On Perseverance毅力
Behind every great achievement in anyone's life lies perseverance. We see this in every human endeavour. Outstanding sportsmen spend all their time practising. Their endurance is beyond imagination. The same is true of businessmen who build up for tunes. What we usually see are their achievements, but once we go behind the scenes we will find that they have put in a lot of continual steady efforts. We all have read of great musicians, writers and inventors who have created or discover ed br eakthroughs in human achievement. Invariably they have said that they owe all their success to perseverance. As to college students, quite a big number of them have become successful language lear ners through perseverance, however, a certain group of them just stop half way and their previous efforts turn out to be fruitless.
Of all the countless examples the saga of Colonel Saunders is perhaps one of the most outstanding. The 65-year-old man from Kentucky had a dream to start a chain of fried chicken restaur ants all over the world. To realize his dream, he knew that he needed a restaurant owner to go into partnership with him to open the first restaurant and to fry chicken according to the secret recipe he had. Colonel Saunders had knocked on 1008 doors before he finally found his partner. It is doubtful whether many of us would have had the perseverance to knock even a hundred doors.
From the above discussion we can draw a conclusion that success comes to anyone who keeps working perseveringly and lack of perseverance can only result in frustration and failure.
·In every human endeavour lies perseverance
* Sportsmen practising all the time
* Businessmen putting in a lot of efforts
* Musicians, writers, inventors created break throughs
* College students learning a language
· Colonel Saunders and KFC
· Conclusion
本文是一篇议论文。文中就“ 毅力”这一话题展开讨论并发表自己的看法。第一段中第一句为主题句, 以下的论述均围绕这一主题展开, 最后落实到学生学习一门语言必须有毅力才能成功。第二段中作者举了一个翔实的例子, 进一步论证毅力的重要性。最后一段结论是全文的归纳。全文用词得当, 语言流畅。
perseverance n . 毅力, 坚毅
human endeavour 人的努力
endurance n. 忍受力, 忍耐
beyond imagination 超出想像
The same is true of... ……也情况相同
go behind the scenes 去幕后
break throughs n. 突破, 惊人进展
invariably ad. 总是, 不变地
stop half way 半途而废
turn out to be fruitless 结果一事无成
saga n. 家世
Colonel Saunders 上校桑德斯
a chain of 连锁( 店)
go into par tners hip 合伙
sec ret recipe 秘方
fru st ra tion n. 挫败