every year on the fourth thursday of november is thanksgiving day. it’s a festival for american and canadian with the purpose of thanks for harvest. while canadians celebrate on the second monday of october. i have a penfriend in america. he wrote to me his thanksgiving day last year. he told me that it was a time for family reunion. families would come back home to celebrate the festival together. most of the time it was his mother who prepared the dinner.
turkey is must for the festival. it looks like huge chicken. his mother also made pumpkin pie and many other delicious food for them. after the dinner, they talked with each other with the old thing or the future plan. he said sometimes they would invite some friends to share the happiness of thanksgiving day. in a word, he had a great time on thanksgiving day.
my opinion on cheating in examinations
it is known to us all that some students cheat in examinations at school.
as students, we often take examinations at school, but sometimes we have too many examinations which are too difficult for us. on the other hand, some of us are lazy and don't work hard at their lessons. so when taking examinations, they sometimes cheat in order to get better results to please their parents and teachers.
in my opinion, it is wrong to cheat in examinations because it breaks the rules of schools. we students should be honest and try to get good results by studying hard instead of cheating in examinations. what's more, we should improve our study methods and get well prepared for examinations.
when i'm free or in trouble, i always take out a book and read quietly. in no time, i've put my heart into it so that i'll forget all the troubles. it's in this way that i've formed the habit of reading in any time.
little boys as i was, i was interest in picture books and storybooks. i was struck by them. no sooner had i entered the middle school than i began to read novel, plays, and essays and so on. i found i could get much from them. little by little i took great interest in literature and last term i won the first prize in the composition contest among middle-school students in zhe jiang.
reading “the emperor's new clothes”, i had to let out a burst of laughter over his fool. “the little match girl” couldn't keep me from crying for her misery. “robinson crusoe” took me into a strange world full of danger. and i was also deeply impressed by helen keller's patience and perseverance… besides these, books also tell me other thing -how to be a man and how to tell the difference between right and wrong. in a word, good books can make me know what i didn't before. so i think of a good book as my best friend.
i'll never forget this famous saying,“good books are best friends who never turn their backs upon us.”