they feel tired and sleepy easily and fail to concentrate in class. To solve the problems, schools should warn students that it will have a bad effect on their health to go on a diet blindly, and encourage them to keep in shape by taking exercise. As for students ourselves, we should attach more importance to a person’s inner quality rather than his appearance. 课堂练习 When coming across an English new word, an increasing number of middle school students tend to consult an electronic dictionary to find out its meaning and usage. Using an electronic dictionary does provide students with convenience and meanwhile saves time, which helps raise learning efficiency. However, if students become too dependent on the electronic dictionary, they will surely lose the opportunity to guess the meaning of a new word according to the context. Personally, I think sensibly using an electronic dictionary can make it easier for us students to learn English and arouse our interest in English study. Meanwhile, it is my suggestion that students should avoid the harmful effects of overusing the electronic dictionary and learn to apply what we have learned to guessing the meaning of a new word. 课外作业 While the quality of life is better and better, the generation gap between the young and the old is widening and the reasons are as follows. For one thing, the young and the old grew up in different surroundings and their life experiences vary greatly, which result in the differences in their hobbies and attitude towards life. For another, young people are unwilling to communicate or share their feelings with their parents, considering them out-dated. In order to bridge the generation gap, the young and the old should have a better understanding of each other so that they can settle differences. Besides, they ought to be more concerned about and tolerant of each other, learning to share and listen to strengthen mutual relationship. To get rid of the generation gap, the old are supposed to keep up with the times by equipping themselves with the latest knowledge.