Directions：For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay entitled My View on Examination-Oriented Education. Your essay should start with a brief description of the picture. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
My View on Examination-Oriented Education
From the cartoon above, we can see that a student is pondering deeply over a thought-provoking problem: Why did he forget all that he had learnt the minute he finished the test? Truthfully, a large amount of students have the same thought and feeling as he has.
From elementary school to college, students, teachers and even parents all strive for high scores, for getting good marks is the only way to gain access to good universities and well-paid jobs. Accordingly, students have high scores but low abilities because of cramming method of teaching, mechanical memorization, and learning without comprehension.
Unfortunately, the current examination-oriented education prepares students only for examinations rather than creative abilities. Additionally, being overburdened with endless exams, students may have their health ruined. Gradually it may also limit students’ thinking, narrow their imagination as well as hinder their ability to innovate. Consequently, it is high time for the government to implement educational reform, and figure out a comparatively sound educational system. Only in this way will students see a more colorful life.
ponder deeply over意为“深思”;strive for意为“力争;力求;(为获得或实现某事物)努力，奋斗”;cramming method of teaching意为“填鸭式教学”;mechanical memorization意为“机械记忆”;be overburdened with意为“因……而不堪重负”;hinder意为“阻碍，妨碍”;comparatively sound educational system 意为“相对健全的教育体系”。