Punctuality means observing regular or appointed time.A man who gets up at six o'clock every moming is punctual.A man who promises to call on a friend at five o'clock in the aftemoon and actually does so at that hour is also punctual.
The unpunctual man,on the other hand,never does what he has to do at the proper time.He is always complaining that he finds no time to answer letters,to return calls, or to keep appointments promptly.
Undoubtedly,unpunctuality is harmful.Getting up five minutes later than usual may upset the plan of the day.Calling on a friend five minutes later than the appointed time may cause unexpected trouble to both sides.Failure to be punctual is a sign of disrespect towards others.If a person is invited to a dinner but arrives later than expected,he keeps all the other guests and the host waiting for him alone.This is great impoliteness.Moreover,habitual unpunctuality leads to indolence and even failure in life.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay based on the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and comment on parents’ role in their children’s growth. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 180 words.
“Good news mom! I was accepted to the college of your choice.”
As is prescribed in the picture, the girl told her mother, “Good news mom! I was accepted to the college of your choice.” We can infer that the mom chooses college for her child, but should the parents make such decision for their children? As far as I concerned, parents can give advice for their children instead of making decisions for them.
Firstly, parents always want to give their children the best, however, they cannot completely understand their children’s interest and can’t sure what the most suitable is to their children. They just give their children what they consider the best, regardless of what their children want and what they like. So the best way to show your love is to respect children’s choice. Secondly, the children should responsible for their own life. Parents can company their children decades of years, but they can not company their children’s whole life. Parents can give their children advice, but teach their children to be independent is more important in their growth.
To sum up, parents can give their children advice, but they should respect their children’s choice. After all, children will grow up one day, and they must learn how to live independent and be responsible for their own life.